will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

The Grand Hotel,Cairns Australia.: "Hang out at The Grand Pub" Top 5 Page for this destination Cairns Hotel Tip by tropicrd

Cairns Hotels: 144 reviews and 202 photos

  The Grand Hotel 1926
by tropicrd
  • The Grand Hotel 1926 - Cairns
      The Grand Hotel 1926
    by tropicrd
  • The Croc Bar - Cairns
      The Croc Bar
    by tropicrd
  • Outside undercover drinking spot. - Cairns
      Outside undercover drinking spot.
    by tropicrd
  • House policy. - Cairns
      House policy.
    by tropicrd
  • Poeople watching window - Cairns
      Poeople watching window
    by tropicrd

The Grand Hotel was built in 1926 and typical of the old pubs around Australia it has a wide veranda for the 'sleeping' guests to sit on,cool off or keep dry.All accomodation is 'backpacker'
style and costs $20 per person per night.
It is a clean pub and has recently been refurbished.
It has a dining room, undercover outdoor eating area,a great bar and outdoor drinking and smoking places.
They have live entertainment at night and can get a bit noisy.
The Cairns Railway Station used to be directly opposite and that was moved further away for the now Cairns Central shopping Centre --the station is on the other side of the centre and you can walk through the car park to access it.
It's a good old style pub to hang out for awhile and I have been told the rooms are clean.

Unique Qualities: I love how you can sit at one of the windows and people watch whilst enjoying a cold beer or a pub squash as a quench thirster.
The 'sleeping' guests can also people watch from the upstairs veranda.
It is well located and an easy flat walk and distance to all that Cairns has to offer.It is right across the road from Cairns Central Shopping Centre that has a food court and supermarkets for supplies and other shopping,a movie complex, the local bus stop and a walk through to Cairns Railway Station makes it a convenient location.

Address: McCloud Street,Cairns,QLD
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Corner of McCloud and Shields Streets--Opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
From the Cairns Esplanade walk down Shields street as far as it goes.Pub is on the corner.

Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 6, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments (1)

tropicrd Lives Here!


“experience all things in life”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 5 4 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 4 2 5

Have you been to Cairns?

  Share Your Travels