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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
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Have stayed at this hotel many times and each time in a different themed/layout apartment but all with great views. Higher up is better for the view. Get up early to see the sun rise over the water. Just glorious. Perfect location to walk around Cairns. Just a few blocks to the supermarket to stock up and cook dinner in... More 

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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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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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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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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 

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