Excellent 8.5
Based on 516 reviews

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About Shangri-la Hotel, The Marina Cairns


Ideally located on the edge of The Marina, this property offers complete luxury combined with tranquility. This grand and elegant property boasts 256 rooms and suites that overlook the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay, the mountains beyond the city, or the hotel’s well manicured gardens. Perfect for those who want to combine business with leisure, in-house guests will be delighted to stroll through Shangri-la Hotel, The Marina Cairns's boardwalk that features an array of first class restaurants, cafes, bars, and guests can relish in picturesque scenery of the yachts sailing on the marina. Take a refreshing stroll from the property and you’ll find the city center, Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal, and Pier Shopping Complex. Awarded for being the Best Deluxe Accommodation Award from Queensland Hotel Associate in 2009, and Winner of Meetings and Business Tourism Award from Tropical North Queensland Tourism Award in 2009, Shangri-la Hotel, The Marina Cairns is a remarkable choice.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Rental car

Fitness & recreation

  • Fitness center

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

For kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • ATM
  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
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Guests are required to provide an estimated check-in time to the property prior to arrival.

Wi-Fi/Internet access is available throughout the property at no additional charge.

Transfer service is available at an additional charge. In order to reserve the transfer, please inform the property of your arrival details prior to arrival.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00AM
Distance to Airport: 8.0Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 255
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 7.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.6
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 7.7

Martin W.
United Kingdom
July 26, 2016
Rooms and corridors tired . Hotel needs a refurb

Sonia L.
July 25, 2016
Cairns Stay
We really appreciated the staff. They were very friendly and helpful. An upgrade to an Ocean View Room was a plus. Thank you so much.

Randy B.
July 13, 2016
5-Star Experience at its BEST!
As always, Shangri-la Hotel never fails me to savor the "wow" experience whenever I am away from home. Service is simply awesome and world class.

Jason D.
June 27, 2016
Staff are excellent and experienced great service from everyone.
Room is.a bit tired and showing its age. Bed is not to our liking as we used to a firmir mattress than what was provided. Needs a good thorough cleaning. Hotel provides off street parking at a fee which unexpected.

Janelle B.
June 21, 2016
Will be back!
Great room (we had one of the renovated rooms), beautiful view of the marina, perfect location, staff were lovely and very helpful. My only let-down was the gym; average for the type of hotel although I got the impression they are in between renovations or moving the gym... All in all the Shangri-la will be my go to place to stay in Cairns.

Bettina D.
June 20, 2016
5 star? first 5 star experience, bit disapointing
I had never stayed in 5 star before, and to compare to the other 3 and 4 star places we stayed, it was the most unclean and most expensive which was a shame to us....we booked an expensive place for us as a special night to start our holiday and the bathroom wall had blood on it etc. the carpet was dirty and it was so over priced and small in size....not even tissues in the bathroom etc....tv was so old and everything just felt sad and dull and old , shame....the curtain was hanging and the light came in at night also.

Kirsty G.
June 14, 2016
Helpful staff and great location
Staff were excellent and incredibly helpful. Generous room sizes and excellent location.

May 07, 2016
Good enough.
Perfect for staying with your lover.

Carl N.
April 30, 2016
very happy
Had a harbor view and it was lovely. they upgraded us to a mini suite and it had a large shower and bathtub and a nice patio area. Walking distance to shops and the marine

Duane H.
April 16, 2016


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