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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 13 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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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
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double Budget Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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BASIC DOUBLE ROOM,PRIVATE BATHROOM
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    SHARED ROOM 3 BEDS 6 BEDS
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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          SHARED ROOM 2 BUNK BEDS
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            2 Beds
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

              How do I get to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Koala Beach Resort Cairns has a car park that's close to the motel.

              What is the smoking policy at Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              Koala Beach Resort Cairns does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

              What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              The closest train, metro, or bus station is Cairns Railway Station, 690 m away from Koala Beach Resort Cairns.

              What restaurants are nearby Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              Koala Beach Resort Cairns’s neighborhood is Cairns City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Salt House Restaurant, Salt House and Cock & Bull.

              What popular shopping places are close to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              Located in the Cairns City Center area, Koala Beach Resort Cairns is close to great shopping choices like Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

              What are popular attractions near Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              Koala Beach Resort Cairns is located in Cairns City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Koala Beach Resort Cairns?

              Koala Beach Resort Cairns is located within Cairns City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park.

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              Property ranking|Compared to 430 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
              82
              %
              of Cairns properties
              Better than
              79
              %
              of Cairns properties
              Better than
              71
              %
              of Cairns properties
              Better than
              70
              %
              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 91% of accommodations in the city.
              This motel scores higher than 81% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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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 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)
              All guests (59)
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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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