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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   41-47 Digger Street | corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reef Palms
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Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dont be fooled: no wi-fi no breakfast We booked this hotel because of the inclusion of Wi-Fi and Breakfast as this made it worth the while. We were very upset to find out right away that the internet does not work. There is indeed a network called reef palms, after many frustrating hours attempting to connect with multiple divides we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and i were just in Cairns, and had a wonderful experience at this hotel, the rooms are clean and spacious and close to the airport and within walking distance to all amenities. But the best part of our trip came when we had checked out, forgetting that the office closed on 7pm my friend decided to take a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I greatly enjoyed the Reef Palms. Our hosts, Davis and Sharon Harris, have a beautiful motel with spacious studios, well-designed interiors and comfortable beds. The outdoor swimming pool is well-maintained and personalized with a tropics theme; unexpected in a small motel. They run a shuttle-service into nearby Cairns and to the airport from the motel on departure.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a family managed hotel, well located (actually Cairns is really small and it is hard to not be well located) with nice facilities. Rooms are a little bit tired, but it is a good value for the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 days while visiting Cairns. Rooms are great and spacious. Very clean. Kitchen is excellent, very big and has all the basics. Very large fridge. Beds are some of the best I have ever slept in, so comfortable! Staff very friendly! Wifi worked great. It is very close to the airport so there are planes coming in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at Reef Palms. We really liked the room - clean, spacious, quiet overlooking the pool. Sharon and David were helpful hosts, with excellent local knowledge. We particularly appreciated that we could borrow beach towels when going out to tours, and that at nights there were golf umbrellas placed in the reception area for guests to borrow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel, facility. The restaurant is very good and with it being part of the hotel, well, convenient! Food good, quality and quantity. Price was on par with everywhere else. Room a bit old fashioned but clean, large and comfortable. By happy chance, if we ever get to return to NZ and especially Bay of Islands, this is where... More 

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Canadian Lakes, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reef Palms is a place where you feel very welcome! The staff, as well as the owners, David and Sharon work to make your time in Cairns perfect. A bonus was that, travelling with a smoker, there was smoking allowed on the balcony so the smoker was not made to feel a second class citizen!! Very clean and neat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the reef palms was perfect. From the moment we got there to the moment we left, we could not have asked for anything more. David and Sharon did all they could from the outset to make sure we enjoyed our time in Cairns. Sharon worked tirelessly for us to make sure that we had all the activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reef palms is an excellent serviced apartment, with a queen size bed and a separate single bed. Its an ideal choice, especially if you have a vehicle as this is approximately 2.5 km from the city center. David is a very friendly host and he has a few complementary drops to the city center, which is useful. Well maintained and... More 

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Address: 41-47 Digger Street | corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Reef Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Reef Palms Cairns
Reef Palms Hotel Cairns
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
#6 Family Hotel in Cairns

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