4.5 out of 5

"We really enjoyed our stay . It was a lovely apartment and right next to the beach . The Staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 17 Sep 2017

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Hotel Description

At Cairns Beach Resort, you'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Yorkeys Knob Beach and 7.2 km (4.4 mi) from Australian Armour and Artillery Museum. Highlights at this beachfront aparthotel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually furnished and features an LCD TV with a DVD player, along with free WiFi, a furnished balcony or patio and a living room. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a hob. A dining area, an espresso maker and a ceiling fan are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the on-site pool loungers. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Holloways Beach aparthotel include Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Skyway Rainforest Cableway.

1 Bedroom Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$241 per night

Basic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cairns Beach Resort ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cairns Beach Resort

Everyone (55) Couples (45) Family (16)
5 out of 5
Position directly across rd from breach. Restaurants and cafes a 2 min walk

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by Emma

Thank you for your lovely review, we greatly appreciate it

5 out of 5

Beautiful apartment & right next to beach .

We really enjoyed our stay . It was a lovely apartment and right next to the beach . The Staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 17 Sep. 2017

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19 Sep. 2017 by Emma

Thank you Gabby for your review, we are glad you had a lovely time and it was our pleasure having your little family stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Wayne, Naomi and Emma

3 out of 5

Nice position in a quiet area.

Stayed here a few years ago and very disappointed with new managers/owners. Pool always full of leaves. Charge for pool towels (petty) and WIFI didn't work on last day of our stay.

Posted by , from Sydney on 12 Sep. 2017

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16 Sep. 2017 by Naomi

We are sorry that your stay was so disappointing. Unfortunately this time of year is very windy therefore the leaves are being blown off the trees. We are in the process of upgrading to Broad Band which hopefully will rectify this problem. We do charge for beach towels $5 per stay as this covers the laundry.

4 out of 5

Our stay at Cairns

Pros: The rooms are functional and the staff are really helpful. The grounds are beautiful with balconies looking out onto the pool and the sea beyond.
The Cairns Beach Resort is well located just north of the city across the road from the beach and the Straight on the Beach Café that serves really good coffee, while you take in the simply delightful view. Holloways Beach is within a short drive of Cairns for access to various charters including trips to the reef, one of the islands or other form of charter such as fishing or jet skiing. The resort is also well located for access to the northern beaches and a range of eateries including Yorkey's Knob, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and a bit further north, Port Douglas. The weather was fabulous, 27-30 in August, just delightful! We will certainly come back to Cairns for the weather, the people and the variety of things to do in the hinterland and out on the reef.

Posted by , from Melbourne Vic on 13 Aug. 2017

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18 Aug. 2017 by Emma

Thank-you for your amazing review Andy, we are glad that you had an amazing time staying with us and we hope to see you again in our piece of paradise soon. We have the perfect weather for a winter escape! Kind Regards Wayne, Naomi and Emma

5 out of 5

Very comfortable room and well equipped kitchen.

Friendly and helpful staff. Close to the beach. Beautiful gardens and large pool. Comfortable room and well equipped kitchen.

Posted by , from Townsville on 23 Jul. 2017

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29 Jul. 2017 by Naomi

Thank you very much for our review. We really appreciate you taking the time to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.

2 out of 5

Passive Management

Pros: The hotel is close to the beach and Cairns city. Also, the pizza shop is really good as well as the Snack Shack which are located down the street.
Cons: Management needs to be proactive to ensure that all guests have enjoyment during their stay as well as maintaining and protecting safety of guests.
Location: We walked along the beach, Sky Rail and Kuranda, ate great pizza, and burgers. It's also close to the Go-Karts and Yorkeys Knob beach.
Our experience was not great due to there being limited catering facilities on premises and noisy guests. You need to purchase supplies prior or have an over-priced breakfast at the cafe across the street. The self-catering facilities of the apartment were extremely basic, no dishwasher and, without a range-hood/exhaust fan, just cooking toast sets off the alarm. There were extremely noisy guests; parents and kids screaming and running up and down stairs - this was every day during our five-day stay. Reception was close to the action but were waiting for guests to complain before managing the situation. I raised the liability concerns for the resort if the kids were hurt or if they knocked other guests over but they said there was not much they could do. I suggested a friendly sign to remind people about respecting other guests and safety - even in schools they have these and it's something kids can relate to. However, they did not seem interested. Or maybe we (and other guests) were just grumpy due to the beds being hard.

Posted by , from T'ville on 7 Jul. 2017

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20 Jul. 2017 by Emma

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. In regards to the children in the resort, we were actively monitoring it and had spoken to the kids and their parents on numerous occasions. We would been appreciative had you addressed these concerns during your stay and not once you had left, as we would have done our best to accommodate you in another unit. Each unit is adequately equipped for a self catering holiday.

5 out of 5

Lovely resort with fabulous staff!

This resort is in a really lovely, quiet area and is located quite literally, on the beach! The staff went above and beyond and were so friendly and helpful, a real delight! The room was comfortable and clean, with the kitchen stocked with everything we needed for cooking all of our meals. I would highly recommend a stay here and would love to come back the next time we holiday in Cairns!

Posted by , from Canberra on 3 Jul. 2017

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8 Jul. 2017 by Emma

Thank you Anneliese for your lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in piece of paradise. We hope to see you again in the near future.

5 out of 5

Nice hotel, very close to the beach. Friendly staf

Very quiet and staff were very respectful of wanting to be private.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2017

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28 Apr. 2017 by Wayne and Naomi

Thank-you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel, close to beach

Pros: Walking distance to small shop, beach and bus stop.
Cons: No oven in the room and the fridge was not working properly. Few basic utensils missing from kitchen.
Location: Bus stop was a 2 minute walk away, so we could access most shops and activities by utilising this service. Small shop with basics nearby.
Overall good experience. Room was basic but clean. Pool was also nice. Staff friendly

Posted by , from NSW on 16 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, a bit far out from Cairns.

Pros: Clean and tidy with very friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Couldn't fault the hotel itself if you want peace and quiet near the beach.
Location: As above, the nearby amenities were very basic. Decent restaurants were a 10 minute drive away in Cairns.
Nice and clean, friendly and helpful staff. Asked for a beach view as we were celebrating my wife's 50th. Got it, along with a complimentary bottle of wine. Some amenities in the area but Cairns was a 10 minute drive away.

Posted by , from Perth, WA on 15 Jan. 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Cairns Beach Resort, you'll find an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at Cairns Beach Resort. Self parking is free. This 3-star Holloways Beach aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Built in 1998
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (11.6 km / 7.2 mi)
  • Train station: Freshwater Station (8.9 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Cairns Beach Resort offers 31 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3-star aparthotel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Holloways Beach aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • HD television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 10.0 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Australis Cairns Beach Resort Holloways Beach
  • Australis Cairns Beach Resort
  • Australis Cairns Beach Holloways Beach
  • Australis Cairns Beach
  • Cairns Beach Hotel Holloways Beach
  • Cairns Beach Resort Holloways Beach
  • Cairns Beach Hotel Holloways
  • Cairns Beach Resort Region Australia - Holloways
  • Cairns Beach Holloways Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Cairns Beach Resort.