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Cairns Harbour Lights
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   1 Marlin Parade | CityPort Harbourfront Complex, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Melbourne
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Couldn't ask for a better location, close to the shops, restaurants, boardwalk, activities. Service was only impeccable. The room we had had a kit he être, but with so many restaurants near by, who would want to cook for yourself. I would come back here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Excellent location - on the waterfront with convenient access to boat tours for sightseeing and diving - would definitely stay there again. The self contained apartment allowed us to prepare our own food or alternatively we could eat out at one of the nearby restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Gold Coast, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and definitely not disappointed. Staff went out of their way to help, and ensure everything was satisfactory. We got a good deal on Travel Zoo, but were not looked down upon, as have had experience with other accommodations. We had a balcony over looking the inlet, as opposed to the harbour, but still very nice. The room was spacious and very comfortable. I loved that the hotel was so close to everything, especially the marina where dive boats left from, as it made th e early morning start easier being so close. Definitely would stay again!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This hotel is in a fantastic location, close to the pier, great cafes / restaurants and the "city". The rooms are pleasant enough, and the hotel amenities are good - the pool is great, the gym handy and the BBQ area nice. The staff are excellent at servicing any request and I always felt welcomed. I stayed here for almost a month and would highly recommend this place for any business traveller or any holiday maker. Small criticisms would be there is no wireless in the room, only access to a cable internet. The second TV in the bedroom is tiny and quite pointless. The sauna seemed to be broken for the entire month. The bed was a bit of an issue - a king which was simply two singles pushed together and not that comfortable. The "doona" was also strange. Overall, though I would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very polite and courteous staff, check in all good. Staff very accommodating allowing complimentary late checkout. Nice pool, gym, BBQ area is handy. Good security around hotel.
Rooms are clean, new but quite sterile. Plain white paint on walls with minimal decor in the studio room. Tv is mounted high near the ceiling as the room is too narrow for a TV table, making it uncomfortable to watch. Walls are quite thin, some noise from neighbouring rooms easily heard.
The room safe's code does not reset from the previous occupant's code, so care must be taken to follow the reset instructions carefully before closing.
Car parking is a little tedious. Only limited parking spaces available undercover at $10/night on a first come basis. An overflow car park is available only when the first one fills, which requires coming back out of the carpark and entering a different carpark and obtaining a voucher to exit.
Overall tidy, reasonably priced accommodation in an excellent location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ocean Reef, Western Australia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment for 8 nights in May. The apartment was spacious and clean, the views over the harbour and towards the city were wonderful. The location was perfect within walking distance to all the city has to offer. Great waterfront restaurants and Dundee's is a must, try the soft shelled crab - yum!. Checkout the bats in the evening as they fly past the balcony it was awesome at least several thousand of them.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lakelands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were upgraded to a one bedroom apartment - very clean, spacious & new. Just wish we could have stayed longer! This hotel is in an outstanding position in Cairns - great restaurants nearby and a walk along the harbour is a must!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Marlin Parade | CityPort Harbourfront Complex, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Harbour Lights 4*
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