"- great accommodation, reasonable prices." Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments Tip by sirgaw

Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments, Cairns: 114 reviews and 7 photos

I stumbled onto ?Inn Cairns? when doing a Google Earth search of Cairns. I needed a place to stay for a few nights and close to the Esplanade for dinner, close to shops and supermarkets and most importantly, close to the Cairns Railway Station and the main reason for our Cairns stay ? the Kuranda Scenic Railway. I was also looking for the economy end of the market, BUT with all facilities.

Sounds like tall order, but the ?Inn Cairns? met all of the above and much more. The cost in September 2011 was $135 per night and for expensive Cairns that is a very good price.

We got a 2 room apartment with a bedroom with a king bed (converts to twin if required) 2 bedside tables with lamps, clock/radio, wide screen TV, mirrored door double wardrobe and the all important for the tropics ? a ceiling fan.

Moving onto the bathroom was toilet, generous sized wash basin with plenty of room on benches. A full sized bath with overhead shower (sadly a shower curtain not a glass panel) and a cupboard that contained a clothes washing machine and an overhead dryer.

Next was the kitchen/living room with a fully equipped kitchen including all cutlery/crockery/glassware and cooking utensils (no dishwasher) and a bar sized fridge that worked very well. Plenty of benches and cupboards

Finally was the lounge/dining area, where there was a round glass table and room for 4, coffee table, wide screen TV/DVD (yes 2 TV?s in the apartment) and a sofa that converted to a bed if required. Plenty of room for a family of 4 or even 2 couples and a balcony overlooking either street or pool ? I strongly suggest pool view side as street side can get a bit noisy.

There is a roof top garden that offers a view over Cairns and the water and the nearby mountains as well as a first floor level swimming pool and surrounding decking with tables chairs and shade umbrellas. Free on site under cover and secure at night parking. Buses to the suburbs of Cairns at the door.

Very good deal and to cap it off, a great team of management and staff who do go out of their way to help/assist visitors to Cairns and region. Very well stocked information area with brochures, maps etc.

Two down sides; the area can be a bit rough and noisy at night and I do suggest caution when leaving/returning outside business hours; room WIFI did not work and I wasted connection fees. Taxi cost domestic airport to Inn Cairns was $24.

Photos 2, 3 and 4 are taken from the roof top area of Inn Cairns and note that all floors are serviced by a lift (elevator).

Address: 71 Lake Street, Cairns, Cairns District, 4870, Australia
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Note that Lake Street is a pedestrian area only mall a short distance from Inn Cairns.
othercontact: Fax: 07 4041 2420
Phone: 07 4041 2350
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Inn
Website: http://www.inncairns.com.au

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 19, 2011
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