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Balinese Motel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #32 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This modest motel is worth considering if you are budget conscious. It is clean and well presented with friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are on the small side and downstairs a bit dark but this is Cairns and we didn't come to spend time in our room! There is a clean and serviceable communal kitchen and shared dining room if you are tired of eating out. A basic continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Just over 1 km to town, a pleasant walk along the boardwalk where there is a good range of restaurants and bars. Not the flashiest but it is what it is. Would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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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Clyde, , New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very good value, continental breakfast by the little pool was included in the price. Very close to the CBD and close to the board walk around the ocean and CBD. Room was large, clean and nicely furnished. Staff excellent, we stayed an extra night, it was lovely. Would recommend and would stay again. Bonus was the Balinese Restaurant called BayLeaf just along the road - we went twice.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a good stay at the Balinese Motel for three nights. Rooms were nicely furnished and clean. Staff were friendly enough. The complimentary light breakfast by the pool was nice. Was a bit of a walk to the main part of Cairns but we like walking so this wasn't a problem for us. Would recommend this motel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Well worth your money! Only 20 minutes by foot to the CBD, we have been staying in this motel for 6 nights and really appreciated it. Very nice rooms, very intimate, very clean, very new, very breakfast included, very everything we want! Very nothing else to say. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Breakfast is included, it is a cheap one, but it is good anyway!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gatwick
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed here as a stop-off between landing from Sydney and going to Port Douglas, and it is a very comfortable place. Rooms are large and cool, the kitchen is well-equipped and the breakfasts (bread/toast, cereal, juice etc) plentiful.
There is a small, pretty pool for cooling off.
Management/staff friendly and moved us with no complaints when we found the neighbouring hostels' music too loud.
Good location - 10 minutes to the seafront and parks, and about the same to the shopping centres. Supermarket is across the road.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Klagenfurt, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

the balinese was a really good choice! the staff was very friendly, the kitchen facilities are modern and clean, the pool was quite cool and the hotel is located approx. 10-15 mins away from the center. the rooms are very large and the beds are really comfortable. you have to pay for wifi, but there is a computer in the kitchen area that can be used for free

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 #32 of 66 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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