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Argosy On The Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Sorry Judith, it took long time for me to write this. Loved your hospitality, loved the place right in front of the beach. Ideal place travel to Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, when you are staying for couple of weeks.

We've been coming to Argosy on the Beach for more than 10 years now. Our first trip was for a few days, and now we spend a few weeks. And we still look forward to our break with just as much anticipation as our first ever trip. We're like kids at Christmas! The days drag on until we finally fly out and we land at Cairns airport. The drive to Clifton Beach is a joy, through the cane fields, pass Smithfield, a couple of roundabouts and on to Arlington Esplanade and there's our home away from home! The units are all very neat, tidy, spacious and the Coral Sea breeze comining from the front keeps your units lovely and fresh. These are serviced apartments that deserve your inspection. We've taken our grown children there and had plenty of space.Argosy is close to Clifton Shopping Village, Coco Mojo Restaurant (delicious!), Palm Cove, bus to the City, or the drive to the city is only 20 minutes. There is nothing like taking an early morning stroll on Clifton Beach to watch what must be the most beautiful sunrise on the whole east coast. Take your camera.

Our stay at the Argosy was made even more comfy thank you to the gracious and helpful manager Judith Norris She went out of her way to insure our stay there for 11 days was a wrinkle free as possible. She even arranged for a special mattress cover to soften our bed. When we needed a cooler for a couple of days not only did she help us make reservations and recommendations for the interesting places to see, she gave us chocolate. The gardens are beautifully maintained, room large with great views. A perfect location away from the hustle of the more touristy areas yet near shopping. Pool, hot tub, shower with tub for soaking, walking paths along the beach and a reserve nearby makes for a relaxing stay. There were kangaroos in the back yard too. Highly recommended, we'll be back!

What a superb location just across the road from the beach, internally spacious with a high level of facilities and equipment...AC maintained comfortable temperatures throughout our apartment. We understand that the owner of our apartment had recently updated it. The manager of Argosy was most helpful. There is a small mall within 5 minutes drive and Cairns itself is only 30 mins away (avoid rush hour) So quiet when we were there even had wallabies in the garden loved it

Argosy on the beach is a first class place to stay. We are a family of 4 with 2 children aged 8 and 4 and we stayed here a week and had the most amazing time. We hope to return. The 2 bedroom apartment we stayed in was spectacular and had all the home comforts you could want from a holiday apartment. A fully fitted out kitchen with dishwasher, huge fridge, microwave and plenty of room. Eating tables inside and out. Two bathrooms so showering of an evening was made easier. Additional balcony at the back where we saw wallabies and other wildlife. Air con in all rooms and fans, washing machine and dryer brilliant weather.......i could go on :-) The views of the beach and hearing the sea whilst eating breakfast made our stay. The pool was lovely and the little pool perfect for our daughter. We also found the owner very friendly and helpful with tours and went out of her way to be lovely and make our stay perfect. The area is also amazing at present my favourite place in the world. Wonderful rain forest and fantastic coral reefs. Sad to be moving on but lots more to see and do in Australia. Hoping to return very soon and thanks to everyone we met at Argosy for making the start of our stay in Australia a happy one. :-)

My sisters and husbands stayed there for a week before flying back home to England. I stayed for two night to see them off, apartment was on the ground floor with easy excess to beach and clean pool, Judy the owner was accommadating set me up with a put-me up bed in the relatives apartments with no extra cost and at very short notice, the apartment was kitted out well a bit our dated but clean tidy, Judy was a good host and visited the sisters regulary, my wife and I will certainly be coming for a holiday soon,

We stayed between 23rd to 30th Aug (7 nights) with 5 pp - 3 adults, 2 kids in unit 9 (2 bedroom unit) Great experience. - The place has huge balcony with ocean views (through tress), you can hear the waves all the time. - The street is very quiet (very few cars passing) - The building (and rooms) is aged but well maintained, with everything provided, dish washer/air con, all bowls/plates/ all types of cups, clothes hanger etc. - The room is very clean when we moved in, absolutely spotless. - Karen is very friendly and helpful, the check out time is 10, but she allowed us to stay till 11:15 since we have a late flight. - The beach, Clifton beach is beautiful, it is the same beach that links to Palm Cove beach, but not as commercialized. You can see and walk for 20min to the Palm Cove Jetty. It feels like a regular living area as fewer people and you see people walking dogs and running in the morning. - The price is good value for money. - Nearby, 2-3 min walking there is a ocean side kid's playground. Check Google map, it is good.

We stayed 5 nights. Had a ground floor suite - good because you get a patio from which you can walk out onto the grass. Facillites and furnishings were high quality. The site is handy to Palm Cove if you want walk (30 minutes) or drive but has the advantage that it is quiet and less busy than Palm Cove. Close to shops for food and supplies. Surroundings are pleasant and the units are just across the road from the beach. We thought it was very good value. Internet access is free and reasonably fast. If you want fully self contained accommodation with easy parking then Argosy is very good.

We had a two bedroom apartment on the top floor, although one of the bedrooms was locked because we didn't need the second bedroom. Excellent privately owned apartment with all the facilities of a luxury apartment. Location was just what we wanted: quiet, close to the beach and very well managed by Karen and Angelo, who were extremely helpful with anything we needed. Shops are within a kilometre or so and there is an excellent restaurant just around the corner. Easy access to Palm Cove (a walk) or Cairns central. We will be back.

It was our 2nd time staying at these lovely apartments and another blissful holiday. What a piece of paradise! Quieter than Palm Cove, only 30 minute walk away though, Coco Mojo nearby for dining or cocktails, lovely large wrap around balcony in unit 9 on the 3rd floor, 2 massive bedrooms with king zip apart beds, 2 good bathrooms, great for couples or families, directly opposite the amazing Clifton Beach (great for swimming or laying on the beach), large comfortable lounge and dine, lots of fans and air cons, sliding doors to the front ent balcony, also a rear balcony off both bedrooms, kitchen is well equipped, peaceful and quiet, totally relaxing, surrounded with lush tropical gardens, fantastic inground sparkling pool, everything very well maintained! Very tidy group. Kangaroos always hanging out in the back gardens - very Aussie! Abs no complaints. Made our holiday amazing. Preferred staying here over Palm Cove as it's quieter and away from the hustle and bustle. Also close to the local shopping centre with Coles, Brumby's, alcohol - all you need. Can not wait to come back. Highly recommend these beautiful apartments - especially unit 9! Just stunning. Thank you!

119 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Argosy On The Beach places you next to Clifton Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Clifton Village Shopping Centre. This 13-room, 4-star apartment has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On the beach, the apartment is also close to Palm Cove Beach and Kewarra Beach.


The 13 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios. There's space to spread out with separate bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests staying at Argosy On The Beach enjoy an outdoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 22 per person one way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach apartment include a library, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 99 reviews