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Have stayed at Mantra Esplanade (and former brand name) many, many times over the past 10 years. It has an excellent location to the Fleet Street Wharf (for diving/snorkeling/boat excursions). The reception area has been recently updated (I'm guessing bc it's an ACCOR property now) but the rooms/hallways definitely need a paint job and update; however, it's a great value as-is. Yes, there is no housekeeping unless you stay 1 week+ but this is CLEARLY outlined during the booking process. You can still get any toiletries/amenities/coffee from the front desk upon request and towels are so plentiful in the pool/gym area. It's no big deal unless you are just completely lazy. The only complete drawback and it's no fault of Mantra, but Yi's (the so-called brekky/coffee shop located in the lobby) is WOEFULLY bad. Apparently, it's a rental property that Mantra has no control over, but it is awful. Don't waste your time, especially if you're in a hurry. The Cairns Courtyard is being renovated in the back of the hotel, but there's barely any noticeable noise. I would (and will) stay here again. It's a great value for the money. I'd recommend the 1 bedroom units (or more) bc they have a kitchen (stocked w/utensils) as well as a washer/dryer (in the bathrooms) which are hugely useful.

We stayed for three nights but they did not clean the room over the entire stay.

Super friendly and check in process with Nikki and her female Asian colleague whose name I, unfortunately, did not get. Spacious apartment style room with all that you need including laundry, cookware, fridge, microwave and stove. Clean property with parking included. Loved it here.

Overall a fine experience, although they "nickel and dime" you with the internet. I ended up paying $75 dollars to get adequate internet during my 5 days stay. Great location, nice staff.

Great location. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

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

53-57 The Esplanade Cairns QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Night Markets
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Cairns Central Business District, Mantra Esplanade is next to popular attractions like Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Night Markets. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 115 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center.


Rooms

The 115 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Hair dryers, safes, and phones are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests staying at Mantra Esplanade enjoy 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 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

1 Bedroom Ocean View

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

2 Bedroom City View Dual Key

2 King Beds | 4 Twin Beds | Sleeps 5

Hotel Room Ocean View

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

1 Bedroom City View Apartment

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Mantra Esplanade

Everyone (8) Family (1) Other (1)
5
Everyone

Have stayed at Mantra Esplanade (and former brand name) many, many times over the past 10 years. It has an excellent location to the Fleet Street Wharf (for diving/snorkeling/boat excursions). The reception area has been recently updated (I'm guessing bc it's an ACCOR property now) but the rooms/hallways definitely need a paint job and update; however, it's a great value as-is. Yes, there is no housekeeping unless you stay 1 week+ but this is CLEARLY outlined during the booking process. You can still get any toiletries/amenities/coffee from the front desk upon request and towels are so plentiful in the pool/gym area. It's no big deal unless you are just completely lazy. The only complete drawback and it's no fault of Mantra, but Yi's (the so-called brekky/coffee shop located in the lobby) is WOEFULLY bad. Apparently, it's a rental property that Mantra has no control over, but it is awful. Don't waste your time, especially if you're in a hurry. The Cairns Courtyard is being renovated in the back of the hotel, but there's barely any noticeable noise. I would (and will) stay here again. It's a great value for the money. I'd recommend the 1 bedroom units (or more) bc they have a kitchen (stocked w/utensils) as well as a washer/dryer (in the bathrooms) which are hugely useful.

By on Feb 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your stay at Mantra Esplanade in Cairns. It sounds like you had a great stay with us and we are pleased to hear you are a returning guest. We love our reception and we are in the process of painting various areas in the hotel. We look forward to you visiting us again one day. Kind Regards Leah Sullivan Front Office Manager

4
Family

We stayed for three nights but they did not clean the room over the entire stay.

By on Jan 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback after your stay at Mantra Esplanade in Cairns. You are correct we are a weekly serviced hotel but our guests can get fresh towels and more amenities free from our reception 24 hours a day. Kind Regards Leah Sullivan Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

Super friendly and check in process with Nikki and her female Asian colleague whose name I, unfortunately, did not get. Spacious apartment style room with all that you need including laundry, cookware, fridge, microwave and stove. Clean property with parking included. Loved it here.

By , from NY, NY on Nov 20, 2018

4

great location. nice staff.

Everyone

Overall a fine experience, although they "nickel and dime" you with the internet. I ended up paying $75 dollars to get adequate internet during my 5 days stay. Great location, nice staff.

By on Feb 20, 2018

5

great location

Everyone

Great location. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

By , from Reedsville, PA on Feb 9, 2018

4

excellent location for walking and a good value!

Everyone

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.

By , from Napa Valley, CA on Jul 4, 2017

5

best location, close to beach cafes restaurants

Everyone

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

By , from Brisbane on Jun 26, 2017

4

great location, but few amenities for the price.

Everyone

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

By on Nov 26, 2016

5

wonderful, suite overlooking pool and ocean

Everyone

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.

By on Mar 15, 2016

4

relaxing getaway

Other

Lovely hotel and beautiful balcony views of the water

By on Jan 21, 2015

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