Hi, we spent 7 nights in Cairns - 4 terrible nights at the Mantra Esplanade before we moved to the Novotel.
I cannot speak of it highly enough.
The staff were brilliant. The room was gorgeous and super clean. Gorgeous spa, fantastic views.
The reasonable price included a full buffet breakfast for us (the kids were free!).
The pool was brilliant.
I want to return to Cairns and stay there again...so so so good. It was 4 star in every way (unlike the Mantra).
Great for families - there was a kids area downstairs and the kids were each given a new fluffy toy when we arrived. LOVE THIS PLACE!! And the kids did too!