US$60 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 12 Aug 2015 Check-out 13 Aug 2015

Cairns Rainbow Resort

3 stars
View map of 179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
12 reviews
Great value

We knew when we booked this hotel that it wasn't going to be the Marriott. For a basic, cheap... See full review

  • Mooshell
  • 9 Sep 2014
Centrally located to Airport, Hospitals/Specialists Cairns and CDB

Continental Breakfast : Toast cold, not enough butter/ spreads and only half sml jug milk preferred... See full review

  • Unserfriendly
  • 6 Mar 2013
If you are looking for an ideal holiday destination in Cairns, then Cairns Rainbow Resort is the perfect place for you to reside.
General

Patrons at Cairns Rainbow Resort enjoy the swimming pool and spa with a cascading waterfall right by a lush tropical garden.



Location

Rainbow Cairns Resort is ideally located only a 5-minute drive from the airport, city centre and handy to the casino.



  • 5 mins to the International Airport(Cairns)
  • 15 mins to the City Centre
Dining

Guests at Cairns Rainbow Hotel can choose from a full a la Carte menu that features mouth-watering steaks and local seafood specials at the Coral Gardens Restaurant. The Coral Bar is the perfect venue to meet friends and unwind with an exotic drink.

Cairns Rainbow Resort Rooms

Pool View Family Room
This air-conditioned room features a queen bed and 2 singles with a private bathroom and balcony, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, free wireless internet, microwave, fridge, iron, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee and desk with chairs.
Pool View Resort Room
This air-conditioned tiled throughout guest room features a queen size bed with private bathroom and balcony. 32-inch flat-screen TV, free wireless internet, microwave, fridge, iron, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee, and a desk with chairs.
Pool View Twin Room
This air-conditioned tiled throughout guest room features a queen size bed and single with private bathroom and balcony. 32-inch flat-screen TV, free wireless internet, microwave, fridge, iron, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee, desk with chairs.
Ocean View Apartment
This 11th floor spacious two bedroom apartment features a large balcony with views out to the Great Barrier Reef. Fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining room, 2 bathrooms, laundry, 42-inch TV, free wireless internet. Located at Rydges Esplanade.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

-16.9206 145.771
Area served
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns. On the corner of Gatton Street and Sheridan Street. 2 km from the Cairns city center.
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic and International Airports are only a 5 minute drive.
Area description
Cairns Rainbow Resort tour booking agents are always available to help you through the large variety of adventure options. Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, and the Daintree are just a couple of the more popular attractions, and for the thrill seekers; skydiving, bungee jumping, hot air-ballooning, or white water rafting might be more your style, with over 200 adventures on offer, there is definitely something for everyone.

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Theatre: 0 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.5 km
  • Shields Street: 0.5 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.6 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.9 km
  • Reef Casino: 0.9 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 1 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 1 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 1.1 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.2 km
  • Cominos House: 2.7 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.5 km
  • Shields Street: 0.5 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.6 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.9 km
  • Reef Casino: 0.9 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 1 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 1 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 1.1 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 1.2 km
  • Cominos House: 2.7 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2.9 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 2.9 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 4.1 km
  • Trinity Inlet: 4.7 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 5.2 km
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 5.4 km
  • Machans Beach: 8.1 km
  • Undersea World: 9.2 km
  • Holloways Beach: 9.8 km
  • Tjapukai: 11.2 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 11.4 km
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 13.6 km
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 14.4 km
  • Kewarra Beach: 17.4 km
  • Clifton Beach: 20.3 km
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 20.8 km
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 21.5 km
  • Ellis Beach: 24.4 km
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 32.9 km
  • Paronella Park: 84.1 km

Dining

Coral Garden Restaurant
With a collective mixture of contemporary and classic design and views of tropical gardens, you sure will be pleased with the location of the Coral Gardens Restaurant. Offering locally caught seafood, succulent steaks, fresh salads, and seasonal vegetables you will be very pleased with the options. Not just offering a large variety of dishes, we also offer a few options for dining. During the humid months that the tropics bring, having a seat inside the restaurant is the comfortable choice, with a large fish tank along with gentle back ground music, you will feel relaxed and ready to try our a-la-carte menu. For the rest of the beautiful year round weather, you might be much more inclined to have a table in the outside area, you will be dining under the stars, and enjoying the clear night skys. If dining amongst tropical palm trees and the background sound of only a cascading waterfall is your thing, no problem, this is also available with pool side dining.
Coral Bar
Coral Bar is our onsite famous bar that is renowned for its characters and stories. Its a place to share your adventures and experiences that your travels have produced. Along with plenty of stories, come plenty of beverages. You will have options from all around the world with a large variety of beers, wines and spirits. Sit back and enjoy a beverage sharing your stories amongst others in the company of a fantastic bar atmosphere. If relaxing in our tropical pool and spa setting having a drink is more your style, then let our friendly staff deliver the drinks to you.
Waiting Lounge
Feel free to relax in our waiting lounge, take your time reading through tour brochures, newspapers, or help yourself to our free computer terminal with printing facilities. Waiting lounge is located close by the bar with easy access to many beverages, and light snacks.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Free wireless internet, faxing, and photocopying available, computer terminal with printing facilities.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Cairns Rainbow Resort

