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The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights

"Overall a great stay and we would definitely use this place again."

Sue - October 8, 2019
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The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights

1 Marlin Parade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to Green Island
Within 60 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Green Island 60 m
The Reef Hotel Casino 210 m
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon 380 m
Esplanade Boardwalk 440 m
Night Markets 460 m
Michaelmas Cay 490 m
Cairns Aquarium 810 m
Muddy's Playground 1.1 km
Cairns Botanic Gardens 3.9 km
Gallo DairyLand 6.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Green Island 60 m
Cairns Boat Hire 90 m
Rotary Park 90 m
Fogarty Park 150 m
Cairns Cenotaph 170 m
Tides 170 m
Red Chair Gallery 180 m
Cairns Heli Scenic 180 m
FAaith Cairns 190 m
Reef and Rainforest Research Centre 200 m

9.6

Exceptional

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Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cairns

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

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Value for money8.5
Distance to city center0.8 km
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.9 km

Rooms available at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.6
One Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Studio Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Apartment Trinity Inlet View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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1-Bedroom Superior Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
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1-Bedroom Superior Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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1-Bedroom Superior Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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3 Bedroom Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
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3 Bedroom Premium
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

A stay at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cairns with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights.

Can special events be hosted at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Audio-visual equipment service is offered to help your event go smoothly.

What is the smoking policy at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Cairns Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.0 km away from The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights.

What restaurants are nearby The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Restaurants including Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, Boatshed and The Canopy Grill are popular in The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights’s neighborhood which is known as Cairns City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Located in the Cairns City Center area, The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights is close to great shopping choices like Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

What are popular attractions near The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

Guests at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights can easily visit Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium located in the Cairns City Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights?

The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights’s nearby natural sights include Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park located in the same Cairns City Center area.

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  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Excellent overnight stay on the way to flight home."

    allistair

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    December 3, 2019

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect location, great facilities, friendly staff."

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    January 4, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Lovely view and very convenient location."

    Fung

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    October 21, 2018

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Location score
9.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
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Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
1,022 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.6
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Nice clean room, bed was comfortable and great location
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More about The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights

A 4.5 star property nestled inside the beautiful City Port Marina and just a few minutes away from the city center, The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights provides easy access to boutique shopping, fine dining venues, and entertainment areas. They offer exclusive apartments that suit a lavish lifestyle. Providing waterfront accommodation with spectacular views of the marina, The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights is ideal for a vacation. They feature facilities like an LCD television, a swimming pool that overlooks the Cairns Marina, a waterfront restaurant, a sauna, and a spa. Apart from its splendid location, they also offer elegantly designed apartments which are perfect for a getaway.

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10.0

Exceptional

"Very happy with our visit everyone was very friendly"

Samantha

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September 24, 2018

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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.4
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.6
Value for money8.5
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9.7
Exceptional
Dierdre from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

My requests were not only met, but exceeded!”

Great location with great service!

we were upgraded to an apartment room which was a lovely surprise as we arrived into cairns late in the evening. the room was very clean & comfortable. nothing seemed to be a problem for the very friendly staff, all my requests were met promptly & efficiently! disappointed we didn't have more time to spend in the spacious room fully equipped with modern facilities. the air-conditioning unit however was quite noisy during the evening but the lovely, pleasant temperature of the room during the day/night surpassed the noise. definitely stay at cairns harbour lights in future trips to cairns & have recommended to family & friends. thanking you for our pleasant stay.

Reviewed July 21, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Katie from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 9 nights in May 2011

Clean, bright and great location”

Location, standard of the accommodation, facilities.

Cairns Harbour Lights is an ideal base to explore the area in and around Cairns. The accommodation gives the flexibility to cook for yourself or eat at many of the great dining facilities around the apartments. Cool and airy with 5 star hotel room cleaning services so you just have to worry about having a great holiday. We will stay at the Cairns Harbour Lights next time we are in Cairns.

Reviewed June 13, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Allen from United States
Couple
One Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Great hotel in a great location.”

Location, Staff and Ease of access to water sports.

