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Cairns Plaza Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. There's a coin operated Washer/Drier and the Front desk sells detergent. Pool area is nice too. It's located right by the boardwalk and is only a ten minute walk from the central shopping area and marina.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is well positioned on the esplanade and just a short stroll to the Night market, the terminal for Barrier Reef trips and other amenities. The room we had, with ocean view, was spacious and comfortable. The reception staff were welcoming and helpful. I would stay there again.

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Thank 610jeff
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had some problems with our air conditioning and lighting that were never resolved during our stay. The room was clean and the location was great. About a 15 walk to the pier for excursions, and restaurants.

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Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveled with family to Cairns for 3 days and stayed at this hotel. Overall great experience all round. The room we got is very clean and tidy. Bed is also very comfortable. We also had an amazing ocean view. The location was great, although does take 10 mins (three-quarters of a mile) to walk to the city center and pier....

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Thank Cheng Kang W
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We absolutely loved this place!! We even stayed an extra day! Even the additional day last minute price was unbeatable for the location. There is no better location than this! Close to everything, walking distance, and easy in/out from the city. We have already scheduled our last night here before flying out in a couple of weeks and looking forward...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place, very clean and tidy. Close to all local hot spots. Lovely employees with good local knowledge of places to see. Could be better continental breakfast, with a selection of cold cuts and also croissants.

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Thank rosiebrown56
China
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend and I travel to carins while stay this hotel 2 days, it definatetly beyond our expectation. This hotel have nice location, closing to seaside, stuffs are kind and helpful while room is tidy and comfortable.

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1Thank Benson L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this hotel for my family and I after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. After staying here, my thoughts are mixed, so I will break down the review in to sub catagories. LOCATION: Great, located right on the Esplenade. A 15 minute walk to where the boat trips depart from. But definitely quieter than being any closer than that....

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1Thank James K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location & view from hotel balcony, specifically from the ocean view suite. Overall a very good place to stay in Cairns. Nearby shops, ferry wharfs, restaurants etc. within walking distance.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hotel. It's nothing fancy, but very clean, rooms are nice. Location is great. and staff is amazing. They took care of all of my requests and really helped me to plan my days with various excursions. Very short walk to center of town and to harbor. I traveled alone and felt perfectly save.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
3 1/2 star Hotel located about 2 blocks from center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairns Plaza Hotel

Address: 145 The Esplanade Cairns | Cnr. The Esplanade & Minnie St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: £63 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cairns Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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#6 Family Hotel in Cairns
#8 Business Hotel in Cairns
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
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“Better choose sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles bensonl960, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for ocean view suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Mokhlesur, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had a nice view from my balcony of the sea front and the hills beyond in the other direction”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew_Blobby, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rent towels from front desk for 2.00 if you have an outside excursion to go to ”
 of 5 bubbles lindamC9289SH, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better for the view”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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