8.4

Excellent
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Highly rated by guests – 89% would recommend
Highly rated by guests – 89% would recommend
Housekeeping69
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Muddy's Playground 40 m
Cairns Aquarium 350 m
Michaelmas Cay 590 m
Esplanade Boardwalk 650 m
Night Markets 670 m
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon 710 m
Green Island 1.0 km
The Reef Hotel Casino 1.1 km
Cairns Botanic Gardens 2.9 km
Gallo DairyLand 5.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Muddy's Playground 40 m
Cairns Central Shopping Center 140 m
Cairns Private Hospital 170 m
St Monica's Cathedral 200 m
Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic 300 m
Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk 320 m
Cairns RSL 330 m
Cairns Tennis Centre 340 m
Cairns Aquarium 350 m
JUTE Theatre Company 350 m
Cairns Plaza Hotel

"Good location, Close walk to central area Easy parking Clean & Tidy"

ADAM - October 25, 2019
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Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cairns

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 20 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1.0 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at Cairns Plaza Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
Suite with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
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  • Balcony/terrace
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Studio with Balcony
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
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  • Kitchenette
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Cairns Plaza Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 Cairns Plaza Hotel?

A stay at Cairns Plaza Hotel 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, Cairns Plaza Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Cairns Plaza Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Cairns Plaza Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 19 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Cairns Plaza Hotel?

Cairns Plaza Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Cairns Plaza Hotel?

Cairns Plaza Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Cairns Plaza Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were wonderful and the location is great."

    Angela

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    January 6, 2021

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great Location opp beach, family friendly"

    Claudine

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    October 3, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Recommend the upgrade to the king suite!"

    Christopher

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    March 12, 2020

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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
881 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
Great location recently renovated and comfortable.
Debbie from Australia
Solo traveler
More about Cairns Plaza Hotel

More about Cairns Plaza Hotel

This economy hotel boasts a central location in Cairns with spectacular views of Trinity Bay and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your stay at the suits with breathtaking views of Trinity Bay, where dolphins, turtles, and whales are regular visitors. Experience the soothing atmosphere of the Waterside Restaurant and enjoy a chilled cocktail by the swimming pool after a long day of exploring downtown Cairns. Exercise at one of the four lit tennis courts, then retire to your well-appointed room. Guests can arrange a wide array of adventure excursions at the tour desk, including a dive at the Great Barrier Reef, an Outback balloon trip, and white water rafting down the Tully River. The Cairns Plaza Hotel is ideally located for those who want to experience Northern Queensland on a limited budget.

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Housekeeping

49 mentions

View

25 mentions

Breakfast

17 mentions

Swimming Pool

13 mentions

What they offer

9.6

Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Really good value for money and very clean."

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September 22, 2020

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.8
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service8.6
Value for money8.5
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9.0
Exceptional
julie from Australia
Couple
Stayed 10 nights in November 2012

Great Location, Great Staff, Great Place”

water views, great sized rooms

we stayed at the cairns plaza hotel for 10 nights. from the time we arrived to departure the staff greated us with smiles. we arrived early (9am) so the room wasn't ready but staff directed us where we could freshen up and stored our luggage. a short pleasent walk to the centre of cairns (5 -10 min) the room was great (rm 506)very well presented and good sized balconanies off the living and bedroom. on checkin we were advised of building works as they are in the process of upgrading all the rms floor by floor. we only on one occassion heard some noise and that was at 10am for only a few minutes. communal laundry was clean as was the pool. a great playground across the road for those with children. this was a great hotel - close to everything but far enough away that we did not find it noisy. will stay hear again when next in cairns

Reviewed November 15, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Toni from United States
Group
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

Perfect location and very pleasant!”

We were on the upper level (6th) and had an amazing view of the entire Cairns bay & marina. Our suite was clean and tidy with many amenities (small refrigerator, microwave, service ware, etc.) The only downfall with the size of the counter space in the bathroom. Barely enough room for our toiletries but we worked it out. The staff was more than helpful with tours, suggestions, taxi arrangements, and they were so friendly and seemed happy to help. I would definitely stay at the Cairns Plaza Hotel again. However, it might be a couple of years to let the major construction on the next corner come to a close. Hopefully that won't interfere with their business!!

