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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Queensland, Australia

At a glance

Modern, sophisticated and unique, the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns is a unique waterfront location with uninterrupted marina views over the Coral Sea extending to the rainforest mountains beyond. The hotel features a number of indoor and outdoor venues, suitable for any style and size wedding celebration.


Located on the  in the heart of Cairns, this five-star hotel is situated next to the Reef Fleet terminal where most of the day and overnight boats depart to the Great Barrier Reef. Shangri-La Hotel sits on the southern end of the vibrant Cairns Esplanade which ensures tranquillity for guests. The Pier Shopping centre is at the hotel's doorstep and the centre of city is just a short walk away. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the Cairns Convention Centre and 10 minutes’ drive from the Cairns International Airport, the Shangri-La Hotel Cairns is designed with guest convenience in mind.

Couples on a romantic getaway will love

Couples on a romantic getaway will love the hotel's rooms, all with balconies or terraces spilling out to the botanic gardens. All rooms have a view, either to the city, the bay or the marina and those facing the inside of the building have a beautiful view of the pool and the Botanic Gardens.

Marina facing rooms are the most popular for romantic getaway as couples can sit on the balcony and watch the reef boats return from their day trips as the sun is setting.

Cairns Accommodation

The Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns features a wide variety of luxurious modern rooms with stunning views either of the city or the marina. Guests can choose from suites,Deluxe Rooms andHorizon Club Rooms on the Executive Floor (that include access to the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge).

Best room for two for a romantic escape

The Horizon Club Rooms and suites are the perfect indulgence for your romantic getaway and are the most spacious accommodation option at the hotel. With exclusive Horizon Club privileges, these rooms are ideal for guests seeking that extra element of service and attention.

Picture yourself waking up to views of the Coral Sea and the Marina without leaving your bed. Enjoy a light buffet breakfast in the Executive Lounge, and in the evening delight in delicious canapés and drinks, all included. The Horizon Club Rooms and Suites are beautifully appointed with modern furnishings reflecting the tropical waterfront environment.

Dining and Leisure

The Backyard offers a myriad of dining options. Relax at The Backyard Public Bar, with a quick meal and drink while enjoying uninterrupted views of the waterfront and take in the gorgeous marina views and mountain range beyond. 

Enjoy the great outdoors? Then head to The Backyard Garden & Grill where you can have a mojito straight from our container bar - the iconic service point of the beer garden area.

If you want to sit down and be waited on; The Backyard Deck is a must. Their signature dish, the Platter of Shells is the ideal dish for two people to share. Or order a selection of small plates and taste our unique menu.

The Backyard Kiosk offers all the healthy options you can expect from an espresso bar; like specialty teas, coffees, smoothies, fruit juices and a selection of protein bars and slices. Grab and go or sit in and relax.


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