If the location wasn't so great, I probably would have given the hotel an average review. That being said, with the exception of the airport, everything I planned on doing and wanted to see was withing walking distance of the hotel. The marina is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, also plenty of shops and restaurants close by.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Penny, at the front desk, made the check in process a breeze. I had an early morning flight into Cairns, and they had a room ready for me several hours before normal check in.
I wasn't overly impressed with the rooms, but they sufficed for the short time I spent there.
- 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