Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | 5 star hotel
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Cairns

A travel blog entry by amy.beith

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Pronounced CANS not sure why the R is there. We left Melbourne today and arrived to beautiful weather in Carins. We lounged by the pool had lunch then walked along the boardwalk and had a nice seafood dinner. We are looking forward to spending the day at the reef tomorrow.

Day 7 Happy New Years!

A travel blog entry by heather_about

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Boarded my plane from Yulara to Cairns and met a new Friend Kristina. She is from Toronto traveling by herself; we spent a good portion of the 2 hour flight talking about life (aka men). When we landed we shared a cab ride into Cairns City Center. We planned to try to meet up later, but without a cell phone connecting is a challenge. Kristina was …

The tropical Australia

A travel blog entry by peekageek

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Early flight from Melbourne, but not as ridiculous as flight to Melbourne. Arrived in time for Lunch, and the room was ready to boot. The Pullman is a wonderful large hotel with views of the city and the harbor. We are on the top floor. After checking in and quick unpacking, we went for a walk on the Espande and boardwalk. Had lunch at Dundee's, a …

Crocodiles go through 40,000 teeth...

A travel blog entry by peb_and_bam

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Bambam: Up bright and early to go to the zz thing onto top of the roof casino :) $22 for 4days entry so wasnt too bad really. Saw loads of different types of birds, which were free to fly around everywhere so you had to watch your head lol, lizards, Goaliath the Crocodile and the 3 most adorable koala bears called Henry, Kodi and Quiggley!! Turns …

A nice break from work...

A travel blog entry by wandering_welbs

Wednesday night I fly to Cairns for a little break from work and a chance to do some more exploring with my saved pennies!

I am going with Naseeb and we are there till Sunday. We have 4 days and plan to do lots and keep busy!

The past month has flown again and so has work! I have been away for exactly 7 months and can't quite …

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located on 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, is near Paronella Park, Cairns Dive Centre, Cairns Wildlife Dome, and Great Adventures.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsPullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns

    Reviewed by peekageek

    Great view

    Reviewed Dec 21, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Deltaville, VA , United States Flag of United States

    Yea! A Bathtub, Cameron Likes. Great view of the harbor from our porch.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns

    Great room - some services ordinary though

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    We stayed for 2 nights at the Casino in Sep 06. The room was on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool area. The balcony was huge. The bed was fantastic (you could even buy it if you wanted to) and there is a pillow menu that you can order whatever sort of pillow you like! About the only complaint about the room was some of the furnishings were starting to look well used.

    Very nice

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    Overall, we were very pleased with the hotel. We stayed for 3 nights. Our room was on the 6th floor with a view of the harbor. Very nice bedding and a great bathroom with double sinks, a soaking tub with jets (fancy soaps are $4.50 and are put on mini-bar tab), nice separate steam shower with a bench to relax on.

    Excellent Hotel

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    best hotel at our 4 week trip to australia, very nice room, very good service, very friendly staff and concierge service, location is perfect, only breakfast could be better

    Rooms are quite nice; You're along the boardwalk

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    Only spent one night in the hotel but the room was large, clean and well appointed. Casino seems to cater to Japanese and other East Asia package tours. Having said this, we weren't interested in the casinos and chose a restaurant along the seashore boardwalk - feel is like a large seaside town -lots of touristy shops and restaurants open to the air. All in all - not bad . Service at hotel was friendly and attentive.

    Heart of Cairns, great hotel, slow service

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    We visited the Sofitel for one night during our honeymoon. We had been staying at the Kewarra Resort and found it to be too quiet for us after 3 nights. So when we visited the city of Cairns, we explored different hotels and decided the Sofitel is where we wanted to stay.

    Nice rooms, but skip the breakfast

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    We stayed at the Sofitel for two nights as the starting point for our honeymoon, and I enjoyed the room very much. Our patio overlooked the pool area and was huge. The room, and the hotel, has a Key West kind of feel to it, with slatted doors throughout, even for the wall between the tub and the rest of the room. The steam shower was a nice touch as well. There are a few flaws. The breakfast was lousy, and the breakfast service was spotty at best. When we arrived and ordered coffee, it had been cleared by the time we returned with our plates. Don't eat the things they call pancakes, if you are inclined to eat the breakfast at all. Also, the casino was tacky, as everyone else points out. I am in my mid-thirties, and was carded to get in! The age to enter is eighteen, and it was a bit annoying to have the casino gatekeeper card me just so he could comment on my looks. That, and there were 2-penny slot machines. The gaming tables weren't much better. I'd advise skipping the casino and check out Cairns or surrounding areas instead.

    Very good

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    We booked this hotel as the Sofitel brand is one which normally means very high standards. Upon our arrival in mid-January we were very pleased with the superb accommodation and the wonderful staff throughout the hotel. The only minus point in terms of the hotel proved to be the ridiculously tacky (as stated by another reader) casino attached to the hotel. I can only assume that the Sofitel group is low on funds and for this reason feels compelled to operate such an awful, tasteless and utterly tacky operation.

    Just been for 3 days

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    Just been to this hotel as part of a trip to Australia. Lovely hotel, really nice rooms and pretty good allround experience.

    Simply the best

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    I've stayed in many hotels in many cities, but the Reef is absolutely my favourite. I've stayed here three times now and everytime, the room is beautiful, service is stunning and the whole hotel is wonderful. I've stayed in a junior suite on two occasions, and it's fab - spa bath, balcony overlooking the Trinity inlet, huge bed, soft linen... If you live in Cairns try to get a local's special, advertised in the paper - on the last two occasions we got a junior suite room, two Crown Lagers, bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates (from the chocolatier in the casino lobby) and a chip for the casino. Another time, we got a package of accomm with a show in the observatory, which is really beautiful. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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