Great little motel
22/09/2016 matt h, Berkeley, California
Nice little motel close to town. We pulled in late after a drive from Cairns, and were happy to land at the Lazy Lizard. Not pretentious, but comfortable, clean, and with lots of nice amenities (refri... more
Nice little motel close to town. We pulled in late after a drive from Cairns, and were happy to land at the Lazy Lizard. Not pretentious, but comfortable, clean, and with lots of nice amenities (refrigerator, check! microwave, check! utensils! bowls! cutting board). J mentioned that the bed was unusually comfortable. Aiden was delightful when we finally met him (as was Alex), and he was very helpful in suggesting what to do.
My only complaint is that people are allowed to smoke in the little patio adjacent to rooms, and smoke does drift into nearby rooms. And you will want windows open, given the climate.
Other little notes: Wifi is free, and suffers from the problems of shared wifi at many lodges--most of the time it was fine, but at peak times, sometimes sites were very slow loading. And don't think you're going to watch Netflix there! Also, a nice ceiling fan--we never felt the need to use the A/C. And 2 coin-op washers and dryers. less
AJM000, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review
Hi Matt H and J,
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was great to meet you both and so glad that you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for the feedback. It is only through feedback like yours that we can hope to improve.
We are looking at creating a designated smoking area, away from the rooms. I agree, it is much better to just close your fly screen and let the air circulate around your room and the smell of smoke from other patios is not welcome. Thank you for this feedback.
And as for the WiFi, the boosters are located to the front of the units and reception is much better there. True, when everyone is back from their days out on the reef or the rainforest and want to get on to social media to make their friends jealous, the wifi can slow down due to the volume. We are currently researching other WiFi providers to see what can be done as we are considered remote in Far North Queensland. When you both get to return, we will have attended to both of the above.
Thank you once again for your review and hope the remainder of the trip is fantastic.
Aidan & Alex