Just returned from a holiday with seven friends. We are all friends from Sydney who have worked together in the past, have families and went away for a fishing trip to escape the daily grind. We had an absolutely brilliant stay and cannot praise the hotel and staff enough. Karin on the tour desk was outstanding and arranged a brilliant fishing trip for us which we boarded at the rear of the hotel within a five minute walk. There are a number of great restaurants adjacent to the hotel on the pier including Dundee's which was worth the visit.
The guys all agreed that one of the highlights of the trip was the seafood dinner prepared for us by the team from the Shangri-La hotel restaurant. Damian the Manager and Aaron the head chef couldn't do enough for us. For a small fee they prepared four magnificent seafood dishes for us using the catch we brought back from the trip that day. We ate the freshest and most outstanding seafood meal, overlooking the water and agreed that the occasion would be remembered for a very long time. Aaron the head chef even took the time to explain how the fish was cooked and how to do it ourselves. We will remember this trip for a long time and the team at the Shangri-La are to be congratulated.
I should also mention that the accommodation package was very reasonable and the ocean views outstanding. We will definitely be back again and the guys are all keen to bring their young families for a visit during the school holidays. And if you are planning a fishing trip I urge you to contact the tour desk and speak to Karin and get her to arrange the trip and the dinner for you with the kitchen in advance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of Cairns, the Shangri-La Hotel overlooks Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and the lush green mountains of Cairns.The hotel is just ten minutes' drive from Cairns International Airport, and a short stroll to the Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns' premier dining precinct. The hotel offers airy, modern accommodations with elegant furniture and spectacular views. ... more less
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