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What We Love

  • Outdoor rooftop pool with breathtaking sea and harbor views
  • The chance to play at one of Australia’s most famous casinos
  • A choice of three restaurants and three bars
  • 24-hour room service

What To Know

  • WiFi is free for the first 30 minutes; after that there is a charge of $5 for two hours or $15 for 24 hours
  • Flinders Bar and Grill is open every day until 4 a.m.
  • Live music at Vertigo Bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Posh casino resort with world class gaming and dining, plus a glass-domed rooftop overlooking the harbor

The Lowdown

With its creamy white exterior and unique glass-domed rooftop, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is one of Queensland’s most iconic hotels. Benefitting from a super-central location in downtown Cairns, with sweeping views of the ocean and marina, this five-star resort offers world class gaming, dining and lodging. The 128 guestrooms and suites are decorated in honey and chocolate tones, with private balconies and floor-to-ceiling views of the city, the pool or the serene Trinity Inlet. Try your luck at the blackjack table or at one of the 500 electronic gaming stations, then refuel at one of three restaurants. Tamarind, a wood-paneled dining room with plantation-style shutters, serves award-winning Asian fusion fare. After dinner check out the three bars on offer. There are live bands at Vertigo Bar, movie screenings at Casino Sports Arena and late night guest DJs at Velvet Underground, the resort’s own nightclub. Don’t leave without visiting the Cairns Wildlife Dome on the roof: Turtles, pythons and crocodiles are all on display at this spectacular all-weather exhibit.

In the Area

Cairn’s greatest draw is without a doubt the Great Barrier Reef. Some of the world’s best diving sites are here, of course, but for non-divers, glass-bottomed boats or semi-submarines also let you visit the dazzling marine life. Adventure sports are popular too: skydiving, bungee jumping and whitewater rafting, to name but a few. For a more tranquil experience, head north to Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving rain forest in the world. Arrange a daytime or nocturnal nature tour for a chance to see the flora and fauna up close.

How to Get There

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
35-41 Wharf Street
Cairns, 4870 Australia


4.5 Very Good 2259 Reviews
The Best!
Reviewed 15 hours ago

Wonderful stay in room 613! Definitely book a room facing the harbor if at all possible. The staff at the front desk is very welcoming and always smiling. When we arrived our room was not ready as it was only noon but they offered to keep our luggage and gave us free drink vouchers which we used at the bar in the casino. Breakfast (opens at 6 am) is a must as it is delicious. The buffet has a wide variety and you can also order off the menu. We were able to spend some time relaxing at the pool. The view from the pool deck is gorgeous as well. Next time we are in Cairns we will definitely be staying here.

Comfortable stay.
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed for a few days at the Pullman Reef Hotel due to business. Our stay was comfortable however we found the hotel was in need of a refurbishment as it’s beginning to look a little tired.

Our suite had plantation shutters which was annoying as the early morning sunshine creeping into the room woke us up every day. The furniture was also in need of attention as it was looking old. The best positive aspect was the harbour water views . Plus the suite & bathroom were very spacious .

We enjoyed using the swimming pool & visiting the Casino . The Pullman is located in the heart of Cairns which makes it very easy to get around .

Great bars and restaurants
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved it here
Warm welcome - it was very busy for Chinese New Year and we still felt welcomed
Great service at bar36 and we loved the tapas special
We loved the funky seating and would have stayed longer if we hadn’t needed to get to the airport

5 Stars
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stay in Cairns. Rooms are beautifully appointed, service is beyond compare and prices are reasonable. The fitness area has good equipment. The pool area is large with numerous sun beds,

Couldn't fault anything
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just couldn't fault anything about the Pullman Reef Hotel. Staff were lovely upon arrival, very efficient as had gotten there early, location of the hotel is excellent, just a short walk to anywhere you wanted to go. Accommodation at the Pullman was in a word outstanding, had a juniour suite so lots of room. Everything you needed was there, Restuarants, bars, cafe, casino. Would certainly stay here again, wouldn't look at any other accommodation.