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53 - 57 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#23 of 69 hotels 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. Important information: In accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, Hotel facilities may experience temporary closures or changes to operating times and/or services provided. Please contact our reception for further details. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.
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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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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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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lagoon View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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JandJ74 wrote a review June 2022
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked for one night at the Mantra Esplanade Cairns in June, and paid extra for a “sea view”. We were so disappointed with what was advertised as a 4 star Hotel. The room was dirty, and the decor “tired”, with stains over the lounge suite and torn curtains. The view of the sea from the tiny balcony was not worth the extra money. We are Accor Plus Members, and presume we were up-graded to one of their better rooms! We will certainly not be staying here again!
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Annalisa E wrote a review June 2022
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Filthy rooms with urine stained mattress protectors and mattresses Bathrooms are aged and in disrepair Furniture is either broken Avoid at all costs my son got sick with the poor conditions This does not equate to all other Mantra we have stayed across Australia
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The rooms are privately owned and not kept up to normal Mantra standard
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Jax E wrote a review June 2022
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
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I can tell you for the price this may be one of the worst hotels I have stayed. Rooms are old, scratches and marks all over, outdated and small. Pool is very small and uninviting. Views and balconies are gritty and dirty. No privacy blinds so the room is in complete darkness or completely visible to the street. Bathrooms are very outdated and small with a tub and shower above. You can't even buy water in this hotel, was looked at like I was stupid for asking if I could even buy some from the bar. ( the small empty bar that no one wants to use. ) Mattress have indentation from previous guests.. colours of the pillows have yellow markings. After looking up the mattress brand ans model its decades old also. Apparently the rooms are privately owned so you may get a nicer one depending on the owner? Not sure, although I have seen three rooms now and they all are terrible. You couldn't pay me to stay here again. CHOOSE ELSEWHERE. SERIOUSLY CHOOSE ELSEWHERE. $300 a night to for what seems like someone's neglected spare room
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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S F wrote a review June 2022
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Booking was rearranged from 1 bedroom apartment to a hotel room by staff at Mantra Esplanade to allow for apartment owner to stay even though I requested an apartment with walk in access to shower as my mother has very limited mobility and was assured the only 1 bedroom aptmt with walk in shower would be reserved for us. Prior to booking, I called the hotel to ask if they had an apartment with walk in shower as my mother had limited mobility and cannot step into bath shower. I was told they did and to book online through my ACCOR membership, make a note in reservation requesting walk in bathroom then call hotel back which I did. The hotel reception (same person) told me she had allocated us the only 1 bedroom apartment that had walk in shower access and had made a note about this on their reservation system. Two days before our stay was to commence the hotel called and said they had just seen my note requesting the above mentioned room however the owner would is still using the room so for the first 2 days of our stay we would have to stay in a hotel room, no walk in shower!! I explained that i had requested and was told we could have the only 1 bedroom apartment with walk in shower by the hotel. This was dismissed by the receptionist, I then had to again request for at least a hotel room with walk in shower!!!! Duh, were you even listening to me??? When i stated this mix up was the hotel's fault not mine i was offered a refund, this was not an option as I had already paid $1700+ for 6 nights and would not be able to find another affordable property due to increase in hotel prices at the time. I then had to request a refund for difference in pri e of motel room and apartment. Wasrefunded $30 so then had to again request the correct amount of diffetence for two nights and was eventually refunded the difference! The hotel room was disgraceful, (room 407) very small with old scratched and dated furniture as well as scrape and scuff marks over walls and door. Apartment (305) was nice however had to clean the kitchen bench, fridge and microwave when we got there as were dirty and had small bits of food scraps throughout. Absolute disgrace and definately not worth the money.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kurt L wrote a review June 2022
Buderim, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location. Easy walking distance to many local sites, shops and restaurants. comfortable stay. Very welcoming entrance. The outlook from this hotel is very good and provides you the genuine sense of being in the tropics.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Great coffee just down from the entrance
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Andrew W wrote a review May 2022
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I was fortunate enough to be in one of the 7th Floor suites and I found it spacious, clean, comfortable. The hotel was staffed by friendly helpful people who seemed to enjoy being at work. All round great experience
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Mantra Esplanade, Guest Services / Front Office at Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Responded 29 May 2022
Dear P6318YZandreww, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review after your stay at Mantra Esplanade in Cairns. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in a great room at our great location in the heart of the Esplanade. It is pleasing to hear the staff were friendly and helpful - they are an amazing team. We hope to see you again one day in the future. Kind Regards Leah Sullivan Front Office Manager
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rigbyfamily218 wrote a review May 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Mantra Esplanade Cairns is well located. The staff is very efficient and the service is outstanding. The reception staff provide excellent service and provide well informed information regarding local attractions and sightseeing options.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Mantra Esplanade, Guest Services / Front Office at Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Responded 29 May 2022
Dear Rigbyfamily218, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review after your stay at Mantra Esplanade. It is pleasing to hear you had a memorable experience at our excellent location in Cairns. Thank you for your kinds words on the reception staff - we are thankful to have an amazing bunch of people who love what they do. Kind Regards Leah Sullivan Front Office Manager
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Enrique M wrote a review May 2022
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The room was ok and quiet but at that price I expected something better. The staff were polite and helpful and the location of the hotel is great. I wouldn't mind staying there again at a lower price point.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Michelle S wrote a review May 2022
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Mantra Esplanade Cairns is a lovely hotel, perfectly located on the esplanade opposite Cairns Lagoon, easy walk to the Pier, Casino, Cairns Central, and along the esplanade. Friendly, helpful staff. We will be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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ILoveDogs2014 wrote a review May 2022
Orange, Australia36 contributions8 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Walking distance to Reef trip boats,lagoon,Casino, cafes, restaurants , supermarket and shops and night markets. Our unit was top floor with lagoon view. Our only complaints would be that it is quite noisy ( yelling, early garbage trucks), which hotel cannot control and the double/queen bed which was uncomfortable unlike the king and singles which were quite comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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USD 157 - USD 253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mantra esplanade cairns hotel cairns, mantra esplanade hotel cairns, mantra esplanade resort cairns
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Outrigger
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Falafellicious, Cruze Coffee, and Snoogies.
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.