Stayed here for the last two nights in Jan 2013 and it was a lovely if not short stay in Cairns. Was here for a day trip out to a floating pontoon on the great barrier reef and to pick up a campervan to drive south to Brisbane. As a result did not get the chance to sample some of the hotels facilities. On arrival the staff were friendly and welcoming. Our room was lovely, bright and fresh with a partial sea view. It was modern , very clean and air con worked well which is essential in the overpowering humidity of Cairns. There are some shops/ bars etc within walking distance but really you have to go into the town centre. I like to walk and get my bearings when i arrive somewhere new but this was a mistake to try the walk to the town centre on our first night there, it is simply too humid if you are not used to tropical heat. The following evening we took advantage of the hotels free friendly shuttle bus which is a quick 5 min drive into town and you can arrange a pick up time also (it runs every hour). There is a good choice of bars and restaurants in Cairns so we had a great night out. The following morning we got up early to pick up our campervan but there was a delay and we realised we would not be back to vacate at the 11am checkout time. We called the hotel and they said not to worry they would push checkout back to noon to help us out and it did. Only negative about our stay is we did not spend enough time both in the hotel and in Cairns.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Cairns Harbourside Hotel Cairns
- Accor Cairns Harbourside