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Boatel Cairns

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Double Plus Bunk | Free WiFi
Double Cabin with Ensuite  | Free WiFi
Double Cabin with Ensuite  | Free WiFi
Double Cabin with Ensuite  | Free WiFi

Overview of Boatel Cairns

Boatel Cairns

3.0 star property
Cairns cruise with bar/lounge

10.0/10 Exceptional

6 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Berth H15 Sailfish Quay, Marlin Marina, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
  • Boat tours
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Cruise from Cairns
  • Cairns Esplanade - 3 min walk
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 17 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 19 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 20 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse - 2 min walk
  • Prawn Star - 4 min walk
  • M Yogo - 4 min walk
  • Tha Fish - 4 min walk
  • Vivaldis Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

Boatel Cairns

Located only 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the airport, Boatel Cairns offers a free shuttle (available on request). Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby parasailing, scuba-diving and snorkelling, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Other highlights include a marina, a bar/lounge and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 cabins


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Street parking available


  • Free airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Stereo
  • Beach nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Marina


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Boatel Cairns Cruise
Boatel Cairns Cairns
Boatel Cairns Cruise Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Does Boatel Cairns offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Boatel Cairns does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Boatel Cairns?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Boatel Cairns?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Boatel Cairns?
No, unfortunately. However, there's street parking available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Boatel Cairns?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Boatel Cairns?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Boatel Cairns?
No, this cruise ship doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (4-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (11-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Boatel Cairns and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as fishing and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.
Are there restaurants at or near Boatel Cairns?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Prawn Star (4-min walk), M Yogo (4-min walk) and Tha Fish (4-min walk).
What's the area around Boatel Cairns like?
Boatel Cairns is a short 1-minute walk from Great Barrier Reef and 3 minutes' walk from Cairns Esplanade. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Kathryn, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My stay here was excellent. Gary went out of his way to be sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. I always stay here when I come to Cairns.
1-night business trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gary attended to our every need. Always available and advice on area events and places to eat. Unique experience and really friendly and like a guest at home. Easy to connect with other guests out on the deck in the evenings. Not a typical hotel, sunsets and sunrise great. Not a new boat, but the experience was purely special.🤗 Would go back and recommend it.😁
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Agatha Christie Set
Top banana! Great location. Wonderfully eclectic mix of guests. It's afloat, it's a working boat. Host was great.
ian, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Spectacular position and service.
Wonderful service! Friendly, helpful host. Very clean. Personal service. Spectacular position. Nothing negative to say........
Karen, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Annette, 7-night trip
Verified guest review