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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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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Bowen, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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61 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Despite beautiful surroundings; a pool and beautiful Rainforest, this facility is fairly grim. It may be the clientele; a few shady blokes sitting outside their rooms smoking. The room was OK, but the free wifi didn't work at all, and that was the entire reason I booked to stay here. There are happier places to stay for less.

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Helsingoer, Denmark
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 179 Sheridan St, 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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#62 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
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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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