We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cairns Aquarius

Show Prices
#25 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Cairns Aquarius
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Cairns Aquarius
See the most recent reviews
Showing 206: English reviews
New Jersey
Reviewed 24 November 2013

My daughter (who lives in Sydney) and my friend and I spent 3 days and nights in Cairns in early November. We chose the Aquarius because of the amount of space we would have for the price. We had the option of selecting a modernized apartment with beautiful ocean views, or an older "budget" apartment on the ground floor. We...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank megsite
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Dear Megsite, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and detailed review. Just fantastic that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Who knows, perhaps one day in the future we see you again at Cairns Aquarius. Kind regards, Don and Annette

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stayed in November for 10 days with family and friends. we couldn't fault our apartment and the beautiful views from the balcony. everything is so close to this hotel, reef trips, shops, restaurants. The staff and manager were very friendly and helpful. As stated on the website the apartment was very large and comfortable and also sparkingly clean. We only...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank john r
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Many thanks John R. Your review tells it as it is. Large comfortable apartments with every amenity. Fantastic ocean views and right in the center of everything. We look forward to seeing you return in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Don and Annette

Jamestown
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stayed at the Cairns Aquarius in November, 2013. The hotel, the staff, the staff, and the amenities were all excellent. The Aquarius is located on the Esplanade adjoining the boardwalk and right in the middle of the beach area. There are lots of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, and other activities in the immediate area. The apartment was large, well-equipped,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Roger W
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Roger W for you very complementary review. We really do go over the top to ensure that guests enjoy their stay with us. Reviews from guests like yourself are very rewarding and much appreciated. Kind regards, Don and Annette

Melbourne
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Booked this apartment with its close proximity to restaurants and was not disappointed. Lovely apartment, all amenities especially the air con. Staff were friendly and helpful. My only complaint is a general one that I find in most accomodation is that the cleaning staff do not take the extra effort to fix up those finer points. Mirror in main bedroom...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cheryl52Melbourne
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl52, Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us apologies for the cleaning problem. Very unusual as evidenced in other reviews. I have spoken to the cleaners, and that is what I feel make reviews so important to the hospitality industry. Sometimes it's the only way which we can be aware of the problem. Thanks and regards, Don and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The stay in cairns was enjoyed as the accomadation and overall service at the Aquarius apartments was very good. Staying so close to many shops and being able to take many walks along the boardwalk either day or night was most enjoyable. As well as having the chose of two pools to have a refreshing swim each day.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lois M
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Anne S for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Cairns Aquarius. Annette and I put in a lot of effort to ensure that all of the apartments are presented at the highest possible standard for our guests. Apartment 66 most certainly meets this criterion. Knowing that you will one day return, is the...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2013

A friend from Perth & I (from NZ) have just stayed at the Aquarius - we loved it - we were on the 3rd floor which was the perfect level to just sit & look across the road & watch all the goings on. I have never seen so many kids on bikes with the their families or so many...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dawn C
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Dawn C for your "Fabulous" review. Without a doubt you have fully appreciated one of the greatest benefits of staying at the Cairns Aquarius. Sitting out on the huge balcony and viewing the endless parade along the Esplanade is always interesting and often entertaining. Hopefully we will one day see you back at Cairns Aquarius. Kind regards, Don...

Adelaide
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We travel to Cairns often and usually stay in a hotel - this trip we were with my sister & her husband and decided to try self contained accommodation. We were very pleased with our apartment on the 11th floor with great views and large balcony overlooking the water. The apartment was spacious, clean and recently updated. Great location close...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anne S
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you Lois M, for taking the time to send a Trip Advisor review. It's always good for us to know that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. After all, good accommodation is usually the best part of any holiday. Don and Annette

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Perfect place to stay, right across the road from the waters edge and within minutes of restaurants and cafes. The owner, Annette, is helpful and accommodating. Apartment was very clean and tidy. This was a well needed break away to recharge our batteries which we definitely did. Large rooms and open plan kitchen/dining opening up to the deck overlooking the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Brenda K
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you so much Brenda K for your "Fantastic" review. I can't express enough appreciation that you took the time to write a Trip Advisor review and share your experience with others. Delighted to learn that you will one day return to Cairns Aquarius, Hopefully in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Don and Annette

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We travel often, at least two or three times every year and we have for years. Without hesitation we all agree this is the best accommodation ever. Best part is as stated in other reviews everyone is so friendly. Self check in was easy but management was on hand to ensure that parking and direction to apartment etc. was a...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank BRANDOZ212
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you BrandOz for your "Spectacular" review. We are really proud of what the Aquarius apartments offer. Reviews like yours really do make us feel like all of our work is worthwhile. Just brilliant that you enjoyed your holiday and your stay and that we can look to seeing you all again one day. Kind Regards, Don and Annette

Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

We got a good deal online and came up to spend time with family. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, from check in to check out. The rooms are a bit dated but overall lovely. Not to mention cairns as a city, friendly people, smiling faces everywhere you go, I guess it has to do with all the sunshine up...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jayteeanders
cairnsaquarius1, General Manager at Cairns Aquarius, responded to this review

Thank you "jayteeanders" for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you back at Cairns Aquarius one day. if you do return I recommend that you book one of our very modern premium apartments. Regards, Don and ANNETTE

167 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (116)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
View from Room (36)
Viewed
Room/Suite (35)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (51)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cairns hotels
0.9 km away
Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments
0.4 km away
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
#10 of 65 in Cairns
1,041 reviews
0.2 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
0.1 km away
Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
#27 of 65 in Cairns
1,423 reviews
0.3 km away
BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairns Aquarius

Address: 107 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $247 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Aquarius 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Hotels.com so you can book your Cairns Aquarius reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aquarius Hotel Cairns
Cairns Aquarius Queensland
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cairns
#7 Spa Hotel in Cairns
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cairns Aquarius staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Cairns Aquarius staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Obviously the higher up you are the better the view!”
 of 5 bubbles H7381YBpatrickd, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check quality of apartment before booking. All apartments are individually owned.”
 of 5 bubbles VarcoeFamily, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were in Apartment 64 and could not fault it.”
 of 5 bubbles Harves46, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Book and updated apartment. All units have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles Emerald_City_Gal, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Apartments in the middle of the building offer views up and down the Esplanade and we prefer at least half way up to maximise our views.”
  • Looking sSouth from apartment 39 (sixth floor) balcony
  • Looking North from Apartment 39 (sixth floor) balcony
  • View of Cairns Aquarius from the Esplanade
 of 5 bubbles Creigh2nS, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5