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“Only Bad Part Was Having To Check Out!!!!!”

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Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Ranked #10 of 63 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I agree with another recent reviewer, but I won't steal their title “Great hotel, perfect location, friendly staff”, but it says it all.

If I was told I HAD to mention something bad, all I could say was how the pool was drained, but A) you can't do maintenance with water in the pool and B) while checking in the lovely lady on the front desk explained that to us and how Cairn's awesome free lagoon pool was located right across the road!

Hotel - The Mantra Esplanade was very clean, tidy and quite flash looking. It was also very quiet, which I loved. The rooms were very clean, tidy and very comfortable. The beds were very comfortable, the lounge had a nice flat screen TV and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need. I liked the positioning of the balcony, which allowed us to chat to out neighbours, and even lead to us going out drinking with the couple next door and their friends.

Location - The location was PERFECT! Mantra Esplanade seemed to be positioned directly in the middle of EVERYTHING! Everything was just across the road, or directly next door. This started with my love of watches, so I had to buy a watch from the lovely man at 'Princess Jewelers' right in the foyer of the hotel! Directly next door was 'Cairns Travel Centre' where were able to plan the entire stay in Cairns and book all of our day trips at once.

We used the free lagoon pool across the road, a number of times.

The shops were all around the Hotel. The many restaurants were all around the Hotel, with some of the best ones right next door.

The night market was right around the corner. The Casino was right across the road. The movie complex a short walk. The ferry terminal and wharf to check in for our 'Great Barrier Reef' dive trip was just across the road.

All the bars and clubs were across the road and just around the corner.

Again, PERFECT location!!!!!

Hotel Staff - All staff were lovely to us and consistent throughout our stay. For example, when checking in, we asked for advice about day tours to the reef etc. Instead of simply pointing us over to the brochure stand, the nice lady (sorry I forgot her name, but manager possibly owner?) instead came out from behind the counter and went through the brochures with us and explained them to us.

I always got a warm welcome from reception staff, when returning from dinner/markets etc.

As I mentioned in the title, the only thing that I wasn't happy about was having to check out, though at least it was to fly to Surfers Paradise :)

Thank you Mantra Esplanade. I really fell in love with Cairns and will be back to stay in the future, and finally try out the pool ;)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

location,location,location and not to mention the views, helpfull staff and clean and well apointed rooms makes for a great stay.
It's best to pay that bit extra a get an "ocean view room" the view is breath taking.
Very happy with our stay in a 2 bedroom appartment over easter. Will be staying here again for sure!
Thanks for the memories :)

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights and then one more night following a trip. Reception staff were very helpful and welcoming. Secure and free off street car parking is a real winner here. Rooms are great with plenty of space and a good sized bathroom. No comolaints with this place and location is fine.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Always uncertain when booking an unknown but most comments about the Mantra Esplanade in Cairns were favorable so we decided to try it and are so glad we did. We stayed there last month (March 2013) for 3 nights and it could not have been better. First of all the location is the absolute best but the rooms are nice with a balcony and the service was excellent. The staff made us feel as though we were being welcomed into their own homes. We would highly recommend the Mantra Esplanade in Cairns.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The location is nigh perfect. We stayed for 3 nights in a 2 room apartment, which is quite spacious and has a well equipped kitchen. Although the rooms don't come across as very classy and feel just a shade worn. But overall it still is pretty good. The staff is fairly helpful. It has a good pool area to relax as well, provided you find time to stay in the hotel in a place like Cairns! Certainly recommended for a stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in March. The location was brilliant close to everything. Check in quick and efficient. Rooms were a good size and had everything you needed. One downside to the hotel was that there was no free wifi for guests, however the hotel did provide a pc in reception that had internet access which was free to use. I would definitely stay at this hotel again if I took another visit to Cairns.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I would like to say how wonderful our stay was at the Mantra Esplanade. The staff (particularly Rebecca on the front desk) were all lovely and nothing was too much trouble, and the location was awesome - so handy to everything. We really enjoyed our stay and wanted to say thanks!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mantra Esplanade Cairns

Address: 53 - 57 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Outrigger)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#13 Family Hotel in Cairns
#15 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Price Range: $103 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Esplanade Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps away from the Cairns Swimming Lagoon and offering sweeping ocean, city and mountain views Mantra Esplanade offers a range of Hotel Rooms to fully self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments, featuring air conditioning, a balcony, cable TV, hair dryer, internet access (fee), iron and ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities. Onsite facilities include 24 hour reception desk, tour desk, swimming pool, spa (not heated), exercise room and barbecue area. In the evening, stroll down the Esplanade to the night markets where you'll find souvenirs, aboriginal art work, crafts, homewares and jewellery. Cairns is a nature lover's paradise and the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Take the SkyRail cable car and glide above the spectacular rainforest canopy to the laid-back market town of Kuranda. Catch the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns to enjoy more breathtaking scenery. ... more   less 
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