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181 The Esplanade

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel looks great online but it is very old and dirty when you get there. The worst part was the toilet hadn't been cleaned and there was still someone else's poo in it!!! It is also quite a long walk from all the restaurants on the esplanade especially on a hot cairns day!

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ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

I contacted trip advisor for this review. let them to prove the person who left this comments is real guest who stayed here December last year. otherwise please remove this unreal review immediately. however staff from trip advisor tell me he will not remove it until they could confirm the person is not real guest. it will take 7-9 days.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely apartment , plenty of room , great kitchen. We had an apartment that had sea views from the lounge & city/hill view from the bdrm. Kids could'nt wait to get to the skate park which was a short stroll along the beach front. All with walking distance to the lagoon & markets.

Thank vivadevaSa
Bright, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our great, newly revamped large 2 bedroom apartment on the 4th floor overlooking the ocean and boardwalk was lovely and located beside the hospital. Pool was very welcome, every thing within a short walk away. Downside was lack of concern from manager when my husband and I were stuck in the lift for 1hour 20 min on our first morning...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We spent a week here as a group of four and apart from getting stuck in the lift when the motor burnt out, we all enjoyed our stay. Our apartment had a great layout for two couples, it was light and spacious. The kitchen was equipped with the basic essentials and the beds were all comfy and clean. Our apartment...

Thank Clarky249
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Spacious apartment with great view of waterfront, and 15 min walk along Esplanade to main centre. Apartment interior (i.e. bathroom) is a bit dated and could do with a refurbishment. Air con is quite noisy too.

Thank Jenny D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you can look past the dated decor... it's a good place.. stayed two nights here.. it's close to the path along the esplanade.. next door to the hospital so good for an emergency.. good size bath tub and bathroom.. massive bedroom.. great kitchen and lounge/dining area. Decent balcony and air con worked perfectly.. swam in the pool downstairs, there...

Thank catlady87
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed with two kids and wife. As we entered the reception i realized air con not working worst was the room its self hot sticky and smells of asian food. They want all customers to switch off aircon when peaving room yesss in cairns temp 36 100% humidity not a good idea i really think cost cutting to the max....

Thank sellK
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The apartments are near Cairns Hospital and you can walk to the main shopping area of Cairns, however it was to hot and humid for the 4 nights and 5 days that we stayed there so the bus was better to catch and a few times a taxi. The apartment was a good size and good views of the water...

Thank John W
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Edplanade 181 is well locsted with a wonderfull view and balcony but the inventory was too bad. There were to less plates and Glasses and we was only 3 people. The dining table was quite tacky from a wrong treatment and all the furniture in generale was to lausy . We stayed there 14 days and the price we paid...

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at 181 in Apartment 12. We found the cleaning staff very nice as we'd pass them on our travels. Our apartment was a great hub on the north side of town. You can get into Cairns for under $10 in a taxi or walk which we found a great way to wear our dinner off. As we'd walk...

Thank mk180E

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about 181 The Esplanade

Address: 181 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $171 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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#21 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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“Higher you go the better view. Ask NOT to be put on the hospital side as you will be looking at their walls....”
  • Good size room with lovely view & big balcony.
  • View from bedroom balcony
vivadevaSa, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“NOT facing the hospital ... ocean view is a must !!!”
houly38, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view is always a bonus.”
Clarky249, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are better for seeing the views”
D5626ETjohnw, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in an apartment which is in the Tower 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms lounge kitchen and balcony also washing machine.”
59leanneb, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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