Reviewed March 10, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
solveig from Denmark
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2009

Stay at Cairns Plaza”

Nice place near to the beach Nice and clean room Good restaurant Reception staff VERY kind and helpful
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The very kind gentleman at the reception allowed me to leave my suitcases in the reception, as I arrived before the check in time, as I had to keep an appointment in Cairns. Also the reception staff was very helpful at any time helping me out with diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef as well as a horse riding trip in the rainforrest and the transfer reservation to the airport. The room was very neat and clean with a nice balcony with sea and mountain view. The restaurant had a good service as well as very good food and a very kind staff. I was very pleased with my stay and would come back to stay at Cairns Plaza next time I go to Cairns.

Reviewed November 20, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Solo traveler
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Excellent hotel in a great location.”

I stayed at the Cairns Plaza Hotel for 1 night only after a tour out in the bush. I chose it because of it's reviews and proximity to the beach and cafe's. Whilst the beach is not suitable for swimming it was great to have an ocean view! I booked a suite which was awesome as it had a seperate lounge and bathroom. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I am planning on bringing a group here later in the year and would not hesitate to book this hotel again.

Reviewed January 06, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Cheryl from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

A great hotel in a great location”

We only stayed one night at the Cairns Plaza Hotel but I was very impressed. It is a mid-priced hotel on the esplanade very close to many eating and drinking options. The staff were extremely helpful, the rooms are comfortable and roomy, each with a balcony.

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
Andrzej from Poland
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Good value for money”

location, free wifi, friendliness of the staff

I needed a hotel for 1 night as couldn't fly straight after diving. Cairns Plaza seemed like a good trade-off between location (5-10 mins walk from Cairns center) and price + they let me use their restaurant to do work after check-out. I'm happy I stayed there

Reviewed November 08, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
SIDNEY from India
Family with teens
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

Value for Money and service with a smile”

Great value for Money, Excellent location and view of the sea, Very friendly staff

Excellent value for Money. Ideal location on the Esplanade with great views and walking distance to the restaurants, shopping attractions, etc. Most of all, the staff were very courteous, friendly and extremely helpful, making the holiday a very pleasant experience at Cairns. Have NO reservations in recommending this hotel to anyone seeking value for money and a comfortable stay in this category of hotels. Me and my family did enjoy this Hotel a great deal.

Reviewed May 09, 2011

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8.4
Excellent
Indradeep from India
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Just for the location ”

We had a mixed feeling during our stay in Cairns. In terms of location it could not have been better as it’s located in the middle of the Esplanade thus you can access both side. The bus shuttle from the airport drops you here too so accessibility from the airport is easy and while returning the hotel do help you for transportation back. We were on a 2 day trip to Cairns. On the first day we reached the hotel at 11 30 am from Sydney. To our surprise we were informed that none of the rooms are ready Inspite of our request for early check in. We were asked to keep the luggage and roam around in promenade till 2 pm. This kind of put our trip on the back foot. Since we were for a short time and the next day was booked for Great Barrier Reef we wanted to cover the other things like Scenic railway or cable car etc. unfortunately, we could not do it as most of the trip had a last pick up at 1 pm while we didn’t have a room to freshen up. It was required as we left Sydney from our hotel at 0

Reviewed May 20, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great stay”

We had a booking for one night for a standard room but at the last minute needed an additional day. The only rooms available for that additional night were the ocean view suite. We booked via Agoda and the hotel handled the change amazingly. The only issue we had was that they advised they would upgrade us to the ocean view suite for the second night so we didn’t have the change rooms. This was amazing and we thought they were being very generous however when we checked in, despite nothing mentioned in the communication, we were charged an additional $40. That being said, the suite was amazingly comfortable and clean, the view was great and the pool quite nice, so we were happy to pay. There is Netflix available on the TVs in the room so that made for an even more relaxing two nights. It is central to Cairns esplanade and seemed family friendly. Value for money is quite good and we had a really nice stay.

Reviewed December 30, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

Great location, very nice and clean room”

Location, Cleanliness, View from balcony

Ideal place to stay in Cairns for those looking for an affordable nice clean place to stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Older style hotel but but rooms are very tidy, cleaned daily, and the location is great for those with kids- right across the road from Muddies. Easy 10minute walk along the Esplanade to restaurants & cafes in the city centre.

