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Mantra Esplanade

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a very centrally located hotel for walking to everything. The value is very good. It has a small and very basic gym and the room was spacious. The front desk is very helpful. Charging for wifi is bothersome. In my opinion, they should charge more each night.

Hotel room was clean and comfortable. Parking was excellent and staff friendly proffesional and very helpful

The location was perfect and parking was free. No daily room cleaning and you have to pay for ice.

We were pleasantly surprised when we had a suite - our three days were amazing. Your hotel was centrally located to all the amenities we required and Cairns will remain as one of our vacation favourites. We will recommend your hotel to friends should they decide to travel to Cairns.

Lovely hotel and beautiful balcony views of the water

The location is great and the hotel is nice. They don't clean the rooms unless you pay extra or stay more than 8 nights, which was fine with me. They have a pool and spa but don't heat them, so they were no use in the winter.

Upon check in I was completely dissatisfied with my room. The sofa was stained, there was an odor in the room, and overall cleanliness was sub-par. The desk staff informed me I could not change rooms that night but I should check back the next day. The next morning a different desk clerk accommodated me with a much nicer, more comfortable, clean room. The first staff member was simply passing on the responsibility. Overall, the rest of the staff was helpful and nice, especially with booking tours, taxis, etc. The location was excellent. The pool was not heated unfortunately and therefore no one was using it. Hotel did not offer wi-fi and the public wifi did not work well in the hotel lobby.

With the price I got with this hotel packaged with the flight, it was well worth the extra money to stay at this great hotel over a hostel. Recommended stay! Perfect location in the middle of Cairns, right next to the lagoon, short walk to the shops. Great all around.

Elegant and modern decor, very well maintained, 2 bedroom unit is very large with plenty of space for entire family, across the street from the marina and in the middle of shopping and restaurants.

53-57 The Esplanade Cairns QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, Mantra Esplanade is next to Cairns Regional Gallery and Esplanade Lagoon. This 112-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free self parking and a fitness center. Located in central Cairns, the hotel is also near Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.


The 112 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Hair dryers and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Mantra Esplanade, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and barbecue grills.

Room options

Hotel Room Ocean View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, City View

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5