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Hides Hotel Cairns
Ranked #54 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Great location, right in the middle of town. Free breakfast every morning was good. Nice views from the balcony. Room was comfortable but basic but that's what I was after just somewhere clean and tidy to sleep. Friendly staff.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Arrived for a short week at the end of October, and were pleasantly surprised at the size of the room and the relaxed atmosphere. Loved sitting on the veranda, people watching
air con was fantastic, thank goodness as it was so hot.
We enjoyed the area, easy to get anywhere from this Heritage hotel which was a great landmark.
As we were told by the manager Russell "what you see is what you get!"

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Martha350
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our room 86 was by far the worse room I have ever seen. For $77 a night I didn't expect a luxury hotel but the bed was boed and was falling apart and the wood was rotting it was disgusting we complained and got upgraded to a room which is usually charged a $90 a night. It still had stains on bed but was much more fitting to a $77 a night stay in a hotel. If we had no got the upgrade there is no way I could have slept in that bed. Breakfast is cereal and toast plus a boiled egg, basic but did the trick

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Gemma T
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place is great. In the middle of the city. Five mins walk to the esplanade. Remember the hotel is 3 & 1/2 star, and that is what you get. But... for this it is very clean, the staff are very nice. The room was immaculate, large, clean, and had great air con. The only reason this hotel is 3 & 1/2 star is because of the old type style of the hotel. The breakfast that is included is wonderful, with cereals, toast, noodles, eggs, and raisen toast. Remember, the rooms dont all have an ensuite, so if you need your own bathroom, remember to get a room that has its own. If money isnt an issue, than stay at the hilton, but if your looking for central, clean large, friendly staffed accomodation..... than I would certainly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ezra L
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here twice in 2004 loved it! Couldnt wait to go back even though people had some negative reviews. Well unfortunately the bad reviews are correct. The place REALLY REALLY needs a face lift. It is pretty run down and it is very sad. It looks like that building has been there for a very long time and some one should historically renovate it. It is such a wonderful location in Cairns. Breakfast was ok but at least it offers one. The price is reasonable, it is just run down. Hopefully who ever owns the place will put some effort into re doing it. We stayed on the patio floor which was cool but really noise just (FYI) We did have our own bathroom which was nice put the toilet I think just kept running.

Room Tip: Having a room with a patio is great but the patio is for everyone so just be aware of some extra noi...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bendite101
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you are expecting a 4 or 5 start hotel do not stay here. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. We stayed in the superior room which had its own bathroom and toliet was on the 2nd floor so heard not noise from outside at all. The best part about this hotel is its location which is right in the centre of Cairns you can walk to anywhere and the local buses are right outside your door. Supermarket and liquour store right accross the road. 1 block to the beach and lagoon. Has small but nice pool which was clean and refreshing. Overall if your not expecting the Ritz and don't need to see out your window this is great place to stay.

Room Tip: Recommend the superior rooms on the 2nd level.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Steve S
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Old hotel in need of some upkeep and repairs. Room was basic, windows frosted and locked so you cant open or see put. They charge alot for internet that was so slow it was basically unusuable. Safe in room required a key, for which they also charge. Good location, but we would stay elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hides Hotel Cairns

Address: 87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range: $60 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hides Hotel Cairns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hides Hotel Cairns offers affordable accommodation right in the heart of Cairns. It is surrounded by restaurants, pubs and shops and is only a short walk to the Casino, Reef Fleet Terminal, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Kuranda Railway Station. With the convenience of public transport 100 metres from reception and a tour desk to book all your tours that will collect you from our Hotel, you will be able to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda Village and all of what Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Hides Hotel Cairns is a preferred and recommended leisure property for the tourist, corporate, family and large groups visiting Tropical North Queensland. It offers both the comfort and convenience of a modern, large and comfortable hotel or the nostalgic charm and grace of budget heritage rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Crocodile Hides

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