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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is hardly 7 min drive from airport. We had booked 3 double bed rooms in advance and were checked in by the friendly reception staff. We were given the electric plug point converters for recharging our mobiles. The location of hotel is v beautiful. The sea is just behind the hotel. We would just cross the road and...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolutely fantastic hotel, great staff, great location, great resort. The staff seemed to make their watchword making your holiday the best possible, All of the staff were so helpful, from arranging car hire, and reef visits to doing two runs with the shuttle to pick up tired people from Cairns centre, nothing was too much trouble. We had three...

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Maurice H, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your feedback and thank you for your recognition of the team and all the hard work they put into looking after guests such as yourself. Thank you once again for being one of our most loyal...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accidentally booked this hotel instead of one in town. Good mistake. The rooms were large and the front desk service was excellent. My only complaint would be the phone reservation service which is from the a central overseas tele service. In future if I book I will do it through a third party online service rather than trying to phone...

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Linette P, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your feedback. We always recommend booking direct, for your next stay feel free to call 07 4080 3000 and ask the operator to put you through to in house reservations or alternatively you can book on ihg.com We...

South San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holiday Inn Cairns is such a shoddy place. Why will they charge you three weeks in advance before service is rendered? I guess Holiday Inn arrogant management does not no know about "reversing" charges. For Holiday Inn arrogant management, who gave have you the authority to "PRE CHARGE" before service is rendered? This is to write home about on Holiday...

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HolidayInnCairnsH, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Santosh Warm greetings from Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside. Thank you for your comments and providing us the opportunity to review your experience with us and we sincerely apologies we have not meet your expectations. Santosh, I am currently investigating into the points and events raised. Once I have a good understanding how this event has unfolded I will be...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of an organised tour around Australia. This was a lovely hotel with comfortable beds. Great view if you are in an ocean side room. The swimming pool was good - we were in there on our own one afternoon. Dinner in the restaurant one night was very good and service attentive. Only...

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Valerie C, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your feedback and I have passed onto the Front Office Manager your shuttle bus experience. This is a complimentary service the hotel offers to allow easy access into town, between 10am and 10pm. We do as many runs...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms itself were lovely our bed was huge and incredibly comfortable. The room had a great view of the sea as well which was gorgeous. However we had actually been upgraded because the room we booked wasn't available so I do dread to think what wed actually paid $200/night for when I was a bit miffed at having paid...

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear 100bryan, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your recognition of the team and the services the provide. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Matt Rippin General Manager

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay here. The hotel is located at the far end of the esplanade, so about a 20 min walk to the center and about a 30 min walk to the reef terminal. There is a free shuttle bus from the hotel to the center, but I enjoyed the walk so didn't use it. My room was nice...

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear 29amp16, We appreciate your feedback from your recent stay with us. Thank you for all your feedback, it was very insightful. I have passed on the feedback in regards to your balcony to the Maintenance manager for follow up. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Matt Rippin General Manager

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was just as I had asked for and the staff were very polite in every way. I asked for a room with an ocean view and was not disappointed .I was given a room on the 6th floor of 7 and it was great.All the staff from the cleaning to the front desk were very polite and liked to...

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear georgekearney, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your feedback especially in regards to our team and the service they provide. I agree our ocean view rooms provide an added extra to your stay, the view of Trinity Bay is second to none. We look forward to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, friendly helpful staff. Really comfortable and quiet. There is a shuttle to downtown. The gentleman on the reception desk was amazing remembering our names and driving us to the harbour side to get our boat to Fitzroy island. Smashing hotel to stay st.

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HI_Cairns_HS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Jenny W, We appreciate you taking the time to write this review of your recent stay. Thank you for your feedback about our team members, especially the front office team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Matt Rippin General Manager

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the esplanade, close to the Hospital and walking distance to the cafes and restaurants on the esplanade. Undercover parking, vending machines and guest laundry. A great pool with views of the ocean.

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HolidayInnCairnsH, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, responded to this review

Dear Belinda Thank you for your positive feedback and we are delighted to hear you enjoy our location with the beautiful ocean views. We hope you enjoyed your refreshing swim in our swimming pool. Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cairns in the close future. Kind regards Matt Rippin

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside! Formerly known as Mercure Cairns Harbourside, located on The Esplanade and overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a popular retreat for both holidaymakers and business guests. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean and hinterland views, the Holiday Inn Cairns offers 173 stylishly appointed rooms, each with its own private balcony. Guests can also enjoy a range of hotel amenities and services, including Teshi's Restaurant, Café Wine Bar, swimming pool and spa, 24-hour room service, 24-hour business centre, free CBD shuttle, and more. Just a short stroll into town along The Esplanade and less than 10 minutes drive from Cairns Airport, the Holiday Inn Cairns is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind in tropical North Queensland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

Address: 209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $106 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside 4*
Number of rooms: 173
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Also Known As:
Mercure Cairns Harbourside Hotel Cairns
Accor Cairns Harbourside
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
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“Ask for a sea view room if possible”
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“Ocean view room a good choice”
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“East side looks at the sea, great views when the tide is in.”
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