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Balinese Motel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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“Well done!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Balinese is a nice, clean, comfortable motel that is perfect for any length of stay in Cairns. The room is spacious. The decor is pleasant. The bed and bedding are good. Parking is good. Prices are reasonable. Breakfast is typical basic continental, but the kitchen area is clean and has everything you need if you want to make your own meals. There is a free PC with internet, but note that the Wi-Fi only works in the kitchen area. The motel is located about 15 minutes walk to the main part of Cairns (CBD/Esplanade area). Overall, a very good choice for Cairns.

Pro: nice decor, comfortable rooms

Cons: a bit far from town center

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Balinese is a simple Motel with clean and decent sized rooms a bit outside the centre of Cairns but in walking distance of most things. The breakfast is rather simple with toast and cereal but given the price for the rooms it is sufficient and there is a kitchen free to use. The staff is very friendly and helpful with all requests and parking is free, late-check-in is possible and there is free internet at a computer in the entrance area, however no free WIFI.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The hotel is located one block away from the esplanade and 15 min walk from the centre.
The rooms are clean but they smell like humidity.
The breakfast is really basic.
No free WiFi, bit you can use a PC in the kitchen until 9 pm.
Free parking.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Have previously stayed at the Bay Village. The Balinese Motel offer very good value for money. Clean rooms, maintained daily. Breakfast included plus the facilities to be able to cook all your meals. Why bother with an apartment. Would definitely stay here again. The walk into Cairns provides some exercise!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Good room - nice size - clean and well equipped. Tea and coffee making facilities. Fridge, re-stocked daily with milk. Air con was good and the ceiling fan nice and quiet! Not a bad location, but a 20 minute walk to town centre, so a bit out of the way - seemed to be amongst all the medical institutions! As with most of the hotels/motels in Australia it would seem, the wifi charges are extortionate. Good "help yourself" breakfast in the mornings, cereals and toast. Perfectly adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful. All in all would definitely recommend this motel as it is great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Finished up the Oz leg of our holiday in the Balinese in Cairns. From the beginning to the end of our 6 night stay, we could not complain about a single aspect of this motel.

The entrance is secured with a code. The staff at reception are really kind and helpful with booking tours. They even loaned us an umbrella when it started raining.

The pool area is small but perfect for a dip on a hot day. They have a washing machine, free Internet and a kitchen. The free breakfast is a perfect was to set yourself up for a long day.

The rooms were just lovely, clean, air conditioned and spacious. They were serviced everyday and all toiletries and tea/coffee replaced.

It's a little away from the centre but no more than a ten minute walk.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights in June. Our room was clean and well appointed. It was a bit noisy at times as there's a few back-packers places around, but it never really disturbed us.
Only a 15 minute walk from Cairns Esplanade and all the bars & restaurants you could want, the location is excellent. We walked everywhere and felt safe all the time.
Breakfast was included and was very much a serve-yourself option is cereals and toast, juice, tea, coffee. Fine by us as we're not huge breakfast-eaters normally anyway.
The motel has one computer that you can use free untIl 9.00pm. Other than that you'd have to pay their very high wifi charges. This is fast becoming one of my major bug-bears with lower-prices hotels. Luckily, down on the esplanade, there's free community wifi available.
All the staff we met were really helpful and friendly.
Overall this motel is great value for money and I would recommend it without question.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balinese Motel

Address: 215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Balinese Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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