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Bowen
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you suffer from insomnia, or if you "sleep like a log" this is the perfect place for you, otherwise find a good motel! "Boutique accomodation" is very misleading - website should read "Boutique backpacker hostel accommodation". The floorboards are very noisy with everyone walking on them at all hours of the night and early hours of the morning. The...

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Sweden
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I can highly recommend staying here. It is not a hotel, it is a basic guest house with nice management and good services (coin operated laundry on premise, good kitchen, computer). Great common areas, and I was super lucky to get a HUGE room, with a veranda (!?). Stay here if you want a calm, safe, cheap place to stay....

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us!

shefford
Reviewed 23 November 2015

we stay here quite often, its our favourite place to stay in cairns, it ticks all the boxes. comfy and relaxed - check fully self contained and clean - check good internet - check staff that are genuinely nice people - check close to everything - check the only remotely bad thing i can say is they took away the...

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

glad your enjoyed your stay.

Cow Bay, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2015

As an American ex-pat we now live two hours north of Cairns. We were delighted when we found, about two years ago, this lovely and classic Queenslander that has been turned in to a variety of choices for accommodation. Driving for four hours is a bummer so we often stay over in Cairns. We ALWAYS stay at Ryan's Rest. Folks,...

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

Great guests welcome back anytime!

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I frequently use Ryan's rest to provide accomodation for my new staff members. Cameron and his Dad run the place and i have only good things to say about this location. the rooms and shared areas are cleaned on a daily basis, the frequentation is good so no unecessary noise. the place provides the perfect compromise of convenience, affordability and...

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

Great guests welcome back anytime!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2015

When we started our travellings here in Australia we could not believe how lucky we were that we end up stayed here. The House is an old Queenslander with a lot of character and so are the Rooms :) . Great size Rooms with comfortabel Doubel bed , couch, Tv ,Aircon and Fan. Free fast Wi Fi ! The Kitchen...

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Great guests welcome back anytime!

Taiwan
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Recommend anyone who is a tourist or want to live longer live here. I live here four months, here is a very good place to live in Cairns. The room is very comfortable and clean (BTW I am a housekeeper), perfect location (just behind the Cairns central shopping center), free WIFI, wonderful public area. It is so relax to sit...

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

Great guests welcome back anytime!

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Ryan's Rest accommodation provides a unique accommodation experience. It is a traditional Queenslander. It is very charming and a different accommodation experience from staying in just another hotel. Situated in a lovely quiet street it is still very central and only a 5 min walk form Cairns 'downtown'. The rooms and the public areas are very clean and tidy. The...

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Reviewed 1 October 2015

Found this guesthouse from airbnb with no indication that it was a 10+ unit property. Stayed three nights with a room on the second floor next to the kitchen, dining and bathroom areas. The bathroom door would wake me almost everytime it closed and people were in the kitchen late each night. The beds were the second worst in my...

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Travelling_Man4870, Manager at Ryan's Rest, responded to this review

In my guest review for Airbnb I described these guests as a nice quiet couple and hoped they enjoyed their stay in our international environment with other guests from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Belgium and France. At no time did they come to the office with any complaints and concerns and when they left I assumed all was well and...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Ryan's Rest is a short walk from restaurants, pubs and shops. The esplanade is an easy 15/20 min walk. The hosts Michael and Kesley were very friendly and helpful. They even have an extremely comfortable chauffeur driven car available to help guests visit venues further afield. There is a swimming pool in which to cool off at the end of...

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Additional Information about Ryan's Rest

Address: 18 Terminus St | Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: £39 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“pay the extra and get the self contained units on the bottom floor”
 of 5 bubbles ozzi_starr, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Three contained apts. downstairs! 2 common deck where we've enjoyed other travelers from across the world.”
 of 5 bubbles 3PMc, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles H4820PMdavidk, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“avoid room 6 as you will face the " CLEANER" straight away.”
 of 5 bubbles 431butterfly87, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Remember to check letterbox for key”
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 of 5 bubbles TeamJaffa, 14 May 2013 | Read review
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