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Reef Plaza Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, minibar, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Reef Plaza Hotel

Reef Plaza Hotel

3.5-star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Central Shopping Centre

7.0/10 Good

988 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Esplanade - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 9 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 15 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 17 min drive


  • Snoogies Health Bar - 2 min walk
  • Corea Corea - 2 min walk
  • Ganbaranba - 3 min walk
  • Hide's Coffee Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Fika - 3 min walk

About this property

Reef Plaza Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Cairns, Reef Plaza Hotel features a rooftop terrace, and puts you only 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from the airport. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at LILO Restaurant and Bar, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast. Other features include a bar/lounge, a sauna and a terrace. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 101 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 12 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (AUD 10 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100.00 per night

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of AUD 1.08
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for AUD 3.30 per day

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night


  • Self-parking costs AUD 10 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rydges Cairns Plaza
Rydges Hotel Cairns Plaza
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Cairns Rydges Plaza Hotel
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Rydges Plaza Cairns Hotel
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Reef Plaza Hotel Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Reef Plaza Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Reef Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Reef Plaza Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Reef Plaza Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs AUD 10 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Reef Plaza Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Reef Plaza Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (7-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (9-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Reef Plaza Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and parasailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Reef Plaza Hotel?
Yes, LILO Restaurant and Bar offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Fika (3-min walk), Fetta's Greek Taverna (3-min walk) and C'Est Bon (3-min walk).
Does Reef Plaza Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Reef Plaza Hotel like?
Reef Plaza Hotel is in Cairns Central Business District, a short 9-minute walk from Cairns Station and 5 minutes' walk from Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Good location, hotel is dated but beds were so comfortable!
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Good central hotel at a good price
Deborah, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Location to shops etc. is perfect. The property is aging and needs a refurbishment.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Needs renovation
Gordon, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

the location is great the room size is good. the whole place smells of mould. the ceilings in our room were covered in mould. the rooms still have the 1980's tapware. the tiles are all mismatched and the grout needs replacing. It is old tired and smelly
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

The reception staff were friendly and could not do enough to help especially the one woman who was on the desk on Saturday and Sunday. The hotel needs an update but the staff made up for that.
Jill, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Its situated in the heart of Cairns, so its in a great location. Pretty much close to everything.
Rita, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

.very clean and tidy hotel staff very friendly and welcoming.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Mouldy ceiling, water leaked from air con onto tiles and had to use a towel on floor to prevent slipping, leg on desk fell off.
2-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Staff were welcoming and friendly, this property needs an update. Would not consider it 4 star. Location was good but no breakfast on site, aircon was excessively cold and could not adjust, furnishings and fittings showing signs of age and wear/tear, some mold on roof (hard to avoid in this climate but has a smell to it and not great for health). Bed was comfy. Quiet. Photos a little misleading to be honest.
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review