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Cairns Aquarius

107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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A Cairns Aquarius holiday apartment is the perfect holiday destinaton choice for your stay in tropical Cairns, Far North Queensland. Enjoy the accommodation convenience of a fully furnished, self-contained, waterfront holiday apartment in the heart of Cairns city. Stroll along the Cairns Esplanade, recline on a sun lounge by the pool or experience the breathtaking ocean views from your private balcony in Tropical Far North Queensland. All premium apartments have been fully refurbished. Book direct with Cairns Aqarius through our Web Site or call us. Troy and Elisabeth.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Snorkelling
Tennis court
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Modern
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Hamen J wrote a review Feb 2024
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Absolute scam of a place and management. We booked for 5 nights - on our first night upon returning from dinner, we found 30+ cockroaches littered across the kitchen, living space, bedroom and bathrooms. We tried to call the emergency contact number and there was no response so we sent a text message. An hour later we got this response ‘insects are very much part of life in the tropics of North Queensland and nothing to be concerned about’ We understand a few bugs and maybe even 1 cockroach in the apartment but over 30?! We asked to move apartments and Richard (the manager) said there were non available and said ‘there isn’t much else i can do except reassure that they won’t cause any harm and are very normal’ - not sure if it’s just me, but 30 cockroaches crawling on the kitchen countertops and bedding is certainly not acceptable or NORMAL. We grabbed our belongings, where cockroaches were crawling all over our bags, and checked out straight away and had to find a hotel for the night and our further 4 nights we had booked the apartment for. For a month, Richard ignored calls from the booking company, Agoda, to fully compensate us for the 5 nights that we did not stay. After they finally got through, he has decided to not refund us our money due to the ‘policy’ - surely the policy should be to have a habitable apartment and not scam people out of over £700 An infested, poorly managed apartment with horrific communication from Richard - he should be appalled at offering it in this state. Honestly do yourself a favour, DO NOT BOOK.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Julie C wrote a review Jan 2024
Gawler, Australia62 contributions49 helpful votes
Booked Cairns Aquarius in Oct 2023 hated that when you book you dont speak to someone stright away you end up leaving a message for them to ring you back which was never the case in previous years as wanted to book a certain apartment> the Aprtment was great as always and even better since owner has now upgraded the bathrooms only other issue was I hired a car for the last 24 hrs of our stay when i went to park car in private parking spot for the unit we were in there were a few linen trolleys put where I was supposed to park my car again ring management get answering machine I called twice in the end I just thought Im not sitting here waiting for them to answer so had no choice and parked my car in another units car spot mananagment finally got back to me and said i could move my car to another spot I stated Im not going back to move my car now and they then said the car should be alright where it is.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Vanessa A wrote a review July 2023
Tasmania, Australia259 contributions28 helpful votes
Nice location and within walking distance of everything. The views are breathtaking and the rooms are clean and well kept perfect for what we needed. The check in was well explained and easy. Parking was secure and easy to get into. Will definitely stay again
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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SanjitAuckland wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland34 contributions10 helpful votes
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Location and views from the verandah was the only positive aspect of the property. We stayed at Unit 29 on the 4th floor. Disliked · 1. The guest room a/c was faulty and no attempts were made to repair in spite of reporting immediately on arrival of our 7 nights stay. 2 guests had to sleep overnight in the living room sofas to avoid hot and sticky guest room. 2. The accommodation lacks repair, upkeep and maintenance. The bedroom windows have no sills and there is a major gaping hole between the wall and window frame making it a major health and safety hazard for the guests. It is an awkward lack of attention to basic standards of the property. 3. No vacuum cleaner or proper clean brush to clean up the property at departure, though leaving conditions warrant a tidy and clean place. The supplied brush sheds more dirt than it sweeps.A likely $100 fee is leviable in case the property is left unclean and tidy! 4. Lack of basic supplies like garbage bag, garbage bins and cleaning supplies. 5. Power tripped once for no reason. 6.The second bathroom shower tap handle comes off and drops to the cubicle floor. You are lucky not to get it on your feet!! 7. Lack of communication from the hosts. Phones and messages remain unanswered. 8. Promised discount for non-functional a/c in bedroom never materialised.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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vp662016 wrote a review Mar 2023
Perth, Australia32 contributions41 helpful votes
