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85 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#20 of 68 hotels in Cairns
Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, is the younger sibling to Riley and Bailey and like many younger siblings, Flynn likes being the social butterfly and doesn’t mind showing off from time to time. Exquisite glass swimming pools facing the Esplanade to splash in is just one example of how Flynn likes to engage. Staying with Flynn is a stimulating experience. Flynn likes to entertain our guests… not just accommodate them. Guests can be assured of truly dynamic food and drink experiences – there is always a DJ ready to play and a martini ready to be shaken (or stirred). Just steps from the Esplanade boardwalk, Flynn enjoys modern living through attitude, design, technology and a passion for a better world – or what we call #responsibleluxury. That means no plastic straws, water bottles or guest-room key cards, using technology to reduce paper, providing large-pump amenities bottles (saving more than 250,000 plastic bottles each year) and partnering with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, TerraCycle, OzHarvest and Containers for Change. Flynn likes to show off online too so, of course, fast and free Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces throughout the hotel. Each room and suite also has an Apple iPad control centre, Staycast by Google for video streaming, access to hundreds of complimentary movies and Nespresso machines (naturally with recyclable pods). A dining experience at Flynn is not simply a reflection of the local culture, but a representation of the ever-changing natural surrounds of Cairns. Featuring local flavours and a mouth-watering selection of cuisine, the culinary options are unsurpassed. Satisfy your carb-cravings with a hearty Italian spread at Flynn’s, treat yourself with a divine high tea tower at Whiskey and Wine, or feast on a smorgasbord of tasty treats at Boardwalk Social. There’s something for everyone. The impressive assortment of local and imported wines offered at our distinguished on-site bars will leave you spoiled for choice, but if wine isn’t your thing, the creative cocktail concoctions will not disappoint.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bella wrote a review 7 Sep
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a memorable stay during my birthday weekend at Flynn. The room we had overlooked the esplanade. The view was spectacular and the balcony was very spacious. We dined at Flynn’s Italian and would highly recommend it - great food and service! It was an added bonus that we were able to watch the Cairns festival fireworks from Whisky and Wine with a delicious cocktail in hand! Lastly, thank you to Tim and your amazing team for looking after us and to all the outlets who made our stay a very special girls weekend. We look forward to going back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Tim Ward, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Bsantos30, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so glad the team and I were able to help make your girl's weekend really special (with assistance from the Cairns Festival Fireworks of course! Wow, what a show!). Whisky & Wine bar is such a perfect spot to soak it all in with a tasty drink, you planned it well! We can't wait to welcome you back again for round #2! See you then!
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Familytravels wrote a review 6 Sep
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing rooms, best I have stayed in Australia. The furniture is modern, functional and our room was pristine clean on arrival and when cleaned during our stay. Service has been exceptional with friendly staff always smiling and helpful. Special mention to Tim at front desk and Kieren at the pool bar.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Best hotel location in Cairns
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Response from Tim Ward, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Familytravels30s, Thank you for the amazing 5 bubble review! We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service so I am really glad that our friendly team were able to make an impression on you and help you have a great stay! Hope to see you again soon!
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Steve C wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Because of Covid we decided to Holiday within our state and chose Cairns. We took the Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane (I also highly recommend this as well but make sure you get a bed) and had a room booked at the Flynn Crystalbrook. From the moment we arrived I was impressed. We were met at the taxi, our luggage unloaded and taken to our room while we checked in. The staff at checkout were very friendly and professional. The room (King Sea View) was of a reasonable size with a comfortable bed, huge TV on the wall, a small fridge and a table for two. There was also a small area that could be used for reading but we used it as a charging area. The bathroom/toilet was very nice with a dual head shower (rain and hand held). The room was kept clean and neat the whole time we were there. The restaurant, where we had breakfast, was also very good. The staff, especially Tao, were very friendly and accommodating. The hotel itself is right on the Esplanade, with the night markets and plenty of places to eat right there. There is also a bar/social area that was a great place to sit and have a drink, listen to the music or watch sports on the TV's located in different areas. I highly recommend that one at least has a good look before deciding where to stay if in Cairns. I know we'll be back, it's a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Tim Ward, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi T9743OMstevec, Thanks so much for leaving us such a wonderful review. I'm so glad to hear that you had a great stay and that you'll come back and visit us again! I'll make sure I pass on your feedback to our team, especially Tao who is an absolute superstar. Thanks again, we really appreciate it! See you soon!
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LJay wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We LOVED the Flynn. It’s located in such a central area, saying that we loved borrowing their bikes to explore! After staying at a sub-par Island resort, this hotel was a breath of fresh air! The rooms are compact, but modern and have so many thoughtful touches. We loved our Harbour room, with its spacious balcony overlooking Cairns Harbour. The staff provided amazing service, which was friendly and not stuffy. The hotels beautiful pools allowed us to enjoy a sun lounge either in the sun or shade, depending on the weather. Although a little pool heating would be good!!!! We ate at Italian on our first night and were met with impeccable service and amazing food. The seafood pasta and lasagne went down a treat. Massive credit to all the staff - although we did go to eat their on our final night only to find it closed 😭. We also ate their sister hotels restaurants Paper Crane, which had the most amazing Asian food and Rocco with its awesome cocktails and views. Would highly recommend this hotel. As one of the newer hotels in Cairns, it was great to see that the food and service matched its beautiful design. Cheers guys - we’ll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s super handy to be able to charge back to your room at any of the Crystalbrook hotel...
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Response from Tim Ward, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 8 Aug 2021
Hello Lolagain, Wow, thank you for the fantastic review and for taking the time to share your feedback! Great to read that you found the room comfortable and that you enjoyed the spacious balcony. As you mentioned, we are lucky enough to have amazing views out over to the Cairns Harbour and the Coral Sea. However, my favourite part of your review was your comments regarding our team, and I cannot wait to share your post with them. Lolagain, thank you again for the lovely review! We are looking forward to welcoming back at Flynn real soon!
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Chanel M wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
We stayed at the Flynn for the weekend. Beautiful hotel, the best part of the trip was the customer service. Thank you to Tao for outstanding personal service, attention to detail and all over genuine care. Will be back again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Tim Ward, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 6 Aug 2021
Hi ChanelMullen13, Thanks for the great review and of course the 5-star rating! It looks like we ticked all the boxes during your stay, and I'm looking forward to sharing your review with our team, especially Tao, who is one of our stars in guest services. We can’t wait to welcome you again at Flynn!
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USD 137 - USD 197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystalbrook Flynn
Which popular attractions are close to Crystalbrook Flynn?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (0.1 km), Cairns Museum (0.3 km), and Esplanade Boardwalk (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystalbrook Flynn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cruze Coffee, Snoogies, and Orient Express Sushi Train.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Crystalbrook Flynn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Crystalbrook Flynn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Crystalbrook Flynn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.