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Aspect Central Motel
Ranked #38 of 63 Hotels in Cairns
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Air con unit squeeked like a howling banchee. Rotten timber in the bath room. Fan had only one speed (very fast). Cooker was to scary to use and cob webs every where. My wife didn't like the attitude of the front desk person (very rude and blunt). We had two kids but not enough towels were supplied. Don't reconmend to any one unless you like cheap and nasty. There are other cheap places around that are not nasty

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

I was only in town for 1 night (in transit), so all I was looking for was a cheap bed - which it certainly was at under $70! But the room was a good size, as was the bathroom, everything worked, the location central and the staff friendly!

Room Tip: The rooms at the back are quieter
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

We stayed here on our first visit to Australia, we booked in advance and was pleasantly surprised at the room, after reading other reviews of this property. It was definitely the cheapest room we could find in Cairns which included cooking facilities. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The shower was a walk in type and was really good. There were two supermarkets just across the road which was very convenient. Overall you get what you pay for and to me this was well worth the money.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Stayed here with my partner for a few days. Was very disappointed on arrival to the room. The fan only had one speed, which was very fast. The airconditioner didn't seem to really get cold until early hours of the morning, then it was freezing and the bedding provided only included a small thin blanket, which wasn't warm enough. The bed sloped towards the centre. The wall near the airconditioner had a huge patch of mould growing on it. The free biscuits provided were stale. The room itself was quite dated, the one window view was the concrete wall of the corridor outside. Often there were not enough carparks within the locked gates, so you needed to park out on the street. The best part of the stay was the pay TV channels. Short drive to Esplanade and Cairns Central shopping centre. Would not recommend this place to stay!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This motel is unbelievable value for money. I paid $80 for a night in the spa room and was expecting a tiny one-person bath, but the spa could fit two people easily, seperate shower room, kitchenette room and large comfy bed. I don't know why people would rate this motel poorly - if you book accommodation, you should have a rough idea of where you are booking. This motel is NOT in the centre of cairns and doesn't need to be. There is a lovely restaurant downstairs, as well as pubs and restaurants close by. It's on the highway reasonably close to the airport (no plane noise though). It's about a 5 min drive or $10 cab ride into town.
The only negative would be the light system - while highly modern, I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the tiny blue light on the control switch, so had to cover it with a towel at night! :)
Overall, a cheap, pay-for-what-you-get, clean comfy place.

Room Tip: executive spa room was lovely!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aspect Central Motel

Address: 209-211 Sheridan St | corner Sheriden & Grove, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 2,618 - ₹ 8,874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspect Central Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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