Reviewed April 25, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Colleen from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

Roomy and clean, very convenient location.”

balcony overlooking the esplanade, great view of the water.

enjoyed my stay at cairns plaza. it's old but enjoying some updates. clean and roomy, not cramped. had an ocean view suite with kitchenette. very convenient, not expensive. recommend it for a great holiday. very handy to children's playground for family vacations.

Reviewed May 13, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Stephen from Australia
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

Convenient and comfortable”

Room layout, location and amenities

Hotel is located within 5 to 10 min walk of main area, located on foreshore region. Opposite is playground for chldn (fenced area). Rooms recently renovated and consisted of bedroom and separate lounge/kitchenette room (lounge seat opens up for extra bed). We were on 4th floor with ocean view which was mildly noisy in morning with council workers and their leaf blowers but tolerable. Hotel at nthn end of Cairns but plenty of restaurants, drinking establishments within easy walking distance. Towels changed daily, bed linen 2nd day. Dirty dishes are your problem but every thing supplied for cleaning. Pool on premises along with free car parking. About 10 mins from airport (airport rd leads directly to hotel if you follow signs without going to main rd but not necessary to follow as any way is a short distance). 15/20 min walk to wharf for boat/island/reef tours). Cairns has no beach in this area for swimming so use hotel pool or Council has man-made beach 10 min walk away near marina. If going on boat tours make certain you pay and collect boarding passes the day before as lines are VERY long for those collecting passes. Recommend for all ages.

Reviewed October 28, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
David from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Great location for short Cairns visit”

The Cairns Plaza met my need for a short trip to Cairns to dive the Great Barrier Reef. It was walking distance to the marina to take the dive boat and also within range of many nice restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Reviewed June 01, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
David from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Excellent value for money, very good location”

Location, service and room size

Cairns Plaza Hotel is in a good location - only a few minutes walk to restaurants and main shopping center. It is an older hotel, the rooms were spacious and comfortable. Small pool, very nice view. Good value for money. Would stay again.

Reviewed June 01, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
john from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Exceptional”

We enjoyed our stay at the CAIRNS plaza hotel rooms were very nice and on the esplanade but abit far away, otherwise excellent.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Sylvia from Canada
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Great value for the money”

This is a well-run smaller hotel on the esplanade in Cairns, only a 15 minute walk to the marina and close to shops and restaurants. Though the rooms are basic, they are updated, very clean, and the beds are really comfortable. They also have a great continental breakfast for under ten dollars. I would stay here again.

Reviewed November 09, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Jeanette from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Always enjoyable”

Friendly staff, great location, great views

We often stay at Cairns Plaza and it has always been enjoyable, especially when we bring the children as they love Muddies which is just across the road and the bus stops are close by as well.

Reviewed August 29, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Aileen from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Great location and extremely clean”

Value for money

staff were welcoming and very helpful. my room on the 6th floor was large with a wonderful view over the cairns esplanade. the hotel may be a bit old, but still very comfortable and the cleanliness could not be faulted. a short walk to every type of shopping or entertainment you could want.

Reviewed May 22, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Marigold from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Standard Room”

Infront of Cairns Plaza

We would recommend this hotel to anyone who would stay in Cairns. Cairns Plaza is just in front of the hotel.

Reviewed October 19, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Maria from Slovakia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Exceptional customer service”

comfy room,, size of the room, restaurant

Room -clean, big but bit old (need renovation). During our stay they were renovating 3. floor so during the day was really noise. But in a case you will spend the most of the time out of the hotel is ok (9:00am - 5:00pm).The bed (2 queens size beds)are really comfortable and very good to sleep on. I slept like a baby... reception -the receptionists are really very helpful and providing good service. Thanks to their help we booked a tour and a car as well. restaurant - we tried only the breakfast but have to stay they were really good, better than in another restaurants in Cairns. And in comparison much more cheaper than outside (app. 14AUD). Internet free internet only in the reception area. At the agoda.com is written they have a LAN and wireless internet in the room what is not true, they never had! This was bit disappointing since when my boyfriend needed to work little in the evening for few hours he had to go to sit in the reception area.

Reviewed November 12, 2012

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