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5.8

Review score

183 reviews

183 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Cairns Library
150 m
Cairns Aquarium
150 m
JUTE Theatre Company
220 m
IGA Xpress
250 m
KickArts Contemporary Arts
270 m
Popular landmarks
Michaelmas Cay
340 m
Esplanade Boardwalk
350 m
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
470 m
Muddy's Playground
510 m
Green Island
680 m
Closest landmarks
Bull Bar
240 m
Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
260 m
Cairns RSL
310 m
St Monica's Cathedral
320 m
Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk
320 m

Koala Beach Resort Cairns

137 Lake Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. This 3.5-star property features outdoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Located in heart of Cairns

Airport transfer

700 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

160 meters to Cairns Aquarium

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bar

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 9 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.9
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.3 km

Rooms available at Koala Beach Resort Cairns

Budget Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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1 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 queen bed
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Budget Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Courtyard view
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Double Budget Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Female Dormitory Room
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  • 1 queen bed and 2 bunk beds
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Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • 2 bunk beds and 1 queen bed
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SHARED ROOM 3 BEDS 6 BEDS
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    SHARED ROOM 2 BUNK BEDS
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      2 Beds
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        Double Basic
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          Frequently asked questions

          What type of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Koala Beach Resort Cairns includes non-water sport and outdoor activities such as golf course (within 3 km) for you to enjoy.

          Does Koala Beach Resort Cairns offer laundry services?

          Yes! Koala Beach Resort Cairns offers hot water linen and laundry washing at your disposal for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

          What is the average travel time to a nearby airport from Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          The average travel time to get from Koala Beach Resort Cairns to the airport is 15 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

          What points of interest are near by Koala Beach Resort Cairns that are in walking range?

          While staying at Koala Beach Resort Cairns, start off your vacation by checking out the nearest destinations that are within close proximity to the property which include Cairns Library, Cairns Aquarium, and JUTE Theatre Company.

          What is the minimum age requirement for visitor at Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Koala Beach Resort Cairns only allows guest visitors that are above 18 years old to reside at this property. In case you're looking for child- or family-friendly properties, please navigate to property facilities filter feature and select the "family/child friendly" filter for more choices.

          How many rooms does Koala Beach Resort Cairns have?

          Koala Beach Resort Cairns has a total of 29 rooms.

          What do past travelers like most about Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Past visitors that stayed at Koala Beach Resort Cairns have given this property a rating of 8.339 for its excellent location as the major highlight for their stay.

          What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Past business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Koala Beach Resort Cairns an average rating of 7.0. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

          What is the typical rating that verified Families with young children have given to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Koala Beach Resort Cairns an average rating of 6.4. You can look up more complete customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

          What is the typical rating that past Families with older children have given to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Koala Beach Resort Cairns an average rating of 6.1. You can check out more descriptive customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

          What dining places are nearby Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          Koala Beach Resort Cairns’s neighborhood is Cairns City Center which consists of popular restaurants such as Lake Street Cafe, Rendezvous-Du-Vietnam, and Cafe Thailand.

          What is the closest airport to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

          The nearest airport to Koala Beach Resort Cairns is Dunk Island Airport, 119.0 km away.

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          Explore the neighborhood

          Property ranking|Compared to 518 Cairns properties
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          Location score
          8.3/10
          Room comfort score
          7/10
          Value for money score
          7/10
          Service score
          7.3/10
          Better than
          84
          %
          of Cairns properties
          Better than
          82
          %
          of Cairns properties
          Better than
          75
          %
          of Cairns properties
          Better than
          74
          %
          of Cairns properties
          Overall rating:

          6.9

          Good
          59 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.1
          Facilities
          6.0
          Location
          8.3
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          More about Koala Beach Resort Cairns

          More about Koala Beach Resort Cairns

          Koala Beach Resort Cairns

          See the best of Cairns with a stay at Koala Beach Resort Cairns, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
          The facilities and services provided by Koala Beach Resort Cairns ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the motel's tours. The motel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
          Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
          Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Koala Beach Resort Cairns. The motel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Koala Beach Resort Cairns include a separate living room, as part of the room design. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms.
          The motel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Koala Beach Resort Cairns also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


          Dining and things to do

          To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Koala Beach Resort Cairns. The many offerings at Koala Beach Resort Cairns ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.


          Around the property

          There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Koala Beach Resort Cairns. If you're a fan, you'll want to relive the greatest sporting moments of the local team at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon located 460 m away. Pose in front of Green Island located 680 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Cairns.


