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Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Ranked #43 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Warwickshire
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“Nice place to unwind and relax”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed for 5 nights. Good sized room. My husband celebrated his 60th birthday here and the hotel supplied us with a bottle of bubbly at a nominal cost, was in the room when we returned from day out. Lovely heated swimming pools. Good restaurant and poolside bar. Daily Bus provided to and from Cairns for a small charge. Laundry room so was able to catch up on washing and drying.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

The rooms were simple and clean and the beds were ok The greenery is nice . . The breakfast was tasty but a bit limited especially the fruit etc . Staff were polite and helpful . Overall good value for money as the cost was reasonable , not the standards high .
Now for the negatives .....
1.No hot water at breakfast , hotel bulk coffee (which is universally awful) was available , but the hot water dispenser urn disappeared an did not com back
2.No pool towels in the box at the pool , which said pool towels"" No staff in evidence . Had to go back to the room in wet bathers and dry off . Bit sloppy really .
3. 3 buses blocked the entrance side by side to the hotel by side at 9 am ish . I had to run an errand in the morning and return and wished to park in the car park near the exit close to our room but not possible due to tour buses inconsiderate behavior . I had not the time or interest to cause a scene and simply took an inconvenient park and walked .

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed here for two nights at the end of a road trip from Brisbane.
The first thing to say is that the hotel is big and it has become slightly dated. That said, it is not without charm, and the lush vegetation and excellent swimming pools and nice looking restaurant provide some atmosphere.
The room we stayed in was a standard king room. It was medium sized and again a bit tired and in need of updating.
Our deal included a buffet breakfast which was very good, specially if you wander over to the tables overlooking the pool.
You can book trips at the hotel and we went on a trip up the skyrail (cableway over the rainforest) and back down on the train. I would recommend this trip.
We stayed in the rainy season so the hotel was not vey full and parts of it (the pool bar) were closed.
The hotel has a magnificent main swimming pool surrounded by lush vegetation and rocks and waterfalls but if does have its own version of the great barrier reef in the middle of the pool as it narrows. There is a faded warning message to one side but you will not see it and it will take the skin off your knees. You have been warned!

The hotel is some two or three kilometers from the CBD so its a bit of a walk, but it does run shuttle buses throughout the day

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I (27, 28) stayed here for 3 nights. The front desk was very helpful and friendly and so were the cleaning people. The location is excellent, no need for a taxi anywhere. The Internet was free but you get what you pay for because we were in a central room and still couldn't get a signal. My only gripe is really the breakfast. We were conned into purchasing the breakfast when we checked it for a special rate. You had to commit to it at check in and commit to what days you would eat. It cost $15 per person and was not worth it. You can find better breakfast on the esplanade. Still worth a stay

  • Stayed February 2014
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, Director of Sales at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Further to your review - we have checked the Hotel register and have no record of your stay at ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club. The 'breakfast special' you referred to is not a promotion that we running. We believe that you may have been staying at another Cairns hotel. If you would like to discuss further please contact me directly at ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club P # 07 4053 8800.
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#8 Spa Hotel in Cairns
#25 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):
Cairns Colonial Club Resort 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 Café (operates seasonally) 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. With our Guest Lounge, Tour Booking Office, Internet access and Resort Shop, 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 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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