I recently moved from London to Cairns for work. My employer put me in this motel for the first 3 weeks while I get settled down. This motel locates right across street of my workplace which is very convenient. Unfortunately, other than that, this motel is absolutely disappointing and substandard in every aspects.
Upon arrival, this one-bedroom apartment seems fine for its category. It is a simple, minimalistic, self-containing unit. However, after a couple of days, I realised the kitchen counter is full of ants and I saw cockroaches on 2 occasions. I really cannot stand having cockroaches in my living space.
The kitchenwares such as cups and cookware are filled with stain. That made me wonder if the previous tenants had ever cleaned them after use. Because of that, I ate out every night during my stay and avoided using the in-house utensils as far as possible.
Last but not least, the Internet connection is far beyond frustrating. Its capacity is satisfactory for ordinary web browsing and text messaging. But it's definitely not enough for streaming or watching movies. It got cut off several times just to watch a 20min sitcom.
It advertises to be in Cairns City but, in fact, it's about 30 minutes walk from the real city centre where all the excitements are. There is a convenience store 2 blocks away but big supermarkets are much farther away.
Although my employer booked me for 3 weeks, I moved out in just one week as soon as my long term rental apartment was ready. I simply cannot stand this living environment. less