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Floriana Guesthouse

183 The Esplanade,, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 11 Cairns B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

We booked Floriana based on Lonely Planet's recommendation. While it is located on the Esplanade, it is still a 10-15 minute walk to the Lagoon and city, which proves to be inconvenient given how small the city is. Our room for three nights was not nearly as "charming" as Lonely Planet described it to be. The guesthouse is old, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

My husband and I had been travelling for 4 months and wanted a lovely place to stay for one night in Cairns before leaving for Sydney. We had read about this guesthouse in the Lonely Planet and it had such a great write up. I phoned and booked a room (3 days beforehand) - and my credit card was taken... More 

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melbourne
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

I really would not recommend staying here, there are numerous places that are better value, cleaner and friendlier than Floriana's. The owner was pretty rude to us, basically for just being there, and we had a really uncomfortable stay with musky, dirty linen, revolting, cheap pump soap in the bathroom and stinking towels. Our room had an open wall made... More 

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Brisbane
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

Floriana's was a nightmare! We were used to backpacker type accommodation, but this place promotes itself as something else when it's really just an overpriced dump. The owner was exceptionally rude and thought herself far above the customer! One of the walls was just lattice so people could hear everything going on in our room, not at all private! The... More 

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Cydweli, , Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007

Ah the Floriana. This was an old fashioned 'guest house' in the tradition of the old English Seaside and we loved it. Having read the other review, I have to say that Maggie, the piano playing, bird loving proprieter was helpful and kind - but no, once you had your keys, she left you alone. I am not surprised she... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2007

I stayed in this property during my week in Cairns. Generally, I can say that I liked it, though the place is slightly run down (stains, ..), but with a character: old furniture, pictures, some strange objects and feeling that you are staying in someone's house. Everything seemed to be relatively clean, though there were some ants in the rooms... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2006

Lonely Planet had such a high regard for Floriana that it was highlighted in its own sidebar in a recent Australia edition. I believe the words used were "charismatic guesthouse." The facilities were rather run down (old shower, dodgy toilet, musty linen), but as a longtime budget traveler, I am used to very basic amenities and always try to be... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2006

Cairns is dominated by bland hotels, we can recommend Floriana as a creative alternative. It won't suit perfectionists but we like the excellent price, spacious rooms, traditional Queensland architecture, retro colours, and the quiet and friendly environment. We didn't find it hard to tolerate the considerable walk into town, the fact that our particular room only had fans and no... More 

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Address: 183 The Esplanade,, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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