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Rainbow Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #62 of 66 hotels in Cairns
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Helsingoer, Denmark
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a disgusting place! 1st room we checked into wasn't cleaned at all!!!!! There were ants in the bathroom eating another insect. Actually there was ants everywere - even in the bed! On the pillow there was another persons hair! The sheets have not been changed before we arrived. We changed room, and the 2nd room smelled so bad!... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

returned to cairns in January 2014, and was looking for some accommodation online that had an outdoor pool area and was close to city. I come across this motel with a specials running for a 3 night stay and decided to give it a go. I enjoyed the amount of outdoor area with pool and spa. Motel had a restaurant... More

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is close to esplanade etc but so are alot of the places along cook high way, the lack of house keeping is also a problem. I was down the esplanade and came back to find they had taken my children's tablets until we paid the next nights fee , I felt violated and wasn't happy they made us... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

After letting staff know that we would be arriving late they told us to ring reception on arrival and we would be given the code to retrieve our keys from the safe. Imagine our shock to discover that our room had been let and that at 1am we were left on the street with no room, despite having our booking... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What a [---] dump, I know it is budget but one would expect the basics, like clean rooms. It wasnt bad enough that the room looked like it had been cleaned by a blind cleaner with epilepsy, but I am sure that the bedsheets had not been changed. I am almost sure that i have contracted mild emphysema friom the... More

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Florida, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I prebooked breakfast with our room rate online, for an additional cost for two of $30. When we arrived, we found a sign advertising breakfast for just over $6 on the footpath and another sign on the breakfast room advertising bacon & eggs for $8.90. However, nowhere did we find any mention of the breakfast hours (not... More

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Wollongong, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

we arrived and the room that we were allocated was disgusting i went to the office and complained about the room how it looks NOTHING like the photo it had water dripping from the ceiling we got moved and that room was no better i have stayed in plenty of accom. through qantas before and i was disgusted to think... More

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Booked this through Hotwire because it was somehow greatly mis-rated as a 3 star. We would have changed rooms but it was late when we arrived and didn't have a car. Left first thing in the morning. It was clean - but so run down and dated to feel icky. Towels were so thin they were like tea towels. Rust... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

First room they gave us was so dirty I asked for another room. There was no phone, no remote, and the bathroom window didn't lock. Next room a bit cleaner, TV didn't work. Very poor lighting. Sheets look like they haven't been changed. The mattress was so hard it hurt. I would never come back or recommend. This motel needs... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here last night with my little 2 and a half year old. Yes hotel looks run down etc but that did not bother me, I was looking forward to a long soak in a bath after driving for hours. Also did not bother me that I had to drive down a side street and park on the street... More

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Additional Information about Rainbow Inn

Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel
Rainbow Hotel Cairns
Address: 179 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#62 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rainbow Inn offers true hospitality of the Tropical North. Our 3 star resort style property boasts a large central swimming pool with waterfall and spa and lush tropical palms. We are located close to the city, casino, major shopping centre, cinemas, conference centre and airport. The Coral Gardens Restaurant and Bar offer a large range of a la carte dining and beverages and is open until late. Our rooms are spacious and located around the central swimming pool and spa, amid a lush tropical garden for you to enjoy your surroundings and our beautiful climate all year round. Rooms rooms are equipped with all facilities, including Wireless Internet(fee), en-suite, mini bar and cable TV. We also have a guest laundry, hire cars and computer kiosk. Our friendly staff can advise on what to see and do in Cairns and book all your tours for you. ... more   less 
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