This resort hotel is located in the middle of central Cairns. It is not right along the main drag on The Esplanade, but this may be seen as a blessing because you are not enveloped in the crush of tourists. The property consists of several mid-rise buildings with a total of 314 guest rooms, centered about a cool free-form pool with its own fake "beach" and a swim-up bar. The pool is indeed an oasis, a fine place for a relaxing dip after a long hot day traveling under the sun. The grounds are attractively landscaped with some lovely palm trees and gardens.
The typical room has a tropical look, with colorful fabrics, rattan chairs, and comfy beds with whimsically carved headboards depicting stars, crescents and waves. The reasonably spacious standard room has TV, writing table, in-room safe, minibar, and coffee maker. Each room has an outdoor balcony overlooking the pool or the lush mountains nearby, and the air conditioning is very cold!
The staff members at the Oasis Resort were friendly and very helpful with our questions. The main lobby area features a gift shop and a tour desk, where someone can help you arrange one of the many excursions in and around Cairns. There is a workout room, restaurant and bar on-site. The free parking garage is underground on the lower level, which also contains a self-wash laundry room.
The Oasis Resort is not the most luxurious hotel, but it is a very comfortable place to stay and is not a bad value for the rate.