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“Nice motel with good walking distance!!”
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Balinese Motel
Ranked #38 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Nice motel with good walking distance!!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I and a friend of mine stayed in "the Balinese" for 4 days. The rooms are very nice furnished, comfortable to sleep and spacious. We had a room in the upper floor with balcony. The City and the Cairns Esplanade is just a 10min walk away, which is quiet convenient. The breakfast area was a bit poor, no decorations and the entrance to little pool next by was closed most of the time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Corona, California
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191 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The motel was very clean and comfortable with spacious rooms. The kitchen area allowed you to cook, if you desired and handled the basic breakfast guests. It was a bit of a hike to the town center but we enjoyed the Esplanade. There were a lot of changes as most people seemed to be using this motel as a transition from one place to another. It is a clean, budget motel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 455 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
178 reviews
127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 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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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
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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 #38 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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