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Balinese Motel

215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful hotel, clean and nicely furnished. Breakfast included and pleasant. Full public kitchen, with a computer for guest use (wifi must be paid for) open 6AM-9PM, lovely pool. Near the airport and walkable to centre.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked in by a Philippina with a ponytail. She demanded that I pay in cash then give $100 deposit. We counted out the money and I only had 90 for the deposit and I wrote it down on the check in paper. When I checked out, I only received 85 not 90. Arguing ensued. The woman who checked me out... More 

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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super impressed with the Balinese motel. It's very clean, comfortable and in a great location with friendly staff, amazing value for the price! It will definitely be my go to hotel next time I'm in Cairns. It's in a nice quite location so I slept really well and I liked that there is a security door to the hotel which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need a clean, quiet motel unit with breakfast included ( continental) then this motel, a short walk from Cairns Central , is ideal. I stayed for 5 nights whilst doing day trips and found it very suitable.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I found the The Balinese on the web as we only needed somewhere to sleep and it was cheap and handy to town. The service was good, the free breakfast was basic,the unit was clean & tidy. I would happily recommend.

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Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The light bulbs are such a low wattage that its impossible to even read in bed at night with every light on! I have given much better looking lamps to lifeline. The bathroom exhaust fan sounds like a jet plane taking off and having the only mirror in the place, you have to suffer this noise throughout shower and make-up... More 

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St. George's, Grenada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Rooms are ok value but nothing special. Just adding wood furniture to an old motel does not a Balinese make. Reception staff were the worst I have experienced in years of travel. Wifi was supposed to be free but one staff tried charging me. Unlike other hotels in Cairns the staff here are completely useless at booking tours. Go elsewhere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Room was spotless when we arrived and cleaned to a high standard on each of our three day stay.Beds were comfortable and everything in the room worked.Within reasonable walking distance to the centre of Cairns and area has secure off street parking.Would book this accommodation again without hesitation

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very nice option for the price point. Rooms are clean and comfortable with lots of character. The breakfast area by the pool is sheltered and comfortable on both sunny and cool mornings. The coin-operated laundry is close to the breakfast area so you can run things through while you eat, which I found very helpful. Check-in and check-out were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed here for a number of nights and found the room and facilities very satisfactory. Room was clean and spacious with small refrigerator and coffee making facilities. The pool and communal kitchen ( where self serve continental breakfast is available) are very good features and add further value for all categories of visitors. Take the security code for the front... More 

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