I stayed at the Mercure for 4 nights in March and was really pleased with my choice. I paid extra for an ocean view room and didn't regret it - the view was amazing!
My room was massive - and the bed could have fit 5 people in it! The room had everything in it you'd need but was basic - would have been good to have had a bigger wardrobe - or more drawers to put my clothes.
The hotel is 5 mins from the airport and a 30 minute walk from the main pier. There are a lot more hotels nearer to the pier but the walk was lovely and I did it every day.
The food at the hotel was just ok - although the burger and fries were AMAZING! The coffee shop they have in it was brilliant though and great price and they did a good deal on coffee and cake.
The best thing about this hotel was the staff - every single one I spoke to was so friendly, polite, charming. I have travelled extensively and have never met staff like this. They were just so nice!!
Only negative was the pool was being refurbished so couldn't be used but they laid on a bus to get you to the Novotel to use theirs for free.
- 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