181 The Esplanade - Cairns

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181 The Esplanade - Cairns

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

181 The Esplanade Hotel is a 4-star venue set 18 km away from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The comfortable hotel was built in 1990 and refurbished in 2012.

Cairns Night Markets are within a 15-minute walk of the property. The center of Cairns is 5 km away from the venue.

Shoppers will find shopping centers and a market within a few minutes of the hotel.

Cairns Regional Gallery train station is nearby. Cairns airport is 10 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay in Cairns 181 The Esplanade Hotel offers 24 rooms fitted with complimentary wireless internet, cable television, a laptop safe, a private balcony and a dining area. Some rooms feature views over Trinity Bay and the Coral Sea. They are equipped with a microwave, a dishwasher and a freezer.

Eat & Drink

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant treats guests with Asian and Indonesian dishes and is 200 meters away.

Services

Guests can use car rental services on site.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs, babysitting and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate living room
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • In-room jacuzzi
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel 181 The Esplanade - Cairns Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Center
  • Cairns
    4.5 km
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    4.2 km
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.7 km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Indonesian)
    160 m
  • Cock & Bull
    240 m
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    1.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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Rooms and availability

181 The Esplanade photos Room
Deluxe Two-Bedroom Apartment Ocean View WIFI Access
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    120 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Clothes rack
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This apartment has a balcony, air conditioning and washing machine.

181 The Esplanade photos Exterior Hotel information
2 Bedroom Ground floor apartment Garden view WIFI
Garden view
  • Room size:

    120 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dining:Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

This apartment has a balcony, kitchenware and oven.

Sea View Two Bedroom Apartment on upper level WIFI access
Sea view
  • Room size:

    120 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • General:Clothes rack
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
Room Description:

Rooms are 120 square metres.

181 The Esplanade photos Room
Two-Bedroom Apartment WIFI Access
  • Room size:

    125 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Please note that the price is based on 4 guests. Maximum occupancy is 6 (see Hotel Policies).

181 The Esplanade Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Deep Sea Divers Den1.3 km

Popular areas

  • Cairns Rainforest Dome2.0 km

Places of interest

  • Cairns Electorate Office1.1 km
  • Cairns Esplanade1.1 km
  • Cairns City Library1.3 km
  • Cairns Family Court1.4 km
  • Cairns Night Markets1.4 km
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon1.4 km
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre1.5 km
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre1.6 km
  • Rusty's Markets1.6 km
  • TAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus1.6 km
  • Martin College1.8 km
  • Cairns Magistrates Court1.9 km
  • Cairns Regional Council2.1 km

Train stations

  • Cairns Central Station1.6 km
  • Cairns Central Station1.6 km

Convention centers

  • Cairns Convention Centre1.8 km

Amusement

  • Lagoon1.2 km

Museums

  • The Cairns Museum1.5 km

Parks

  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens2.3 km

Theaters

  • The Cairns Civic Theater1.1 km
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts1.1 km

Galleries

  • Cairns Regional Gallery1.5 km

Public parking

  • Cairns Base Hospital100 m

Local attractions

  • Rusty\'s Market1.7 km
    44 Spence St
  • Cairns Harbour Cruises1.8 km
    Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Tanks Arts Centre2.2 km
    46 Collins Avenue
  • Orchid Plaza1.7 km
    58 Lake St
  • Cairns Museum2.0 km
    School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets

Near the hotel

  • Muddy\'s Playground 740 m
    The Esplanade
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon1.4 km
    Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
  • Cairns Art Gallery1.5 km
    Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets
  • JUTE Theatre Company1.1 km
    96 Abbott Street, Cairns
  • Night Markets1.4 km
    71/73-75 Esplanade

Restaurants nearby

  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant160 m

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

    74% likes this, based on 346 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
    Price Range: ZAR 233 - ZAR 280

  • Mecca Bah240 m

    Address: Cairns Marina

    65% likes this, based on 125 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Muddy's Cafe240 m

    Address: 174 Esplanade

  • Cock & Bull240 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 176 reviews

