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“Good value, basic accommodation”
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Cairns Plaza Hotel
Ranked #10 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
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“Good value, basic accommodation”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed at Cairns Plaza Hotel for 2 nights.

First impressions aren't great as the reception area has a hospital feel about it.

The apartment was dated but reasonably roomy. A small kitchenette with bar fridge and microwave was handy. The bedroom was a decent size and bed was comfy. Both the bedroom and living room opened on to a fairly roomy balcony facing the ocean. The sofa was really uncomfortable but who's going to sit around on the sofa on holidays anyway? It was all quite clean. The aircon was fine but other than standing right in front of it the rooms were pretty hot - a fan would've been great.

The pool is nice and a swim was a relief from the Cairns humidity..

The staff we saw at reception all seemed very friendly and check in/out was quick.

Overall it probably could do with an update/refresh but at $99/night for a decent sized suite with ocean facing balcony close to the shops - you really can't complain.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

It's not a very modern sort of hotel but the view from the sea facing room was to die for. In fact I read a review on trip advisor and booked it the moment I read about the view. It is a bit of a walk to the ferry terminal but then walking on the Esplanade whose complaining. We had booked into a one bedroom sea facing suite and had requested for a higher floor. So the magnificent sight. The rooms were clean but the furniture is a bit tacky and old. Would have appreciated a duvet with cover as I do not think the duvets are washed after every use. And was uncomfortable with the fact.There's no cooking stove but only a microwave. So we picked up cooked stuff from Woolworths and were set.. It is reasonably priced too. The wi-fi is only available in the lobby and restaurant we were told. Staff was helpful and courteous. Really value for money.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

A little older than other hotels, but very clean with great amenities and right on the Esplanade with views out to sea. Just what we wanted. Free wifi is good. Staff were really friendly and helpful. The room price was very reasonable and was a suite with a living room/kitchen area and a separate bedroom

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

Stayed at this hotel twice, first time for one night, second for three nights. Both rooms were very clean. Staying three nights the second time gave us a deal. Views awesome, even city-side looks out to rainforest. Side view gave us look at both rainforest and harbour.

Free wifi is available in the lobby, which is a plus. The location of the hotel is along the Esplanade, but a short walk from all of the chaos. Very quiet.

Additionally, the staff could not be nicer or more helpful. They answered every request and question, and gave us great recommendations for dining.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Stayed at Cairns Plaza Hotel for 4 nights. The staff are exceptionally helpful in booking trips, providing recommendations on places to visit and advising on road direction. Very good and commendable customer service! Excellent location as well. Eating places (open into the night), night markets, pier, esplanade boardwalk, lagoon etc are within walking distance. Room is big (bedroom, living room, balcony and a kichenette) but furniture is a little dated and limited TV programmes. The restaurant in the hotel - would give it a miss.

Overall, a good stay and value for money.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Cairns Plaza Hotel
Address: 145 The Esplanade Cairns | Cnr. The Esplanade & Minnie St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,941 - ₹ 9,819
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cairns Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 1/2 star Hotel located about 2 blocks from center. ... more   less 
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