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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 301 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable beds and great location The location is great on the Esplanade just past the end of the nightlife but close to everything. Good sized pool and nice ambience.We were on 7th floor which was quiet April 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location and a wonderful staff We 2 bookings with Holiday Inn Carins in April 2014. First booking was for 1 night as we arrived from the States and were heading out on the Great Barrier Reef for 3 nights to do some diving. Our second booking was for 4 nights after our Dive trip. Check In was smooth and the rooms were both way better than we expected from a Holiday Inn. The bedding was not worn out and the towels seem new and fresh. When arriving early Thursday morning (9AM) after our GBR dive trip, we approached the front desk not expecting a room till 3PM. Surprise, they had an upgraded room ready for $25.00 extra a day, so we took it. This room faced the water and had a balcony. The hotel has a small but well equipped gym and a nice pool and spa out side. Location, Location is the key, just 1/2 block from all the restaurants you could ever want and across the street from the waterfront walk way. There are bigger hotels in the area, but this one worked perfectly for us. We were able to leave luggage with them for 4 days while we were on out Dive trip. If you eat breakfast, you must book the room with breakfast included, it is a ton cheaper that way and it is a full buffet breakfast. Our 2nd booking at the Cairns Holiday Inn was for 4 nights, and was prepaid with no refund for cancellations. This concerned us when Cyclone Ita was approaching Friday morning and we decided to leave the Cairns area while we could. No Worries, the employees at the Cairns Holiday Inn are human and due to the cyclone refunded our remaining 3 nights. I've also have to plug Sue at the tour desk. Sue was helpful with my pre-trip planning with suggestions of things to do in the Cairns area. One thing I did not realize is that Sue is a tour operator and can book everything for you before you arrive and she knows everyone of the tour operators so if you have an issue she can handle it personally with the tour owners. We give 5 Stars to the Holiday Inn Cairns and it's wonderful staff. Hint - join the IHG Rewards Club and receive free Wi-Fi in all Holiday Inn's in Australia or you'll pay close to $20.00 per day, and that is the going rate for most of the hotel chains I researched. April 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed good service,nice property,convenient location , comfortable room April 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cyclone ITA I was fortunate / unfortunate to stay at the Holiday Inn during the time of Cyclone Ita passed over us. During this time I felt nothing but safety. The staff kept us up to date with the weather and tracking of the cyclone. As the weather deteriorated some services in the hotel were suspended e.g.. Room service and the restaurant put on a buffet instead of a table service menu for lunch & dinner to cater for everyone staying in the hotel. Overall it was an amazing experience of Far North Queensland and the staff at Holiday Inn were outstanding giving the circumstances. April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service great view The Holiday Inn Cairns is in a great location close to everything. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff are excellent and the breakfast is the best in town. We would recommend this hotel unreservedly. Thank you. April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sound Sleep - great location - great service - friendly atmosphere Beds / pillows very comfortable. Great location - in amongst the attractions but just far enough away to be quiet enough to relax or work quietly. Service was great. Always friendly. April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value and friendly service I regularly travel to Cairns for business and I have stayed at various locations within the CBD. Without question they are the best 'low-price' Hotel due their location, their services and exceptional customer service. I was treated to their VIP treatment and I will be returning in the not-to-distant future. April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Great hotel in a good location. It was much bigger than I anticipated, but still maintained a very friendly feel. The staff were all extremely approachable and helpful. The rooms were spotlessly clean and well maintained. The public areas of the hotel were also very well kept. The breakfast choice was plentiful and fresh. Excellent in fact! A short walk from the hotel, and you were on the main Esplanade in Cairns, so you can't get much better than that. Overall a lovely and very good value hotel. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent service and value Check out the tour desk! Amazing service. I really enjoyed my stay. April 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience Our stay was amazing, the staff were friendly and informative. Our faith in Holiday Inn has been restored, we certainly will recommend you resort. April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent staff, excellent hotel The staff were very helpful without being in your face. My travel partner arrived early so the Consierge made her a complimentary cup of tea until I had arrived to checkin. The hotel was outstanding with all you could need. 24 hr room service. April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and magic ocean views Recently in Cairns for business/leisure and stayed at Holiday Inn for the first time. For a small fee I was offered a room upgrade to the top floor with Ocean views and a balcony. I'm so glad I did because the views were magic. Overall I couldn't fault the Holiday Inn. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and clean and the bed very comfortable. It was also only a few blocks from the city centre. I will stay here again when next in Cairns. April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great atmosphere , absolute waterfront across from beautiful public parks and walkways with free council waterpark nearby, easy walk into town. Great friendly and helpful staff greet you as soon as you arrive and make you feel welcome right from the start. Nice rooms with great views over the Harbour and beyond. Relaxing and cool atmosphere which complement the surrounds in this truly spectacular part of the world. Definitely my choice of stay whenever I'm visiting Cairns. April 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ticked all the boxes Excellent location Friendly staff Good room, lots of space all the facilities you need Good vallue Was here on holiday, booking arrange via UK no problems, also booked a number of trips thru the Tour Desk, excellent service & help. Would stay again David (Gold Elite Member) March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nice stay but... on arrival had a swim in hotel pool, after 5 or so mins my eyes were stinging,even though i was wearing goggles, my eyes stayed red raw all evening till next day! lucky the lagoon is quite close by for early morning swim, will give the hotel pool a miss in future March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service & location Great hotel! Kids loved the barramundi and yabbies in the pond in the middle of the building and the gardens were well kept. Everyone loved the restaurant food. All staff were fantastic. (Especially the restaurant