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Shangri-La at the Marina

Ideally situated in the city center on the Marlin Marina connected to The Pier shopping complex and adjacent to the Trinity Bay Esplanade, the Shangri-La Hotel serves as an ideal gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns. The Shangri-La is just 10 minutes' drive from the Cairns International Airport and is a fantastic option for short stays and overnight transits.

When Shangri-La took over the excellent location of its hotel it embarked on an extensive refurbishment program to the tune of $35 million, which saw the upgrade of existing facilities and the construction of exciting new ones such as Tides Restaurant & Bar, the Hotel Lobby Bar, renovations of all existing guest rooms as well as the new Horizon Club rooms.

The Shangri-La has 256 spacious guest rooms and suites with great views of the Marlin Marina, tranquil Trinity Bay, the Rainforest Gardens, or the pool.

All rooms have private balconies with deck chairs and the hotel has a wide range of facilities such as a gymnasium, a swimming pool and 24-hour room service.


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Tour ideas in Cairns

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Shangri-La at the Marina as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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