We stayed in holiday inn cairns for 1 day in early may,
I had came in overseas before my partner on a 10 hours over night flight and was pretty knackered so it was great that holiday inn allowed me to check in early as I thought I could catch up on some decent sleep before my boyfriend arrived.
checked into the room, it wasn't brand spanking new with an old television, rusty in some places ( with a nice ocean view though ) but all I really care for was the clean beds and bathrooms that I've known holiday inn for.
however, that's pretty much where the good part of our stay ended.
I tried to get some sleep at about 10am, however, little did I know, the room right above us was under going renovation and it was just fantastic having a drill going off on you every 20minutes.
tried to call the reception and asked them if they could help out/do something to help out like move us elsewhere. all that was offered was a pair of cheap ear plugs that barely drown out any noise and was told that they were allowed to drill from 10am to 5pm.
however, about 8.30 am in the morning the next day renovation work has already started and drilling was going full force at 9am. which effectively managed to drive us out of the room by 10am.
if that's how holiday inn intends to get their guests to check out early, I'd say they're doing a pretty good job about it.
we understand that renovation noises are unavoidable but holiday inn could have at least stuck to the hours of work they have told us, or understand that no decent customer would want to pay to sleep right under a construction site.
for $130 a night, it's decent but not worth the headache.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, and a stunning natural setting amidst landscaped tropical gardens, the oceanfront DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns is just a short walk from the city center, and Cairn's business, retail and entertainment districts. The hotel overlooks the picturesque Cairns Esplanade, and is just moments from Cairns Lagoon and Cairns Casino. Enjoy easy access to Cairns Convention Center and lots of attractions, including the World Heritage listed Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. The Great Barrier Reef departures terminal is 100m away, and Cairns International Airport is only 10 minutes' drive from our Cairns hotel. Our onsite tour desk will help you explore the wonders of this unique region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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