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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank AntarcticBound
Bateau Bay, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank Trish H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Jason R
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Tharris64
Mission Beach, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

1 Thank sophie p
Forster, Australia
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165 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank OzeeTraveller
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights. When we booked we were aware that we had 3 nights in one apartment and then had to move to another apartment for the last 2 nights. The apartments are not well equipped and did not have enough serving dishes or pots and pans. Also, it is advertised that wifi is available, but it doesn't... More 

2 Thank Lee T
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

After spending 10 days travelling from Brisbane to Cairns 181 The Esplanade was our final stop. At $295.00 for a one night stay two bedrooms two bathrooms this was very disappointing. On check in we were told we were lucky we had one of the refurbished rooms. It did have a new oven, cook top, microwave and fridge, however a... More 

1 Thank Yob10
New South Wales, Australia
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70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The apartment itself wasn't bad. It was spacious and quiet and the distance from town no problem. As other reviewers have commented it is in need of a refurb especially the 80s bathroom and a good clean. Skirting boards were filthy. Very mean with the towels, only given one for the entire week. Only one sachet of detergent and washing... More 

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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
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about 181 The Esplanade

Address: 181 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €112 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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181 The Esplanade Cairns
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#22 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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“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
“Select Northside. That view is of the mountains and ocean/beachfront.”
 of 5 bubbles 89genevieveg, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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