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Cairns City Motel

169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
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Cairns City Motel
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Ranked #61 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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Orange, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Guam, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Hong Kong, China
1 review
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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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We found this hotel during the Cyclone Nathan scare. Our dive boat came in a night early and we the boat booked us here based on our price range. Prices had lowered to $50AUD per night due to low occupancy, which made this hotel an EXCELLENT deal for the place. Rooms were serviceable, but nothing special. Our room had two... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Location is very convenient - close to downtown, the Esplanade and the airport. Check in was very straight forward. The room was clean and great for one evening. The staff assisted me with taxi arrangements for a very early taxi - this was greatly appreciated. The provided tea and coffee in the room was useful.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pretty cheap place to stay which is located pretty near the esplanade. Room was a little shoddy and untidy. The woman on the front desk could have been more friendly. Probably didn't want to be there. Our bath towels had huge holes in them.. So we didn't use them. Wifi and air con was good though. Would stay elsewhere next... More 

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