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85 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 67 hotels in Cairns
Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, is the younger sibling to Riley and Bailey and like many younger siblings, Flynn likes being the social butterfly and doesn’t mind showing off from time to time. Exquisite glass swimming pools facing the Esplanade to splash in is just one example of how Flynn likes to engage. Staying with Flynn is a stimulating experience. Flynn likes to entertain our guests… not just accommodate them. Guests can be assured of truly dynamic food and drink experiences – there is always a DJ ready to play and a martini ready to be shaken (or stirred). Just steps from the Esplanade boardwalk, Flynn enjoys modern living through attitude, design, technology and a passion for a better world – or what we call #responsibleluxury. That means no plastic straws, water bottles or guest-room key cards, using technology to reduce paper, providing large-pump amenities bottles (saving more than 250,000 plastic bottles each year) and partnering with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, TerraCycle, OzHarvest and Containers for Change. Flynn likes to show off online too so, of course, fast and free Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces throughout the hotel. Each room and suite also has an Apple iPad control centre, Staycast by Google for video streaming, access to hundreds of complimentary movies and Nespresso machines (naturally with recyclable pods). A dining experience at Flynn is not simply a reflection of the local culture, but a representation of the ever-changing natural surrounds of Cairns. Featuring local flavours and a mouth-watering selection of cuisine, the culinary options are unsurpassed. Satisfy your carb-cravings with a hearty Italian spread at Flynn’s, treat yourself with a divine high tea tower at Whiskey and Wine, or feast on a smorgasbord of tasty treats at Boardwalk Social. There’s something for everyone. The impressive assortment of local and imported wines offered at our distinguished on-site bars will leave you spoiled for choice, but if wine isn’t your thing, the creative cocktail concoctions will not disappoint.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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busybsbrown wrote a review Yesterday
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Hotel and staff and location great My only criticism is the pools as nice as they look are way to cold For all the money invested why didnt they just put some solar panels on the roof area and heat them a bit Lots of guests visited that area only to be bitterly dissapointed that the water is so cold and not at all enjoyable. Would have loved to have a swim every morning I went to the lagoon everyday water was beautiful The only other thing ditch the coffee maker and put in a microwave just for heating up some food . Loved cairns but wont be back to the flynn sorry Unless they do something with the pools
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
tal63goldCoast wrote a review 3 May
gold Coast78 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights on a Luxury escapes deal for a long weekend. We upgraded to the sea view room and received $150 dining credit and 2 complimentary cocktails of the day. The hotel is new and very stylish throughout. Our room had a king bed, exceptionally comfy. An in room iPad and light control touch pad by the bed were modern touches. The balcony looking out over cairns lagoon and the esplanade was spectacular both morning and night. The only downside in our room was the noisy fan of the aircon even when on low setting. We tried to turn off the fan which resulted in turning off the whole system and making the room hot. Also the full length mirror and circle mirror in the alcove had no direct Down lights over them making useless. The only mirror with a light for applying makeup was in the ensuite and having to lean over the basin. The pools were spectacular to look at and swim in. The upstairs undercover one was freezing. We also didn’t like anyone could walk up off the street ( esplanade) and access the pool areas without a security tag system in place. We encountered 3 young boys with backpacks run up and jump in the pools. When challenged by guests they ran off. We did not feel very confident leaving our phones and belongings in the cabanas and chairs by the pool. We ate breakfast one morning at Flynn’s restaurant at the hotel. There were only a dozen guests in there at 8 Am and they had run out of mini croissants. Several requests to ask for more by guests resulted in a 15 minute or so wait. We were not aware the bars were closed on Mondays which was part of our long weekend stay. We also didn’t like being charged 15% surcharge for a public holiday out of our room credit. This felt like a rip off. All in all a great central location to stay in Cairns and would most likely return in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
elizabethchiang wrote a review 1 May
sydney31 contributions44 helpful votes
Decor was fashionably nice, swimming pools and reception area were pleasant and well appointed. Room size was most adequate However breakfast service needs improvement. We stayed 6 nights with 6 breakfasts in the morning. The service was slow and it was only the last day they got the breakfast order completely correct. All other days egg orders were mixed up (eg scrambled instead of fried) sausages arrived with the full breakfast when these were asked to be excluded and coffee machine run out of water it took a long time for refills Minor matters for improvement but for a 5 star hotel it is not-acceptable
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Chris H wrote a review Apr 2021
Adelaide, Australia57 contributions49 helpful votes
Beginning with a warm and obliging greeting at Reception to our beautifully appointed suite in the 7th floor overlooking to sea, we have enjoyed a great experience at the Flynn. Thanks to Chantel for going the extra mile to assist us on arrival in a tropical deluge, much appreciated. Despite roadworks occurring along the esplanade, rooms were completely soundproof, bedding exceptionally comfortable and spotless. Love the Crystalbrook philosophy of protecting our planet with their use of green or recycled products. Excellent buffet breakfast and allowing guests to use the facilities in other Crystalbrook hotels nearby was a bonus. Thanks Flynn fir a great stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Room 712, amazing outlook, extremely comfortable.
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gayle2u2 is wrote a review Apr 2021
Casablanca, Morocco10 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely clean, spacious modern hotel , excellent location, great sea views. My only complaint, from a women’s point of view, the lighting over the bathroom mirror needs to be a lot brighter eg: for applying makeup etc. It was very poor. That’s the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars unfortunately
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tim Ward, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystalbrook Flynn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi gayle2u2, Thank you for leaving such a beautiful review for us as well s some very valuable feedback. We will certainly look into this and hopefully when you next stay with us we can do enough to earn that 5-star review!
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US$137 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystalbrook Flynn
Which popular attractions are close to Crystalbrook Flynn?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (0.2 km), Esplanade Boardwalk (0.06 km), and Cairns Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystalbrook Flynn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cruze Coffee, Cairns Burger Cafe, and Snoogies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Crystalbrook Flynn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crystalbrook Flynn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Crystalbrook Flynn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Crystalbrook Flynn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.