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Motel Nomad Cairns

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near DFO Cairns
7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

72 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
314 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westcourt
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 5 min drive
  • Cairns Esplanade - 4 min drive
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 5 min drive
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 6 min drive
  • Palm Cove Beach - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 3 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 13 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 14 min drive


  • Hungry Jack's - 5 min walk
  • Red Rooster - 2 min drive
  • Subway - 2 min drive
  • In 2 Thai - 19 min walk
  • Donut King - 6 min walk

About this property

Motel Nomad Cairns

Motel Nomad Cairns puts you a short five-minute drive from Cairns Esplanade. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the convenient parking and pool.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 6:30 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (9:00 AM - 6 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Marina nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (1292 square feet of space)


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1985
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Yankee D's Bar'N'Q – On-site steakhouse. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 15 to 27 for adults and AUD 15 to 27 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.25 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Motel Nomad Cairns Westcourt
Tropical Gardens Motel
Cairns Tropical Gardens
Nomad Cairns Westcourt
Motel Nomad Cairns Motel
Motel Nomad Cairns Westcourt
Motel Nomad Cairns Motel Westcourt

Frequently asked questions

Does Motel Nomad Cairns offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Motel Nomad Cairns does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Motel Nomad Cairns?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Motel Nomad Cairns?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Motel Nomad Cairns?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Motel Nomad Cairns?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Motel Nomad Cairns?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Motel Nomad Cairns?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Cazalys Cairns (3-min walk) and Reef Hotel Casino (5-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Motel Nomad Cairns and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Motel Nomad Cairns?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Yankee D's Bar'N'Q.
Does Motel Nomad Cairns have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Motel Nomad Cairns like?
Motel Nomad Cairns is in Westcourt, a short 10-minute drive from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and 2 minutes' walk from DFO Cairns. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Fair, but not going back.
Reception was closed upon check-in and I had to phone them. The tv in the room had a remote that wasn’t working and the buttons on the tv itself were very hard to get to work also. Room was clean and beds comfy. At 9 a.m. a cleaner banged loudly on the door and asked, when I opened it, were we leaving yet. I said NO, not until 10 o’clock checkout time. They seem to need more in-house communication.
Sharon, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, tidy spacious.
Richard, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location and price
Vera, 3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very peaceful n quiet. Staff were great. Nothing to complain abouy
Maryann, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Good size clean room with comfy bed and couch. Very pleasant stay and easy walking to DFO and a Restaurant next door. Very quiet from outside and very little noise from floor above. Neighbouring howling dog wasn't too bad with bathroom door closed, but there's little that the Motel can do about neighbours. Staff very pleasant.
David, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Room was clean, but very basic, no hand towel or face washer, lounge suite had seen better days. Saturday was horrible, Zic Zac had booked out the pool area for a Pool Party. I got back to my room just after two and the music was thump thump thumping, we went out for dinner and came back just before 9.30 and the music was still thump thump thumping, we had been told when we booked in that the music was from 2pm until about 7pm. My husband went down to see them as he was unable to get anyone to answer the reception phone and asked whom ever was in charge when the music would be finished, to be advised it would be 10pm. I rang the Police only to find that they are unable to help in the case of commercial premises. Eventually the music stopped just after 10pm, but we still had the noise of people talking and things being moved, you would just able drift off to sleep and then the noise would wake you. Spoke to reception on the way out and she has totally disinterested and belligerent about out complaint, said the music stopped at 8pm and all the people left the pool area ---- wrong they were still there and then the function was moving to the Lane Way (also a part of Nomad Motel), so the noise whether it came from the Pool Area or the Lane Way was still extremely loud. This Motel is advertised as a family motel, with family rooms, so why have something on that is disturbing for the guest especially on a weekend, I am sure there are a lot more suitable venues for this type
Janet, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

It’s quite a run down property. Half of the appliances including aircon was broken. Floor was quite sticky.
Harkiran, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The propert had plenty of parking and an excellent Thai restaurant next door. However, it was unclean, rooms were not serviced, taps dripped, tiles falling off bathroom, bedbases broken, mouldy, toenail found in daughters bed- not hers, not enough kitchen items for number of people in room. It was quieter than expected though.
Jennifer, 7-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Stephen, 10-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Convenient but needed more updating and maintenance.
Suzanne, 3-night family trip
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