We just got back from a 4 nights stay in Cairns & loved everything about this hotel. The location is superb. The Marina is right outside our hotel, the Pier (where a lot of shops/restaurants are) is below the hotel. And the Esplanade/downtown shopping/restaurants are within a 5 minutes walking distance.
We got a Deluxe Marina view room, and it was fantastic, we were put in a corner room with a huge living area & nice separate bedroom/bathroom area & the best thing is it has wrap-around balcony, so we get a 180 degrees view of the whole marina.
The only things that i didn't like about this hotel, and they didn't affect my stay-experience that much was: 1) the hotel lobby could be fancied up a bit to match with the Shangri-la name brand 2) you could here music (dj/live) from the bars/restaurants on the Pier, on the weekend. It was so loud that you couldn't sleep, but we could sleep through a hurricane, so for a light sleeper this could be an issue.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns Hotel Cairns