We stayed in a one bedroom suite overlooking the marina, which was part of the Horizon Club. It is definitely worth paying for the Horizon Club…it meant paying an extra $100 AUS /night for three adults, but was well worth it. Not only did we get a better room with spectacular views, but we had a free buffet breakfast every morning (everything was delicious and very fresh), free sodas throughout the day, and free wine and appetizers and desserts from 5-7 in the evening. The appetizers were so substantial, that on a couple of nights we didn’t need to eat dinner. We also had free access to broadband internet both in the room (if you have your own computer) as well as 3 computers in the business lounge. Our room and bathroom were spotless. The few issues we had (room not cleaned by 3pm on first day, no answer at room service) were resolved promptly. The pool is beautiful, though they could do with a few more lounge chairs around it. The Jacuzzi was lukewarm at best. The staff at reception were very helpful and we were able to check-in to our room immediately upon arrival at 8am. The hotel is situated right on the Marina, so is exceptionally convenient for trips to the reef, is next door to the lagoon pool and esplanade in Cairns, and a few minutes’ walk to the nightmarkets. We’d definitely stay here again.
- 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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