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5.0 out of 5

"I was looking for a hotel room that was centrally located and offered more space for cooking some meals and relaxing. This hotel is perfect, we had a ... " More

By ReefExplorer, from Laguna Beach, CA, USA on Thu 10 Nov 2011

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near Esplanade Lagoon

Seaside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Cairns Central Business District hotel, you'll find Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Marlin Marina. Also, Cairns Convention Centre is within half a mile (1 km) and Cairns Aquarium is within 2 miles (3 km).

Marina, outdoor pool

A marina and an outdoor pool are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Families will appreciate barbecue grills and supervised childcare. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, balconies

The 82 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and balconies. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and pillow menus.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$92* Per night/room Jan 6 - Jan 7

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Twin Beds)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (King Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Apartment Trinity Inlet View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cairns Harbour Lights ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Cairns Harbour Lights

5 out of 5

Great Location, Price and Room

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, 1 bedroom apt
Cons: No free Internet
I was looking for a hotel room that was centrally located and offered more space for cooking some meals and relaxing. This hotel is perfect, we had a 1 bedroom apartment with a mini- kitchen (includes pots, pans, dishes etc...) and to top it off in room laundry. The price was lower than most other hotels offering prison style rooms. If you have young children this might not be the ideal hotel as the pool is small and gear towards adults. Location - central to the city at the harbor. So if you book a reef boat tour etc... you can walk to the marina ticket center (next door). The casino is across the street and most everything is very close by. The same company operates the Sea Temple in Port Douglas....check it out.

Posted by , from Laguna Beach, CA, USA on Nov 10, 2011

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About the Cairns Harbour Lights

Location 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, QLD 4870

Property Features

Cairns Harbour Lights offers its guests a marina, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 1023 square feet (95 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly Cairns Harbour Lights. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Cairns hotel is smoke free.

  • 82 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 1023 sq ft of conference space
  • 95 sq m of conference space
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (7 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Cairns Harbour Lights offers 82 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Dundee on the Waterfront - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 2 AM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6 AM - 2 AM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 12 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 45.00.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 12


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: AUD 12.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.3 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.