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Rainbow Inn

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked into this place only as all other self contained accommodation were full due to Cairns show. Paid $150 per night for an apartment. Was taken there and and shown the place. The beds were clean however when we moved in (2 adults and 2 kids) and explored the place, we discovered that hidden behind the curtains in one of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a raw sewage smell in our room. We told reception, we were told that it would be adressed by house-keeping and we we went out for the day. When we got home. It was not addressed. We got shifted to a new room that had mould in the shower, broken tiles, couches that has no cusioning left in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent one night here with my girlfriend. We picked it because we were on a budget and the pool pictures looked nice. We instantly regretted because of the state of the place. Even though it's advertised as a resort, a majority of the people lived there and littered the place with cigarettes. If you wanted to use the pool... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked into the rainbow "resort" for 2 nights and I was disgusted by the room I had booked and the zero customer service received from the manager there. My room was located right next to the bar which was noisy at night despite the lack of people visiting it, the air conditioning did not work at all despite me trying... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was very small and old looking . Curtain had stains all over it and was damaged. Pictures on website misleading. We have been here for a week and pool was filthy when we arrived and still hasn't been cleaned. The pool was what made us book here . You can also feel every spring in the beds we are... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This accomodation is very, very basic. If you just want a room for the night as we did, it is fine. You would not want to stay here for a vacation, it is not that kind of accommodation. It definitely is not a resort as I saw it refered to on Booking.com (Cairns Rainbow Resort). It is only a few... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was skeptical of a few harsh reviews given that the photos of the hotel looked really good and we were looking for budget accommodation, just somewhere safe and clean to sleep! It was close enough to walk into town, but that's about where the good things about it stop. And for anyone else confused by the name, the Rainbow... More 

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Baotou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A little longer way to the wharf( about 3-4 kilometers to the wharf) The air conditioner is of old style with loud noise. There is refrigerator in the room in which fresh vegetables and fruits could be stored.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Last month i was in Cairns and went to see some friends on mine! staying at The Rainbow Hotel! I was shocked By the state of the room and just how dirty it was!... Mold everywhere Stains on the sheets!...and up stares the noise was horrific.. Needless to say my friends left the next morning!... I am so glad we... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here recently and holy hell, never again. Everything seemed fine at first, although no check out time or information to contact reception was provided. I went out with friend that night, and once arriving back I soon noticed one of the pillowcases appeared blood stained. Since reception was closed, and I had no contact details for Reception I... More 

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