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Reef Palms

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Well we came here 3 years ago and promised to come back and we did. Still as fab as ever ,extremely friendly and helpful staff. Very quiet location but not far from town. Free transport into town is provided and free transfer to airport too. Should we ever come back to Cairns we will definitely be staying here again. Thanks...

Thank Blackwells2014
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice hotel located in a quite road. Rooms were large with fridge, cooker microwave etc.Reception was very friendly and rooms allocated quickley. 5 minute walk to a park and small beach.Tours can also be booked here

1Thank kenbearfield
Lexington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We enjoyed our stay so much at the Reef Palms that we stayed for four nights. We checked in for only one night. Then left for a multiple day live aboard dive boat excursion. We were able to leave all our luggage at the hotel and return for another relaxing stay when we came ashore. Incredibly convenient. The rooms are...

Thank Alexandrasmom817
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My girlfriend and I only stayed one night at the Reef Palms, so I don’t have a lot to go off of. When checking in, the lady working the front desk was very kind and helpful and took some time to inform us about food options close by. The room is very spacious but unremarkable…nothing special. For the price, I...

1Thank Kosmosis707
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great service, a smiling and attentive staff. Too was very good. Location was good, a good walk into centre of Cairns. Good value and very pleasant staff. Pool was good. we booked a trip through the office and were recommended a very good one.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I had the pleasure of spending a week with Lyn & Jeff and found them to be very friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast was great and location good, if you like to walk. A short walk to convenience stores and places to eat. A taxi ride was cheap and efficient too. There is a warm family feel about this...

Thank Robyn2217
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Though after communicating with the owners we finally got the money back, we (2 persons in the same group) were charged a credit card admin fee due to the wrongful charge. I don't understand why the owner charged us additional fee when they knew the accommodation was paid in full. Caution advised.

Thank Beiqi Z
Jeffrey L, Manager at Reef Palms, responded to this review

Dear Beiqi Zhang, I am sorry for the misunderstanding on the refund issue. We srtive to give our customers the best service possible and although as explained to you on the phone it took a few days to sort through the payment issue as being the Chinese New Year as you were aware there was a error made due to...

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've been all over the world and finally found this gem!!! You couldn't find a more friendly, helpful or accommodating place to stay in Cairns! From help with booking excursions to late check outs, it's like staying with family. Large rooms, nice pool area, cute kitchenette and adorable patios, We would never stay anywhere else! A++++ Reef Palms! Thank you...

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

My name is Steve, even though I have not stayed at this motel. I should like to commend Geoff (Manager/Owner) for his honesty, diligence and for going out of his way to return by post my wallet which was stolen from the "Cock and Bull " Tavern. Geoff found my wallet in the car park of "Reef Palm Motel" minus...

1Thank 12genius
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Pros:Large clean and comfortable rooms; full kitchen; small private balcony; very nice pretty pool; friendly and helpful staff; breakfast included; free 10a.m. shuttle to the airport and free shuttles to downtown; short walk to Cairns' beautiful esplenade. Cons: Can't think of much not to like. Would've been nice if there was an earlier airport shuttle, but the motel did arrange...

Thank MtRainierDave

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Reef Palms

Address: 41-47 Digger St | corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $113 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Reef Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Reef Palms Cairns, Queensland
Reef Palms Hotel Cairns
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
#5 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
#7 Family Hotel in Cairns
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“Breakfast was worth the little extra. It's very simple, but adequate.”
ICBM, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are convenient if you have heavy luggage.”
EB873, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the ground floor, but the whole building was very quiet.”
InaC689, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No lifts so if mobility limited request first floor”
Blackwells2014, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Did not see a lift to the first floor”
kenbearfield, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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