WHILST THE APARTMENTS WERE IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION, UNFORTUNATELY THE APARTMENTS THEMSELVES NEED RENOVATING. I DID NOT REALISE THIS PROPERTY WOULD BE A JOINT RESIDENTIAL AND GUEST ACCOMMODATION. THE OUTSIDE FASCIAS WERE BEING REPLACED WHICH MEANT WORK STARTED AT 7AM TO REPLACE WINDOWS ETC. THE HALLWAY TO THE APARTMENT WAS DINGY AND STAINED CARPET AND A CUPBOARD NEXT TO OUR ROOM HAD A NOTICE ABOUT ASBESTOS ON IT! THE AIR CON IN THE MAIN ROOM AND MASTER BEDROOM WORKED WELL BUT THE OTHER BEDROOM HAD A "WINDOW RATTLER" WHICH WAS NOISY AND ONLY JUST ABOVE THE BED ITSELF. THE TWO BEDS IN THAT ROOM REALLY NEEDED NEW MATTRESSES. I GUESS YOU HAVE TO WEIGH UP THE COST OF THE ACCOMMODATION AND DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO PAY A LITTLE EXTRA TO GET A BETTER ROOM AT ANOTHER HOTEL.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Teresa N wrote a review Jan 2023
Medowie, Australia1191 contributions198 helpful votes
When we arrived at our booked apartment, we could immediately see that it was very old and in need of a facelift. What we didn't like was that it was not very clean, especially behind the television and curtains, so much dust. Yuk! We had a long drive to get to Cairns and were a little tired and the last thing we needed was to have to wash all the crockery in the cupboards, but that is what we had to do as there were little ants everywhere. Even when I started cooing dinner they were running along the backsplash and the walls. Then we noticed insect spray in the cupboard so used that. Over our five nights stay we had to buy more insect spray as the ants just kept coming back. Also, the air-conditioning unit in the second bedroom was all rusted, and the room also uninviting. Glad we didn't have anyone else staying with us. Never have we stayed at an accommodation that was not cleaned very well. The owner needs to do repairs and give the place a fresh coat of paint, and make sure the cleaners do their job before guest check in. We would not recommend this apartment to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Julie C wrote a review Oct 2022
Gawler, Australia62 contributions49 helpful votes
We stayed in apartment 44 on website states its a standard apartment when booking i was told it is now a premium apartment as had been renovated on entering apartment it was plain nothing exciting not tastefully decorated old fridge kettle and toaster from kmart some glasses were cloudy as old hair dryer kept cutting out main bed extra firm. yes the bathrooms were renovated and a couple of pieces of new furniture but i have stayed in premium apartments here before and they are always beautifully decorated and top end appliances and feel like luxury on entering apartment 44 it did not do this will not be booking this apartment again will go with the other premium apartments I have stayed in
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Leigh W wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia45 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed here for 3 nights (apartment 42) and was so impressed. Such a beautiful and comfortable apartment. Great location restaurants and food shopping, brilliant views from the balcony over the water and also views out the back windows towards the mountains - so sunrises & sunsets. Great pool. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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JadedA wrote a review Aug 2022
Perth, Australia57 contributions20 helpful votes
The location of this apartment was right on the waterfront, close to many restaurants and attractions, yet it was completely quiet with the windows closed. With a spacious balcony and large windows, there was choice of a sea breeze with esplanade people watching or an air-conditioned sleep. The decor was tropical themed and relaxing. The kitchen was well appointed to actually cook meals (rather than just microwave takeout) which was appreciated during a Covid outbreak. Excellent security and parking. This spacious apartment seemed really good value to us compared to what else is around.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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lgecc wrote a review Aug 2022
Molong, Australia162 contributions126 helpful votes
We chose a standard apartment and we very happy with our choice. The apartment was on the 7th floor at the southern end of the building. The view is amazing. This apartment (42) had great cross ventilation with a constant breeze that made airconditioning unnecessary. The complex has two pools, a sauna and spa plus a tennis court and BBQ. All were spotless and well maintained. You can't fault the location. It is easy to walk to anywhere in Cairns city. The Marina is a 5-10 minute flat walk. The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is only a few minutes away. There are restaurants next door that are great value. In fact you can walk to all of the city sites and tour buses will pick you up at the door. Troy and Elisabeth had prepared the apartment beautifully. It was spotless and looked wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble and you can make bookings through their website. Troy immediately fixed a small issue while we were out. This is a secure building with a fob needed for access to the building, lift and garage. Enough of the essentials are provided to get you through a few days, there is an IGA around the corner but a much better Woolworths is three blocks away.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$324 - AU$534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairns Aquarius
Which popular attractions are close to Cairns Aquarius?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Aquarium (0.2 km), Muddy's Playground (0.4 km), and Esplanade Boardwalk (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairns Aquarius?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cairns Aquarius?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cairns Aquarius?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairns Aquarius?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairns Aquarius?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelocchio, Devine Gelato, and Cairns Burger Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cairns Aquarius?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Cairns Aquarius located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cairns Aquarius?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Cairns Aquarius have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cairns Aquarius accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.