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Gilligans Hotel & Resort Cairns

Gilligans Cairns - Private Hotel Room

Why Gilligan’s is the Best Place to Play and Stay in Cairns

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort is the number one play and stay destination located in the heart of tropical, sunny Cairns. With 7 nights of entertainment, large pool, nightclubs, back deck bar and accommodation right upstairs, there’s really no reason to go anywhere else!

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort offers everything you need to party, then relax, then party some more! You can jump in the pristine pool, have a cocktail from the poolside deck-bar, and enjoy some deserved leisure time in a private cabana. Plus, when you’re done, just walk right upstairs to your accommodation!

Gilligan’s is the perfect place to catchup with friends, to take a much needed getaway, or for solo travellers to meet new friends! Still not convinced? Let us take you through why Gilligan’s is the best place to stay in Cairns!


1. Range of Accommodation Options 

Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with friends, solo or as a large group, Gilligan’s has accommodation options to cater for all! We have en-suite, dorm style options offering 4 and 8 share dorm to cater for large group stays, or for visitors looking for affordable accommodation options. Plus, all of these rooms come with a balcony. For those wanting something a bit more private, our hotel rooms are for you! All hotel rooms include extremely comfortable beds with king bed or twin share options, private en-suite bathroom, TV and amenities. 

You can view our accommodation options and packages here.


2. Large Lagoon Swimming Pool

Undoubtedly, this is one of the main reasons Gilligan’s is the best place to stay in Cairns. Our massive (and we mean MASSIVE) swimming pool complete with volleyball nets and waterfall is perfect to enjoy in the gorgeous Cairns weather. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or relax poolside with a drink in hand in our cabanas and aqua huts surrounded by palm trees.

Gilligans Cairns Hotel and Resort - Large Outdoor Pool


3. 7 Nights of Entertainment

Gilligan’s is the home of entertainment 7 nights a week! World-famous for its vibrant culture and taste, Gilligan’s knows how to throw that perfect party you will love. Whether it’s a daytime soiree, late afternoon beer or an adventurous clubbing experience, Gilligan’s has all the facilities to make your time worthwhile. With the bars being open from 10 am daily, there is never a dull moment!

We’ve got BIG screens so you can enjoy live sporting events, plus live music, nightly activities EVERY NIGHT, world class DJs and international events all year round!

You can view our full entertainment information here.


4. Stay Connected with WiFi

We know what’s important, so we offer FREE Wi-Fi day and night! Stay connected with your loved ones while enjoying your vacation or catch up on emails if you’re visiting because of work. The uninterrupted internet services run 24/7 free of charge.


5. Kitchens, Chillout Areas and Restaurant

To cater for those staying for longer periods of time, but not wanting to eat out every day, we have four state-of-the-art, self-service kitchens. These are conveniently positioned on each of the four floors just down from each common area where visitors can chill and enjoy each other’s company outside of their rooms.

Don’t want to cook? We got you! We also have our own inhouse restaurant offering delicious food prepped fresh by our head chefs! You can check out our restaurant opening hours and menu here.


6. The Breezeway

‘The Breezeway’ is a home-like outdoor living space providing the perfect place to chillout, relax and enjoy a bite to eat or drink with friends or catch up on some work. The sitting area is indeed a great place to breathe life after a night of partying or after a frenzied tourist day.


7. Nearby Attractions & Adventures

Gilligan’s is conveniently located in the heart of Cairns City making it easy to get yourself off to visit attractions or go on adventures within the area. Popular places to visit include, Rusty’s Markets on Friday to Sunday, Cairns Night markets, Cairns Rainforest Dome, the Cairns Esplanade, the Cairns Aquarium, Flecker Botanic Gardens and the Cairns Museum, The Great Barrier Reef, The Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, AJ Hackett Skypark, Cape Tribulation and The Daintree National Park.

Gilligan’s also offers great adventure packages! You can check them out here, or just ask our friendly reception staff.


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