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Cairns City Motel

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169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed 7 nights here. We arrived to a grotty reception area to be told that there was a problem with the plumbing in our room (conveniently we were told AFTER they had taken our payment) so we had to have another room until ours was sorted. We can't help but feel they were lying about this... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 9 x nights with a friend. Having seen some of the recent reviews after booking, I contacted CCM with regard to my friend's allergies and was assured that we would have a room to help avoid these issues. We had a recently painted room which really helped no doubt. We also saw no dogs at the... More 

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Thank Jubbly R
Burpengary,Qld
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My hubbie and I stayed at the Cairns City motel (or Poinsettia) for 1 week and the owner and staff were very friendly. The motel is in an excellent position only being 2 streets away from the foreshore and an easy 10 minute walk into the centre of town. However, even though the rooms have been recently painted, most of... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Be warned This place has 2 names Cairns City Motel and Poinsetta Motel. Both names are displayed outside on the building. Even the local taxi turned up late because this double name is on the internet web sights. Rooms not cleaned or if so you would not know, mostly emptied the bin myself only to find the yard bin Overflowing.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Be aware This place has 2 names the new cairns city motel and Poinsettia motel. These 2 names are displayed on the front of the building causing confusion even to local taxi's One of my tours was ruined because of this double name, the tour Coach got confused and went to Cairns city apartments. A poor basic motel not value... More 

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Kempsey, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We booked into the motel as it was late when we arrived at Cairns and needed somewhere to stay overnight. Upon entering the room there was a pungent smell to it. My boyfriend thought i was just being fussy. There was mould in the shower someone elses hair on the floor and no door to separate bathroom from bedroom. Which... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Was hoping for a better stay. Paid AU$75 a night for a three night stay. Room was tired but that's was ok given the moderate cost. Room was quite small. Bathroom very much in need of renovation however functional and good shower temperature / pressure. Close to town centre, esplanade and botanical gardens which was very convenient. Bed and pillows... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights with my partner. Cairns City Motel is close to the city and walking distance, friendly reception on arrival, cheap rates, rooms are average nothing fancy some wear n tear. Motel has a small pool. Only downside is minimum parking available which is not allocated to rooms, so first in best dressed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We paid close to NZ $90 a night through bookings.com. If we'd paid the lower price that some of the other reviewers had paid I would have given a higher score, but just not worth what we paid. The good thing is that it is easy walking distance to everywhere. The bad things are that the room is small and... More 

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Thank KiwiKate55
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I kind of feel bad leaving this review because the owners were soon nice, funny and helpful. But I wish someone had left this review for me before I booked it. To me, bare minimum is "technically" clean and comfortable. If that's all you're looking for in he most literal sense, then this motel just makes the that cut. I... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Cairns City Motel

Address: 169 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Poinsettia Motel)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $49 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cairns City Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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