The Mantra Trilogy consists of three blocks of apartments. Some have balconies which provide a (sideways) view of the sea, and some don't. The central area contains a swimming pool (not much used in August, due to chilly winds).
I stayed for three nights, so I could visit the Barrier Reef and Daintree rain forest on successive days.
The reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful, answering all queries about hotel facilities and about Cairns.
Stayed almost a week on business and got to play on the reef and in the rapids. Awesome location, shuttle buses pick you up at the lobby for all excursions and a short walk to everything that is fun in Cairns. Great breakfast with healthy choices.
Staying at Il Palazzo was a pleasure from start to finish. From Donovan's greeting, personal escort to the room, to touring advice and making actual bookings (no commission!), we loved every minute. The esplanade and public lagoon/pool are a very short walk awStaying at Il Palazzo was a pleasure from start to finish. From Donovan's warm greeting, personal escort to the room, to touring advice and making actual bookings (no commission!), we loved every minute. Cairn's famous esplanade and public lagoon/pool are a very short walk away. Il Palazzo's heated pool with lovely deck area was a delightful way to relax and unwind. We greatly appreciated the in-room washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, etc. We did not take advantage of the kitchen facilities, other than the refirgerator. The room was clean and comfortable in every way. We would definitely stay at Il Palazzo again, and we recommend it unreservedly.
Regarding tours, you will notice several tour agencies in downtown Cairns that use the international standard letter I to indicate "Information". This is in fact somewhat misleading. These are not government tourist information centres but private businesses that charge a commission for any bookings you might make. I am not at all against private enterprise, but you can, of course, make your own bookings directly. Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef trip was a life highlight.
"Excellent Waterfront Cairns location,walk to wharf"
6 days in tropical Nth Qld with hire care to explore Port Douglas, Daintree, The Tablelands, The Cassowary Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. During school holidays, many of the attractions were busy but we found the locals were keen to please. A Quicksilver visit to Agincort Reef was the highlight. The wonderful weather and friendly atmosphere of Cairns made our visit very memorable.
excellent - the lady on reception was fabulous and helped us with booking our great barrier reef tour and kuranda tour. She also suggested a couple of places that were good to eat - her local knowledge was invaluable and nothing ever seemed too much trouble.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable - we were very happy with our choice of accomodation especially for the price we paid.
chris from Melbourne VIC, Australia
500 metres from Cairns city centre, this apartment style hotel is 30 km from the Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda …More
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