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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.
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.
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.
- Spacious guestrooms
- Comfortable rooms
- Good location
- Helpful staff
- Guestrooms were a little noisy
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
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 255 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
- Total number of rooms - 255
- Number of floors - 5
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Fitness facilities
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Free WiFi
- Pool umbrellas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Computer station
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms 12
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Poolside bar
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference center
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Pool sun loungers
- Number of meeting rooms - 16
- Shopping on site
- Children's pool
- Outdoor pool
- Wedding services
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Children's pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Daily housekeeping
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Satellite TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- Free WiFi
- Room service (24 hours)
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
- Pillow menu
- LCD TV
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
North Bar & Kitchen - 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
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60 per night.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
- Deposit: AUD 100 per night
- Resort fee
- Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 36 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: AUD 20.00 per day
- Valet parking fee: AUD 25.00 per day
- Late check-out fee: AUD 65
- Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60 per night
- Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
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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. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.