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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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Ranked #35 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
julieb204 Hereford, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in a superior room before a trip and returned to a standard. The first room was large and very comfortable with terrace and chairs overlooking the pool. Standard room was fairly basic but clean and O.K. for a couple of nights. No balcony, what you may call standard motel type acommodation, tea & coffee facilties &... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights here in a downstairs room - manager kindly changed us from an upstairs room due to an issue with steps. Room was comfortable and air-conditioned, good shower, coffee & tea making facilities, good beds, parking outside unit. Hard to read in the room due to low light, and the bed lights didn't help much. Front office had... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in the style of a motel. The rooms was quite large. It had shower, TV, fridge, tea making facilities and what can could be described as a small kitchenette area. The room was a little dated but that wasn't a problem for me. Nearby there was a laundry area which was low cost and very convenient. Reception... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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9 helpful votes 9 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
23 helpful votes 23 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

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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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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

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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*
Number of rooms: 53
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