a traveler from Travelocity.com
on December 11, 2009
We stayed four days at the Shangri La during November 2009. Since this is the off-season for tropical Oz, the price was competitive. Our room was inside overlooking the pool and came with a nice balcony. Breakfast was good but pricey (as is all food in Australia, be prepared for sticker shock!) One of the BEST ASPECTS of the hotel is their early arrival/late departure lounge. With a before noon check-out but a flight that didn't leave until 7:30 p.m. the lounge made a hugh difference in terms of travel comfort.
For what it is worth, people who live in Cairns appear to consider this the top hotel in town and our stay would do nothing to detract from that assessment. Itt akes roughyl 26 hours to flyt to Cairns from the Washington, D.C area. So, the fine staff, clean rooms,
and convenient location were most welocme. We would definiely stay there again.
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