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Discovery Cairns

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   183-185 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn Club Crocodile)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 8 nights during August/September 2014 and found the Discovery Cairns to be a very good budget hotel. Upon arrival our room was upgraded to a Superior Room at no extra cost. The room was clean and tidy and was quite large. The shower, TV, aircon, etc. all worked well and the room was serviced each day. Hotel staff... More

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hotel is more a Motel, as well as Hotel. My room was very large and comfortable, a lounge area, large bedroom area, television, lots of cupboard space, refrigerator, bathroom. There are 2 pools, quite small but I saw people using them. There is a Travel Agent at the front, 183 Lake Street, which is useful for arrangement of tours... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I stayed here in April 2014, I don't normally write reviews but after reading Heather's replies I feel I should! I stayed here with my daughter for 2 nights. We found everything to be very good, the room could have been a bit bigger but we know you get what you pay for. The room was clean, air con was... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This accommodation has a reasonably good location. The hotel was clean, but it is looking pretty old. Could do with a renovation. If you arent particularly fussy this would be a good place to stay. But you can probably find better for the same price. Most of the TV channels didnt work.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stayed here a week recently......good service and price (internet deal)...close to downtown cairns (within walking) and waterfront. Restaurant very good, Restaurant higher price but good food and service. Rooms clean and well serviced...Reception very helpful and pleasant....The bed are firm

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Heather-in-accounts, Operations Coordinator at Discovery Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Shelley R, thanks for your nice, short, sharp review. You stayed a week and we enjoyed having you. You liked our service, price, location, restaurant and firm beds – what more can we ask for! Lan’s Restaurant is run independently from us and we have no involvement or control over the food or pricing, we just co-share the premises.... More

Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights 1 on way to the daintree and - on the way back. First night was a bit noisy upstairs near the pool, second night ground floor away from the pool was whisper quiet. The place is spotless and has everything you will require from basic motel accommodation. Friendly efficient reception who were helpful and... More

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Heather-in-accounts, Operations Manager at Discovery Cairns, responded to this review

Hi there KandNAustralia, thanks for your review. Glad we suited your needs either side of your Cape Trib visit. I reckon your first visit might have coincided with our teenage American group. Things did get a little noisier than usual for a few days there – I’d forgotten what it’s like to have hormones. I even ran around with a... More

Mission
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The room we were put into had rust and mould on the screen and smelled so musty that my travelling companion had trouble breathing immediately. We were moved to another room, slightly better, but decided to check out and find better accommodations. The "motel" ('resort' is a stretch beyond anyone's imagination) is old, tired and the staff are totally uncooperative.... More

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Heather-in-accounts, Operations Coordinator at Discovery Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Sherri M, I have been ‘excitedly’ waiting for your ‘review’ since you ‘threatened’ us with it on your afternoon of check-in. The fact is your travel agent booked a budget room with us which was not what you expected. All you needed to do on arrival is state that you were expecting a four-star property, not a budget one,... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The hotel is in a good, convenient location, it is within walking distance of Cairns Esplanade and to see the flying foxes cohabiting in the trees and 2 blocks from Shopping Centre/Tourist areas... The room offered all that we expected, air conditioning, bar fridge, milk, tea and coffee and a comfortable bed, TV, wardrobe and 2 small chairs, got all... More

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Heather-in-accounts, Operations Coordinator at Discovery Cairns, responded to this review

Hello JulieAndrew2013, thank you for your review, it’s much appreciated. I am glad you found our location suitable for your needs. The fruit bats are pretty cool – smelly, but cool to watch both day and night. I am glad too that you found the room suitable for our budget price and also that you found our staff friendly. We... More

Brisbane
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I had read some good reviews and decided to give this hotel a try. It's a decent walk from the action in the Esplanade and CBD but not too bad if it's not raining, which it was when I stayed. The hotel has Lan's Vietnamese restaurant operating within it's premises, and rooms located along the side and back of the... More

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Heather-in-accounts, Operations Coordinator at Discovery Cairns, responded to this review

Hi Zappagirl; thanks for your novel, oh I mean review, it’s awesome and very comprehensive, you write like I talk (and write), a lot! June has been soggy to say the least and we’ve had the wettest month for 12 years! Our umbrellas have definitely been working overtime. I am surprised to hear that you had noisy neighbours and tolerated... More

Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great Location, clean, got all the basics! Superior rooms are a good size, have all the basic amenities.... 2 swimming Pools... Breakfast is served in Restaurant attached. Located 2 streets from northern end of the Esplanade. 2 blocks from Shopping Centre/Tourist areas. Wifi is not free. Discovery run their own Tours, other Tours pick up. Vietnamese Restaurant attached, quite nice...other... More

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Heather-in-accounts, Operations Coordinator at Discovery Cairns, responded to this review

Hi there ChezmossAustralia and thanks for taking the time to write a review. It’s great that you liked our location. I see you had a Superior room – good on you – they are a little flashier and comfier! I see you found the pools, the restaurant and best of all you found us helpful! No we’re not a resort... More

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Address: 183-185 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Comfort Inn Club Crocodile)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Discovery Cairns 3*
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