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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 #11 of 66 hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

We stayed at Holiday Inn Cairns from 1-5 July & 10-14 July. Really enjoyed our stay. The plus: - Location - within the CBD of Cairns and taxi fare to-fro airport was around AUD15-20. Pretty cheap. - Room was quite big, although the room at our 2nd stay could be better (shower place in the bathroom was too small for... More

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HICairns, Paul McMurray - Business Development Director at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Cairns on both occasions during your recent trip to Cairns. I was glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the hotel right from the location, the very positive feedback of the housekeeping department right to the laundry facilities the hotel has to offer.... More

London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

I stay at the Holiday Inn Cairns before and esp. after almost every dive trip I make to the Great Barrier Reef. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and I have often had the chance to stay in some of the front line apartments with view of the bay. Some items which I found helpful in general/as a diver:... More

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HICairns, Paul McMurray - Business Development Director at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Cairns and for taking the time to pass on your feedback. I was please to read that you always stay at the hotel pre and post your diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef. Thank you for also posting information on what works for you in the hotel and... More

Tel-Aviv
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

The hotel is very near the city center & the harbour Its a 15 $ 15 minute travel by bus from the airport (by cab its near 40$) The hotel has nice rooms; they warn you to be careful about ants and ask you to notify if you find some so they can take care of it inmediately....be careful with... More

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HICairns, Paul McMurray - Business Development Director at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Cairns and for taking the time to pass on your feedback. I was please to read that you had a enjoyable stay and you experienced the fantastic service our staff provided to you and the service which everyone working at the hotel prides themselves in delivering. Regarding transport from... More

Brisbane
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Had a very ageeable stay in a room overlooking Trinity Inlet. A bit breezy in the afternoon but well worth the cost. All round a great place to stay and close enough to the city without the nightime noise of the nightlife. Staff were extremely helpfull and a credit to the company.

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HICairns, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to pass on you experience at Holiday Inn Cairns. I was please to read that you had a enjoyable stay and you experienced the fantastic service our staff provided to you and the service which everyone working at the hotel prides themselves in delivering. As you referred to, the view from the... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
62 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

Cairns was the base for our boat trip to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and we had booked online from the hotel’s website for 1 night to stay upon our arrival and another night after our return from the GBR, 5 days later. The internet rate differs for both dates and we must say that the hotel offered more than... More

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HICairns, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I appreciate the time you have taken to pass this feedback on to us. I was please to read that you enjoyed your stay and the hotel; from the huge spacious lobby, the rainforest atrium, the spacious rooms with the wonderful views they offer and the service you received from... More

Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

Stayed here 7 nights for holiday. Fantastic location on the Esplanade. We booked an ocean view room and got a fantastic view. Room had twin double beds (was booked for 1 king, but they switched for us as we needed twin share), satellite tv channels, small but well appointed new bathroom, beach towels provided for hotel pool or reef trips.... More

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anthony_mahon, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback we really do appreciate the time you have taken to pass your feedback on the hotel. I was please to read that enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the location of the hotel, view from your room, the refurbished bathroom and the extra beach towels provided. I would like to refer... More

Managua
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

I spent a week at the Holiday Inn while on a business trip to Cairns. The location is fantastic- on the Esplanade, walk to the harbor, lots of restaurants nearby etc. The Convention Center is about 20-25 minutes walking. Service was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was pricey (like most of the food in Cairns) but... More

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anthony_mahon, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Cairns and for taking the time to pass on your positive feedback. I was please to read that enjoyed your stay at the hotel including the service provided by the staff and the fantastic location. I refer to wish lists. 1) Cheaper internet and 2) breakfast options. Internet -... More

Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

After having read mixed reviews here, we weren't quite sure what to expect. I was thus pleasantly surprised at how well things turned out for our 7 night stay here. We arrived at around 9am and our room with two double beds was ready for us. Our early check-in was smooth and quick. Room was functional and what you would... More

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anthony_mahon, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Cairns and for taking the time to pass on your positive feedback. I was please to read that we were able to provide a early check in for you when you arrived at the hotel, you were able to make the most of the view from your room, you... More

Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

We stayed at the holiday inn for 2 nights for our Honeymoon as we wanted to see a bit of cairns. The staff were friendly and helpful and we even got a bottle of champagne when we said we were on our honeymoon so that was a really nice gesture. The breakfasts were great too. But the room is another... More

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anthony_mahon, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback in relation to your recent stay at Holiday Inn Cairns. We really do appreciate the time you have taken. It is great to hear that you found our staff to be so friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed your champagne and daily breakfast during your stay. This positive feedback will be passed... More

London, England
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
160 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

Arriving direct from London after 31 hours travel, they checked us in straight away even though it was only 9 am. Our room was large and clean ( a small problem with ants as mentioned in other reviews but quickly dealt with). This hotel is convenient for the town and we were very satisfied with it. We always ate in... More

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anthony_mahon, Paul McMurray - Business Development Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Cairns and for taking the time to pass on your positive feedback. I was please to read that we were able to provide a early check in for you when you arrived at the hotel after your long flight as well as the your satisfaction with the hotel, the... More

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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
Amenities:
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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#11 Family 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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