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Ryan's Rest

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18 Terminus St | Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #37 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ryan's Rest is a short walk from restaurants, pubs and shops. The esplanade is an easy 15/20 min walk. The hosts Michael and Kesley were very friendly and helpful. They even have an extremely comfortable chauffeur driven car available to help guests visit venues further afield. There is a swimming pool in which to cool off at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed with Michael and Kesley for three nights at Ryan's Rest, a convenient location for shopping, restaurants, pubs and the esplanade. Includes a pool to cool off after a day's walk. Michael took us in his new limousine to Herberton to see mining museum, pubs and shopping with lots of options on the way including homegrown coffee, mango wine -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stayed here whilst working in the city. Always felt 100% at home and safe. Staff are lovely, rooms are clean and tidy. Nice areas to socialise with friends. Everyone has respect for eachother. Really enjoyed my stay, sad to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have spent 3 months at Ryan's Rest while working to save for my next adventure. I couldn't have asked for a better place to live at such an affordable price. Cam and Suzzy were very welcoming and accomodating making the place feel like home away from home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great place to stay my family love it here. Great swimming pool. Friendly staff. Close to Cairns Central Shopping Centre the city centre. Great sized rooms air-cons in all rooms and big kitchen. Relaxed atmosphere with excellent staff.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

could not rate this accommodation because we could not get there due to cyclone ita ,were still charged for one night because railway only gave 2 hours warning that they could not promise transport past Townsville. As were travelling with 2 disabled ,child and adult ,could not chance getting caught with no where to stay.On other rail trips were weather... More 

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RyanRest, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Sorry you couldn't make it up to Cairns. As we are a small business with only 11 rooms run by 2 part time employees we have these conditions (72hr cancellation policy) in place to protect our business. Unfortunately as we are a small business we just can't absorb last minute cancellations like Queensland Rail did for you. Please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We are a family with three small children and stayed for 4 nights at Ryan's rest. I guess we stayed during the quieter period towards end of October. We had use of a self contained flat which was brilliant with our little kids. Though it was a 15 min walk through town to the waterfront it was very convenient for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a 2 bedroom "apartment" on the ground floor of the main building. The bedrooms were a little on the small size with older beds/furniture but each had individual air con and ceiling fans; a good sized living area including a full kitchen and a full sized dining table, and a big TV that we had no idea how... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

hi everyone ! i have been living in ryan's rest for almost 6 months so i thought that maybe posting a comment about the place would help the management improve the service. the main house where the office is,is a beautiful old queenslander with a beautiful balcony and big rooms. Both bathrooms have been recently renovated and the kitchen is... More 

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

No one by the name of 431 Butterfly87 has been a guest at Ryans Rest however Suzie the housekeeper is strict about keeping the kitchen and common areas clean and tidy for our guests. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If this accommodation had been described as suitable for backpackers or budget style accommodation there would not have been the disappointment. It was that it described itself as Boutique. More was expected. Certainly an outside privy was a shock. True ... when the details mentioned bathroom we had presumed a toilet would be located in the property - but no.... More 

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

Sorry that Ryans Rest was not up to expectations. Built over 90 years ago, this Cairns accommodation house retains its original character and provides a unique accommodation experience. It is a traditional old world Queenslander that most guests find charming and a different accommodation experience from staying in just another hotel. More 

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