My husband and I chose the Lakes in 2003 to have all our wedding guests stay in. We also had our function at the restaurant there (which no longer exists and has been changed into a waiting area). In 2003, we loved the resort and the food at Lago Restaurant was amazing.
However, on our return in Jan 2011 we were dissapointed to find the restaurant gone and the rooms which were once lovely looking old and uninviting.
The service wasn't much better. We had to constantly call to get our room cleaned (we paid for daily service) and when they did eventually come they did a terrible (and incredibly fast) job of it.
It really was very disappointing to see what was once a lovely resort become so budgety. It is true that the grounds and pools are still lovely, however it appears that they have had to redirect the resort by marketing to the budget traveller hence getting rid of the lovely restaurant and not bothering to update the room décor.
There are much nicer resorts of similar price to stay in around Cairns. The only way I would reconsider returning is if the resort undergoes a makeover.
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- Lakes Resort Cairns
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