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Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Ranked #8 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
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“absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2005

We stayed at the Outrigger recently when my husband attended a conference in Cairns. We travelled with 2 children and the apartments were just great. The hotel has all the amentities you could ask for and is within walking distance of everything.

  • Stayed March 2005, traveled on business
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Oragne County, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2005

Right on the water. The Staff was extremly helpful. I got a upgrade for free. I would stay here again. I even would pay a lot more for the room. OUTSTANDING! I can not say enough! By far the best hotel in Cairns. If you dive it is close to the dive boats. And I do not work for them.

  • Stayed January 2005
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2005

we stayed at the Outrigger early 2005 and found this resort to be one of the best in our travels. It is located right in the middle of Cairns and is walking distance to nearly everything - only a few blocks. The room was great (apartment) and had everthing we needed.

  • Stayed January 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2004

What a great hotel! I don't know if it was an upgrade, but they gave me an "apartment" with a washer/dryer and kitchen! The staff is very friendly. It is very close to everything... no car needed, just your feet! The Courthouse bar next door is also nice and filled with very friendly people! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2004

We stayed here for 3 days last week. It was half way through our trip in Australia. We stayed here because we were able to get a 2 bedroom apartment that had a kitchen, living room and a washer and dryer. It was like being at home. Our rooms had an ocean view as the hotel is on the esplanade but we found it quiet. There is a travle agency in the lobby to book tours and there was also a restaurant with good food.This hotel has a good location. You can walk to the pier to go to the Barrier Reef. You can walk to all the restaurants and you can walk to the train station. A nice place to stay and the price was reasonable for what we got.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2003

We stayed in one of the studio apartments which had bedroom,living/kitchen, and bathroom, hair dryer, washing machine, dryer and huge walk-in closet space, with iron and ironing board. TV with remote in living and bedroom, overlooking the pool. Very close to beach and the shops, and a supermarket just across the road, easy access to most things and an undercover car park as part of the hotel with remote control access - nice and secure. The staff are very friendly, and the assistant housekeeper went out of her way to get us anything we wanted. Restaurant attached was a pleasant place to eat, with a balcony overlooking the beach, but food was a bit ordinary. Lots of other places to eat nearby. Only drawback to an otherwise perfect location was nearby Courthouse Nightclub with its outdoor movies and outside speakers icluding bass box! Take earplugs if you are a light sleeper, otherwise it's the quietest hotel we've ever stayed in - no plumbing noises ever.

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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 
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