We recently enjoyed a week staying at the Cairns Plaza Hotel. We booked a standard room so we were aware it was not refurbished. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The bath towels were luxury plus. The room had a small kitchenette with a microwave, kettle and bar fridge. It did not have a toaster or a hairdryer. The staff were friendly and helpful. The pool area is nice and inviting and clean. It has plenty of tables and chairs but only two sun lounges as there is not enough room for more. This did not bother us as we were the only two people at the pool most days. The hotel is in a great location, just out of the hustle and bustle but still only a pleasant walk to all the restaurants.