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Reef Palms

41-47 Digger St corner McKenzie Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#13 of 68 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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Property amenities
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
Outdoor furniture
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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Cel wrote a review Jun 2021
Maroochydore, Australia27 contributions
I paid to stay here for 5 nights but left after the first night. I asked the manager for a refund for the 4 remaining nights but I was refused. The room had a musty smell, the walls had marks, scuffs and mould on the crevice of the skirting boards. The curtains had black mould on them, the back screen door had a hole in the screen to access the door lock, rubbish over the back fence, cigarette butts in the pot plants and the fans were not properly attached to the ceiling. I would absolutely encourage you to spend $140 a night elsewhere.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lyn D wrote a review Jun 2021
17 contributions12 helpful votes
Managers and staff at reef palms are lovely and do whatever they can to help you ! The hotel itself is run down ( needs a Reno) but cleanish and value for the price you pay. Gardens , pool area and rooms all need a makeover . Not too far from town and close to the esplanade. If you are on a budget hotel is great , otherwise I would look elsewhere . Stayed here two weeks and all good for the price we paid. Room cleaning is only every 7 days but towels are changed every four. We used Our own cleaning wipes to keep room and bathroom clean . . Overall 6 out of 10 . I think the owners could improve this hotel with little money and lots of elbow grease .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Robert L wrote a review Apr 2021
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I just needed a nights stay close to the airport for the Red Eye flight out of Cairns to Brisbane. The price was good and the room was clean. For what you pay, I'd stay their again. The room had a slight stale smell about it (possibly older carpets etc); but they were clean. The owners were incredibly friendly and offered to upgrade me; but that wasn't required - for my sleep only night. I'd stay again if it was for 1 night prior to an early flight out.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Jay Elpitiya, Owner at Reef Palms
Responded 6 May 2021
Thanks for your Feed back.
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Aussie_2383 wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia153 contributions166 helpful votes
After having some last minute flight cancellations, we found ourselves needing a night's accommodation in Cairns. Our flight arrived late in the evening, so we wanted something reasonable just to get a good night's sleep. The price was fantastic and the room was more than adequate for our stay. The hotel clearly communicated the after-hours check-in procedures and we found our key and made it to our room very quickly and easily. The bed was comfortable and the room was quite large with self-contained amenities for those seeking a longer stay. We enjoyed a chat with staff at reception in the morning, they were so very friendly and only too happy to help. My only feedback would be to please clean the fans in the room, there was quite a lot of built up dust on them. Not a deal breaker for us (we are in the tropics) but something worth mentioning. The aircon worked great. Thanks for a nice stay :)
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jay Elpitiya, Owner at Reef Palms
Responded 6 May 2021
Thanks for your Feed Back. We do concern on the matter you have mentioned. Thanks Again
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sandra H wrote a review Mar 2021
Sale, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
We had booked for 2 nights but left after only one night. The room was not well soundproofed and the air-conditioning struggled. There was a stale smell in the room, the curtains were hanging of their hooks and the backing on them was coming away. On a brighter note the room was reasonably clean, the bed comfortable and the water pressure was great.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jay Elpitiya, Owner at Reef Palms
Responded 16 Mar 2021
Please do not make stories when you want to check out earlier on some other reasons .No any smell in the room and Air-con not noisy at all. We are disappointing on your behavior as well.
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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, Guyala Cafe, and Blue Mango Cafe and Wine Bar.
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 and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.