Holiday Inn Cairns
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We found a mouse in our rain forest place so we decided that plus an early long drive to the airport was enough to send us to the city a night earlier than planned. We enjoyed a beautiful drive and a few stops three waterfalls and a mango winery. Our mouse-free Holiday Inn was a nice change and we enjoyed a stroll by the ocean before sunset.
So I just got back from an AMAZING trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Holy cow, it was the BEST trip ever. The place is incredible, for multiple reasons. 1) It resembles the scenery from Jurassic Park 2) The reef is incredible 3) The waterfalls/rainforests are amazing 4)The food is delicious 5)It resembles Jurassic park.
The week of June 3- …
It's been a great day in Cairns (pronounced Caans). I started my journey on a domestic flight from Sydney via Virgin Australia. I have to say they really have their domestic flight system down. You don't even have to show ID when checking in through security. I found it strange, but it was a simple and fast experience.
The flight up the …
Ein herzliches Hallo nach längerer
Inzwischen habe ich Zeit gefunden ein
wenig über unsere Erlebnisse der letzen Woche zu schreiben und wir
sind gerade am Weg vom Urwald in die Whitsunday Islands zu unserer
Segeltour. Wenn Ihr das lesen könnt, dann haben wir anscheinend
It was the arrival of the concrete mixer that woke us on Wednesday morning and so we were ready in good time for our pickup by the shuttle bus to Cairns. There were just two other couples travelling with us both of whom were dropped at the airport and by midday we had arrived at our city centre hotel.
We had to pick our way carefully …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Cairns
Hotel is in a good location, but in general was of a poor standard. The room was a good size, been was not very clean, the bathroom needed replacing and bedding was far from clean. Would not use again.
Recommend the Rattle and Hum along the esplande really great steaks at good prices.
Not so bad
This is standard HI fare, usual bland rooms that are functional and clean, if soulless. My 3 nights here were fine because I spent nearly all of my time out of the hotel exploring Cairns great northern beaches and not so great shopping malls. If you spend most of your time in your hotel room then this place will quicklly get depressing, otherwise it serves its purpose well. Fair location near Esplanade, but be aware that tere is no beach in Cairns itself.
DONT STAY THERE IF YOU ARE NOT JAPANESE! Everyone else gets poor treatment. We stayed there for three nights.
We spent 4 nights at the Holiday Inn in Cairns in April 2005 and found it had a number of plus points but was also in need of a bit of makeover and tidy up to some of the public areas. We had a very nice, airy and well equipped room and the hotel has most of the essentials you need for a short stay including a guest laundry on each floor. The Holiday Inn is well located on the Esplanade and handy for all the shops, restaurants, bars etc without being in too busy an area and is nice and quiet in the evenings. It is also just a short walk to the main pier area for all the boats out to the reef. What we did not like was that the hotel rooms open onto a central atrium area of plants and water features that is open air. This means that when it rains (and it does quite heavily at times) the floors are wet and slippery and the rain has made this area a bit worn and shabby looking.
The name "Holiday Inn" often conjures images of blandness and tropical bedspreads. Well the bedspreads were tropical, but otherwise this hotel was a great choice. The hotel is right on the Esplanade, but just far enough (2 blocks) away from all the restaurants to be quiet. The hotel is built around a tropical atrium with ponds, trees and loads of tropical plants. We arrived just at the start of the 'wet' and experience a fabulous rainstorm our final night. We threw the sliding doors wide open and enjoyed the show. The hotel food was vastly overpriced. Much better food and value can be found on the many restaurants on the Esplanade. The room value was good and turned out to be perfect choice for us.
We'd tried to get into the Radisson but it was filled, so this was a fall-back position. And a very pleasant surprise. Great location. The staff was very helpful. And you could still walk to all the touristy stuff. And a great price sealed it for us.
An excellent positon by the new attractive boardwalk and the harbour view rooms (extra) overlook the bay. The tide does go out and there are mudflats but they are full of birds, pelicans, spoonbills etc. Room excellent and very clean although bathroom could be bigger. The hotel foyer and atrium could do with a facelift and the food was very average, eat out in the town or night markets a short walk away. Has pool and small hot tub.S taff impersonal, doorman great. The Tradewinds next door looked good.
Fantastic hotel...well kept, clean, great staff and great views. I'd highly recommend this property to everyone as it is outstanding!
Well done to the staff and the hotel for a great service.
Staff, rooms, location GREAT!
We thought the location and rooms were great. Close by everything. The staff was helpful and friendly. Couldn't ask for more for the price...coming again to stay again soon!
Centrally located, Nice.
The Holiday Inn in Cairns, Australia is centrally located to the main shopping areas on the Esplanade. Within walking distance to major shopping area. It is across the street from the Ocean. The rooms are spacious, average amenities.