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Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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, Australia

from A$147
  • 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, Australia


  • 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, Australia

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 and pay movies. 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
  • 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
  • Pay movies
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Fridge

Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Aparthotel
  • Mantra Esplanade Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade
  • Mantra Esplanade Hotel Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • Mantra Esplanade Cairns Hotel 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 495 reviews

Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia
Mantra Esplanade
Booked on and breakfast was to be included. Asked at reception what time and where breakfast was and they knew about a glitch in the system as they not do breakfast at all. They were very good about it and gave us a voucher for breakfast at the cafe next door. Was excellent service by the staff. The room was very big with a great view. Will certainly stay again when in Cairns.
Eric, au2 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia
Very Good8.0
Cairns cavorting
A convenient location right in the hub of Cairns, close to the port, shopping and shopping centres, restaurants and bars. Very close to day tours at sea and the swimming pool complex on the esplanade is easily accessible. There is a cafe and restaurant in the complex, and it is close to supermarkets for self catering supplies as our room had good self catering facilities. The hotel swimming pool is also a plus. The views over the harbour were lovely at night under the lights, and the adjacent park had a lively multi cultural concert on the Saturday night. I would recommend this location for all round value, it’s not lavish but perfectly adequate for the price. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cairns and would happily stay at the Mantra Esplanade again.
Neil, au4 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia
An expensive disappointment
We paid a significant amount extra for an ocean view room. We expected from this room we would be able to view the ocean. We were not. “Angled in the general direction of the ocean” and “ocean view” mean something vastly different in my book - especially when there is a substantial price difference. This, couple with the musty smell overpowering the room, the mere two teabags provided for a two night stay in a room with a full kitchenette, really diminished our stay. We definitely expected better from a major chain such as Mantra.
Elle, au2 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia
Very Good8.0
Rooms are clean but dated. I was not aware that the rooms were not serviced and that you had to pay an extra fee to have the linen changed. Okay for an over night stay but would not recommend for longer term without the servicing which adds to the overall cost.
Ange, au4 night trip
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia
Mantra Esplanade Cairns
Had a great time and the hotel was so close to everything it made it so easy to get around on foot. Heaps of restaurants to choose from and a lively view from our room. One tiny little complaint- the gym equipment needs to be checked.
Anne, au3 night trip

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Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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