14 de Maio, 2018
Pleasant. Relaxing. Quiet. Convenience in an historical building with modern day room essentials.
One let down. Ceiling fans which are high, need to be cleaned. Quite an accumulation or dust on the blades. In my workplace we were always meticulous about keeping the fan blades clean once a month because of allergies and other circulating air virus or bacteria that can accumulate in the dust.
I stayed in the old section of the hotel. Quaint with shared bathroom . Affordable and comfortable for myself with enough essentials to cater. Cleaners, very efficient, on time,and always have a smile. The historical pictures on the walls are important. The pictures honour the hotel’s past history and it is with pride to have maintained the old building which gives a sense to the imagination of life in the eras gone by. The modern add ons also provide a good choice of affordable selections of rooms for the cross section of travellers of all age groups that I have met here. I have stayed in a few other and reasonably modern buildings in Cairns, but unlike this hotel,they do not have lifts for the convenience of carrying heavy luggage/equipment upstairs to rooms. It is a quiet and pleasant building. The wide veranda is a good spot for free breakfast with the friendly but cheeky pigeons, or just to sit and watch the entertaining life on the streets outside. I like the idea of boiled eggs included. All this is an extremely good spot to stay in Cairns as well as for short distance on foot access to most things, which suited me fine.
The fact that General McArthur stayed here in the 1940s should bring the status of the hotel up a bit more if it was added to the advertising, unless already done so?