Looking for a centrally located Cairns hotel with stunning views? You can’t go past Shangri-la The Marina.
Shangri-la The Marina Cairns boasts an immersive experience for visitors with its exotic mix of culture, activities and luxury accommodation. Not only does it offer first class amenities for a relaxing escape, guests are enticed further by nearby tourist attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and the Kuranda Scenic Rail journey through World Heritage tropical rainforest.
And what’s even more impressive? Shangri-la Cairns is nestled in a cosmopolitan setting, surrounded by shopping centres and vibrant nightlife scene, an ideal combination for guests of all ages looking to take in beauty and bustle during their stay.
I recently stayed at Shangri-la Sydney and absolutely loved it, so when my travel agent recommended a Shangri-la property for our Cairns getaway, I was excited.
The room was very comfortable, with beautiful views of the marina. The beds were soft and cozy, complete with luxurious sheets and blankets. We felt right at home. And, of course, we could watch the boats come in and out of the marina from our big balcony. It was a spectacular scene!
Our stay at the Shangri-la Marina made for a truly relaxing and enjoyable holiday experience that we’ll never forget.
Rooms at Shangri-la The Marina
Shangri-la Cairns has some of the most beautiful and luxurious rooms in the city. Every room is carefully arranged to provide a relaxing and indulgent experience. With breathtaking views of the serene bay, you can’t help but admire this marvelous landscape. On top of that, all the rooms come with amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, and even bathrobes and slippers for a bit more convenience and class.
Shangri-la The Marina offers several types of rooms to cater to different travellers including:
- Deluxe Room
- Deluxe Room with Sea View
- Executive Marina View
- Horizon Club Room
- Horizon Club Suite
- Executive Suite
- Executive Marina View Suite
- One Bedroom Suite
- Royal Suite
Shangri-la Cairns is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for exceptional amenities in tropical North Queensland. With a heated outdoor pool and children’s pool, Shangri-la Cairns has something for everyone.
Whether you want to relax or take advantage of the resort’s fitness centre, there is plenty of activities available that will ensure your stay is both enjoyable and restful.
Along with spectacular views from each guest room, coffee and tea makers are provided for convenience as well as a fridge to keep your drinks cool.
Shangri-la Cairns offers visitors a variety of dining and drinking options in the picturesque heart of Cairns. Its superbly appointed restaurant “The Backyard Restaurant and Bar” serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, cooked with care and creativity.
One of its most impressive features is its extensive drink selection. From delicious bottled beers to cocktails crafted with care, this bar has something for everyone’s taste buds.
The Pool Bar offers refreshing cocktails and a selection of delicious bar snacks that make it ideal for a light lunch or afternoon snack break. With attentive staff and warm hospitality, a visit here is sure to be an enjoyable experience.
Shangri-la Cairns is also the perfect spot for business travelers due to its range of business facilities. The hotel boasts a variety of meeting rooms that feature everything necessary for productive meetings, conferences and events. These include audio visual equipment, digital projectors, projection screens and complimentary Wi-Fi connection.
Along with these excellent amenities, Shangri-La Cairns offers easy accessibility from airport and railway station as well as centric location in proximity to city center and shopping centers – making them the optimal choice for any corporate vacationers.
Restaurants & Cafes
Whether you’re looking to unwind with some fine dining or grab a quick bite on the go, Shangri-La The Marina provides easy access to all kinds of delicious cuisine!
From the marina, you’re only a short walk from an abundance of cafes and restaurants, each one offering their own unique styles of food to tantalize your taste buds.
Some eateries to check out:
Prawn Star at the Marina is a seafood lover’s paradise! Get all your seafood fix from juicy prawns to delicious oysters, they have it all. With their motto “from the ocean to your plate”, you can be sure that the fish and prawns are as fresh as they come, with most caught daily right off their own boats!
Mondo on the Waterfront
Mondo on the Waterfront offers a unique experience for both locals and tourists. Located right at the Marina, Mondo combines fresh regional seafood with inspired international dishes and views of Trinity Inlet. With its incredible menu selections, expansive outdoor seating and unparalleled atmosphere, it’s no surprise that Mondo has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in the area.
The Salt House is the perfect spot for leisure and relaxation. With its contemporary Australian menus and breathtaking seaside views of Cairns Marlin Marina from the restaurant and bar terrace, you can enjoy a casual lunch or dinner with friends and family. Not only is Salt House well-known for their delicious food, but also for their variety of drinks. Whether you’re looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city or just wanting to share a good meal while enjoying fresh ocean air, Salt House Cairns will be sure to make your experience memorable.
