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“Less than expected”
Review of 181 The Esplanade

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181 The Esplanade
Ranked #30 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I booked a two bedroom apartment for a friends visit. The carpet in both bedrooms were badly stained and looked like cigarette burns throughout. The main bathroom had a terrible smell that was quite disgusting in the morning & we were glad to leave at this point. I had wanted to extend our stay, but ended up at a nearby hotel.
The room was not overly clean & the cups in the cupboard had marks on them.
The hospital rooms also looked straight into our room, so it was alittle uncomfortable.

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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

We stayed here in April '16 for three nights before heading to Port Douglas and beyond. We booked a two bedroom apartment that was self contained. We were on the eighth floor and had magnificent views over the ocean and along the coast towards the airport. The apartment was well appointed with everything you could need in the kitchen.
One thing that impressed me was the size of the apartment. It was big. Two bathrooms, two bedrooms, big kitchen and living area and very well furnished. You could easily have four people staying here comfortably. One of the bathrooms had a large spa bath, though we didn't use it.
It's about a 20 min walk from 181 to the 'centre' of Cairns ( The swimming lagoon on the foreshore)
It was approx $580 for three nights. If you had four adults staying it less than $50 per person per night.
Overall I was impressed.

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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Was expecting much more than what we got. Space was sufficient, but the laundry had a horrible smell, master light was out (had to ask to have fixed), very dated, and a bit grungy. Staff was friendly and nice, but wouldn't choose again.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We headed into toen with the intention to do sugarworld waterpark. But it was closed so we headed for the esplanade. And loved it there's lockers available, a food shop right there lots of parking great views gorgeous little spot for adult and child to swim lifeguards on duty, shady spots under trees, on stinking hot days the only way to cool down is to cool the core of your body and this water area was amazing to swim at. Great idea! If your in the area do this

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a short stay in a 2 bed unit, kitchen, laundry and balcony. Bathrooms need attention with cleaning and re grouting for mould. Air con in bedrooms even turned high was still hot. Overall Comfortable and reasonable value great location and friendly staff. Close to hospital.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 181 The Esplanade

Address: 181 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cairns
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 8,599 - ₹ 14,006 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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