Ideal location with regard to restraunts, shopping, supemarkets, tour ferries, ocean views and the famous lagoon swimming pool.
Robert | September 13, 2018
Great location on the promenade, fantastic room with balcony overlooking the Main Street and the fabulous lagoon.
Richard | May 26, 2018
The staff were helpful with storing my luggage before my room was ready early in the morning.
Rowena | November 8, 2018
Love the place and would like to recommend to anyone who travels with kids.
Lisa | October 5, 2018
Convenience location with 5mins walk to night market or the pier
KOO | October 3, 2018
Very friendly staff at the reception, always willingly to help.
Lisa | October 5, 2018
890 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Cairns
|Value for money||7.9|
|Distance to city center||0.1km|
|Nearest airport||Cairns Airport (CNS)|
|Distance to airport||5.5 km|
Check-in is from 2:00 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 property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Mantra Esplanade Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cairns with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.
Mantra Esplanade Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"Great location and facilities."
December 5, 2016
"The staff was very friendly."
May 24, 2018
"Will come back here again."
November 8, 2018
This luxurious business class hotel, situated on the waterfront esplanade, is eight kilometers from the Cairns Airport. Guests will enjoy unfettered access to the yacht harbor, street cafes, the esplanade swimming lagoon, and restaurants. The hotel offers a vast selection of accommodation options from serviced apartments with kitchens to condominiums. The rooms feature a modern design concept that highlights the vibrant ambience of Cairns. The hotel features two restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines and has a bar with a nightclub offering guests numerous options for leisure enjoyment. The Mantra Esplanade Hotel is the perfect venue for guests that want family friendly accommodation and a prime strategic location.
"The cafe at the foyer is great."
October 5, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Mantra Esplanade Hotel
Cairns City Center
Cairns City Center
Cairns City Center
Cairns City Center
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First time I have stayed at the Mantra Esplanade Hotel was in March 2018. The hotel is perfectly positioned opposite the Cairns Esplanade and if you are lucky to book an ocean view room the money is well worth it. I was very happy with this hotel and I will be staying again if I can get the room at a discounted price.
great loacation, friendly staff.”
great location on the esplanade in cairns. many cafes and restaurants outside the front door.short walk to all esplanade facilities and the cairns marina. fifteen minute walk to cairns central shopping centre. hotel rooms clean with great facilities. staff very helpful with booking tours and any information you may require.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Mantra, and will be staying here again on our next trip to Cairns. The staff were very efficient and the location couldn't have been better, literally walking distance to everything. It was nice to walk along the esplanade in the mornings, and there are so many great Restaurants to pick from, your spoilt for choice. Absolutely a must try.
Comfortable stay in central location”
The Mantra Esplanade offers an excellent location for tourists in Cairns, with easy access to the Marina where boats depart on numerous Great Barrier Reef tours, including snorkelling and diving opportunities. Whilst the hotel itself does not have a restaurant, there are two offers within the hotel's "complex" - the Courthouse Hotel, which offers a bit of history as well as a bar, bistro and gamingroom and Wink Cafe, with outdoor balcony seating overlooking the Esplanade and Cairns Lagoon. There are also plenty of options for eating and drinking, with the options of Smith St, Lake St and the Esplanade being all within walking distance. The rooms themselves are of a good size, and the balconies with Esplanade views offer an interesting opportunity for people watching as well as being a good spot to enjoy some wine and cheese. Check in and check out was quite slow for us as there were a lot of people waiting to check in and out at the same time us as, with one employee offering assistance at check-in and two being available at check out. The queues were more likely to be a result of this being Easter weekend than anything else. Staff at the reception desk were also really helpful in offering insight into restaurants in the area, as well as being offering direct bookings for local tours, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
The Mantra Esplanade Hotel is a great nice place which is centrally located. It is just the center of Town! In front of the hotel you can find the public open pool on the Esplanade. Around the hotel you can find many different types of restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. List behind the hotel there are supermarkets. The staff is very friendly and happy to help with anything you need. The rooms are big and nice especially if you have a view of the ocean.
Great Location Hotel”
Location of hotel is great, it's just 5 mins walk from the pier. Only three hotels are that close to the pier (Shangri-La, Hilton, Mantra Esplanade), when compare with price, this is the best, especially if you want to have great fun in Great Barrier Reef (usually you have to wake up early to join the trip to Great Barrier Reef - gather point in pier) but don't have too HIGH expection on the view (I guess it's better for sea view, mine one is city view). Most of the shopping area and restaurants are in explanade road and abott road, so it's also very convenience. Please beware not to mix up mantra esplanade and mantra trilogy, they are two different hotels. I'm commenting about mantra esplanade.
