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85 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#5 of 70 hotels in Cairns
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Crystalbrook Flynn is the younger sibling to Crystalbrook Riley and Crystalbrook Bailey and like many younger siblings, Crystalbrook Flynn likes being the social butterfly and doesn’t mind showing off from time to time. Exquisite glass swimming pools facing the Esplanade to splash in is just one example of how Crystalbrook Flynn likes to engage. Staying with Crystalbrook Flynn is a stimulating experience. Crystalbrook Flynn likes to entertain our guests… not just accommodate them. Guests can be assured of truly dynamic food and drink experiences – there is always a DJ ready to play and a martini ready to be shaken (or stirred). Just steps from the Esplanade boardwalk, Crystalbrook Flynn enjoys modern living through attitude, design, technology and a passion for a better world – or what we call #responsibleluxury. That means no plastic straws, water bottles or guest-room key cards, using technology to reduce paper, providing large-pump amenities bottles (saving more than 250,000 plastic bottles each year) and partnering with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, TerraCycle, OzHarvest and Containers for Change. Crystalbrook Flynn likes to show off online too so, of course, fast and free Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces throughout the hotel. Each room and suite also has an Apple iPad control centre, Staycast by Google for video streaming, access to hundreds of complimentary movies and Nespresso machines (naturally with recyclable pods). A dining experience at Flynn is not simply a reflection of the local culture, but a representation of the ever-changing natural surrounds of Cairns. Featuring local flavours and a mouth-watering selection of cuisine, the culinary options are unsurpassed. Satisfy your carb-cravings with a hearty Italian spread at Flynn’s Italian, treat yourself with a divine high tea tower at Whiskey and Wine, or feast on a smorgasbord of tasty treats at Boardwalk Social. There’s something for everyone. The impressive assortment of local and imported wines offered at our distinguished on-site bars will leave you spoiled for choice, but if wine isn’t your thing, the creative cocktail concoctions will not disappoint.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Diving
Kids stay free
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Housekeeping
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Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Safe
Telephone
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Bottled water
Iron
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Refrigerator
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nicko0765 wrote a review 22 Sep
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a couple of nights in a Superior King room in September '22. All staff we interacted with were fantastic. Good atmosphere in the restaurants. The pools look good but are much too small for a hotel of this size! The room was pleasant, well appointed, comfy bed and nice views over Cairns. Non opening windows meant the room became very hot and stuffy within a few minutes. The lack of a ceiling fan meant the air-conditioning needed to be on pretty much non stop. It was effective but when trying to sleep it sounded like being on an aircraft. As a result, the significant disruption to sleep due to this noise meant when I checked out, I was so much more exhausted than when I arrived....
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Hi, Thank you so much for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed our facilities aside from this I'm so sorry about the aircon noise and that you were unable to get any quality sleep!
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Darren S wrote a review Nov 2021
92 contributions59 helpful votes
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New Hotel in the heart of the revamped Cairns Esplanade. The first impression is the fragrant touch to the air conditioning, the place smells wonderful. Beautiful well appointed rooms, service with a smile. Two glass swimming pools suspended above the large "Social Boardwalk" bar and cafe, which opens onto the Esplanade itself. Whisky Bar and Italian Restaurant make this hotel a real pleasure.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Nov 2021
Hi darrensN3287JI, Thank you for the kind words and the '5 Bubble' review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! Hopefully you get a chance to join us again in the future, we look forward to seeing you then!
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VicCresini wrote a review 20 Sep
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Thank you Crystalbrook Flynn for our lovely stay and making it so pleasant. Especially to the staff. Very friendly and looked after our little family so well. I would give you more star if I could. The hotel is stunning from the inside to out. The locations is superb, walking distance to every where. Love the spacious rooms with the view, swimming pools x 2 was fantastic and walking down the steps to the esplanade was spectacular! We enjoyed it so much and we’ll definitely come back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Amar Maglic, Other at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, Thank you so much for such an amazing review we truly appreciate it! We cannot wait to welcome you back very soon!
