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Balinese Motel
Ranked #37 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“All Good!”
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
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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216 reviews
156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
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
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Vienna, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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
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Roma
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132 reviews
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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
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Have previously stayed at the Bay Village. The Balinese Motel offer very good value for money. Clean rooms, maintained daily. Breakfast included plus the facilities to be able to cook all your meals. Why bother with an apartment. Would definitely stay here again. The walk into Cairns provides some exercise!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Good room - nice size - clean and well equipped. Tea and coffee making facilities. Fridge, re-stocked daily with milk. Air con was good and the ceiling fan nice and quiet! Not a bad location, but a 20 minute walk to town centre, so a bit out of the way - seemed to be amongst all the medical institutions! As with most of the hotels/motels in Australia it would seem, the wifi charges are extortionate. Good "help yourself" breakfast in the mornings, cereals and toast. Perfectly adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful. All in all would definitely recommend this motel as it is great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Finished up the Oz leg of our holiday in the Balinese in Cairns. From the beginning to the end of our 6 night stay, we could not complain about a single aspect of this motel.

The entrance is secured with a code. The staff at reception are really kind and helpful with booking tours. They even loaned us an umbrella when it started raining.

The pool area is small but perfect for a dip on a hot day. They have a washing machine, free Internet and a kitchen. The free breakfast is a perfect was to set yourself up for a long day.

The rooms were just lovely, clean, air conditioned and spacious. They were serviced everyday and all toiletries and tea/coffee replaced.

It's a little away from the centre but no more than a ten minute walk.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
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Ranked #37 of 64 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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