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Get an overview of this hotel4-star family-friendly hotel near Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens


This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Base Hospital. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free self parking, a free area shuttle, and a free shopping center shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 173 rooms feature comforts like Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, while conveniences include refrigerators and coffee makers. Balconies and 24-hour room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade Cairns North QLD 4870

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Event facilities measuring 3175 square feet (295 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. An area shuttle within 3 km and a shopping center shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 173 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Express check-in 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3175 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) buffet 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 295 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Year Built 1986 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( AUD 19 per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( AUD 19 per day )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Teshi's Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Blue Mango Cafe Wine Bar - This bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night
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.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 27.50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 19 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 19 per day (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 41 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.

Hotel Name

  • Cairns Harbourside
  • Cairns Mercure
  • Cairns Mercure Harbourside
  • Harbourside Cairns
  • Mercure Cairns
  • Mercure Cairns Harbourside
  • Mercure Harbourside
  • Mercure Harbourside Cairns
  • Mercure Harbourside Hotel
  • Mercure Harbourside Hotel Cairns
  • Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

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

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