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Rainbow Inn

179 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#66 of 67 hotels in Cairns
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 wireless internet. 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 while you enjoy a cold beverage from our bar, or a meal from the Coral Garden Restaurant. All of our daily cleaned comfortable guest rooms come with on a 32" Flat TV screen, free wireless internet, room safe, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, 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. Coral Garden Restaurant and Coral Bar are our onsite dining options, both great places to meet other travelers and share your stories while enjoying a dining experience and beverage. The resort waiting lounge has a computer terminal with free printing facilities, free wireless internet is throughout the resort. CORAL GARDENS RESTAURANT: Coral Garden Restaurant is your onsite option for dining. With a collective mixture of contemporary and classic design and views of tropical gardens, you sure will be pleased with the location of the Coral Gardens Restaurant. Offering locally caught seafood, succulent steaks, fresh salads, and seasonal vegetables you will be very pleased with the options. Not just offering a large variety of dishes, we also offer a few options for dining. During the humid months that the tropics bring, having a seat inside the restaurant is the comfortable choice, with a large fish tank along with gentle back ground music, you will feel relaxed and ready to try our a-la-carte menu. For the rest of the beautiful year round weather, you might be much more inclined to have a table in the outside area, you will be dining under the stars, and enjoying the clear night sky's. If dining amongst tropical palm trees and the background sound of only a cascading waterfall is your thing, no problem, this is also available with pool side dining. Also available is room service if relaxing on your private balcony is your preferred option.
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Rabeya Tasnim H wrote a review Jan 2021
Dhaka City, Bangladesh149 contributions79 helpful votes
Its a budget hotel, don't expect anything fancy. Here is the Plus(+) and minus(-) + Outdoor pool was fantastic + Lots of greenery in the hotel ground (Pure tropical vibe) + Near to shops, restaurants and city center + $70 per night + Air conidiation, fan, Tv and electric kettle works properly in our room -Furniture are old and rundown -In our four night they cleaned the room one time. -Staff are not available all day ( We can't find any staff member because we always leave early morning and get back to hotel at night ) - Ants are in the room ( this is pretty common in northern Queensland ) -There are lots of long term tenants Overall if you are in budget and will spend whole days out of the hotel (like us), then it is the right place for you. Happy travelling :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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LC2377 wrote a review Jan 2021
Mackay, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean and very cheap. Friendly and efficient service at the reception. Clean Showers Comfortable beds Pool with tropical surrounds I have been staying at the Rainbow Inn for 20 years when I have visited Cairns. It’s always an adventure and never disappoints.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Sharp b wrote a review Nov 2020
Innisfail, Australia1 contribution
I booked online for two nights here they couldn't find my booking and asked for 100 deposit done 100 deposit got told it would be refunded next day went seen office never got refund they said when I check out..... No plates or cutlery to have a simple meal bar wasn't open to get a meal there have to walk get ur own cutlery witch don't make sence since there is a microwave in the room
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
lucky-samkelly wrote a review Jul 2020
Phuket, Thailand24 contributions8 helpful votes
I booked here because it was cheap. Im staying with my wife and 2 kids. I initially only booked for 2 nights because I saw some bad reviews on the place. Today I booked another 4 nights because the place is really good. Clean rooms, nice pool, close to town...yes Its not the Ritz Carlton, but what do you expect for 70 bucks a night? If you are on a bit of a budget this place is fine, staff are friendly, facilities are good.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sofie V wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was so dirty, and the Girl in the reception was so rude to us, we Will never visit this Place again. We also Got another room because they made a mistake and booked 2 room for us, so we had to pay for 2 rooms the first night before we checked out the morning after. The other room we got, there was a lot of small animals coming out of the Wall at the bathroom.... The most terrible Resort i ever been at....
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Inn?
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 Rainbow Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Rainbow Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Ricardo's, Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant, and Cock & Bull, Cairns.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rainbow Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rainbow Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.