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181 The Esplanade

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bateau Bay, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

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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Forster, Australia
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights. When we booked we were aware that we had 3 nights in one apartment and then had to move to another apartment for the last 2 nights. The apartments are not well equipped and did not have enough serving dishes or pots and pans. Also, it is advertised that wifi is available, but it doesn't... More 

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After spending 10 days travelling from Brisbane to Cairns 181 The Esplanade was our final stop. At $295.00 for a one night stay two bedrooms two bathrooms this was very disappointing. On check in we were told we were lucky we had one of the refurbished rooms. It did have a new oven, cook top, microwave and fridge, however a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The apartment itself wasn't bad. It was spacious and quiet and the distance from town no problem. As other reviewers have commented it is in need of a refurb especially the 80s bathroom and a good clean. Skirting boards were filthy. Very mean with the towels, only given one for the entire week. Only one sachet of detergent and washing... More 

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Address: 181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cairns
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