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Ryan's Rest

18 Terminus St | Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #38 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

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

Broome, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Yes, it's true that this place is on a quiet back street but that doesn't mean it is a quiet place to stay. It is an old building (which was quite cute; the first 5 minutes we were there we loved it). However, the walls are paper thin and the building exceptionally noisy. We were in a room on the... More

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

Hi Jessica, Sorry your stay wasn't the best at Ryan's Rest. I actually upgraded you guys to a better room then what you paid for being a Boutique Double room but that back fired. Unfortunately you had checked out before we could fix your problem as we did have dorm rooms available which are located at the front of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed at Ryan's Rest for 3 nights early August 2013. Location - excellent location, 1 minute walk to Cairns railway station, 1 minute walk to Cairns Central (Cairns' biggest shopping mall), and a comfortable 10 minute walk to the Esplanade. Ryan's Rest is in a quiet street away from the loud pubs and clubs of the city - so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Nice clean and cozy accomodation, short walk to Cairns and in a quiet area. Spacious rooms in a quaint "Queenslander" style dwelling. Very homely vibe and friendly staff made staying at Ryan's Rest an easy going and fun experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is easily within walking distance to the esplanade yet on a quiet back street. We booked a double room but ended up with a whole apartment. It was comfortable, clean and had a great kitchen. I could have cooked a gourmet meal in there. I would have preferred not stepping outside to get to the toilet. Also our bedroom... More

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Address: 18 Terminus St | Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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