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5 of the Best Hotels in Cairns

Cairns is one of the most popular Australian destinations, with visitors flocking to the beaches here to relax and enjoy the white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters. Only in Cairns will you find such a distinct blend – as if sunny Florida crashed into the Caribbean and exploded into something even more spectacular.

5. Sebel Cairns

The Sebel Cairns, formerly known as the Cairns International, is conveniently located in North Queensland. The atmosphere here is nothing sort of tropical.  Visitors here are only a short walk from the beach but are also only a brief distance from the Cairns Convention Center as well as a number of spectacular shopping centers.

Sebel Cairns

Sebel Cairns boasts 321 elegant hotel rooms, each with stunning views of the city. In one direction you’ll see the beaches and harbor while in the other you’re presented with spectacular views of the mountains.

Sebel Cairns

The hotel restaurants serve an eclectic mix of Japanese, Australian, and other international dishes. There’s little need to venture out of the hotel for a meal, but if you do you’ll find yourself presented with a myriad of local options. Wrap up the day with a dip in the pool or a drink at the bar before retiring to your room for the evening.

4. Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is one of the most luxurious hotels in all of Cairns. Elegance and luxury combined with friendly and attentive service blend together for the perfect vacation experience.

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

The hotel itself is a short distance from the beaches, Trinity Bay, and the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors also enjoy exploring local shops and Cairns Esplanade while in the area as well.

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

There are several different restaurants to choose from within the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino. No matter which you choose, you’re guaranteed delectable cuisine that will leave your mouth watering for more. Choices include the Tamarind Restaurant, Café China, Flinders Bar, and more.

3. Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort

Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort is an excellent destination for both business and leisure travelers. This spectacular hotel is located on five acres of land situated right in the center of Cairns.

Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort

If you aren’t taken by the resort’s award-winning gardens, you’ll also enjoy day-trips to the Great Barrier Reef or into the rainforests of the Daintree Region. When you’re finished exploring some of the world’s most beautiful natural treasures, you’ll find that you’re still only a short distance from many of the area’s finest shopping districts.

The Novo Bar and Terrace as well as the Aqua Pool Bar are both incredible places to relax for a drink and a snack with friends and companions. Those looking for something a bit less tropical will enjoy dining in the trendy Mizuna Restaurant.

2. Rydges Esplanade Resort

The Rydges Explanade Resort Cairnes is situated right on the spectacular esplanade and overlooks the sparkling Coral Sea. You’re only a short distance away from the Cairns Convention Center, Trinity Wharf, and a number of other tourist attractions.

Rydges Esplanade Resort

Each room is comfortably decorated and supplied with a number of modern amenities. At the end of the day you’ll enjoy the ocean breeze as you relax on your private balcony.

Rudges Esplanade Resort

The restaurant here is suitable for guests with all sorts of culinary demands. Those looking to simply relax in solitude will appreciate spending time in the pool or spa.

1. Southern Cross Atrium Apartments

The Southern Cross Atrium Apartments represent a quaint blend of luxury, comfort, and affordability. Only a short walk from the hotel will bring you to the train station (giving you access to the rest of Cairns) or the convention center and shopping districts.

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments

The rooms are decorated elegantly and will leave you feeling as comfortable as you would at home, while the in-house restaurant serves a variety of spectacular dishes you’re sure to enjoy.

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments

Spa services here are simply magnificent and provide a way for busy business or leisure travelers to unwind. You’ll also enjoy the sauna, pool, and a relaxing cocktail at the cozy hotel bar!

There are dozens of incredible hotels and resorts in Cairns to choose from. These represent the best in style, affordability, and amenities. No matter where you end up you’ll have easy access to some of the most incredible natural and man-made attractions in the world. Spend as much time in Cairns as you like. Once you settle in you’ll never want to leave!

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3 Comments for "5 of the Best Hotels in Cairns"

Abdiel Smith says on September 5th, 2013 at 3:57 pm:

I would say Southern Cross Atrium Apartments is the best for enjoying your holidays to the fullest.


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