Best Holiday Home Ever!”
my husband and i stayed at mantra esplanade for a part of our honeymoon and all i can say it's really exceptional and i will definitely revisit. first off the location is excellent close to all the shops and marina. the room itself is clean and big and modernly decorated. the staff was excellent, as we were there during the cyclone yasi and they offer up food and torches and they kept us calm. after the cyclone left, we didnt venture outside but dined in their restaurant wink which was excellent in quality and value. would go back definitely.
the room was very spacious. there was a dryer and a washing machine inside. the bath was nice, the cooking facilities are good enough for preparing a light meal or breakfast. the bed was very comfortable. the hotel is located in the center of cairns. it has its own swimmingpool with jacuzzi. havent checked the gym. around the hotel area are many restaurants. please get sure to go for dinner before 09:30. kitchen is closed after this time.... next to the hotel is a hugh public swimmingpool with public barbecue grills.
Great central location ”
Mantra esplanade is bang in middle of all the cairns action, but is nice and quiet and low key.
Thank you for providing feedback on your stay at Mantra Esplanade in Cairns. We agree the location is great and central to the large number of tours, restaurants and shops in Cairns. It is pleasing to hear you enjoyed your time in Cairns. Kind Regards Leah Sullivan Front Office Manager
This apartment type hotel is located in the heart of city, hear to every entertainment, but clean and comfortable with sunny window. They also have bath. The reception is polite and friendly (Sometimes usually Apartment hotel's reception is lazy) I surely recommend people who will stay in Cairns.
Was very impressed with the location of the Mantra. Highly recommended. Central to Cairns, staff were very helpful and friendly. I will stay again.
Quick get away to the sunshine”
Hotel is centrally located with spacious apartments, we stayed in a one bedroom, within walking distance of most of Cairns. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Rooms aren't services daily which was fine for our 4 day stay and you could request extra items at reception if required. Shower was a bit hit & miss - either scalding hot or freezing cold and took a while to adjust but that was really the only complaint.
3 night break”
Pick this hotel as I had stayed on a previous business trip. No servicing of rooms unless you stay 8 days or longer. Great location, Courthouse pub behind(great meals),close to all shops, Casino, Cairns lagoon across the road. All in all, a pleasant short stay.
Awesome place to stay”
Great stay, will do it again asap. I have recommended using agoda and to stay at the cairns mantra, a great place to stay.
Restful stay ,,with all things easily accessible ”
Very satisfactory stay , comfortable bed , nice size room , and balcony , helpful staff. Secure , I have already recommended this hotel to my neighbours who are traveling to cairns later in year and also to other friends ,,
Close to everything: 5 minuets walk to the pier for your diving adventure; Woolworths is at the back door down the street; surrounded by restaurants, you name the style you would like. Very friendly staff at the reception, always willingly to help. The cafe at the foyer is great. Nice coffee, even have congee with pickles and pork floss😋 Swimming pool, spa ang gym are all handy. The one bedroom apartment we stayed has all the cooking facilities. The washing machine and dryer are very useful after a full activity day in Cairns. Within the city, there’s no need for car. Love the place and would like to recommend to anyone who travels with kids.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at Mantra Esplanade in Cairns. It is pleasing to hear your comments on the staff and we agree the location is the close to everything you need. Kind Regards Leah Sullivan Front Office Manager
great location,good service”
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel i only went there for a relaxing hotel stay.The price was a little high for the quality and service but getting the hotel at the right time through agoda it would be worth the stay.Cairns is not a large place and for ease of getting around cairns it is best to stay around the city area..
Simple Clean Accommodation in the Heart of Cairns”
My wife and I stayed at the Mantra Esplanade for a weekend. The studio room was clean and tidy and had all the basic amenities. The best thing about the hotel was the location. Situated on the esplanade, it was only a short walk to the pier, Reef casino and the CBD. Food options were aplenty and the night markets were only a short walk away. Very enjoyable stay.
The Mantra Esplanade is situated in a great location, right on the waterfront with plenty of restaurants/cafes on the doorstep. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Great value.
One of the best locations in Cairns City Center”
Location: Definitely one of the best as it is just beside the local night market, restaurants, supermarkets. Near ferry terminal for boats to Great Barrier Reef. Walkable distance to Cairns Central Shopping Mall. Cleaniness: Very clean and big rooms with almost everything equipped! Even equipped with a washing machine and dryer. However, the down issue would be, they do not offer daily room cleaning. Safety: Access to the hotel at night and also to the lifts are only available through room cards.