          Reasons to stay here

          Rooms here are cheaper than 92% of accommodations in the city.
          This motel scores higher than 83% of accommodations in the city for its location.
          Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 81% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities

          Good
          Facilities

          6

          Most talked about facilities

          Swimming Pool

          4 mentions

          Housekeeping

          2 mentions

          Beach

          1 mention

          Languages spoken
          • English
          Internet access
          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas
          Things to do, ways to relax
          • Garden
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Tours
          Cleanliness and safety
          • Cashless payment service
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          Dining, drinking, and snacking
          • Bar
          Services and conveniences
          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          Land sports
          • Golf course (within 3 km)
          Access
          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Check-in/out [private]
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Smoke alarms
          Getting around
          • Car park [nearby]
          Available in all rooms
          • Air conditioning
          • Free bottled water
          • Linens
          • Mirror
          • Non-smoking
          • Seating area
          • Shower
          • Towels
          • TV

          Location

          137 Lake Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
          Excellent
          Location

          8.3

          Airports
          • Cairns Airport (CNS)
            5.3 km
          • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
            119.5 km
          Public transportation
          • Cairns Railway Station
            700 m
          • Freshwater
            8.0 km
          Hospital or clinic
          • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
            260 m
          Shopping
          • Night Markets
            280 m
          Convenience store
          • 7 Eleven
            270 m
          Cash withdrawal
          • ATM
            120 m

          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks
          • Cairns Aquarium
            150 m
          • Night Markets
            280 m
          • Michaelmas Cay
            340 m
          • Esplanade Boardwalk
            350 m
          • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
            470 m
          • Muddy's Playground
            510 m
          • Green Island
            680 m
          • The Reef Hotel Casino
            720 m
          • Cairns Botanic Gardens
            3.2 km
          • Gallo DairyLand
            5.2 km
          Nearby landmarks
          • Cairns Library
            150 m
          • Cairns Aquarium
            150 m
          • JUTE Theatre Company
            220 m
          • Bull Bar
            240 m
          • IGA Xpress
            250 m
          • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
            260 m
          • KickArts Contemporary Arts
            270 m
          • Night Markets
            280 m
          • Cairns Family Court
            280 m
          • Cairns Museum
            280 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

          Property policies

          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out
          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-in until17:00
          • Check-out from08:00
          • Check-out until10:00
          • Reception open until17:00
          Getting around
          • Airport transfer fee15 AUD
          • Distance from city center0.5 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
          The property
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of rooms 29

          Reviews of Koala Beach Resort Cairns from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          6.9
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.1
          Facilities6.0
          Location8.3
          Room comfort and quality7.0
          Service7.3
          Value for money6.9
          High score for Cairns
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (2)
          8-9 Excellent (7)
          7-8 Very Good (5)
          6-7 Good (7)
          <6 Below Expectation (13)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (5)
          Jun - Aug (14)
          Sep - Nov (8)
          Dec - Feb (7)

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          ishor from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 18 nights in December 2014

          pleasing stay at lake central cairns hotel”

          cooperative staff, close to city and restaurants, nice swimming pool

          I had a nice stay at lake central cairns hotel. great staff and facilities and close to city.

          Reviewed January 11, 2015

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Zhuozhang from China
          Family with teens
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

          great location”

          location

          This is a nice place, very good location in the Cairns CBD. We had a great time here and the staff was very friendly.

          Reviewed August 29, 2012

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          7.3
          Very good
          Danbee from South Korea
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in August 2012

          kind of old, but still has everything necessary”

          swimming pool, kitchenette

          the place was a little run down... there were ants crawling everywhere. but the room had everything necessary for a short stay. location is good in that its near the city center, but kind of scary at night for female travelers... (depends on the day of the week)

          Reviewed August 28, 2012

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Jin from Australia
          Group
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

          Great Location, quiet environment”

          Enjoying the tranquility after a day's tour, It is a hideaway right in the centre of Cairns

          All amenities are within easy reach from the hotel.restaurents, beach, shopping mall, centres, casinos are within walking distance

          Reviewed January 08, 2013

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          7.0
          Very good
          Cheng from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

          Great location, but noisy backpackers”

          Pros: It's just a short walk to the shops, esplanade, mall and eateries. Cons: There're noises from the air-con, sink tap, washroom ventilation fan, toilet, dormitories.

          I got a promotion rate of night for an apartment. The resort has two sections: one has the dormitories, the other are apartments. My one-bedroom apartment is spacious, but it is near the dormitories, so it was rather noisy at night. This place is simple and basic, and is good enough for a comfortable stay. The cushion covers on the chairs need a wash, though. I covered them with towels before I dared sit on them! I stayed three nights and the cleaners only emptied the trashbin, and did not change my towels or sweep the floor.

          Reviewed July 27, 2012

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          6.3
          Good
          Jeremy from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in July 2013

          Decent budget hotel”

          not to expensive, close to the bars, quite

          Hotel was very basic. Had a fridge, sink, and four beds. Reasonably priced, though there were only two of us. If in a bigger group it would be a better deal.

          Reviewed August 01, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Julie from Australia
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

          Fantastic location, clean and tidy.”

          Location is ideal

          couldn't have asked for a better location. 2 blocks to everything! stayed in a 2 bedrm unit. it had a small kitchenette, large bathroom, lounge area and 2 large bedrooms with 3 singles and a queen. staff were friendly and helpful, no noise issues from other guests and a pool 2 steps away. it was perfect for us and we ended up staying an extra night as we were quite comfortable.

