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Hides Hotel Cairns

87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice clean rooms a bit noisy around 3.20 am when all the back packers are getting kick out of the pub below great breakfast on the balcony central would stay again. Not far from the casino and restaurants and markets all walking distance

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple blocks from the huge city center pool, this place is a great place to stay for the price. Single rooms, shared bathrooms. No one was ever in the bathroom when I went, so sharing was never an issue (not that I mind... it's just like college). Breakfast in the moring with toast, cereal, hardboiled eggs to get you... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bias again.. ive stayed here many times as I used to be somewhat involved with staff but its the building. .imagine a historical old beauty cruise ship thatbhas kept all her dignity and slpendor!!! Thats this old girl on land. Many accommodation options here.. but what you won't get until you're there is this place is gigantic. .has to be... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, Rooms very old and dingy Second morning no Hot water - Spoke to Reception on check out advised them about it, they said I would have contact the manager!!! if I wanted a discount!! I will never stay hear again

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OceanGroup, Manager at Hides Hotel Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Robert M, Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Hides Hotel Cairns. I am pleased you found the hotel location to be ideal, we pride ourselves on our central position, heritage status, friendliness of our long standing staff and customer service at Hides. This evidently is even more significant in the hotel’s 130 Anniversary year.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this room for use for the day only. Many rooms have shared bathrooms and rooms are not serviced to keep costs down. A basic breakfast is included and the verandah outside the breakfast room is a lovely spot. The hotel is vey central and there is a lot of noise from the street. I would recommend ear plugs.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was forced to find a hotel room at short notice due to some unforeseen circumstances while returning from PNG. I made a very quick booking before boarding a plane and had very low expectations given the location and price I was paying. I was pleasantly surprised. The check-in was fine, and the room - while being quite average -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Every time we come here there is always something not right. Once we asked at least four times just for a kettle! (The room was supposed to have this already) they had some poor excuse every time. This time round the fan doesn't work, the dishes are filthy! Coffee cups turned over as if they're clean but still had a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have just returned from our stay at the hotel Cairns in Australia. I can honestly say that the hotel staff was accommodating. When we arrived, after seeing our room, I asked for a room change. Two more rooms were seen not any different or better than the one we were in and so we stayed in Room 100. The... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Hides Hotel Cairns, responded to this review

Dear 19Traveler47, Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Hides Hotel Cairns. I am pleased to learn that you found the hotel staff accommodating. Some of our staff have been with us for many years and all of them are extremely passionate about providing exceptional service to our guests. I am pleased you also enjoyed... More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Convenient situation in city centre close to taxi station. Nice breakfast that we could enjoy on a terrace. Comfortable rooms and beds. But not very clean, beds not made, not generous on soap/shampoo and a bit noisy.

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OceanGroup, Manager at Hides Hotel Cairns, responded to this review

Dear Emilie A, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, following your recent stay with us at Hides Hotel. We pride ourselves on the quality of service and accommodation we provide, especially now in our 130th Anniversary year, as a significant centrally located Cairns hotel. We are pleased to hear you found our staff friendly. Some members... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I booked thinking that the Hides Hotel had a actual hotel underneath, but when we arrived it was just a hotel accom. It was pretty average, although it was an old building, I know it is a 3 star, and that's what we expected. As we entered the room we stayed in, it smelt like a dirty stinky dish cloth.... More 

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