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181 The Esplanade

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #39 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honiara, Makira, Solomon Islands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Coolangatta, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Trip-advisor for 181 the esplanade cairns Apartment 2 Title: don't be fooled by their photo's Although spacious the apartment needs to be refurbished, a thorough clean in the meantime wouldn't go amiss. Superficial the apartment appeared clean however after looking closer the oven & the oven dish wasn't clean & the expel-air (above the hob) was greasy. The stale urine... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed here for work, this is most likely why I was disappointed. It's nestled amongst the hospital therefore about 1.5km from the nightlife. Rooms are very dated however spacious and have everything you need. Beds comfortable. Would be great for a budget weekend away with the family. Lovely pool and spa areas & waterfront is right outside. Please don't stay... More

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Brisbane, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed for 4 days and very much appreciated the roomy apartment, and all amenities. We had a view to the beach and over the pool. A handy little BBQ, where we cooked most nights. Very quiet, and a 10 minute pleasant walk to restaurants and bars along the Esplanade. So well positioned. Set up pretty well for cooking our own... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The 2 bed apartment was spacious and well appointed but quite dated, especially the bathrooms, although there was plenty of hot water and good water pressure which are the most important things in a bathroom! The apartment was surface clean but skirting boards were thick with dust, several light bulbs didn't work, the wall clock didn't work and the bottom... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The 2 bed apartment is great size and the location is not bad at all. Next to the hospital but no noise and an easy walk to town centre. The decor is just stuck in the 80's and whilst the bedding and towels are very clean, the whole place just needs bringing up to date or steam cleaning and bathroom... More

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Oakville, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Out of date and the lobby area has that old fashioned cleaning stink to cover smells. Apartments nothing to write home about, wouldn't recommend, it is right next to hospital and a long walk to restaurants and other cairns city attractions.

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

As everyone can see, we don't respond to many reviews on Trip Advisor and take the good with the bad as they come through knowing that we have done our best. I do find it particularly disappointing though that a very critical and subjective review can be posted by someone who didn't even stay with us. As you can probably... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed at 181 The Esplanade recently with family. It was difficult to find 2 bedroom accommodation in Cairns without booking an apartment, so this place was appealing. Should've done my homework and looked on a map just how close to the restaurants this place was, not close enough if you have small children, elderly guests or it is pouring rain.... 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*
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