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Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Ranked #42 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

The hotel is quite a distance from town and you will need to organsie transport or use the courtesy bus. The whole resort looks pretty tired and it feels as if hundreds of rooms are 'packed in' into the facility. Due to the high room density, there is a fair amount of after hours noise from the other guests and quite often you will see the shadow of a guest passing right in front of your window which can be a little disconcerting. The rooms themselves (at least the one we were in) have undergone refurbishment in the last few years and they are quite new and comfortable. The pools are pretty good, however they are not heated, so while the air temp may be a pleasent 27 degrees, the water might be 20 degrees. The restaurant was also disappointing so we dined out every night. (but again as you are not near tthe city centre this is problematic).

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at The Colonial Club from the 24th Dec to the 27th, to celebrate Christmas and Boxing Day festivities with 20-30 family members and friends. The room was great, clean up to date and suited the wife and myself fine. When the kids were younger, l would have commented on the 3 pools they have, and the games room that would keep them busy all day while we relaxed. Now their older its "Dad, wheres the bar" not that lm complaining, just funny how life moves so fast, lol. We had the free cooked breakfast from the Homestead Restaurant included in our room rate and like us, everyone loved, l couldnt get enough of the scrammbled eggs, mmm. We also got a couple of meals for dinner and salads for lunch, and they were all just as nice, 8/10 on the meals. The only thing that was a downer, was the rubbish left after xmas day around the pool area cause it stunk. But credit to the staff, after a phone call, 10mins and it was all cleaned up. The only reason l mention it, as it should have been picked up earlier (especially in this heat). Other than that, its a nice relaxin place to chill and enjoy yourself, friends and family. Happy 2014 everyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

was impressed with the price. considering you pay $109 p/n and get buffet breaky for 2 included which was normally $23pp on its on was real value. rooms were just a room nothing special but were clean and comfortable

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

rooms are great, not as fancy as some but they are upgrading, beds are very comfortable, rooms are very clean, staff are fabulous, late checkout was not a problem and didn't cost anything.
the pools are fantastic.
breakfast is usually really good value, last stay a little disappointing, very little fresh fruit, otherwise great.
dinner seemed a little expensive until we got the food, it was delicious.
we have stayed here 4 times and will continue to do so.
they often have great deals that have breakfast included or just the room.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

I booked this as it wasn't clear that this was so far out of the centre and it said great pool, 4 star. This is NOT a 4 star hotel by any means - not for an international traveller anyway. Location - out of the centre however there is a courtesy bus, they charge more than the local bus for this courtesy bus!!! Restaurant terrible!. No choice, terrible quality and breakfast - well that was shocking. No decent choice, coffee terrible. Pool - looks lovely but water so warm it's hard to get refreshed. Staff ok but it's obvious that they even don't believe they are in a quality hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Property: Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Address: 18-26 Cannon St | Manunda, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#26 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Colonial Club Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 315
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club is set amongst 11 acres of lush, award-winning tropical gardens. We feature 5 different room categories and 345 rooms in total. Dive into one of the 3 lagoon style pools, enjoy a cocktail at the Pool Side Cafe or squeeze some sand beneath your toes on the man made beach. A variety of dining options are available from the sensational buffet at the Homestead Restaurant to something more casual at the Poolside Cafe. Work up an appetite on the tennis court. With our Guest Lounge, Tour Booking Office, Internet access and Resort Shop, the Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club has the facilities to be your home away from home whilst you are in Cairns. All major tour operators pick up and drop off at the Resort, making it easier to explore the wonderful attractions that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Other facilities include games room and a Conference Centre. It is easy to see why the Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club is known worldwide as the premier leisure Resort in the region. Airport and City-centre transfers are available at a nominal fee. ... more   less 
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