After our disappointing experience from Bedarra island, we had a few days at Cairns. if you ever stayed at other Shangri-La hotels, you will be disappointed. This one is smallish, not that posh posh, certainly not luxurious. Barely 4 starts. But it was a good location, in the marina and therefore perfect for taking boat trips and diving trips.
Location - perfect for walking to the center of the town and taking boat trips. Cairns is very very small.
Service - the tourist info center at the hotel was great and very efficient. they suggested good restaurants and trip operators. We had a problem with loud music from the street one night and the hotel managed to resolve in 1 hour. there was a wedding in the hotel but no problem with that.
Rooms: nothing special
Food: the breakfast was OK, we never ate there during the day.
Diving: very disappointed with diving in Australia in general. Much better sites and marine life in Maldives and Bora Bora.
- 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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