Loved our stay here. Booked here for the charm of the place rather than a concrete high rise with no character. We loved our room, it was so nice to sit on a balcony with sea glimpses and watch the world go by.
1st - Excellent location. Yes, it is not the Ritz, but price/performance was EXCELLENT & clean. The managers/owners were VERY accomodating. We were in town to go out on a 3 day live-aboard dive trip. Only stayed one night at hotel. They were so nice and offered to let us keep all our unneeded bags (many from a 6 week trip) at hotel, so we would not have to take on boat. Upon our return to pick up our bags, I left a $10,000 camera and lens sitting on counter and left. The next day I was frantic to retrace my steps where I could have left my camera! It finally dawned on me that I had gone to hotel. I called and they said Yes, we have that camera. There was no name on it and they had inquired their guests. We had checked out 4 days earlier and only stopped for a few minutes to pick up bags. so they had no clue it was mine. I had to force the manager to take a small reward. On my way out, I inquired for directions to laundromat. Manager said, oh just go in back and use ours. Another example of our wonderful stay in Australia. We love the people!
We stayed after arriving late before travelling the next day to Port Douglas. Great location, handy to everything and comfortable room. I thought it was a reasonable price and included breakfast.
There is free parking here, free wifi, clean room. You can pay extra for the breakfast which we did. It is a buffet with many items such has eggs, fresh fruit, pastries, tea, juice,... There are also some noodle dishes that I was not interested in, but others there were.
I enjoyed my stay. It's not the most newest, modern or spectacular hotels in Cairns, especially compared to the other big name chain hotels close by, however what I love about this hotel is the location. Close enough to the city centre so you are close to the action however a block away so you're not disrupted by the sometimes rowdy crowd that is attracted by the bright lights of the city. The Esplanade is in the next block and can be seen from your balcony.
This hotel has recently been refurbed and they have used a lot of white wooden plantation shutters which go so well with the tropical feel of Cairns. It is located one block away from the front Esplanade on the ocean and where all the restaurants and bars mainly are, but it maintains a quiet location. We were upgraded from a twin to a family room which meant it was very spacious and it had a large balcony also with nice furniture. It was extremely well priced and we would recommend it for your stay.
I stayed here for 2 nights on business. My room (on the top floor) was spacious and airy with a big private balcony. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom well appointed.
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