Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Great Barrier Reef Hotels

The Sovereign Resort Hotel

  • 128 Charlotte St. Map It
  • Cooktown
  • Practical Base

Pros

  • Good-value apartments
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi
  • Airport/wharf transfers
  • Terrific gardens, BBQ area, and pool

Cons

  • Restaurant not open for dinner in wet season
  • Continental breakfast buffet low on selection and expensive

Updated 12/04/2013

Fodor's Review

This attractive, two-story colonial-style hotel in the heart of town is the best bet in Cooktown. With a wide front veranda and horizontal wide-slat shutters, the two-story building has the air of a plantation house. Guest rooms and apartments are simply but smartly outfitted with tiled floors, lounge areas, flat-screen TVs, and furnished balconies overlooking tropical gardens or the Endeavour River. The Balcony Restaurant and Cocktail Bar ($$), the town's most upscale

eatery, is particularly good, serving classic Aussie dishes and showcasing local seafood and other ingredients, but only from April to October. It's open every day for breakfast, served on the veranda. The onsite Café Bar Bistro and Bottleshop serves light lunches, coffee and local beers; or you can chill out in the cocktail bar. There's a pool, a guest laundry, and a car-hire outlet on site.

Read More

Hotel Information

Address:

128 Charlotte St., at Green St., Cooktown, Queensland, 4895, Australia

Map It

Phone:

07-4043–0500

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Café closed Sun. No dinner Sun. and Nov.–Mar.
  • 31 rooms, 7 apartments
  • No meals

Updated 12/04/2013

Book A Hotel

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Sights

See all hotels in Great Barrier Reef

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Room

Décor

Service

Value

Advertisement