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Balinese Motel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #37 of 67 Hotels in Cairns
Corona, California
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91 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The motel was very clean and comfortable with spacious rooms. The kitchen area allowed you to cook, if you desired and handled the basic breakfast guests. It was a bit of a hike to the town center but we enjoyed the Esplanade. There were a lot of changes as most people seemed to be using this motel as a transition from one place to another. It is a clean, budget motel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The only bad-ish point is the hotel is a bit of a walk to the busy part of Cairns. Approx 15 minutes to the Lagoon area, however the walk is along the Esplanade area so it is quite scenic and busy with people running, BBQ-ing, theres a kids playground and activities, so plenty of action so you do not find the walk.
The staff are lovely and helpful; you are basically left to your own devices after check in. There's a fridge and kettle in the room, a little balcony and a TV, all the essentials.
A breakfast is provided of cereals, bread, milk, jams, tea, coffee. You can also use the kitchen facilities for cooking if you choose to and there are washing and drying facilities, (very handy for people on the move!)
WiFi in the public areas, not in the rooms. There is a little pool at the breakfast area, no room for sunbathing, FYI.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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212 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank EisBaer
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Vienna, Austria
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117 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Roma
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105 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank einai
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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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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:
Ranked #37 of 67 Hotels in Cairns
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Balinese Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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