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.1
Comfort:
2.3
Location:
3.2
Value:
2.9

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lisanne.
Business
Victoria, Australia
25 Nov 2014

Cheap

The hotel was very cheap! would not recommend to anyone. Our room felt dirty and there were ants everywhere, long walk into town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling Laura
Business
Sydney, Australia
9 Oct 2014

Good value, beautiful pool

This hotel was good value. A little bit of a walk from the main part of town, would probably be better if you have a car. The pool area was really nice. Staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mooshell
Business
Canberra
9 Sep 2014

Great value

We knew when we booked this hotel that it wasn't going to be the Marriott. For a basic, cheap motel, the Rainbow inn was really good. Clean rooms with air con, lovely pool and usable barbie which came in very handy. Overall, great value for a cheapie.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're travelling on a budget and happy to walk 20 mins to town, Rainbow Inn is a great choice

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
momandmore
Business
south australia
20 Aug 2014

good location

I was disappointed with this hotel. it certainly wasnt as depicted in the photos. the rooms were small and dark and we were given 2 third floor rooms overlooking the neighbouring roof. Instead of the ground floor pool view rooms that was on our reciept. We were also given the keys to room which already had a gentleman staying in it. and.. was quite embarrassed to walk in on him. The advertised undercover car parking was only for about three cars and we were told to park on the back street. when asking management to move rooms for our second and third night we were told that they could only arrange one pool view room not two. and had gone to a lot of inconvenience to do that. We asked for our money back for the two unused nights accommodation. but they refused. We certainly will not recommend this motel to anyone in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
What a dump
Business
Hamilton
14 Jul 2014

Disapppointing accommodation

The Cairns Rainbow Resort is very tired and in need of renovation. Our room was not ready upon our arrival at 3.30 pm, despite check-in being at 2 pm, Once our room was ready it was a not up to scratch. The ranch-slider did not have a proper locking mechanism. It was so worn out in the tracks we could lift it right out of its frame and get into the room. There was a short chain attached to the wall but you could reach your hand in and touch the pillow on the bed closet to the door. The net curtain over the ranch-slider was filthy. We were offered an alternate room which was just as bad. The bed head had an old radio in it circa 1970. It was so bad we decided to move to Queen's Court , which was lovely. We were unimpressed but the manager refused to refund our money (which had been paid prior by credit card). Do not book this hotel as your room will not be secure and the rooms are tired and run down.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Docmill
Business
Darwin Australia
30 Jun 2014

three night stay

I booked for 3 people but for the period of our stay we only ever had 2 towels. After our first night the room was neglected to be made up. The room was defiantly clean enough and the location was excellent with regards to access to town. All in all a little disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brisbane Fella
Business
Brisbane
13 Jun 2013

Close to what I expected

Having read the reviews I knew this was no stunning hotel. It had a comfortable bed. A reasonable shower. It is a short walk into town. If you are looking for a budget conscious hotel and don't expect a lot you will be all good with this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Unserfriendly
Business
Ravenshoe Qld.
6 Mar 2013

Centrally located to Airport, Hospitals/Specialists Cairns and CDB

Continental Breakfast : Toast cold, not enough butter/ spreads and only half sml jug milk preferred to be fresh..etc. Asked for selection of cereals at 7.30am..? service for 8am? Suggest: inclusion of fruit compote yogurt etc. and alternative selection of a cooked breakfast to paying guests ..even though the 'restaurant is not open'.. it is advertised and breakfast included???

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

No microwave in room...so bring your own snacks. If you like freash milk..buy it..or use limited UDL

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Susyq55
Business
Bamaga
28 Jan 2013

Pretty ordinary

Only thing of note with the Rainbow Hotel was the swimming pool ambience and the fact that it stayed open until 11pm. This could be good or bad as the restaurant/bar was very close by. Missing light globes and noisy old style air conditioners were disappointing. Staff were friendly. Bit of a hike to town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Cairns Rainbow Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
reef man
Business
sydney
9 Jan 2013

add was deceptive

not a 3 star, more like a 1-1.5 star. Room picture on add looked ok ...the room we received was a dump. Toilet leaked constantly quite loud and bathroom tap was very difficult to turn off. not comparable to other 3 star hotels in the area. well below the standard for a 3 star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

cock and bull restaurant for delicious meals.

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