US$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 12 Sep 2015 Check-out 15 Sep 2015

Fitzroy Island Resort

4 stars
View map of Fitzroy Island, Fitzroy Island, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
10 reviews
Paradise & Comfort

We stayed 4 days at the resort in a 1 bedroom apartment, it was lovely. The view from the balcony... See full review

  • SandieP
  • 15 Sep 2014
Simply great

this place is simply amazing. in fact its a little unfair writing a review for this hotel cuz its... See full review

  • Your Dad
  • 18 Jul 2014
Holidaymakers looking to explore the rich marine life in this Queensland continental island find suitable base at the stylish accommodations of Fitzroy Island Resort Cairns without the hefty price tag. Guests at this Cairns resort frolic at the beaches and have exciting AqaJets and glass-bottom boat rides when exploring the Coral Sea. Vacationers also go snorkelling or diving at the Great Barrier Marine Park.
General

Fitzroy Island Resort Cairns provides function room that can hold up to 120 people. This value-for-money property offers Dive Shop, convenience store, games room and indoor movie theatre. Patrons swim in the outdoor pool, rejuvenate at the in-house spa or enjoy outdoor activities while camping at the Council Campground.



Location

Fitzroy Island Resort is situated in Fritzroy Island National Park, away from the hustle of Cairns city centre but easily accessible from Friztroy Jetty. Apart from enjoying various beach activities, tourists can also have exciting treks to the summit, Secret Garden and Nudey Beach.

Dining

At Fitzroy Island Resort, guests enjoy casual 70's-themed beachfront dining at Foxy's Bar and Cafe. Unwind with cocktails at the on-site pool bar.
Rooms

All 99 spacious rooms, suites, apartments and cabins come with air conditioning, plasma TV, en suite bathroom with black marble tiles, tea-/coffee-making facilities and refrigerator. Some units have balcony and kitchen.

Fitzroy Island Resort Rooms

Resort Studio
Luxury appointed air-conditioned rooms, plasma TV, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, small fridge. Choice of King bed or 2 single beds. Sleeps two guests.
Ocean Suite
These luxuriously appointed one-bedroom suites include: generous balcony and beautiful views across Welcome Bay and the Coral Sea, Kitchenette consisting of microwave, toaster and full sized fridge, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom. Sleeps up to four guests (extra 2 persons can sleep on a sofa bed).
One Bedroom Ocean Apartment
Luxuriously appointed one bedroom suite, generous balcony with ocean views, full kitchen, large fridge freezer, hotplates and oven, dishwasher, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, en-suite black marble tiled bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 (extra guests sleep on a sofa bed).
Ocean Suite 2 Bedroom
Ocean Suites 2-bedroom consists of Ocean Suite and Resort Studio room with interconnecting door. These luxuriously appointed suites include generous balcony and beautiful views across Welcome Bay and the Coral Sea, Kitchenette consisting of basic cooking facilities - microwave, toaster and full sized fridge, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom. Sleeps four-six guests.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-16.9317 145.9888
Area served
Cairns, Fitzroy Island
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic / International Airport
Area description

Fitzroy Island is a 60 minute ferry ride (about 30kms) from Cairns in Queensland, and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef.


Daily ferry services depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 10am and 2pm. Return transfers to Cairns are at 10:30am, 4:30pm and 5pm.


Return fares for Resort Guests are $65 per person ($30 child up to 14 years).


Ferry transfers to and from Fitzroy Island need to be pre-booked. Tickets can be purchased directly by contacting the Resort (phone 07 4044 6700).


Visiting the island on own yacht or boat is welcomed.


Public moorings are located at Latitude 16 deg 93.0S, Longitude 145 deg 98.6E.

Dining

Foxy's Bar and Cafe
A large Pacific Islands bar with a 70s structural theming, situated right on the beach front, about 100 metres from the resort buildings, south of the main creek (on the way to Nudey Beach). Foxy's has an excellent casual cafe style food menu and it also has one of the best sound systems in Cairns. Live entertainment most weekends. Foxy's also has a committee meeting room for sporting clubs or small functions.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info

Fitzroy Island Resort offers conferencing and function facilities, situated on one of the most unique and beautiful Island locations, right on the door step of the Great Barrier Reef.


