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Cairns Harbour Lights
Ranked #17 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Brisbane, Australia
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104 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Perfect Stay in Cairns”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

I recently had the pleasure of spending one night in this beautiful hotel and only wished that it could have been longer. On booking I was automatically upgraded to a one bedroom apartment with a wonderful view over the city and water. It had absolutely every facility required, very spacious and tastefully decorated. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful and I will not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others. I am about to move to one of Cairn's northern beaches, but will find the excuse to stay here if I need to stay overnight in the city. Put this on your list of must stay hotels!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank magichappens48
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Hobart, Australia
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Couldn't fault it! It was new, quiet, well-positioned, had a great view, well-appointed and clean. Will definitely try to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank WestyTweedValley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

What a spot- to look over the marina from your room and watch the tour boats go out each day. Rooms are compact but beautiful. Could have stayed much longer. Short walk to the restaurants and shops on the Esplanade.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

Very clean and contemporary 1 bedroom unit in a top location handy to loads of restaurants - all in walking distance, including casino and esplanade activities. 11am checkout is handy and parking on site for an additional fee. 24 hr reception with friendly staff. Enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

When we rang to book a room we had to go through too many menu selections even to do this. When we arrived there is a list at the check in of things you aren't allowed to do. The check in clerk tried to charge us extra to park the car and argued when we told him it was included. The design of the hotel makes you feel like you are looking out through the bars of a prison.The aircon in the room was really noisy, tho the room itself was nice. It was inmpossible to reach a towel from the shower without soaking the entire bathroom floor. And worst of all, I was charged $4 for a pack of 4 paracetamol painkillers. I expect to get ripped off buying alcohol from mini-bars, but this seemed very very mean. Would definitely not stay there again - luckily there is pleanty of choice in Cairns.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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5 Thank C G
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Additional Information about Cairns Harbour Lights

Property: Cairns Harbour Lights
Address: 1 Marlin Parade | CityPort Harbourfront Complex, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price range (per night): $141 - $241
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Harbour Lights 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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