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6 Cedar Rd, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879 Australia
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Travellers' Choice
Sanctuary Palm Cove offers you the most spacious one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments you will find, all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and overlooking our natural lagoon. Sanctuary Palm Cove's apartments were architecturally designed to capture natural light and ocean breezes, they are also fully screened and air-conditioned for your comfort. Your apartment also has lift access and undercover basement car parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Highchairs available
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Adrian wrote a review Apr 2022
Patterson Lakes, Australia193 contributions97 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights in a 3 bed apartment, which was large, spotlessly clean, modern, and very well equipped. The quality was 5* and the location was perfect, a gated and secluded complex only meters from the esplanade and ocean. The service was very friendly and the environment friendly and quiet. The apartment wasn’t overlooked at all and felt like living in the forest with lots of wildlife. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Mark B wrote a review Apr 2022
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Absolutely fantastic again, been going for 8 years, missed the last two. Was concerned with the change of management - rest assured - all good. Gerhard is what you need. The place is amazing, spotlessly clean and well looked after. We are in two minds as to recommend Sanctuary as we want to keep this "our own private Sanctuary". Thanks Mark and Bronwyn
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Date of stay: March 2022
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MARY S wrote a review Mar 2022
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If you want a quiet and relaxing stay in Palm Cove look no further. The spacious apartment has everything you need, including fully equipped kitchen, beach towels and kids pool toys. The decor is lovely, beds comfortable and the surrounds are gorgeous with beautiful lily ponds. We especially loved the pool area which is large with nice shaded area and bbq facilities. I cannot recommend more highly
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Andre C wrote a review Feb 2022
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Great stay with family, huge apartmentments with quality furnishings,convenient location to restaurants and central to cairns and port Douglas . Gerhard and family had great advice and recommendations for activities to do in area . Fully recommend stay .
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Mike D wrote a review Feb 2022
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions2 helpful votes
The wife and I spent a week and a half here and it was fantastic. De-stressed and de-compressed thoroughly. Nothing was too much trouble and we fully enjoyed our stay. We had the apartment on the other side of the pool adjoining the lagoon. Thank you so much for making our trip such a pleasure. Just like most of Palm Cove the vibe was laid back and chill.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Ask for Apartment 22 - you'll be completely isolated
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ADH46 wrote a review Jan 2022
Beaumaris, Australia31 contributions58 helpful votes
Sanctuary Stayed here with family of four in the three bedroom apartment. Accomodation is fantastic, well stocked with all the appliances you need and extremely spacious. Staff at this family run business are super friendly and very accomodating. The pool area is great, clean and very large! Overall, a great stay and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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EAHood wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions47 helpful votes
Very tranquil setting with beautifully kept grounds, spacious apartment. We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment and I have to say the apartment was incredibly spacious, extremely well fitted out with lots of kitchen utensils etc. The appartment had the luxury of both many ceiling fans and a/c in each room if you needed it. Also having laundry facilities was great! Staff were incredibly helpful with communication before we arrived to anything we required when we were there! Pool is lovely and big with shaded area and all being a short walk into Palm Cove! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If staying for a few days, Coles delivery online is great for supplies if you don’t have a car as...
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Katrina B wrote a review Jan 2022
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This resort is set off the beach which detours some. Do not be mistaken this place has outstanding views of its own personal lagoon, stunning surrounding trees and wild life. The apartments feel like home and connect you directly to the outdoors. Super comfortable. Will not stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Notlob2015 wrote a review Dec 2021
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
We stayed in a 3 bedroom property. The bedrooms were double beds in each and therefore large. The entire property was clean, tidy and and fully airconditioned. The kitchen was superb. Highly recommended for a large family or up to three couples. The resort is just 3 mins walk to the nearest pubs and restaurants and is just set back a little from the main street which made it convenient and quiet, thereby making relaxing at the resorts pool idyllic and peaceful. The Labuschagne family running the resort were helpful with tips of what to do and where to eat. They even had a car that you can hire from the resort if desired.
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Date of stay: December 2021
AusTwo wrote a review Oct 2021
Sunshine Coast, Australia70 contributions44 helpful votes
There is no other place to stay in Palm Cove! We have stayed at Sanctuary before, and didn’t hesitate to stay again on this trip. The rooms are spacious and well kept. Beds are comfy and bedrooms have loads of room. As this property is behind closed gates, it’s a very safe environment. The pool area is just the best, complete with bbq and area to enjoy your bbq meal. Gerhard and family are awesome to deal with. Always helpful and always happy to chat also. Full of local knowledge (thanks for the tip to view the platypus from further down the track, under the bridge), and loads of suggestions on what to do and see in and around the area, and even further beyond Cairns. To fully enjoy this property and it’s surrounds, a week just isn’t long enough…but then again, neither is 2 weeks.. if we could stay for a whole month, we would.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
USD 234 - USD 468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary Palm Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Nearby attractions include Palm Cove Beach (0.4 km), Village Gallery (0.1 km), and Palm Cove Jetty (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include 27 Degrees, Espresso & Co Cafe Bar, and Beach Almond Beach House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sanctuary Palm Cove located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Palm Cove.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sanctuary Palm Cove?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Sanctuary Palm Cove have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.