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Rainbow Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    3 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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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dingy little place with a backpacker feel. Service was poor, when I asked for an extra pillow I was abruptly told that there's a spare in the cupboard. I had to explain than it wasn't just me in the room. It was such massive effort to get one!! Air con was broken, spa was broken. Rude staff who didn't acknowledge... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for a budget hotel rooms were large clean tidy with most extras avail friendly staff and mostly quiet at night. on site restaurant was a plus and a good chef. close to town shopping and transport. would definately stay there again.

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Buderim, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really concerned when we pulled up and went into reception, we were greated with a gentleman that appeared to be just out of hospital with bandages and iv cords hanging from him, he was wanting to cancel the nights accommodation as he was going thru a rough time etc and I was feeling a little uncomfortable when another... More

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Cairns, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place purely because it had great character, charm and very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help us be comfortable. The rooms while older still had great facilities and just a few blocks from the Esplanade and night spots I thought the $100 per night was extremely well priced. Our friends stayed at a different place for... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First of all I think that a lot of the reviews posted about this place are purely written for entertainment value, and i doubt if some of the stories told actually ever happened. I got a good laugh from reading some of them though. Lets be honest about Rainbow Inn - it's a motel but their website doesn't mention that.... More

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Mudgee, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a pleasant place to stay. An older style motel but it was clean and reasonably priced. There was a small restaurant and bar, which was handy. The pool area was nice. The reception staff were nice and very knowledgeable of the area and transport. Only a 15 minute walk to the centre of Cairns.

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Bowen, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Rooms shabby and small, staff impatient, just horrible, they should turn it into a backpackers, over priced for what you get, be wary of booking online it looks nice in the pictures but it is deceiving it's nothing like it and the prices advertised in their window is much cheaper than what we paid online

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240 reviews 240 reviews
64 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arrived and was met with unfriendly staff. We were staying 3 nights and cleaning was done at 4pm by rehanging wet towels from in the bath back up on the towel rail. Ran out of soap and had to ask for more. Internet only worked about 2 hrs of the whole time. The facilities are very run down, however... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights as we needed a reasonable price room whilst we went on a full day trip to the reef. A little apprehensive when we read some of the reviews but could not have been happier with our choice. Rooms are on the old side but we found our room very comfortable, clean and nicely positioned just metres... More

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Tarcutta, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

after travelling the east coast of australia over a 3 week period we finished our trip in Cairns, Queensland. we chose this resort for its location, and its facilities. The pool area was great, and spa was very relaxing, room was a good size and had what we needed, the free wireless was an excellent bonus as we had alot... More

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Address: 179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Inn 3*
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Recently renovated Cairns Rainbow Resort is located in Cairns, Queensland, One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, surrounded by lush rainforest and beautiful tropical oceans. The Resort is Located close to the city center where you will find shops, world renowned restaurants that cater for every cuisine, large variety of bars and clubs and only 100 meters to the esplanade and ocean waterfront. 5 minute drive is the Cairns Domestic and International Airports. 15 minute walk of the resort you can get to other attractions such as; Cairns central shopping center, cairns civic theater, convention center, cruise ship terminal, arts gallery, casino, train station, bus terminal, cairns museum, botanical gardens, and much more. Cairns Rainbow Resort is a tropical oasis close to the city center offering great valued rooms with Pool, Spa and tropical garden views. All rooms have private balconies, and free wireless internet. ROOMS: All of our rooms have balconies that open your room up to the beautiful tropical gardens and pool area. Only meters from your room awaits our spa perfect for relaxing and our large swimming pool with cascading waterfall, perfect for those warm summer days, by pools side awaits the lounge chair area where you can lay back and let the sun shine down while you enjoy a cold beverage from our bar, or a meal from the Coral Garden Restaurant. All of our daily cleaned comfortable guest rooms come with on a 32" Flat TV screen, free wireless internet, room safe, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, fridge. FACILITIES: Cairns Rainbow Resort facilities include a tropical outdoor swimming pool with cascading waterfall, outdoor spa and pool side lounge chair area, tour booking desk, guest laundry, and onsite car parking. Coral Garden Restaurant and Coral Bar are our onsite dining options, both great places to meet other travelers and share your stories while enjoying a dining experience and beverage. The resort waiting lounge has a computer terminal with free printing facilities, free wireless internet is throughout the resort. CORAL GARDENS RESTAURANT: Coral Garden Restaurant is your onsite option for dining. With a collective mixture of contemporary and classic design and views of tropical gardens, you sure will be pleased with the location of the Coral Gardens Restaurant. Offering locally caught seafood, succulent steaks, fresh salads, and seasonal vegetables you will be very pleased with the options. Not just offering a large variety of dishes, we also offer a few options for dining. During the humid months that the tropics bring, having a seat inside the restaurant is the comfortable choice, with a large fish tank along with gentle back ground music, you will feel relaxed and ready to try our a-la-carte menu. For the rest of the beautiful year round weather, you might be much more inclined to have a table in the outside area, you will be dining under the stars, and enjoying the clear night sky's. If dining amongst tropical palm trees and the background sound of only a cascading waterfall is your thing, no problem, this is also available with pool side dining. Also available is room service if relaxing on your private balcony is your preferred option. ... more   less 
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