181 The Esplanade

181 The EsplanadeCairns4870Australia
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About 181 The Esplanade

181 The Esplanade is a resort located close to Cairns and the Cairns International Airport along the shorefront.

Accommodation choices are one- or two-bedroom apartments. All units have queen size beds, fully-equipped kitchens, flat screen cable TV/DVD, and private balconies. Some units have spa baths, ocean views, and laundry facilities.

181 The Esplanade features a swimming pool with heated Jacuzzi and sauna. There is secure underground parking and safety deposit boxes, as well as dry cleaning and business services. The hotel also has a BBQ area, expansive gardens, and a tropical fish lagoon.

Breakfast service is available. Nearby restaurants include Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant, Cock & Bulls, and Tia's Cafe in Cairns.

The hotel is close to Reef Experience, for those wanting to explore the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Esplanade Boardwalk and Flecker Botanic Gardens.


181 The Esplanade, Cairns, 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)40526888 | Fax: +61(7)40316227 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

An easy walk

The hotel is an easy walk to the town centre of Cairns with numerous markets, restaurants, and entertainment options. For travel purposes, the airport and rail stations are quick drives away.

Very functional

The apartments are spacious and are fully functional spaces to live in for an extended time. The multiple bedrooms and baths are great for families. The laundry facilities and the underground parking are nice feature for convenience purposes.

Gorgeous views

The views from many units are simply gorgeous. Those with ocean views can look at the water with no obstructions. Other views include looking over the beautiful tropical garden, the waterfront area of the harbour, and the esplanade area.

Negative Reviews

Are you a clean freak?

The hotel does not have regular cleaning services and is considered "self-catering". This translates into you cleaning up your own messes for the duration of your stay as you'll likely have no cleaning service unless an arrangement is made and paid for. Many rooms and common areas suffer from this lack of attention and look unkempt.

Not quite luxury

Many of the rooms show signs of wear and tear. There are older appliances and air conditioning units that are in disrepair and can be problematic when used. TV reception is poor and the kitchen utensils have seen better days.

An indifferent customer service attitude

The staff is largely indifferent to the quality of your stay. Complaints or questions will receive shrugs instead of action. The lack of toiletries and largely nonexistent Wi-Fi lessen the pleasure of the stay.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 517 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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    8.1 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 517 reviews