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By a verified traveler on Thu 15 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

City center retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of this Cairns Central Business District hotel, you'll find Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome and Cairns Night Markets. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Convention Centre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free Internet, balconies

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 101 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities include balconies, minibars, and premium bedding.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$65* Per night/room Jun 5 - Jun 6

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Reef Plaza Hotel Cairns ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Reef Plaza Hotel Cairns

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Great location!

Pros: A nice hotel, room was nice, beds were comfortable.
Cons: Our bathroom was in great need of a remodel. The light took a minute to turn on and the shower head was taped together and squirted in all direction
Location: Easy walk to the boat tours one direction and a shopping mall the other. Lots of coffee shops/restaurants in between. Yummy Pancake House across
Loved the location. everything was near, coffee, restaurants, lagoon, boat tours.

Posted by , from Ca on Jun 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

An outstanding base for outstanding travel opportunities

Pros: fantastic location
Cairns itself is a fascinating city in a wonderful location. Plenty of good shopping, and the fruit bats are an incredible spectacle. Interesting shorebirds (new to us) also within an easy walk. The aboriginal art festival was also well worth a visit. Cairns is an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef as well as the wet tropics of Cape York, and the Rydges Plaza is a very comfortable and well-run hotel.

Posted by , from Laguna Beach, California on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Nice surprise, needs some TLC

Pros: Close restaurants, great location
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
Perfect location. Staff all friendly and helpful. Pool and bar looked great, but access to pool was complicated and bar was empty except for a private party. Room was good, but the bathroom was old, deteriorated, and in need of fixing. The plastic basin was cracked, the tile floor dirty. This looked to be from tropical weather wear more than neglect. Hotel was VERY noisly in the middle of the night, and management said that was from pipe problems; hopefully it has been fixed - if our holiday was any longer we would have checked out of the hotel due to the noise.

Posted by , from usa on Feb 3, 2011

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3 out of 5

oz lover

Pretty good location. New bar and pool look great but open late. Why have a pool and bar that is not open during the day in Cairns? Bathroom was terrible. Made with plastic fixtures, serously. Sink was cracked. Bath was dirty. Very noisy pipes keep you up all night. Staff nice. Basically tired and run down place but appears to be working on it.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010

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1 out of 5

Great Location, Little Else

This hotel was centrally located to all waterfront activities in Cairns. The staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel was undergoing some serious renovations. Our room had new carpet and furniture; yet, the walls still looked old and terrible and the bathroom was terribly outdated. The beds were moderately comfortable, but, otherwise, the room was not nice at all.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2009

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Reef Plaza Hotel Cairns. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cairns hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Reef Plaza Hotel Cairns offers 101 accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cairns hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

LILO Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 12 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Reef Plaza Hotel Cairns


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 12
  • No gap period between guest stays


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: AUD 10 per day
  • In-room safe fee: AUD 3.30 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of AUD 1.08

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.