Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel

1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 4 stars
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Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Horseback riding

Diving

Snorkeling

Fishing

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The functional Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel is a 4-star property set next to Cairns Regional Gallery and Cairns Rainforest Dome featuring a swimming pool, a casino and a steam room. Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 2007.

Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre are about 10 minutes' walk away. Guests can get to Cairns city center, which is 7 km away.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a zoo, restaurants and bars.

10 minutes' drive from Cairns airport and 5 minutes' walk to Cairns Regional Gallery train station.

Rooms

There are 90 guestrooms featuring Spacious One-Bedroom Apartment, Standard One-Bedroom Apartment and Standard Double Room equipped with a DVD player, free Wi-Fi, TV with satellite channels, climate control and an in-room safe. Many rooms come with a panoramic view on the city. In-room self-catering facilities include a washing machine, a microwave and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves local dishes. The seafood restaurant Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront is around 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Guests can rent cars on site.

Relax

The hotel offers a sun terrace, loungers and barbeque grills as well as a sauna, a wellness center and a Jacuzzi. The on-site activities include tennis, snorkeling and diving.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at AUD 12 per day.

Number of floors:   11.  Number of rooms:   90.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Fitness center
  • Fishing

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Harbor view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • In-room jacuzzi

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of AUD 45 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 10 per person per night in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Center
  • Cairns
    6.2 km
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    6.0 km
Train Stations
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    400 m
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.0 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront (cuisine: Australian)
    40 m
  • The Hanuman Restaurant (cuisine: Indian, Thai)
    60 m
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    450 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    11
  • Number of rooms:
    90

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Rooms and availability

Cairns Harbour Lights photos Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 32 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Cairns Harbour Lights photos Room
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
    Size: 60 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel Cairns location
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      Hotel Address:

      1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cairns
        6.2 km
      Airports
      • Cairns (CNS)
        6.0 km
      Train Stations
      • Cairns Regional Gallery
        400 m
      • Cairns Central Station
        1.0 km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront (cuisine: Australian)
        40 m
      • The Hanuman Restaurant (cuisine: Indian, Thai)
        60 m
      Beaches
      • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
        450 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        11
      • Number of rooms:
        90

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCairnsCairns Harbour Lights

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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      Cairns Harbour Lights Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • The Center of Contemporary Arts - 700 m
      • The Cairns Civic Theater - 1.0 km
      • Deep Sea Divers Den - 1.6 km

      Train stations

      Convention centers

      • Cairns Rainforest Dome - 300 m
      • Cairns Convention Centre - 600 m

      Shopping areas

      • The Cairns Museum - 400 m

      Amusement

      • Lagoon - 500 m

      Museums

      • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens - 4.2 km

      Public parking

      • Cairns Base Hospital - 1.6 km

      Local attractions

      • Cairns Botanical Gardens - 3.7 km
        1 Collins Ave
      • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 5.1 km
        132 Woodward Street, Cairns
      • Cairns Historical Society Museum - 8.4 km
        School of Arts Building, Cairns
      • Cairns Botanic Gardens - 4.3 km
        64 Collins Ave, Cairns
      • Behana Gorge waterfall - 6.9 km

      Near the hotel

      • Cairns Harbour Cruises - 180 m
        Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
      • Cairns Regional Gallery - 340 m
        Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns
      • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon - 450 m
        Cairns Esplanade, Cairns

      Restaurants nearby

      • Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront - 40 m

        Address: Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade
        Phone: (07) 4051 0399

        63% likes this, based on 312 reviews
        Cuisine: Australian

      • Marina Paradiso - 40 m

        Address: Marlin Parade

        56% likes this, based on 81 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill - 80 m

        Address: Marlin Pde, 34 Esplanade
        Phone: (07) 4052 6780

        60% likes this, based on 137 reviews

      • The Hanuman Restaurant - 60 m

        Address: 34 Esplanade
        Phone: 07 4052 6786

        78% likes this, based on 178 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian, Thai

      • Haveli at Harbour Lights - 40 m

        Address: 1 Marlin Parade
        Phone: 0061 - 7 - 4041 3502

        56% likes this, based on 36 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        11
      • Number of rooms:
        90

      Hotel Awards

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      Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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      Cairns Harbour Lights Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Cairns Harbour Lights

      Average guest rating

      8.6out of 10
      Superb
      Based on 78 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        5.4

        requested high floor but got 2nd floor. Had lots of lugguage but was not given a room by the lift. Given the furtherest room from the lifts. Not very good at all!!!!

