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Balinese Motel

215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights. Nice clean room and a comfy bed. Quiet location. Breakfast was nothing fancy - cheap bread some jam or cereal and remember to clean the dishes after u finish. It was a mix of a motel and backpackers where u could cool your own stuff. Pool is nothing to brag about. I'm sure there better places... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Balinese motel is in one of the best locations in Cairns. Beautiful Esplanade is just across the road, City centre is only 15 mins walk or 5 mins bus trip form here. Cairns Airport is also 15 mins taxi ride away from here. All Tour operators pick up and drop off guests from and to Balinese motel. Public transport bus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A beautiful hotel, clean and nicely furnished. Breakfast included and pleasant. Full public kitchen, with a computer for guest use (wifi must be paid for) open 6AM-9PM, lovely pool. Near the airport and walkable to centre.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Checked in by a Philippina with a ponytail. She demanded that I pay in cash then give $100 deposit. We counted out the money and I only had 90 for the deposit and I wrote it down on the check in paper. When I checked out, I only received 85 not 90. Arguing ensued. The woman who checked me out... More 

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Canberra
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Super impressed with the Balinese motel. It's very clean, comfortable and in a great location with friendly staff, amazing value for the price! It will definitely be my go to hotel next time I'm in Cairns. It's in a nice quite location so I slept really well and I liked that there is a security door to the hotel which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you need a clean, quiet motel unit with breakfast included ( continental) then this motel, a short walk from Cairns Central , is ideal. I stayed for 5 nights whilst doing day trips and found it very suitable.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I found the The Balinese on the web as we only needed somewhere to sleep and it was cheap and handy to town. The service was good, the free breakfast was basic,the unit was clean & tidy. I would happily recommend.

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Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The light bulbs are such a low wattage that its impossible to even read in bed at night with every light on! I have given much better looking lamps to lifeline. The bathroom exhaust fan sounds like a jet plane taking off and having the only mirror in the place, you have to suffer this noise throughout shower and make-up... More 

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St. George's, Grenada
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are ok value but nothing special. Just adding wood furniture to an old motel does not a Balinese make. Reception staff were the worst I have experienced in years of travel. Wifi was supposed to be free but one staff tried charging me. Unlike other hotels in Cairns the staff here are completely useless at booking tours. Go elsewhere

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Room was spotless when we arrived and cleaned to a high standard on each of our three day stay.Beds were comfortable and everything in the room worked.Within reasonable walking distance to the centre of Cairns and area has secure off street parking.Would book this accommodation again without hesitation

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