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“Very nice and clean place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Reef Palms

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Reef Palms
Ranked #3 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice and clean place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2007

I recently returned from Cairns and I was very pleased with my stay at the Reef Palms. I was looking for a place that was a nicer (and quieter) than a backpackers, but not as expensive as a four-star hotel and the Reef Palms worked out very well.

The hotel is very family friendly. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and decent linens. The kitchenette was very functional, but the hotplate looked a little primitive. The bathroom was kept very clean and the towels were nice. The staff was also very helpful and a delight.

This isn't the flashest place in Cairns, but it's a very nice place at a very decent price. The next time I return to Cairns, I'll definately look at the Reef Palms first.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled solo
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5 Thank pdockter
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2007

Reef Palms was the perfect place to stay. It is about a 2km walk along the esplanard to the main restruant area and the lagoon. But it was a nice walk. The deluxe room was a good size if staying for 2 weeks like I did. The rooms are serviced everyday and you can book all your tours at reception and they usually organised teh pick up for you from there. However the pool is freezing in July even when your hot form the sun. All up a nice place to stay in a nice part of Cairns.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Ingiea
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2006

This place is about a block from the Esplanade, but you are about a 30min walk (but nice) from the Reef Terminal. It's about a 5min brisk walk to the Cock and Bull Tavern and a 5 min walk to the IGA grocery which is nice since there is a kitchenette. The bed is in a strange location of the room but overall, place is clean. Free breakfast w/ 4 days stay, but it's just toast and cereal. The staff is very friendly and will book all your tours. It's got a cozy feel and you're next to a park with nice bird songs in the morning, however, with a view of a metal fence w/ razor wire. The lower level has a patio, (mediocre) but I would prefer to stay on the balcony 2nd level the next time. I walked just about everywhere around the Esplanade and the other hotels look like a dump from the outside including the Best Western and Holiday Inn. This place is basically one of the better places in Cairns (isn't saying much----stay in Port Douglas if you are looking for a nicer place..), but a far walk if you want to go back and forth from hotel to the shopping area. I would rent a car or a bike which is very easy to do. Paid internet is available in the lobby but supposedly they have wireless..however, don't bother and just go to an internet cafe where the connection is much faster and more reliable. Refrigerator, toaster, water boiler, very worn pots and pans/utensils, microwave are in the kitchen.

  • Liked — Friendly staff, very quiet area, other guests weren't crazy drunken college students
  • Disliked — little too far from main area, breakfast, internet connection
  • Tips/Secrets — rent a car or bike in Cairns, go to Port Douglas
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Reef Palms

Property: 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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
#5 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
#7 Family Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Reef Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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