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Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Was expecting much more than what we got. Space was sufficient, but the laundry had a horrible smell, master light was out (had to ask to have fixed), very dated, and a bit grungy. Staff was friendly and nice, but wouldn't choose again.

Thank smweathers
Penguin, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We headed into toen with the intention to do sugarworld waterpark. But it was closed so we headed for the esplanade. And loved it there's lockers available, a food shop right there lots of parking great views gorgeous little spot for adult and child to swim lifeguards on duty, shady spots under trees, on stinking hot days the only way...

Thank Kristie W
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a short stay in a 2 bed unit, kitchen, laundry and balcony. Bathrooms need attention with cleaning and re grouting for mould. Air con in bedrooms even turned high was still hot. Overall Comfortable and reasonable value great location and friendly staff. Close to hospital.

2Thank Dee L
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Large apartment on the 5th floor overlooking the esplanade, We had 2 bedrooms one with ensuite. This apartment had everything one needed. We had our 2 granddaughters with us and they just loved the pool. It was easy to find as was right nextdoor to the Cairns hospital. Wifi no good in apartment but good in pool area and reception.

Thank Linley322
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We stay here regularly. It is on the esplanade and has a great view of the harbour. The apartments are quite spacious, balconies are small but adequate. We booked in for 16 nights. In that time we had one service of our room. This was a change of sheets and towels. There is no cleaning or topping up of any...

1Thank Michelle M
Country Victoria
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We recently spent 5 nights here in late November. The apartment was spacious and had a great view. Generally when staying in apartments we self cater in the evening and enjoy a BBQ and a few drinks around the pool area. Unfortunately this did not happen here for a couple of reasons a) the BBQ was filthy, and had nothing...

2Thank Mareeslee
Wynnum West
Reviewed 29 December 2015

With a family of 4, we were looking for an apartment for our week long Cairns holiday which was economical, yet spacious enough to provide some privacy, and also be well located, preferably with a view. 181 The Esplanade met all of these expectations and more. The Reception staff were competent and informative, making check in/out a breeze. The apartment...

Thank Sharon M
Winnipeg, MB
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We enjoyed our stay as part of GoAhead tour group. The staff was very accomodating, our room was clean, the beds comfortable & the location was great for walks along the esplanade. I never used the pool in the daytime but it was lovely for a refreshing dip in the evening under the stars..

Thank gin142
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Very average in all aspects. Right beside hospital which was noisy but would be good if visiting sick family. Great view of the beach but nothing spectacular. Will be choosing somewhere else if holidaying to Cairns again as nothing about this hotel was memorable.

3Thank Courtney G
ReillyCairns, Manager at 181 The Esplanade, responded to this review

we did not not find any information for your Nov stay in our system, may I know when you stayed with us? the name for this booking? we would like to hear the feed back from the guest to improve our service , however it should be true and unbiased. kind regards.

Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great place to stay, aircon works well, kitchen fully supplied so that able to prepare meals. This was our 3rd trip to Cairns and would not stay anywhere else. These are not daily serviced apartments but reception very helpful and obliging, agreed to provide daily service for extra fee. Units are individually owned so that each time we stayed different...

1Thank Lilly M

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge

Additional Information about 181 The Esplanade

Address: 181 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $164 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 181 The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“I stayed in an apartment which is in the Tower 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms lounge kitchen and balcony also washing machine.”
 of 5 bubbles 59leanneb, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room away from Carins hospital windows, and ask for newly furnished room.”
  • View from room's patio
 of 5 bubbles 336robynd, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be on the opposite side to the hospital.”
 of 5 bubbles gazzabuc, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“request ocean view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles cathy677, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose room 25. It's a disgrace.”
  • Dust on a bedroom light typical of the room
  • The shower solution. Note the swollen chip board repairs.
  • Top of the stove exhaust sticky and stained with congealed fat
  • Plant growing on our balcony. How does a cleaner miss this in the time it has taken to grow
 of 5 bubbles markjackson100, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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