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Mantra Esplanade Cairns

53 - 57 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#2 of 8 resorts in Cairns
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Just steps away from the Cairns Swimming Lagoon and offering sweeping ocean, city and mountain views Mantra Esplanade offers a range of Hotel Rooms to fully self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments, featuring air conditioning, a balcony, cable TV, hair dryer, internet access (fee), iron and ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities. Onsite facilities include 24 hour reception desk, tour desk, swimming pool, spa (not heated), exercise room and barbecue area. In the evening, stroll down the Esplanade to the night markets where you'll find souvenirs, aboriginal art work, crafts, homewares and jewellery. Cairns is a nature lover's paradise and the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Take the SkyRail cable car and glide above the spectacular rainforest canopy to the laid-back market town of Kuranda. Catch the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns to enjoy more breathtaking scenery. This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Diving
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Car park
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English
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Willy N wrote a review Feb 2024
Medan, Indonesia1 contribution
Probably one of the best location in downtown Cairns. Close to the Night Markets, Ferry Terminal and right across from the Esplanade along with other amenities. Upon check in we were served by Mr. Cunha and his associates. They were all friendly and professional, making the stay really pleasant. The only thing we hoped to be made available as standard was the daily room cleaning service as opposed to the pay-per-use cleaning services. Otherwise, a really fine stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dallsallad wrote a review Feb 2024
Seaford, Australia13 contributions
I enjoyed my time at the mantra. Staff are friendly. Pool was clean, and gym facilities. Rooms are good. I would have just like a small couch as the fold out bed for my daughter took up all of the lounge area. If not a couch then another arm chair to sit down and watch tv. Kitchen faculties - the elec stove worked well. Perhaps some better kitchen things like saucepans a bit outdated.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melanie W wrote a review Feb 2024
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Avoid unless you want to hear a jackhammer and heavy construction noise beside your room! We booked a 1 bed esplanade view apartment with Agoda for 4 nights and upon checking in I asked if we could have the same room for our entire stay of 6 nights and I was happy to pay extra to upgrade the other 2 nights. We were put into a city view 1 bed apartment which wasn’t the room we had booked and on the second day of our stay we were awoken to heavy construction noise in the apartment next door. They were jackhammering up tiles and the noise was deafening. After several hours of this we called down to reception then went to speak with them. They assured us the noise would be one day only and offered us a coffee voucher as compensation. I complained that the noise was unacceptable and strongly believe no paying customer should be put next door to that noise and also raised that I was unhappy that we didn’t get the room we paid extra for to have the esplanade view. The manager asked me to send the confirmation email from our booking to confirm as he said that the city view room was booked in their system. We eventually were offered a room change from the next day but they had asked us to pay an upgrade fee even though I had proof I had paid for 4 nights in this room type and 2 nights in the lower category which we had been put into. I didn’t think this was fair but the manager was blaming the third party booking. We would have stayed in the lower category room and not complained except for the noise disturbance which continued for the next several days despite his advice it would be only a day. The room we moved into was so much nicer and more modern but we could still hear the renovation noise which seemed to be happening on every floor of the hotel. I have stayed at Accor properties all over the world and I’ve never encountered such bad customer service and expecting us to pay again more to stay in a room we have already paid for and provided irrefutable proof of this. It has really turned me off staying in any Accor properties in the future if this is how you treat the guests and loyal customers of many years. The rooms next door to the renovations should be closed off from being booked, it’s not fair on guests to have to be woken up by extreme noise and be treated rudely when they complain about it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Robert J wrote a review Feb 2024
Central Coast, Australia4 contributions
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We loved the location, view of the esplanade pool and staying in an apartment that meant we could cook when we want and eat at one of the many restaurants at the hotels door. A little outdated for us ie shower curtains / bathroom. That said, we would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check out Rusty’s Market for amazing fresh produce which is a small walk away.
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Gail Shaw wrote a review Feb 2024
Whyanbeel, Australia1 contribution
Tired, tired, tired, and gloomy! A giant tourist company like Accor should realise that one dump of a hotel reflects badly on their other offerings around the world. The linen was clean enough but that sticky old grey carpet made me feel like washing my feet again once I’d gotten into bed. And that was just the start. The electric drill at work in the next room put paid to an afternoon nap. And I know staffing is a problem nationwide but when I phoned to double check on my booking because I hadn’t received a confirmation I was told I DIDNT have a booking. That despite my quoting both my reservation and booking number. It took me another couple of hours to sort—- -time I didn’t have. Luckily i found an Accor central booking phone number and they confirmed my booking in seconds. It seems the receptionist at Mantra heard my name as SHOW rather than SHAW. But whay didn’t my reservation # work!! Overall vert overpriced and not suitable for people with reasonable expectatiions. Given the strange two tattoed ladies who were booking in at the same time as me, Accor is now a home away from home for someone who doesn’t have one. Truly ghastly.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Geoff B wrote a review Jan 2024
Airlie Beach, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently had our New Year stay at the Mantra Esplanade Cairns Queensland. We have booked this hotel every year for the past 6 years. They overcharged me, I have been communicating with them with no communication back. The manager was to get back to me in January, still waiting on his call, email.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Karen W wrote a review Jan 2024
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Underwhelming room in a good location. Arrived early off a flight, asked for a call when room was ready, didn't happen, walked around in the heat waiting until 2pm. Lounge smelled of urine, cushion covers stained & filthy. No standard items like milk, water or ice. No bar, cafe or restaurant Extended our stay but went to Mantra Trinity.... no comparison. Lovely room & very clean.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Forget the balcony, tiny space taken up with AC units blowing hot air on you. Go up the road to...
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Response from Mantra Esplanade, Guest Services / Front Office at Mantra Esplanade Cairns
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Dear S4305UFkarenw, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at Mantra Esplanade in Cairns. We do hope you were able to enjoy the many sights Cairns has to offer visitors to the region. Kind Regards The Mantra Esplanade Team
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Erna M wrote a review Jan 2024
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia73 contributions38 helpful votes
we had a 2 bedroom apartment; fabulous view, nice outdoor area with 2 verandahs, smooth check in, best location of all the hotels around the esplanade we have stayed in. Plenty of light and fresh air. Would definitley book again. minor detractions would be bed linen very nominal; only had topsheet and rather dated bedspread of unpleasant fabric to sleep under and it would be good to be able to keep the doors between rooms open so you dont need to use your card all the time.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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R B wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions11 helpful votes
Best thing about this place is the location , in need of much improvement ie refurbished in a lot of areas , very old not in any way modern , over priced for the room , they charge for the location on the esplanade.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: It’s great for location but not facilities very old , check other hotels first .
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Passenger37562375362 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent spacious apartment suited our family's needs perfectly. The hotel is perfectly situated on the Esplanade with tons of restaurants to choose from although and nothing to do with the hotel they do get busy so if there is a particular one you would like to go to advanced booking is recommended
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: IPerfectly located place to stay along the Esplanade, just across from the Esplanade lagoon,...
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PRICE RANGE
AU$194 - AU$234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
124
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Which popular attractions are close to Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Nearby attractions include Esplanade Boardwalk (0.2 km), Cairns Museum (0.3 km), and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snoogies, Cruze Coffee, and Falafellicious.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Mantra Esplanade Cairns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Mantra Esplanade Cairns have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Mantra Esplanade Cairns accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.