Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort


Combining exquisite dining with a superb location, this is the perfect base for any holiday to Cairns.

Why you'll love it here

  • Take in sweeping views of the Coral Sea from the city's highest rooftop bar & Restaurant at Rocco
  • Dine at the other Crystalbrook hotels in Cairns, Bailey & Riley, and charge the bill back to your room at Riley
  • Book a Panoramic Sea View Room in the Tower at Riley for the best sunset sea views in Cairns
  • Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort is cash free


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort sits on Cairns Esplanade overlooking the Coral Sea and is just a few minutes’ walk to downtown Cairns and The Pier.

There are 311 rooms and suites offering views of the city, pool or Coral sea. The contemporary rooms are bright and airy, featuring modern amenities such as in-room iPad control centres and Staycast by Google Chromecast for all your favourite streaming services.

The focal point of Riley is the stunning glass-encased tower where you will enjoy the Panoramic Sea Rooms with floor to ceiling windows and Rocco, Cairns highest rooftop bar, offering 270-degree panoramic views of Cairns and the Coral Sea.

The hotel offers a fantastic range of leisure facilities such as the 1,000+ square-metre swimming lagoon and manmade beach, a 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary bicycles to help you get around town and Eléme Day Spa.

The three on-site restaurants take you on a culinary journey like no other hotel whilst on your holiday in Cairns; Rocco serves Mediterranean fare with aromatic grilled meats and spice-accented vegetables, Paper Crane uses tropical Queensland’s fresh produce to create a modern Asian inspired menu and Greenfields embodies all aspects of healthy eating with sustainable fish, grass-fed meats and guilt-free desserts on the menu.

A variety of room and suite types make up the 311 accommodations at Riley. Choose from city, pool or sea views. Each room is contemporary in design and includes modern technology such as in-room iPad control centres, Staycast by Google Chromecast streaming services, complimentary Wifi, HD Smart television, air-conditioning, black-out blinds, Nespresso machine with complimentary pods, mini bar, iron, electronic safe and hair dryer.

Urban Room

Urban Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

- View Floor Plan These contemporary rooms offer a choice of either one king-size bed or two king singles. Enjoy all the modern amenities of the other rooms plus your own private balcony overlooking Cairns city skyline.
Resort Room

Resort Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

- View Floor Plan These are the same layout and size as the Urban Room and offers the same amenities and configuration but offer views overlooking the over 1,000 sq m swimming lagoon and manmade beach.
Sea Room

Sea Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

- View Floor Plan Enjoy the same space and contemporary design of the Urban and Resort Rooms, each with modern décor and amenities, these rooms benefit from sweeping views of the Cairns and the Coral Sea and the fresh sea breeze.
Panoramic Sea Room

Panoramic Sea Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

- View Floor Plan Located in the dramatic Riley Tower, these rooms offer unsurpassed views out to the Coral Sea. Each room features floor-to-ceiling windows and luxury king bed and a bathroom with a view.
Sea Suite

Sea Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

- View Floor Plan These contemporary suites offer uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea from both the bedroom and the separate lounge area. You can choose from one king-size bed or two king singles, there is an additional foldout double sofa bed in the lounge.
Riley's Suite

Riley's Suite

Sleeps: 4 Adults , 2 Children

- View Floor Plan This two-bedroom suite features a separate lounge with oceanfront views, three separate balconies and two bathrooms. This suite is the perfect choice for families or friends travelling together. 


Rocco is the highest rooftop bar and restaurant in Cairns, offering 270-degree panoramic views of the city and Coral Sea. The décor and cuisine are inspired by the Mediterranean, with aromatic spices, succulent grills and sharing plates on the menu.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Paper Crane

Paper Crane

Enjoy classic Asian cuisine at Paper Crane – those with a sweet tooth shouldn’t miss the pandan sugar and coconut pancakes! Fantastic seafood and incredible cuts of meat are presented to diners at their table. Dishes here are expertly matched with wines from around the world, beers, ciders and signature cocktails.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Open for all-day dining, the Greenfields menu focusses on all things raw and simple, using locally-sourced produce. Savour healthy dishes, grass-fed meats and sustainable fish as well and guilt free desserts, cold-pressed juices and lagers and ales on tap. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Australia travel information

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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 17 hours - 23 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks. There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 26,699,482
  • National languages: English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Australia if you have a British passport - apply online

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