The stay at the Cairns Harbour was perfect. I had an apartment style hotel with a balcony and nice harbour view and it was close to all of the restaurants, which were all very nice (but definitely make reservations for the restaurants) and busy. The hotel has a restaurant at the bottom which also has decent food and a nice bar. (Closes a little early though if you are like me and like late night caps). There is a convenience store about 10 meters from the hotel so that can be changed. The pool and fitness center were decent and what you would expect from a hote. The thing I liked best was that you could walk out and literally be on the launching point for all of the water sports including the Great Barrier Reef tour (which we did). The only thing that I did not like was that we had to rent a modem (security deposit was refunded)for the internet, but this is also a double edged sword because it meant that we where the only ones who had access to that internet. Also this was a full size apt. with washer and dryer for about 120 per night which I think is a steal. I would recommend this hotel 10 times out of 10. I travel almost every two weeks, so please understand that this is not a fluke recommendation. AD

Reviewed January 13, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Edward from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Relaxing and comfortable”

Friendly staff. Spacious room. Can-do attitude.

The thing that really set the Cairns Harbour Lights apart from other hotels is how accommodating and friendly they were. For instance, they let us borrow towels for our 3 day scuba diving trip - "No problem!" was their response to the request. They not only let us store luggage with them while we were on the scuba trip, but our luggage was waiting in our new room when we returned. When we walked in lobby upon our return, they recognized who we were before we had a chance to even speak and handed us a paper to sign. One quick signature and we were checked in and headed to our room. I simply can't remember being treated better by any hotel I have ever stayed in.

Reviewed October 28, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Laura from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

In a nutshell..very convenient”

Location is spot on..rooms were spotless & value for money

Our friends and I were in Cairns for a hen/stag weekend.Our friends had chosen other more & less expensive places to stay but I felt we did very well staying at Harbour Lights. Its great value for money with everything one would expect from a 4 star hotel. It's an extremely convenient location, our room was spotless, the staff were very helpful so I can't fault the place. My partner & I will definitely look it up the next time we come back to Cairns.

Reviewed November 06, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Kristi from Estonia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

Nice room with views to the ocean and mountains!”

Ocean view, excellent location, friendly staff

Enjoyed the weekend getaway in Cairns Harbour Lights. The studio room was a bit small and didn't have a kitchen, but overall the views from the room were amazing, the room was comfortable and clean, the staff was really friendly and helpful. The location is amazing - just next to the harbour, close to shops. Will definitely go back there when going back to Cairns!

Reviewed July 11, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Roxanne from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

Great, Great, Great”

Location, Price and service!

Simply put...Cairns Harbour Lights provided everythin you need for a four night getaway in Cairns! A fantastic location with great bedding, lovely view, all that is needed in the room/bathroom. Lovely attitude from all service staff. Terrific restaurnats within walking distance starting in the building and all along the Marina. Great value - we shall be back!

Reviewed November 17, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Sarah from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

Brilliant Hotel”

This hotel was a really nice hotel, rooms are modern and clean with lovely views of the city and the harbour. The restaurants also have lovely food!
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The hotel was is a great location within the city of cairns - close to shops, restaurants and the casino. The rooms in the hotel were lovely, clean and modern. The have lovely views of the harbour and the city. The staff were very helpful.The restaurant and swimming pool were of a very high standard. Really enjoyed my stay in The Harbour Lights Hotel.

Reviewed March 28, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Mervyn from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2011

Beautiful hotel and stunning location”

Brilliant Location, stunning views over the marina, very nice staff

we stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment which was directly facing the marina and had the most stunning views. the apartment was lovely inside and was well equiped with everything you need. absolutely loved cairns harbour lights and will definitely be staying here again when we come back. the location couldn't have been better....a lovely board walk below us that leads into the lagoon. what a beauticlu place to stay at.

Reviewed February 03, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Dhitry from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2011

very nice and clean service apartment”

the space is big for one bedroom apartment. big room. living room and dining area.

i stayed in harbour lights apartment for 4 nights and i enjoyed my stay very much. one bedroom apartment comes with very spacey living room and dining area as well as kitchen. we got the harbour view which was lovely. the building is very close to cairns main attraction area the esplanade. harbour lights is a modern building amd it is also very close to the departure points for any great barrier reef tourS

Reviewed October 25, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Loh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

A hotel perfect in almost every aspect !”

Very pleasnt hotel, well designed room and complete facilities !! Great location and decent price !