Located near the Boardwalk, Muddy’s Cafe is an unmissable spot for both locals and visitors. Serving up delicious classic breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, it has something for everyone. The barista team craft the perfect cup of coffee with their light-roasted single origin beans and creamy latte art. All food is prepared daily from fresh local ingredients, from the Acai Bowl and GF cakes to the burgers and tacos – all dishes are simply mouth watering!
Boardwalk Social by Crystalbrook
Boardwalk Social by Crystalbrook is an inviting space for friends to gather and enjoy life’s simple pleasures in the heart of Cairns. Featuring a vibrant social hub with bars, restaurants, live music and poolside cabanas, Boardwalk Social offers a place to come together day or night. The alfresco area provides breathtaking views over Trinity Inlet, while indoors, guests can savour contemporary dishes and craft drinks created by the skilled bar team.
Reef Hotel Casino
Nestled in the heart of Cairns, The Reef Hotel Casino offers a one-of-a-kind gaming experience in multiple gaming rooms. Spanning two levels and featuring state-of-the-art technology, spectacular décor and superior sound , this sprawling casino offers something for everyone from casual gamers to high rollers.
Combined with a wide selection of championship-calibre restaurants and bars onsite, your visit to the Reef Hotel Casino will be an experience to remember.
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon & Boardwalk
Surrounded by tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking views of the ocean, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is one of Far North Queensland’s most beloved attractions. With crystal-clear waters and outdoor showers, it provides the perfect place to cool off in the heat of summer – or any time of year. The kids won’t be able to get enough of the sandy beach, whereas adults will surely enjoy swimming or simply soaking up some vitamin D.
Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk and Garden is an idyllic spot for a laid-back barbecue. This popular destination offers well-maintained barbecues situated throughout its picturesque garden, ensuring visitors have plenty of chances to get their grills fired up with some delicious eats.
For an unforgettable on-the-water experience visit NQ Watersports at Marlin Marina! With several varied jetski tours suitable for both beginner and more advanced jetskiers, there is something for everyone. As part of the tour enjoy all the breathtaking views at Marlin Marina – from local sights to nearby rainforest and waterfront locations – as you power your way through the sparkling blue waters. Plus, you’ll get a great introduction to responsible jetski use from NQ Watersports safety instructors.
Great Barrier Reef Cruises
A visit to Cairns is not complete without a trip out on the Great Barrier Reef. The Marina in Cairns offers several cruise options, providing you with the opportunity to witness some of nature’s most remarkable underwater wonders. Cruise around the magnificent reef and explore its unspoiled beauty to get a glimpse of friendly turtles, colorful fish and coral gardens while having a unique experience that you will never forget!
We opted for an outer reef cruise out of Port Douglas with Quicksilver Cruises, which was incredible and I would highly recommend it. However, if you don’t have a lot of time there are a number of Great Barrier Reef experiences you can have directly from your front door, as many cruises leave from The Marina, just outside the Shangri-la hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions about Shangri-la The Marina
Is there parking at Shangri-La Cairns?
Strategically located right in the heart of downtown, the Shangri-la provides ample space for both short and long term stays with easy access to attractions and shopping districts.
With a fully secured dedicated residence car park, public parking bays available and a valet service at the hotel, you can always find a place to park your vehicle.
How much does it cost to park at the Pier Cairns?
Shangri-la The Marina offers parking for $20 per day with unlimited entry and exits.
Does Shangri-la The Marina offer any business services?
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns offers a wide range of business services for your convenience. Whether you’re looking for a place to host a meeting or conference, or an entrepreneur just starting out and needing a place to establish a workspace, Shangri-La The Marina is sure to have everything you need. From their full array of office amenities to high-end audio and visual equipment and state-of-the-art technology services, they can cater to all of your professional needs. With flexible room sizes, you can easily host a small gathering or large event – whatever is necessary to get the job done.
What time is check-in at Shangri-la The Marina?
How far is Shangri-la The Marina from Cairns Airport?
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, is approximately a 15-minute drive by road from Cairns Airport.
Stay at Shangri-la The Marina
Shangri-la The Marina is an excellent hotel with plenty of great features and amenities to suit any traveler. With its convenient location, stunning views, and wonderful staff, it’s no wonder that this hotel continues to be one of the most popular choices among travelers. Have you had a chance to stay at Shangri-la The Marina? What did you think?
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