Rainbow Inn - Cairns

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Aust, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 3 stars
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Rainbow Inn - Cairns

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Rainbow Inn is a 3-star designer property offering an outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. Rainbow Inn has been welcoming guests to its comfortable rooms since 1994.

This hotel is situated 2.8 km away from Arthouse, Cairns Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Cairns city center is 6 km away.

Shopping centers and a market are also set close by.

Rainbow Inn is within a 5-minute drive to Cairns airport.

Rooms

Rainbow Inn features rooms with a modern-style interior that come with Wi-Fi, a ceiling fan, a writing desk, a kitchen and a microwave for a pleasant stay in Cairns. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The large restaurant offers creative seafood meals. The bar serves spirits, coffee and wines as well as barbeque and pasta. The venue is set next to the central railway station and just 100 meters from Snoogies and The Clever Duck.

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 english breakfast, which costs AUD 16.50 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site car rentals are also available.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room 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

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Rainbow Inn - Cairns Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Aust, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Center
  • Cairns
    3.2 mi
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    2.9 mi
  • Kowanyama (KWM)
    284.2 mi
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

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Budget Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Budget Two-Bedroom Apartment
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Bunk beds
    Size: 865 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    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.

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      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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      Bed type: Twin beds
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      Basic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

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        Standard Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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          Family Double Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          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.

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            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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            Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Pool View

            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Aust, Cairns, Australia, 4870

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Cairns
              3.2 mi
            Airports
            • Cairns (CNS)
              2.9 mi
            • Kowanyama (KWM)
              284.2 mi
            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 RecommendedCairnsRainbow Inn

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

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • The Cairns Civic Theater - 2000 ft
            • Deep Sea Divers Den - 2700 ft
            • The Center of Contemporary Arts - 2700 ft

            Train stations

            Convention centers

            • Cairns Convention Centre - 4600 ft
            • Cairns Rainforest Dome - 1.1 mi

            Shopping areas

            • The Cairns Museum - 3700 ft

            Amusement

            • Lagoon - 3300 ft

            Museums

            • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens - 1.6 mi

            Public parking

            • Cairns Base Hospital - 1400 ft

            Local attractions

            • Cairns Botanical Gardens - 1.4 mi
              1 Collins Ave
            • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 2.2 mi
              132 Woodward Street, Cairns
            • Cairns Historical Society Museum - 4.5 mi
              School of Arts Building, Cairns
            • Cairns Botanic Gardens - 1.7 mi
              64 Collins Ave, Cairns
            • Behana Gorge waterfall - 3.4 mi

            Near the hotel

            • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon - 4100 ft
              Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
            • Cairns Harbour Cruises - 4900 ft
              Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
            • Cairns Regional Gallery - 4200 ft
              Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns

            Restaurants nearby

            • The Clever Duck - 300 ft

              Address: Forest Gardens BLVD
              Phone: 07 40363936

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

            • Little Ricardo's - 600 ft

              Address: 191 Sheridan street
              Phone: 07 40515266

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

            • Frame - 700 ft

              Address: 105 mcleod St

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

            • Snoogies - 300 ft

              Address: Main Street Arcade

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

            • Flying Monkey Cafe - 700 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

            AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCairnsRainbow Inn

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            Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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            Rainbow Inn Reviews

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

            Average guest rating

            5.6out of 10
            Guest rating
            Based on 26 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 Rainbow Inn - Cairns Cairns location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Aust, Cairns, Australia, 4870

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Cairns
              3.2 mi
            Airports
            • Cairns (CNS)
              2.9 mi
            • Kowanyama (KWM)
              284.2 mi
            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 RecommendedCairnsRainbow Inn

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

            Use Badge