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“Perfect location - spectacular views”

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Cairns Harbour Lights
Ranked #17 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location - spectacular views”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff always greet you with a smile. They recognise return visitors and always happy to have a genuine chat.

1 bedroom apartment on 11th floor with most spectacular view up the inlet and a perfect balcony for having a quiet drink and watching activity on the water - including around the cruise terminal.

Apartments are very well appointed. Great size with good kitchen equipment.

Only one small criticism is the need to push a button on the side of the tv to access free to air channels on the main tv.

Highly recommend Harbour Lights - perfect location. Wish I could move in.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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CNSHarbourLights, General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review.
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the room on the 11th floor suited you.
The staff were very happy to receive your great feedback as they enjoy the guest interaction and getting to know our regulars.
We hope that you have the opportunity to return again soon.
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Pine Rivers
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16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights on business's . Rooms are a good size and plenty of restaurants bars etc close buy. All the reef tours pretty much right at the front door .
Only short walk to Cairns CBD and casino

Room Tip: Request water view rooms as this hotel has a few
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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CNSHarbourLights, General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you for your great review.
We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at Harbour Lights in Cairns. What a great location, right on the boardwalk in front of the harbour. Shops, cafes and restaurants are all within easy walking distance so unless you plan to explore the region a car is not necessary. Our unit was on the 9th floor and we had great views of the harbour and back across to the city. The unit was well presented, very clean and serviced daily. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly stay here again on our next trip to Cairns.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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CNSHarbourLights, General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review.
I'm sure your review with help other travellers as it was informative and relevant.
The staff were also pleased to receive the positive praise, thank you.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Sydney
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great location and 30 seconds away from great barrier reef pick up. We booked through the 'boutique collection' (which was cheaper than going direct to the apartments themselves) but this meant the service desk was unable to help us with any enquiries, even providing us with toilet paper and shampoo. That being said, it was a great view (see picture) and a nice and clean apartment all round.

Room Tip: Marina front rooms - good view!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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CNSHarbourLights, General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Cairns Harbour Lights.
As you were staying in a privately managed apartment which is not affiliated in anyway with our hotel operation, the guest experience is very different than if you were to book direct with Cairns Harbour Lights.
Hopefully you'll be able to return in the future and will be able to enjoy the hotel and its full facilities and services as an Accor hotel guest.
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Norfolk Island, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Noisiest room I have ever stayed in, and I do around 70-100 hotel nights PA. Room faced Hilton and between the 2 hotels was a never-ending stream of coaches, buses, cars, taxis, delivery vehicles and mowers/leaf blowers. Room 317 to be avoided. Quality of interior and fittings was never-the-less good and the location excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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CNSHarbourLights, General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you for your recent review.
We're pleased you enjoyed the room interior and the location of the hotel.
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Melbourne
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193 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

You just can't beat the location along the boardwalk. It is close to the shops, the restaurants and a great starting point for all adventures. We had a one bedroom apartment and having the cooking facilities is really a bonus. We could save on breakfast and then splurge a little more on dinner. We had the marina view and woke up with the sunrise. Whilst the restaurants are below, the noise dies down about 9-9.30pm. Staff are friendly too.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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CNSHarbourLights, General Manager at Cairns Harbour Lights, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you for your great review and the level of detail that you have offered other travellers.
It's always great to receive feedback on our staff and it certainly assists them in striving to deliver a wonderful experience to our guests.
We hope to see you back for your third stay soon.
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Additional Information about Cairns Harbour Lights

Property: Cairns Harbour Lights
Address: 1 Marlin Parade | CityPort Harbourfront Complex, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Harbour Lights 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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