For the majority of our vacation in Queensland we stayed in Cairns, with just a brief overnight trip to Brisbane so I could have dinner with a longtime friend at South Bank. In both locations I booked our accommodation at the Mantra - the Mantra Esplanade in Cairns and the Mantra South Bank in Brisbane.
At the Mantra Esplanade we had a 3 bedroom apartment on the top floor facing the ocean. It was amazing.
Just look at this view.
Not only were there 3 bedrooms, but there were also 3 bathrooms, our own laundry room, living area, dining room and full kitchen. Plus an added bonus of a balcony running along the length of the apartment.