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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I stayed four nights the first week , then a further two nights the next week. I was in Cairns on business - at the hospital - so staying next door was convenient. The apartments were very nice ; clean , tidy , everything worked. The views were brilliant at any time of day or night. Unlike many of the...

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ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

Thanks! glad you enjoy your stay with us. best regards!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This is my first time to stay 181 The Explanade Apartment and it will be my last time to stay, I wont stay there again. The apartment is in my package by my travel agent, I have read those comments from website, most of comments was telling me that the apartment was so nice and clean. BUT IN FACT NO....

2Thank p0llylau
ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback , it help us to improve service quality also have a chance to know what guest think about us. please kindly note our holiday apartment is self-catering apartment, we will clean the room every 7 days for the guest who stay more than 7days, for short stay less than 5 days, we will not clean...

Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

We book a two-bedroom apartment on the 8th level of this place. The room seriously needs an immediate renovation. The air-conditioner was beyond ridiculous, it can only operate in either the livingroom and the kitchen OR the bedrooms. So we were forced to stay at one place together until everybody agreed to move to the bedrooms/livingroom. The couches were disgusting...

2Thank Lexxterie
ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

It is pity you are not happy with your stay although I thought you might enjoy to stay at our apartment since you extended your stay one more night, you did not complain anything to us during your stay either. In fact we have given you free dishwash liquid and powder at your request. however, sorry, we can not give...

Reviewed 25 December 2014

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment and it had 2 bathrooms which is great when with friends. The apartment was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The staff at reception were very helpful when booking in and when arranging for any tours such as the Kuranda Rail excursion. Any request was completed quickly. The view of the waterfront...

1Thank AntarcticBound
Bateau Bay, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights & honestly didn't want to leave. We booked & then I read the reviews & I was dreading getting there. I can honestly say we were all wrapped!!We stayed on the 8th floor & our room had a complete holiday feel & was spotless. Kitchen was well equipped & view from the balcony was...

1Thank Trish H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Brilliant self contained apartment with a balcony view of the ocean. Secure parking. 15 min walk to Cairns main street or $10 cab fee. Quiet location near to Cairns hospital. Would definitely stay again.

Thank Loretta G
Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a mini 4 day holiday was the perfect location great view of the water and esplanade, central to everything and the room was pretty nice too. Nice decent sized pool, sauna was great heated up nice and quick the spa is cold but other then that a nice place to stay. Was fairly cheap too! Deffinately...

Thank Jason R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the 4th floor for 6 nights. Room was large and clean with 2 bathrooms, one with spa. Had a great view of the water and mountains. Room is self contained and had everything needed to do quick tidy up yourself. The outdoor pool and spa were clean and well kept. There is free...

Thank Tharris64
Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2014

stayed on 6th floor apart 25. oven shelves dirty, carpet had extensive stains throughout ,dining chairs were stained and dirty ,dishes were dirty., spa bath had to be cleaned before use and then didnt work. and exhaust fans looked like they hadnt been cleaned in months.when i complained to management there was no apology she just stormed out of the...

1Thank sophie p
Forster, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Stayed in a lovely 2 bedroom apartment at 181 The Esplanade in September this year. Had a great view over the water from the 7th floor. Apartment had everything needed for a great holiday including a private spa bath and outside pool, spa and sauna. The staff were very friendly and easygoing and happy to book any tours we wanted...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge

Additional Information about 181 The Esplanade

Address: 181 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €108 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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#22 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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“I stayed in an apartment which is in the Tower 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms lounge kitchen and balcony also washing machine.”
 of 5 bubbles 59leanneb, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room away from Carins hospital windows, and ask for newly furnished room.”
  • View from room's patio
 of 5 bubbles 336robynd, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be on the opposite side to the hospital.”
 of 5 bubbles gazzabuc, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“request ocean view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles cathy677, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose room 25. It's a disgrace.”
  • Dust on a bedroom light typical of the room
  • The shower solution. Note the swollen chip board repairs.
  • Top of the stove exhaust sticky and stained with congealed fat
  • Plant growing on our balcony. How does a cleaner miss this in the time it has taken to grow
 of 5 bubbles markjackson100, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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