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Mantra Esplanade Cairns

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   53 - 57 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4141, Australia (Formerly Outrigger)
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Ranked #21 of 66 hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at Mantra Esplanade for the weekend as a family weekend away. As others have mentioned it is in a great location with the Cairns Lagoon Pool just next door, dozens of great restaurants within walking distance, a fantastic boulevard board walk that virtually starts at the doorstep which includes various mini outdoor gyms along the way and... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Ralf M, It sounds like you had an excellent weekend in Cairns and made the most of the location of the property. Sometimes the pool here at Mantra doesn't get much use due to the proximity to the brilliant lagoon just across the road. It is especially reassuring to hear that you found your room clean, and that the... More

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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to stay 3 nights at Mantra Esplanade, and it was the best decision ever. As we did 2 tours, the distance between the hotel and the marina is less than 7 minutes walking. Everything is close to the hotel. The esplanade pool is less than 2 minutes walking. The bed was very comfortable.

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Vladimir R, Thank you for your short and positive review of your stay at Mantra Esplanade. It is great to see that so many guests appreciate the excellent location that the property is situated in. Kind Regards Colin McIntosh More

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are after a place in Cairns in the best location then look no further! 5 minute walk to marina where all fishing and dive cruises leave from, Woolworth's conveniently in street just behind it via walk through adjacent Courthouse Pub which has live music and cheap meals and drinks. 24hr McDonalds across road and night markets 5 min... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear FrogJoker, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It is great to hear that you had such a great stay at Mantra Esplanade. We look forward to welcoming you back to the property sometime in the future. Kind Regards Colin McIntosh More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights in a city view 1 bedroom apartment and could not fault anything. The bed was comfortable, bathroom clean, kitchen well fitted out, with plenty of space in the lounge area. There were two tvs, one in the lounge and one in the bedroom, however we did not turn on either during our stay. We had... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear sandra57Sydney, What a lovely review. It sounds like you had a fantastic time staying at Mantra Esplanade and made the most of the facilities and location. I love that you didn't even turn on the TV during your stay. There is just too much to see and do without reverting to watching TV. I have shared your positive words... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked to upgrade to an ocean view room (paid extra), which in my opinion was worth it. We were on an upper level, towards the side of the building, but still had a nice view of the park and water. At the time of our stay, they were replacing the carpets and the smell of the glue was strong... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Soakinthesun8, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Mantra Esplanade. The views from the balconies can be terrific with many looking over the lagoon, inlet, and the passing parade down on the Esplanade. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused by the laying of new carpet. Kind Regards Colin McIntosh General Manager More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Mantra as we wanted something close to everything and an apartment so we could cook our own meals. Mantra ticked all the boxes. The apartment isn't serviced however we knew this when we booked. You can pay extra for this service however really we didn't need it. We had a city view room although we were lucky... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear ClaireHicks_9, Thank you for your detailed review of your recent stay at Mantra Esplanade. I am sure that Trip Advisor readers will appreciate the level of information that you have provided. Also, thank you for the suggestions regarding larger coffee mugs and tupperware containers. Kind Regards Colin McIntosh General Manager More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Mantra for 3 nights. The hotel's location was very convenient, it only takes about a few mins walk to the reef fleet terminal, its near many shops, night market, extremely near the esplanade and it was also near to Woolsworths ( supermarket) , McDonalds. The view of the room was great ( facing the esplanade,sea) Just wished... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear TMH1234567, Thank you for once again highlighting the superb location that Mantra Esplanade enjoys. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay here. We have free internet available at the kiosk in the lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the complex from $12 per day. The free Cairns Community WiFi is just an added benefit of being located in... More

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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only spent 2 nights at the Mantra Esplanade, but it was perfect for us. The location was ideal - a 3 min walk to shops, restaurants and the reef fleet terminal. I agree with other reviewers that it looked a bit worn, but the location and the price more than made up for it! We were supposed to have... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear nmtlady, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Mantra Esplanade and found it to be good value for money. It is particularly pleasing to hear that the staff were helpful and friendly. We are working through most of our rooms getting new carpet and tiles laid throughout, which should all be completed prior to June this year. We... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our hotels through a booking agency, and requested upscale lodgings. Of the five places we stayed, this one didn't fit that label. It was OK, but perhaps a little shabby. We did enjoy having a balcony. It was clean and quiet. No housekeeping provided unless you paid extra. The location was very good, with shopping and several restaurants... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear kc1030, Thank you for your review. I do apologise that the accommodation didn't meet the expectations provided at the time of booking by your travel agent. I certainly wouldn't describe us as upscale, but certainly we aim to provide good quality, clean accommodation lodgings for all of our guests. Thank you for highlighting that the room was clean, and... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Checked into this place for a weeks worth of work in Cairns. The hotel location is exceptional, a short walk from anything in town including good food and super markets. Staff were friendly enough, room was clean. The main thing I would criticise was some of physical stuff in the room was a bit clunky (IE fan had only one... More

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mantraesp, General Manager at Mantra Esplanade Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Malchieb, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Mantra Esplanade. It is indeed a very handy location if you are here for business for a week. It has been highlighted many times that there is a vast array of restaurants within close proximity to the property, but we do sometimes forget to highlight that the Woolworths supermarket is also... More

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Also Known As:
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Mantra Esplanade Resort Cairns
Address: 53 - 57 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4141, Australia (Formerly Outrigger)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#17 Family Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Esplanade Cairns 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on The Esplanade, Mantra Esplanade Cairns features self contained accommodation with sweeping views of the harbour, mountains or surrounding city. Offering a range of comfortably furnished hotel rooms to spacious one and two bedroom apartments, Mantra Esplanade’s accommodation caters to a wide range of travellers. Facilities include Access to on-site shopping complex, barbecue facilities, Exercise room, Large tropical pool, Room service, Sauna, Spa & Tour desk. ... more   less 
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