All hotels in Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.3 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 136 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.4
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Condition
    4.3
  • Neighborhood
    4.7
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Stayed in a studio room . It's ideal for both leisure and business.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 18, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good location, very roomy"
Was very centrally located. We walked everywhere. Picked it specifically for its proximity to the dive shop we used. They were happy to store our excess luggage while we were on our dive trip.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Right on the Marina - fabulous location"
I had a tough time picking a hotel in Cairns. Most of them had very harsh reviews. Cairns Harbour Lights did not pop up on the top of the list and it took a while to get to it. There is not a single negative thing about the hotel. The location is fabulous. It's on the marina, close to everything spacious room (extremely spacious). Completely self sufficient - they are actually one bed apartments. So if you've got a long stay in Cairns, pick Harbour Light - you will not regret it at all. The staff were extremely helpful. I checked in late in the evening and needed some local information on touristy things and the lady at the reception was happy to give us a low down on everything we needed. Was a great start to a wonderful trip. The hotel is just perfect - absolute value for money.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 8, 2015
Anand
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect location for visiting Great Barrier Reef"
Outstanding hotel facility, perfect location near reef fleet terminal (launch point for Great Barrier Reef snorkeling outings) . The room/apartment was excellent containing a kitchen, living, dining areas as well as in suite washer and dryer.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Mar 21, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Such a great hotel with amazing views & Location"
This place is TOP NOTCH! The location is great! It is right by the Harbour which is very easy to access when heading to The Great Barrier Reef. The hotel staff was really nice and helpful to check us in even though we were early. The room is VERY very nice. We had a balcony with a stunning view. The room was very clean. Has a small kitchenette which was very helpful to make last minute meals. Very modern and the rooms were BIG. They also had a washer and dryer which was very easy to access in the room. Half of the building is actually for residence with apartments and the other half is a hotel. Walking distance to everything including places to eat, the Lagoon and lots of shopping. This is the place to be when staying in Cairns. I would come back here in a heart beat.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Mar 18, 2015
Christopher
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
stayed in a studio room, room was as describe. Room had a bit of smell when you walked in also the door kept having sounds coming through as though it was not sealed tight or it could just be the wind. Overall the stay was good.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Feb 18, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"blown away!!!"
from the minute we stepped into our room we were so impressed! breathtaking views from balcony, fabulous room, very helpful staff. our maid was so lovely. definitely stay at this hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Jan 26, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Right on the water near plenty of restaurants"
We checked in after 7pm and left at 5am, so we didn't explore the hotel too much. Located right on the water and right near the dock with plenty of daily tours and excursions. Internet was free, all disconnected when we arrived (router and wifi box unplugged) and it was really slow. I can't complain, it was free! Shower had nice water pressure, the bed was hard, but overall the room was clean and good. Though, we didn't do any of the dives or fishing, but we did have a delicious dinner in the restaurant downstairs followed by a few nightcaps at the Pier Bar, a short walk across a park!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 21, 2015
Brendon
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location for water sports"
Staff was incredibly helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Sep 1, 2014
DMDR
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great spot would recommend this motel to everyone Great Staff Great Spot Terrible weather (we there during cyclone ita) Still had a great time
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 21, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Meh."
We only stayed here the night before our two night live aboard dive on the Great Barrier Reef, but the Harbour Lights didn't have much going for it aside from the relatively cheap price and spacious rooms. It's on the far edge of the action and just had a sort of empty / sterile feel. I wouldn't stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 14, 2014
Charlie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great stay!!!! Best hotel of our trip."
