Fodor's Expert Review The Sovereign Resort Hotel

128 Charlotte St. Fodor's Choice

This attractive, two-story colonial-style hotel in the heart of town is the best bet in Cooktown. There are plenty of on-site facilities, including a large swimming pool, laundry facilities, car rental outlet, free Wi-Fi, the town's most upscale restaurant, and a sociable bar. With a wide front veranda and horizontal wide-slat shutters, the resort 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 balconies with views. The Balcony Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is particularly good, serving classic Aussie dishes and showcasing local seafood. À la carte breakfast is served daily on the veranda.

PROS

  • furnished balconies overlooking tropical gardens
  • airport/wharf transfers
  • terrific gardens, barbecue area, and pool

CONS

  • restaurant closed in wet season (November–March)
  • furniture needs updating
  • front desk closes early

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalFamily
Lively
Near the beach
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 07 - 4043–0500

HOTEL DETAILS

38 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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