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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We arrived at Tradewinds McLeod and were quickly and efficiently checked in and shown to our apartment. The 2 bedroom apartment was light, airy and spacious, with everything we needed for our stay, and we were reminded that should we need anything more, help was just a phone call away. There were shops, a supermarket and restaurants just a few minutes walk from Tradewinds, and the complimentary Wi Fi worked well. We were so comfortable at Tradewinds that we did less sightseeing than intended, and instead spent more time relaxing at the apartment. When we did need a taxi, the office was pleased to call one on our behalf, and the taxis would arrive promptly. A balcony overlooking the swimming pool was a comfortable place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Everything in the apartment worked well, and the area was quiet and relaxing, so a good nights sleep was assured. All we needed to do was sit back and enjoy our stay! I can thoroughly recommend this property if you are planning a stay in Cairns.

Room Tip: Make any special requests at time of booking. Some rooms are poolside.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Carl L J
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Carl,
thanks for your great review. We are glad you found our apartments perfect for your trip to Cairns. We get very good feedback about our close proximity to shops and restaurants, not all hotels can offer this sort of convenience.
Hope to see you again if you come back to Cairns, just remember to book direct for the best price guaranteed.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Very family friendly, rooms were clean but a bit dated but value for money at the same time. A car is needed, luckily we had driven to Cairns so if you want to get around quickly it would be a cab or otherwise take some time and go for a decent walk.

Room Tip: Quiet location poolside with no night noise. Overall a great stay.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thanks for your great review. We are slowly going through rooms replacing outdated furniture, a lot have been done so far, still several to go, but the we are working on it slowly, its a process that will take a few years as funds and time present themselves.
We are also working on the common area putting in new paths, lighting and painting to improve the look.
Whether or not a car is needed is up to the guest, some walk into the city and back every day, some get a taxi, some get a bus from the bus stop over the road, some hire a car, once in a while some hire a bicycle, everyone is different.
Hope to see you again some day.
Everyone, just remember to book direct for the best price guaranteed.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent self contained budget accomodation for families. Apartment was clean and appropriately furnished. We (family of 2A/3C) stayed for 1/52, using apartment as a base. Relatively close to centre (public transport close by if one doesn't have a hire car) with shopping facilities within minutes walking distance. Management very friendly and most obliging. Highly recommended if looking for value for money accomodation without the bells and whistles. Thank you to Wayne for his hospitality

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Tradewinds_McLeod, Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

DrK,
Thanks for your great review, was lovely having you stay with us and we are glad our apartment met your needs for you for your stay at the price you liked.
We aim at the families on a budget with bare necessities so to be affordable for the people that don't want to or cant spend the big bucks for flashy Serviced Apartments with ALL the bells and whistles that half of which most people won't even use, yet we have most bells and whistles available at small extra charges ready to be used if needed to keep costs low for everyone.
As you probably saw while you were here we are always improving the hotel doing stuff around the grounds making it better all the time and acting on feedback from guests.
Hope to see you again one day, just remember booking direct gives everyone the best price guaranteed.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The apartments are well kept and clean. They are contained not serviced apartments. The bed is soft and comfortable for sleeping. You have plenty of privacy and independence. Fridge/freezer and utensils are supplied so you just pay a visit to the supermarket and get what food you'll need.

Room Tip: If you don't like climbing stairs ask for a ground floor apartment
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Euan C
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Euan,
Thanks for the great review, it was a pleasure having you here.
Yes we are self contained apartments, a lot of people tend to get self contained and serviced apartments mixed up, the difference is that self contained apartments are just that, self contained, and no daily room services or top ups of toiletries etc.. and are cheaper where Serviced Apartments have daily room service and toiletries top up and are more expensive because of this. If you don't need all these extra services then its cheaper to get a self contained apartment like ours.
Hope to see you again one day, just book direct, like you did, for the best price. The savings are quite a lot.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We've been returning to Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments for several years now, simply because we love the convenient location on the outskirts of the main city area and the spacious self-contained apartments, which are comfortable and well equipped for short or long stay holidays. There is a centrally located, shady garden with swimming pool, sunbeds and BBQ with sitting area. The staff are very friendly and helpful and are happy to assist with tour bookings and car hire. You will find a supermarket, delicatessen, bakery and a good variety of cafes and takeaways just around the corner and it's a short walk to the beautiful Esplanade for a leisurely stroll to the Lagoon and the many shops, bars and restaurants in Cairns. We've checked out many other places, but found they don't compare for a fully, self-catered holiday at such an affordable price.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms we've stayed in have been cool, quiet and more relaxing
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Tradewinds_McLeod, General Manager at Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for your review, glad we like returning here regularly, always good to see you again. The in room washing machine, dryer and full size kitchen is popular amongst guests as is the large sized pool, families of all sizes love it.
Hop to see you again in the future, remember to book direct for the best price.

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