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Oaks Cairns Hotel

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Choose Oaks Cairns Hotel for all your home away from home needs in the beautiful Queensland metropolis of Cairns. Perfectly located on the Cairns Esplanade in the heart of the city, the Hotel is just minutes away from all the hustle and bustle including the new Esplanade dining precinct and Cairns Convention Centre. Offering modern rooms and a gorgeous rooftop restaurant and bar, this brand-new property is an idea choice for travellers looking for a comfortable stay.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Andrew M wrote a review 3 Mar
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates249 contributions79 helpful votes
After our experience with the Oaks Darwin, we were looking forward to the Cairns stay. We were given an internal room, which has a nice light well. The room was compact, but very comfortable. The location is excellent, most of the restaurants and the Esplande Lagoon are on the doorstep.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David Dunk d wrote a review Feb 2023
gold coast australia29 contributions4 helpful votes
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As i travel regularly to Cairns i know the area well this was the first time to stay at the Oaks on the esplanade and i was very impressed good size room very clean and the restaurant do yourself a favour and get the Barramundi
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 5 Mar 2023
Thank you for this amazing feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Oaks Cairns.
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LGLoriJo wrote a review Feb 2024
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Very clean, updated, great staff and perfect location. So much to do close by. Great shops restaurants and the pier is very close by. Snorkeling and rainforest Skyrail were amazing experience. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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nihan e wrote a review Feb 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions3 helpful votes
A fantastic hotel in the heart of Cairns made my stay an unforgettable one. The super competent staff and a very attentive team took care of me in the best way. The hotel has a boutique-ish class to it with utmost clean and new rooms that are spacious enough to create a comfortable stay. The rooftop provides an amazing view of Cairns. Can only recommend it with a strong confidence that it provides the best service and quality for the price that it comes with.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Gurpreet Gulati , General Manager at Oaks Cairns Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 607nihane, Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed staying at Oaks Cairns. Your positive comments are appreciated and will be passed onto the team so they can keep up the good work and improve where possible.
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Paul H wrote a review Feb 2024
United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
On first impression, I was rather worried, a few metres from the door of a 24 hour Mac Donald’s, thinking that would make the hotel and room noisy. The reception is on the 1st floor which is fine and the greeting and check in was excellent, some really nice staff work here. We were originally given a room on the 4th floor which I thought would be great as further from the street / less noisy ! As it turned out the 5th floor has a bar / restaurant and being directly underneath I could hear the movement of tables and chairs. I asked to change room and the service was excellent, no drama at all, we were moved to a room on the 3rd floor. The hotel was immaculate / like new, the room and the air con was superb and as previously mentioned the staff and the service was excellent. The location of the Hotel is excellent, literally directly opposite the lido. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again, I’d just ask in advance to be on the 3rd floor if possible.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Paul, Thank you for your amazing feedback. We always do our best to make our guests comfortable and I am glad we managed to rectify the initial inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Jenna C wrote a review Jan 2024
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Really enjoyable stay here, great location and excellent, friendly and helpful staff. Room had great amenities, WiFi was great quality and we were able to cast from our own apps to the TV. Would recommend to anybody staying in Cairns in future. Really pleased!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Liz W wrote a review Jan 2024
Foresthill, California195 contributions62 helpful votes
Overall, a clean and modern hotel in a very convenient location. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby, very close to the harbor, with lovely ocean views from the rooftop restaurant. There were some initial communication issues between our group and the hotel but those were resolved quickly and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and kind. The rooftop bar and restaurant is very nice with tasty and creative menu. The views are lovely and a very relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are clean, modern and comfortable. Would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 26 Jan 2024
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Smiley273 wrote a review Jan 2024
Byron Bay, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
The roof top restaurant is very impressive but the stand out if my whole experience was the above & beyond customer service. It was a 5 star experience and faultless. I’ll be back and sending more friends here for events in the future
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Dear Smiley273, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you back soon!
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cschulze wrote a review Dec 2023
Singapore14 contributions2 helpful votes
Such a beautiful hotel. The location is perfect… close to many restaurants and bars, clean and comfy room, rooftop restaurant had great food. No window but a cut cutout with plants… creative way to handle that. Restaurant service wasn’t great but it didn’t impact my experience. A few cleanliness issues but nothing too concerning. Definitely worth a stay!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Your comments are appreciated and will be passed onto the team so they can keep up the good work and improve where possible.
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Dave wrote a review Dec 2023
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom585 contributions97 helpful votes
I have been to Cairns 4 times before and have stayed in various hotels including the Pacific, Pullman and Hilton all pre covid. The price of the Oaks attracted me to stay in the hotel this time.. it was so much cheaper than the rest, and the location is fantastic. I stayed at the Oaks for 6 nights, whilst I did various trips. I arrived in Cairns not having booked any trips up at all. First the good bits.. the location - Most of the water based trips go from the marina which is a 5 minute walk away. There is a travel booking agent opposite if you need to book anything up, that the hotel cannot do. The hotel is a minutes walk to the lagoon, and two minutes from the big wheel, whcih is actually cheap to go on. There are numerous restaurants, and places to drink very locally, and the hotel bar on the rooftop has fantastic views out across the esplanade and sea. The hotel bar drinks prices are reasonably priced and has a happy hour between 3pm and 5pm. I did not eat in the hotel so cannot comment on the food, but Woolworths is a 5 minute walk away, and the night market is again 5 minutes walk away, and there is a nice pizza takeaway called 3 black bears a 3 minute walk away. The crown hotel ..seemed to have all the Cairns pub regulars was a 6 minutes walk away. If you wanted to gamble... not for me the Reef hotel was a 6 minute walk away. The bed in my inside room was very comfortable, one of the best in my eight week stay in OZ. Now the minus point - reception is on the first floor, so you have to get a lift or walk up the stairs to reception. Depending on the time of day, sometimes walking was quicker. I had an inside room, so I did not have a window in the room, which made it easier to go to sleep, but also meant I spent more time outside the room. The rooftop bar views counter-acted the no window in the room for me. My room wasn't cleaned during my 6 day stay, as per the booking, so the rubbish mounted up in the bin, and I had to go to reception a couple times to get tea bags and milk for a cup of tea. Overall - I enjoyed staying at the Oaks, as it was so close to everything I wanted to do, and the price was good for 6 nights. The no window in the room didn't bother me a I spent most of the time out of the room.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
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AU$207 - AU$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oaks Cairns Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Oaks Cairns Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Aquarium (0.5 km), Esplanade Boardwalk (0.10 km), and Cairns Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oaks Cairns Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Oaks Cairns Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Oaks Cairns Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snoogies, Cruze Coffee, and Gelocchio.
Is Oaks Cairns Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Is Oaks Cairns Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.