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Cairns City Motel

169 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#60 of 68 hotels in Cairns

Finding an ideal budget friendly motel in Cairns does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Cairns City Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Cairns City Motel provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Cairns City Motel guests have access to express check-in and check-out and baggage storage. You can also enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Cairns City Motel.

Close to some of Cairns' most popular landmarks, such as St Monica's Cathedral (0.1 mi) and Foot and Body Massage (0.5 mi), Cairns City Motel is a great destination for tourists.

While in Cairns be sure to experience local schnitzel favourites at Cock & Bull, Little Ricardo's, or Cairns RSL Club.

If you are interested in exploring Cairns, check out one of the monuments and statues, such as Cairns Cenotaph and 1876 Landing Party.

Cairns City Motel 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)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Rowan M wrote a review Apr 2021
Geelong, Australia91 contributions28 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to recently have a trip to Cairns to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Due to the type of year l had the budget was very tight and most of the budget was used to ensure l could travel to the reef as much as possible over my stay. So l chose to stay at this Motel not expecting a lot for my $72.00 a night stay.. The other reason l chose this Motel was its location being close to all the action with only short walk to the waterfront area of Cairns but in one of the quieter streets. The street was quiet but my room was located under one of the stairwells leading to the up stair rooms. So every time someone walked up or down the stairs its sounded like a bomb had gone off. Then the Motel has dead locks on the very cheap quality doors to each room. So every time a guest was coming or leaving there room with closing the door another bomb went off. Overall the room was clean but as expected very dated. Also as advertised the motel has limited guest parking and told if no parks were available to park in the street.. On the few times l had to park on the street it took a long time to find a suitable park..
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Date of stay: April 2021
KyleRobertsonUK92 wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom6 contributions
I stayed here with my partner throughout our whole time in Cairns and it was exactly what we needed. We only really needed a clean private room, close to the city centre and with air con - so for the price this was Perfect, the previous reviews don't do it justice!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Karen P wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Fan only worked flat out, Air con adjustments could only be made by standing on the single bed, rattled so badly that I gave up, something leaking from unit upstairs down onto the toilet, some brown liquid. The bathroom sink tap was not secured. I would never stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: find somewhere else
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Vicki H wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions6 helpful votes
So old, dirty, dated. Filthy carpet. Bathroom grimmy. Bed had a cover hiding something. Didnt want to look. Bed head lights broken and badly placed so that you hit you head on them. If you are thinking of staying,DONT. The stair banister was very unstable.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
infourtime wrote a review Aug 2019
Darwin, Australia31 contributions27 helpful votes
I checked out within 30 mins of checking in. The Reception staff were wonderful. The room was dirty and smelt of urine and sweat. The AC was covered in dust,probably like the filters and was unhealthy and unhygenic.The bathroom light had no translucent cover and electrical wires were in clear view. Avoid.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairns City Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cairns City Motel?
Nearby attractions include Muddy's Playground (0.3 km), Cairns Aquarium (0.2 km), and St Monica's Cathedral (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairns City Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cairns City Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cairns City Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairns City Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairns City Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Piace Espresso Bar, Cairns Burger Cafe, and Gelocchio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cairns City Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cairns City Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cairns City Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cairns City Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Cairns.