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“Comfortable Choice if Price Right”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Hotel Cairns

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The Hotel Cairns
Ranked #38 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Queensland
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215 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Comfortable Choice if Price Right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Our family of 4 stayed just one night here before our flight home. We had two plantation rooms and these were most adequate for a short stay. The furnishings were nice, high level of cleanliness and good ensuite. The white shutters, tiles and outside palms gave a tropical feel. The location is good, easy to find, and just a short walk to stroll along the esplanade, visit the lagoon, shopping and night markets. Reception was pleasant but not as professional as most. Hotel facilities could have been communicated better in room - ie. there were hire cars and bikes on site but no details mentioned to customers - location of gym a mystery and things like pool hours, etc. also not communicated. Buffet breakfast was included in our room rate and we appreciated this - it was adequate but one of the poorer buffet breakfasts we have encountered. But certainly you won't go hungry. Would suggest that they try and keep the hot food hot and the coffee a little hotter than luke warm. A second choice of juice other than apple would have been good. Didn't try their other dining - there are many, many dining options available within a short walk. I did appreciate the fans in the rooms, as well as air-conditioning. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we got a competitive deal - as there are many other choices of accommodation competing with them along the esplanade.

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

An excellent place to stay. Reception staff were very helpful - and cheerful. As were the dining room staff. Rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. And the hotel is in a handy location, five minutes walk from the Esplanade and city centre. Recommended

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Tribulation, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Have been staying here regularly for years and you can't beat the $100 deal. Great North Queensland plantation design. Great location. Rooms are always clean. Staff are always attentive. Food is always good. Just wish I had more time to hang out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed here as part of a short package deal to Cairns. We stayed a lovely Tower suite. Extremely comfortable. This Hotel would have rated excellent but for an in diffent breakfast and greedy wifi charges

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Beautiful hotel centrally located in Cairns. Short distance to Esplanade and Night Markets. We only ever stay here when we are in Cairns and the hotel staff always look after us; but the real drawcard is the amazing Full Buffett Breakfast on offer. Secure undercover parking is also a bonus. Last time we stayed here we noticed a well known Australian actor enjoy breakfast at the this hotel; so the word must be travelling fast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Stayed at this hotel when touring Australia with my cousin. We found the receptionist very pleasant, and were advised we were being upgraded. There was a coach party due of Japanese tourists and the original room we had been allocated was in the middle of their rooms. We were given a tower room with balcony and found all the facilities of the hotel very good. We particularly found its proximity to the town centre and esplande good as we were walking everywhere when not on our trips to the Barrier Reef and Kuranda. Spotlessly clean,
Staff were pleasant but not overenthusiastic about helping with luggage.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Another win from this now popular hotel! Is unique and the restaurant has top food and top service nice and helpfull the Chinese girl at reception , exelente the service by I think one of the best manager in cairns clodio and awesome cocktail from the funny stange bartender Davitz

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Property: The Hotel Cairns
Address: Cnr Florence & Abbott Sts, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel Cairns 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Cairns, with its impeccably private and tropical ambience, is a 4 star resort hotel superbly positioned in the central business district of Cairns, one block from the famous Esplanade. Its architectural profile and exterior facade is one of the most beautiful examples of Queenslander heritage style, and is a popular talking point among many of the hotel’s visitors and guests. The hotel has undergone a complete remodeling and refurbishment to emerge as the classic accommodation of choice in Tropical North Queensland. Privately owned and operated by an Australian family, the Bakers, The Hotel Cairns is popular with international and domestic visitors and locals from the Cairns hinterland who appreciate quality and attention to detail. Set back from the street and well shaded by tropical trees and plants, The Hotel Cairns features a tour booking desk, a sparkling blue outdoor pool and spa, a modern, state of the art cardio gymnasium, a choice of function rooms, an onsite car park and a welcoming indoor/outdoor restaurant, The Plantation Bar & Grill. The Hotel Cairns is conveniently located just 10 minutes drive from the Airport, and an easy 5 minutes walking distance to shops and eateries in Cairns’ CBD. ... more   less 
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