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Reef Palms
Ranked #3 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
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Payson, Arizona
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Location near airport”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed 3 nights. The personel were friendly and helpful.The owner drove us to the CBD 2 evenings and to the airport the day we left. The rooms are comfortable with refridgerators. Our bathroom had a spa tub. The only negative was it is not close to the CBD so you need to walk or take a taxi back.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Thank you for writing and your kind review. We always try to provide transport for our guests where we can, even though it is only a 20 minute walk into the city centre we provide a free shuttle 4 times a day, it also gives us the chance to chat to our guests. Take care and if ever you are in Cairns again, we hope to see you again.
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Parkes, Australia
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Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Reef Palms for 3 nights and found it to be a very friendly and comfortable place to stay and it was exceptional value. The rooms are spacious and contain kitchen facilities and the bed was really comfortable. Our room rate included a continental breakfast which provided everything you need to start the day. We liked the location, it is a short walk into town along The Esplanade with the return trip giving you a good amount of exercise for the day although David does provide a drop off service into town. A good option for an evening meal is Dunwoody's Tavern just up the road a bit, we found this preferable to the mostly over-priced restaurants in town.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
David loves a chat with our guests as he takes them to the Reef Terminal for their day's out or sadly, when they have to leave us for the airport. We love meeting people from all over the world and it is always a privilege when you choose to stay with us. Thank you for your review and taking the time to write.
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Blockley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

This was the best motel we found during our 2 month tour from Sydney to Cairns. Large rooms with balcony, well furnished, well equipped kitchenettes and excellent laundry facilities. Staff were very helpful and thoughtful, even served us a breakfast tray for our 4am departure.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
It is always nice to know that our lovely guests have had a great time with us. We are always looking at ways to improve our property. Thank you for writing and we hope your extended stay in Australia was a memorable trip. Take care
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

What a great place to stay. Kudos to Dave & Sharon and all that they do for you when you are staying there (and their darling daughter) ! Sharon lined us up with Tusa Diving and also a trip
to the rain forest to Kuranda. Highly recommend to all !

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
It was great to meet the four of you and learn about your travel business! You travel and stay in a lot of places so your review is valued by David and I. We hope that you visit us again in the future and that the Great Barrier Reef captured your hearts as it has ours.
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, we would have stayed here longer if we had been staying in Cairns. as it was we stayed here one night as the stArt of our trip through Queensland. The room had everything you would need and more. The finishing touch was chilled glasses and wine glasses in the fridge and a jug of chilled water! the room had efficient air con and a ceiling fan. the swiMming pool was beautiful- natural rock formed pool surrounded by lovely greenery.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
It was lovely of you to write and we thank you, we do try hard to provide a comfortable environment for our guests and it is appreciated very much when you take the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Reef Palms overnight at the start of a trip across Queensland. The only regret that we could not stay longer at this lovely little hotel.

The hotel was bright and very welcoming as we're the owners. It was only a few minutes walk to local shops and the room had plenty of facilities to avoid the need to eat out. A surprising bonus was the swimming pool; small but beautifully appointed with tropical trees.

This will definitely be our first choice next time we visit the equally surpassing and lovely Cairns. I cannot honestly think of anything negative to say!

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Thank you, David and I hope you are enjoying your trip around Queensland. The weather has been very wet and windy here but it looks like it is clearing now so hope it hasn't impacted on your visit too much. We hope you will stay with us again when next in Cairns.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

The Reef Palms is a wonderful motel to stay at whilst travelling in Cairns. The rooms are clean and tidy, they're also very spacious, and are self contained, so you have the facilities for making dinner etc if you wish.
From the motel its about a 5-10 min drive into town, and approximately the same to the airport.
Sharon and David the owners of the motel, are more than wonderful. They go out of their way to help you choose the right tours, catering to your interests and needs. Its nice to come back to the motel, or to head to brekkie in the morning, and see a smiling face to say hello.
I really cannot give enough praise to Sharon and David, they really made the experience wonderful, and I would definitley recommend this motel to anyone travelling to Cairns.
I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Sharon H, Owner at Reef Palms, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
And it was lovely to see your smiling faces each day! You made the best of the weather conditions and made the most of your trips each day and we enjoyed hearing about your adventures. You certainly helped the local economy by shopping up a storm at the glass shops, hope all your purchases made it home OK. Hope mum's back is holding up, she was a definite trouper though I think you she will need a holiday from her holiday. We'd love to see you again, there is always a warm welcome for you. Take care.
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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 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
#4 Romantic 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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