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Mantra Esplanade, Cairns

4-star4 stars
53-57 The EsplanadeCairnsQLD4870Australia

City-center Cairns Central Business District hotel with outdoor pool
  • Free parking
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Complaints about WiFi
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Mantra Esplanade, Cairns

from $101
  • Hotel Room City View
  • Hotel Room Ocean View
  • 1 Bedroom City View Apartment
  • 1 Bedroom Ocean View
  • 2 Bedroom City View Dual Key
  • 2 Bedroom Ocean View Dual Key
  • 3 Bedroom Ocean View

What’s around Mantra Esplanade, Cairns


  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 2 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 4 min walk
  • The Cultural Place - 5 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 5 min walk
  • ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 17 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 16 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 18 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

About Mantra Esplanade, Cairns

Waterfront hotel in central Cairns location

Esplanade Lagoon

Mantra Esplanade is located in the center of Cairns, a 3-minute walk from the Esplanade Lagoon and a 4-minute drive from Cairns Railway Station. You can find a host of shops directly opposite the hotel at Pier Shopping Center, and a 10-minute walk away at Cairns Central.

Natural wonders

The hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Marlin Marina, the departure point for tours of the Great Barrier Reef that can be arranged by the hotel. Barron Gorge National Park is a 22-minute drive, and the hotel also arranges day trips and crocodile tours of the Daintree Rainforest.

Gym and outdoor pool

You can work up a sweat in the hotel gym, cook up a steak on the barbecue terrace, or cool off in the outdoor swimming pool. Waterbar and Grill offers a wide range of Portuguese and African flavors with ocean views, and the hotel also has free parking for guests.

Comfort with a balcony

In each of the hotel's 115 guestrooms you'll have a fridge and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. All rooms come with balconies offering premium city and ocean views, and some suites include full kitchens and separate living and dining areas.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 115 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Mantra Esplanade, Cairns’s small print

Also known as

  • Mantra Esplanade
  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel
  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Cairns Hotel Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20.00

Weekly housekeeping is provided; additional cleaning is offered for an extra charge of AUD 25.00

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 40.0 per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 12 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 12 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 482 reviews

Mantra Esplanade, Cairns
The staff are unbelievably rude. The rooms are run down. And the area is so depressing and trashy.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns
Very Good8.0
So close to everything
Great location in the heart of shops and restaurants. the price was cheap, the staff helped anyway they could. the rooms were basic no frills and were getting dated ours also had a musty smell but for the price and location a great choice overall
Thomas, us4 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns
We'd go back tomorrow.
The people at the desk treated us like friends. They were very helpful with one of the tours we booked. Information from the website and our confirmation had conflicted in times. The staff at the desk contacted the company and gave us everything we needed. We would have screwed up if they had not assisted us. Every time we came and left, we received nothing but smiles. The room was very spacious. It allowed us to spread out while we were there. The value for what we received was way beyond what I expected. We selected the hotel because of it's location. The value was a bonus. And the location was perfect. We walked to our pick-up points at the docks for the day trips. There are many restaurants in the area. The restaurant attached to the hotel is really good. We sat on the outside balcony and enjoyed a relaxing, 2.5-hour evening. The food was excellent. I tried the kangaroo medallions and was not disappointed. The hotel's street is also the path the bats take in the evening from where they spend the day to where they feed at night. Just before sundown there are thousands of bats. We were on the balcony enjoying dinner our first night. What an amazing sight and experience. There are also multiple places within a few-minute walk to have good drinks and enjoy the evening scenery. It is located within a block or so of the city's man-made lagoon. It's the largest pool we have ever seen. We could have easily stayed for 2 weeks and never had a boring night.
Michael, usOther trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns
Fremantle Find
Very nice hotel. New and modern. Very close to restaurants and to the cruise terminal as well as the train terminal. We had laundry facilities in our room. A+
Wendy, us3 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns
Very Good8.0
Only stayed for one night in a Suite. Rooms were clean and spacious, maybe a little worn but overall good experience. Only feedback was the TV reception was really poor, which may be a function of Foxyel not the hotel.
Peter, us1 night family trip

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Mantra Esplanade, Cairns

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