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Koala Court Reviews

Read real-life reviews from past guests of Koala Court Holiday Apartments. 

“Comfortable apartment in a good location”

This was a larger than expected 1 bedroom apartment with a well equipped full kitchen, full bathroom with a washing machine and drier included. The apartments are very clean and well maintained.  A good walk to city or waterfront and close to shops, restaurants, the hospital and the waterfront of Cairns. With a pool, secure parking and welcoming staff they are good value.

Whitehavengirl43 – via Trip Advisor
July 26, 2016


Management treat you as an individual. Not only as a customer only. Friendly and I found out that we had few things in common. Not modern and flash but homely & comfortable n affordable

Peter Ladl – via Facebook
April 13, 2017

“5 Stars”

Great location, friendly and helpful staff, lovely and clean apartment with all the essential utilities. We’ll definitely be back to stay the next time we’re in Cairns. Thank you

Paula Laiman– via Facebook

August 22, 2018

“Highly recommended”

Awesome apartments & owners, Ruth & Andy go the extra mile.

Highly recommended.

Sue Hockey – via Facebook
August 26, 2017

“Home away from home”

Stayed here whilst celebrating Dad’s 60th. All the creature comforts of home and a great central location, close to the city. Well appointed accommodation with everything you could need for a great holiday.

Paul B – via Trip Advisor
June 19, 2018


Great ground floor apartment. Very comfortable for us three ladies. Enjoyed arranging our own breakfast and dinner in our apartment.Walking distance to town centre. Pool was great for a cool down after a busy day. Best part was excellent informative, helpful and welcoming service. Reading some reviews: It’s always easy to find something wrong with any accommodation, but for us we would be very happy to stay here again.

mieke215 – via Trip Advisor
April 13, 2018

“Great Value”

Everything you need for a holiday stay in the tropics. 24 hour supermarket around the corner and nearby gym included with tariff to work off the delectable delights that are too readily available. Ruth and Andy always very helpful and accomodating. Great value.

Jenny – Warrnambool, Australia via Trip Advisor
August 18, 2017

“A great welcome”

We stayed two nights in this hotel which has all the necessary amenities and whose managers are real pearls! Not to mention their top tips for visiting the area from Cairns, they were present at our call for assistance following a car problem. Another big thank you, without them the holiday could take a turn not very nice!

Glad A – via Trip Advisor
November 2, 2017

“Awesome Service”

Very nice couple, awesome service, I recommend this great place!
Clean and spacious apartment, nice swimming pool.

Celine Créno – via Facebook
October 30, 2017

“Wonderful stay”

Andy and Ruth are brilliant hosts who made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. They were very knowledgeable and helped us book trips that we wanted to go on making this hassle free.

The two bed apartment that we had was clean and spacious. It included every amenity that we would need – we found the washer and dryer very useful.

We had an amazing stay at Koala Court and hope to return when we visit Australia again in the future.

clarebear08 – London via Trip Advisor
August 24, 2017

“Clean, airy and spacious apartment”

Clean, airy and spacious apartment
We stayed in a 2 bed apartment on the 2nd floor for 5 nights. It was clean and spacious and well equipped for self-catering. The washer and drier in the bathroom were useful and there was washing powder provided. The aircon was efficient but slightly noisy. Andy, the owner, was very helpful. Not only did he respond immediately when we had a problem with the bathroom lock, but he helped us organise tours and gave us a lift to the marina so that we didn’t incur the tour pick-up charge. It is a 20 minute walk to the Esplanade, but that was fine for us and there are a wide range of local restaurants within 5 minutes walk. We would certainly stay again.

Karen D – via Trip Advisor
March 6, 2018

“Nice place to stay”

We stayed here for 2 nights and received wonderful service from who I assume were the owners, who went out of their way to help us. Stayed in a 2 bed unit and they were spacious and had everything you need. They aren’t new apartments but were comfortable and clean and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

kels_chris – via Trip Advisor
August 18, 2017

“Felt quite at home”

We had a large 1-bedroomed apartment. Not the most modern but clean, spacious and felt quite at home. Full kitchen, large wardrobes, decent sized laundry with washing machine. This would be quite suitable for longer-term stay because of its size. Our room was on the corner so could hear traffic but this is to be expected in a large, regional tourist destination. Close doors & windows and turn air-con on if too disturbing. One street over were some eateries and a couple of small supermarkets. An Irish pub is also nearby. Can walk to the mall for shopping. The Esplanade is walking distance where all the best eating is. No cons really.

