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/ -out

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

Playground

Children's pool

Kids club

Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Private beach

Beach umbrellas

Beach chairs

Overview

The comfortable 3-star Cairns Rainbow Resort lies within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Rainbow Resort was opened in 1994 and offers modern rooms.

The property is set 30 minutes' walk from Cairns Botanic Gardens. Cairns city center is 6 km away.

The hotel is surrounded by a zoo, a cinema and bars.

Guests can reach Cairns Rainbow Resort from Cairns airport within 10 minutes' drive.

Rooms

There are 86 guestrooms featuring basic two-bedroom apartment, budget two-bedroom apartment and budget double room equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, heating, cable television, a seating area and ironing facilities. Cairns Rainbow Resort offers rooms with the sea view. Guests can also use a microwave, an electric kettle and a toaster.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. The popular restaurant offers fresh meals. The hotel’s small Coral Gardens Restaurant And bar welcomes guests for refreshing drinks. Serving Vegetarian specialties, Snoogies is about 100 meters away.

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

The on-site car rentals are also available.

Relax

Beach facilities at Cairns Rainbow Resort include outdoor chaise lounges, cabanas and umbrellas.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden 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
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • 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 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
    3.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Clever Duck (cuisine: International)
    300 ft
  • Snoogies (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

Cairns Rainbow Resort photos Room
Budget Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Walk-in closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features a furnished patio, a TV, a wardrobe, a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.

Cairns Rainbow Resort photos Room
Budget Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Lounge area
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This budget style air-conditioned apartment has a queen bed and 2 bunk beds. It offers a dining and lounge area with a TV. It has a kitchen with a microwave, fridge, sink, oven, stovetop, kettle and toaster. Guests enjoy free WiFi. Please note that the price is based on 6 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

Basic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Basic Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Cairns Rainbow Resort photos Room
Standard Double Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Walk-in closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Microwave
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features a furnished patio, a 32-inch TV, a work desk and a wardrobe. Also includes a microwave, a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.

Cairns Rainbow Resort photos Room
Family Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Walk-in closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features a furnished patio, a 32-inch TV, a work desk and a wardrobe. Also includes a microwave, a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.

Deluxe Double Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices

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 Lagoon4100 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 Duck300 ft

    Address: Forest Gardens BLVD
    Phone: 07 40363936

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

  • Little Ricardo's600 ft

    Address: 191 Sheridan street
    Phone: 07 40515266

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

  • Frame700 ft

    Address: 105 mcleod St

    74% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian

  • Snoogies300 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
    3.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Clever Duck (cuisine: International)
    300 ft
  • Snoogies (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    4100 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