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Waterfront Terraces

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   233 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
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Ranked #29 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had hired a car for my stay in Cairns so being slightly outside the centre wasn't a concern. All be it was only a 15 minute walk into town, a beautiful walk too through the parks and waterfront. The facilities were perfect. Clean and modern. As this was one of a multi trip destination having washing machine and iron.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Suppose to be four stars, I don't think so. Terrible smell in the unit, kitchen utensils were dirty, sofa bed was dirty and could not let someone sleep on it. Could not move us to another unit, and said we need to talk to the booking agent if we wanted any compensation... Not a good experience at all.

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The pool and gardens were lovely but we were very disappointed with these apartments. The maintenance is sadly lacking and they need a new cleaner. In addition, they could do with some modern sound-proofing. Having said that, the management was very friendly and helpful and moved us after a few days but the second apartment was no better. We will... More

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Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We took friends from UK here for a long weekend. Luckily, we found that the two bedroom flats are on the top floor which gave us an even better view of the sea. Our friends thought it was all lovely. The rooms were good, well-maintained and clean, beds OK and cooking facilities acceptable. Really no complaints at all

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Needed a place to stay in Cairns for a couple of weeks. Loved the feel of this one. A touch of heritage with the shutters and a beautiful outlook across the Esplanade gardens to the water. Good if you like to do a bit of plane spotting as the airport is nearby but not too close. A little bit of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Close to the airport and about a 10 minute walk downtown, this apartment was economical and perfect for our 8 day stay. Air conditioning, washer and dryer, kitchen with stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. All appliances worked fine. Comfortable bed and furniture. The tours we booked picked us up from the rear parking lot and all the taxi drivers knew... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed in apartment 1. Although the room itself was adequate, well equipped and probably represented good value for money, it was incredibly noisy. Putting aside aircraft noise, we were kept awake at night by water hammer and neighbouring air conditioning units going on and off. There was also a lot of noise pollution from the room above. We could... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The hosts were friendly and gave good advice on where the better places to eat were close to the apartments. Having come from the Jack and Newell, these are NOT luxury apartments. The location is North Cairns and is a long walk from the center of town. You will probably need a car to access central Cairns. The apartment we... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed here for 12 nights and while I find it hard to believe the 4.5 star rating it is very comfortable and the position is excellent. We had a one bedroom apartment on the 2nd level with great views over The Esplanade and Trinity Bay. Apartment was very clean with full laundry. Kitchen utensils could do with updating but were... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

we stayed yet again at Waterfront, really enjoyed it, loved the views and sea breezes from the second floor, tremendous 10 minute walk along The Esplanade into town; great management, worth the effort

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Address: 233 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waterfront Terraces 4.5*
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