holiday apartments are great places to stay.
They are most
central, in large highriser buildings, and with nice large balconies
with good views.
They are self contained and often
kitchens with everything you need, and
they have at least one bedroom, but often more.
They are not cheap, but if you share the price with more people, like
a two bedroom apartment with another couple, the price actually works
Most of the ones below
the Esplanade, or the streets right
behind it, with a short stroll to everywhere in the city centre.
This is one of the many luxury accommodation on the Esplanade.
equipped kitchen, ensuit bathroom, balcony with top views over the
harbour and the Esplanade.
Cairns Esplanade is excellent, with a
swimming lagoon, BBQs, and great walking tracks and exercise
This complex is located in the Cairns
Marina area, very nicely with the
Esplanade to the west and the Marina and yacht harbour to the east.
luxury rooms with some great views from the private balconies.
also a restaurant and a bar in the complex.
Towers Holiday Suites
Coral Towers is located on the Cairns
western end of the Esplanade.
It has spacious self contained
apartments with TVs, DVD players, internet and kitchenettes with
mini bars and microwaves. There is a
swimming pool, a spa, massage and beauty service, and tour desk,
Harbour Lights has a very nice location right on the Marina at the start
of the Esplanade. Everything is very close from here - casino, city
centre, Lagoon and the Esplanade walking track.
It has studio rooms
and one and two bedroom self contained apartments with fridges, mini
bars, safes and flat screen TVs.
Cove Waterfront Suites
North Cove Waterfront has luxury apartments with fully equipped
kitchens including granite
benchtops and dishwashers; timber furniture, Austar cable
television, private laundry; and the main bedrooms have a private
balcony and ensuite bathroom.
Suites have an own private balcony, or
As the name says, this complex is at the waterfront in Cairns, on
There are 22 one and two bedroom apartments with
kitchenettes, private bathrooms, internet connection, air conditioning
and private balconies.
Waters Edge is a luxury five star complex on the Esplanade.
It has three bedroom
apartments with fully equipped kitchens, plasma TVs, broadband
and large balconies to enjoy the ocean views.
There are two swimming
pools, BBQ areas with sundecks, undercover parking and security
Back from the Esplanade - Abbott and Lake Streets
Western Central Plaza
Best Western Central Plaza is located in the
one block back from the beach front, towards the Esplanade's western
is still a very good location with only a short stroll to the city
This complex is one street back from the Esplanade,
still walking distance to
They have one and two room apartments as well as hotel
Stylish interior and large balconies. 4.5 star.
Pool and BBQ in
the tropical gardens with palm trees.
Cairns Queenslander is in Lake Street, one block back from the
The rooms have kitchenettes with a fridge, coffee and tea making
facilities, a microwave oven and a TV.
In the complex there is a
swimming pool, a bar and a
restaurant, a tour desk and off street parking.
The Edge is located in north Cairns, one block back from the northern
of the Esplanade.
These 4 star individually decorated and furnished
apartments have balconies, digital TVs, wireless internet, cordless
phones and kitchens with all equipment.
There are two swimming pools, BBQs and parking.
Il Palazzo is located one block back from the Esplanade.
variety of options of rooms with kitchen facilities, mini bars, satellite TVs,
internet access and ensuite baths.
There is a restaurant, a swimming
pool, and a massage and beauty service.
Regis Piermonde Apartments
Park Regis is in Lake
Street near the Reef Casino.
It has fully furnished
apartments with spacious living areas, CD and
DVD players, cable and satellite TVs, as well as fully equipped
kitchens. There is a massage and beauty centre, an outdoor swimming
pool and a spa.
Reef Gateway is located in Lake
one block back from the Esplanade.
Apartments have kitchenettes, cable TVs, internet facilites, phones and
fax machines, and laundry facilities.
Away from traffic noise
in the back yard is a spa, a saltwater pool and BBQs.
Back - McLeod Street
Central Plaza Apartments
Cairns Central Plaza is situated on the corner of Aplin and McLeod
blocks back from the beachfront on the Esplanade,
but still walking distance
(across the road from the Cairns Central).
Four stars, they have fully
self contained one and two room apartments.
Three Blocks back - Grafton
Plaza Apartments Cairns
City Plaza is located two blocks back from the Esplanade on
There are modern, self contained one and two bedroom
apartments with large living areas, a gourmet kitchen and large
In the complex there are a BBQ area, a spa and a swimming
Getaways of Grafton is located three blocks back from the Esplanade,
close to the city centre. Their two bedroom apartments have large fully
equipped kitchens and living areas, large open balconies, and in the
complex there are a swimming pool and a spa, BBQs and a tour desk,
parking and laundry services.
Reef Palms is on Digger Street in North
from the Esplanade. There are 42 studio apartments with kitchen
facilities, queen sized beds, private balconies and safes.
landscaped gardens there is a spa and a swimming pool.
Villa Vaucluse is on Grafton
Street, three blocks back from the Esplanade.
Rooms contain kitchenettes, cable / satellite TVs, private bathrooms
and direct dial phones. There's internet, safe deposit boxes, off
street parking and a swimming pool.
Back - McLeod Street
Four blocks back from the beach front and the Esplanade, the
Grosvenor still is in a possible walking distance to the
city centre. They have hotel style rooms as well as large one
and two bedroom apartments.
There is a BBQ area, a spa and a swimming
Court Holiday Apartments
Koala Court is in McLeod
Street, four blocks back from the Esplanade
in Cairns, not quite minutes away from the Pier and the Cairns Central,
still in a walkable distance.
They have one, two and three bedroom self
Royal Palms is located in McLeod
from the Esplanade. There are 16 one bedroom fully self contained
apartments in lush tropical gardens complete with a waterfall and a
saltwater swimming pool. There are BBQ facilities next to the swimming
pool; and off-street parking.
the name says, the Tradewinds is in McLeod
Street, four blocks from
the beachfront. It has two bedroom apartments with fully equipped
kitchenettes, laundries, separate living and dining areas and private
balconies / patio areas. There is a swimming pool, BBQ and
entertainment area, and internet.
- around Spence Street
Clarendon On Spence is in the eastern parts of the city centre on
They have two and three room apartments with large
living areas and bedrooms, kitchens, spas and large open balconies.
are also a pool and
an undercover parking.
Il Centro is located in northeastern
central Cairns close to the
The units have fully equipped kitchens, ensuit
bathrooms, large balconies with views, and in-room laundry facilities.
The resort has a BBQ and gazebo, a swimming pool and a spa.
Comfort Inn has affordable one and two bedroom apartments west of
Cairns Central Shopping
The rooms have TVs, kitchenettes with
fridges, microwaves and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a
bar, a restaurant, a swimming pool, laundry, parking and a tour desk.
Inn Cairns Boutique is located very centrally in the
the Orchid Plaza shopping archade.
The apartments have fully equipped
kitchens, modern living areas, ensuite bathrooms, TVs and internet. In
the complex there is a bar, a restaurant, a swimming pool, a spa, a gym
and a fitness room.
Cross Atrium Apartments
Southern Cross Atrium is located near Cairns
Central Shopping Centre. Rooms have
kitchenettes, TVs, DVD players, phones and in-room safes. There is
internet, room service, laundry services, a swimming pool,
and beauty centre, sauna, spa, a fitness room and parking.
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