Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

ex. Mercure Cairns Harbourside

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

Wi-Fi

Parking

Paid on-site parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Free city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a 7-story hotel in the business district at a close proximity to Sugarworld Waterpark, Cairns Harbour Cruises and Cairns Night Markets offering modern rooms with a breathtaking view of Andes Mountains and Trinity Bay. Built in 1986 and remodeled in 1999, the contemporary hotel combines classical architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is in the great location steps away from a gallery and a theater. Guests can get to Cairns city center, which is 5 km away.

The vicinity of mountains and a lagoon as well as quick access to a stadium, restaurants and casinos set the hotel apart.

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is within a 5-minute drive to Cairns airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside are fitted with a mini-refrigerator, an in-room safe, satellite TV, high-speed internet and individual climate control. The guestrooms look out on the sea. Bathrooms are appointed with a hairdryer, a roll in shower and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy fresh meals at the garden restaurant serving international cuisine. There is an onsite Blue Mango Cafe Wine bar to relax in. Serving both food and drinks, Teshi's Restaurant and Diggers Restaurant are situated around 50 meters from the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

There are car and bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside also has babysitting and cribs for guests travelling with children. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a jogging track.

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

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Jogging track
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Free city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • 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 available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
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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Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
Size: 28 m²
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  • 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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      Bed type: King-size bed
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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
        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

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        Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • The Cairns Civic Theater - 1.3 km
        • The Center of Contemporary Arts - 1.3 km

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 4.2 km

        Places of interest

        • Cairns Electorate Office - 1.3 km
        • Cairns Esplanade - 1.3 km
        • Cairns City Library - 1.5 km
        • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon - 1.6 km
        • TAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus - 1.6 km
        • Cairns Night Markets - 1.6 km
        • Cairns Family Court - 1.7 km
        • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 1.7 km
        • Rusty's Markets - 1.8 km
        • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre - 1.9 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

        Convention centers

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

        Shopping areas

        • The Cairns Museum - 1.7 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 - 380 m

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

          75% likes this, based on 363 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
          Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 18

        • Mecca Bah - 390 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 13 - 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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        Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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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
        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