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Marlin Cove Holiday Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trinity Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic in every way”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We stayed at Marlin Cove for 6 nights recently, in a deluxe 2-bed villa (4 adults and 1-three year old). The accommodation was very clean, spacious, and well equipped, the resort facilities were excellent with one of the best pools we have ever seen, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Trinity beach was a short walk, as were a good selection of shops. Overall this resort was excellent value for money, and we would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Good Morning,

On behalf of the team at marlin Cove Resort, we would like to thank you for sharing your positive comments on the Resort with the Trip Advisor community. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, and we look forward to seeing you again one day.

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

We stayed at Marlin Cove Resort for 4 days and found the resort and accomodation to be fantastic- very clean, modern and comfortable. Perfect for a young family of 5. The pool was great. The location is terrific- close to everything.

Room Tip: we stayed in unit 255- a 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the pool. Excellent.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Good Morning,

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Marlin Cove Resort. We appreciate the extra time and effort you have taken to share your positive comments with the Trip Advisor community.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Stayed Sept. 2011, my wife, self & close friend.
We arrived late Sunday, our taxi driver found our keys, apt. number, and instructions. What a good man.
The apartment was spotless and very comfortable, with welcoming pack in the fridge. Next morning, breakfast on the back patio was enlivened with the arrival of several roos, who knew all about breakfast (AND lunch, AND dinner). All very entertaining. The leisure pool and area was raked and cleaned every day, it seemed, but the sauna was out of action during our stay, a bit of a pity as we are all sauna enthusiasts. The staff were more than helpful, with advice, getting the wi-fi up, and in all other respects, cannot praise enough.
Although the site is a bit back from the beach, due to the wind while we were there, this was a bit of a blessing. Bus service into Cairns regular, comfortable and good value.
The Italian restaurant on the tee junction at the beach was really good, although when full (only once), service was a little bit slow. Still, when presented with the Pacific Ocean in the moonlight, who's complaining.
Enough to say we hope to return in a year or so. Just hope Trinity does not go the way of Palm Cove and get ruined by all the trendies, prices jacked up accordingly.

Room Tip: All looked pretty good, plenty of shade if you have a car.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Hi Stan,

Thank you so much for your review of Marlin Cove Resort. The local wallabies are certainly cheeky when it comes to food!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Marlin Cove resort during the first week of August this year. Overall we spent 5 weeks in Australia at 4 different budget holiday accomodations,but voted this our number one! The 2 bedroom (and 2 bathroom!)Deluxe Apartment we stayed in was very clean, comfortable and finished to a high specification for the price. We had all the comforts of home - large fridge with freezer/ice maker, full sized cooker, dishwasher and even a washing machine and tumble dryer. My husband/son were also pleased to find a decent sized plasmaTV with satellite. Add to this the beautiful lagoon swimming pool in its rainforest setting that was just outside our back door, we felt we got very good value for our money.We assume that the MCR charges less for it's accomodation than the seafront places at Trinity Beach because it's a 5/10 minute walk to the front, but for those who are able to make a short stroll it's considerable saving.
We were also impressed by the reception staff who sorted out a tour for us, and were refreshingly honest when poor weather made a trip to the Barrier Reef impossible.
If we ever come to Trinity Beach again, we would have no hesitation in staying at the Marlin Cove, and would recommend it to anyone wanting quality accomodation at an affordable price.

Room Tip: Ask for a downstairs apartment near the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Good Morning,

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Marlin Cove Resort. I have passed your comments onto the entire team, who I know will be as pleased as I am we were able to make your stay so enjoyable.

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Reviewed 10 September 2011

The Marlin Cove facilities were clean, comfortable and well suited for our needs. They were exactly as described. The staff was exceptional and as helpful as we have found 5 star hotel staff to be. Any issues (wifi connection) were dealt with immediately and effectively. The tour descriptions and recommendations were spot on. The personal interest the staff took in ensuring our stay was fantastic, helped to make it just that. When we had unusual requests, the staff was very understanding and helped to resolve situations with other organizations (like the Sky ride).

We thank the Marlin Cove staff for ensuring our holiday was successful and ensuring that our needs were met. (Even ensuring, as requested that both of the bedrooms had double beds).

Room Tip: If you let them know in advance of any needs or wants, I think they will do their best to accomodate...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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marlincovehr, Guest Relations Manager at Marlin Cove Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Hi Carol,

Thank-you so much for your positive review of the Resort, we loved having you guys staying here with us as well.

Congratulations again to your son!

Cheers :-)

Stephanie Angel
Guest Services Manager
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Property: Marlin Cove Holiday Resort
Address: 2 Keem St, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Trinity Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Trinity Beach
Price range (per night): $122 - $323
Hotel Class:4 star — Marlin Cove Holiday Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marlin Cove Resort at Trinity Beach is nestled on the far north coast of Queensland. This unique Trinity Beach resort is located on the Northern Beaches of Cairns and only a few minutes' walk to the beautiful Trinity Beach, restaurants and shops. The resort offers a huge saltwater lagoon pool with sandy beach, lap pool, spa, sauna, four bbqs, full size tennis court, games room and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marlin Cove Holiday Hotel Trinity Beach
Marlin Cove Quest Hotel
Marlin Cove Holiday Resort Trinity Beach, Cairns Region

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