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“I just simply liked it” 4 of 5 stars
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Hides Hotel Cairns
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #45 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Toronto, Canada
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“I just simply liked it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights, found thanks to Tripadvisor - inexpensive I think it was under $100 per night, right downtown Cairns, close to everything walking. Across the street from grocery Woolworths, lots of small souvenier shops and restaurants around. Walking distance (about 10 mins) to the Lagoon swimming pool and to the harbour from where the reef boat trips depart. Cairns can be muggy, hot in summer time (went in Feb 2014), hallways are hot, but A/C in my room worked great. After spending couple of nights in a tiny room at Budget Ibis airport hotel in Sydney, the room in Hide hotel seemed enormous! Spacious, 1 queen and 1 single bed, small fridge, TV, comfy... bonus points - great breakfast, filling. Not so great - had to purchase internet time, come on, this is 2014 - hotels should offer it for free... just a suggestions. Overall - looks average, but it provided what was needed - good night rest, shower, clean, good brekky :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Not bad for a cheap one night stopover. It was clean and the staff were friendly. The single bed wasn't real comfy and it is shared bathroom down the hallway. Included brekky was fine. Would stay again

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Hides and were really impressed at the value for money.A simple breakfast true-but it was fine for us and the location was just fantastic-close to everything.The down side of that is that some of the rooms can be noisy.When we asked about changing our room, we were given a room on the 2nd floor (at no extra cost) which was much quieter.The hotel is older style and no frills but it was clean and the staff (particularly Dianna on the night shift)were friendly and very customer orientated.All in all we considered it great value for the money.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights either side of a liveaboard dive trip. We had a heritage room.

Both rooms were very comfy and the aircon was really welcome as the bathrooms and non aircon areas could get rather warm.

The room had everything we needed for a very nice stay.

We had breakfast both mornings and it was very nice - all that you needed and could sit outside on the terrace which was lovely.

We would stay here again if ever back in Cairns.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We managed to get a cheap deal via the information site at late notice after leaving the awful Globetrotters hostel (see my review!). This hotel is well managed by full time reception staff, you get free breakfast (which oddly includes pots of noodles, who wants these for breakfast?) which is between 6:30 - 9am and the air conditioning in your room is a life saver from the tropic heat. We also had a fridge and a TV although we didn't watch it at all. It was pretty quiet when we stayed here in March 2014, I don't know what the breakfast situation would be like in peak season - properly mental. Overall, a good stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hides Hotel is located on Lake St. in Cairns. It's a quick walk to the Marina. I paid $60 per night for a room with two single beds, shared bath and including breakfast (cereal, toast, juice, eggs, noodle soup). The building is a bit older and the furniture is dated, but you can't go wrong for the price. Internet area is available for an additional cost. Was satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We (family of 3) stayed in hides hotel for three nights. Our room had three beds without any view. Fresh towels and toiletries were provided everyday, but no full housekeeping service. The Free Breakfast is adequate (one of few hotels providing it).

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Additional Information about Hides Hotel Cairns

Address: 87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hides Hotel Cairns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Hotel Crocodile Hides

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