  • Teshi's Restaurant240 m

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

    65% likes this, based on 57 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    24

Hotel Awards

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Cities nearby
  • Trinity Beach hotels - 11 km
  • Palm Cove hotels - 17 km
  • Fitzroy Island hotels - 26 km
  • Kewarra Beach hotels - 12 km
  • Green Island hotels - 26 km
  • Koah hotels - 26 km
  • Holloways Beach hotels - 3 km
  • Kuranda hotels - 14 km
  • Yorkeys Knob hotels - 8 km
  • Caravonica hotels - 7 km

181 The Esplanade Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at 181 The Esplanade

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 69 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
8.0
Service
9.2
Value
8.4
Location
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    10.0

    We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was spacious and with good views. About a 15 min walk along the esplanade to the busy part of Cairns.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The unit was well equipped and there was plenty of room for 4 adults. The free underground parking was good. We enjoyed walking to the marina each night.

    Didn't particularly like overlooking the hospital building site, but as we also had a fairly good view of the water it wasn't so bad.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    The manager, Jo, was exceptionally gracious and helpful. When we needed a 4 A.M. cab, she made all the arrangements. I regret that we had to awaken her that early on the morning of our departure, but two members of my group couldn't get the elevator to work and ended up at the emergency exit, which for some inexplicable reason was locked from both the inside and out, and they couldn't get out. Our room was very spacious and clean, and we wish we could have stayed longer. When the hair dryer wouldn't work, Jo bought and delivered a new one.

    A restaurant or bar on site would have been nice. It's a bit of a distance from downtown, and a shuttle service also would have been welcome.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    The location was very nice with being on the esplanade we could have a pleasant stroll in to the city. The nearby facilities are excellent especially for families on a budget. The accommodation was very comfortable and we would have easily stayed there for longer.

    When my family arrived at the accommodation they did not think the person on night shift was very helpful or very good communicating as to where to go to the car park. The Cleanliness of the lounge wasn't great with dust and cup marks on the glass tables. But that did not spoil anything though and we would go back and stay without a doubt..

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Absolutely faultless !

    There is nothing to dislike, fabulous apartment.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    The rooms were big and roomy, kitchen was great, lounge chairs were comfortable and balconies were great.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    I really liked the layout of the apartment. We were overlooking the water and parks. It was very relaxing sitting on the balcony at 4pm each day sipping wine and watching the world go by.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The excellent views and proximity to the city

  • Family with children
    8.2

    The spacious room and its beach view

    Too many ants in the room.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Jack greeted us in a friendly and professional manner. Great location to run or walk along the water. Very centrally located and outstanding view of the ocean. Well equiped kitchen and laundry room

    As we were two couples traveling together there was only one bedroom with a queen and the other had two single beds.

  • Family with children
    9.6

    The helpfulness of the staff & the swimming pool were fantastic.

    The walk to the main shopping centre was a little further than I anticipated (but this was reflected in the cost and therefore worth the walk).

  • Family with children
    9.6

    My family and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at 181 The Esplanade for 7 days. The staff (reception) were very friendly and welcoming. The room was very modern with fantastic facilities including your own washing machine and dryer. Our view of the sea was amazing and we were able to watch the fireworks from our very own balcony on NYE. The walk to the city was a little bit further than we thought but what a beautiful walk it was with great views. I would definitely recommend staying at 181 The Esplanade, it made our family trip even more relaxing.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    The unit was a good size for our family of 5 to feel comfortable.

    Main bathroom had a bad leaking problem coming from the wall, Bathroom was always wet on the floor - Very Dangerous. Probably a one unit problem.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    the Balcony looking at the Beach and the walkway along it - and of course the Spa!

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    the view, the friendliness of the staff, the facilities and... the spa!

How to reach hotel

hotel 181 The Esplanade - Cairns Cairns location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

Get directions
City Center
  • Cairns
    4.5 km
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    4.2 km
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.7 km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Indonesian)
    160 m
  • Cock & Bull
    240 m
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    1.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    24

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCairns181 The Esplanade

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

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