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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#18 of 67 hotels in Cairns
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Boasting uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, and a stunning natural setting amidst landscaped tropical gardens, the oceanfront DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns is just a short walk from the city center, and Cairn's business, retail and entertainment districts. The hotel overlooks the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, and is just moments from Cairns Lagoon and Cairns Casino. Enjoy easy access to Cairns Convention Center and lots of attractions, including the World Heritage listed Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. The Great Barrier Reef departures terminal is 100m away, and Cairns International Airport is only 10 minutes' drive from our Cairns hotel. Our onsite tour desk will help you explore the wonders of this unique region.
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Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina View
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Loretta T wrote a review 17 Jun
Sydney, Australia162 contributions65 helpful votes
We had a fabulous stay at the Hilton, cairns! Staff super friendly and efficient. Thanks to all at the front desk! Great location on the esplanade. Lots of restaurants you can walk to. Swimming pool brilliant! Super clean hotel adhering to COVID! Breakfast was great 👍! Would like ALL hotels to stop using small shampoo/ conditioning containers( not good for our fragile environment) Thanks again! We will return and would certainly recommend this hotel to friends! Tip: we upgraded to an ocean view room , with a balcony at a very minimal cost! Worth it!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DiDi41 wrote a review 9 Jun
Adelaide, Australia114 contributions73 helpful votes
We had previously stayed at the doubletree before so didnt think twice about staying again. Beautiful reception and great staff ...gotta luv the cookies on check in. I booked a water view room and was given the room right at the curve where we had a view of the water and other apartments - If I was staying longer I would have asked to move. But apart from that - super clean, super comfy bed - had the best sleep. Good choice of breakfast and was yummy...great stay
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Harbor view room
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Response from Kristy Williams, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi DiDi41 Good afternoon and thanks for the review! Everything good starts with a choc chip cookie :-) Thanks for noting the high levels of cleanliness in the hotel under our CleanStay program, and glad the bed was super comfy (always a must when staying in a hotel!) Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again.
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LDN100 wrote a review 7 Jun
Sydney, Australia97 contributions58 helpful votes
Good hotel, modern lobby area but rooms are not quite as new. Rooms are clean and plenty suitable for a week-long trip. However, considering the location so close to the Great Barrier Reef, I was surprised that the hotel is not more eco-friendly. - The bathrooms have the usual signs stating that if you don't want your towels to be replaced, to hang them up. Despite doing this every day, our towels were changed on all but one day, which is incredibly frustrating when you're trying to make a more eco-friendly choice. - The toilet paper was also changed a couple of times when a roll was simply nearing the end and had not been completely finished, which is wasteful. The same is true for the toiletries in the bathroom - if they were nearing being empty, another small plastic bottle was added to the collection and the other removed. While toiletries in the room are appreciated and were lovely Crabtree and Evelyn options, larger bottles, perhaps made from more sustainable options than regular plastic (biodegradable or glass for example), locked into the wall if Hilton are worried about guests removing them, would be a better option. - The rooms have the typical Hilton set up with two double beds. Even though we did not use the second bed, the sheets were changed anyway which is a waste of energy. A sofa or somewhere to sit would be more useful and a better use of space in this room. All in all, it was a good hotel in a great location for Cairns and the staff were all lovely. However, I would like to give my feedback to further improve it's eco-friendliness, especially when they're just a stone's throw away from the waterfront and home of all of those gorgeous turtles!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Kristy Williams, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi LDN100 Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, which I have sent directly to the operations team for review and relevant action. Kristy - Commercial Director
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Kiwi1963 wrote a review 5 Jun
Wollongong, Australia269 contributions182 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. We did have high expectations because of the 'Hilton' name but this is not 5 star. The 10 minute stroll in to town was great. The hotel is across the road from the water. Note that there is no beach as such in this area but the HUGE Lagoon in town makes up for this. Our room was large and very comfortable. We enjoyed the pool area and spa. It did need some maintenance but we were very aware of staff shortages in Cairns so... Pool towels are available from Reception. It would have been handy if the barmen had had a stash but perhaps they are too busy. We would very happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Kristy Williams, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
HI Kiwi1963 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review and comments. It is great to read you would choose to stay again and that you liked our central location and large, bright rooms. It may interest you to know Doubletree is a 4.5 star hotel, however if you really like a full 5* offering you may want to stay at our sister hotel Hilton Cairns next time you are visiting the region! Once again thank you and we hope to see you in one of our 2 Cairns hotels very soon.
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Mel_Syd_Australia wrote a review 3 Jun
Sydney, Australia146 contributions112 helpful votes
Cairns Double Tree. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we felt welcomed and at home. From the little things to coffee pods/coffee machine in the room to the extended pool access time, I couldn't recommend this place enough. I'd also like to make a special shout out to Simone for just being an all round awesome person/employee. When I come back to Cairns, I'll 100% stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Free undercover parking
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Response from Kristy Williams, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Mel_Syd_Australia Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We appreciate a 5 out of 5!! I absolutely love the comment on Simone - thank you! I have already sent a screenshot of your feedback to her manager! Thank you again and I hope to see you in the hotel again this year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Which popular attractions are close to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Nearby attractions include Muddy's Playground (0.2 km), Esplanade Boardwalk (0.4 km), and Cairns Aquarium (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cairns Burger Cafe, Gelocchio, and Devine Gelato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.