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Sunshine Tower Hotel Cairns
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   136-140 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #61 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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10 hotel reviews
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“Do not stay here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

I am currently here overnight for work and it was not my choice to be accommodated here! Do not believe the website it is nothing like the pictures! It may have been nice 20 years ago but I'm guessing they haven't done a thing to it since! I will say the lady at the desk was lovely and very proud of her hotel but that's where it ended!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Mackay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

Was booked into the All Seasons Sunshine Tower at Cairns, first impression was not good from the outside. Checked into the room and found bed bugs in the bed. Packed my gear up and left there and found another motel to check into. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

The accomodation up front, although a bit old school, seemed ok for the money. The room rate was $80 per night, not a lot but concidering how many are on the same road for cheaper, i would expect better.
I asked for the room to be serviced and all that was done was the rubbish bin empties. The old towels and face washer were just hung back up. The tea and coffee centre noe refilled even after specifically asking and the bed, they didnt even bother to make it, just peuuled the doona up to cover the thing.
All in all a really crap experience and i hope nobody uses this accomodation.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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dublin - Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

When I heard we were off to cairns i was delighted - Plenty of sun
I got there to find that Cairns can have rain in July.
that might be why I was not impressed with this hotel
We had an apartment beside the pool.
the room did not look clean and i spent my first night cleaning the outside of the fridge
there was a restaurant on site but breakfast was from 7.30 and seemed to end before 9.
Dinner seemed to end very early also , but was very nice and a good price also.
Overall I was not happy with hotel/ apartment

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

This is an affordable, but ordinary hotel on the main road from Cairns city out to the airport and the north. The rooms are fairly standard motel-style arrangements with nothing special to note. The bathroom was a bit faded. There were a few things I wouldn't have accepted in a higher-rated hotel, but given the price (quite cheap for Cairns) and my short stay, I didn't mind it too much.

The staff were friendly, but the hotel is a bit of a walk from anything of interest in the city. It can be just a little bit uncomfortable walking at night in the area.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

Stayed for work overnight. Staff were friendly. Clean & tidy, basic & dated room (505) with good size & OK view of mountains. It is on the main road from the airport but I did not have any problems with noise & slept well in comfortable bed. Breakfast was included in my rate which I would recommend unless you want to take 10 minute walk to esplanade for dining as nothing really close except service station & newsagent. I would definitely recommend a 10 minute walk to the Esplanade for dinner. I ate at the RSL (cnr Esplanade & Florence) where I had the biggest & best Lamb Shanks I have ever had for $23. All meals & drinks seem good value & cheaper than other cafe's on Esplanade.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunshine Tower Hotel Cairns

Address: 136-140 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunshine Tower Hotel Cairns 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven-story Hotel located 3 blocks from the city center & 500 meters from train station. ... more   less 
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