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Vision Cairns Esplanade
Ranked #16 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Love this place - location, facilities ... A great family holiday.
Esplande is right there for a beautiful walk.
Kids loved pool and playground across road.
Apartment is new and tastefully furnished.

Very happy!
Plan to return

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Vision A, Front Office Manager at Vision Cairns Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thank you 916sarahd for your lovely review for Vision Apartments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved our location, and we are extremely happy to hear you'll be returning to stay with us again...please give us a call when you're ready to visit and we would love to help make your stay in Cairns as special as the last. See you again soon :-)

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this property! I corresponded by email to book, and then also to book tours. They were helpful and gave excellent suggestions! They upgraded us upon arrival which was appreciated, and the room we got was wonderful! So spacious, new, clean and beautiful. It was fully equipped in the kitchen, which made cooking easy (supermarket 10 min walk), but you can also eat out because you are in a great location - 5 minutes to many restaurants and shops.The laundry in room is huge plus if you are travelling around like we were. The pool was also really great, overlooking the Esplanade. All in all, I would highly recommend staying here!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Vision A, Front Office Manager at Vision Cairns Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thank you Isdavidson for your kind review. We loved having you stay with us and making your holiday memorable with helping you arrange your tours...anything we can do to make our guests stay at Vision more enjoyable puts a smile on our faces too :-) Please come and visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We just spent a week at Vision Apartments on the Esplanade in Cairns and loved it so much we are going back in April! We booked a three bedroom ground floor apartment with ocean views and close to the pool. The apartment was spacious and well equipped with everything we needed and all 3 bedrooms were a good size with air-con plus the main had an ensuite bathroom which was lovely and included a bath and separate shower. We didn't have much reason to contact management but on the couple of occasions that we did they were friendly, helpful and prompt. The location was fantastic, it was an easy walk to everything but still quiet. Thanks Vision for a great holiday we are all looking forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Vision A, Front Office Manager at Vision Cairns Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Thank you kindly for your positive remarks about us. We loved having you stay and are very pleased that you will be coming to visit us again so soon.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

There was 6 of us travelling to Cairns for the Total Solar Eclipse and we initially had different apartments booked but the week before I had a look at what was still available and Vision Cairns Esplanade was available. I then changed our booking from the other apartments to this one and am glad that I did. We all were!

The staff were excellent, they helped us book a tour (the day before) and car hire (on the same day) at the last minute (there must of be millions of people in Cairns for the eclipse wanting to do the same thing) which was excellent because there was 6 of us! We were lucky to get a 3 bedroom apartment cheaper than what we had originally booked and it was excellent, we had some views of the esplanade but that didn't bother us. The rooms were big and it didn't feel like we were on top of each other when we were doing our own things. It had a full kitchen and the apartment was serviced daily. The rooms are air conditioned and they do provide shampoo, conditioner and soap but only the small bottles that you find in most hotels.

The gym wasn't too bad and we used it a couple of times but one or two of the weight machines could probably do with an upgrade. There were 2 pools, one near the bbq and the gym and the other looking out at the Esplanade. They weren't very big but they was never overcrowded so it didn't matter to us. We spent a lot of time in the pool on the Esplanade because people didn't know there was a pool there when they walked past and would get scared when they saw a head just over the fence!

We also used the BBQ a couple of times but there probably should be a bit more lighting down there so you are able to sit down there and eat rather than taking the stuff back to the apartment. Not an issue though!

The location of the apartments was great, we were walking distance to all the restaurants and activities and it was great. A couple of minutes from everything which is good because there is no restaurant or room service available.

The price that we payed for 4 nights for 6 people in a 3 bedroom apartment turned out to be like $70 a night per person so we were very happy with this! 5* for value!

I would recommend staying here for anyone wanting to travel to Cairns but don't want to stay in a typical hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Vision A, Front Office Manager at Vision Cairns Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Wow, Thank you LeanneB_86 for your positive and informative review. We really appreciate getting feedback from our guests. Lack of light around the BBQ area has been noted, so thank you for that, anything we can do to improve our property or our services for future and returning guests is a bonus. We are so pleased you were impressed by Vision and our staff members being of great help to you during your stay. We aim to make everyone's holiday experience an unforgettable one.
We would love to have you all stay again, so please think of Vision and contact us when planning your next trip to Cairns.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great location - just out of 'busy area' but close enough to walk to everywhere
Apartments are well appointed, friendly managers
Muddies playground and Esplande just across the road
Nice pool
Very pleased- will stay again

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Vision A, Front Office Manager at Vision Cairns Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thank you Luvholidays_12 for taking the time to write positive words about Vision. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

The Vision certainly delivers everything that you would expect of a 5 star appartment with wonderful views & a great locality on the Esplanade.We spent 6 nights there finding Central Cairns, shopping, restaurants & attractions very handy. Our only negative was the cleaning where the attention to detail was a bit lacking ( walls & wardrobes with obvious large marks, carpet not adequately vacuumed - hence the rating ) Steve & Natalie the managers were welcoming & helpful - we did appreciate them allowing us an earlier than usual arrival time!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Vision A, Front Office Manager at Vision Cairns Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thank you maxton for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Vision, we do apologise for the marks on the walls during you stay in July 2012...but please note that Vision has recently undertaken a complete repaint of all apartments, to refresh everyday wear and tear. So your next stay will be a bright, refreshing one. We look forward to seeing you again on our next stay in Cairns :-)

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We recently stayed at Vision with our two children for 7 nights. Its a great location, easily walkable with kids from town and handy to bus and the espy. Pool was great and the apartments were roomy with everything needed for a self catering stay. Was great to have washing machine, dryer and we loved the fact that the apartments were serviced everyday.

Made things very easy. We felt reception was not overly accessable - wouldve been nice to get a good morning as you walked in the door but there was often nobody around. However, it was nice to be able to come and go independantly and the one time we did dial reception for an extra key, it was arranged quickly and easily.

Next time I would def try to get an esplanade/front unit as we were on the street side and the large hotel next door had its lights on 24hrs a day, so our room was very bright for sleeping at night and the traffic was pretty constant, being school holidays. This meant we didnt get the beachy tropical view we were hoping for, but acknowledge it was peak period and somebody has to have the street view units.

I would stay again - just on the other side preferably!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Vision Cairns Esplanade

Address: 125 - 129 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: $172 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vision Cairns Esplanade 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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