      • Single
        7.8

        The Hotel is in a very nice area direct at the Harbor. The rooms are clean and nice furnitures. The Stuff was friendly and helpful.

        The rooms could be a little bit refresh (painting).

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Location, location, location. Top location

        Poorly designed. Waiting for the lift on our floor was like standing in a wind tunnel. Bathroom/shower poorly layed out We had a mini fridge, mini dishwasher, mini oven and a full size washing machine and dryer? Is washing that important? Central void of building is a waste of space, has no appeal. What were they thinking? To answer the below question - for location yes, anything else, no

      • Single
        9.6

        The Hotels location to everything and rooms were great, quiet and comfortable

        Every time you had a shower you end up with water all over the bathroom floor. Require better seals or doors on the showers

      • Couple
        7.0

        Laundry facilities, excellent location, close to the best restaurnats in Cairns, decent view, comfortable, spacious rooms, good sized balcony, pool & gym!

        They don't service your room everyday but they do send someone into your room without notifying you to check your bar fridge everyday. At the end of our stay the guy at reception spoke to us as if they had discovered our "secret"....yes, we had 2 drinks from the bar - you want us to do that don't you???? Very odd! Also when they service your room they don't vaccum the floor, but aside from that everything else was great!

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Great location - close to restaurants, nice walks to Harbour & Esplanade, walking distance to shopping.

        Pool area was nice but a heated spa would have been good when we were there in June as it was too cold to get in. Also it was very windy every time you stepped out of the door & headed to the lift.

      • Single
        9.2

        Location. The bed. The shower. I was allowed to stay an extra hour after check out for no charge.

        Fridge expensive.

      • Single
        8.8

        Perfect self contained appartment with excellent views.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Great views over The Inlet, watching the boats come & go. Also nice mountain views. Well located for Boardwalk and restaurants.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        I arrived at Hotel at 630am. But hotel staff prepared the room for us without an extra money. The room is clean and large, in addition the view from the room is really great. The location is also perfect to access the station and the boat to green island.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        The closeness to the wharf and restaurants, these are some of the best places we have eaten at in a long time, the staff were wonderful . The location of the motel was within easy walking distance to major shopping centres and the staff at harbour lights went out of their way to help with even the smallest problems. When in Cairns next we will be booking at Harbour Lights.

      • Group of friends
        3.2

        unhelpful staff, no house keeping service (special rate- cleaning not included and not stated in the booking. $30 extra for room house keeping) bed linen not clean, swimming pool very small, gym limited equipment, restaurants are very expensive,

      • Couple
        10.0

        Hotel was excellent, right next door to the Reef Terminal for all the Great Barrier Reef tours, also just a short walk from the Esplanade with many bars and restaurants. Room was very modern and included a kitchen, living room (open plan), bedroom and bathroom. We also made great use of the washing machine to wash all our clothes.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Great central location, spacious appartment & balcony, very well equiped. Airconditioning working well with minor noise, compfy big beds as promised.

        Was not aware , that my package contained only a 3 days cleaning and not every day. Despite reception wad very helpful and got clean towels on demand.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Good service, excellent facilities and very good value

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel Cairns location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cairns
        6.2 km
      Airports
      • Cairns (CNS)
        6.0 km
      Train Stations
      • Cairns Regional Gallery
        400 m
      • Cairns Central Station
        1.0 km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront (cuisine: Australian)
        40 m
      • The Hanuman Restaurant (cuisine: Indian, Thai)
        60 m
      Beaches
      • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
        450 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        11
      • Number of rooms:
        90

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCairnsCairns Harbour Lights

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Australia

      Use Badge