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Cairns Sunland Leisure Park Hotel
Greater Cairns,Cairns - View on map
"The location and the facility was much better than I expected. I definitely was pleasantly surprised. The room is large and it has everything you need as mentioned in the other reviews. The location is quiet and I did not feel it was unsafe at any time. It is a bit remote but the Esplanade is a 2 km walk or so and it is probably 4 to the center of Cairns. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We had a need for an additional bed and they reacted promptly to satisfy our need. They did even more. An excellent experience. Certainly not a 5 star hotel but a great value for money. "
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7.6

Very good

673 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 57
Sunshine Tower Hotel
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
"Great priced hotel in Cairns. Clean, comfy beds and friendly staff. Our room was facing the main street and it was noisy due to traffic. If you can, get a room facing the pool as its much quiet. The hotel is slightly far from the restaurants and the esplanade. Apart from the noise and the location, this is a great budget friendly hotel."
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8.1

Excellent

289 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 112
Hilton Cairns
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
"I've had the best stay at Hilton. The receptionist upgraded me to an ocean-view room (awesome!), and the room was spectacular. The view was excellent, and the breakfast selections were delicious - everything for everyone. I booked all my adventure trips just downstairs near the reception area, and I got to do all the must-do things in Cairns. I got to use the pool, although the gym equipments were quite old and unmaintained. The location of this hotel is awesome - right outside is the harbour and shops/restaurants close by. The staff were excellent - props to the desk staff, breakfast staff, and the nice housekeeping lady. I wanted to just stay in the hotel, but there were lots of things to do while in Cairns - Kuranda, Great Barrier Reef, etc. Staying at Hilton really made my stay in Cairns unforgettable. "
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8.4

Excellent

475 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 270
Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut
Greater Cairns,Cairns - View on map
"We enjoy spending a weekend in Cairns (we live on the Tablelands 1.5 hrs away), this resort has so many fantastic facilities for young children...a chance for mum and dad to out their feet up. The cabins are great value and very clean. "
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9

Exceptional

28 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 257
Acacia Court Hotel
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
"i stayed here while transferring to a next day connection flight and found it to be a great hotel. it has everything that you could want out of a hotel in cairns for a short stay. it is only a few kilometers from the main strip of the city and not far from the airport. the hotel itself has everything that you could need for a short stay. excellent food in the restaurand as well as a nice pool to lounge in. it is close to the water and parks as well as being in walking distance from all the restaurants the town has to offer."
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6.8

Very good

488 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 101
Oaks Cairns Hotel
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
"In the centre of Cairns, close to everything, car rental, supermarket, restaurants, railway station."
9.2

Exceptional

61 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 193
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
Palm Cove,Cairns - View on map
"The apartment was so well equipped for our family. Very close to restaurants, cafes and beach. Good sized apartment. The only improvement would be if perhaps the pool was solar heated it could be used all year round as it was a little cold and not many people were using it. "
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8.7

Excellent

288 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 253
Reef Palms Motel Apartments
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
"We enjoyed 12 nights at this quiet motel, located close to the airport, a short bus ride to central Cairns and a short walk to the Esplanade. The beds were comfortable and the servicing of the room was great. It was a bonus having a shuttle bus to the city and the same to the airport on departure. The pool and barbecue area was very nice. Geoff, Angie and Deborah were all extremely helpful and pleasant. So nice to be able to ask questions about places to see and to have any requests met with a smile. Would definitely stay there again. Robyn and George, Melbourne, Australia "
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8.1

Excellent

288 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 109
Cairns City Sheridan Motel
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
"i reviewed this one earlier but i had two reservations due to an extension of our stay. so, i'll talk about the restaurant. the food was very good. probably the best steak we had while in cairns. had one at hogsbreath and it was really good. but the one at the hotel was just a bit better. service was slow but that was par for the course in cairns. mississippi mud cake was great as was the garlic prawns. "
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6.7

Very good

493 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 117
Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows
Palm Cove,Cairns - View on map
"Close to cairns but right on the beach"
8.9

Excellent

33 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 114
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park Hotel
Greater Cairns,Cairns - View on map
"The location and the facility was much better than I expected. I definitely was pleasantly surprised. The room is large and it has everything you need as mentioned in the other reviews. The location is quiet and I did not feel it was unsafe at any time. It is a bit remote but the Esplanade is a 2 km walk or so and it is probably 4 to the center of Cairns. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We had a need for an additional bed and they reacted promptly to satisfy our need. They did even more. An excellent experience. Certainly not a 5 star hotel but a great value for money. "
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7.6

Very good

673 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 57

Fast facts about Cairns, Australia

Accommodations924 properties
Popular hotelCairns Sunland Leisure Park Hotel
Popular areaPalm Cove
Nightly rates from$8
AirportCairns Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Sightseeing, Nature

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Cairns?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Cairns is USD 68. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Cairns is USD 129. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Cairns is USD 253.

What's the average price of a hotel in Cairns this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Cairns this weekend is USD 66. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Cairns this weekend is USD 132. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Cairns this weekend is USD 284.

What's the average price of a hotel in Cairns tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Cairns tonight is USD 70. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Cairns tonight is USD 130. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Cairns tonight is USD 270.

What are the best hotels in Cairns near Esplanade Boardwalk?

Verified travelers to Cairns who stayed near Esplanade Boardwalk have given top reviews to Aspect Central Motel, Acacia Court Hotel and Sunshine Tower Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Cairns near Night Markets?

Verified travelers to Cairns who stayed near Night Markets have given top reviews to Aspect Central Motel, Acacia Court Hotel and Sunshine Tower Hotel.

What are the most popular hotels in Cairns?

What are the best hotels in Cairns for couples?

Couples who stayed in Cairns have given high ratings to Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Sunshine Tower Hotel and DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns.

What are the best hotels in Cairns for families?

Families who stayed in Cairns highly recommend Imagine Drift Palm Cove, Southern Cross Atrium Apartments and Hilton Cairns.

What hotels in Cairns have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Cairns have given top reviews for the breakfast at South Pacific Bed & Breakfast, Ronday-voo Bed and Breakfast and Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront.

What's the best neighborhood in Cairns to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Cairns include Cairns City Center, Greater Cairns and Palm Cove.

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More about Cairns

The tropical city of Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular vacation destinations, located on the northeastern coast of Australia. The city is only an hour from the Great Barrier Reef by boat, so most travelers use Cairns as a jumping-off point to see more of Northern Queensland’s natural features or learn more about the Great Barrier Reef at Reef Teach

Cairns is a relaxed coastal town that welcomes a large number of international tourists every year. Life in this city mostly revolves around days spent at the beach, but travelers will also find other more adventurous pursuits as well. Great Barrier Reef and island cruises of every kind are available from the pier, as well as four wheel drive and eco tours, wine tastings, bird watching, and golf for those staying on the mainland.

Cairns is a great place for fishing enthusiasts, as the city offers a variety of fishing activities and is known as the black marlin capital of the world. The Cairns Tropical Zoo is a favorite among tourists, and especially popular among families because of the interactive experience it offers young explorers.

While Cairns is by no means a party city, it has plenty to keep night owls entertained.

To get into Cairns, most travelers arrive via Cairns International Airport, only seven kilometers from town.

There’s much more to see and learn about Cairns, and the interactive map is a great way to continue uncovering all the important landmarks and attractions of this vibrant city.