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What We Love

  • Hotel apartments have their own kitchenettes, ideal for independent travelers
  • There are four waterfront restaurants, offering Australian, Indian, North African, or Italian dining
  • The airy, minimalist decor and serene pool

What To Know

  • The property features exclusively non-smoking rooms
  • The hotel can arrange tennis and golf lessons nearby
  • Ask for a water view on a high floor if your budget allows


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Contemporary apartment-style hotel overlooking Cairns' marina with four waterfront restaurants

The Lowdown

This modern, minimalist hotel on the Cairns waterfront in Australia’s Queensland is located in a complex that includes the city’s marina, as well as a number of privately-owned condominium properties. The hotel itself is full-service, offering traditional hotel rooms as well as one to three bedroom apartments with their own kitchens. As the property is convenient for the Cairns convention center, business travelers are catered for, but leisure-seekers will love soaking in the sun or watching sleek yachts and imposing cruise ships as they come into port from one of Harbour Lights’ waterside restaurants.

In the Area

Eco-adventurers head to Queensland for its rugged tropical beauty, rich Aboriginal history, and to explore the jewel in its crown, the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is their gateway city, providing a comfortable oasis in range of a wealth of jaw-dropping natural sights. In town, explore the city’s waterfront esplanade (there are public pools along the way for those put off by the ‘Avoid the crocodiles’ signage near the oceanfront.) Port Douglas, an hour’s drive away along dramatic coastal roads overlooking the Coral Sea, boasts splendid beaches, the stunning Cape Tribulation, and the Daintree Rainforest.

How to Get There

Cairns Harbour Lights
1 Marlin Parade
Cairns, 4870 Australia


4.0 Very Good 888 Reviews
Best Location
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel is my main stay when I'm in Cairns. Everything about this place is great! the Location is amazing! Everything is a stroll away. The rooms are very clean and the property is well maintained. It has open air walkways to your room which have a unique design around a huge courtyard this makes it spacious and very pleasant. I stay in an upper level apartment, its fully self contained and lacks nothing but a Gourmet Chef..... but there are plenty of them just around the corner.

Reviewed 7 days ago

Very central to many eateries and not a long walk to the night markets. The room as very neat. Only trouble was being short I found it difficult to reach many of the crockery in the cupboards as they were very high up. The receptionist when we checked in very very pleasant.

Birthday Celebration
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hotel to celebrate my birthday and friends birthday but we had terrible experience. They are as follow:- Incompetent staff, rubbish left in the room, faulty aircon and electric stove, we had a rude and arrogant security. Good thing about is they gave me back the full amount i paid. Thanks to Hayley😀

Very nice hotel within walking distance of most things Cairns.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well equipped hotel, apartment style hotel. Daily maid service. Convenient walk to boat harbour, CBD pick up for all tours we did. Very warm so carry water. If you are a quilter walk to Paperbark Woman fabric store for great Aboriginal fabric prints at good prices. The will cut to your desires and include story of each design.

Quick stay but very cosy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two night at the Cairns harbour lights, the hotel was very clean, neat and had some fine art work. Rooms were spacious and modern. The staff were helpful and friendly. Unfortunately they do not have a buffet breakfast on offer however there were restaurants that offered fine dining at a reasonable price