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44-56 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#39 of 69 hotels in Cairns
Officially opening our doors on 1 July 2021, The Benson Hotel has taken over a previous hotel. The property has been given new life from it's external facade, through the Lobby to the deco inspired Restaurant & Bar on level three, overlooking the city skyline. Existing guest rooms have experienced a stage one refresh with new carpet, curtains, paint and 55" Smart TVs with the bathrooms and furnishing to be refurbished in stage two over the coming months. Located in the heart of the central business district, The Benson Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Convention Center, Reef Casino, reef departure terminals, Esplanade Lagoon and Promenade. Free WiFi is included. For a more active time, go canoeing or horse riding. Make your own unique tour of the area with a rented bicycle or car. Return to a favorite drink at the bar, open from Tuesday-Saturday. The Benson Bar & Restaurant is a combination of relaxation and sophistication, offering an array of cocktails, modern dining and local delicacies. The restaurant opens from 6:30 am everyday and the bar from 12 pm till late. It also offers outdoor seating to enjoy the tropical climate.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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City View
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Tropicalshowers wrote a review 23 Jan
Cairns, Australia222 contributions89 helpful votes
My siblings & I 'chanced' upon the Benson while waiting at traffic lights, having found our first restaurant choice now closed. From the moment we entered the foyer and received a warm welcome from reception (& farewell!), to the F&B Manager Sean who greeted us up at the restaurant, to the wait staff & excellent food, we couldn't have been happier. The Benson bar & restaurant offers a set price lunch menu which includes a beverage of beer, wine or juice. All our meals were excellent. I look forward to returning. Thanks to all!
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Date of stay: January 2022
anthonykJ4031YP wrote a review Aug 2021
Kewarra Beach, Australia34 contributions53 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We stayed here for one night, being locals we wanted to do a pub crawl around Cairns, this hotel is excellent, lovely fresh rooms, bar area great & a well stocked bar, all the staff we encountered were professional and very welcoming, breakfast was excellent their eggs Benson got the thumbs up, plus the Chef is thinking outside the box with kale instead of the usual spinach, loved it. We will be back on our next overnight extravaganza in Cairns. A huge thanks to Bensons for brightening up our city.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Ian Pirodon, General Manager at The Benson Hotel
Responded 31 Aug 2021
Hi anthonykJ4031YP, Truly appreciate the review and the wonderful comments from your fun trip in Cairns. Delighted to read you enjoyed our restaurant, bar and facilities and a memorable breakfast to top it all off. We hope to see you again soon! The Benson Hotel team
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blackhornet76 wrote a review 16 Jan
Elanora, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location, good sized rooms. The beds were super comfy and the room airconditioning was ice cold! The roof pool was lovely and the kids had a ball. Breakfast was delicious, and they had a great selection to choose from. We will definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Trang N wrote a review 8 Jan
Sydney, Australia25 contributions19 helpful votes
Best experience in Cairns! I unfortunately tested positive mid week and informed the hotel of my result. They couldn’t be more understanding and accommodating. They let us know the policies and went out of their way to make sure we are safe & comfortable. Complimentary breakfasts are included and they are great. Will definitely come back and recommend everyone to choose this place to stay while in Cairns.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Kirsten W wrote a review 5 Jan
2 contributions
We stayed for a couple of days with our two kids and the rooms were nice and the beds were super comfortable. Above all, the staff were so friendly! Definitely recommend staying here. Renovations are well done, lovely vibe to the place.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benson Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Benson Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Museum (0.2 km), Cairns Art Gallery (0.3 km), and Rusty's Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benson Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Benson Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Benson Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benson Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benson Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cruze Coffee, Snoogies, and Cairns Burger Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Benson Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Benson Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Benson Hotel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does The Benson Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does The Benson Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.