We stayed here from 12 to 16 Jan 2014. We booked through Agoda & got an awesome deal for a king size bedroom (price almost on par with staying at backpacker's private 2 person room). Our bedroom was in the first floor & it was nice, spacious and clean. A bit dissapointed though because the bed was actually 2 single beds stuck together, instead of an actual king bed.
The hotel is located about 20 minutes walk from the CBD. The walk is nice when you do it in the morning, but it's not so comfortable when you walk in the middle of the day when it's really humid and hot. Luckily Mercure has an hourly shuttle bus, which is really handy. I think the hotel is ok if you are only staying there to sleep & go on tours the whole day (which is what we did) but if you want to experience the CBD & nightlife it's probably better to pay a bit more to stay in other hotels in the middle of the city.
- 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