          Reviewed November 29, 2012

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          7.6
          Very good
          DAIN from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 11 nights in November 2017

          neat & tidy”

          stayed here for 11 nights walking distance to town and the hospital. The room was a 1 bedroom with a seperate bathroom and lounge.It has a microwave and a kettle so you can not cook a decent meal. There is a camp kitchen but not very big,Overall i had a peaceful stay and the staff were always helpful, only had one night when i was woken up by screaming ,so pretty good. Would recomend if you are not a tofy nose..

          Reviewed November 19, 2017

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          6.3
          Good
          yue from Australia
          Family with teens
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

          Great Location, Friendly Service”

          walking distance to everything at cbd

          We stayed at the resort for 4 nights.the beds were clean, but we found a lot of ants at resting area. However, there were only two towels for four of us. The television was also a bit small, but that was alright. The only place to cook was on a barbeque which was not very good. Overall, it was good.

          Reviewed November 10, 2012

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Felix from Austria
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          Ok”

          Stayed for one night. The hostel is ok. Got a really nice mail because I was arriving quiet late. Thanks for that! Kitchen facilities are really less. There are not even any kind of cups, plates... Beside that everything was fine. Clean, good location, not that expensive...

          Reviewed January 14, 2019

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          6.4
          Good
          LIU from China
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

          Budget Hotel and location near Cairns central”

          Room is spacious but no cleaning or room service during our 3 nights stay. Jetty and train station are within walking distance from Hotel. Supermarket and food courts are close-by. Don't expect too much for this budget hotel.

          Reviewed June 01, 2017

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          4.7
          EILIS from Australia
          Family with young children
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2013

          grotty budget rooms”

          location, budget, convenience

          The rooms were grotty and the room stank. We actually bought an airfreshner! There is only 1 a/c and that is in the bedroom, at the bed level and it looks like the filters are never cleaned and mouldy. Nothing was cleaned while we stayed there, just new (old) towels and trash emptied. We stayed in an apartment, but there were no utensils or cooking capabilities. Only toaster and microwave. We used the kitchen on the other side, but it was nasty and gross, things spilt over the place and no utensils. You had to rent them from the front desk. The pool looked like a science experiment. The front desk has limited hours, but the young backpackers that work there try hard. You cant beat the location and price though. But, if you look around there are more opetions around the same price.

          Reviewed October 30, 2013

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          5.6
          Ching from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

          Above average”

          the location is really good, it is located in the central of the city but the hygiene of the room is not good at all. cockroaches and ant in the room. and also the bed sheet is dirty.

          Reviewed April 25, 2017

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          7.0
          Very good
          John from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 6 nights in August 2012

          Good but noisy”

          Price

          The accommodation was adequate but there was a lot of noise from the swimming pool area below (where people gathered and swam after the 7pm deadline). We were provide with one piece of soap and no coffee, tea or milk supply in the room.

          Reviewed August 17, 2012

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          2.0
          Natalie from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018

          Disappointed traveller. The property didn’t match the picture ”

          1. Booking details had not been relayed by Agoda so Koala were not expecting us. 2. The property could not be classified as a resort even by the losses terms. 3. No beach near the property. 4. The property was not suitable for elderly Visitors. 5 Very difficult to move luggage up the stairs. 6. This property is ideal for backers or younger person who is looking for cheap. Cheap stay. Booked for a twin room and as the booking was not relayed there weee no twin rooms Available. Had to sleep on the sofa bed.

          Reviewed August 17, 2018

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          7.3
          Very good
          rozenn from France
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in July 2012

          good location in city center”

          location

          well located holiday flat with a small swimming pool. The kitchen equipment was a bit poor, only a microwave,a kettle and a toaster, no cooker and not enough cutlery. But, overall it's ok.

          Reviewed July 23, 2012

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          8.8
          Excellent
          YUE from Australia
          Group
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

          Excellent”

          Wifi is very poor, others are all good

          Reviewed February 28, 2020

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          3.3
          Mark from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2013

          couldn't wait to leave”

          nothing at all

          this place is a fleapit. the bathroom was filthy, the room was barely clean, the bed was terrible, the a/c was noisy, i wouldn't risk eating something that had been within 5ft of the microwave. the communal area was like something from a hoarders tv show, with dirty plates and rubbish everywhere. the pool is a masterpiece, they have managed to design the building so the sun never reaches it, its always cold and the area around it dirty. i cannot advise against this hotel strongly enough

          Reviewed April 15, 2013

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          6.4
          Good
          Mauri from Papua New Guinea
          Family with teens
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

          Good”

          to have bar fridge in rooms

          Reviewed April 25, 2019

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          6.0
          David from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

          Above average”

          1 knife in the kitchen, and it was the dullest thing I've ever used

          Reviewed October 12, 2018

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