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About Ryan's Rest

Ryans Rest Classic Queenslander Accommodation is a family owned business and forms part of Classic Queenslander Cairns Accommodation consisting of Ryans Rest, Grimshaw Haus and 194 Spence St Cairns.

Ryan’s Rest Classic Queenslander Accommodation consists of traditional Queenslander accommodation located only two minutes walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre on the edge of Cairns city centre.

Enjoy the experience of staying in traditional Queenslander accommodation with high ceilings, spacious breezy verandahs and classic Queenslander charm. Get to meet a diverse range of international travellers from all parts of the world.

A unique accommodation experience that is more than just “staying in another hotel”.

Our Properties

Located at 18 Terminus Street Cairns, Ryans Rest consists of 3 x two bedroom apartments downstairs and upstairs there are 4 double rooms with their own separate TV/sitting room and 2 boutique single bed rooms. Upstairs also has a large communal kitchen, two bathrooms and front and rear decks.

Grimshaw Haus is located at the rear of Ryans Rest and consists of 2 x one bedroom apartments and 2x three bedroom apartments which can be used by long term guests.

194 Spence St consists of two very large 3 bedroom apartments available for long term use located on the Cairns southern cycleway close to the city near Barlow Park.

22 Richardson St is a large 3 bedroom tropical cottage in Cairns' premiere suburb of Edge Hill. In close proximity to restaurants, Edge Hill shopping centre, the Botanical Gardens and the Tanks Arts Centre.


Location and Points of Interest

Ryans Rest is just two minutes walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre and from there the essence of downtown Cairns and all it has to offer.

Cairns Central is a large shopping centre containing a supermarket open 7 days a week till 9pm, department stores, travel agency, ANZ / Westpac branch banks, dentist, doctor, pharmacy, numerous shops, cinemas and a food court.

Cairns Railway station is also located in the Cairns Central complex, with daily historical train services to Kuranda rainforest and a passenger service to Brisbane.

Walking through Cairns Central will bring you to Shields St - featuring bars, closest liquor store, restaurants and shopping. From here it is a short stroll to the Lagoon and Esplanade.

Ryan's Rest is conviently located close to Barlow Park and the Cairns Show Grounds and a short walk to the Cairns Convention Centre.


Our Facilities

You will be provided with detailed information upon arrival. Some of our facilities include: air-conditioned rooms, laundry, common areas, vending machine, airport transport arragements and more*

*some of these facilities are not featured at all properties


Ryan's Rest provides Cairns accommodation for both short and long term guests, in particular international travellers who are on holiday or may wish to remain in Australia for extended periods. We can easily transition travellers form short term accommodation into one of our longterm guest apartments.

We provide nbn WIFI and electricity, which is a convenience for travellers unable to make long term commitments.

New to Cairns?

Speak to our staff, who can answer your questions and advise on the best places to see. Ryan's Rest staff can organise tours if you wish. We also provide car tours of Cairns and the Region.

Environmental Accommodation

We are an eco friendly business, doing all we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Our aim is to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.


Haus (House) Rules

There is really only one rule; and that is to respect other guests – i.e. don't behave in a manner that may be of a concern to other guests.