Also located on the Esplanade, directly across the road from Riley, the Cairns Plaza Hotel is a convenient cost-conscious option.
The Plaza is an independently-owned hotel, with friendly and helpful staff, and is a short walk to Cairns dining and shopping precincts and attractions such as the Aquarium, Art Gallery and Cairns Marina. There are three room types, and all rooms are extremely spacious.
Suites: $230.00 per room night
Spacious and light filled, waterview suites offer stunning views over Trinity Bay. The units feature a separate lounge with kitchenette (microwave cooking only), two spacious balconies, plus a queen-size bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Sleeps 2.
Standard Room: $190.00 per room night
A spacious room with a balcony and city, mountain or partial water views. Includes a double and a single bed, an ensuite bathroom, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2.
Studios: $210.00 per room night
Suits a family or group of dive buddies – a larger-style room containing either one double bed and two single beds or four single beds. All studio rooms feature an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette (microwave cooking only).