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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The staff are always happy an friendly, And welcome you like its your home , It doesn't matter if it's your first stay or your tenth. They are always happy to help and make your stay as comfortable as can be . A big thank you to all the staff .

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Many of our guests say it is 'their home away from home' - which is delightful to hear and rewarding for our team. Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Cairns.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2013

For an older hotel the service and staff were very good and very helpful. The area was peaceful without a lot of traffic noise. Very good value for money and in a handy location. The staff at reception were excellent and went out of their way to be friendly and helpful,

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Thank you for your comments. With the Resort surrounded by 11 acres of tropical gardens it lends itself to a tranquil relaxing stay - yet we are only a short distance to the city centre. Your positive comments about our team are appreciated. They strive to provide friendly and efficient service.

Reviewed 15 August 2013

Booked online and I received a room upgrade with tropical breakfast. Pleasant surroundings with a pool view. Clean room, bathroom was a little tired but ok. Breakfast was good, but get there early. If the price stays the same, I will return.

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Peter B, General Manager at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This hotel is very dated and is like stepping back into the 1950's It needs a complete overhaul. Finding your way around even following the signs is like a maze. The location is far from the city centre and requires either your own transport or taxi use. There are far better hotels than this to stay at in Cairns.

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Peter B, General Manager at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club. Location is personal, some guests love the out of city experience, and some like to be near the city.

Lancashire
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the 'pontins' style chalet rooms. They may look a bit tired on the outside but the room we stayed in had been re-fitted on the inside. The bed was amazingly comfortable. There were all the mod cons including a flat screen tele, ironing facilities in the room, a decent sized fridge with ice box and...

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Thank you for sharing your experience at ibis Styles Cairns Colonial Club with others. The contemporary style of the refurbished rooms has proved popular with guests and the new beds ensure a perfect nights rest. Set on 11 acres has it advantages as it is always easy to find a quite spot around one of the three swimming pools. Or,...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This is the third time we have stayed at the Colonial club. Our ground floor Superior room was clean and cool. Although the resort rooms are dated, the bed was comfortable and the room clean and services by individual heat/cooling quiet heat pump units. The restaurant and cafe food was good and like any restaurant (including 5 Star restaurants) its...

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Peter B, General Manager at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review

Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Had an enjoyable stay for the price including breakfast. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was tidy and clean and serviced each day. Would stay there again next time I'm in Cairns.

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We thank you for your feed back and will pass on your comments to the Team.

Berkshire
Reviewed 9 August 2013

When my wife and I visited the Colonial Club in 1996 we were impressed with everything about the complex. The city of Cairns has moved on phenomenally since then and all the action is centered around the Esplanade. Unfortunately the Colonial Club has been left behind as far as investment is concerned, and it's a long way from all the...

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Peter B, General Manager at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - it is both valued and appreciated as it helps improve on our hotel standards. It is anticipated as the economy improves it will be possible to make further improvements to the infrastructure of the Resort.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2013

the cairns colonial club was a great place to stay the surrounds are terrific all tropical gardens and pools the staff were exceptional, we had the superior room which was very roomy and pleasantly decorated with access to a pool, the meals at the homestead restaurant were very good again the staff were great, we did a package with holidayspecialpackages.com.au...

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Peter B, General Manager at Cairns Colonial Club Resort, responded to this review

Dear Susan Thank you for your comments following your recent stay. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your enjoyment. It is positive responses such as your own which encourage and motivate the staff to enjoy their work and to do it well.

melbourne
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Super friendly staff, amazing and tranquil gardens, great pool side cafe with good pizza's. I would definitely come back! We stayed in a studio room which was perfect for our small family. The only complaints I have are: On one morning we upgraded to a cooked breakfast which was very disappointing the scrambled eggs had split and bacon was not...

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We thank you for your feed back and will pass on your comments to the Team. We appreciate your comments on the food selection - we are due for a menu change which is done on a regular basis.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: €53 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cairns Colonial Club Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 315
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Also Known As:
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Cairns Colonial Hotel
Cairns Colonial Resort
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“Stay longer to enjoy the resort”
 of 5 bubbles V1037LCstevew, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Almost all rooms are on ground floor ;practically single storied hotel. Very good rooms for people with reduced mobility.”
 of 5 bubbles pulin109, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quite location”
 of 5 bubbles 855kellieg, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Studio room rather than the colonial room.”
 of 5 bubbles 713billyh, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles noeleenlynl, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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