We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 66 Cairns hotels

Cairns Aquarius

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
FREE WI-FI IN APARTMENTS
Save Saved
You added Cairns Aquarius to your Saves list
Cairns Aquarius
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
92%
Ranked #4 of 66 hotels in Cairns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Carole I Melbourne, Australia
  • Overview
  • Reviews (161)
  • Photos (111)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (44)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

161 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    117
    30
    10
    2
    2
See reviews for
90
38
1
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (44)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location and wonderful view. Staying in apartment 41, very spacious and well designed. Kitchen facilities are poor, not a full set of cutlery, chipped crockery, blunt kitchen knives. Had to remake the bed only to find sheets had black marks at the bottom, came out in the wash. Couches uncomfortable. No wi fi or hairdryer supplied had to buy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Apartment 41 is NOT an apartment that we manage in the Aquarius Building. I have asked Trip Advisor and the reviewer to have it removed as it unfairly reflects on our business. Don and Annette More

Qatar
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 2BR apartment with the balcony facing the sea. The rooms were very spacious with fully equipped kitchen .All shopping centres close by.Internet was frequently disconnecting & had to reset the router everytime. Ideal locatin & would rcommend friends & family.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Our thanks to you JAC622. It's always a delight to have positive feed back from our guests and to know that we have met their expectations. Not sure what happened to your WiFi but all seems to be working well now. Hopefully we will one day see you and your family return to Cairns Aquarius. Kind regards, Don and Annette More

Drouin, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first experience was an uncaring attitude from caretakers when we could not unlock the door! With their help and strength the lock was eventually forced open but with arthritic hands it was impossible for me and difficult for my husband. Each time we returned to the apartment we feared either breaking the lock completely or breaking the key in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

UNFAIR, UNTRUE AND UNJUST! Dear Jac622, I would like to set the record straight here. The receptionist in the foyer advised me that you were having trouble accessing your apartment. I went there immediately, less than 2 minutes. To me the door did not seem too difficult to open, however conscious that you were having a problem because of your... More

Exeter, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 6 nights last week. Originally I was very disappointed as I had booked for the 10th floor and we were given a room on the 3rd floor maybe it could have had something to do with that we arrived late from Sydney. However the room turned out to be very comfortable with good amenities and still had a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Dear Franelli, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We note your comment on the floor level. It is not always possible to guarantee floor levels, however we are very fortunate as all of our apartments have an ocean view and as you mentioned that even on level 3 you had good... More

perth
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed in a premium 2bdrm apartment. The apartment itself was fantastic - huge, newly refurbished, large TV, great couches, and the view from the balcony was spectacular. The location was right on the water, and very close to restaurants, and woolworths only a 5min walk away (although there was an IGA express around the corner). One thing to consider is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Dear b00yah, We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. As mentioned we have the best location in Cairns with fabulous views and close to everything. We note your comments about the "no consumables being left in the apartment." This is always a tricky one for us as many guests do not wish to see "left overs"... More

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excellent location. Stayed several nights in Apt 44 with a family of A2 and 3C. An extra folding bed was added to the main bedroom, for our younger child, it fitted comfortably, not cramped. Lots of room, good kitchen, great views to the ocean and Green Island on the horizon. Friends recommended it to use and I would recommend it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Dear Brianna, Thank you for your excellent review on Cairns Aquarius. We are always pleased to receive guests feedback. As mentioned in your review, the "lots of room" is a comment often mentioned by guests and especially appreciated by families with children. Lovely to know that you were recommended to stay with us by friends and that you enjoyed your... More

Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the 12th floor for 3 nights in June. The apartment really couldn't really be faulted. Excellent space and furnishings, very comfortable bed, lovely balcony - it really had it all. And right on the Esplanade near all the restaurants etc. Very reasonably priced - we booked directly through their website. We are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I couldn't agree more with your comments. Apartment 72 really does offer the ultimate in comfort and space. Fully renovated with all new furniture just last month, it really is just a delight to walk through the door. Regards, Don and Annette More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed here for several night in early June. location is superb - right on the Esplanade with loads of eateries nearby - short walk to Supermarkets, the Lagoon and the Marina. Stayed in Apt 24 on the 4th floor - very well kept with two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with a spa, ensuite, laundry, dining area and lounge room.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review. It's always rewarding to learn that our visitors enjoyed their stay with us. Hopefully we will one day see you back at Cairns Aquarius, hopefully in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Don and Annette More

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We (a party of 4, 1 couple and 2 friends) booked our stay here in early May. (Room 29) It was everything we wanted - impeccable location, so much space inside the apartment, all the cooking utensils and equipment, a seaview balcony where we can enjoy our breakfast or just a glass of chilled wine. We never met the owners... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Hi Cassie, Thank you for your lovely review photographs. We are always delighted when our guests take the time to share their Cairns Aquarius experience. Hopefully we will one day see you return to Cairns Aquarius. Kind regards, Don and Annette More

Newman, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at Aquarius the week that Cyclone Ita reared it's head. Firstly we were very impressed with the customer service here, Annette and Don respond to emails so quickly and friendly. We were in Apartment 3, not a new apartment, but my gosh the amount of room you have is amazing, we loved the balcony too. Lots of free... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Seadaz and family for your excellent review. I remember you and your family well. As you so correctly state, if you're going to get caught in a cyclone, a Cairns Aquarius apartment is about the best option. Immensely secure and strong building with a very large apartment, masses of space and privacy and every facility you will need.... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Cairns Aquarius, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Cairns Aquarius? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cairns Aquarius

Address: 107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Aquarius 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Agoda, TripOnline SA, HotelTravel.com and Otel so you can book your Cairns Aquarius reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aquarius Hotel Cairns

111 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (93)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
View from room (23)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (19)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Cairns with
any amenities

Amenities

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Family Hotel in Cairns #7 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Cairns Aquarius holiday apartment is the perfect holiday destinaton choice for your stay in tropical Cairns, Far North Queensland. Enjoy the accommodation convenience of a fully furnished, self-contained, waterfront holiday apartment in the heart of Cairns city. Stroll along the Cairns Esplanade, recline on a sun lounge by the pool or experience the breathtaking ocean views from your private balcony in Tropical Far North Queensland. All premium apartments have been fully refurbished to 5 star.Book direct with Cairns Aqarius through our Web Site or call us.Don and Annette ... more   less 
Number of rooms
19

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cairns Aquarius staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer