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Cairns, Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the $14.90 steak for lunch. Awesome. Cooked well ( blue!!) with chips and salad, hard to beat. Service was prompt and the meal was definitely a meal. Beer was cold. Could not fault and will go back again. Even better was Dan Murphy next door

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Mackay, Australia
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251 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Battling to be two stars. The room was dirty, mould in shower. Stayed with a group for four nights. Men's underpants found under the bed, blood on the sheets. Housekeeping needs to be checked as they do not do an adequate job. Bins not emptied, floors not swept or vacuumed, towels not replaced, beds not made. SAME SHEETS ON OUR... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Balaclava Hotel was perfect for what we required. Checked in Late, slept and left early! Room was Clean. Right on the main highway in which made it easy to find. Plenty of Carparking. plus, still open to grab a cold drink when we checked in after midnight. Also has Free Wi-Fi.

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Thank Nathan M
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Well below standard advertised and well below ALH usual requirements. Poor cleaning, good and helpful reception staff. Close proximity to shopping mall and liquor warehouse. Depending on location, some rooms can be noisy.

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Thank Grace465
Townsville
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is an old suburban pub, the rooms are perfectly acceptable for the price so I didn't expect too much. Then when I checked in they gave me fresh milk for my morning coffee which impressed me so much, I can't stand UHT. These operators have done the best with what they have got but I could not give 5... More 

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Thank DavidM_9
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a review for the Steakhouse not the hotel, unfortunately they don't have a separate page. Since it's $8 off per steak every Wednesday night, it's great value. Food here are nicer than many places in town, at least you get real cutlery are made of real steel not plastic and quantity is belly filling!!!!!

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Thank ryba9vg
Mackay, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Room was pretty average, a little old, but clean and comfortable ide recommend it for a night or a few days stay and I'm usually pretty fussy. But the real Star of the show was the food at the hotel restaurant, I had a Rib Eye Fillet Steak with vegetables, chips, garlic bread & a coke for $35.00 it was... More 

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Thank Stan1245_13
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had some very nice steak last night but one person at our table decided to order the black board special, Thai chicken curry, sounded nice and tasty. Funny thing was though when we recieved it at our table it was beef vindaloo apparently the chef had changed the blackboard special for the night in the kitchen but not out where... More 

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Thank Russell G
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

During the recent AFL game we decided to stay here and my mate and myself thought that we would avail ourselves at the sports bar to make use of the big screen rather then go to the game. I did this a few years ago and had a great time. However, this time around the schooners were between $1 and... More 

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Thank LiveCairns
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We live in Cairns and have visited the restaurant 3 times in the last two weeks, attracted by the $1 oysters. There are daily specials and there is a variety of steaks to suit all tastes. It is a pleasant experience

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balaclava Hotel in Cairns is a family friendly hotel, located along the main highway, just 3 kilometres from the city centre and the world famous Cairns Marina - your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! The hotel has all you need to enjoy a long or short stay - enjoy a steak at our award winning Graziers Steakhouse, unwind after a long day at the Sports Bar, or keep the kids entertained with one of our face painting events. Our friendly staff look forward to helping you enjoy your stay in Cairns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balaclava Hotel

Address: 423 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $63 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balaclava Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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