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    Rainbow Inn

    179 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent5%
    • Very good15%
    • Average18%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible50%
    29 Aug 2017
    “Horrible!!!!!!”
    13 Aug 2017
    “This motel is a cheapy and it shows. The place was ancient but had been recently painted.”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 24 August 2017

    We had a one night stay in a budget room. The only nice things I could say are that the bed was actually comfortable and the water was hot. There is nothing else. Parking is abysmal. There is some but one area is on dirt,...More

    Thank karleigh04
    Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

    Not even worth the 1 star I can give it! There was an attempted BREAK IN of our room in the early hours of the morning. Someone opened the door very quietly (luckily I'm a light sleeper) I woke up my partner and told him...More

    Thank kmah222
    Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

    Reading all these negative reviews I am shocked. We have just arrived back to Melbourne this morning after a 7 night stay at the Rainbow Resort. Our room was basic but it was clean. We didn't mind the room as being tourists we only slept...More

    1  Thank kbanne
    Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

    Wow how do these places still even operate as a legitimate business..how dare they have a website showing lovely, clean rooms and amenities when in reality they are dilapidated and dirty...under the stairs to the room were rubbish bags, mud and lazy power tools...our 'studio...More

    Thank Lisa H
    Reviewed 14 August 2017

    This place is aimed at the bottom end of the market. We stayed here after a late arrival @am) and left at 7am. It is very old but has recently been painted. The room is small, the bed reasonably comfortable and linen appeared clean. Although...More

    Thank Stavros1953
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$50 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #10 Spa Hotel in Cairns
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 80
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    • Location
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    • Queensland >
    • Cairns Region >
    • Cairns
    • Also Known As
    • Rainbow Hotel Cairns ,
    • Rainbow Inn Cairns, Queensland
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