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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Hotel in Cairns

Overlooking the Coral Sea, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers rooms with a private balcony and city, mountain or ocean views. The location was excellent, we could walk to the lagoon boardwalk easily and get to restaurants in about 10 minutes. We also booked a day at Kuranda Rainforest through a tour company downtown at the recommendation of the hotel concierge, who advised that it is easy to find a good deal by trying a couple tour companies and comparing prices. The room was luxurious, spacious, and clean. We tried the breakfast one morning, which was a bit expensive by my taste, but it was varied and not bad. You can buy a drink at the bar or even at a vending machine to take back to your room, which was fun. The hotel concierges were all very friendly and helpful.

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7.8
Good
3,546 reviews
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$130
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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Hotel in Cairns

The 5-star Shangri-La Hotel offers luxury accommodations with stunning views of the Cairns Marlin Marina. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi internet access. Really quiet, great location, lovely views and nice big rooms.

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8.7
Excellent
2,961 reviews
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$203
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Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Hotel in Cairns

Cairns Colonial Club Resort has affordable accommodations, 10 minutes’ drive from the city center and Cairns Airport. It features 3 lagoon-style pools, and a man-made beach. Very quiet, clean and comfortable

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8.1
Very Good
3,060 reviews
Price from
$86
per night

Sunshine Tower Hotel

Hotel in Cairns

Cairns Sunshine Tower Hotel is ideally located just 3 blocks from the city center and 10 minutes' drive from the Cairns International Airport. Easy check-in/out, good location. We stayed just for 1 night there so couldnt really explore but was a pleasant stay.

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7.9
Good
1,830 reviews
Price from
$94
per night

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

Hotel in Cairns

Centered around a unique rainforest atrium, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns includes an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant and bar. Some rooms enjoy ocean views from the private balcony. Personal Service and suggestions that suited us even better!

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8.3
Very Good
1,179 reviews
Price from
$137
per night

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Hotel in Cairns

The Novotel Oasis is a 4.5 star resort featuring a gorgeous lagoon pool, complete with a sandy beach, children's pool and a swim-up bar. I liked being able to purchase tours for each day of my stay at the hotel. Like other staff, the tour staff were most helpful. I was able to get a towel for the beach. In general the staff created a very relaxing stay.

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8.2
Very Good
1,759 reviews
Price from
$173
per night

Acacia Court Hotel

Hotel in Cairns

Acacia Court Hotel offers air-conditioned accommodations in a waterfront location on the Cairns Esplanade. The hotel’s large outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers. Loved the ocean views.. Position. Daily room service.. Parking when available... Great spot

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6
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2,053 reviews
Price from
$79
per night

Hides Hotel

Hotel in Cairns

Located in the heart of Cairns, and just 10 minutes' drive from the Cairns International Airport, Hides Hotel offers affordable accommodations, a 5 minutes' walk from The Esplanade. The location was strategic, easy access to everything.

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7.6
Good
1,262 reviews
Price from
$71
per night

Oaks Cairns Hotel

Hotel in Cairns

Located in the heart of Cairns on the Esplanade, Oaks Cairns Hotel is a short walk from the beachfront boardwalk and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, as well as restaurants and bars. Very clean, great service at reception, not a serviced option this stay but staff helpful and willing to provide any extra supplies, very good location

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8.2
Very Good
665 reviews
Price from
$144
per night

Crystalbrook Riley

Hotel in Cairns

Centrally located at the northern end of Cairns iconic waterfront Esplanade, Crystalbrook Riley features 311 stylish rooms and suites, three restaurants and bars including Cairns’ highest rooftop bar,... everything was excellent - room, view, overall service, breakfast, pool, Rocco bar

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9.2
Awesome
2,446 reviews
Price from
$236
per night

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A lush tropical paradise surrounded by the Coral Sea

Located in North Queensland, Cairns is an energetic city with lush, tropic surroundings. It is home to one of Mother Nature’s most prized creations, the offshore Great Barrier Reef. It is a haven for diving, snorkelling and adventure enthusiasts, with millions of visitors from around the globe converging on this tropical nirvana.

Several tour and charter boats depart from Cairns Pier to the Great Barrier Reef daily and Port Douglas. Buses from Cairns Central Station and the Freshwater Connection Station take tourists to the picturesque and tranquil Atherton Tablelands and Daintree National Park. Cairns Lagoon is a large man-made inlet overlooking the Coral Sea and is popular for swimming, picnics, a BBQ and sunbathing.

Cairns has shopping malls, cinema complexes and numerous cafés, eateries, restaurants, and traditional Australian pubs. A popular destination for backpackers, it has many bars, nightclubs and hostels scattered around Cairns Boulevard.

Atractions like Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, Cairns Rainforest Dome and Skyway Rainforest Cableway are easily accessible from the city. Cairns International Airport has direct access to Brisbane, Mackay, Sydney, and Darwin. Booking.com has a number of hostels, resorts and hotels in Cairns and Queensland.

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