$88 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 14, 2015 Check-out: May 16, 2015

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

4 stars
View map of 122 Lake Street, CAIRNS, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
13 reviews
Good value for the money

Front desk staff is friendly and courteous. They called us the shuttle to the airport, allowed... See full review

  • Andrei T.
  • Apr 17, 2015
Hotel in Cairns

Breakfast was included in the price, which was not the case in any of the other 4 hotels I stayed... See full review

  • Romek1951
  • Dec 5, 2014
Swim-up, party down

A resort hotel, the five-acre property lives up to the promise of its name. It is an oasis where guests can take a break from their lives or just relax and reflect on their adventures in Cairns. Located two blocks from the Cairns Esplanade, the resort features a lagoon pool with a waterfall and swim-up bar, a poolside cabana, and tropical gardens. Novotel Cairns' rooms have a private balcony or terrace for guests who crave an outdoor space of their own. The rooms and suites are airy and spacious, with colors inspired by the outdoors.

Highlights
  • Lagoon pool with waterfall and swim-up bar
  • Tropical gardens
  • All rooms have private balconies or terraces
Rooms

Guests in each of the hotel's 314 rooms enjoy the privacy of a balcony or terrace with views of the lagoon swimming pool, tropical gardens, mountains, or Cairns city. Furniture and linens carry the resort's tropical location inside. The colors of beach sand, the sea, and the mountains are recalled in the modern contemporary décor. Rooms feature full amenities, including LCD flat-screen televisions, in-house movies, and broadband Internet.

Features

The hotel's three restaurant and bar options serve the freshest ingredients. The swim-up Sand Bar puts a fun spin on lunch, daytime snacks, and in-the-pool drinks. The elegant Mizuna Restaurant, named for a delicate gourmet lettuce, focuses on salads and seafood. Designed to keep children happy (and, of course, their parents, too), the children's menu features healthy kid-friendly choices. Novo Bar & Terrace starts serving at 4 p.m.


Other amenities include a small fitness center, valet laundry and in-house guest coin laundry, Internet in all rooms, a tour desk, and a children's play area.

Transportation
  • Cairns Airport (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cairns Civic Theatre (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Cairns Golf Course (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Five conference rooms that can accommodate up to 300 people
  • Outdoor spaces also available for meetings
  • Broadband Internet

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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Rooms

2 Db beds Sup
Superior Room 2 Double Beds Pool View. Enjoy work and quietness. Our superior room mixes modern decor, ergonomic comfort, high end facilities and a balcony overlooking the pool. Up to 2 adults and 2 children.
2 Db beds Std
Standard Room 2 Double Beds. Choose comfort and space. Our standard room is a great example of what Novotel is all about. It comes with all the usual facilities and a balcony. Up to 2 adults and 2 children. No rollaway.
1 Kg bed Std
Standard Room 1 King Bed. Standard Resort Rooms overlooking the City Gardens or Mountains with modern contemporary design, flat screen TV, in room safe, Tea & Coffee Facilities and each with own Balcony or Terrace
1 Kg bed Sup
Superior Room 1 King Bed Pool View. Superior Poolview rooms all overlook the lagoon style pool with modern contemporary design, flat screen TV, in room safe, Tea & Coffee facilities and each with own Balcony or Terrace
1 Kg bed Sup Mount V
Superior Rooms King Bed Mountain View. Superior Mountain View Rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel. All rooms are modern contemporary design, flat screen TV, in room safe, Tea & Coffee facilities and each has its own Balcony.
2 Db beds Sup Mount V
Superior Rooms 2 Double Beds Mountain View. Relax in our Superior Mountain View Rooms that are located on the higher floors of the hotel. All rooms come with flat screen TV, in room safe, Tea & Coffee facilities and private Balcony. Up to 2 adults and 2 c

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Poolside snackbar
Services
24 hour front desk
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Porters
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Shower
Iron
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Canopy Arts: 0.1 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.2 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.2 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.4 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.5 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.7 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.8 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.8 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.1 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.2 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.2 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.4 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.5 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.7 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.8 mi
  • Cominos House: 1.8 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 1.9 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 2.7 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 2.9 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.3 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.5 mi
  • Machans Beach: 5 mi
  • Undersea World: 5.7 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 6.1 mi
  • Tjapukai: 7 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 7.2 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.5 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 9 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 10.9 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 12.6 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 12.9 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.4 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 15.2 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.5 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52.3 mi

Dining

AQUA BAR
Aqua Bar is the swim-up pool bar offering light snacks and cocktails and is open daily (weather permitting).
NOVO BAR
Novo Bar is located off the lobby and extends out onto the Terrace overlooking the lagoon and gardens. While enjoying a light snack for lunch or just a cool drink, this is the perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

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.

