Cairns Harbour Lights

1 Marlin ParadeCairns4870 Australia
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About Cairns Harbour Lights

The Cairns Harbour Lights hotel is located on the water next to Cairns Marina and Harbour, close to popular restaurants and bars.

Elegant contemporary rooms feature modern amenities including air-conditioning, flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Superior apartments feature additional amenities of kitchenettes, washer/dryers with expansive views of the harbour.

Guests have exclusive use of the outdoor pool and hot tub and there is also a gym and sauna.  The Cairns Harbour Lights offers guests free parking.

The hotel recommends a number of restaurants located under the hotel in the same complex with local favourites being Dundees on the Waterfront, Mecca Bar and the Salt House. The Cairns Reef Hotel Casino also has a number of dining options and is only a three minute walk from the hotel.

The Cairns International Airport is a 20 minute drive from the hotel.  Local attractions not to be missed include a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and a visit to the Cairns Night Markets.


1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, 4870 , Australia
Telephone: +61(7)40570800 | Fax: +61(7)40570899 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Supermarket
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great Views

The hotel is right on the Cairns Marina with many of the rooms enjoying sweeping water views and many of the comments left by previous guests who stayed here gushed about what gorgeous views they enjoyed from their balconies.

Convenient to Restaurants

Guests left positive comments about how convenient the access to restaurants was from the hotel and they also left remarks about how close all of the shops in central Cairns were including how easy it was to visit the night markets and the Cairns Lagoon.

Good Amenities

A number of previous guests who had time to use the hotel's amenities wrote positive comments about how modern and well maintained the gym, pool and sauna were and that they enjoyed their time there relaxing here.

Negative Reviews

Small Rooms

There were a number of comments from visitors who were disappointed with the room that they were allocated which they thought was small for the price paid, with a cramped balcony.  Seasoned travellers also thought that air-conditioning was a little on the noisy side.

Limited Car Parking

Visitors stopping in Cairns on a driving tour of the area where a little annoyed that car parking was on a first come - first served basis with limited spaces allocated for hotel guests. There is also a shopping centre in the complex which some felt also limited that available spaces. These guests would have preferred guaranteed parking as part of their room tariff.

Limited Housekeeping

A number of people were concerned that housekeeping was not a daily occurrence and that the cleaning that was provided on a three day rotatonal basis did not live up to their expectations.

Rating Overview

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8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 1221 reviews