Whether celebrating a Birthday, Wedding, Christmas Party, Conference, Team Building or Company Retreat the Island boasts a number of function facilities including the Welcome Bay Room with sensational views overlooking the magnificent Welcome Bay itself.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Fitzroy Island Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jane L.
Family
N/A
22 Jun 2015

Winter Break

We loved the aspect of our room which overlooked the water but there were council works going on to improve the stability of the sand on the beach - understandably necessary. The room was very good, with a beautiful double bedroom. My teenage sons didn't really like the fact that they had to share the fold-out lounge but we all managed fine. The lighthouse walk was challenging (steep ascent), as was the walk to Nudey Beach (rocky) but both well-worth the effort. The glass-bottom boat trip was fantastic and snorkelling is my new favourite thing to do - amazing life under the ocean!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy F.
Couples
brunswick
10 Mar 2015

Good for couples

Enjoyed staying for a couple of nights. Only issue was limited and overpriced food, but we realised this would probably be the case

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LynSom
Couples
Brisbane
17 Sep 2014

Great get away

Had a great stay very friendly staff and snorkelling was wonderful highly recommended

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
western nsw traveller
Single
Dubbo, NSW
16 Sep 2014

beautiful crystal clear water

Nice room although no view only onto public walkway so would make sure to get "room with ocean view" next time. Food options minimal and expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Ask for a room with ocean view.

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SandieP
Couples
Perth Western Australia
15 Sep 2014

Paradise & Comfort

We stayed 4 days at the resort in a 1 bedroom apartment, it was lovely. The view from the balcony was wonderful. We saw 2 whales breaching from nudey beach.....excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Take some snacks and food as the general store carries a very limited range and is pricey.

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Your Dad
Couples
Hong Kong
18 Jul 2014

Simply great

this place is simply amazing. in fact its a little unfair writing a review for this hotel cuz its not only the resort that amazes but also the island as a whole. this resort is the only accommodation in the whole island, which enables it to reap any good comments that the island itself generates. but let me try to be objective and only talk about the resort. stayed in an ocean suite, had a living room, TWO balconies, fully equipped kitchenette with everything including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, oven and even tools to bake cakes. the bedroom simply amazes, setting was soothing to the human body as a whole with furnitures with woody and natural feel. the view in the bedroom was just breath taking, huge window. balcony was also facing the the same directiion towards the sea. can sit at the balcony for ages sipping coffee/tea while looking out watching birds and people passing by. but just like any other hotels, there're a few things which they didn't do very well. the inside of the kettle was rusting and was emitting a smell when boiling water. asked for a new one but took 3 hrs to arrive. i guess its just australian lack of efficiency as compared to asia. part of the bathroom where it had metal was rusting, not a very nice sight. otherwise a very comfortable suite. room service was manned by working holidayers, which is fine but she was rushing through a bit and only did the bed, just the bed, not even the pillows. the pillows were still dumped on the floor and she asked if there were anything else. bathroom wasn't dried or replenished. she only changed the towels and thats about it for room service. i would say poor room service. wifi wasn't provided for free sadly, just like other typical australian hotels. swimming pool looked nice but didn't have a chance to try it as was spending much time at the beach. food at the restaurant was excellent. had to make a booking for dinner and the seafood was just an eye opener. a bit on the pricey side but was expected cuz there're only 2 places which serve food on the whole island, so they're basically monopolising the whole area. waters were clear. only a few timings for the ferries which makes it inflexible for activities after stints at fitzroy. but otherwise its an excellent place to visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

get the raging thunder sea kay-ak package from the mainland which includes two-way ferry transfer and ask if you can take the ferry on different days, then you can save on the ferry costs if you hadn't booked the room with ferry included.

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Funfamily
Family
Victoria
18 May 2014

Fantastic relaxing family location

Excellent, facilities, location and staff were all brilliant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take food across to the island so you can cook in your own kitchen, rather than eating out every meal.

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pktick
Friends
Brisbane, QLD
30 Apr 2013

Beautiful island getaway

Perfect location for a magical holiday. Snorkelling off the beach and seeing turtles was the highlight. Food was expensive but delicious

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flying Visit
Couples
Geelong,Victoria
23 Aug 2012

Totally relaxing

We loved our short stay at Fitzroy Island resort....it was the perfect way to finish off our 2 weeks in North Qld. We walked the tracks, swam and snorkelled at the beach, lazed by the pool, caught up on some reading and generally had a really relaxing few days in the sun. The only drawback was that the prices in the restaurant were a bit beyond our budget...luckily there was a shop and Foxy's Bar for the budget-conscious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Not Applicable

bring some breakfast foods and/or lunch snacks with you from the mainland to cut costs for restaurant meals. Also there was very little fresh fruit available in the island shop, so if you like fruit,bring your own

Review of Fitzroy Island Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NewlyWedsInCairns
Couples
Cairns
23 Jul 2012

Affordable paradise...

$170/night isn't cheap, but the location on Fitzroy Island is just stunning. I'd recommend taking some of your own food, as eating is very expense there - $15 for continental breakfast and $24 for a fry-up! :-o Avoid the rooms on the ground floor if you can, as they can smell quite damp and musty. Apart from that, it's all good and I'd recommend it, as the rooms are of a very nice standard and staff very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Dining at Foxy's Tavern is a bit cheaper than in the hotel.

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