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Palm Royale Cairns

Very clean, great cheap place

Over all I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was for only $60 a night. It was equivalent to a $80-90 hotel in the USA. The bed wasn't amazingly comfortable but the room was clean and quite.

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3 years ago


Paradise on the Beach Resort - Palm Cove

No worries! Best location in Palm Cove

It's all good! There is no better location on Palm Cove--this is the one. The beach is right out the front door, and adjacent to the protected swimming area. [We didn't know until we got there that in Australia they string nets across some beach areas to keep out nasties like sharks or jellyfish--only during certain times of the year, and with certain weather/wind/rain combinations. We were affected two days out of our 6 day trip (red flags for the entire cove and no swimming) so it is not a big deal--just we were not aware of nets used on swimming beaches throughout Australia during certain times.] This hotel has eveything for a nice stay. Tour coordinator in the lobby who was very helpful in picking out tours. Restaurant out front is awesome, but pricey like all the hotels. There are many, many restaurants along the beach area to choose from--look for the "dinner specials" to save a few bucks. There is regular city bus service to shopping centers and Cairns!! And the bus stop is right next to this hotel! That's a blus if you want to head to town and see the sights--or go to the casino downtown or catch a tour from there. The hotel has GREAT AIR CONDITIONING! We were there in January, very hot, it was so nice to come back to the room and cool off. Room service, staff, all GREAT! Electric hot pot to make coffee. Supermarket right next door to the hotel. Post Office right next door to hotel. Pool is very nice, great place to unwind. Overall, EXCELLENT place to stay and unwind--there is no better location in Palm Cove. We would go again.

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5 years ago


The Hotel Cairns

Nice people at front desk. Beds are a bit hard.

Nice people at front desk. Beds are a bit hard. Good location to restaurants and shopping.

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4 months ago


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

Small Bathrooms.

The hotel was ok. Had a reasonable view. Great concierge recommendations. Walking distance from the Esplanade.

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12 months ago

Hotels in Cairns

Need a comfortable place to stay in Cairns? How about one that rates highly for Hotel Staff and Location?

Orbitz has you covered with 104 of them. Meaning you can easily find a cozy — and convenient — home base for exploring some of Cairns's attractions, such as Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Cairns Botanic Gardens and Cairns Regional Gallery.

Arts and culture in Cairns

While getting to know Cairns, tour the exhibits at Cairns Historical Society Museum to get your culture fix.

The quiet corners in Cairns Library are an oasis for reading and a little quiet getaway.

Cairns is the home of TAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus and Cairns Clinical School - James Cook University.

Best times to visit Cairns Northern Beaches

Cairns Northern Beaches is always welcoming to new visitors and old friends, but April, May and January are the most budget-friendly times to visit. During these months, you'll save approximately 21%, 20% and 19%, respectively.

Arts and culture in Cairns Northern Beaches

Collins Booksellers Smithfield and James Cook University offer a taste of culture and learning.

Arts and culture in Cairns Northern Beaches

Collins Booksellers Smithfield and James Cook University offer a taste of culture and learning.

Where to shop in Cairns Northern Beaches

Those perfect finishing touches and a little extra glimmer are likely waiting for you at Outback Opal Mine.

If your iPhone needs some sprucing up, pick up new accessories and tech toys at Smithfield Photographics.

Nightlife in Cairns Northern Beaches

When the sun goes down in Cairns Northern Beaches, there's always a chance to get a taste of the local scene. Join the fray at Trinity Beach Bar and Grill, Lime Tree Bar & Restaurant, and Bluewater Bar and Grill, where you can dance and drink late into the night.

Where to stay in Cairns

Cairns Airport is the main hub for flights into Cairns and the surrounding area.

Where to eat in Cairns

Traveling burns a lot of calories, and Cairns offers plenty of places where you can enjoy a quiet meal or break bread with the whole family. The dishes at Salt House, Ochre Restaurant, Hides Coffee Cafe and The Raw Prawn are good bets for refueling.

Nightlife in Cairns

Enjoy cocktails or challenge the locals to a dance-off at Vibe Bar & Lounge and Cruise Club Cairns. Cairns's bars and clubs are on hand for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap.