Cairns Rainbow Resort

ex. Rainbow Inn

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 3 stars
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Cairns Rainbow Resort

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site parking

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

Air conditioning in public areas

Facilities for kids

Children's pool

Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Private beach

Beach chairs

Overview

The 3-star Cairns Rainbow Resort is located in cosmopolitan Cairns, minutes away from Cairns Botanic Gardens, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Cairns Rainbow Resort has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 1994.

The hotel is notable for the central setting not far from a cove and lakes as well as a cathedral, a gallery and a theater. Guests can get to Cairns city center, which is 5 km away.

The property is close to shopping centers and a market.

5 minutes' drive from Cairns airport and 10 minutes' walk to Cairns Central train station.

Rooms

This designer hotel comprises 86 guestrooms with cable TV, ironing facilities, climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi and a kitchen. Cairns Rainbow Resort offers rooms with the sea view. Decorated in modern-style design with tile floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a shower, complimentary toiletries and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. Guests can wine and dine at the large restaurant, featuring creative seafood cuisine. Spirits, coffee and wines as well as barbeque and pasta are offered to the guests in the Coral Gardens Restaurant And bar. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Clever Duck and Snoogies can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of AUD 12.50 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs AUD 16.50 per person per night. 

Services

There are such business facilities as computers, printers and a photocopier on the premises.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Free cabanas
  • Spa center
  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib AUD 5
All children
2 - 3 years
Extra bed AUD 5
All children
4 - 12 years
Extra bed AUD 10
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed AUD 30
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Cairns Rainbow Resort Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Center
  • Cairns
    3.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Clever Duck (cuisine: International)
    400 ft
  • Snoogies (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    4000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

Budget Double Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Budget Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    325 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Apartment
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE APARTMENT-OCEAN VIEW

Family Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE FAMILY ROOM

Superior Double Room
Pool view
  • Room size:

    325 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE DELUXE TWIN

Cairns Rainbow Resort Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Deep Sea Divers Den2700 ft

Popular areas

  • Cairns Rainforest Dome1.1 mi

Train stations

Convention centers

  • Cairns Convention Centre4600 ft

Amusement

  • Lagoon3300 ft

Museums

  • The Cairns Museum3700 ft

Parks

  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens1.6 mi

Theaters

  • The Cairns Civic Theater2000 ft
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts2700 ft

Galleries

  • Cairns Regional Gallery4000 ft

Public parking

  • Cairns Base Hospital1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Cairns Botanical Gardens1.4 mi
    1 Collins Ave
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens2.2 mi
    132 Woodward Street, Cairns
  • Cairns Historical Society Museum4.5 mi
    School of Arts Building, Cairns
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens1.7 mi
    64 Collins Ave, Cairns
  • Behana Gorge waterfall3.4 mi

Near the hotel

  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon4000 ft
    Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
  • Cairns Harbour Cruises4900 ft
    Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Cairns Regional Gallery4200 ft
    Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns

Restaurants nearby

  • The Clever Duck400 ft

    Address: Forest Gardens BLVD
    Phone: 07 40363936

    83% likes this, based on 21 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Little Ricardo's500 ft

    Address: 191 Sheridan street
    Phone: 07 40515266

    71% likes this, based on 80 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 35

  • Sheridan Bar & Grill800 ft

    Address: 157 Sheridan Street
    Phone: 0740513555

    84% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 31

  • Snoogies400 ft

    Address: Main Street Arcade

    90% likes this, based on 27 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Flying Monkey Cafe700 ft

    Address: 154 Sheridan Street
    Phone: 0411 084 176

    88% likes this, based on 41 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    86

Hotel Awards

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Cairns Rainbow Resort Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Cairns Rainbow Resort

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 29 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The exotic and unique environment

  • Single
    3.8

    The reception staff are blunt and rude. Bar/restaurant staff are in experienced. I was allocated a dirty room and had to go back to reception to receive a new one. Fridge didn't work. Bathroom filled with mold and not cleaned very well from previous guest. In considerate guests were noisy from the bar's outdoor seating. Most other clients seem to be all workers/contractors and not holiday makers. Extremely rough people made for uncomfortable stay as I didn't feel like going in the pool with a crowd watching from the bar where happy hour was on!

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    I like the most perfect thing is silence ..I enjoyed my trip and had a wonderful rest at rainbow in ..awesome motel as well as cheaper..

  • Couple
    5.4

    A bit far from the city centre, but if you want a cheap deal for a decent hotel: you can chose this without hesitation.

  • Couple
    6.2

    Good price for a fair stay. Budget location, very clean.

    Breakfast is only served until 8.30am. Showing at 9am, we couldn't get even a coffee...

  • Couple
    6.6

    Value for money. We had a room with a nice view on the swimming pool, but not every room has such a great location.

  • Single
    5.4

    It was available at very short notice for a good rate. Reception staff were friendly.

    It was a bit of a walk to the city centre. Would have liked more security: a more sturdy front door, a window that could be locked (broken latch) and less direct street access. Room keyring piece of plastic would not fit into slot next to front door, so could not use the main light in the room.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Friendly and helpful staff, who let us use the restaurant kitchen freezer to store some frozen fish that we had with us.

    Nothing in partticular, though there was one bit of a yelling match upstairs, but this didn't really worry us much!

  • Single
    10.0

    I have stayed there many times and it fit swith every thing I do price good rooms location ect

    I liked it all that the reason I stay there

  • Couple
    2.4

    It was dirty, I had lots of cockroach in my room, the hotel is used by prostitutes and Junkies. You could smell the pott on all floors. I'm wondering that Booked.net has such a bad hotel in his galery. And The Australian Friends told as that Rainbow Inn has a bad repute.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    We first stayed at the Rainbow inn in January 1993 so we wanted to stay there again just to see how much it had changed! The rooms were cleaner and not needing repairs, it was less noisy. The pool was wonderful and the meal we had in the restaurant was delicious.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Room had a nice pool outlook....nice soft towels & bed was firm and comfy

    Broken tiles in bathroom ... Shwr curtain flooded flood.. No lock on sliding door Drunken couple fighting in middle of the first night...

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The same answer as to the above questions. Location, clenliness,food,cost,staff. I will reccomend you to all my friends.

  • Older travelers
    8.0

    Meals and restaurant staff (Doreen) was very helpful and professional.

    Our sliding door to the outside garden area wouldn't lock there was only a chain and a piece of wood to ensure no one could get in from outside.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    The environment and rooms at Rainbow Inn especially non-smoking rooms are very clean suits my preference. Has always preferred to stay at the Rainbow Inn because of its location and costs wise affortable to people like me. There is also flexibility with understanding on check out time to suit flight schedules.

    Rainbow Inn has always been my preferred hotel in Cairns.

How to reach hotel

hotel Cairns Rainbow Resort Cairns location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870

Get directions
City Center
  • Cairns
    3.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Clever Duck (cuisine: International)
    400 ft
  • Snoogies (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    4000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    86

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCairnsCairns Rainbow Resort

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

Use Badge