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Cairns Holiday Lodge
259 Sheridan St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #55 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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“Very good and very bad -depends on what you consider important”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Now I understand why the reviews for this place are so contrasting. The owners are lovely and can't do enough for you. The location is close to town but also a short distance from the airport.

However, our particular room is in need of maintenance. The door lock is only home style and you need to remember to push the lock in. The kitchen equipment was not clean. There is a sign saying you will be charged $10 if you don't was dishes. Our room had an overwhelming odor of cleaning chemicals. The room is only cleaned every 6 days and towels replaced every 3 days..

There are no lifts so you need to lug the bags upstairs. Ask for ground floor if stairs are an issue.

Wifi was patchy even if you stood under the router. But patchy wifi is common in cairns. I stay in cairns often and still can't find accommodation with wifi that is good enough for work purposes.

Overall this place is ok if you decide to overlook some discomfort but I do not think they can justify the room rate. There are better facilities for the same price nearby. Having said that, some travelers need to stay where they feel love and companionship and support - if that is the case, stay here. I can imagine that if you came to Cairns for health treatment, this place would be ok.

Room Tip: No lifts so ask for ground floor if this is an issue. Stairs are steep and can be slippery if it rai...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Darwen, UK
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28 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Cairns Holiday Lodge is a great motel on the edge of Cairns. The motel is only a 15 minute drive from the airport and a 15-20 minute walk from the middle of Cairns. The area is quite apart from the main road but the traffic noise is hardly noticeable. There are fast food restaurants and mini-supermarkets just down the road from the motel so food getting is no problem.
The motels rooms are tidy and have a small kitchen area with cooker and a fridge. The motel also has 2 laundry rooms which were a godsend after arriving with a suitcase of dirty washing (after a tour of Java and Bali). There is even a small pool if you want to relax after a hard days sightseeing.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a week and thought it was great. Clean rooms, very quiet. About a 25 min walk to Cairns city centre. Suzie was very helpful with all aspects of our stay, including booking tours for us. Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Once again Susie and Mike have excelled. They were more than attentive to our needs, always available. Rooms were spotlessly clean. Sure air conditioner was loud but ceiling fans were more than adequate. See you next September!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

This motel is a little outside the centre of Cairns (about 30 minutes walk). Very helpful and nice owners, and reasonable sized room. The downside is the air-con which is very loud, but you really need to use it in Cairns.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Booked into this motel after booking out of an absolute abhorent lesuire park (that had 4 stars). Managers couldn't have been more helpful, I was on my own with four children attending a soccer carnival. Rooms were more than adequate, infact my room was the central room for early morning meetings with the boys. Central to everything...even night markets. Only complaint was the lack of off street parking. Recommend this hotel

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

Friendly people, very nice welcome. Organise trips for you, very informative. Some noise at the week-ends but we called them and they sorted the problem. Called us and helped us with our luggage at 3am for our flight. Could not have asked for a nicer more relaxing stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 259 Sheridan St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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