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“"Sharon and David are the best!"”
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Reef Palms
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Cairns
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

This was by far our favourite lodgings out of 12 places we used during our 3-week Australia holiday!
Sharon and David are extremely friendly, arrange tours which includes unbiased advice, and gave us free transfers to the Reef Terminal.
The room is extremely clean, well furnished, and includes a handy, well-equipped kitchenette.
We really enjoyed the lovely pool and BBQ area too.
Thank you for a lovely stay!
Rosie and Sam, Brighton, UK

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

First time in Cairns and what a lovely experience. Sharon was very accommodating and nothing was too hard. Room was good but could of been abit bigger as 2 children (10 & 11) just would of been nice with a wee bit more space. Will see if there is a larger apartment as we are already heading back for this christmas. Also need more cooking (full Stove/oven) or an electric wok would of made things easier, Ask Sharon about tours or things that you may like to do and she is a wealth of knowledge. For a couple that have only just taken over the place in the last 3 months they are doing extremely well. Cant wait to return for our christmas break.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

For the price, this was a great accommodation with wonderful owners and clean, spacious rooms.

Service: The real highlight of Reef Palms is Sharon & David - they were so accommodating (changing our room reservation last-minute to a 4-2 split of our group) and genuinely want to make sure you have a great experience. They provide a shuttle into the city center and do drop off/pick up for any tours you book through them. They can also book tours for excursions around Cairns and were very helpful in selecting and booking ours.

Rooms: The rooms themselves were great - very clean and well-kept. Rooms also have a refrigerator, which was great for us to be able to grab some food at the grocery store for breakfast and snacks

Location: Reef Palm is outside the city center, so it would have been at least 20 minutes (we suspect more) to walk into town. David did an evening shuttle run into the city that we caught for dinner, and the taxi ride back was about $10 from the esplanade.

Tours: In addition to running the hotel, they also book tours and did a mad dance to get us all on great scuba excursions with only 12 hours notice. Our group of 6 split up for different scuba boats and when one of the groups came back with some horror stories, Sharon followed up immediately and got part of the excursion refunded.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights with 20 Dutch people at the start of our grouptour through Australia. Sharon and David were the best hosts we could ever get and as we did not have a tourleader here, they took this over and took care of our group. Small things make the difference, like taking one of us to the hospital, providing beachtowels for our trip (we didnt have to ask for it) on the reef and all other assistence needed like restaurant recommendations for our group. Breakfast was also good and the rooms are nice, clean and spacious.

After Cairns we have stayed in more motels, but it was never like Reef Palms. The only disadvantage is that it´s a 30 min. walk to the center of Cairns.

I can highly recommend this motel and I want to thank Sharon and David again for their warm hospitality !

Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed at the Reef Palms in November 2011 for 3 nights and found it to be a fine lodging for the price.

Very ample room, well supplied for families who want to cook in.

Clean and bright.

One note, it is a pretty expensive cab ride from the rail terminal or airport. You might look into renting a car if you are going to cover much ground.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Reef Palms

Address: 41-47 Digger St | corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
#7 Family Hotel in Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 5,080 - ₹ 8,011 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Reef Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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