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Cairns Aquarius

#4 of 67 Hotels in Cairns
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107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spacious and relaxing with beautiful views. Could have provided some shower gel or shampoo but plenty of bars of soap. Fully equipped and clean however no reception staff physically on duty but all you have to do is push an intercom button to get someone to come and serve you. The couple who came down were quite friendly and left... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can recommend the Aquarius in Cairns for a great family stay. The grounds are well keep. There is 2 swimming pools however there was no gym in the complex. However directly across the street was a public gym. The unit is on the esplande. Within a 5 minute stroll to the night markets, the man made lagoon and all the... More 

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1 Thank Cathy W
Coogee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (myself, my wife, and two young boys) stayed at the Cairns Aquarius from Christmas day to just after New Years in a large two bedroom, two bathroom apartment (#22) with a large balcony and ocean views from every room. The apartment was a bit dated in furnishings, however everything was clean and worked well. The Aquarius is quite... More 

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1 Thank Kevin I
Zurich
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom apartment with ocean view on the 10th floor and we loved it! Location was perfect for all activities, great big apartment, clean, close shopping stores and an amazing view in the morning. We all had a great time staying here and we will stay here again once back in Cairns again. More convenient than a... More 

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3 Thank tinyhunter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed in the 'family apartment' in the Aquarius. The view was great, the staff friendly and the apartments were a great location for a family with small kids - equi distant to muddy's playground and the Lagoon and close to restaurant and an IGA for those last minute grocery needs. I do however wonder what the point of... More 

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

Dear Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your observations in regard to the location. All apartments are equipped with six of everything. Wine glasses, glasses knives, forks spoons, cups plates etc. Masses of utensils, pots, pans etc and the kitchen itself... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nearly four years since we last visited Cairns Aquarius. Pleased to report that nothing has changed, still our favourite holiday retreat and we wish that we could come more often. Hopefully we will be able to do that in the near future when we retire. “Everything is fantastic as I remember from my last visit plus the added bonus of... More 

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3 Thank Tom A
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Tom A, for your excellent review. It is always rewarding for Annette and I to read that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Returning guests are an excellent endorsement of satisfaction. We hope that we will see you again return to Cairns Aquarius in the not too distant future. Regards, Don and Annette More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The apartment was clean and spacious with a beautiful view of the sea. It was also perfectly located for good restaurants, shops, the esplanade and marina. We were initially a little disappointed that there wasn't a safe but everything else about the apartment was great so it wasn't a big issue. The ladies on reception were very helpful and friendly... More 

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

Dear J Family, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Cairns Aquarius. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your observation of the convenient location is one of the main features that draws our guests back to Aquarius. Being close to everything and having the benefit of magnificent ocean views from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our first visit to Cairns, so first stay at Cairns Aquarius but hopefully not the last. Just the most fantastic 7 day holiday ever. The weather has been absolutely perfect and the accommodation beyond all expectations. For our family, husband and 2 young children it would be hard to imagine a nicer more convenient accommodation. The resort has 2 lovely... More 

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4 Thank Jane T
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Dear Jane T, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Always rewarding to hear from guests, that we met their expectations and that they enjoyed their stay with us. Delighted that the weather was good for you. July, August and September is such a lovely time of year in Cairns. Look forward to having you and your lovely family... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rampant, pathalogical lying is common enough in the hotel game but the Cairns Aquarius takes it to new lows. This is a nice enough place. It is quite liveable, clean and commands a great view of the bay. However there is a point where creative licence tips over into downright misrepresentation. Our apartment was careworn. The appointments were showing signs... More 

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

Dear MRE10, Read your review with some concern which was alleviated by the reality of the overwhelmingly positive reviews which we have received over the years. Ninety two percent of guests, who take the time to write a review indicate that they have been delighted with their stay. Indeed many of them return year after year. And no wonder, the... More 

Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We got into cairns in the morning and we were looking for places to stay for the weekend, thought I would try and give Aquarius a go and called them only to have the phone answered by a very rude man, didn't answer with his name, asked very bluntly when I needed a room, I said for tonight to which... More 

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

This does not reflect well on Trip Advisor or Cairns Aquarius. The author of this review rang late on Saturday evening and asked to stay overnight. When I explained that our minimum stay is for three nights (which is indeed the case) he told me he would take his money elsewhere. End of story! Trip Advisor should be a vehicle... More 

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