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53 - 57 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#23 of 70 hotels in Cairns
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Just steps away from the Cairns Swimming Lagoon and offering sweeping ocean, city and mountain views Mantra Esplanade offers a range of Hotel Rooms to fully self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments, featuring air conditioning, a balcony, cable TV, hair dryer, internet access (fee), iron and ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities. Onsite facilities include 24 hour reception desk, tour desk, swimming pool, spa (not heated), exercise room and barbecue area. In the evening, stroll down the Esplanade to the night markets where you'll find souvenirs, aboriginal art work, crafts, homewares and jewellery. Cairns is a nature lover's paradise and the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Take the SkyRail cable car and glide above the spectacular rainforest canopy to the laid-back market town of Kuranda. Catch the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns to enjoy more breathtaking scenery. Important information: In accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, Hotel facilities may experience temporary closures or changes to operating times and/or services provided. Please contact our reception for further details. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Diving
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Car park
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lagoon View
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IBenevolentDictatorI wrote a review 12 Sep
Perth319 contributions96 helpful votes
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The location is fabulous. Our room had a lovely view of the shore front. We had a terrace and we enjoyed sitting outside and listening to the busker. The staff were very accommodating which was fabulous. The rooms are not serviced daily which I didn't realise - but it was fine. The room was spacious and comfortable. We went on an all day snorkeling cruise on the day we checked out of the Mantra. The staff were terrific, allowing us to store our luggage for the day and on returning from snorkelling, have a shower in the gym before we left for the airport for our flight.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms facing the ocean are lovely but are a little more expensive
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Kirk C wrote a review 3 Sep
Canberra, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic location. Very friendly staff. Free, easy to use, secure and covered parking. Pool looked nice. Room was tired, in need of an update. You don’t expect to see an empty TV bracket hanging off the wall in this high end price point ($350 a night). Only stayed one night but notice said rooms were not serviced daily. Again expect better at this price. Overall though, the very friendly and efficient staff easily made up for deficiencies. A very nice stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donna G wrote a review Aug 2022
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The hotel was clean, convenient and staff was very helpful. Hotel was in an Excellent location, plenty to do with tours available right next door. Every type of restaurant easily available and all types of shops within a very short walking distance.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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karen b wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Room was very grubby, did ask for change, but none available…….booked for 10 days and had just ONE clean during that time, well below standard and hardly surprising the rooms are dirty. We used cooking facilities in the room, and cooktop was greasy. Bathrooms really unhealthy
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I would not advise anyone to stay here, needs good refurbish and clean
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Ray B wrote a review Aug 2022
Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
Regular traveller to Cairns and usually stay elsewhere. Tried here and paid top dollar to only get a room with a view of Woolworths. Rooms are nice and bed very comfortable. TV’s are tiny. Can pay same amount at other places and get a ocean view. I won’t be back to stay there unless there is no accommodation elsewhere. An ocean/esplanade view makes all the difference.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Luv2travel wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia1690 contributions120 helpful votes
Best thing about this hotel is the location. It's central, but just slightly out to not be disturbed by all the bars, restaurants and traffic along the esplanade. Second best thing was definitely the staff, always warm, friendly and smiling, both at reception as well as in the restaurant. The room was spacious and comfortable, however if you want to sleep in one of the beds together (there are 2 beds in the room) then I hope you're both small as the beds are double and they are quite small, especially if you're used to a queen or king size. Breakfast was a tad meh, but there's plenty to choose from, and the bircher muesli was excellent.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Paul P wrote a review Aug 2022
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EXTREMELY overpriced for what you get. The only positives are the perfect location and (most) of the friendly front desk staff. One front desk staff man (older, bald, “been there for 20 years”) was terribly rude and argumentative. The wi-fi is pretty bad except in the lobby and we complained, his stance was that “it’s complimentary and not necessary, and not the hotels problem it’s not working properly”. Continued to argue with us when we said the hotel advertises free wifi and should be delivering on that advertisement. Terrible customer service and attitude from him. I went down to see another front desk staff the next day and she was more than happy to move us to a room that had better wifi accessibility. The manager was also very understanding and kind, and definitely impressed with her and all other staff bar the bald man. In terms of the room, they are older, musty smelling, needing of upgrades and renovations badly. Parking is very very limited and the garage is hard to navigate. The showers had black mould growing in the corners and along the caulking. The washing machine was not working properly and the water and suds came up into the washroom from the drain, and the agitator continually spun out of control. Lots of negatives about this hotel unfortunately, which is disappointing because if it’s prime location. Would not stay again due to the fact it is so incredibly expensive just for a view.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Voyage785899 wrote a review Aug 2022
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We were welcomed on the front desk by a very happy Tom who was so helpful to us throughout our stay. we went in "winter" but my sons still used the pool (even though it was a little cold at first). They were the only ones in it. There was no option for breakfast at the hotel but there were so many restaurants nearby it wasn't a problem. Location was fantastic - right near the terminal for the boats going to the reef. Lots of shops nearby and restaurants for every food imaginable. Very close to the night market which was nice to have a wander around. Hotel is opposite the lagoon (which was unfortuately closed during our stay) but i should imagine is a great place to take kids and have a splash in the water. Our suite was a little dated and the kitchen was hit and miss with using various sockets but was functional enough for what we wanted (mainly breakfast and snacks as we ate dinner out). The rooms were clean and so spacious. When we asked for extra towels and toilet rolls from front desk they were brought up immediately. We had a good, comfortable stay here - i looked at so many different hotels before choosing this one and would say I was happy with my choice.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Angelo wrote a review Aug 2022
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Perfect Hotel for all activites and eateries very quite & clean rooms beatifull views, pool & spa was great easy to walk to all resteraunts and along the esplanade easy stroll to wharf and city centre, shoppinf etc.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sue C wrote a review Aug 2022
Bobin, New South Wales, Australia52 contributions12 helpful votes
Our unit was in a Great Location with fantastic Ocean Facing views. Our stay here was Excellent. Central to all the resturants, coffee shops etc However, considering the tariff our only concern was a lack of general maintenance. Including the lounge room TV was not able to be used. A sliding wardrobe door needs attention (was diffucult to slide). Furniture, including the carpet is dated and needs upgrading. Overall our stay was a very Postive one. The Staff were always very helpful and pleasant. Would Recommend this Property.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$151 - US$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mantra esplanade cairns hotel cairns, mantra esplanade hotel cairns, mantra esplanade resort cairns
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Outrigger
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
124
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Which popular attractions are close to Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Nearby attractions include Esplanade Boardwalk (0.2 km), Cairns Museum (0.3 km), and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Falafellicious, Cruze Coffee, and Snoogies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Mantra Esplanade Cairns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mantra Esplanade Cairns?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Mantra Esplanade Cairns have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Mantra Esplanade Cairns accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.