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Cairns City Motel

169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
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  • Location
    3.5 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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Hobart, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cairns city motel is perfectly located. Close to all amenities and the cbd, whilst far enough away to allow for a restful stay. An ideal base and competitively priced and not on a major highway, so many other motels are.Friendly staff, Yasemin is great. I was at the motel for 2 weeks, and it suited me perfectly.I believe the rooms... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motel is very basic but with that price i wasn not expecting more. The girl inthe reseption was suberb. Friendly, helpful and always smiling. 10+ for her. New curtains would nice.. huge cap between them

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Townsville, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit Cairns on a regular basis and always stay here, it is walking distance from city centre, there is on site car parking, the staff are always helpful and friendly. I don't expect 5star standards for 3star money, so the rooms are always clean, beds also, bathroom/shower could do with a towel rail, air-con works, fridge/kettle and TV all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

When the two of us arrived we were greeted by a cockroach on the floor of our room. There were hairs all over the bathroom- my partner had to clean the toilet before using it. Room smelt discussing, there were holes all in the bedsheets and it was very loud. Didn't seem very professional atall. Coming from working within this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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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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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4 hotel reviews
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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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