We stayed here for three nights before going on a Reef cruise. The hotel was pleasant and we enjoyed the opportunity to eat at the different restaurants around the marina, which because they are below the hotel can be accessed without having to get soaked if it decides to pour with rain (which it does, a lot!). Good position looking out over the bay and the marina and a grandstand view of the flying foxes at dusk.
The big downside was that the hotel is arranged like a triangle, with only two floors of rooms. Great that it's not a high-rise so doesn't look awful, BUT with the only lift in one corner and our room as far away as it could be, halfway down the opposite side, it took ages to get to and from the room and involved a LOT of walking. Never seen such long corridors ever. No problem if you're young and fit (just rather annoying) but not good if walking is a bit of a struggle.
- 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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