Have stayed in multiple Hotels in Cairns, CBD & Northern Beaches. Due to family function in CBD I chose this place for location. Its right next to Reef Marina (tour boats to reef or the inlet), 100 metres to Casino and a short walk to the Esplanade precinct, with some good restaurants/cafes directly below the apartments.
While I prefer the northern beaches this is the best CBD Apartment/Hotel complex I have stayed in, no need for a hire car unless you are doing some extensive travelling.
We stayed in a one bedroom apartment booked through WOTIF, at $125 a night is was a bargain. We stayed on the 3rd floor and unlike other recent reviews the room was clean and modern with comfortable furniture, although it could do with some blackout blinds to block out the morning sun.
We has a minor issue with ants on arrival however, this was immediately addressed once we called housekeeping.
The large balcony was covered and provided access for the wife to smoke without going downstairs.
There is a small gym, good sauna and outdoor pool that has views over the marina and harbour.
A Woolworths supermarket is approx. 2 blocks away and an easy walk.
Rate this above Shangri La, Hilton, Mercure, Mantra, and The Lakes.More