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1 room, 2 adults

Boatel Cairns

3-star3 stars
Berth H15 Sailfish Quay, Marlin Marina, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia

3-star houseboat with bar/lounge, near Cairns Esplanade
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Queensland may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • My stay here was excellent. Gary went out of his way to be sure I was comfortable and…Mar 19, 2020
  • Gary attended to our every need. Always available and advice on area events and places to…Mar 3, 2020

Boatel Cairns

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$188
  • Double Cabin with Ensuite
  • Double Plus Bunk
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Double Bunk
  • Standard Twin Room

What’s around Boatel Cairns


  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Esplanade - 10 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 8 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 10 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 15 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 13 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 17 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 17 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 19 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Queensland may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM*


  • No onsite parking

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

  • Street parking available

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Marina on site
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Boatel Cairns’s small print

Also known as

  • Boatel Cairns Houseboat
  • Boatel Cairns Cairns
  • Boatel Cairns Houseboat
  • Boatel Cairns Houseboat Cairns


This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 24 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Boatel Cairns

  • Does Boatel Cairns offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Boatel Cairns does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Boatel Cairns?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Boatel Cairns.
  • Are pets allowed at Boatel Cairns?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Boatel Cairns?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Boatel Cairns?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Prawn Star (4-min walk), Salt House (4-min walk), and Vivaldis Restaurant (5-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Boatel Cairns?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM on request.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Boatel Cairns?
    No, this houseboat doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (4-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (6-min drive) are both nearby.
  • What is there to do at Boatel Cairns and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 6 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Agatha Christie Set
Top banana! Great location. Wonderfully eclectic mix of guests. It's afloat, it's a working boat. Host was great.
ian, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spectacular position and service.
Wonderful service! Friendly, helpful host. Very clean. Personal service. Spectacular position. Nothing negative to say........
Karen, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kathryn, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Annette, dk7 night trip

Boatel Cairns