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Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade Cairns Cnr. The Esplanade & Minnie St., Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 67 hotels in Cairns
Travellers' Choice
3 1/2 star Hotel located about 2 blocks from center.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Italian
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mcgl wrote a review Mar 2021
Aussie traveller62 contributions88 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay here in late February/early March. I booked a suite at a very good rate and so enjoyed the luxury of plenty of room and uninterrupted sea views. The suite was very comfortable and well equipped with everything needed for a short stay and being on the top floor it was very quiet (though the air conditioner got quite loud at times). The staff were welcoming, helpful and very friendly. I loved the location, being right on the Esplanade for lovely walk, easy walk into the centre but far enough away to be quiet. I’ll definitely be back for a return visit.
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Date of stay: February 2021
tina wrote a review Mar 2021
Port Douglas, Australia34 contributions16 helpful votes
Recent stay in a one bedroom apartment. Quite comfortable. A little bit further away from attractions than we would of liked, especially if walking. Room small, however comfortable. Great king sized bed with balcony off of bedroom and lounge. Nice sized bathroom. Huge big screen tv in lounge. Small kitchen area with bar fridge and microwave. Best blockout curtains in any place I have ever stayed in! Huge Children's playground in front of hotel which would be amazing if you had kids. It was a comfortable stay and we would stay again , however need to take distance to markets etc into consideration, especially if you can not walk long distances. You have to pay a $100 deposit when you check in too, which does take a few days to be returned via bank. You do have option to pay this in cash, which I would recommend if you want money back instantly. Non smoking building which is brillaint. For smokers they do have to go outside on street to smoke.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SummerDays60 wrote a review Mar 2021
Darwin, Australia97 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed here for a night after arriving in Cairns and an early morning departure. The hotel is very conveniently located, clean and has plenty of parking close by. The actual hotel premises had little parking but there was a lot of on street parking. The restaurant was closed but there was a Cafe nereby offering 10% off their meals for guest's- not to mention all of there other nereby places to eat. The hotel was old, but it was clean and did the job, especially for the price ($85). I would definitely stay again for a short stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michellehughes1970 wrote a review Feb 2021
Launceston, Australia17 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed next door first of all at Rilley Crystalbrook first and then came here and wished we stayed here the whole time! Amazing value for money, great location, very clean and spacious modern rooms. Would highly recommend and will stay here again when visiting for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cairns Plaza Hotel, Other at Cairns Plaza Hotel
Responded 14 Feb 2021
Hi Michellehughes1970 Greetings from the Cairns Plaza Hotel. Thanks for your recent review of our hotel and such a price less one at that. We are very proud of the hotel and our rooms, our housekeeping team take pride with the rooms and that does show. We are fortunate enough to be locally owned and operated hence always making enhancements to the hotel. Once again thanks and we look forward to having you stay with us in the future.
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Frodo wrote a review Jan 2021
Western Australia, Australia4 contributions
Enjoyed our stay. A great location close to central Cairns. Excellent clean rooms and very helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Unfortunately the restaurant was having a remodel while we were there, otherwise 5 stars.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Cairns Plaza Hotel, Other at Cairns Plaza Hotel
Responded 18 Jan 2021
Dear WAFrodo Thanks for your recent stay with us at the hotel and your glowing 5 star review, WOW. Your right we are close enough to be able to walk to the CBD and enjoy the walk at the same time. We pride ourselves on our team members and our rooms ensuring they are of standards. The restaurant is currently going through an enhancement and hopefully you can experience this next time you stay with us. Take care and stay safe.
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USD 69 - USD 108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairns Plaza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Muddy's Playground (0.05 km), Cairns Aquarium (0.3 km), and St Monica's Cathedral (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dundee's at the Cairns Aquarium, Bagus Cafe, and Movenpick Of Switzerland - Cairns.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Cairns Plaza Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Chinese.
Does Cairns Plaza Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.