$107 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

Holiday Inn CAIRNS

4 stars
121-123 THE ESPLANADE & FLORENCE ST, P O BOX 121, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
24 reviews
Great place to stay close to everything!

I had a great stay here! I would definitely stay here again and also recommend to others if they... See full review

  • Rob from Miami
  • May 13, 2014
Cairns Holiday Inn

Good locations, very nice and super clean rooms. Swimming pool I enjoy so much. All staff - in... See full review

  • Krzysztof M.
  • Mar 16, 2014
At home on the waterfront

The Holiday Inn Cairns makes the most of its tropical location with a pool, hot tub, large sundeck and, a favorite of guests, an indoor rainforest. The mini rainforest occupies the hotel's atrium, features tropical plants, rock pools, and a fish native to Australia, the Barramundi. The hotel is located on the Cairns Esplanade, and many rooms offer views of the Coral Sea and rainforest-covered mountains.

Highlights
  • Rainforest atrium featuring tropical plants and native Australian fish
  • Located on the Cairns Esplanade
  • Views of the waterfront from the large sundeck
Rooms

The Holiday Inn is home to 237 rooms featuring contemporary décor. Some rooms offer stunning views of the water and mountains while others look out on the hotel's unique rainforest atrium. A free morning newspaper and on-demand movies are available in most rooms.

Features

Sirocco Restaurant, overlooking the rainforest atrium, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Parents take note -- kids eat free. The restaurant also provides 24-hour room service. Another great view of the atrium comes courtesy of the lobby bar where there is a daily happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guests who prefer to cook their own meals -- or just need a break from dining out -- are encouraged to use the on-site outdoor grills.

 

The on-site fitness center has a recumbent cycle, treadmill, and several workout stations. Joggers can pick up a recommended route map at the front desk.

Transportation
  • Cairns Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Cairns Central train station (2 mi/3.2 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cairns Regional Gallery (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Cairns City Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Cairns Convention Center (1.2 mi /2 km)
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo (15.5 mi/25 km)
  • hot air ballooning (31 mi/50 km)
Business
  • Business center staffed between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Copying and fax services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Computers available in the business center and lobby
  • Secretarial services
  • Six meeting rooms (from 258 square feet to 6,458 square feet)
  • Courier service
Policies and fees
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply).
  • Computers available in the lobby (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

-16.9168 145.7744
Nearby airports
Cairns International & Domestic Airport, (CNS), 8.00, KM;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • The Esplanade: 0.2 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.4 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.5 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.6 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.7 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.8 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.7 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.2 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.4 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.5 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.6 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.7 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.8 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.7 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 1.8 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 2.6 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 3.1 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.2 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.7 mi
  • Machans Beach: 4.9 mi
  • Undersea World: 5.5 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 5.9 mi
  • Tjapukai: 7 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 7.1 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.3 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 8.9 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 10.7 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 12.5 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 12.7 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.2 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 15.1 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.4 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52.5 mi

Dining

Sirocco Restaurant
Sirocco Restaurant is located conveniently on the lobby level of the hotel overlooking the hotel's rainforest atrium. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Sirocco offers an extensive Mediterranean inspired menu for lu
Lobby Bar
Enjoy a refreshing drink whilst overlooking our unique rainforest atrium. Beers, fine wines & famous spirits & cocktails available from our friendly staff

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (24)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rob from Miami
Miami, Florida
May 13, 2014

Great place to stay close to everything!

I had a great stay here! I would definitely stay here again and also recommend to others if they ever come down here. Thanks everyone for a great experience! Cheers!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Krzysztof M.
Chicago
Mar 16, 2014

Cairns Holiday Inn

Good locations, very nice and super clean rooms. Swimming pool I enjoy so much. All staff - in front desk, restaurant are super friendly and helpfull . Highly recommend this hotel .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great hotel.

Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yucin
Sydney
Jun 2, 2013

Very good for a short break!

The location is fantastic especially if you enjoy walking side of sea. You can walk down to the Lagoon to feel like you are in heaven's garden. you will love it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

from the hotel to the Lagoon

Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
C172S Driver
Bay Area, California
May 2, 2013

A jewel in tropical North Queensland!

We were very pleasantly surprised by the modern amenities, cleanliness and great location of the Holiday Inn Cairns. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the room was modern, clean, quiet and comfortable. When we reported a problem with the bathroom sink, the maintenance staff reported to our room immediately even though it was already late in the evening. The issue was resolved promptly. Unfortunately there were a few maintenance items which had apparently gone unnoticed but the room was perfect for our needs. The Internet service is expensive and slow so don't waste your money. Go to the nearby Gloria Jeans Coffee shop for a cup of coffee and free WiFi instead. Overall we were quite happy with our stay and would stay at the Holiday Inn Cairns again! We don't hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone seeking great standard accommodation in a fantastic location in Cairns!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit Gloria Jeans Coffee on the Esplanade for a reasonable breakfast with great coffee and free WiFi / Internet connectivity!

Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Winning Traveler
Eugene, OR, USA
Mar 28, 2013

Perfect Location

This was the best place of all our stays in Australia. Hotel was clean and loved the pool when we needed some down time. Very conveniently located and we booked all our excursions right there. Only short ride from airport. No beaches to hang out in area, just man made pool on bay front.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
precession
atlanta, ga
May 22, 2012

not a bad way to go

very nice staff. helpful and attentive. on site tour assistance which is very knowledgable. location excellent. only real complaint is that wifi service is outrageously expensive, but seemingly par for course throughout Australia

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BCNY
New York, NY, USA
Jan 29, 2012

Could Not Be Happier

Everything at the Holiday Inn Cairns was amazing. The staff went above and beyond to be helpful, and treated us amazingly well. We were especially pleased with the quality of the front-desk staff. The room was a good size, very clean and comfortable. The King-size bed gave us a great night's sleep. The location is amazing, right on the esplanade, a very easy walk to the lagoon, and the hotel lends great beach towels for use on the lagoon or on day trips to other places. We also had a great experience at the tour desk, our trip was cancelled, and the woman at the desk was able to re-book us immediately to see the rainforest that day. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dblb
Colorado, USA
Dec 24, 2011

Updated hotel

We enjoyed our stay. Walking distance to dining and shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
PA
Jun 7, 2011

Nice hotel close to town center

Nice hotel, nice location, nice staff. Stayed there before and after a live-aboard dive trip. Short walk to good places to eat and shop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at Barnacle Bills. Best service I've had in years.

Review of Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
PA
Jun 7, 2011

Nice hotel close to town center

Nice hotel, nice location, nice staff. Stayed there before and after a live-aboard dive trip. Short walk to good places to eat and shop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at Barnacle Bills. Best service I've had in years.

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