We requested for an upper floor room with a harbour view, which we were lucky enough to get. The Hilton next door gets a bit loud & we were facing them, but luckily our room heard minimal noise from the upper floor. We got a slight harbour view from our balcony which was beautiful. The room was spacious, clean, had a washer & dryer with detergent included, a nice kitchen arae fully stocked with utensils & pots & microwave. The bathroom was clean. The location is walking distance to Marlins Wharf which was great when we went for our diving trip.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Nov 1, 2013
Christina C.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Top Shelf"
We booked one night here after traveling 30 hours and simply wanted a quite hotel in a decent location. The hotel exceeded our expectations in every way, as the staff was extremely accommodating and went out of their way to give us a great room, help us with parking, and some great dinner suggestions. The free wi fi in the room was also fast and came in very handy. We enjoyed the room, the convenient location, and the staff so much that we booked a second night here. My ONLY negative comment, and is somewhat typical in this area it seems, is that there were very few tv options for the brief periods were wanted to get news.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 23, 2013
GlennC
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel in a great location"
Excellent hotel in a really good location. Booked a 2 bed appartment and got an upgrade to a 3 bed appartment overlooking the marina which was a great start. Appartment was great, views were great and the location would be hard to beat. Only minor items were, the pool is very small and we used the nearby swimming lagoon all the time instead which the kids loved, charges to use the carpark and had problems getting a good wifi connection and it was only available in the lobby. But overall I would highly recommend it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Feb 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Room"
Absolutely wonderful room, very clean and spacious. The kitchen was very nice and with a grocery not all that far away it helped save on the costs of eating out. There is no turn down service but that is advertised clearly in the description so I had no problems. It is pricey but worth it if you take into account the ability to cook your own meals. Front desk was very helpful anytime I had a question and were always friendly.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 7, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Getaway Location"
Great location in the heart of town just off the Esplanade. We stayed in an apartment the first three nights where we could stay in and prepare our own meals when didn't feel like going out to a restaurant. The last night we were in a studio which was a bit cramped for space, but fine if you don't plan on spending time in the hotel. Staff was very helpful on suggesting day trips around Cairns
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 13, 2015
Kathryn
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Best hotel in Cairns"
Great hotel. My choice for all my Cairns business and leisure stays. Very friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble and perfect location too.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jul 7, 2015
Christine
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent!!"
Great hotel, very helpful staff. Views from the room are incredible. I would stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 23, 2015
Daniel
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Recommend"
Awesome loved it
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 27, 2015
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel"
Excellent! Great location. Perfect room. Very clean. Helpful staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 21, 2015
Benjamin
NZ
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Much better than our expectation"
Will definitely stay here again next time in Cairns!! Good location right next to the reef terminal!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Cairns Harbour Lights
Dear Oi Yuk, Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Adriette Meyer Front Office Manager
4 night trip with friends Apr 27, 2015
Oi Yuk
AS
3.0 / 5Good
We spent two nights here and found that the hotel was in the best location; close to restaurants, bars, casino and the esplanade. We stayed in room 5 which was at the back but we still got a small view of the ocean. We were hoping for Marina views but I believe the other side of the hotel has permanent residents who get this view. Overall; very good. Only downside was the lacking of staff at certain times during the day: our safe stopped working and we were unable to access our wallets and we had to wait for the other staff member to return before we could leave the hotel for dinner.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 29, 2015
Al
AU
2.0 / 5Fair
"Cbd Cairns"
Very basic, dated furniture not in good condition.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 28, 2015
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel close to harbour"
This hotel has a great location near the harbour where all the water relted tours leave from. Great view form the harbour view rooms.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 27, 2015
Jeff
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Handy Hotel"
Hotel handy to all Tourist Facilities in Cairns. Walking distant to great Hotels,Resturants and eateries.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 22, 2015
lee
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Wasn't the room we were expecting
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 13, 2015
tyson
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
Lovely staff, comfy beds. Bathroom could have been a little cleaner but not terrible. Awesome location.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2015
Mel
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cairns"
Good location to get to the reef departures. Carpets were very stained and we got bitten at night in bed. Shower was excellent. Safe in room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 8, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Easter stop over"
Spent 3 nites in a King self contained suite which was very comfortable. Lots of nearby places to eat and drink, choice of cruises almost right at your door to the reef & Green island booked a package through wotif and got a good rate. Would stay again if they sort out the parking.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 8, 2015
Pugwash
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful place to stay"
With the room facing the harbour, makes the views wonderful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 3, 2015
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best Property in Cairns Central!"
