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First City Caravilla
Ranked #12 of 14 Cairns B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“not worth it unless desperate”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

would definitely suggest another caravan park , this one is old and rundown, cabins have no real cooking facilities except old plug in hotplate grill screwed onto benches , Sadly even the showers drip and when less then five feet from sleeping area you get the sound of drip drip drip all night ,,asked to be fixed been waiting three days now ,, for a simple tap washer replacement,
oh and for the record green water swimming is available

Room Tip: across road at another venue
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jeff C
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Waynehughes, Owner at First City Caravilla, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Hello Jeff C ,

I am sorry to take so long to respond to your email, i am only a learner at this ,Thank you for your review, i do remember the shower leaking , we had a new staff member on at the time who wasnt confident to repair the tap washer , once we found out about it we did repair it , as for the green water in the swimming pool , we do have a large green sgad cloth cover that gives a reflection the pool water is green , we also test the pool daily for water quality, i hope you can accept my apology as sincere , We all do try to fix all our problems in a timely manner , once again thankyou for staying with us, Wayne
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Caloundra, Australia
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very average welcome, office is an open window at the entrance. Tourist information available outside shop and internet facility. The management need to review their very negative signs at the entrance and also on their park regulations, everything seems to start with an NO. Sites are generally level, all with concrete slabs. Water and electricity points close by, no sullage. The amenities are old but recently painted and very clean. There is a pool, laundry and dump point. $ 36 2A, powered less TT discount $33.40. Suitable for a short stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SioDav
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Waynehughes, Owner at First City Caravilla, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Hello SiobhanDav,

Sorry for taking so long to respond to you ,
Thank you for your time to write a review , We all try very hard to make our customers welcome but at times it can be difficult when things behind the scenes don't go as planned, I will have a talk to our staff and see if we can avoid this situation in the future ,We will also have a look at our negative signs that we have and try to replace them when time permits with better wording, Hopefully we maybe able to delete a few of them ,
All of our powered sites have sullage to them.
Hopefully when you visit Cairns again you can have a longer stay with us.
Thank you Wayne
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Additional Information about First City Caravilla

Property: First City Caravilla
Address: 1 Kelly St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — First City Caravilla 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
To enjoy a Cairns Holiday you need accommodation that can offer access to all of the wonders of Far North Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef, Heritage rain forests such as the Daintree, the beautiful beaches of Cairns, the Cairns casino and other entertainment found in the city of Cairns and of course Queensland's incredible Outback. At Cairns First City Caravilla we offer it all and more! We are a three & half star Holiday Park, located close to everything and offering a complete range of cairns holiday accommodation styles, space, outdoor activities, tour advice and information and above all - friendly and experienced service. ... more   less 
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