My husband and I have stayed there on 3 occasions over the past few years. While it is very comfortable to us there are better prices for apartments closer to the CBD.
There most definitely is NO swimming pool which is a shame but when you see the layout out the units, there's no where to put a pool. The walk into Cairns CBD takes approximately half an hour but as we are walkers that hasn't deterred us from staying there.
The units themselves are great, 2 bedrooms, fully self contained and furnished, along with clean linen provided. They are all 2 bedrooms but if there are only two of you then you pay $90.00pn for two. If four of you and you utilise the second bedroom then it's $110.00pn. For the same dollar value closer to the CBD (Central Business District) you can have a two bedroom apartment fully self contained with swimming pools and much closer to the beach and shopping.
The QCWA was first started to help people to have a reasonable priced holiday but as they are on the same page as most of the other apartments in Cairns price wise and Cairns is hot and we don't wish to swim in the ocean, the apartments with the pools will win every time with us.
I have put that we were there in November 2015 because there isn't a later date and this field is required. In fact we haven't been there for 3 years.
The management is great, very helpful and obliging.