Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Jogging track

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Jacuzzi

Overview

The tranquil 4-star Mercure Cairns Harbourside Hotel offers quick access to Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1986, the hotel underwent a renovation in 1999.

The property boasts great location minutes away from Cairns Regional Gallery train station. The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Base Hospital.

The vicinity of a rainforest and parks as well as quick access to casinos and restaurants set the hotel apart.

Mercure Cairns Harbourside Hotel is within a 5-minute drive to Cairns airport.

Rooms

The hotel has 173 spacious rooms with contemporary décor featuring a balcony, individual climate control, a minibar, high-speed internet and an in-room safe. Some rooms feature views over Trinity Bay and the Coral Sea. Guests can make use of a hairdryer, a roll in shower and complimentary toiletries in every bathroom.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves international dishes. The Blue Mango Cafe Wine bar features live music and Wi-Fi for guests' comfort and offers coffee, tea and wines.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests can rent cars to discover the area.

Relax

Babysitting and cribs are available for children. For active guests a gym and a jogging track are provided.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   173.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Jogging track
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Free city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Postal service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Center
  • Cairns
    4.3 km
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    4.0 km
  • Kowanyama (KWM)
    457.0 km
Train Stations
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    1.8 km
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Teshi's Restaurant
    30 m
  • Diggers Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
    190 m
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    1.6 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    173

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 28 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 28 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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        Executive Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Cairns location
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          Hotel Address:

          209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cairns
            4.3 km
          Airports
          • Cairns (CNS)
            4.0 km
          • Kowanyama (KWM)
            457.0 km
          Train Stations
          • Cairns Regional Gallery
            1.8 km
          • Cairns Central Station
            1.9 km
          • Bus stop
            400 m
          Restaurants
          • Teshi's Restaurant
            30 m
          • Diggers Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
            190 m
          Beaches
          • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
            1.6 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            7
          • Number of rooms:
            173

          Hotel Awards

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • The Center of Contemporary Arts - 1.3 km
          • The Cairns Civic Theater - 1.3 km
          • Deep Sea Divers Den - 1.5 km

          Places of interest

          • Cairns Electorate Office - 1.3 km
          • Cairns Esplanade - 1.3 km
          • Cairns City Library - 1.5 km
          • Cairns Family Court - 1.6 km
          • Cairns Night Markets - 1.6 km
          • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon - 1.6 km
          • TAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus - 1.6 km
          • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 1.7 km
          • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre - 1.8 km
          • Rusty's Markets - 1.8 km
          • Cairns Magistrates Court - 2.1 km
          • Martin College - 2.1 km
          • Cairns Regional Council - 2.3 km

          Train stations

          • Cairns Regional Gallery - 1.7 km
          • Cairns Central Station - 1.8 km
          • Cairns Central Station - 1.8 km

          Convention centers

          • Cairns Convention Centre - 2.0 km
          • Cairns Rainforest Dome - 2.2 km

          Shopping areas

          • The Cairns Museum - 1.7 km

          Amusement

          • Lagoon - 1.4 km

          Museums

          • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens - 2.1 km

          Public parking

          • Cairns Base Hospital - 400 m

          Local attractions

          • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon - 1.6 km
            Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
          • Cairns Regional Gallery - 1.8 km
            Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns
          • Cairns Botanic Gardens - 2.2 km
            64 Collins Ave, Cairns
          • Cairns Botanical Gardens - 1.6 km
            1 Collins Ave
          • Cairns Harbour Cruises - 2.0 km
            Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

          Restaurants nearby

          • Teshi's Restaurant - 30 m

            Address: 209-217 The Esplanade
            Phone: (07) 4051 8999

            71% likes this, based on 49 reviews

          • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant - 370 m

            Address: Corner of Lake & Gatton Street
            Phone: 07 40514622

            75% likes this, based on 363 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
            Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 19

