For a reliable night in Cairns at a reasonable price the Pullman Cairns International (still known as the Sebel by most in Cairns) is an OK option but don't expect anything like the quality of the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel across the road. The rooms are really starting to look tired these days and while the public areas might look grand on first glance they too are showing signs of wear.
The reception area was filthy when we arrived and didn't get any cleaner later on. The first room we were put in had a leaking air-con unit in the wardrobe which had clearly been dripping for some time as everything was soaked and the room smelt damp. The maintenance guy who came up to fix it was efficient and got us a new room straight away. However, he wasn't at all surprised by the leak which would suggest that this was a regular occurrence; if it is then surely that should be a sign that some work needs to be done on updating the air-con units!
Our replacement room was much smaller (and had a smaller bed) than the first one but we couldn't be bothered arguing the point as we were only staying one night. The rooms are generally tired looking but clean and comfortable. Noise from adjoining rooms has been an issue in the past but not this time.
Breakfast was included in our rate but we've had breakfast here before and know that we're better off heading to Perottas down the road.
If Accor want to rebadge this property with the more prestige "Pullman" tag then it's about time they spent some money on it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pullman Cairns International is a grand upscale hotel conveniently located in the CBD of tropical Cairns, boasting 321 spacious rooms over 16 floors, with either harbour or hinterland views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sebel Cairns Hotel Cairns
- The Sebel Hotel Cairns
- Sebel Hotel Cairns