Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The EsplanadeCairns4870Australia
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About Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

Situated on the famous Cairns Esplanade opposite Trinity Bay with uninterrupted water views the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is the perfect destination for a visit to Queensland.

Each room has a balcony with water or hinterland views and features a hair dryer, bath tub, work desk, coffee maker, air-conditioning and TV.

Business guests can stay connected with access to business and secretarial services.  Guests also have full use of the pool and health and fitness centre.

The Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside features two on-site restaurants. Teshi's restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and the Blue Mango Cafe Wine Bar has an extensive drink's list.

The hotel is a 25 minute walk to the city center which is also easily accessed by the free hotel shuttle. Make sure to take a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef or Kuranda or soak up the sun at the Cairns lagoon.


209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)40803000 | Fax: +61(7)40510317 | 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 room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great Ocean Views

Guests who stayed in rooms with the balconies looking over the esplanade and Trinity Bay featured prominently in positive reviews, with many of these guests commenting on the amazing views and scenic vistas over the water that they were able to enjoy.

Friendly Service

A number of reviewers made special remarks about the friendly and professional staff at the hotel who were only too happy to share local secrets and recommend places to visit. The free shuttle service also rated highly amongst previous guests.

Great Pool

The pool at the hotel is quite large and for enthusiastic swimmers they were able to swim laps comfortably.  Many visitors to the hotel mentioned the pool area as being a highlight of their stay as it also overlooks the esplanade and Trinity Bay.

Negative Reviews

Lousy Room Service

Some guests who ordered room service felt that the standard of food delivered was very below par and not what they had come to expect of a four star hotel.  Similarly some guests who ordered the take away breakfast boxes and packed lunches commented that there were left under-whelmed by the basic food provided.

Some Renovation Required

Some guests did not think that the decor was up to the standard that they had come to expect of the price paid for their stay and their comments suggested that some renovation and updating to the decor, in particular the bathrooms would greatly improve the hotel's amenity.

Housekeeping Needs Some Attention

Some guest reviewers left less than favorable comments about the service that they received from housekeeping which they felt was quite poor.  Some previous guests to the hotel told of how sheets and linens were not changed over during stays of two or more days and how they needed to consistently request daily cleaning services.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 1502 reviews