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Reef Palms

#6 of 67 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
3.5 of 5
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41-47 Digger Street | corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 67 Hotels in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Reef Palms just one night before flying home to the U.S., but we could see how the Reef Palms would be a great place to make home base if you were planning to stay in Cairns for a while. The kitchenette is well-equipped and the rooms are pretty spacious. There aren't a ton of frills here... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Reef Palms for several days between a journey to the top end and also to the Undara Lava Tubes. I have stayed in countless hotels over a long period of travel around the world but the reception at Reef Palms tops the lot. The staff particularly Colleen could not do enough to make our stay as... More 

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Eardisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Reef Palms because of its proximity to the airport as we had an early morning flight, it is no more than 5 minutes drive so it ticked that box. Evening check in was straight forward, a very helpful and friendly receptionist provided eating advice and gave a good first impression. The rooms were clean, spacious and provided exactly... More 

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment of arrival we were greeted like friends. The atmosphere of the Reef Palms is so warm and welcoming. Nothing is too much of a bother. Facilities for the price are fantastic. Rooms clean and offer self contained amenities. Colleen & Rob have great knowledge of local area and best for value tours. Will be returning without a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An ample studio room with full kitchen, about a mile walk down the Esplanade from the center of town. The furnishings are new and the place is nicely kept-up, decor pleasantly retro. The owner was very helpful in recommending day trips and with general local information. It's on the corner and there's a bit of traffic, seems to die down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just recently stayed at reef palms , with my partner .. We found the rooms large just had a little bit of a smokey smell but all and all friendly staff and too happy to answer any questions on tours ! We even got sunburned and they gave us after sun care .. Have a courtesy bus to drop in... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That was my 4th time @ Reef Palms, as I said I would be back this year 2015 again. Sad I missed the owners Sharon and David, but Sharon gave me a phone call, when they were in Brisbane and we missed this year. But every body who will get and check in to the REEF PALMS MOTEL in Cairns... More 

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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review

You are a special guest who we love having come back each year - see you next time, we'll be thinking of you in the cold brrrrrrrrr! Colleen and Rob loved having you stay and I enjoyed my chat on the phone with you. Enjoy the rest of 2015 and we'll see you next year! Take care. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights with our 3 month old baby. Everything was great, the only issue is a squeaky headboard and bathroom door which we noticed due to trying not to wake a sleeping baby. Location is 30 mins walk to cairns CBD which has been annoying so we just hired a car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four (kids 9 and 12) stayed here for two nights as we were transitioning to Sydney from Port Douglas. The highlight of our stay was the kindness of the staff -- they accommodate everyone with everything! We needed to leave our bags until our plane left later in the day. No problem. We needed to borrow beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were clean, comfortable and well-appointed. That was a great start, but the standout for the Reef Palms was the service. There was always a smiling, friendly face at reception, and nothing was too much trouble. The continental breakfast was nicely presented with great care taken to keep everything fresh and topped up. Absolutely no complaints!

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Thank you, we always appreciate it when our guests take the time to write. I hope you will stay with us again if you travel back to Cairns More 

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