Thursday, November 6, 2008

Caravella Backpackers

Caravella Backpackers
149 Esplanade, Cairns
Ph: +61 7 40512431
$75 double room with ensuite

We were in a double ensuite room in room number 59. At the airport you give them a call and the palm sun Shuttle bus will pick you up free of charge and take you there; this was a nice start… Check in was easy, staff were lovely, was impressed with the service…
The room was a basic room, with a clean bathroom… not much to report on this, a fridge and chest of drawers were the extent of luxury, luckily we brought the laptop juiced with TV and films to keep us entertained when we were in the room… The aircon was surprisingly good, even if a little noisy, and the fan over the bed was a lifesaver!
Didn’t make much use of the other facilities, such as broadband $2 for 15 minutes and wifi for $1 for 15 minutes, or the kitchen or common area, which were always in good use… The pool area on the other hand was greatness! A good way to get your zing back through the hot afternoons, only about 8 deck chairs but one always became available as we approached… pool itself was deep and a lovely temperature… impressive in general, just what we needed..
A 5 to 10 minute walk to the city, but less to the Aquarius where my family lives, so it was perfect for us... lovely walk by the water, and if you go the other way for an early morning pounding of the pavement you will get lots of good mornings from the other locals…

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