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“Pleasant setting and good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cairns Colonial Club Resort

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Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Ranked #40 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
Innisfail, Australia
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant setting and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very pleasant resort-style property, well set out with a good breakfast in a light and airy setting. Several landscaped pools throughout the property; always busy with busloads of tourists. Beds are comfortable. The older rooms at the back of the hotel are somewhat weary and always seem to be surrounded by noisier guests, whereas the newer ones near the front of the hotel (the ones you get 'upgraded' to) are more cheerful and quieter. Great value for money with the breakfast included and very family friendly. Wifi is non-existent at the back of the hotel but you can use your ten minutes free in the restaurant. You'll need a car if you want to get around since its not in the CBD or on the Esplanade.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

The staff were friendly and helpful, the bed was rock hard, the room was clean, the air condition made strange noises briefly during night, a few noisy guests, early morning departrees with their bags rolling past was annoying. Overall a very average experience, one that I would be reluctant to repeat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Booked a day room as was just passing through, check in was seamless, our room was quite basic and dated but in fairness was clean and this is not an expensive hotel, the hotel is quite large with at least 2 pools, their was plenty of shaded seating and space. we had a meal in the restaurant which was a very pleasant surprise, the wait staff were great, the menu was a bit limited however what we received was a great meal at a great price. this is not a place I would choose for myself for a holiday but can certainly recommend for family's looking for a hotel with great staff, facility's and value for money.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Awful Pizza, terrible Games room, too far from Cairns, needs refurbishment. Pool was great. I was hoping for Cocktails and a bit of luxury but I really felt let down. I guess if you are on a tight budget with a young family it's OK.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times and i thinks its a great value place to stay, all the tours will pick you up from here. Its just a bit out of the main CBD but they do have a shuttle bus that is very cheap. Best buffet breakfast around great food and service in the restaurant and it overlooks a tropical pool setting. There are 3 pools in the resort great if there are people in one pool and you want to swim alone just go to another one. Plus there is a range of different room types depending on how much you want to spend.

Room Tip: it depends what you are after i had a room next to the pool great location but a bit noisy when peop...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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, Director of Sales at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
It is rewarding to hear that you have chosen to stay at the 'Cairns Colonial Club' several times! We appreciate you highlighting the value offered. - and, the Chef will be delighted to know you enjoyed the 'breakfast buffet'. It is hard to beat - and, the view over the pool from Homestead Restaurant is a tropical paradise. When you are next in Cairns we would welcome the opportunity of having you stay with us again.
Kind regards - Susan
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Lyon, France
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

I stayed just 1 night before flight to Melbourne. the receptionnist was nice and the manager came to meet us in French because he is french. we told him that the hotel is really big for an Ibis with 3 swimming pool. the room is big, the bathroom clean and nice, the bed confordable. it's just 10min drive from the city and it's quiet place to stay. we enjoyed the breakfast (included in the price), lots of choice and good food. the only thing is not too much car place in the carpark next to our room, it was just heavy to carry the bag from the front that it. ;-).
good place for good value.
i'll come back next time and I'll recommand this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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, Director of Sales at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We appreciate your positive feedback and are delighted that you would recommend staying at Cairns Colonial Club to others. On your next visit to Cairns, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort.
Kind regards - Susan
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Shepparton, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We Booked In for 3 nights And could not have been happier, The room was great, clean tidy, and everything worked fine, the shower was a beauty, The staff we had at breakfast, you could not have asked for better cheerful and happy nothing was too much trouble, There was a great selection of food and piping hot, We did not have any other meals , The reception staff were helpful, The Manager made us feel very welcome, I would recommend THE IBIS STYLES CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB As one of the best resorts I have stayed in, Also the swimming pools are kept immaculate Grant Jones

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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, Director of Sales at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for acknowledging the staff. They really do aim to please and it is positive responses such as your own which encourage and motivate them. If visiting Cairns in the future, we would welcome the opportunity to have you stay with us again.
Kind regards - Susan
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Property: Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Address: 18-26 Cannon St | Manunda, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#25 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Colonial Club Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 315
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club is set amongst 11 acres of lush, award-winning tropical gardens. We feature 5 different room categories and 345 rooms in total. Dive into one of the 3 lagoon style pools, enjoy a cocktail at the Pool Side Cafe or squeeze some sand beneath your toes on the man made beach. A variety of dining options are available from the sensational buffet at the Homestead Restaurant to something more casual at the Poolside Cafe. Work up an appetite on the tennis court. With our Guest Lounge, Tour Booking Office, Internet access and Resort Shop, the Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club has the facilities to be your home away from home whilst you are in Cairns. All major tour operators pick up and drop off at the Resort, making it easier to explore the wonderful attractions that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Other facilities include games room and a Conference Centre. It is easy to see why the Ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club is known worldwide as the premier leisure Resort in the region. Airport and City-centre transfers are available at a nominal fee. ... more   less 
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