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“SPECTACULAR ACCOMMODATION”
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Cairns Aquarius
Ranked #26 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“SPECTACULAR ACCOMMODATION”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We travel often, at least two or three times every year and we have for years.
Without hesitation we all agree this is the best accommodation ever. Best part is as stated in other reviews everyone is so friendly. Self check in was easy but management was on hand to ensure that parking and direction to apartment etc. was a breed. We were in our apartment within minutes and may I say the apartment was as described in the reviews. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. We stayed in the pool/garden apartment. Great for the kids who spent most of their time in the pool and on the tennis court. This place has everything, like free internet in the apartment was unlimited and at one time we had four devices connected at the same time. In some of the hotels we have stayed at previously we have paid up to $40 a day for just one lap top. Car parking is free and secure under the building. Good restaurants and supermarkets and shopping is within a short walk from the hotel. Best of all on the night we arrived they had a massive parade and fireworks right out the front of the building,
We will definately be back and soon. We booked for six days but wished we did not have to leave. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you BrandOz for your "Spectacular" review. We are really proud of what the Aquarius apartments offer. Reviews like yours really do make us feel like all of our work is worthwhile.

Just brilliant that you enjoyed your holiday and your stay and that we can look to seeing you all again one day.

Kind Regards,

Don and Annette
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We got a good deal online and came up to spend time with family. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, from check in to check out. The rooms are a bit dated but overall lovely. Not to mention cairns as a city, friendly people, smiling faces everywhere you go, I guess it has to do with all the sunshine up this way. Next stop Townsville!

  • Stayed August 2013
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you "jayteeanders" for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review.

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you back at Cairns Aquarius one day. if you do return I recommend that you book one of our very modern premium apartments.

Regards,

Don and ANNETTE
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stayed at Cairns Aquarius with a mate to attend the Cairns races on ladies day/cup day weekend.We stayed 5 nights.Location fantastic on the esplanade between RSL and Barnacle Bills.Lots of restaurants as soon as you get to the street.Short stroll to lagoon pool and marina.Apartment was clean and well catered for with usual facilities. Also reasonable range of foxtel channels.Beautiful views of the Coral Sea from the balcony.Highly recommend if wanting to stay in the heart of Cairns.

Room Tip: Choose the slightly more expensive renovated apartments. I think we were apt 66 on level 11
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you James F for your review. You tell it exactly as it is. Large, clean, well appointed apartments with stunning views from a large balcony. Unbeatable Esplanade value in a central location.

If I was a visitor to Cairns I wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else.

Regards from Don and Annette
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Barossa, South Austraila
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Never done a Trip Advisor review but we picked Cairns Aquarius to stay on the basis of their reviews so only fair to give some endorsement. Every thing we read was absolutely spot on.
The apartment we stayed in 29 was spotlessly clean and much larger than we expected. everything was new and fresh. The views are to die for. Right on the seafront and next to everything. Restaurants, supermarket and shops. Pick up from the front entry for all tours and Reef Boats are just a lovely short walk along the seafront. We couldn't give this hotel enough praise and the managers were just over the top helpful and friendly. Early check in when we arrived at 6.30am. and extended checkout all at no additional cost.
With out a doubt we will be back.

Room Tip: Get a Premium. Well worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear MnM,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review and for sharing your Cairns Aquarius experience with others and agree that apartment 29 is indeed outstanding.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. In regard to early check in and check out, we will always offer this facility if the apartment is available.

We look forward to seeing you back at Cairns Aquarius one day.

Kind Regards,

Don and Annette
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We arrived late in the evening and checked with ease, when we walked into our apartment we were delighted, modern and spacious we knew we would enjoy our stay. This is a must the Aquarius is in the heart of Cairns and we found it a pleasure to walk along the esplanade and explore the sites and sounds.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you Andrew M for your very positive review. It is always very special for Annette and myself to know that our guests enjoyed their stay at Cairns Aquarius.

You tell it exactly as it is. large well appointed apartments with magnificent views. Conveniently located on the Esplanade in the center of the City.

We look forward to seeing you and your family back with us, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Best regards to you and your family,

Don and Annette
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful 3 day stay at the Aquarius, our apartment was very clean and beautifully furnished, with all the necessary extras and more to make ourselves at home.

It was a pleasure to wake each morning and sit on our large balcony with the view of the Cairns esplanade over breakfast.

A delightful and memorable stay in the heart of Cairns, we will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you Brian for taking the time to share your Cairns Aquarius experience with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return one day.

Kind regards,

Don and Annette
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a 12th floor 2 bedroom apartment. Whilst the room was partly new and still awaiting renovation in other area the room was big, comfortable and the view just spectacular with big balconies.

The shape of the block means all apartments will directly front the esplanade.

Free car parking and free fast wifi and a good price too. Excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013
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cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your excellent review. I took it for granted that a person with the pseudonym Karl Marx, would appreciate excellent value. I note that you stayed on level 12, which would be apartment 77. This is one of our standard apartments, very comfortable and, as you point out excellent value.


Kind regards,

Don and Annette
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Property: Cairns Aquarius
Address: 107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cairns
#6 Spa Hotel in Cairns
#18 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Aquarius 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Cairns Aquarius holiday apartment is the perfect holiday destinaton choice for your stay in tropical Cairns, Far North Queensland. Enjoy the accommodation convenience of a fully furnished, self-contained, waterfront holiday apartment in the heart of Cairns city. Stroll along the Cairns Esplanade, recline on a sun lounge by the pool or experience the breathtaking ocean views from your private balcony in Tropical Far North Queensland. All premium apartments have been fully refurbished. Book direct with Cairns Aqarius through our Web Site or call us. Troy and Elisabeth. ... more   less 
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