$82 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 19, 2015 Check-out: Jan 22, 2015

Cairns Plaza Hotel

3 stars
cnr The Esplanade & Minnie Street, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
7 reviews
Wonderful get away

Wonderful stay, staff very friendly and helpful in booking diving tours during the busy Christmas... See full review

  • Piecemaker
  • Dec 29, 2013
Good value

This was a good location and value for Cairns. The people working there were very helpful with... See full review

  • Virginia Judy
  • Nov 13, 2013
Waterfront hotel gives families room to spread out

The hotel formerly known as Tuna Towers sits on the famous Cairns Esplanade. The Cairns Plaza offers guests several opportunities to enjoy the pleasant weather. Rooms have large private balconies. The family-friendly hotel's swimming pool has water features designed to entertain both adults and young children. Guests who want to explore are within an easy walk of the city's top attractions, shopping, and the Great Barrier Reef departure point. On-site amenities include the Waterside Restaurant and a poolside cocktail bar.

Highlights
  • Located on the Cairns Esplanade
  • Relaxing Waterside Restaurant on-site
  • Child-friendly hotel with special water features in the pool
  • Private balconies on all rooms
Rooms

Hotel decor is spare but offers all the necessary comforts. Standard guest rooms accommodate one or two people. Studios suit a family or small group. Larger suites have kitchenettes and views of Trinity Bay and the Cairns Esplanade. Interconnecting rooms have an anteroom between them to provide families or groups with extra room and privacy. Most rooms have full or partial views of the city, water, or mountains. All rooms and suites have private bathrooms. Other in-room amenities include complimentary in-house movies.

Features

The casual Waterside Restaurant has a wide-ranging menu that should appeal to most tastes. The restaurant looks out to the hotel pool.

 

Guests in need of extra help planning their vacation in Cairns can consult with the hotel tour desk. The tour desk is staffed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Transportation
  • Esplanade bus stop (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Cairns Railway Station (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Cairns Airport (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cairns Regional Gallery (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Parramatta Park (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Great Barrier Reef departure point (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Cairns Convention Centre (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
  • Ellis Beach (16.6 mi/26.7 km)
  • Kuranda (17.8 mi/28.7 km)
  • Barron Falls (18.9 mi/30.4 km)
  • Cow Bay (71.9 mi/116 km)
Business
  • Wireless Internet access (fees may apply)

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Cairns Plaza Hotel Rooms

Standard Hotel
A spacious room flowing out to a balcony with city, mountain or partial water views. Includes a double and a single bed, an ensuite bathroom, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Suite
Spacious and light filled, these waterview suites offer seamless indoor/outdoor living and stunning views over Trinity Bay. The units feature a separate lounge with kitchenette (microwave cooking only), two spacious balconies, plus a queen-size bedroom with ensuite bathroom (bath and shower).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • The Esplanade: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.5 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.6 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.7 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.8 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.5 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.5 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.6 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.7 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.8 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.5 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 2.5 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.1 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 3.2 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.7 mi
  • Machans Beach: 4.8 mi
  • Undersea World: 5.4 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 5.8 mi
  • Tjapukai: 6.8 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 6.9 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.2 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 8.8 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 10.6 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 12.4 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 12.6 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.1 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 14.9 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.2 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52.6 mi

Dining

Waterside Restaurant
Waterside Restaurant offers an innovative, modern, fusion menu influenced by flavours from all around the world. Specialities include Tropical North Queensland seafood dishes such as prawns, oysters and reef fish. Opening times vary according to seasonal requirements.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Cairns Plaza Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piecemaker
Business
Julian california
Dec 29, 2013

Wonderful get away

Wonderful stay, staff very friendly and helpful in booking diving tours during the busy Christmas holiday. The family room was a nice size with a wonderful balcony.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Virginia Judy
Business
Winchester, VA
Nov 13, 2013

Good value

This was a good location and value for Cairns. The people working there were very helpful with getting around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The hotel told us about a bus to the airport that was less than the airport bus we took going in.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Virginia Judy
Business
Winchester, VA
Oct 30, 2013

Convenient and good value

We were in Cairns for several days on our vacation in Australia. The Cairns Plaza Hotel was conveniently located to walk to shops and restaurants. The staff were very helpful in local information. The only inconvenience was that there was no wi-fi in the rooms, only the lobby. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay there very much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

For not much longer walk than to the IGA grocery go to Woolworths. Much larger and good selection.

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Review of Cairns Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Augustine FL
Aug 10, 2011

Great value for the location!

My sons and I had a wonderful stay at the Cairns Plaza! The hotel itself is older but has a wonderful charm and very large ocean view rooms! Also have to thank the staff for giving a extra time with [...] you made our Australian adventure!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Curb
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25, 2011

Cairns Plaza Hotel

Nothing fancy, but adaquete if you don't plan to spend much time in your room. The hotel was nicely located, just off the water and being on the far end of the main boardwalk was a nit quieter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cairns
Jul 15, 2010

Worst hotel - do not recommend to anyon

was very old, room was filled with bugs and the elevators didnt work properly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Nov 21, 2009

Average Hotel, good for the money

The hotel has decent sized rooms with a good view. It's a far walk into town but it's do-able (I didn't take any cabs while I was there). It's right on the esplanade so the jogging trail is right in front of the hotel. It took 15-20 minutes to walk to the wharf where all the boats leave from. The rooms are average- good size, old appliances, out-dated decor. The bed isn't comfortable. The front desk is very helpful. In general, it's worth a stay there to save money from the nicer hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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