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Reef Palms

41-47 Digger St corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#13 of 66 hotels in Cairns
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Welcome to Reef Palms, your Cairns “home away from home.” Reef Palms aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cairns, Reef Palms Hotel is located a short distance from McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery (0.5 mi) and St Monica's Cathedral (0.9 mi).

Rooms at Reef Palms Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A pool and breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Reef Palms Hotel, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a French restaurant, consider a visit to C'est Bon Restaurant Francais, Petit Cafe Cairns, or M Yogo, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Reef Palms.

If you are interested in exploring Cairns, check out a government building, such as Cairns District Court.

Reef Palms puts the best of Cairns at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hannah L wrote a review 1 Jan
Beerwah, Australia1 contribution
Dirty rooms, mould in the shower, no towel rail/hanger or exhaust fan in the bathroom, not enough plates or cups. My sister stayed in another room and had to mop the floors and clean the the grime off the light switches because it was so dirty. There are signs saying you will be charged up to $80 if the cleaners have to clean (do their job) after you leave. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Mel B wrote a review Dec 2020
Victoria, Australia18 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed one night at Reef Palms and found it to be very clean and a great place to stop at for a few days. We had a queen room with a kitchenette. Staff were very obliging and friendly. Very eager to assist wherever they could. Would definitely recommend for a short stay. Close to Cairns City.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: We requested a ground floor. Easily accessible from carpark. Would recommend a GF room near...
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Sandy M wrote a review Nov 2020
Brisbane, Australia43 contributions31 helpful votes
Our stay was great, roomy and comfortable. However, DO NOT STAY HERE! We stayed on 29 September, and we are still waiting for our security bond to be refunded. I have waited, sent several emails, made many phone calls and have also contacted booking.com. I keep being told that it's my bank that is at fault. I have waited patiently for long enough before posting this review. Hopefully now, Chris and his team might take more urgent action.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patrick M wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Although we arrived during the signed opening hours the front door was locked. I pressed the night call button (numerous times) which remained unanswered,and rang the hotel which ended with the same result. Luckily I went walkabout and saw what I thought was the room of the operator. I knocked on the window and managed to raise the staff. They said they didn't see/hear the night call. The room itself was a good size, but smelt of a heady cocktail of disinfectant and body odour. A sign in the room told us to lock the sliding door do it was hard to get fresh air and remove the smell. The bathroom was mouldy and the bath/shower tray heavily stained.Upon running the hot water the pipes banged very loudly, as well the noise from other rooms when they flushed the toilet or turned on a tap. In short I would not recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aeisha wrote a review Aug 2020
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
I booked in for five nights. Being a woman we get the time of the month, and well mine decided a visit was needed. So I've asked for clean sheets (you know what it is) they said they can't do it and had to sleep with no sheets for the duration of my stay and then get told I had to purchase sheets. On the website it's says cleaning daily??? Well gotta pay for it even though you already do when you book the room. Have a nice stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reef Palms
Which popular attractions are close to Reef Palms?
Nearby attractions include Crackerbox Palace (0.3 km), Opal Art Global (0.2 km), and Landmark Gallery (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reef Palms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Reef Palms?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Reef Palms?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Reef Palms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reef Palms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dunwoody's Tavern & Liquor Barn, Blue Mango Cafe and Wine Bar, and Harbourside Bar & Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Reef Palms?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Reef Palms have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Reef Palms offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Reef Palms?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Reef Palms accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.