Cairns is a long way from Europe but you can imagine yourself on the Riviera at this intimate, centrally located continental-style hotel. A 6½-foot Italian marble replica of Michelangelo's David greets you in the foyer and other intriguing objets d'art appear throughout. Spacious suites have a soft-green-and-coral color scheme, forged-iron-and-glass tables, cane furniture and DVD players, plus fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. There's a rooftop sun
deck, guest BBQ facilities, and a pool that is heated in winter.