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Argosy On The Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

Great boutique style apartments, very spacious but showing their age with the need for updating. This is more than made up for with being positioned directly opposite Clifton Beach. Full length balcony was great place to relax.

Across the road from the beach, beautifully appointed unit with everything you could need. We had young adult children with us - the apartment was spacious and we did not feel at all cramped. It was quiet, beautiful and within easy reach of everything! The staff are absolutely amazing. Karen and Angelo are knowledgeable, helpful and most welcoming. I highly recommend Argosy.

Lovely beach front apartment building in quiet Clifton Beach. 4 levels with 4 apartments on each level. Cleverly built, i.e. you don't see your neighbours when on the spacious balconies, covered parking at the back, separate staircases, noiseless elevators, roomy apartments, open plan kitchen-living-dining... Although the apartments are a little dated, the furnishings were modern and bright, the beds and the linen were very good and everything was spotlessly clean. You have everything you need from all the kitchen equipment including dish washer, laundry with washer and dryer, air dryer for the balcony, iron, hair dryer, towels and beach/pool towels, nice outdoor furniture for balcony included even a lounge chair. The outside is beautifully maintained with nice gardens and pool area with outdoor furniture and bbq (spotless) with lights for evening meals. Nice big pool but the Spa pool was not heated. Managers Karen and Angelo are very helpful, knowledgable, professional and look after you as much or as little as you want. Great recommendation and booking was arranged for our reef trip which was a highlight. Weather was great in July, 27-28C, mostly sunny, one day of rain during our 10 day stay. Hopefully we can come back one day!

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. Palm Cove Beach is also 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the apartment, which is on the 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.

Room options

1 Bedroom Standard Oceanview Apartment

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

2 Bedroom Standard Oceanview Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

1 Bedroom Deluxe Oceanview Apartment

Queen 1 | TwinXL 2 | Sleeps 2

2 Bedroom Deluxe Oceanview Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 96 reviews