We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Location, Central To Everything”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Ranked #8 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Location, Central To Everything”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very well located, we could walk to the Reef Terminal where a lot of our tours left from and there were lots of cafes and restaurants around for meals. The room was quite big and the bed was very comfortable.
The only drawbacks are that there is no daily housekeeping, which most hotels in this price range have. Given this, it would have been nice to have spare bin bags provided for after we emptied the bin the first time, and also more than 4 tea bags (you can buy more from reception, but it's cheaper to buy a box from the supermarket). Also, the room didn't seem to have been cleaned very well as there was still hairs from the previous occupants on the bathroom floor.
The other drawback is that there are often buskers across the road, which can be quite loud so we had to keep the doors to the balcony closed a lot of the time.
In general though, it's a good hotel in a very convenient location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank TigerTheBrave
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,476 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    513
    649
    205
    72
    37
See reviews for
371
595
89
176
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (217)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very large apartments managed to get free breakfast in cost fantastic breakfast service down in the resturant. Room over looking city can have a bit of noise from the back packers area at the back . over priced wifi should be free in this day and age, door on laundry broken , can rent push bikes from there. Decor a bit dated could do with a touch up but worth staying there .

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank wayne b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Cairns for the first time and were fortunate to be booked into he Mantra. We had a one bedroom apartment with balcony. Tastefully furnished with plenty of space. As newcomers to the area we were blessed to have friendly helpful staff on reception. Abbey, the office manager should be congratulated. Great location with walking distance to the lagoon and lots of fun choosing where to eat, as one only needed towalk out the door and be right amongst the al fresco diners. We will definately return!

Room Tip: we prefer an apartment as we like the extra space
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank shirley m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had an enjoyable 3 nights at Mantra Esplanade Cairns. The room was comfortable and had everything we required. Shower was a bit dated but was nice and was powerful. The location is brilliant - right beside the reef terminal for all trips to the reef or islands. It is also across the road from the lagoon and beside all of the lovely restaurants that Cairns has to offer. Everything was on our doorstep. We didn't use the pool at all as it was behind the building and didn't get a lot of sun but with the lagoon across the road, we had no use for the pool anyway. The staff were pleasant and helped us out with any queries we had. We had a nice balcony, air con & a fridge which all came in handy to dry off our clothes, keeping us cool, storing snacks and so on. There wasn't much noise, I'm a light sleeper and had no issues sleeping any night.

Room Tip: We just had a general king size suite. It looked out onto a park & the reef terminal. It was nic...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SOSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have just returned following a five night stay in a 2 two bedroom apartment and found Mantra to be a great spot to stay, and being in the city centre found it so easy to walk to the numerous restuarants and the marina. The in room laundry facilities were great, the beds were very comfortable and the view from the balcony delightful following a busy day. The staff were very helpful as well.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JW3011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excellent location, close to the lagoon, reef terminal, restaurants and shopping. 10 minutes from airport or train station. Close to bud stops. Excellent staff, great service. Wonderful views of the foreshore and esplanade

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Janet J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Having recently started a new client that will require monthly visits to Cairns, I had a good look at cairns CBD hotels on my first trip.
Mantra esplanade is clean and tidy with big rooms, nice views with reasonable size verandas and excellent friendly staff.
The restraunt food was great with a nice dining area.
If I wanted to be picky, the taps on the shower were a little loose, nothing a handyman couldn't fix in two minutes but something that should've been reported by housekeeping.
Great location and right near the lagoon.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 12821Kingy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cairns hotels
0.2 mi away
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
0.3 mi away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
0.2 mi away
Pullman Cairns International
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
Reef Palms
Reef Palms
#3 of 64 in Cairns
593 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hilton Cairns
Hilton Cairns
#5 of 64 in Cairns
2,232 reviews
0.3 mi away
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mantra Esplanade Cairns? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mantra Esplanade Cairns

Property: 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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#14 Family Hotel in Cairns
#15 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Esplanade Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra Esplanade offers a prime waterfront location, with stylish and contemporary accommodation in the heart of Cairns. 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. All rooms feature air conditioning, a balcony, cable TV, hair dryer, internet access (fee), iron and ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is also a 24 hour reception desk, tour desk, shopping complex, swimming pool, spa (not heated), exercise room and barbecue area. Wander across the road to the Cairns Lagoon in front of the Mantra Esplanade or grab a bite to eat at the many restaurants and cafes on your doorstep. 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 as it winds through rainforest and past tumbling waterfalls on its way back down to Cairns. Discover all the amazing sights and activities available in and around Cairns while staying at Mantra Esplanade. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, Ctrip TA, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Hotwire, Agoda, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Mantra Esplanade Cairns reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mantra Esplanade Cairns Hotel Cairns
Mantra Esplanade Hotel Cairns
Mantra Esplanade Resort Cairns

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing