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Cairns Historic Hotels & Accommodation

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Best Cairns Historic Hotels

Pullman Cairns International
5 out of 5
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$161 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"The room was very clean and spacious.Our room was on the 11th floor which look out to the wharf is nice. Only thing missing is the slippers but it might be due to the COVID."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

Pullman Cairns International
Heritage Cairns
3 out of 5
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$109 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4.2/5Excellent! (473 reviews)

"great quiet but cental location,clean modern rooms serviced daily.comfortable bed and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2020

Heritage Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
3.5 out of 5
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$89 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
3.6/5Good! (987 reviews)

"I love the big veranda. I have been here a few times before, it was always with brekkie included, not this time! Costs $10 now for a picnic breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2020

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There are many things to love about Cairns. Home to great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor spaces, there are truly an unlimited number of ways to enjoy your holiday. In addition to its modern-day marvels, Cairns is also known for its rich history. Choose to immerse yourself in local life firsthand by booking your stay at one of the best historic hotels in Cairns.

Historic accommodation in Cairns will lend an air of glamour to your stay. As you stroll through the lobby, notice the refined lighting fixtures and intricate floor detailing that have been preserved over the years. The elegant amenities extend to your room, where you may enjoy vintage styling and opulent touches that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. After taking the time to unpack and relax in your room, venture out into the streets of Cairns to explore the many landmarks and museums that also bring you back to yesteryear.

Whether you spend your time brushing up on local lore or simply want to experience the stately atmosphere of a Cairns historic hotel, we’ve got you covered. We have an array of properties offering the amenities and vintage vibes you crave, and that are well-suited for both solo travel and for meeting the needs of you and your entire travel party. Boasting contemporary luxuries as well as well-preserved pieces of history, we have Cairns accommodation in a historic setting that will make your next holiday one for the books.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Cairns?
You’ll probably want to seek out the places with historical relevance during your holiday in Cairns. And while you’re here, you can visit the major shopping area and beautiful coral reefs. You can also take some time in this family-friendly area to enjoy the popular beaches.
Where's the best place to stay in Cairns that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Dreamtime Travellers Rest Hostel is a top property for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it features an outdoor pool and free parking. Cairns Regional Gallery is a short 11-minute walk away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Hides Hotel Cairns and Heritage Cairns.
How many historical hotels will I find in Cairns?
In Cairns, you’ll find 948 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 52 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights to visit in Cairns?
Landmarks like Cairns Regional Gallery and Tjapukai Cultural Park in Cairns might be worth a visit. Cultural venues include Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and The Cultural Place. Other popular sights include Cairns Esplanade and Palm Cove Beach.
What is a historic hotel like in Cairns?
Historic hotels give guests a chance to stay in a place that’s been recognised with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as palaces, castles, stately homes or even lodges, pubs or skyscrapers — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Cairns usually retain original elements like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value along with how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Cairns have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the usual amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Cairns, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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