The Piermonde surpassed all expectations.
In my opinion, it occupies the most stunning location in all of Cairns City. We stayed in a 2-bedroom 13th-floor waterfront apartment (#1302) overlooking the Cairns Inlet. Watching the sun set over the hills and yachts moored in the Inlet is really quite a spectacular sight to behold.
The apartment itself is centrally located, being only a 2-minute walk to the Esplanade (the main tourist hub), excellent international restaurants and bars/nightlife. It was brand new, super modern and absolutely enormous (140 m2) for a 2-bedroom apartment with ample room for the entire family. It was fully self-contained with 2 large bathrooms (one with jacuzzi), a well equipped kitchen, gorgeous furnishings and a spacious balcony. The toiletries were simply divine!
There are many excellent hotels in Cairns, and I, being a local, have stayed at most of them. The Piermonde is unsurpassed in terms of value-for-money (we paid $240/night) and is a fantastic option for those who prefer the extra space afforded by an apartment than can be offered by the conventional hotel room or suite. I highly recommend the Piermonde and would definitely choose to stay there again.