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    Nearest transport:
  • Greyhound Australia Bus Station (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Cairns International Airport (3.8 Km)
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Cairns Central shopping Centre (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Centre of Contemporary Arts (1.5 Km / 18 min walk)
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
  • Night Markets (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Waterfront Terraces Hotel

233 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia

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Features of Waterfront Terraces Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • BBQ facilities
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • newspapers
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Hotel description
This luxury hotel is located at the peaceful northern end of the Cairns Esplanade. From Cairns...see more This luxury hotel is located at the peaceful northern end of the Cairns Esplanade. From Cairns International and Domestic Airport, the property is within a 10-minute drive. Major attractions like the Cairns Esplanade, where a large number of migratory nest on a yearly basis, the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, and the World Heritage Rain Forest are also within easy reach. Built with a traditional style of Queenslander’s architecture, Waterfront Terraces Hotel comes with spacious, beautifully furnished apartments with sea-facing private balconies. Ideal for families or large groups, it boasts modern facilities like a sparkling saltwater pool and large BBQ area. Guests can easily access nearby supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, Cairns Hospitals, and the Muddy’s children playground. Also, the hotel arranges many package tours to the tourist attractions.
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Jamie M. Families with older children
Canada, January 19, 2016
The end of our row jjourney hotel

Spacious, clean, views of ocean
The rooms were clean and spacious, the staff were GREAT at helping book dives and day trip excursions and where to get affordable groceries. The other families staying there were nice and friendly. It is a bit of a walk into all the restaurants and shops (10 minutes) along the esplanade but there is always taxis going by and will get you right into town in 2 minutes for less than $10. It was our last stop on our rtw journey and the Great Barrier Reef was on my wife's bucket list - she is now happy. Great location and great staff - a/c worked well but you have to keep it on (in January). Will highly recommend the Waterfront Terraces for the price!!!
Louise P. Families with older children
Australia, November 9, 2015
Very comfortable accommodation.

Size, convenience, view
Very comfortable - it has everything you need except an elevator!
Evelyn K. Families with older children
Papua New Guinea, July 7, 2015

Good View, Peaceful and Accessability to other areas in city was good.
Enjoyable. Slow in connectivity with Wi-Fi network; TV reception no clear with some channel.
Scott G. Couples
Australia, March 13, 2015
Mid priced

Quiet, space, pool
It was ok for the price but it wasn't super spotless.
Fiona C. Business travelers
Australia, January 27, 2015

Privacy, quiet considering esplanade frontage and good value for money
Riona C. Families with older children
Canada, July 8, 2014
Nice stay in a quite surroundings

Spacious, Overlooking the water & the Esplanade, Quiet location
Our 2-bedroom apartment was spacious though fixtures were a bit dated. Cleanliness is average and kitchen facilities is basic. It had a nice view overlooking the water and the Esplanade. A leisurely stroll along the Esplanade from the hotel to the city center might take at least 30 minutes. So I would not recommend this hotel if one is not driving. Besides, though there is the word 'hotel' in the name of this property, it is indeed a totally self-catered apartment. It has no daily cleaning service and will only provide you with some initial set-up supplies like tissues, a small pack of milk for your coffee, coffee and tea bags. If you need more supplies thereafter, you will have to pay for that(We however had successfully got tissue replenished). At the end of your stay, you are also required to put away all kitchenware that you have used and to throw away all your rubbish. Otherwise, a fine will be followed. The rules stated in the check-in paper seemed quite strict and we dare not to put it on a trial.
Carmel K. Couples
Australia, June 30, 2014
Very comfortable apartment for the price.

Very good floor plan. Amazing shower and thick fluffy towels. Lovely views, from balcony and close to esplanade.
Very comfortable apartment although not luxury as stated on sign at front of apartment and on website. Quiet and close to esplanade and parks. Bedroom was set back a considerable distance from lounge area which was much appreciated as I was unable to hear TV if reading or having an early night. (Hubby has it on high volume and channel surfs frequently) Pool was exceptionally clean and lovely gardens. Nice leisurely walk into shops and restaurants. Very happy with our stay and would return.
Shirley S. Couples
Australia, April 1, 2014
Great value

Location, great value, spacious rooms
Linda C. Groups
Australia, July 11, 2013
Good apartment with lovely view

Apartment, price, kitchen utensils
Lovely stay. The apartment was an easy drive to the city centre and had a lovely view of the esplanade. Ceiling fans were a great idea as it wasn't hot enough for a/c but hot enough for fans. The apartment had comfortable furnishings and the kitchen was well supplied with utensils, pots, pans and crockery.
Bruce B. Couples
Australia, July 10, 2013
Great weather very relaxing.

1.close to dining. 2.very quiet.3. great place for families or couples.
Excellent would return again one day. Close to most restaurants and shops.

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