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Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment

287 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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Pool & Beach (10)

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2.5
#66 of 68 hotels in Cairns
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Comfortable, tropical by design, offering self-catering rooms at a very affordable price. Located within easy walking distance to the Cairns Esplanade waterfront, numerous restaurants and City CBD, the Tropical Queenslander offers inexpensive accommodation for singles, couples and families. The property boasts two swimming pools, guest internet facilities, barbeque areas, tour desk and daily mini room service is provided. Experience the casual and rewarding lifestyle of the tropics.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Afrikaans, Indonesian and 2 more

Location

287 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
114Reviews0Q+A28Room tips

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Erin T wrote a review July 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Never having booked accommodation online, I was unsure where to book. Trying to find a package deal through Webjet where a room included facilities to accommodate a family preparing meals for a week long stay, I booked here.
The staff are lovely and very accommodating and the rooms sufficed for a place to stay, albeit very basic and somewhat rundown. We were able to make basic breakfasts and lunches.
Unfortunately at the time of our stay the other local residents staying in the complex made sleep almost impossible with fighting and yelling for hours at a time throughout the entire night and early hours of the morning.
I would not recommend a stay if you have children. It is also on the northern side of town, so most things are about 2km from entertaining children/shops and will require transport with little people.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jesper D wrote a review Sept 2023
Denmark23 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 2 nights after arriving to Australia. The hotel is very near the airport and in reasonable walking distance to the esplanada. The room had a good size but other than that it was in a rough condition. It seemed clean but needs some renovation

Free parking was nice. The Wi-Fi was not so good in our room, not good for streaming and did cut out oftenly
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DennAnge wrote a review Aug 2022
Newcastle, Australia32 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The previous reviews are correct. The hotel is very dated, is in need of desperate maintenance and has questionable patrons but was suitable for a stopover for one night at a great price. You can’t have it both ways - cheap and perfection. Front desk staff pleasant and close to the airport. The door locked, the car stayed in one piece and we survived. Would stay again if needed a night stopover.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maree O wrote a review July 2022
Melbourne, Australia622 contributions77 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Well Flight Centre should take this place off their books. Definitely not recommended. We asked for a 2 bedroom apartment for 4 adults and you could hardly move in the place. Breath in to walk past someone. No privacy between the bedrooms, could of at least had a sheet curtain to seperate one of them from the main living area. Window curtains missing a lot of their hooks to shut the curtains, the fly screen wouldn’t lock. Asked where the hot plates were to cook..Ha Ha under the bench in the cupboard. Fans either flat out or not at all. Towel rails broken off wall, tap handle shower kept falling off due to missing screw. No even enough seats in room for everyone to sit down. It even enough cutlery or dinner plates for 4 people when that was what the room was booked for. Mould. No seating around pool, could have easily put a few table and chairs around the pool. We asked if we could move into room next door as soon as we found out this was becoming vacant, they actually had a dining table. Woo Hoo. Just please do some general maintenance around the place, a bit of paint and refresh, it’s not that hard. Spoke to a lot of others staying there and they were of the same opinion, we would have moved somewhere else but everything booked full.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Car park good, locked up every night
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XnLovers wrote a review June 2020
18 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room itself was quite nasty, water damage on the ceiling, rusted out soap dispenser. Very basic decor. Sure we got it cheap but that doesn’t mean it needs to be this run down. To make it worse the people in the apartment nearby were playing loud music and then later we heard loud shouting and fighting coming from the landing outside our bedroom. Please heed our warning and take your money elsewhere!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca C wrote a review July 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst place I have ever seen in my life. We were in there a full 30 mins, and only to rearrange our accommodation. Go to reception, locked. Says to call number on the door, but no number was left. Fortunately I was able to use mobile data to get the number and call with no charges. Found we had to get our key card out of a safe, with multiple other envelopes - god knows who had access to our key and possibly copied it. Get the the room and it’s just filthy, I have never experienced anything like it. At the moment we knew we needed to find elsewhere, as we fled extremely unsafe and couldn’t stay in an unclean room. To top it off, there is no safe offered in the room which secured our fears of being in the room, and leaving our valuables there. We booked via British Airways so was under the impression we didn’t need to read reviews, as BA had 3.5/4 stars and the images looked lovely, but never again!
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid completely, rude staff and unapologetic, must get regular complaints!
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Jaenelle W wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was booked in here awaiting flights after surgery. The room was disgusting. The pillows had no proctors and were yellow and very smelly, in fact the whole room was smelly and not cleaned properly. There were stains on the lounge and the carpet which was no even vacuum. It might be a cheap place but it is for a reason. My husband and I left and didn't end up staying, I could not have slept on those pillow didn't want to look at mattress. Yuk
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pristine3 wrote a review July 2022
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions24 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a stay at the Tropical Queenslander in a 2 bedroom family room. The photos shown on the website were not remotely matching reality. I expected a dated hotel room that was passable… instead it was feral and terrible. There was wet soap sludge in the shower, which also had mouldy grout and holes in the tub. There were marker stains on the doors, cracked walls, chipped paint. The lounge was a folding table and chair. There was wet grim along the kitchen counter. We arrived after check in and left early the next morning, so there was no one to complain to. We literally slept and left, without showering. I cannot believe that I was charged $180 for a nights stay. I would never stay there again! On top of it all, I got bitten by bed bugs there and am now full of itchy red spots!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just don’t book here!!!
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aidomelb wrote a review Mar 2022
Port Douglas, Australia148 contributions95 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The girl on reception was pleasant. That's the only good thing I can say about this place. Cars with broken glass and no number plates in the car park. Lots of long term tenants. Rubbish in the stair well, writing and graffiti on the stairs walls. The room was really really old, rust on the bath, chipped 1960 wood and just grimy. After 10 minutes, I returned to reception and handed them the key. Couldn't wait to get out of there. It didn't feel safe and I had a bad feeling about the place
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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JustMe wrote a review Sept 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I phoned up to book a room as I lived at that address, 287 Lake Street in 1982 when it used to be a very friendly gathering house and thought I would reminisce while checking out Cairns. I was expecting the normal "Hello" Sue (or something) speaking can I help you. I gave my name and asked who I was speaking to, no reply except "do you want to book a room" I said yes and what is your name, no reply, no "why do you want to know " nothing. I briefly explained my social reason for wanting to know her name, again total ignorant reply "Do You Want To Book A Room" I replied for the 4th time "yes" can I speak to the manager, please. 10 times she asked if I wanted to book a room but refused the common decency to say her name. Then she hung up the phone. Then I wrote this review. The rest of the negative reviews make perfect sense as there was absolutely zero care or concern for me as a potential willing guest, I was imagining the anti hospitality if I actually stayed there.
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cheryl T wrote a tip Aug 2023
Ballarat, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Terrible disgusting and would not stay there again. "
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Rebecca C wrote a tip July 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid completely, rude staff and unapologetic, must get regular complaints! "
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chookmillie wrote a tip Aug 2022
Tully, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not even go there"
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Maree O wrote a tip July 2022
Melbourne, Australia622 contributions77 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car park good, locked up every night"
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pristine3 wrote a tip July 2022
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions24 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just don’t book here!!!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$115 - AU$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment
Which popular attractions are close to Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Nearby attractions include Crackerbox Palace (0.3 km) and Opal Art Global (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Conveniently located restaurants include Guyala Cafe, Tia's Cafe in Cairns, and Dunwoody's Tavern & Liquor Barn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment have airport transportation?
Yes, Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tropical Queenslander Cairns Holiday Studio & Apartment?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Malay, and Afrikaans.