Lyn R – Via Trip Advisor
October 24, 2016

“Very welcoming”

Stayed here at the end of our 2 week trip in Australia.
Very Welcoming and personable staff. the apartment was fully equipped with everything you could need. Including washing machine and dryer which were very welcome near the end of our stay.
It is in a good location, about 20min walk to central cairns. It has a night owl a 5min walk away which is great for picking up some essentials. It is like a mini tourist office also with plenty of tours on offer if you want. and the Staff were full of useful information.
If we come to cairns again we would definitely stay here again.

Leech29 – Via Trip Advisor
October 3, 2016

“Still our Favourite!”

This was our second stay in Koala Court and we weren’t disappointed. We arrived early and were able to drop off our luggage. Our luggage had gone missing en route so we were given directions to the local shops with advice about where to shop for cheap clothing and where to stop off for a good breakfast. Andy and Ruth also said they’d do their best to get our apartment ready early for us and indeed when we came back at around 11am we could get in. The apartments are well furnished and equipped. They each have a washer/dryer which is invaluable when you are travelling (and particularly when you have worn the same trousers for 6 days!). Beds are comfortable and rooms are quiet. Andy and Ruth are happy to help with booking trips, offering advice about things to do and placest to go and we can’t praise them highly enough. I know where we would like to stay if we visit Cairns again. This summer we have been to about 16 different hotels and Koala Court is still our favourite.

porkmummy – Via Trip Advisor
August 21, 2016

“Great place to stay”

We enjoyed our stay at the Koala Court Holiday Apartments. The apartment was spacious and well equipped and the location was excellent for us. There was secure car parking and access was easy. There are two small supermarkets about 100m away and several places where you can eat in or takeaway, also within 100m. It is a 15 min walk to the main Cairns Mall along McLeod Street.
Hosts Andy and Ruth are exceptional and nothing is too much trouble. The apartments are being refurbished and ours was yet to be done so it was a bit dated but it was very clean. We would happily stay there again.

Nelle06 – Via Trip Advisor
August 7, 2016

“We enjoyed our stay”

Koala Court was a great place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff and a spacious well appointed apartment. Washing machine, dryer and airier all provided. Location was within walking distance to the Esplanade and the central shopping area. Highly recommended.

Ros B – Melbourne, via Tripadvisor
August 12, 2016

“We booked again”

We liked it so much we booked the same room next year and added two more nights.

John McKeown – via Facebook
July 24, 2017

“Great Management!”

Love the couple that run it very helpful and so so nice

Lina Merlacco – via Facebook
August 17, 2017

“We would stay again”

We have been here for a week now and the management are the nicest people could do enough to make us welcome would stay here again.

Kerrie Anne Cherry – via Facebook
September 11, 2017

“Great place to stay”

I always book Koala Court every time I took my holidays into Cairns. My favourite place ??

Noutekh Whitfield – via Facebook

July 16, 2019

“Lovely owners and great apartment”

We went for a lovely few days in september with our family and another family. The owners were really nice and helpful with everything we needed. We used the pool, loved the apartment and all the facilities (we were halfway through a trip so the washing machine and dryer were really handy). The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and they had provided dishwasher tablets, cooking oil etc. There were three large bedrooms and a really big communal area. We loved the location and really enjoyed walking up to the night markets and eating next to the beach. Lovely stay.

Jenny29_11 – via Trip Advisor

September 27, 2018

“Really made us feel at home”

Andy and Ruth were absolutely lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. They were a delight to deal with and really made us feel at home. If you are staying in Cairns, this is the place to stay with plenty of places nearby to eat or great kitchen facilities to eat in. Totally secure. Thank Ruth and Andy.

Gina Siddins – via Facebook

September 1st, 2019

“A great stay in Cairns”

I enjoyed my recent four night stay at these well run apartments. I arrived after hours and was left easy to follow instructions. The apartments are large and clean. The air-conditioners kept the apartment cool. I appreciated some washing powder being left in the laundry and the well equipped kitchen. There was a bookcase with some books and a vending machine for snacks. You can book your tours at the friendly reception. There is a nearby convenience store

SunriseBeach4567– via Trip Advisor

December 2019

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