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Room type

Superior Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Executive Marina Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Horizon Club, Marina View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Superior Room, Sea View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Deluxe Room, Marina View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotelModern setting on marina hub

Esplanade precinct

With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention venue, and watercraft tour terminals.

Three pools

Two main pools, one at 22 metres, and the other a freeform shape, are set amid garden surroundings and are complemented by a children's pool; an alfresco restaurant overlooks the marina.

Italian marble

Oversized tubs and separate showers are in all bathrooms, which feature vanity areas finished in Italian marble; all guestrooms include separate sitting areas with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located on the waterfront, Shangri-La hotel, The Marina, Cairns is built within a complex that also offers retail outlets, banking ATMs, restaurants, and gift shops. Three elevators transfer guests across five floors to access 256 guestrooms, a club lounge, 12 meeting rooms, and business facilities. Other guest services include concierge, Internet access, dry cleaning, 24-hour room service, currency exchange, and airport transportation available on request. An on-site bar provides light entertainment. A ferry terminal is nearby. Child minding can be arranged upon request.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 12 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 16 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Picnic area 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 256 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Slippers 
  • Video-game console 

Where to Eat

North Food & Wine - Located at lobby level, overlooking the Marina, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner from early morning till late. Dining includes a buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch menu, and Australasian cuisine for dinner. Japanese buffet is also available. Alfresco dining on the deck offers views of the marina and mountains. Open kitchens allow guests to view chef activity, and the bar serves a selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, along with light snacks.

Pool Bar - At level one, adjacent to the swimming pool area, the bar provides a range of cocktails, other beverages, and light snacks, from late morning till early evening.

Nearby Things to Do

Nearby recreational opportunities include the 3-km boardwalk along the Esplanade for walking/jogging, workout areas positioned along the boardwalk, a public saltwater lagoon pool, and an unsupervised children's playground. Aerobics takes place at the Esplanade in outdoor classes, and admission can be arranged through reception. Basketball is available within 1 km of the hotel at the convention facility/stadium, where racquet sports are also available, including squash. Bicycle rentals are available in the city, within 2 km of the hotel.

Marlin Marina, directly outside the hotel, is the pick-up and drop-off area for various water sports activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling, and helicopter sightseeing is also located at the marina, within 200 meters of the hotel. Fishing charters can also be arranged at the marina. A golf driving range is available at Half Moon Bay Golf Course, within 8 km. Hiking/biking trails are at Red Arrow, a mountain walk within 5 km of the hotel.

Bird watching opportunities are available at the Esplanade and also at Centennial Lakes, within 7 km of the hotel. The Botanical Gardens offers a range of walking tracks, and Centennial Lakes includes a boardwalk through swamp areas. The hotel can assist with tours that include horse riding, sky diving, rafting, and canoeing, all within 10 km of the hotel, at Yorkey's Knob and other locations. Tours to the Great Barrier Reef, which is approximately 30 nautical km, or 80 minutes by boat, can also be arranged. Golf is available for nonmembers at the Paradise Palms golf course, located approximately 15 km from the hotel.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 

Hotel Policies


Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60 per night.

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

24-hour check-in


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: AUD 36 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 80.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 20.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 25.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 48
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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