I arrived at the hotel without a reservation and got a pretty good deal on a top floor corner room with a nice view over both the Pacific and Cairns.
The room was large, if a little on the spartanic side, and as apparently everywhere in Australia WiFi was outrageously expensive - so I used my cheap 3G mobile connection, SIM cards for which are easily available, no matter which company. Staff was very nice and certainly motivated to assist.
Didn't do the breakfast, for the same reason - a slice of banana bread at a café outside is readily available.
Would I stay again? That would depend on the room rate, really. Australia is an expensive place and it doesn't hurt to shop around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside! Formerly known as Mercure Cairns Harbourside, located on The Esplanade and overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a popular retreat for both holidaymakers and business guests. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean and hinterland views, the Holiday Inn Cairns offers 173 stylishly appointed rooms, each with its own private balcony. Guests can also enjoy a range of hotel amenities and services, including Teshi's Restaurant, Café Wine Bar, swimming pool and spa, 24-hour room service, 24-hour business centre, free CBD shuttle, and more. Just a short stroll into town along The Esplanade and less than 10 minutes drive from Cairns Airport, the Holiday Inn Cairns is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind in tropical North Queensland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Cairns Harbourside Hotel Cairns
- Accor Cairns Harbourside