As a connoisseur of lavish accommodations, I must say that Cairns, Australia offers an impressive array of high-end hotels. This tropical destination is best known for its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and lush rainforests. Cairns is well suited for travelers who seek adventure along with luxury.
From boutique resorts to grand hotel chains, each lodging option in Cairns exudes opulence in its unique way. Some boast spectacular ocean views while others offer private villas amidst verdant gardens. In addition to top-notch amenities such as spas, pools and gourmet restaurants, these properties also provide access to exhilarating activities including snorkeling, diving and helicopter tours over the breathtaking landscapes. Whether you prefer a tranquil stay or an action-packed one, Cairns has something extraordinary in store for everyone seeking an extravagant escape.
Most Luxurious Hotels in Cairns
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a luxurious hotel located on The Esplanade, offering breathtaking views of Trinity Bay or the surrounding mountains from each room’s private balcony. This stunning hotel is located just 10 minutes away from both Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns International Airport, making it an ideal location for business as well as leisure travellers. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with all necessary amenities for a comfortable stay such as work desks, television, and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy a variety of services including sunbathing on the terrace or indulging in an in-room massage. Additionally, there’s a free shuttle service to the city centre available at any time of day or night. Some notable pros of staying at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside include:
– Stunning views of Trinity Bay or surrounding mountains from private balconies.
– Convenient location just 10 minutes away from both Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns International Airport.
– Variety of services including sunbathing on the terrace or indulging in an in-room massage.
– Free shuttle service to the city centre available 24/7.
– Delicious cuisine showcasing local produce and extensive natural wine list with over 300 options.
Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments
Bay Village Tropical Retreat is a luxurious hotel located in Cairns, just a short walk away from the Cairns Esplanade and the city centre. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and free unlimited WiFi in all rooms and reception area. The rooms are surrounded by lush tropical gardens, equipped with private bathrooms, TVs, and some have self-catering facilities and private balconies. Guests can indulge in sumptuous cuisine at the Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant and Bar while enjoying the serene atmosphere of the retreat. With its ideal location near Cairns Airport, it's perfect for those who want to experience luxury amidst nature.
– Convenient location near Cairns Esplanade
– Free unlimited WiFi throughout the property
– Rooms with self-catering facilities available
– Beautifully landscaped tropical gardens surrounding the accommodation
– Onsite Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant serving delicious food all day
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is a luxurious hotel that offers stunning views of the Coral Sea and the mountainous or urban landscapes. The hotel boasts well-appointed rooms with private balconies, modern amenities such as air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Guests can indulge in three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness centre with an outdoor heated Jacuzzi set amidst tropical gardens. The on-site award-winning Coral Hedge Brasserie serves delicious breakfast and dinner daily and offers 24-hour room service for guests’ convenience. Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is located on The Esplanade within walking distance from Cairns lagoon precinct while Cairns International Airport is just a 10-minute drive away.
– Overlooks the Coral Sea and scenic views of mountains or urban landscape
– Offers three swimming pools and two tennis courts
– Fully equipped fitness center with heated Jacuzzi nestled in tropical gardens
– On-site restaurant serving sumptuous breakfasts and dinners with 24-hour room service available for guests.
Other places to stay in Cairns
Luxury Hotels in Downtown Cairns
Luxury hotels in downtown Cairns offer guests a prime location for exploring the city's attractions and natural beauty. With amenities tailored to the needs of discerning travelers, these hotels provide comfort, style, and sophistication.
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort is the perfect tropical getaway, located a short walk from Four Mile Beach in sunny Port Douglas. The resort boasts a lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar, onsite spa center for ultimate relaxation and refurbished accommodations with 42-inch LCD TVs, private balconies or patios overlooking either the pool or lush gardens. Guests can choose from hotel rooms, one or two-bedroom apartments all designed with tropical touches throughout. Oaks Port Douglas Resort provides easy access to explore the oldest rainforest in the world – Daintree Rainforest and the iconic Great Barrier Reef nearby.
– Lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar
– Onsite spa center for ultimate relaxation
– Refurbished accommodations featuring 42-inch LCD TVs and private balconies/patios
– Easy access to explore Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
The Lakes Resort Cairns
The Lakes Resort Cairns is a luxurious retreat that boasts spacious apartments set amidst beautiful tropical gardens. The resort features 4 stunning swimming pools, a sauna, and a tennis court to keep guests entertained during their stay. The apartments are fully equipped with modern facilities including air conditioning, laundry services, and private balconies that overlook the lush gardens. Situated next to the stunning Cairns Botanical Gardens, the resort is just 7 minutes away from Cairns City Centre.