Ratings and reviews for Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andrei T.
Business
palo alto
Apr 17, 2015

Good value for the money

Front desk staff is friendly and courteous. They called us the shuttle to the airport, allowed checking before required time, helped with laundry change and gave us electricity adapter to charge our camcorder. A drawback was that some buildings were spread out and it was rather far to get to you room if you were lucky to get a room there. Also the surrounding area was heavily populated by flying foxes (bid black bats) which are quite loud. We personally didn't mind them but some people might. Australia is full of unusual and wonderful creatures.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Romek1951
Business
Santa Clarita, CA
Dec 5, 2014

Hotel in Cairns

Breakfast was included in the price, which was not the case in any of the other 4 hotels I stayed in Australia on this trip. And the breakfast was better than in the other hotels where I had to pay extra for it. Great location, just one block from Esplanade.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
DeeCC
Business
New York, NY
Jan 6, 2014

Disappointment to the Novitel Chain

Check in was a breeze, and the trip person was awesome. Once we got to our room the disappointment started. The TV was very small. The room smelled musty. The bathroom was small, but was decent. The view from our room was of the Avis next door. Also, there were thousands of fruit bats hanging from all the trees around the hotel. They had a smell, and made noise all day. Don't walk under the trees walk around them. We felt rain drops, but it wasn't raining outside. The pool was big, but the poolside bar was understaffed. The pool was dirty throughout our entire time there. We enjoyed our time outside the hotel, more than the time we spent in the hotel. The morning buffet was decent. They had a chef area to make omelets but it was closed. The noise from the hallways was clearly heard in the room. I was woken up by someone in the hallway one evening. The hotel has internet in the room, but you have to use an ethernet cable to connect. This was very annoying because the Melbourne Novotel had free wireless in the room, and was one of the major reasons we booked the Novotel in Cairns. They had free internet in the lobby but when my wife tried to connect one morning, it wasn't working, and the front desk person was rude and told my wife that it was fine, it must be something wrong with her tablet. The hotel has four buildings, two are attached to the lobby, two are not. We were attached to the hotel, so that was nice. There is a coin laundry across the street, which was very helpful to us. The marina was a 10 min walk. On the way to the marina is the largest public swimming pool that I have ever seen. We ate at a place call Tha Fish on the way to the Reef Terminal, and it was very good, I will be posting a review on it. We also did a SunLovers Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, which was one of the best tours we have ever been on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
henrywgt
Business
San Diego, CA
Nov 26, 2012

Excellent location

Very good location. No wireless for room which is a minus, you will see many people hang around in lobby for free wifi as a result. Thousands of bat on nearby trees and watch out for bat droppings if decided to park car nearby. Got some unpleasant smell of bat droppings outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
aronf
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 23, 2012

Very nice!

The hotel was nice and the pool area was excellent! Pool has a swim-up bar, but it (the bar) closed a bit early (probably a good thing since the drinks are pricy). Staff was helpful pointing us to some good restaurants. Nice views of the local bats too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Some restaurants on the Esplanade offer early-bird discounts for dinner before 6:30.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
review3456
Business
Colorado
Jun 4, 2012

great central location

great location and easy to walk to all parts of Cairns. Room smelled a little musty and shower was a bit small. Otherwise room was very comfortable and staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Scuba Clark
Business
Seattle
Mar 11, 2010

Nice if You Like Bats

The hotel is about ten meters from trees full of bats. These are large bats with wingspans of almost a meter. There are hundreds of these bats and they are very noisy, especially when returning to the trees, right by the hotel, early in the morning before sunrise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Down Under traveller
Business
Richmond, VA
Jan 11, 2010

Basic Hotel, good location

This hotel was ok. Not bad but did nothing special. It had a close location to the main strip of Cairns. There were fox-bats (not joking) nesting in the trees around the hotel which made a lot of mess even on the property and noisy right out our 4th floor room. Free internet was a plus (20 min sessions) The in hotel restaurant was way overpriced. Pool was good but with limited spots to relax around. Some might enjoy the swim up bar. Overall did some good things and some bad. Nothing great stood out for me though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants have early dinner discounts before 6:30.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grace Lover
Business
Evanston, IL
Dec 7, 2009

Excellent

The staff people were very friendly and kind. The room was clean, except for small insects, but given the location, that was not a surprise. Also the soundproof is not the best but when we were there, there was no one making noises at night. The hotel pool was nice too. The Esplanade is only a couple of blocks away, so no problem getting to restaurants, shopping areas and the lagoon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diverej
Business
Honolulu, HI
Oct 17, 2009

Great place to stay in Cairns!

Clean and neat room, poolside bar was excellent, views good too. Free internet in lobby is nice too. I would definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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