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Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
Cnr Veivers Rd Williams EspPalm CoveQLD4879Australia
4-star beach apartments with a conference center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
Food could be better
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From 34 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove

from $83
  • Studio
  • Loft, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Executive Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Executive Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View
  • Family Apartment, 3 Bedrooms
  • Condo, 4 Bedrooms, Balcony

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 53 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 5 restaurants
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Weekly housekeeping provided

Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove’s small print

Also known as

  • Imagine Drift Palm Cove Apartment
  • Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade
  • Imagine Drift Apartment
  • Imagine Drift
  • Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Palm Cove Apartment
  • Mercure Rockford Esplanade
  • Mercure Rockford Esplanade Apartment
  • Palm Cove Grand Mercure
  • Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Hotel Palm Cove
  • Mercure Hotel Palm Cove
  • Mercure Palm Cove
  • Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade Apartment


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 44.0 per day

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 22.00 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs AUD 11.00

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove


  • On the beach
  • Palm Cove Beach (5-minute walk)
  • Clifton Village Shopping Centre (25-minute walk)
  • Clifton Beach (35-minute walk)
  • Great Barrier Reef (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Tjapukai Cultural Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Cattana Wetlands (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 28-min drive
  • Redlynch Station 20-min drive
  • Freshwater Station 23-min drive
  • Kuranda Station 31-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 74 reviews

Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove
great room!
Only stayed one night and wish we had booked longer. Great hotel and location. Only downside is the spotty wifi. Our favorite hotel throughout our whole vacation though!
sara, us1 night family trip
Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove
great for family travel.
The location is fantastic, we walked and did not have to drive unless we where leaving the area. Having two bathrooms is great with a family. I enjoyed the ability to create a separate sleeping areas then have it open and airy during the day. Plus just downstairs was a fantastic pool, restaurants, hair salon etc...
A Traveler, usFamily trip
Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove
Catherine The Great
Wonderful staff. If it wasn't for the kindness of the GM Catherine, we would have moved to another hotel. Like most Mercures, this was no more than a three star hotel situated in a private cove with very expensive shops and restaurants. The hotel is in dire need of a complete renovation and WiFi in Palm Cove is spotty and virtually nonexistent. But again, Catherine's kindness made our stay tolerable.
A Traveler, usRomance trip
Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove
Beautiful hotel and beautiful people
A gorgeous place to stay with amazing Tropicsl views in and out Lovely people that work here and nice clean tidy rooms surrounding a stunning pool and decked area Easily best value property in Palm cove,will be back again
Andrew, us3 night family trip
Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove
Very Good8.0
We'll be back
Really nice place to stay. Friendly chatty staff wherever we went. Room for improvement: The dodgy lift in building 2. Stayed three nights but our room was never cleaned or serviced while we were there. Despite this, a great location, well provisioned kitchen in apartment room and beautiful pool, and we would go back.
Gary, au3 night trip

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Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Palm Cove

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