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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 897 Reviews
Perfect room with an amazing outlook
Reviewed 1 day ago

We were in a room on the second floor and we loved it - awesome views and a great sized apartment
Bed was super comfy and the shower was great too !
I’m never a fan of toilets in the bathroom but it often is the way
Loved the accessibility and the great location
Highly recommend eating at Ochre downstairs

Never Again
Reviewed 5 days ago

The only good thing about staying here is that I can tick off “ Staying in the smallest room in the world” off my list of things to do!

The desk was so small I could not fit my laptop on it.

Very little parking was available.

Overall I was disappointed and will choose other options in Cairns.

Cairns Harbour Lights
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cairns Harbour Lights was very clean, the bed was comfortable. The view from the second floor was ok of Trinity Inlet but if your looking for a view I would not recommend the lower floors. The hotel was close to the casino and esplanade and a short walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Overall a nice place to stay.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent spacious rooms and a decent bed!!The rooms are generously sized (not the usual standard hotel configuration), two TVs!! And a really comfortable queen bed with plenty of pillows. Good quality minibar/ not an empty fridge.

Always tidy clean and a great location
Reviewed 1 month ago

Been here many times. It’s a great location to restaurants and it has all the things I need. I travel for business and it’s got a good gym, pool and good sized apartment. Self contained as well if I want to cook. I definitely will be coming back.