Excellent 8.1
Based on 33 reviews

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About On The Beach Holiday Apartments


Situated on the main strip of Trinity Beach, this nicely appointed apartment complex combines modern convenience and comfort with a relaxed, resort ambiance. It's a few minutes' stroll to local shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, and there are numerous outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, fishing, and surfing. Visit the region's famous Great Barrier Reef, and rainforests and national parks are all within easy reach. Guests are given the choices of garden, ocean, or beach views for their rooms. Each room is equipped with balconies, a kitchen, and living areas. On The Beach Holiday Apartments will satisfy all your household needs while you go and enjoy what the beaches have to offer.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • fishing

Land sports

  • tennis courts

Food & beverage

  • BBQ facilities
  • vending machine


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • library
  • shops
  • smoking area

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-13 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 13 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 23 km
Distance to Airport: 15 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Rooms : 43
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 18
Year Hotel Built: 1997
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.5
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for Money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 6.6

June 10, 2016
Beautiful ocean view apartment
Our stay at On the Beach property (Golden Cowrie) with ocean views was lovely. Staff were friendly, especially Lisa was so helpful. Since my baby was sick we had to change the sheets many times and they were prompt in providing us as many. Clean 2 bedroom with ocean view from the living room and the main bedroom. You dont even have to get up from the bed to see the ocean! They even have 2 bathroom. Pool was small, but who cares when the ocean is in front of you. The life guard on duty with stinger nets is right in front of this property ! I would come back.

Helen P.
May 05, 2016
Great place
really lovely, relaxing, great location and friendly staff

kim M.
August 16, 2015
On the beach indeed.
Beachfront apartment, pool, and spacious units.
If you want to have a relaxing staycation next to the beach, this is the right place. There's a few fully licensed restaurants maybe 100 m away. It's about 15 mins away from the airport and 20mins away from the city of Cairns, it would be better to hire or bring your own vehicle so you won't worry about transport. Overall, a good experience especially for us who wanted to have a nice and relaxing day on the beach.

greg P.
June 13, 2015
location location location
very pleasant

Tresna M.
May 20, 2015
a night away

Rod B.
April 29, 2015
Idilic location
Location, Comfort, Attention to detail
I praise the management and staff who went beyond expectations to assist us when my wife became ill. Their assistance enabled us to complete our vacation after medical attentions provided for my wife and the purpose of our visit to Cairns completely fulfilled. This facility is located in a fantastic location with a huge range of support businesses nearby. The apartment, it's bed and equipment were tops for us.

mark K.
United States
March 15, 2015
Great Value - Great Accommodations
cleanliness - convince
Great place to vacation but unfortunately due to a cyclone we couldn't take advantage of all the activities available.

Piyasena A.
January 07, 2015
Coooooool in the heat
Location, Comfort, Cleanliness
Very calm, comfortable and relaxed

Sau S.
Hong Kong
December 27, 2014
clean apartment
quiet and comfortable stay
nice staff and quiet environment

Sonia S.
September 01, 2014
Great beachfront apartment
View and ocean sounds, location, staff
Jane checked us in; she was smiling and very lovely. She moved us to the higher floor so we could have a nicer view. Meaning we would have to go up two flights of stairs but the view was worth it. We left the balcony door open with a screen door all day and night and we could hear the ocean. Was so nice and peaceful. Apartment is great value for money. A variety of restaurants nearby and a small supermarket that is overpriced and limited choice. We had a car so we drove 2 mins to the Nightowl supermarket for cheaper groceries. We cooked dinner that night and we had everything we needed. Made breakfast the next day too and sat on the balcony to eat it while watching the ocean. Loved the layout of the apartment. Laundry and dryer available with detergent included. Drying rack also available. The only unpleasant thing was a greasy smell coming out from the kitchen cupboard - i think the previous tenants did not wash their dishes properly. We rewashed everything before using and some felt quite oily. The greasy smell was stronger when the cupboard was open, but the whole apartment had a slight smell of grease which kind of went away if the balcony door was open.