Upon arrival it seemed things would go alright, but after a couple of nights we were ready to leave. The location is definately NOT a "short, ten minute walk to city's center" as we were told and certainly is not safe at night. The parking lot is small and open to the street, so I was uneasy about leaving my vehicle there, as there is no one to watch the parking lot at night (and there is a lot of foot traffic after dark). The receptionist was friendly, but did get a bit huffed trying to do too many things at once, definately shouldnt have to leave the desk for the restaurant or to be a porter. Had dinner at the restaurant and although the food was good, it took an unusual length of time for it to come to the table. What made it even worse was the owners were also having dinner and drinks with friends, having a great time and getting their dinner before ours, even though we had been waiting! That was a disappointment. As far as cleanliness, the stairs to our room were very dirty and cobwebs in about every corner, our bathroom was very hairy...but I took care of that myself, why bother the housekeeping when they didnt do it in the first place? Maybe my standards are too high. All in all I am not too sure how this place became a Best Western...maybe BW should do random inspections.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Sheridan is located close to the city center of Cairns, regarded one of the most popular hotels in a region that is viewed to be a must visit destination in the world. Cairns is surrounded by lush rainforest, beautiful tropical waters and scenery that has to be seen to believe. Staying with us at the City Sheridan you will be located within a 10 minute walk to Cairns best city attractions including; Cairns central shopping center, large number of world renowned restaurants catering for all cuisines, plenty of lively bars and clubs, Cairns Civic Theater, Cairns Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, Bus Terminal, Museum, Arts Gallery, Train Station, Reef Fleet Terminal and the Reef Casino. City Sheridan is also only a 5 minute drive from the airport. ROOMS Our rooms are large in size and cleaned daily. We offer free wireless internet throughout the hotel. All rooms have their own private bathroom and balcony that opens the rooms to the wide open tropical weather and scenery. For in room entertainment your room has a 32-inch TV with free in house movies. Other inclusions is a microwave, fridge with mini-bar, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and a desk with chairs. Your balcony is furnished with a table and 2 chairs. FACILITIES City Sheridan facilities include a tropical outdoor swimming pool with cascading waterfall, tour booking desk, guest laundry, and onsite car parking. City Sheridan also has the Sheridan Lounge Bar, a great place you can meet other travelers and share your stories while enjoying a beverage. The Sheridan Lounge Bar also has a computer terminal with free printing facilities. SHERIDAN RESTAURANT Sheridan Restaurant serves continental breakfast buffet daily from 7:00 am through to 10:00 am. Enjoy your morning breakfast poolside in the company of tropical palm trees and a cascading waterfall. SHERIDAN LOUNGE BAR: After a day out enjoying all the fantastic adventures that the Tropical North Queensland has to offer, relax pool side with a drink chosen from our large selection of beers, wines and spirits. TOUR DESK: City Sheridan tour booking agents are always available to help you through the large variety of adventure options. Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, and the Daintree are just a couple of the more popular attractions, and for the thrill seekers; skydiving, bungee jumping, hot air-ballooning, or white water rafting might be more your style, with over 200 adventures on offer, there is definitely something for everyone. CHECKING IN: Reception is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. If you are arriving after 9:00 pm, the phone that is located on the front reception doors will direct call an after-hours service. If you are arriving after 9:00 pm, please let us know. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western City Sheridan Hotel Cairns
- Comfort Inn Cairns
- Cairns Comfort Inn