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Drift Palm Cove

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7.7

Fair (2,889 ratings)

Palm Cove, Australia - 

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420 m Vie Spa Palm Cove

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840 m Palm Cove Beach

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2.5 km Clifton Beach

Hotel Overview

Drift Palm Cove is a popular accommodation choice among tourists, situated in a picturesque location. Drawing from a range of user reviews, this hotel boasts a blend of positive features that guests love, alongside areas that could see improvement. Here's a breakdown of the good and bad according to past visitors.

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Hotel highlights

Fitness

Location

Pool

  1. Location: Nestled in a stunning beachfront position, guests often rave about the scenic views and easy access to the beach.
  2. Pool Area: The hotel's pool area is highlighted as a perfect relaxation spot, featuring a well-maintained pool that caters to both adults and children.
  3. Spacious Rooms: Many reviews praise the spaciousness and comfort of the accommodation, noting it provides a restful haven after a day of activities.
  4. Ambience: The serene and peaceful environment is frequently noted, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and unwinding.
  5. Customer Service: A number of reviews commend the friendly and accommodating staff, enhancing the overall guest experience.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Air Conditioning

Parking

  1. Maintenance Issues: Some guests have mentioned encountering maintenance problems within their rooms or the hotel's facilities.
  2. Wi-Fi Quality: A recurring complaint revolves around the unreliable and slow internet connection, affecting guests' online activities.
  3. Price: The cost of staying at the hotel is noted by some as being on the higher side, impacting the value for money perceived by guests.
  4. Food Quality: While some appreciate the dining options, others feel the quality and variety of food could be improved.
  5. Booking Confusion: A few guests have reported issues with their booking process, including miscommunications or errors that led to inconvenience.

Amenities

Kids pool

Kitchen

Microwave

Pool

Hot Tub

Barbecue grill

Free WiFi

Parking included

Parking included

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Total 2,889 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.6

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8.2

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booking

2,181 Reviews

7.6 / 10

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expedia

708 Reviews

8.2 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Fitness

Location

Pool

Cleanliness

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Nature

Sleep

Family

Bathroom

Kitchen

Atmosphere

Bar

Wellness

Spa

Air Conditioning

Accessibility

Parking

Gym

Breakfast

Nightlife

Entertainment

Wi-Fi

Food

Fitness was mentioned 137 times

14% Negative77% Positive

Reviews based on Fitness

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Bromas578 months ago

I felt compelled to write this after reading so many negative reviews. Both myself and my wife are in ours 60s and recently stayed at Drift for one week in early August. |We arrived there at about 11a.m. Our room was ready so the recptionist Fiona who by the way was so pleasant friendly and professional allowed us into our room early. We had a 2 bedroom family apartment which was, yes dated but was clean and comfortable, well equipped, had great beds, great shower and pressure and throw in a great wifi. |The pool ,the spa, the gym were all very good as well. The location was excellent within walking distance to restaurants, the pub, the shops and the beach as most places are in plam cove. |Sure there some locations in the building that smell a bit mouldy but you get that in the humid tropics. |My only unpleasant experience was I got locked in the bathroom when the door handle snapped but thats no ones fault. My grateful appreciation to the matience man who came to my rescue thereafter.|Value wise it was $1800 for our room for 7 nights which suited our budget. ||Overall we had a great stay and no complaints from us.

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Rosanne C8 months ago
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We checked into Drift today. First impressions of the room… it’s in DIRE need of a deep clean. The standard of cleaning is woeful. Hand prints/smudges on every door/wall and light switch. Tile grout as black as black. Toilets stunk of urine & had sticky urine build up around the back of the lid. Public toilets are generally cleaner. The shower looks like it’s never had a proper clean in it’s life- mouldy & dusty. No extra blankets for beds (it’s winter) so we resorted to using our pool towels as blankets. No mattress protectors on beds. The kitchen has the absolute bare essentials only. The obviously once white curtains are now a grungy shade of brown. The carpets need replacing - heaps of stains. Not exactly the relaxing holiday vibe we were looking forward to. The positives: great location, pool area is aesthetically pleasing, (but too cold to swim especially as no sunlight makes it to the pool area). The rooms are spacious. I wouldn’t return here. **edit** After speaking to reception staff about the unclean toilets & lack of mattress protectors, they promptly sent someone from housekeeping to give the toilets a clean & put mattress protectors on the beds- which they assured me should have been done. Whilst we appreciated this, I still think matters of cleanliness/health & safety should be a given, not a special request…

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 65

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Number of floors 4

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

34

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22

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9

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Vie Spa Palm Cove

420 m

Palm Cove Beach

840 m

Clifton Beach

2.5 km

Trinity Beach

4.5 km

Kewarra Beach

5 km

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Getting around

Redlynch Station

9.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)

12.5 km

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Restaurants

Underground Palm Cove

490 m

Nu Nu Restaurant

420 m

O’Donnells Irish Bar and Grill

910 m

Portofino Restaurant & Bar

140 m

Trinity Beach Tavern

5 km

Street View

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $4.2

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Coffee

$3 - $4.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.5 - $3.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$4.8 - $26.9

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.7 - $3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$3

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$83.7 - $119.5

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9 - $17.9

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9 - $9.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$2.4 - $3

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Public transport, monthly pass

$89.6

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1 - $1.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$20.9 - $47.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$12 - $35.9

Weather In Palm Cove

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Precipitation In Palm Cove

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Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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