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Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Ranked #12 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“free bus to the centre of Cairns”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

a bit out of the centre (but walkable) and there is an hourly bus to the centre that runs 10am to 10pm. Hotel has details for trips to rainforest and barrier reef and helped book tours which was great. luggage storage and friendly staff. nice pool. breakfast was expenseive we thought and no smaller option if you only want a croissant. huge rooms which are great. bathrooms could do with an update.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Staff friendly and helpful and show genuine interest in achieving client satisfaction. Hotel located Borth Cairns with easy boardwalk on the esplanade to the city and attractions. Hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stayed at the Mercure Harbourside for 4 nights in the leadup to the Eclipse.
Cairns was busy, very busy. The hotel was full, however the staff never made me feel like I was just one of the crowd. Similar to my previous stay here, the service was outstanding!
The room was impecably clean, the house keeping staff friendly and attentive and the front desk staff worked hard to ensure that everyone (including me) had the best possible stay.
The day time food options out of Blue Mango are a little dull after a few days, but the breakfasts and the evening menu are delish at Teshi's.
I loved being a little out of town (I have stayed in town twice before) and that little bit of distance takes the hard edge off Cairns. The shuttle bus is a godsend for trips to the CBD during the day. I would walk down in the morning, futz around, then shuttle bus back for some relaxing.
Wireless was fast and affordable.
I highly recommend the Mercure Harbourside and cannot wait to return.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This hotel was very clean and the staff were very helpful. The hotel is about a mile away from the main central business district but they offer a free shuttle starting at 10am. The only bad thing I have to say is that the food there is not good, I would strongly suggest eating elsewhere. Very helpful at booking tours in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

From the moment we arrived and was greeted by the check in staff we found all staff members to be extremely friendly and competent and would highly reccomend staying at this hotel,the rooms were clean the meals where excellent and location was great.

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Recently stayed at the Cairns Mercure during our trip to North Queensland. We stayed for two nights, enjoying not only our stay at the hotel but also Cairns. Reception was excellent, the manager being especially welcoming. Very nice room overlooking the bay which was well appointed, large and well maintained. The hotel also has a swimming pool which we used and found to be excellent. The hotel is about a ten to fifteen minute walk along the Esplanade to the restaurants and bars of Cairns centre, although the do do a shuttle bus into town. Ideally placed for the airport, being only a five minute taxi ride. We found Cairns a lovely place to visit and recommend the Cairns Mercure.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

Property: Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Address: 209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside! Formerly known as Mercure Cairns Harbourside, located on The Esplanade and overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a popular retreat for both holidaymakers and business guests. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean and hinterland views, the Holiday Inn Cairns offers 173 stylishly appointed rooms, each with its own private balcony. Guests can also enjoy a range of hotel amenities and services, including Teshi's Restaurant, Café Wine Bar, swimming pool and spa, 24-hour room service, 24-hour business centre, free CBD shuttle, and more. Just a short stroll into town along The Esplanade and less than 10 minutes drive from Cairns Airport, the Holiday Inn Cairns is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind in tropical North Queensland. ... more   less 
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