This hotel provided a nice clean room, friendly staff, knowledgeable concierge and a great breakfast buffet that was provided in our vacation package. It is conveniently located a street away from the boardwalk and the ocean. Between 2 and 3 streets away you will find the night market and lots of food and entertainment. It's in a safe, clean area, aesthetically pleasing exterior with an interesting barramundi (local HUGE fish) open aquarium for customers to explore and actually participate in the feeding. I personally did not use any of the amenities such as pool and bar. The breakfast buffet was varied with many choices of fruit, drinks, cereals and staple breakfast foods (pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc). The concierge made great personal suggestions for tours and local shopping. We even returned to thank her for the choices she made. I joined the IGH (Holiday Inn Rewards program -free-) to receive free internet and a later check-out time. This hotel is also less than 15 minutes away from the airport. If you are traveling by yourself, the bus (shuttle) to/from the airport is fine. However if you have 2 or more in your party, TAKE THE TAXI. It will save you a great deal of money. Shuttle bus to/from the airport to any hotel is US$15-18 per person each way. The taxi is close enough in price for as many as can fit in the vehicle. Example: 2 people by bus to hotel $30-36 (can't remember if it was $15 or $18/person) while the taxi was $22 for 2 people. Just an overall great experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, and a stunning natural setting amidst landscaped tropical gardens, the oceanfront DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns is just a short walk from the city center, and Cairn's business, retail and entertainment districts. The hotel overlooks the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, and is just moments from Cairns Lagoon and Cairns Casino. Enjoy easy access to Cairns Convention Center and lots of attractions, including the World Heritage listed Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. The Great Barrier Reef departures terminal is 100m away, and Cairns International Airport is only 10 minutes' drive from our Cairns hotel. Our onsite tour desk will help you explore the wonders of this unique region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Cairns Hotel Cairns
- Cairns Holiday Inn