5 Jan 2011

Holidays in Cairns Day I

25 Dec 2010

Went to Cairns in North Queensland for our Christmas holidays for a week.

From Melbourne to Brisbane
Virgin Airline DJ337

Lunch: Red Rooster in Brisbane Airport

Brisbane to Cairns
Virgin Airline DJ795

The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns
35/35-41 Wharf Street,
Cairns QLD 4870
Ph: (07) 4030 8888

Nestled alongside Trinity Inlet, the five star Pullman Hotel is tropical North Queensland's most prestigious hotel.
The successful winner of the "Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation 5 Star+" award
at the 2008 QHA Awards of Excellence.
Each room has its own spa bath and private garden balcony overlooking the city or water views. 
Hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, sauna and a gymnasium.

There were 5 hotels under our consideration before booking with the Reef Casino.
Darling likes Cairns Harbour Lights Luxury Waterfront Apartment. I preferred The Sebel Cairns or Hotel Hilton. After reading Reviews from Trip Advisor we decided to stay at the Pullman Reef.
Nice hotel and friendly services but didn't meet our high expectations especially compares to hotels with  international standard.
We will probably try another hotel (habour lights) next time and spend the money on adventures.

Deluxe Room
Enjoy a stunning Deluxe Room with guaranteed water views.
Bedding with a king bed or two king single beds.

Our room was on the top floor, Room 714 with water views



Dinner: Room Service
Signature Beef Burger
Spaghetti Bolognese
Tropical Fruit Salad

We arrived the hotel at about 10:00pm on Christmas Day.
Everywhere has closed and left us no other choice but to try the room service.
Normally, I won't worry about the food in a five star hotel, however, I was not too sure about this one.
A picture tells a thousand words.
In this case the pictures are certainly stunning but the food was so so.
The beef  was cold and tasteless. The salad was not as fresh.
Luckily Darling liked his spaghetti.
I'd rather tried a restaurant on the Pier, which was only a few minutes walk around the corner.

Merry Christmas!

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