– Beautiful tropical gardens
– Four luxurious swimming pools
– Equipped with modern amenities
– Proximity to Cairns Botanical Gardens
– Just seven minutes away from Cairns City Centre
Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments
Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments is a spacious and family-friendly apartment hotel that offers free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. The individually furnished apartments are self-contained, spread over three levels, and feature a full kitchen, laundry, large flat-screen TV with satellite channels and private balcony with outside dining. Guest facilities include a BBQ area, entertaining area, baggage storage area and secure onsite parking for one car per apartment. Additionally, the friendly tour desk staff can assist guests with advice on tour selection and arrange bookings at no additional charge. The hotel is conveniently located just 15 minutes' walk from the heart of Cairns and 10 minutes' walk from Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
– Individually furnished apartments
– Full kitchen and laundry in each unit
– Large outdoor pool
– Friendly tour desk staff to assist guests
– Convenient location near shops, supermarkets and restaurants
5 Star Luxury Hotels
5-star luxury hotels offer unparalleled comfort, exceptional service, and exquisite attention to detail. These are the perfect accommodations for those who seek the ultimate in pampering and indulgence during their travels.
Reef Gateway Apartments
Reef Gateway Apartments is an apartment hotel situated just a 15-minute walk from Cairns' city centre, offering guests self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. The property boasts an outdoor saltwater pool and BBQ facilities, making it perfect for those seeking relaxation in tropical surrounds. Each air-conditioned apartment features a kitchen and laundry facilities, spacious lounge room and TV with online content, along with the added bonus of most apartments including a patio or balcony. Guest facilities include a spa pool, free undercover car parking and large open car park. Reef Gateway Apartments is conveniently located close to the Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Bay, providing easy access to cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
– Self-contained accommodation
– Outdoor saltwater pool
– Free Wi-Fi internet access
– Convenient location near Cairns Esplanade
– Guest facilities including spa pool and undercover car parking
Palm Royale Cairns
Palm Royale Cairns is a resort situated among 2.5 acres of lush tropical gardens, offering its guests serene pool or garden views from the comfort of their private balconies. This hotel boasts two swimming pools, a spa pool and free Wi-Fi for all guests. The rooms are decorated in Mediterranean-style, with air-conditioning and standard amenities such as refrigerators and tea/coffee making facilities. Conveniently located just 10 minutes' drive away from Cairns city centre, 15 minutes' from Cairns Airport and Tjapukai Cultural Park just a 15-minute car ride away make this resort an ideal location to stay when visiting Cairns.
– Set in beautiful tropical gardens
– Two swimming pools and a spa pool available
– Free Wi-Fi
– Rooms have private balconies with pool or garden view options
– Good location near local attractions
The Mantra Esplanade hotel in Cairns offers guests stunning waterfront accommodation with the choice of either ocean or city views. The hotel boasts a range of amenities, including a swimming pool, hot tub and exercise room, as well as 24/7 front desk service. Accommodation options include standard hotel rooms or self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, all air-conditioned with tea/coffee making facilities. The location is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Cairns with nearby restaurants and shops, while attractions such as the Cairns Esplanade swimming lagoon and departure points for tours to the Great Barrier Reef are just across from the hotel.
– Central location near restaurants and nightlife
– Stunning ocean or city views from balconies
– Range of accommodation options including apartments
– Close proximity to popular attractions like the Great Barrier Reef
– Amenity-rich property including swimming pool and hot tub.
Most Expensive Hotels in Cairns
Cairns is home to several luxurious hotels that offer top-notch services and amenities to their guests. These hotels provide a memorable experience, but they come at a high price compared to other hotels in the city.
Park Regis City Quays
Park Regis City Quays is a modern hotel offering fully self-contained apartments and hotel rooms in Cairns. Guests can easily visit popular attractions such as the Reef Hotel Casino, night markets, the City Esplanade, Cairns Marina, and Reef Fleet Terminal. All units come with free unlimited WiFi access, and guests can relax in the rooftop pool or ask for assistance at the on-site tour desk to explore the region's magnificent reefs and rainforests. The hotel also provides a great base for exploring everything that makes Cairns an excellent destination.
– Rooftop pool available for guests
– Free unlimited WiFi access provided in all units
– Tour desk on-site to assist with exploring regional attractions
– Great location near restaurants, casino, marina, and other popular destinations
– Close proximity to Cairns' newest attraction: Blue Sky Brewery
Luxury Cairns Hotels Information
|🛎️ Luxury Hotels in Cairns||10|
|💵 Hotels Prices From||$81|
|💵 Highest price||$1492|
|🥇 Average Review Score||7.9/10|
|🛏️ Average number of Rooms||109|
Top Luxury hotels in Cairns
|Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments||8.8/10|
|Palm Royale Cairns||8.2/10|
|Reef Gateway Apartments||8.1/10|
|Park Regis City Quays||7.9/10|
|The Lakes Resort Cairns||7.8/10|