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Balinese Motel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #34 of 67 Hotels in Cairns
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I stayed there with a friend for 4 nights.
Its a really good location in cairns. Short walk away from the middle of the city.
The rooms are very nice furnished and clean. Just the breakfast is poor.
There is not much to choose from. But alltogether its a good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I and a friend of mine stayed in "the Balinese" for 4 days. The rooms are very nice furnished, comfortable to sleep and spacious. We had a room in the upper floor with balcony. The City and the Cairns Esplanade is just a 10min walk away, which is quiet convenient. The breakfast area was a bit poor, no decorations and the entrance to little pool next by was closed most of the time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Corona, California
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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211 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 350 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 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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Vienna, Austria
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93 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 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 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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Roma
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91 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 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 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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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 #34 of 67 Hotels 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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