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Cairns Aquarius

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107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Based on reviews on trip advisor, I chose this hotel and was not disappointed!. We stayed in a sea facing 2 bedroom apt on the 12th floor. Very spacious for 4 adults and 1 infant. Located on the esplanade, it was close to restaurants, pier (for boats to great barrier reef), shopping, supermarkets, etc. We loved relaxing on the balcony... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I did a lot of research on all hotels in Cairns near Esplanade before I booked and chose Cairns Aquarius since it had really good reviews. Let me say the reviews I read were absolutely spot on. My family stayed on 10th floor, room 64 - one of the premium 2 bedroom/2 baths apartment. Location: cannot get any closer to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Cairns Aquarius is at an amazing spot. It is located beach front, next to the war memorial. About a 4-6 minute walk to the swimming area and beginning of the boardwalk. There are tons of shops and eateries all around. Beware of the massage that is around the corner: they charged my father nearly $200 for a $40 massage claiming... More 

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Tarainjag for your lovely review and amazingly detailed review of Cairns Aquarius and surrounding area. Knowing that our guest enjoyed their stay with us is very rewarding. Hopefully we will one day see you again if you return to Cairns. Kind regards, Don and Annette More 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stayed on the 12th floor for a week over Christmas. View was lovely. No problem with noise from the Esplanade at all. Very clean apartment considering it was all nearly entirely white, so not an easy job. When we go to Cairns next time, will definitely pick a hotel on the Esplanade again because it's so convenient for restaurants and... More 

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cairnsaquarius1, Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Sonia B for taking the time to write a review and glad that you enjoyed your apartment. The pools are both scheduled for a full overhaul in the next week or so. Regrettable that the Spa pump burned out on Christmas Day but that has now been fixed. Regards, Don and Annette More 

maidstone
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We chose to stay at this apartment block due to it's proximity to the Reef Terminal as we were going out to Fitzroy Island for the weekend. We booked a 9th floor apartment and was definitely not disappointed. The apartment was luxurious, the view amazing and I could have sat on that verandah all day just watching the world go... More 

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Always rewarding to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. They are amazing apartments and your observation about the convenience and proximity of shops and restaurants is well made. Thank you for taking the time to share your Cairns Aquarius experience with others. Kind regards, Annette More 

Singapore, Singapore
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A very good base to checkout Cairns downtown area. The boardwalk is right in front of the Aquarius where you can do your walks & runs. Restaurants, eateries, supermarket & shopping walking distance. If you are planning to snorkel the pier is 10mins walk where most operators parked their boats. We have all our meals in the balcony facing the... More 

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you RickFun35 for taking the time to share your Cairns Aquarius experience with other Trip Advisor travelers. Your observations in regard to our location and views, really do encapsulate what make s Cairns Aquarius such a special place to stay. Kind regards, Don and Annette More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Aquarius was a fantastic base of operations. A very nice building with well-appointed apartments and free covered parking. Across the street from the beach and central to downtown Cairns. An easy walk to many restaurants and the shopping districts.

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Hattrick56, for your lovely revue. Apartment 66 is indeed a beautiful apartment, comfortable and modern with stunning views of the Marina and ocean. Featured prominently on our website it is one of our most requested apartments by returning guests. I completely endorse the sentiments of your review. The perfect location of the Cairns Aquarius building is without equal... More 

Brisbane
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63 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were 2 couples travelling around the country. We were given a 7th floor apartment facing the Mantra and ocean which was the best view. The place was very spacious and well furnished. Check in went smoothly as we arrived after 7pm and everything was there for us. The kitchen was great and we had fresh seafood on our deck... More 

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you L and R Brisbane for your excellent review. It's always very rewarding to be told that we have met our guests' expectations. You stayed in apartments 42 on the Southern end of the building and yes, the views are fantastic. All of our apartments face out to the sea with spectacular views from huge balconies. We are so... More 

Bellingen, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Aquarius apartments are ideally located on the esplanade. Our room had a fantastic view and a nice big outdoor area. The rooms were large and beds comfortable. It was great to have our own well equipped kitchen for meals in.

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Many thanks Mel B. Great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you also for taking the time to send in a Trip Advisor review. Hopefully we will one day see you return to Cairns Aquarius. Regards, Don and Annette More 

Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Have just spent six nights at the Aquarius and it was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in a premium apartment on tenth floor that had fantastic views, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Everything was organised with as least hassle as possible, including pre arrival and check in details. Excellent location with huge balcony overlooking esplanade, walking... More 

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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie H, Thank you so much for your "Fantastic" review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I completely endorse your sentiments in regard to the easy, no fuss check in system. The views and the convenient location are as you say excellent. Hopefully we will see you all again one day. Kind regards, Don and... More 

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