We stayed four nights in a one bedroom suite in the south "tower", right under the Royal suite where HRH Prince William had when he visited the cyclone victims south of Cairns. Perfect time of the year with warm sunny days. We were there last year in a Horizon Club suite but we liked this suite even better.
The views of the marina and the mountains were panoramic from the wrap around balconies. The included access to the Horizon Club lounge was a bonus - complimentary internet/printer (hotel has free wi-fi) breakfast, refreshments throughout the day, and drinks/canapes early evenings. We enjoyed the friendly hospitality of the staff at the lounge from check-in to check-out, with much appreciation to the whole team there, Emma, Breanne and Min.
Suite 3007 was very large, had large lounge area with two long sofas, large LCD TV, and views to two sides from the wraparound sliding doors and balconies.. Same TV, views and balcony for the bedroom. Bathroom has been updated and has a separate shower and separate toilet.
The pool area is idyllic for lazing about. The valet parking at $15 per day is very handy. Just ring the concierge and the car is ready at the main entrance by the time you get down there. The hotel is low-rise and sprawling - so request for a room/suite near the main entrance lifts if you prefer not to walk too far.
We will be back next year (annual short escapade from winter down south). Highly recommended for business or for pleasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of Cairns, the Shangri-La Hotel overlooks Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and the lush green mountains of Cairns.The hotel is just ten minutes' drive from Cairns International Airport, and a short stroll to the Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns' premier dining precinct. The hotel offers airy, modern accommodations with elegant furniture and spectacular views. ... more less
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