Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

5 Star Australian AAA Rated

Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD, 4870


Ideally located in the heart of Cairns, the Shangri-La Hotel overlooks Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and the green mountains that frame this jewel of a city, famous as a jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef. The hotel, which recently completed a comprehensive AU$35 million redevelopment is a 10-minute drive to Cairns International Airport, a moment's walk to the Cairns Convention Centre, and a short stroll to the Esplanade Lagoon, Pier Shopping, Pier Dining Promenade and Great Barrier Reef Departure Terminal.

The upgraded hotel offers airy, modern accommodations with elegant furniture and spectacular views of the Marina. And with the renowned Horizon Club, Shangri-La is the only hotel in the area to offer a true five-star club floor facility. Also new is Tides Seafood & Grill, offering exquisite dining along the Cairns waterfront. Other revitalisations to the property include upgrades to the hotel suites and the hotel's meeting and banquet rooms, making the hotel a top-tier location for business and leisure travellers alike.

The Shangri-La Hotel offers 255 spacious and inviting guest rooms and suites. All rooms have private balconies along with memorable views of the city, the hotel's tropical gardens, Trinity Bay or Marlin Marina. All rooms are decorated with local artworks that express the natural beauty of the Tropical North. Standard Room Features include Broadband and wireless Internet access, In-house movie channels, and Sony PlayStation game system. Coffee/tea making facilities, and Mini-bar. Full-size executive writing desk, International direct dial telephone, Independent fax line, Voice mail, and Electronic safe. Balcony with city, garden or water views. 200-threadcount sheets wtih 100% Egyptian cotton, Pillow menu, Separate shower and bath, and Shangri-La toiletries.

Our experienced staff at caters to the needs of guests by providing an extensive range of services and facilities 24-hour Room Service, Airport Transfer, Business Centre, City Shuttle Service, Complimentary Shoeshine Service, Conference Facilities, Express Check-in and Check-out, Facilities for the Disabled, Foreign Exchange Counter, Laundry & Valet Service, Non-smoking Rooms, Parking Facilities, Postal / Courier Service, Safe Deposit Box, Shopping Arcade, Taxi & Limousine Service, and Travel Agency / Tour Desk

Room Descriptions

Deluxe Marina View Rooms

FREE INTERNET ACCESS & FREE PARKING in a chic modern designed large 32sqm Deluxe Room with Marina views and a Spacious Balcony. LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING VALUE YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THE HORIZON CLUB ROOMS

Executive Suite

FREE INTERNET ACCESS & FREE PARKING. Our Executive Suites have views of the City, Trinity Inlet or Marina all with a Spacious Balcony.

Horizon Club

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, EVENING CANAPES & DRINKS in the Horizon Club Lounge along with FREE INTERNET ACCESS & FREE PARKING. In Far Norths Queensland's most contemporary accommodation with Water views & Spacious Balcony.

Passionate Escape

Experience the Shangri-la & Great Barrier Reef together. Includes a full day reef trip for 2 Adults on board Passions of Paradise a 25 meter sailing Catamaran, Complimentary glass bottom boat tour & A Bottle of red wine in the room on arrival.

Rejuvenate Package

This package includes one nights accommodation in a Superior Room, A 60 minute massage for one, a $90 dinner credit per day in Tides Restaurant & Complimentary use of the gym, spa, sauna & swimming pool.



Superior Bayview Rooms

FREE INTERNET ACCESS & FREE PARKING in a chic modern designed large 32sqm Superior Room with Water views and a Spacious Balcony. LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING VALUE YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THE HORIZON CLUB ROOMS

Superior Min 2 Nights Stay

Bright airy rooms featuring natural lighting, overlooking either Cairns City, the tropical hotel gardens or outdoor swimming pool. 1 x King or 2 x Queen beds. Rates based on 2 people. Maximum 3 people per room. (Extra person $40.00 per night)

Tropical Balcony Package

An ideal choice for couples who do not wish to leave the comfort of their room for breakfast. This package includes one nights stay in a Horizon Club room for 2 adults & a Tropical Breakfast Delivered to your room & served on the Balcony in the Morning

Business Facilities

Business Centre

The Business Centre at the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns offers state-of-the-art equipment and around-the-clock service. If there is something you need handled immediately, our staff will do everything possible to assist you. Business amenities include A/V equipment, Binding services, Computers with broadband access, including Apple Macintosh, Conference call/Videoconferencing facilities, Courier services, Facsimile services, Internet service, Laser printing, LCD projector, Meeting rooms/boardrooms, Mobile phones, Overhead projector, Photocopier, Photocopying services, Printers, Scanning, Slide projector, and Word processing/translation/interpretation services

Check In Instructions

Check in is at 2 pm. Reservations will be held until 4 pm on day of arrival (Cairns time) unless guaranteed by a credit card or deposit. Check-out is at 11 am.

Children and Extra Guests Details

Cots for infants to age 3 will also be provided on a complimentary basis.

Extra guest is charged an additional $40 per night.

Car Parking Details

Undercover, Valet, and Off-Street parking available for our guests at Shangri-La Marina, Cairns.

Travel Directions

Directions from the Airport

Head west on Tom McDonald Dr - Turn left to stay on Tom McDonald Dr - Turn left at Captain Cook Hwy - Turn left at Florence St - Go through 2 roundabouts - Turn right at Esplanade - Turn left at Spence St - Spence St turns slightly left and becomes Pier Point Rd

Things To Do


As an international port, Cairns offers the best in duty-free as well as locally-made products. In addition to a central business district and Pier Marketplace, there are five regional shopping centres close by. Enquire with our hotel staff regarding the best place to procure authentic and high quality goods.

Flecker Botanic Gardens

These lush tropical gardens specialise in gingers and palms, and has a stunning collection of native and exotic plants. Guided tours are available on weekdays, and therea re also self-guided walking tours. The on-site café is an excellent place to have breakfast.

Tjapukai Cultural Park

Owned and operated by Aborigines, the Tjapukai Cultural Park is a fantastic way to learn about and experience Australias native cultures. Shows are told using giant holograms and feature demonstrations of the corroboree and boomerangand also spear throwing. The retail gallery sells authentic digeridoos.

Cairns Regional Gallery

The Cairns Regional Gallery is housed in a wonderful heritage building, and offers exhibits focusing on indigenous art.

  • 24 Hr Front Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business centre
  • Car parking (fees may apply)
  • Conference facilities
  • Currency exchange services
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dry cleaning facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Internet access
  • Lifts
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Tour Desk