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Dreamingoftravel20 wrote a review 14 Sep
71 contributions54 helpful votes
Amazing stay from the get go - very pleasant and enthusiastic staff. Beautiful hotel and great location. Room was stunning and so beautifully arranged. Room was sound proof and felt safe. It was partners birthday and they wrote on the mirror for him which was a nice gesture. Would stay again if ever going back to cairns. 10/10 - we had a really enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dreamingoftravel20, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We cannot wait to welcome you back. Regards, Fabian Di Cola Assistant Manager Crystalbrook Flynn
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Natasha M wrote a review 14 Sep
Fingal, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Perfect home base to explore Cairns in the heart of the city with convenient access from the esplanade and also the city side. Loved the central location with everything in such close walking distance. The styling of the hotel was young, vibrant but still premium which suited us well and i definitely felt this was one of the best hotels in the city (after exploring the city other accommodation looked very cheap or outdated from the outside). We had a king room which was great just the right amount of space and cleanliness was good too. Sustainability elements of the hotel were done in a way that was smart and luxurious i.e. iPad in room instead of pamphlets, nice glass refillable drink bottles and large bottles of quality toiletries instead of tiny one use bottles. The level 1 pool area is definitely for the brave as it was all glass above the bar and in view of the esplanade. Where the level 2 pool area had a bit more privacy (still a lot of glass underneath and at the front of the pool overlooking the esplanade) but overall was still nice. Didn’t love that both pool areas were under cover so it was hard to get any sun. The pool food and bar service was great and I loved ordering from the table with my phone, so convenient and delicious. The in house spa was beautiful and so relaxing (had an amazing relaxation massage) but wish they had sauna and spa bath facilities too to make it a true day spa. We are normally resort people but it was overall a lovely stay for hotel and would happily return if we were to ever visit Cairns again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Natasha, Thank you so much for your amazing review. It is great appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Fabian Di Cola Assistant Manager Crystalbrook Flynn
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Susie S wrote a review 1 Sep
Gold Coast, Australia22 contributions10 helpful votes
I loved my stay at Flynn. Great location and the resort is relaxing and clean. The staff was great and friendly and always willing to lend you a hand. Great sizes Room but I love the shower. I would recommend Flynn to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in Cairns
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Love your feedback Susie! I'm thrilled to hear that the staff were all very helpful during your visit and I cant wait to pass on your kind words to the rest of the team :) Looking forward to your next stay
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Susan B wrote a review Aug 2022
Tea Gardens, Australia28 contributions26 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed a great view from our room and found the location close to the night markets convenient. Most of the staff were eager to help. There was no charge for storing some bags while we went on a three day tour. We felt that the attempt to pay us not to have room service was a flimsy excuse to cut staff costs and preferred to leave a note saying "Do not change sheets or towels" to save the environment and provide a days' work for a room cleaner. One staff member on the desk stood out by helping us with a couple of suggestions. His name was Fabian, and we appreciated his advice and eagerness to help. We were disappointed when, having left my wallet at the hotel we were had no reply to our worried phone call although we knew there were staff on the desk all night. After a sleepless night, we contacted the hotel the next morning and found that they had found the wallet and kept it safely until our return.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Amar Maglic, Other at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Susan, Thank you for your review and personal thanks to me :) This is very much appreciated, so thank you. It was a pleasure helping you during your stay to ensure it was perfect. We will take on all of your recommendations and pass them on to the relevant teams. Hopefully we will see you again. Regards, Fabian Di Cola Assistant Manager Crystalbrook Flynn
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Zepherin wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions17 helpful votes
Everything about this resort style hotel says relax, we’ll take care of you. Thoughtful touches such as a yoga mat, cabana seating by the pool and a commitment to sustainability. Food in hotel restaurants excellent and the Whiskey Bar was a favourite for drinks. Loved our 5 day stay. Highly recommended. Great location central to everything.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Zepherin, WOW - thanks for the great review. At Flynn, we strive to deliver a relaxing and enjoyable stay and seems we are doing something right. Thanks for the amazing review, hopefully we will see you again. Regards, Fabian Di Cola Assistant Manager Crystalbrook Flynn
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E C wrote a review Aug 2022
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Loved my stay at Flynn. Comfortable bed and nice sized room with small table, comfortable armchair and balcony with a fantastic view at sunset. Staff all very helpful and polite, sadly the same couldn’t be said about some of the other guests. Only downside was the extremely loud air conditioning. I had to resort to sleeping with the balcony door open - there is no fly screen so this was not ideal for mosquitoes.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
Wow! Thank you for such amazing feedback @Y919WPericac!
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Christina J wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and toddler loved our stay at Flynn so much. The hotel is exceptionally clean, well appointed and well serviced. The location is also amazing with close proximity to restaurants, parks, the wharf and the esplanade’s main attractions. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
I'm thrilled to hear that we hit all the marks for your stay @109Christinaj and we cant wait to welcome you back soon!
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US$212 - US$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystalbrook Flynn
Which popular attractions are close to Crystalbrook Flynn?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Aquarium (0.3 km), Esplanade Boardwalk (0.06 km), and Cairns Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystalbrook Flynn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cruze Coffee, Snoogies, and Gelocchio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Crystalbrook Flynn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Crystalbrook Flynn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Crystalbrook Flynn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.