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Cairns City Motel

169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
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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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed on the 31st and the 1st oct nov 14 ,,,disgusting, hole in wall from a removed bedside light with bare exposed wires covered up by tape,but some how they made it safe by tapeing over the switch,had watch my 2yo granson so he did nt decide to peel it off.tested the smoke alarm didnt work,air con lead stretched into... More

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mareeba
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best suited for escorts an junkies,smells like rotting feet with a hint of mouldy curtins and carpet.if u fall asleep u get that feeling theres bugs an mites cralwing allover u ,, Room cleaning is a knock on the door have a quick look an move on to the next room no cleaning stuff at all pure filth ,make sure... More

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Garden Grove, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Be aware that the check-in office is only open 9am-7pm. I was never informed of this- I arrived at 10pm and couldn't get my room. There was only a phone number taped to the window to call & get your key from the lock box. The hotel needs to understand that many guests are foreigners whose phones don't work in... More

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phnom penh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I stayed there just over a year ago and wouldn't repeat. Booked with Agoda, arrived early from Perthand couldn't get into the room for about three hours. Then they slugged me with a $20 key deposit and I never received the refund. The room was like something out of the sixties and looked like it hadn't been cleaned since then.It... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Poorly presented room, floor obviously not vacuumed and generally smelt like feet. Sheets old and grey, poorly made beds made a bad impression of hygene. Only one towel provided for a room of four beds. Shower recess was black and mouldy, fridge was stained with rust. Front counter staff member was pleasant and cheerful. Unfortunately, you only encounter them once... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The good thing about the motel is that even though we arrived at 9 pm and reception closed at 7 pm the on site manager checked us on. The room is very old, dirty, had bugs. There were shower curtain rings but no shower curtain. The air conditioner made noise but did not cool. The location close to the esplanade... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Good points - the air conditioning is so old and noisy that people turn theirs off after cooling their rooms down so it is possible to get to sleep unaffected by such noise. Only about 50AUD per night. Helpful staff - or were when we were there. Rooms situated back from the road so little traffic noise. Used by people... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This motel may be 'budget' but honestly spend an extra $15 and go somewhere else. I'm local but had to spend a night in town and sorry to say but the room was below standard. 1)Old sticky coffee spill in top of fridge/counter 2)Old bread crumbs under toaster and in cupboard where toaster obviously usually lives 3)Cup very badly stained....well... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Cairns City motel is great value for money! There is air conditioning in the room, a ceiling fan, mozzie net over the window, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, plates, cutlery, mugs and glasses, TV too. The motel has a cosy atmosphere and staff are happy to help!!! It's nice to relax by the pool or sit outside on the balcony :)... More

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

After booking, the lady from the reception emailed me that when we arrived the reception will be closed. So on the day of arrival, she called us to tell us the code of the key locker and which room we had. Entering the private room I noticed that the room could use some improvement. Small things. Also the carpet was... More

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Address: 169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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