Stayed at the hotel over the week end & had a great time ! The first impression that strikes me was how spacious the room is. THe room area must be about 18 feet X 24 feet. The room is well designed too - complete with a small kitchen, dish washing machine, microwave, stove and all the needed cutlery and utensil. There is also washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board - all the things you need are complete !! In terms of location - it is located right at the Esplanade and the boat terminal. Food, shopping are a breeze - all within 10 to 15 minutes of walking. And if you are booking a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef, which you must when come to Cairns, the catamaran / spped boats are all within 5 muntes from the hotel !! Like to try your fortune in Cairns Casino - it is 2 minutes walk away !! So are some of the best alfresco restaurants in Cainrs Lastly, the staff at the hotel were wonderful - they were very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed February 08, 2013

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8.4
Excellent
Christopher from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Underwhelming Hotel with awesome location and views”

I was disappointed with Harbour Lights, the only 2 great things about it is its location, and the harbour views if your lucky enough to get them. Other than that its not a great place to stay, the rooms are old and dated and in need of a renovation. I don't like leaving negative reviews but I feel obligated to be truthful , the overall service could have been better, there was an issue but I don't want to go into details here. As I said above the Hotel is old and dated, but the prices charged don't reflect that, I felt it is not good value for money, when I go to cairns next I will be looking elsewhere. Patricia on the reception was great. Really lovely lady, she really knows how to make a guest feel welcome.

Reviewed November 03, 2020

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Good Afternoon Christopher, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights. I am very sorry that you were dissapointed with your experience. I have spoken with the team and do apologies that we missed servicing your room during your stay, this is unusual and I do apologise sincerely that this occurred. As we are just servicing our rooms currently on request, that we missed yours is very disappointing. The hotel, including your room was refurbished in 2016, and is one of the newest hotels in Cairns so I was surprised that you found it dated, but I appreciate your feedback and will share it with our owners. Thank you again for letting me know. If I can ever assist in any way in the future please do contact me direct and please do let me know if I can assist in any way. My sincere apologies again. Kindest Regards, Odette Laska General Manager

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9.0
Exceptional
HO from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

Great location that really near the pier”

fabulous sea-viewed with spacious room

The location of Cairns Harbour Lights is great and really close to the pier. It only needs less than 5 mins to reach the pier. The room is large and with kitchen that can enjoy cooking in room. Also the room is clean and has sea-viewed. The hotel is opposite to the casino and can have fun at night time.

Reviewed January 12, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Ng from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Good location”

Good location, next to pier for Great Reef cruises.

We stayed for 4 nights in Cairns Harbour Lights and have a great time in Cairns. Hotel check-in and check-out were quick and room was spacious and clean. Walking distance to city centre, the casino and supper market. Would like to recommend to my friends.

Reviewed November 21, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Tim from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in December 2009

Harbour Lights Very Central Location”

Modern appartments on the waterfront . great central position walking distance to town centre
NONE!!!!

Cairns Harbour Lights is proffesionally managed. It is on the water over looking the harbour. Modern room with all mod cons. Great bathroom .It is opposite the casino and an easy walk to the centre of cairns. It is within easy walk to the best retraunt and bar near cains yacht club. Over all a wonderful stay.

Reviewed December 23, 2009

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9.3
Exceptional
Linda from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Great accomodation facilities ”

kitchen facility, roof top pool, sauna

Modern, clean, spot on, location for reef activities, casino, esplanade lagoon and restaurants, only minutes away. The apartment was lovely as it included a kitchen facility and utensils. Only negative is that the pool wasn't heated so it got a bit cold at night. If i was to come back to cairns, I'd definitely stay at Harbour Lights again.

Reviewed January 23, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
HUANAN from China
Couple
One Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

Perfect honeymoon experience in Harbour Lights”

Good sea sight, comfortable room, and convenient to the Lagoon and the quay.

It's our best decision to choose Cairns Harbour Lights hotel for our honeymoon journey. We felt so comfortable and happy here, and enjoyed the time during our 4 days stay in it. We will strongly recommend this hotel to our fiends indeed.

Reviewed March 13, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Martin from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Great View and Location”

Great location, Great Views, Steps from Restaurants, Entertainment and Ocean

from check-in to check-out, the cairns harbour lights exceeded my expectations. the room had an amazing balcony to sit outside and best of all, the room had a full kitchen and a washer/dryer in the room for clothes which i utilized.

Reviewed April 12, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Jie from China
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

my best choice”

best location, cooking utensil

Best location in Cairns, one min's to the harbour. Big space with kitchen and cooking utensils. It is such a wonderful experience in Cairns Harbour Lights!

Reviewed December 25, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Benjamin from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

Beautiful Cairns Harbour lights”

Modern Design, Location
Staff were rather slow

Our stay at Cairns Harbour Lights were delightful. Rooms were spacious and the views were spectacular. Location of the hotel was excellent, it was near to the shopping district and restaurants.

Reviewed March 23, 2010

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