Stayed here for just one night whilst passing through Cairns. First thing to note - it's not really on the Esplanade - ok the back door might be but the main entrance is on the other side. My room certainly didn't overlook a harbour, just the car park :(
Other thing to take into account is it's a LONG way from the CBD (others have said 15 mins walk - I'd saying 20-25).
Hotel has been refurbished within the last 10 years - but not very well. Furniture is good, new-style Mercure kit and the bed was huge and comfortable (although it was two singles together with very different mattresses!)
Bathroom was small but adequate - shower was extremely painful with seemingly no way to turn it down :(
Wouldn't say it's a bad hotel - would probably check out the Novotel up the road next time.
- 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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