          • Mecca Bah - 380 m

            Address: Cairns Marina

            55% likes this, based on 135 reviews
            Cuisine: Turkish

          • Diggers Restaurant - 190 m

            Address: 20-24 digger st
            Phone: 0740521120

            62% likes this, based on 42 reviews
            Cuisine: Australian
            Price Range: GBP 14 - GBP 24

          • Cock & Bull - 360 m

            Address: 6 Grove St
            Phone: (07) 4031 1160

            61% likes this, based on 155 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            7
          • Number of rooms:
            173

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          Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

          Average guest rating

          7.6out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 143 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Friendly, efficient staff greeted us on arrival. Room was comfortable and had all the facilities required. Hotel bus was handy for trips to and from town

          • Single
            9.2

            desk and bar staff professional but not stuffy.

            my room had no mini bar (?) not a big issue. room 201

          • Single
            7.0

            clean bed, nice and friendly staff at the reception, easy transportation to the citycenter, but: last bus at 10 pm

            the basthroom can use a light renovation

          • Couple
            3.8

            Even does not have toothbrush!!!!!nobody told me internet access would be charged when I checked in. when I checked out , a bill about $100 showed on me and I had to pay for the internet access

          • Single
            7.4

            the guest mini bus into the city centre

            its location probably to far from the city centre aprox 20 mins walk

          • Single
            6.2

            great location but the hotel next door was cheaper and had better facilities

            Air conditioning did not work, TV poor reception and old style display,had dinner but the steak was tuff, sinue and poor quality for the price, i told the waiter

          • Single
            7.8

            The room was enormous! I enjoyed it was centrally located to meet my needs and as usual the friendly staff.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            The extreme friendliness of the staff, and the variaty of nationalities was very positive.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            We were happy with the friendly, helpful staff. We were also very comfortable and thought we got good value for money.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Beautiful view, The room was great and comfortable. The city transfer was very useful.

          • Couple
            7.4

            our room ws spacious and had a balcony, nice enough hotel

            about 20 mins walk to the town centre, which is quite a bit of a walk esp when walking in 30 degrees. would prefer a hotel nearer the centre.

          • Group of friends
            9.2

            I liked the view, even though the weather was rainy and overcast (rainy season).The staff was very helpful and the room was clean and comfy. Little further from downtown than I thought, but no big deal.

            It would be nicer if the internet were free (as a number of hotels in Vancouver, Canada)

          • Couple
            8.8

            The staff was great. Our room had a nespresso machine to make coffee with. Walking distance to city centre but they offer a shuttle bus nonetheless. Great memory foam mattresses! Nice size bed and room too.

            The shower has a strange effect: when you open the faucet completely a strange airflow develops which blows the shower curtain everywhere, resulting in a drenched bathroom. Not opening the faucet completely alleviates this somewhat, but maybe they should just add some weights to the shower curtain. Ofcourse this is just a small nitpick, it's a great hotel.

          • Couple
            7.4

            Comfortable room with a balcony, a great view overlooking the bay and very convenient to the airport. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Shuttle bus is very handy if you dont feel like walking to and from town, which is a nice walk.

            Only issue would be not having maintenance support on weekends. Coming from hotels myself, some simple tv problem solving training for staff would be beneficial, and giving staff a key to access the tv cabinet seems necessary.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            This is top class accommodation but allowing it to also be for the older traveller.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Cairns location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cairns
            4.3 km
          Airports
          • Cairns (CNS)
            4.0 km
          • Kowanyama (KWM)
            457.0 km
          Train Stations
          • Cairns Regional Gallery
            1.8 km
          • Cairns Central Station
            1.9 km
          • Bus stop
            400 m
          Restaurants
          • Teshi's Restaurant
            30 m
          • Diggers Restaurant (cuisine: Australian)
            190 m
          Beaches
          • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
            1.6 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            7
          • Number of rooms:
            173

          Hotel Awards

          AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCairnsHoliday Inn Cairns Harbourside

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

          Use Badge