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Reef Palms

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#3 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My name is Steve, even though I have not stayed at this motel. I should like to commend Geoff (Manager/Owner) for his honesty, diligence and for going out of his way to return by post my wallet which was stolen from the "Cock and Bull " Tavern. Geoff found my wallet in the car park of "Reef Palm Motel" minus...

Thank 12genius
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros:Large clean and comfortable rooms; full kitchen; small private balcony; very nice pretty pool; friendly and helpful staff; breakfast included; free 10a.m. shuttle to the airport and free shuttles to downtown; short walk to Cairns' beautiful esplenade. Cons: Can't think of much not to like. Would've been nice if there was an earlier airport shuttle, but the motel did arrange...

Thank MtRainierDave
Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Australia in november, and we drove from Sydney to Cairns in a van.When we arrive to Cairns we were so happy to find this nice and frendly hotel to stay and rest.The room was big , clean and comfortable, the owner were so friendly and the location was nice.The service of aeroport shuttle was really good.We recommend this...

Thank Palomalalmansa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here one night with my mum and as before traveling upto Japan. Got a taxi from the airport cost $24 as we needed a maxi with lots of luggage. Checkin went smooth and they were very friendly The pool is so lovely and relaxing and warm. Just wanted to stay in it all day. The provide pool towels and...

Thank Sarah D
Caboolture, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had the pleasure of staying one night but would definitely go back for longer. It is a small motel, a little old and dated but that was easily overlooked with friendly staff and a comfortable room. Small things made a big difference - fresh milk for coffee, wine glasses already chilled in the fridge, bath salts for the...

Thank Bron A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great arrived late unit was comfy. Clean would recommend asked for a ground room. Was provided with no issues. Large rooms would be good for a long stay as had a small kitchen. Good for familys singles those on business.

Thank Pollyanna T
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Highly recommend Reef Palms Motel. Super clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Beautiful pool. Great location. Amazing staff. Couldn't be happier with the experience. Jeff and Lynn were the best! couldn't ask for more.

Thank AngusSeattle
Kennewick, Washington
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The room (really a suite) was huge and well-laid out. Although we did not avail ourselves of the spa tub in the room, the shower and bathroom were more than adequate. Our room overlooked the street, but street noise was not an issue. We got on the list for the airport shuttle as soon as we checked in, and were...

Thank IRMO12HD
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very happy with our stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a great size and were equipped with everything we needed. Great location and easy walking distance to bus stop and ATM. Definitely would book here again.

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

After 32 hours in transit from the US, I arrived at the Reef Palms with a dysfunctional phone, 2 blocked credit cards, and an anxious wife waiting to hear I was OK. I also had a student who I was meeting, but had lost contact with. At least I had a reservation. The staff at the Reef Palms helped me...

Thank Thorvald H

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Reef Palms

Address: 41-47 Digger St | corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €77 - €108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Reef Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Reef Palms Cairns
Reef Palms Hotel Cairns
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
#7 Family Hotel in Cairns
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“There is no lift so if you have difficulty managing luggage, request a ground floor room.There are only three levels though.”
 of 5 bubbles brona40, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We chose bottom level as there is no elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles AngusSeattle, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No elevator, so if you have a problem with stairs, ask for a ground floor room . . .”
 of 5 bubbles IRMO12HD, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If on the senior side, ask to have a downstairs room as no lifts”
 of 5 bubbles trishwil, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“great value”
 of 5 bubbles atlantacitygirl, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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