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179 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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Recently renovated Cairns Rainbow Resort is located in Cairns, Queensland, One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, surrounded by lush rainforest and beautiful tropical oceans. The Resort is Located close to the city center where you will find shops, world renowned restaurants that cater for every cuisine, large variety of bars and clubs and only 100 meters to the esplanade and ocean waterfront. 5 minute drive is the Cairns Domestic and International Airports. 15 minute walk of the resort you can get to other attractions such as; Cairns central shopping center, cairns civic theater, convention center, cruise ship terminal, arts gallery, casino, train station, bus terminal, cairns museum, botanical gardens, and much more. Cairns Rainbow Resort is a tropical oasis close to the city center offering great valued rooms with Pool, Spa and tropical garden views. All rooms have private balconies, and free wifi. ROOMS: All of our rooms have balconies that open your room up to the beautiful tropical gardens and pool area. Only meters from your room awaits our spa perfect for relaxing and our large swimming pool with cascading waterfall, perfect for those warm summer days, by pools side awaits the lounge chair area where you can lay back and let the sun shine down. All of our guest rooms come with on a 32" Flat TV screen, free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, fridge. FACILITIES: Cairns Rainbow Resort facilities include a tropical outdoor swimming pool with cascading waterfall, outdoor spa and pool side lounge chair area, tour booking desk, guest laundry, and onsite car parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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tara_j93 wrote a review Dec 2021
Maroochydore, Australia40 contributions28 helpful votes
Disgusting. Checked in today (New Years eve) and checked out less than 10 minutes later due to a family emergency. We paid $230 for the night and they refused to give us a refund given our circumstances. Not to mention, the room was filthy, full of mould and smelt like cigarettes. I wouldn’t even let my dogs stay here. Reception staff are disgustingly rude.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Don’t waste your time
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Carol H wrote a review Nov 2021
Alice Springs, Australia253 contributions109 helpful votes
Arrived on a Saturday lunch time - no reception only after hours. Found our sliding door would not open, rang after hours - "WAIT TILL MONDAY OR PAY FOR ANOTHER ROOM" . No care whatsoever, there is no one onsite so the locals drop of their kids who all use the pool, making it too busy for guests. Rooms very tired.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Michelle Sparrow wrote a review Oct 2021
Ipswich, Australia4 contributions
This is a budget hotel so if you are expecting something fancy i.e. bar and restaurant, forget all about booking in here. Our first night there, we were booked into a room where there was no air con remote, there was no TV remote, no plug for the bath and the ceiling fan was noisy as hell. Once we alerted management to the problems, they moved us to another room without a hassle. The 2nd room had everything that was necessary for a 6 night stay. While it was basic, the bed was comfortable, the fridge kept our drinks cool, and the air con and ceiling fan worked with no issues. The place itself is very run down, and could definitely use updating and more attention payed to keeping it cleaner. While the room was impeccably clean when we arrived, it was not serviced once in the whole week we were there. Rubbish on the ground near the bins, stairs in desperate need of a sweep. Just general details not attended to let it down. The pool is awesome and is the best part of the Rainbow Inn. Did not have an issue with any of the long term tenants. Any of them I had dealings with were polite and friendly. It does not get any better than this place for location. 15 minute walk to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, 20 minute stroll to the Lagoon and a 400 meter walk to a Night Owl. You get what you pay for and if it's budget with zero frills you are after, this is the place for you. If not, pay more and stay elsewhere. Overall, I would recommend this place to couples or singles.....not families with kids.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms backing onto McLeod Street are lovely and quiet.
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Chloe R wrote a review Jul 2021
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Let me start this review with the preface that every Uber driver that took us to the Rainbow Resort was concerned we wouldn’t make it out. Along with the questionable bodily fluid stains on the sheets, we were accompanied by many little creepy crawly friends in the bathroom and in the kitchen. The disingenuous photos that were only the tip of the iceberg of the lies and fairytales that we were led to believe about the resort. The addition of three frequently coming and going commodores really added to the experience. Take it from a girl who’s stayed in a polish hostel, you can find anything better. *the reception staff were very nice and accomodating
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Danielle S wrote a review Jul 2021
Brisbane, Australia37 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a let down. Room we got looked nothing like the photos on booking.com, it was old and rundown. There was no plates or cutlery, Water glasses were dirty, no hand towels or face cloths, room smelt, sheets and pillows smelt, blankets in the cupboard smelt worse of all and our room had no smoke alarm (it did have the bracket for it). Reception chick was nice. Honestly unless you book right on Cairns Prominade in a expensive resort I wouldn't bother. Cairns is old and very busy. In hindsight we should have booked at either Port Douglas, Kuranda or Ellis Beach.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Don't stay in Cairns, stay in surrounding towns.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairns Rainbow Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Nearby attractions include McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery (0.2 km) and St.John's Anglican Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Ricardo's, Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant, and Cock & Bull, Cairns.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Cairns Rainbow Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cairns Rainbow Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Cairns Rainbow Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.