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181 The Esplanade

181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #41 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed four nights the first week , then a further two nights the next week. I was in Cairns on business - at the hospital - so staying next door was convenient. The apartments were very nice ; clean , tidy , everything worked. The views were brilliant at any time of day or night. Unlike many of the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is my first time to stay 181 The Explanade Apartment and it will be my last time to stay, I wont stay there again. The apartment is in my package by my travel agent, I have read those comments from website, most of comments was telling me that the apartment was so nice and clean. BUT IN FACT NO.... More 

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ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback , it help us to improve service quality also have a chance to know what guest think about us. please kindly note our holiday apartment is self-catering apartment, we will clean the room every 7 days for the guest who stay more than 7days, for short stay less than 5 days, we will not clean... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We book a two-bedroom apartment on the 8th level of this place. The room seriously needs an immediate renovation. The air-conditioner was beyond ridiculous, it can only operate in either the livingroom and the kitchen OR the bedrooms. So we were forced to stay at one place together until everybody agreed to move to the bedrooms/livingroom. The couches were disgusting... More 

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ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

It is pity you are not happy with your stay although I thought you might enjoy to stay at our apartment since you extended your stay one more night, you did not complain anything to us during your stay either. In fact we have given you free dishwash liquid and powder at your request. however, sorry, we can not give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment and it had 2 bathrooms which is great when with friends. The apartment was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The staff at reception were very helpful when booking in and when arranging for any tours such as the Kuranda Rail excursion. Any request was completed quickly. The view of the waterfront... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed here for 7 nights & honestly didn't want to leave. We booked & then I read the reviews & I was dreading getting there. I can honestly say we were all wrapped!!We stayed on the 8th floor & our room had a complete holiday feel & was spotless. Kitchen was well equipped & view from the balcony was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Brilliant self contained apartment with a balcony view of the ocean. Secure parking. 15 min walk to Cairns main street or $10 cab fee. Quiet location near to Cairns hospital. Would definitely stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I stayed here for a mini 4 day holiday was the perfect location great view of the water and esplanade, central to everything and the room was pretty nice too. Nice decent sized pool, sauna was great heated up nice and quick the spa is cold but other then that a nice place to stay. Was fairly cheap too! Deffinately... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the 4th floor for 6 nights. Room was large and clean with 2 bathrooms, one with spa. Had a great view of the water and mountains. Room is self contained and had everything needed to do quick tidy up yourself. The outdoor pool and spa were clean and well kept. There is free... More 

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Mission Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

stayed on 6th floor apart 25. oven shelves dirty, carpet had extensive stains throughout ,dining chairs were stained and dirty ,dishes were dirty., spa bath had to be cleaned before use and then didnt work. and exhaust fans looked like they hadnt been cleaned in months.when i complained to management there was no apology she just stormed out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stayed in a lovely 2 bedroom apartment at 181 The Esplanade in September this year. Had a great view over the water from the 7th floor. Apartment had everything needed for a great holiday including a private spa bath and outside pool, spa and sauna. The staff were very friendly and easygoing and happy to book any tours we wanted... More 

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