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Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, we dropped in here just after Christmas. Had I read the reviews I wouldn't have. However, I couldn't fault it. Not new, but not as described in the reviews. The breakfast was cheap too. We found it great to travel over Christmas and not have to pre-book and pay exorbitant prices. We liked the pool.

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Japan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 'resort' is really bad. Staff so unhelpful (reception, waiting staff, breakfast chef). Rooms ok for price. Receptionist was cold and very unhelpful (more interested in playing on her computer than answering basic q's); Dinner service finished early - "not busy" (I now know why). Breakfast chef refused to cook breakfast - claims I was rude. NEVER GO THERE !!!

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Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms were overpriced , old and dated and appeared dirty and smelt of Cigarette smoke ...we thought we would break our camping trip up and get a hotel for a nice room and clean shower and was very disappointed would of been hundreds of dollars cheaper and nicer and cleaner to stay at caravan parks ... the only positive is...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was riddled with stains on the sheets, cracks in the walls, unfinished maintenance in the bathroom. The tv did not work and the remote was missing a battery. Could not get to sleep of a night as the box air conditioning that was half falling out of the wall was making a loud crackling sound. Cigarette burns in...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are very old and dated and their version of clean varsity differs from the norm. Location is about a 10 min walk to the esplanade so not bad. Restaurant if you can call it that don't look at all appealing. I only tried the breakfast special.. bacon, eggs on toast with a coffee (from a pod coffee machine)...

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Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If all you need is a bed and a shower and don't intend to spend much time in the motel, this place is ok. It took two days before my refrigerator was cleaned from the mess the previous occupant had left and the free WiFi did not quite reach my room (I had to go down the hall to get...

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Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking distance from most of the things to do in Cairns and easy access to Captain Cook Highway. However, the staff were unpleasant and the other guests made us feel very uncomfortable. There were a few altercations that woke us up at night, it made our stay less than ideal. The rooms smelled terrible as well.

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Thank Simi N
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All rooms are very basic , and small ,only small shower.not sure if other rooms have a bath. some staff are friendly others are not . Also there is a restaurant and bar at the back of the motel close to McLeod Street, the only reason I booked this Motel , at the time ,cairns was fully booked with many...

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Thank Margaret N
Salem, India
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Since we were in shoestring budget & hadn't planned in advance, this was one of the properties we could book. They have a restaurant but serves only dinner. You need to order food - delivery or go to a nearby restaurant about two blocks away. The front desk will help you book day trips or airport transfer usually for the...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place was nothing like the images shown on the booking site we used. Dirty room, no air con and noisy (from customers and planes flying over). Unfortunately we didn't check tripadvisor before booking as it's clear we weren't the only ones to have this experience. I'd recommend seeking other places to stay.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently renovated Cairns Rainbow Resort is located in Cairns, Queensland, One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, surrounded by lush rainforest and beautiful tropical oceans. The Resort is Located close to the city center where you will find shops, world renowned restaurants that cater for every cuisine, large variety of bars and clubs and only 100 meters to the esplanade and ocean waterfront. 5 minute drive is the Cairns Domestic and International Airports. 15 minute walk of the resort you can get to other attractions such as; Cairns central shopping center, cairns civic theater, convention center, cruise ship terminal, arts gallery, casino, train station, bus terminal, cairns museum, botanical gardens, and much more. Cairns Rainbow Resort is a tropical oasis close to the city center offering great valued rooms with Pool, Spa and tropical garden views. All rooms have private balconies, and free wireless internet. ROOMS: All of our rooms have balconies that open your room up to the beautiful tropical gardens and pool area. Only meters from your room awaits our spa perfect for relaxing and our large swimming pool with cascading waterfall, perfect for those warm summer days, by pools side awaits the lounge chair area where you can lay back and let the sun shine down while you enjoy a cold beverage from our bar, or a meal from the Coral Garden Restaurant. All of our daily cleaned comfortable guest rooms come with on a 32" Flat TV screen, free wireless internet, room safe, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, fridge. FACILITIES: Cairns Rainbow Resort facilities include a tropical outdoor swimming pool with cascading waterfall, outdoor spa and pool side lounge chair area, tour booking desk, guest laundry, and onsite car parking. Coral Garden Restaurant and Coral Bar are our onsite dining options, both great places to meet other travelers and share your stories while enjoying a dining experience and beverage. The resort waiting lounge has a computer terminal with free printing facilities, free wireless internet is throughout the resort. CORAL GARDENS RESTAURANT: Coral Garden Restaurant is your onsite option for dining. With a collective mixture of contemporary and classic design and views of tropical gardens, you sure will be pleased with the location of the Coral Gardens Restaurant. Offering locally caught seafood, succulent steaks, fresh salads, and seasonal vegetables you will be very pleased with the options. Not just offering a large variety of dishes, we also offer a few options for dining. During the humid months that the tropics bring, having a seat inside the restaurant is the comfortable choice, with a large fish tank along with gentle back ground music, you will feel relaxed and ready to try our a-la-carte menu. For the rest of the beautiful year round weather, you might be much more inclined to have a table in the outside area, you will be dining under the stars, and enjoying the clear night sky's. If dining amongst tropical palm trees and the background sound of only a cascading waterfall is your thing, no problem, this is also available with pool side dining. Also available is room service if relaxing on your private balcony is your preferred option. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Inn

Address: 179 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $68 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Cairns
Rainbow Inn Cairns, Queensland
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#12 Spa Hotel in Cairns
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“The Back rooms , on first floor away from the restaurant are good for peace and quite.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretn45, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles jonwalker1, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't stop here”
 of 5 bubbles 352kerrir, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra for pool view room, other rooms would be too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnnyGoldcoast, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, which rooms were better, only stayed 1 night.”
 of 5 bubbles DRU150, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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