Excellent 8.3
Based on 46 reviews

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About Melaleuca Resort


Considered by many to be the Sea Capital of Australia, Palm Cove and the affordable Melaleuca Resort are certain to please the pickiest of travelers. A terrific value for the money, the 24 rooms at this waterfront establishment are certain to please those who wish to experience the wonders of Queensland without emptying their bank account. For the golf enthusiast, guests will be pleased to find that the Paradise Palms Country Club is located nearby, and so too are a myriad of dining and shopping options. For affordable accommodation that still maintains an air of luxury, look not further than Melaleuca Resort.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Car park
  • Airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • Spa
  • Massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Food & beverage

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours

On-site facilities

  • Garden
  • Library
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lockers

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 22 AUD
Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 25. Km
Distance to Airport: 20. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 24
Parking Fee (per day): 0 AUD
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.3
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 7.1

Kimberley D.
August 23, 2016
Great location, partial ocean view
Place is right across from the beach, quiet but right in between restaurants on the main strip of palm cove. Lovely swimming pool and lounging area. Friendly, helpful staff. Had an 'ocean view room', which had a nice outlook but only a semi ocean view really. Looking through palm trees you could see water. A higher up room might have better views. The room had a separate lounge and kitchen which was really handy, although the bedroom had no view. Overall this is probably a great option for those wanting to be very close to the sea with a nice outlook but without the cost of some of the other places.

Alan J.
August 01, 2016
Relaxation at its best
Great position in the middle of the esplanade with a short walk to any number of cafes and shops. It is a short stroll across the main esplanade to the beach. There are many tourist attractions within easy reach. It is not trendy in the sense of being stylish and "chic" but has everything you could want. If mobility is a problem then you may need to ask for a ground floor apartment. Staff were extremely helpful to the extent that they took us shopping on the day of our arrival. The pool and gardens are a delight and the quiet relaxed atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. One bedroom apartments only, so this would not suit those with children above the age of five.

Catharine F.
June 08, 2016
Well appointed comfortable units in best location
Friendly managers and brilliantly located well appointed unit with great layout. Only downside was the communal BBQ - a previous user hadn't cleaned it and fats on cooking surfaces had gone mouldy - thankfully there are plenty of public BBQs over the road on the seafront.

Ursula O.
March 26, 2016
Peace of Heaven
Wonderful locatiom.. Calm tranquil resort with lots of small restaurants...perfect posution to get to Port Douglas for Barrier Reef and short distance to Skyrail...thus giving u lots of choice and no long transfers...all units have full laundry facilities..such a bonus for travellers..well done Melaleuca Resort..

Anthony D.
United States
February 16, 2016
very bad taste in my mouth
the grounds, quiet
very disappointing and so glad to be gone. it's an average sort of place in an extremely tasteless little town. the restaurants serve bad food at very expensive prices.the waiters are so hurried and unprofessional they even forget to give you your change. at the end of my 3 days in Palm Cove I refused to eat at a restaurant there, instead I had a good Thai meal out on the highway by the shopping center. the management was very strange and intrusive at Melalucea Resort. I did my best to avoid the nosey, meddling female half of the pair, but couldn't escape her as I hoped to. in the end, when I asked a small favor of her, she showed her true colors and refused to help me with a small matter. I seriously recommend avoiding Palm Cove unless you like bad and way overpriced services... but if you must go, I'd steer clear of Melalucea if you value your privacy.

Debbie S.
January 02, 2016
Wonderful location, friendly and very clean.
Management were friendly and very helpful. Where the resort was situated was excellent. The undercover parking and cleanliness of the room was exceptional.
My stay was marvelous, Margaret and Stephen were very helpful answering all my questions and helping with transfers to and from the airport. . The location of the resort is in a prime position opposite the beach and bus stops extremely close by. I found the room to be clean and tidy with full kitchen facilities. . . I will definitely be staying there again and will recommend this resort to my family and friends.

maree P.
November 01, 2015
Ideal Palm Cove Stay
Location, Value for money, staff friendliness
We relaxed by the pool, walked along the beach and it was an easy stroll to the many eateries to try for dinner. Will definitely come back to Melaleuca Resort.

Peter P.
October 20, 2015
Palm Cove
Location Location Location
Very good, staff very helpful, comfortable room, good price, great location

Andreas S.
July 21, 2015
Not great
Location, clean, that's it
Average. Ok but overpriced. Like a hostel, but a very clean one.

Carol C.
April 07, 2015
happy traveller
Loacation, pool and garden area
We enjoyed our weekend. There were some minor maintenance issues in our unit that were brought to the attention of the managers and were dealt with.


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