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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 #32 of 66 hotels in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelley R Tauranga, New Zealand
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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

Vantaa, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Clean and big rooms. No free wifi, but two pools and a restaurant in a premesis. Some rooms are directly in front of pools. 10 minutes walk to city centre. Quiet location and friendly staff, who can book tours for you.

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

Dear Xinnam, thanks for your review. I am glad you found the rooms suitable and sizeable for your needs. No that is true, we don’t have, nor do we advertise free wi-fi and the reason is that if we offered all the optional extras that are available free, we wouldn’t be able to offer the awesome prices that we do... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We could not be happier. We bought a groupon voucher that included a week for 2 people in a superior pool view room, and it included breakfast, airport transfers, internet time, champagne plus a half day 4 wheel drive tour of the rainforest. The reason I went ahead and bought that voucher for ourselves and another couple was because of... More

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

Hi there Sherriau; your timing was perfect to avoid the cyclone and that bottle of plonk you gave me sure helped calm my nerves as ‘Ita’ approached - we were very lucky with that one, it could’ve been nasty. Yes I think the Superior rooms are that bit flasher but generally people pick the base option – they’re worth that... More

Kettering, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed here before and after visiting the rainforest. Very helpful staff who were happy to store our luggage while we were away.This is an excellent base from which to explore the Rain Forest and the Great Barrier Reef. It is within walking distance of Cairns Esplanade and you must visit the local library to see the flying foxes cohabiting... More

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

Hi there 227vegas, Thanks for taking time to write a review. So, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you found everything as good as gold. Besides being smellier than my husband's socks, the fruit bats (spectacled flying foxes) are really neat to watch and amaze people as they fly-off at dusk, towards to mountains to eat. They... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We have just read through the reviews on this site and are impressed by the replies to some of the more outspoken reviews/comments/observations that your previous patrons have experienced. If nothing else, I hope we're a little disappointed and after constructing a well punctuated and paragraphed review, we receive much the same witty and sarcastic humour that has had us... More

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

Hello there Gavin H; Hmm… how interesting it is to receive a review prior to a guest stay with us; and here I was trying to be serious with all this Trip Advisor ‘mumbo jumbo’? You know, I have thought on occasion that my job may just be in jeopardy when the GM realizes there’s such a thing as Trip... 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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Informal 2-story Inn designed to suggest atmosphere of the South Pacific. ... more   less 
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