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“Perfect Location On A Picture Perfect City Seaside Situation.”
Review of 181 The Esplanade

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181 The Esplanade
Ranked #30 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Reviewed 3 July 2017

181 The Esplanade Cairns North, is a high end apartment complex offering excellent self contained accommodation. By comparison to other apartments in less ideal locations and not as well appointed, 181 is very good value. It is streaks ahead of most other accommodation, is perfectly located close enough to the main part of the city, yet far enough away that one can relax without the constant hubbub of the city.
I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting a relatively high end stay whisl

Room Tip: All holiday apartments have ocean views, lower 2 levels a little obscured by tropical foliage.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I would not stay here. The reason being is that all the rooms differ. The room we initially got was dirty. The flooring was soiled. Carpet was filthy. The couch looked like it was pulled from a garbage heap. Old, dirty and stinky. The kitchen was old. The room smelled. I asked for a room change and this was provided. The second room was better as it was all tile and the kitchen was updated. The room was clean and the view was fine. This hotel needs some upkeep. I think if I would go back to Cairns, I would definitely not stay here as the chance of getting a dirty unit may happen. You cannot chose and if there is no other room, you are stuck. I would recommend that the manager of this building have a standard and not allow owners with dirty units to put their units in the rental pool. If they want to rent rooms out and be in business, they need to make the owners refurbish the rooms to a standard that is clean. I did not expect luxury, but I expected to be able to enjoy the room that I was paying for and not feel that I had to wear shoes in the room and go out and buy my own linen. I thank the manager for moving me as I would have been miserable. The second room was fine, but would not chance staying here for the reason that you do not know what you are getting.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Good location with beautiful views of the bay. Pool is great, the front desk is very helpful. Condo is large with a full kitchen. The reason for only 3 stars is you have no idea which unit you will get. Units are owned by individuals, some are old and in need of updating, others are refreshed. We switched units as the first one was extremely dated. The second unit was clean but needed a refreshing. If you get the correct unit good place to stay, if not would pass.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We booked for the two of us but ended up in a great 2 bedroom apartment with a sea view
Apartment was very clean and well appointed. Could maybe do with the bathrooms upgrading but were fine. About a ten minute walk to the main esplanade.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Our two-bedroom apartment was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The view was spectacular. The furnishings are a little dated and tired, but everything worked and served its purpose. Free parking in the secure basement was a plus. A variety of restaurants, shops and takeaways are a 5 minute walk away and the CBD is 15-20 mins. Expect to be disappointed if you're wanting modern luxury and everything at your finger tips, but 181 Esplanade is a great option if you're looking for clean, comfortable and affordable family accommodation.

Stayed: June 2017, 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: ₹ 8,601 - ₹ 14,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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