4.2 out of 5

"Large suite overlooking Cairns Esplanade and the ocean. And we didn't break the bank. Great value and good location. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 23 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Cairns Plaza Hotel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and TVs, featured in all 60 rooms. Fridges, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

The restaurant, Waterside, is open for breakfast. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. On weekday mornings full breakfast is served between 6:00 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Cairns hotel, attractions include Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Marlin Marina.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$121 per night

Standard Room (Breakfast for 1 person)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cairns Plaza Hotel ratings based on 284 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cairns Plaza Hotel

Everyone (186) Couples (57) Business (1) Family (40)
2 out of 5
Reception that greeted me on arrival was fantastic. Unfortunately, it went down hill a little from there.

Posted by on 19 Dec 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Dec 2018 by Nyreene

Good Morning, I'm glad that your stay started out good, I do apologize for it going down hill a little. If you ever come back to Cairns, I hope that you will come back & stay with us & your whole stay be great.

5 out of 5
Nice hotel, good price, nice views and location, awesome breakfast, friendly staff

Posted by on 12 Dec 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Dec 2018 by Nyreene

Good Afternoon, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you back some day.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Nov 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jan 2019 by Nyreene

Good Morning, Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Very clean very comfortable spacious suite. Loved the tiled floor. Easy access to the esplanade which is fabulous for all ages. Cafe across the road for decent coffee with a breeze.

Posted by on 30 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel close to the beach easy walk to all the shops and restaurants.

Posted by , from Australia on 15 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
I really liked this hotel. The ocean view rooms are lovely, the room was clean and the air con was on when I got to the room. The hotel staff were also great. Unfortunately, there is a quite a bit of construction going on which started around 7am (way too early for a Saturday morning in a holiday area) It wasn't very good as we were looking forward to lie in - we decided to check out early because of it. Not the hotel's fault but worth nothing until construction is finished.

Posted by on 15 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5
An airy and invigorating room. Lovely views and an excellent location.

Posted by on 14 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Great staff great place, what more can i say.as a cooktown local the staff greet me by my name its like good old country service in the city.

Posted by , from Cooktown qld on 12 Sep 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Cairns Plaza Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Cairns hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (5.8 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cairns Plaza Hotel offers 60 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This Cairns hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Waterside – This poolside restaurant only serves breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


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

A cash deposit or credit 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.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 12.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15.00 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 15.00 (one way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Cairns Plaza Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.