Stayed 4 nights at Holiday Inn Cairns in early April. The hotel is quite huge and well located. The hotel is one street away from the RSL club (which serves decent and reasonably price meals), 5 to 7 mins walk to McDonald, other restaurants, night market and shops, and < 10 mins walk to the Lagoon at Esplanade and Muddy's playground.
We were upgraded to the 2-double ocean view room, with view of the coral sea. The room is large enough for 2 adults and 2 young children. The bathroom ( a little small) comes with basic amenities with a decent shower (no bath tub). We were given 4 complementary bottled water daily. The 2 double beds were comfy and the air-con was quiet and powerful with good thermostat control. However the furnishing of our room may be a little dated but still reasonably maintained. We were given free WiFi (using our Priority club membership) but the signal was a little weak.
The in-house Sirocco restaurant serves good buffet breakfast. We did not try lunch or dinner (as there were many wonderful restaurants and café around the hotel).
The daily complementary secured car-park (with Priority club) located in the basement was useful. The check-in/out was efficient and friendly. The tour desk located next to the reception was useful.
Young children (or even adults) may enjoy the Barramundi feeding and it's something not to be missed. Feedings available from Mon-Wed-Fri at 1pm.
The swimming pool was alright but it needs a little upgrade as there were a few broken or chipped mosaic tiles in certain spots. The decent gym is located near the barramundi feeding pond. There is also a liquor store located near the swimming pool.
Overall a good hotel to spend a few nights. But it needs some minor upgrades or refurbishment in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, and a stunning natural setting amidst landscaped tropical gardens, the oceanfront DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns is just a short walk from the city center, and Cairn's business, retail and entertainment districts. The hotel overlooks the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, and is just moments from Cairns Lagoon and Cairns Casino. Enjoy easy access to Cairns Convention Center and lots of attractions, including the World Heritage listed Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. The Great Barrier Reef departures terminal is 100m away, and Cairns International Airport is only 10 minutes' drive from our Cairns hotel. Our onsite tour desk will help you explore the wonders of this unique region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Cairns Hotel Cairns
- Cairns Holiday Inn