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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This accommodation was our home for 4 weeks whilst awaiting the birth of another grandchild and including for 2 weeks afterwards. It was a very spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. Staff were delightful and went out of their way to make our stay pleasurable. Supermarket and take away food shops close by. Not too far to walk to the...

Thank Genevieve G
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in a huge 2 bedroom apartment. As mentioned in previous reviews the apartments are old style but ours was modern decor and was not expecting such space. It is a 10 minute walk into town but we liked that and at night despite being near the hospital it was so quiet being away from the...

Thank cazza70
Merrimac, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had 2 bedroom apartment on the 6th floor. Rooms are spacious with free wifi for the kids is great too. Pool is a good size & the spa was great. Great view from our room, large kitchen. Beds were fine, showers were a bit average in both bathrooms (leaking) we had a few little issues but Lilly was very...

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment - older building but the rooms are much larger than the newer buildings these days. Very polite and efficient at Reception, really good views of the Esplanade and out to sea and within easy walking distance to the city centre, casino, night markets etc. However...we had a bad experience with a snippy english...

2Thank Pickypernickity
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

What a great location and a great place to stay. We had a newly renovated 2 bedroom apartment with great views of the ocean!! The staff were very accomodating and friendly. Best value for money around town, we will be back. Thankyou 181for a great weekend.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment with 2 teenage girls size of the apartment was fabulous. As other people have said it is in need of an up grade but then you have to expect to pay more! I couldn't find anything else even close to this price in this location for a family of 4 with WiFi and...

1Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My parents, fiance and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment here over the weekend, the room was huge! and fully self contained, the service was fine and the location very good, about a 10min walk to the night markets, it is next to the hospital but still very quiet, I would defiantly stay there again!

Thank Endeavourstreet
Fox Glacier
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights in apartment 22. Great location and views! Nice sized apartment. The big downside was the cleanliness!!! Had to wash every plate and dish before you used it as it still had the last guests food on them. Fridge and cupboards need a good clean out!!!!! The pillows on the couch were stained and we took them...

Thank sunsetmotellers
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

ACIs not working properly and rhe place is a bit dated and in need of an upgrade. Stayed here 10 years ago and it feels like no maintenance has been done since. Beds were comfortable and the view is excellent but has not improved the old tired apartment.

Thank Ian B
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I booked a two bedroom apartment for a friends visit. The carpet in both bedrooms were badly stained and looked like cigarette burns throughout. The main bathroom had a terrible smell that was quite disgusting in the morning & we were glad to leave at this point. I had wanted to extend our stay, but ended up at a nearby...

Thank Jade W

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about 181 The Esplanade

Address: 181 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $157 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“I stayed in an apartment which is in the Tower 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms lounge kitchen and balcony also washing machine.”
 of 5 bubbles 59leanneb, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room away from Carins hospital windows, and ask for newly furnished room.”
  • View from room's patio
 of 5 bubbles 336robynd, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be on the opposite side to the hospital.”
 of 5 bubbles gazzabuc, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“request ocean view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles cathy677, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose room 25. It's a disgrace.”
  • Dust on a bedroom light typical of the room
  • The shower solution. Note the swollen chip board repairs.
  • Top of the stove exhaust sticky and stained with congealed fat
  • Plant growing on our balcony. How does a cleaner miss this in the time it has taken to grow
 of 5 bubbles markjackson100, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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