Stayed in this Hotel in late January.
The location is a little along the Esplanade but it is a nice 20 minute walk along to the centre of town, there is a nice cafe selling good Fish and Chips on the way. We did try the Hotel Minibus a couple of times but always seem to miss it.
I had paid a little more for a harbour view (got Room 428) but there was also a view of the car park. I think all the rooms with a 'full' view' of the harbour in the other block must have been taken. There was still the issue of bottles being emptied into bins and bins being emptied that a previous reviewer had mentioned but I dont know how you can really prevent this. We spent so little time in the room that we let it go.
I booked a couple of tours through reception and these were good. Lisha on reception was excellent and met all our requirements and even found the cheapest tours. All the staff we dealt with were courteous and helpful.
We didn't really use the Restaurant but went for bar snacks as I am not really into too fancy food. The potato wedges were excellent and impossible to finish. We had breakfast a couple of times and it was all very good.
The internet down in reception was good value but in the room it did seem a little pricey unless you used it a lot.
I took the advice from a previous reviewer and paid in Aus dollars rather than my own currency as the difference was about 15%. They offered me both options and clearly showed the rates so the choice is yours.
I would stay again but make sure I got the full harbour view.
- 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, Blue Mango 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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