Absolutely brilliantly located seafront property. Superbly helpful staff starting from the ever smiling and ever helpful Dionne! When someone is in Cairns the first thing they want to do is go for the Reef experience and the Reef terminal is located adjacent to this property. The staff is knowledgeable also advise the customers to save money by visiting the terminal directly for any discounts which may be offered over the counter.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 25, 2015
Nitin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice Hotel on waterfront in Cairns City"
Easy walk to town almost in the centre of Cairns CBD. Situated on the waterfront. Room very comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 18, 2015
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Night out in the City"
Hotels location suited us nicely only being a short walk from where we where meeting friends for drinks. The hotel does not have an official restaurant however it doesn't really need one as there are so many great ones on the board walk just outside the door. The pool, gym and sauna where all used during our stay which where all tidy and clean. We would use the hotel again if we are staying in town overnight.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 17, 2015
Chris
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great position, lovely views, nice pool."
The hotel is in a terrific location very close to the harbour, a very short walk, for reef tours and cruises. I was on the 5th floor and loved the view from the balcony. The pool was lovely with shade and sun and it also had great views. The staff were accommodating.The blind in the room was shabby but serviceable. Nice shampoos, conditioners and soap. Such a shame they don't have breakfast available but I went to the 7-11 nearby. Woolworths is only a block and a bit away as well. I enjoyed the Italian restaurant next door, lovely!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 31, 2015
Jayjay
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel next to the marina"
A lovely apartment with great facilities, good location and very helpful staff. Free wi-fi which was unexpected in Australia! Massive king bed, powerful shower.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 24, 2015
Simon
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Located exactly where you want to be in Cairns"
Very nice hotel, right on the harbour. Had full cooking abilities in the room we stayed in. Very spacious. Its only literally steps away from where you board for any of the boats out to the reef . Other things within minimal walking distance are the splenade (including the lagoon), the casino, the night markets, and the main restaurant strip. You can walk to the woolies nearby if you just need general supplies too.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"My review"
Nice place, great room and nice people, but the silliest ensuite design I've ever seen.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Nov 10, 2014
Peter
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Night life"
I love how close it is to the harbor and everything in town its a beautiful hotel and my fiance and I enjoyed it
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 28, 2014
traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely view, nice location, airy and clean."
Very relaxing. Good to have kitchen. Ideal for families.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 24, 2014
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to city"
Close to city, clean room, friendly staff. Only stayed for a night but would happily stay longer.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 19, 2014
Peter
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We had an awesome stay. Can't wait to do it again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Oct 9, 2014
Corey
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Spot close to everything!!"
Didn't get the room we booked on Expedia but once we raised we did.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 6, 2014
Akie
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Check the hotel info first"
Remember this is a holiday destination in a tropical location so previous reviews about the smell = it is hot and humid and the bed felt damp. The room was very plain - not pictures or mirrors. the room was not set up for business travellers - wifi worked well but virtually the only furniture was a tiny table in the corner.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jun 14, 2014
Ameglio1
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
overall are good, clean and comfortable
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 2, 2014
A Traveler
AS
3.0 / 5Good
"Hotel on the harbour"
Unfortunately the hotel didn't live up to the other reviews. Room was very pokey, bathroom was tiny and if it was an old hotel the shower having stained and fading tiles would have been ok but this isn't that old. Walking to the pool it is like a freaky jail hotel. The chairs at the pool had holes all through them. The pool was really nice looking over the city and harbour. The reception and staff were very friendly.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 30, 2014
Danni
AU
3.0 / 5Good
They don't clean your room and it is super noisy next to the street come 6 am , the glass must not be double glazed Apartment was quite big
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Apr 21, 2014
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent location"
also enjoy the restaurant Dunden
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 6, 2014
JFKbiot
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic getaway destination"
Wonderful hotel, friendly helpful staff, perfect location :)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Apr 4, 2014
Kylie
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"bad smell"
Smelled bad in the room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 28, 2014
Rocco
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
close to everything
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 28, 2014
A Traveler
AS
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