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181 The Esplanade

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 66 hotels in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013
Richard T Burnley, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

These are serviced apartments, of a high standard located on the Esplanade but just far enough away from the centre of Cairns to avoid any noise but close enough to easily walk. Also the Manager Ashley helped with booking a couple of trips for us, using his local knowledge to ensure we met our objectives and also ensuring we picked... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a delightful stay at 181. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the fourth floor, with a lovely view of the esplanade. The rooms were clean, modern and comfortable. Ashley the manager, was extremely helpful in suggesting and organising tours and activities, though at times we did feel pressured to comply with his suggestions. We would suggest... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Stayed in a two bedroom apartment for work. It was spacious, clean, great facilities and very friendly and accommodating staff. Great views of the esplanade. Brilliant place to stay, highly recommend to everyone. Will be returning.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was our first holiday in Cairns. I booked this apartment because it was well priced, looked new and the managers were helpful and attentive. We asked for an apartment with a nice view and were given one on the fifth floor with ocean-front and esplanade views to our delight, as opposed to one facing hospital construction next door. The... More

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Lovely, spacious, beautifully kept apartments with lots of natural light. We booked late, and our apartment faced the hospital and the construction site next door. This meant that the view wasn't terrific (although there was absolutely no problem with noise or similar), and this is the only reason that I haven't given this review the full five stars. Everything else... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Every had one of those nights when you can leave the balcony door open, have the cool breeze awash your body as you lay in bed listen to the lapping ocean on the shore below. And have a great sauna in the complex too..............well that's 181 The Esplanade. The room was on the 10th floor, we left the door open... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The room itself was aging but parts like the kitchen were new. We were told we would be near the top with an ocean view but found ourselves on the 4th floor looing over the hospital construction site next door. There was some noise from that, but that's just how it is, and they were usually finished by 3 The... More

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Strathalbyn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed at 181 at the end of May, for 9 nights. This is the 4th time we have stayed there, so evidently we like the place. We have always stayed on the 7th floor, usually in the two bedroom apartment, No. 28. I must admit that the apartment could do with some refurbishment now, but it was still comfortable... More

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Rockhampton
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed at 181 for 6 nights from 2/4/13. Even though we arrived after 6 pm had no problems accessing our unit, We had 2 bedroom unit (16) on 4 th floor .. Unit was very spacious,spotless , well equipped with amazing ocean views,, easy walk to convenience store and a variety of eating options.. (I recommend going to Cock... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

I am a Cairns local and chose to stay here at the 181 Esplande this weekend just gone. My friends and I found it value for money and the staff both friendly and helpful. The Cairns City Centre isn't too far away however if you're not keen on walking you can get a taxi for a small price. The place... More

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Also Known As:
181 The Esplanade Cairns
Address: 181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cairns
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#20 Family Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
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