Stay at this hotel, and you get a free car to drive around in! All guests at the Hotel Cairns have free access to five Mercedes Smart Cars—or one Cabriolet Smart Car for those who like the wind in their hair. The cars are available on a first-come, first-served basis, include unlimited mileage and a full tank of petrol. This plantation-style hotel, with its white shutters, verandas, and latticework screens, is very Queensland. Family-owned and -operated, the hotel is in tropical gardens just 5 minutes’ walk from the city center. Rooms are modern, with bright splashes of color, marble floors, and large bathrooms, and some have balconies. Even the Plantation Rooms, on the lower two levels, are spacious, but for more luxury, each Tower Room is 33 sq. m (355 sq. ft.), with a generous balcony. The three Tower Suites are even bigger.
- Frommer's Staff