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Cairns City Motel

169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
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Ranked #56 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 6 nights, room was big and clean. Bathroom was clean too. Wifi was a little slow and sometimes would cut out and fridge leaked a little but staff were really friendly and helped out with laundry and towels! It's 5 minutes from the esplanade and shops/ bars. Recommend this motel and will be coming back again :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great! It is a little far from the city centre but it is not very far to walk. There are great amenities (i.e. an air con in the room, fridge and a kettle). Would totally recommend staying here, we even tried to book here another night but was totally full. It is not super pretty but it... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Cairns City Motel for two nights with my friends. The staff here are amazing! A really nice Aussie family run business. For what we paid the room was everything we wanted; spacious with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom. We leave today feeling thoroughly looked after and grateful. If you want something light on the pocket, that... More 

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Orange, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, basic, comfy bed old bathroom but clean and good hot water. Close to town, I was very happy to stay here - no luxury but value! Make sure booking is confirmed by emailing them directly. Blanket available if needed, clean bedding, basic kitchen accessories and microwave. Will stay here again. Nice balcony and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had everything I needed for the time I spent there. I wouldn't roll around on the floors. I'd bring a light blanket and a couple of pins/clips to keep the curtains closed. We had a pleasant stay and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Staff is gentle, but this hotel is terrible. We booked two separate nights and we unfortunately experienced two different rooms. First night room the wc water was going continuously and we had to close the water during the night because the noise was too loud, we also found beetles in the sink. Second room was even worse because fridge was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Cairns City Motel is a relaxed motel in Cairns. Its quite and the beds are comfortable.The stuff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and the coffee taste good. On hot days was the pool really refreshing. I would ever come back.

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Highland Park, Queensland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

In need of a good reno. First impression was terrible. Stains on carpet and the bathroom was very old. Broken tiles and it sounded like water was running all the time. The staff were friendly . The room has everything you need but very tired. Only 2 blocks to Esplanade and lots of restaurants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is excellent budget accommodation. The rooms are very clean, the free wi-fi is excellent and very fast, the bed is very comfortable and for what you pay we could not fault it. The bathrooms are a bit old and tired but are very clean and do the job. Great hot showers and light and airy. The air conditioner, whilst... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The location is perfect, just 5 minutes walk to the Esplanade. They also provide free shuttle from airport to the motel. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Yasemin recommended several local tours and helped to book everything prior to our arrival. I think she upgraded our room too - much appreciated. The TV didn't work though but in general it... More 

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