wanted to get in a long weekend and dive on the reef without the Port Douglas price tag so we stayed in Cairns for 1st time.
Got a great rate online for 3 nights with pool view & breakfast included.
Room did smell musty but that fades quickly with some fresh air from the balcony, and the room is clean. Bathroom a little dated but again, shower was hot and everything clean.
The selling point for Novotel Oasis is the pool area (with swim up bar) and the location (it's one street back from the main drag).
check in and all other staff were friendly, though some of the travellers working the pool bar were a little out of their depth, but you get your drink in the end!
Like others we were amazed at the amount of fruit bats in the adjoining trees, more amused at their antics than concerned. Use the free internet stations in the foyer to learn more about them :-)
It isn't a luxury option but it doesn't pretend to be. It's a great stop for a short stay & access to Cairns restaurants & the reef trips. I'd consider staying at the Novotel when in cairns for a short break again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the heart of Cairns the multi award winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on 2.5 hectares of tropical gardens and boasts the largest lagoon style pool in the city centre, complete with its own white sandy beach and swim up bar.All 314 rooms offer contemporary style accommodation with a balcony or terrace overlooking the city, gardens or pool. Facilities also include a free web corner with the latest IMAC technology, free wi fi (lobby area only), 24 hour in balance gym, onsite hairdresser and Massage & Beauty. The hotel also offers 24 hour room service and reception.Mizuna Restaurant offers buffet breakfast daily and of an evening boasts modern À la carte dining. Aqua Bar serves afternoon drinks, lunch and light bites by the pool whilst Novo Bar opens at 5:00pm daily for pre-dinner cocktails, evening drinks or night time snack menu.The hotel is within walking distance to the Reef Casino and Reef Terminal and only one block from both the Esplanade including 'Muddy’s', Cairns modern, fun, safe playground and parkland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Cairns Oasis Hotel Cairns
- Oasis Cairns
- Accor Cairns Oasis Hotel
- Cairns Novotel
- Oasis Resort Cairns
- Oasis Hotel Cairns