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Holiday Inn Cairns

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 66 hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a room for our family for four nights over the easter weekend. The good: * The "kids stay and eat free" policy certainly helped keep costs down and was a big plus for us * Terrific location close to restaurants and the esplanade * If you pre order breakfast the night before you get the full buffet for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely location. Close to everything, but just far enough away so nice and quiet for a good nights sleep. The room was light, bright and spacious. The bathroom was very small, but clean and practical. Beds comfortable and room clean. Staff friendly and helpful, good value and I would use this hotel again.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were offered an upgrade on our original tour agents booking to a room facing the sea with a huge wrap around balcony. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. This made our stay much better. We could see all the activity on the esplanade, over to the marina and up into the rainforest. The breakfasts were excellent but Unfortunately... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at the holiday inn cairns for 3 nights in a Superior Mountain View room at short notice due to island trip cancellation from cyclone ita. Our stay was also sandwiched between stays at the novotel oasis resort across the road. Room rates were near identical between the two. The holiday inn was far superior in many regards. What i... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had 2 bookings with Holiday Inn Carins in April 2014. First booking was for 1 night as we arrived from the States and were heading out on the Great Barrier Reef for 3 nights to do some diving. Our second booking was for 4 nights after our Dive trip. Check In was smooth and the rooms were both way... More

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Mulhouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent Hotel located closed to the center, shops, restaurants and the lagoon. Great amenities and staff very friendly. Huge Knowledge of the ladies at the Tour desk very appreciated. I highly recommend this hotel and would go back again if I go back to Cairns ....

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Bangkok, Thailand
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45 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well located hotel direct at the esplanade, close to restaurants, bars, muddy's playground etc. Hotel staff were great, with special mention for Sue at the bookings desk. However, the design of the hotel is very dated and lacks any atmosphere and character. The hotel rooms are of reasonable/smallish size, with minuscule bathrooms. Although they made the most of the atrium... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at the weekend with partner. Very clean and modern hotel. Much more luxurious than Holiday Inns back home in England. Great amenities. Lovely fish pool with barramundi and lobster type fish. Close to shops, lagoons and restaurants. Rooms cleaned daily along with bed linen and towels. STaff very friendly. Tour desk at entrance with very knowledgeable lady. Free wifi... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a total of about 5 nights for 2 weekends in Cairns. Excellent value for money especially if you are part of IHG members with complimentary internet access and late check-out option. Call the front desk if your plan is already set in concrete, if you want a restricted/non-refundable lower rooms rate. Clean and spacious room. Excellent front desk... More

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Matt R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Hi DeOttimista, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor, I appreciate the time you have taken. I am glad that you found our hotel great value for money and you enjoyed our convenient location. I will pass this onto our team to review, they too love to read their feedback/ We look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We searched through the hundreds of hotels on trip advisor... Still undecided, arrived in Cairns and this was the best location to everything (Esplanade a few moments away, lots of restaurants close by,$17 in taxi from airport) we were fortunate enough that they had availability for a twin room for the 3 days we needed. We were on 7th floor... More

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Matt R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Hi Brighton626, Thank you for a great 5 star review. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us here. I have to agree with you, the pillows are amazing and we always get such great comments about them. I will pass this onto our team so they too can read your great comments. If your travels bring you... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Cairns

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Cairns Hotel
Holiday Inn Cairns Hotel Cairns
Cairns Holiday Inn
Address: 121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Cairns
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#11 Family Hotel in Cairns
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holiday Inn Cairns 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Cairns is superbly located on the Cairns Esplanade only a five-minute walk from the shopping, entertainment and business center of Cairns. Featuring 237 comfortably appointed guestrooms, Holiday Inn Cairns reflects the ambience of the Tropics with breathtaking views overlooking the Coral Sea and rainforest clad mountains. The unique rainforest Atrium is designed to represent a mini rainforest surrounded by tropical plants, rock pools and Barramundi fish. The hotel also features a relaxing Lobby Bar, bottle shop, swimming pool, heated spa, large sundeck, fitness centre, tour desk, 24-hour room service, wireless and high-speed internet access, free undercover parking and Sirocco Restaurant, famous for its seafood and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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