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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

The most accessible hotel to the Great Barrier Reef, located on the marina in the heart of Cairns, the five-star Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is the ultimate place to stay for business or pleasure.

Experience the warmth of genuine Australian hospitality at the Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns. Prominently situated on the marina, providing guests with both a direct gateway to the reef, tours and attractions and the perfect Cairns getaway. 

Whether taking a refreshing swim in the private pool, surrounding yourself with the gentle lapping of waves against the boats; taking in the breathtaking views of the marina and mountains or savoring the taste of the contemporary Australian table at The Backyard Restaurant & Bar, the Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, is guaranteed to stimulate all your senses.

Adjacent to Reef Fleet Terminal and esplanade; 5 minute walk to city centre;10 minute walk to Cairns Convention Centre; 10 minute drive to Cairns Domestic and International Airports.
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Room Information

The hotel comprises of 255 spacious guest rooms and suites, all with balconies and most with water views. All guest rooms have been renovated and have a modern sophisticated appeal with nautical accents, bringing the outdoor in. Guest rooms have spectacular views over Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay, Cairns City, rainforest gardens or the hotel’s sparkling pool.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.

Guest Room Features
  • All rooms have a balcony or courtyard
  • "Backyard Eats" - In room catering delivery; available for breakfast from 6am-11:00am; and all day dining from 11.00am-10.00pm;
  • Electronic safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities including Nespresso machine
  • Iron and ironing board
Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe Rooms are generously sized and feature a balcony or courtyard. City or Garden Views are available.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms
Deluxe Sea View Rooms feature ocean and esplanade view and a balcony.

Executive Marina View Rooms
Executive Marina View Rooms exude luxury and contemporary elegance with stunning uninterrupted views of Marlin Marina and rainforest clad mountains.

Horizon Club Rooms & Suites
Our premium Horizon Club Rooms and Suites boast spacious, contemporary design and magnificent eye-level marina views. Oversized balconies, a view from the bathtub and full Horizon Club Lounge access set new levels of luxury.

Executive Suites
With large balconies and spacious lounge areas, Executive Suites provide the perfect space for
indulgence in ocean side living.

One Bedroom Suites
These extra spacious suites offer city and bay views from the balcony, a separate bedroom and a large bathroom with separate shower and bath.

The Royal Suite
Offering outstanding levels of elegance, sophistication and luxury - The Royal Suite provides sweeping views of the Marlin Marina. The suite features a luxury bedroom with marble ensuite and spa bath, separate lounge room with large dining area, fully equipped butler kitchen and wrap around balcony. Guests also enjoy full Horizon Club Lounge benefits.

Things To Do

With two World Heritage Listed areas at its doorstep, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cairns offers numerous attractions. There are a range of tour operators offering a variety of experiences; from adrenaline-pumping activities such as rafting, bungee jumping and four wheel drive tours to the more sedate, river cruises and rainforest walks. There’s also a world-class mountain bike trails and a golf course located approximately 25 minutes from the hotel. Adjacent to the hotel you will find a helipad that can transport you to the Great Barrier Reef in minutes.

Horizon Club and Lounge
Horizon Club Rooms and all Suite guests enjoy Shangri-La’s unique spirit of hospitality, exclusive amenities and access to the private lounge where a light buffet breakfast is served, all day beverages and evening canapés can be enjoyed.

Recreation Facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool and pool bar
  • Children’s pool
  • Table Tennis
  • 24-hour gymnasium


The Backyard Restaurant & Bar
The Backyard has a vibrant, funky feel with a distinct local North Queensland personality. The cuisine epitomizes the contemporary Australian table featuring dishes designed to utilize local produce. Energetic and laid back during the afternoon - upbeat tempo and lively at night time. With a choice of airy seating areas guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the waterfront. The outdoor bar is the service point of the garden area featuring a custom made BBQ and smoker, giving customers a unique outdoor experience year round; perfect for social functions.

The Backyard offers inside and outdoor seating with various service options:
  • The Restaurant - A la carte modern Australian
  • The Bar and Garden- Bar service, bar nibbles, BBQ plates and unique container bar
  • The Kiosk - Barista coffee and specialty teas



Cairns, Queensland, Australia



Available Amenities:

Business Center

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

On-Site Dining

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.