staff) Close to attractions in Cairns. Very pleased with everything at the hotel and definitely recommend March 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location We were pleasantly surprised by this HI - close to restaurants, the tour boats, shops et al. Every one of the staff we interacted with were helpful and friendly and understood the tourist may not be knowledgable about even their own desires. The breakfast buffet was always well presented and the food was good, and again, the staff friendly. The front desk was accomodating and helpful, even when presented with a problem we were having. While not a part of the HI staff, Sue who was at the tour booking desk was incredibly helpful. For the international tourist looking for value and experience, Sue was knowledgable and worked hard to make sure we received good tours. Due to flight delays we couldn't complete our first day but Sue made a grand effort in helping with our touring needs. She booked us on the Posiden out of Port Douglas and the Tusa our of Cairns for fantastic Reef experiences. March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value and service comfortable bed smiling staff I stay at Holiday Inn Cairns regularly and don't bother looking at other hotels as the Holiday Inn meets all my needs. It's location makes it easy to unwind after work. Highly recommend to all March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay and Good Location We enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inn Cairns Hotel. We stayed in other Holiday Inn in Asia and the US but this is the best hotel we've stayed. We should have stayed here on our previous visit to Cairns. During our last holiday in Cairns, we checked in at another 5 star hotel near the harbour after we checked out from your hotel the next day and I think, we should have stayed at Holiday Inn for the rest of our holiday. Breakfast is superb, with wide variety of selections and your juice bar and congee is a plus. Your staff Jovelyn is very friendly and gave us tips to go around and were able to do more than our previouis visits. Your reception clerk Akane is very friendly and helpful and we were able to check in earlier as our flight arrived before check in time. She also helped me get connected to WIFI and join IHG. Room is spacious, bed comfortable and the pillows you can choose hard or soft and very clean. Location is great, close to airport and everything and most of all quiet and very nice garden and spa. I will definitely come back here for my next Cairns holiday and will recommend this to my family and friends. March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasant surprise We were not expecting much , but were pleasantly surprised by a clean, comfortable, modern room and very friendly helpful staff, nice locations well!! March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room, close to waterfront and restaurants. Helpful friendly staff I enjoy staying at Holiday Inn Cairns almost every week and is my favourite place to stay as it is clean, comfortable and great value with helpful smiling staff. I highly recommend to all :-) March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mr A Hines Great location for the marina & town . Excellent value breakfast . I would go back March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Soooo comfortable and relaxing From the moment I arrived I felt rested and relaxed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My bag had already been taken to my room and once in my room the comfortable features of the room were overwhelming. The pillows were marked either soft or hard and the bed was just sooo comfortable. The hotel is quiet. It is close to the centre of town and just opposite the Esplanade. Very important. Will definitely stay again. March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience I was the VIP Guest of the day and my room was upgraded as a result. I was top floor, ocean view, great room, comfortable bed and choice of pillows. Staff were great and I felt like I was being treated like a Queen. Great location close to everything. Thanks for a great experience! March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First trip to Cairns On my first trip to Cairns I stopped at the Holiday Inn. From the moment I walked through the door all of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and made me feel really welcome instantly. They provided me with lots of useful information and options. I ate in the restaurant for breakfast which was excellent, good choice and value for money. I also ate in the restaurant a free times in the evening which was cheaper than some of the Main Street outlets and was excellent quality. The room and facilities were all excellent! The gym is in need of a refurbish though but other than that I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.. March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location with High Comfort I spent 3 nights in Holiday Inn Cairns and my experience was awesome. I was extremely satisfied with the location of the hotel. It takes just 10 minutes to reach to harbor, 5 minutes to lagoon on foot. You can easily access to marketplace and restaurants within few minutes. If you are planning to stay in Cairns, either choose Holiday Inn or somewhere else close to there. Room standards were more than satisfactory. In my room there were 2 queen size beds. Room was spacious and clean. Air condition was working properly. Bathroom was also clean and comfortable enough. There are both soft and regular pillows on the bed. Safe was working properly in the room. I had no complaint in the room. There is free wireless internet access, if you connect from lobby and it works consistently. I find employees of the hotel very kind and helpful. I was also satisfied with the breakfast. Hotel also provides indoor parking free of charge which is also another plus. My only misperception was about the swimming pool. On the pictures pool looks spacious and attractive. However when you see it with your bare eyes, you realize that it is too small and you never desire swimming inside. I would definitely stay there if I visit Cairns again. March 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great! We always stay at the Holiday Inn when in Cairns. Always happy with it. This time though, we found the bedspreads on the bed were too small for the bed, did not completely go across the width of the bed. The majority of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The lady at the tourist desk was rude though. The amenities were exceptional and the room cleaned well. March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good location, great service staff I love this hotel, good location easy to access, great staff especially one of lovely lady in front desk and many other staff in this hotel, I recommend this hotel for great value. March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful, convenient, outstanding staff This was perhaps the finest Holiday Inn we have ever stayed at. A beautiful convenient location, with an unbeatable staff. The desk personnel were helpful and truly enjoyed what they were doing. The Dutch restaurant/ bar manager really made us want to return. Absolutely brilliant experience. February 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by better than the average holiday inn 2 nights. No bother. Simple and effective service. What you would expect of a worldwide chain - but in my experience over 30 years of business travel, better than most other holiday inns around the world. February 28, 2014
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