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“Nostaligac building for a good stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hides Hotel Cairns
Ranked #58 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nostaligac building for a good stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We managed to get a cheap deal via the information site at late notice after leaving the awful Globetrotters hostel (see my review!). This hotel is well managed by full time reception staff, you get free breakfast (which oddly includes pots of noodles, who wants these for breakfast?) which is between 6:30 - 9am and the air conditioning in your room is a life saver from the tropic heat. We also had a fridge and a TV although we didn't watch it at all. It was pretty quiet when we stayed here in March 2014, I don't know what the breakfast situation would be like in peak season - properly mental. Overall, a good stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hides Hotel is located on Lake St. in Cairns. It's a quick walk to the Marina. I paid $60 per night for a room with two single beds, shared bath and including breakfast (cereal, toast, juice, eggs, noodle soup). The building is a bit older and the furniture is dated, but you can't go wrong for the price. Internet area is available for an additional cost. Was satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We (family of 3) stayed in hides hotel for three nights. Our room had three beds without any view. Fresh towels and toiletries were provided everyday, but no full housekeeping service. The Free Breakfast is adequate (one of few hotels providing it).

Stayed March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in February and would describe Hides Hotel as good honest Aussie accommodation. We had a room on the 2nd floor without a view and it was quiet and clean. We could get fresh towels when needed and toiletries were provided. Breakfast was a continental affair with toast, cereals, noodles, eggs, juice,coffee etc. Not much choice but a pretty good showing regardless and you could eat as much as you liked. The hotel is located in a great spot - 5 minutes from the promenade and close to all shops and amenities. The hotel was apparently quite busy with tour groups but they seemed to leave early and hit breakfast around the 6:30am mark so we never encountered crowds or felt the place was overrun.
While not a flash resort, I would say stay at the Hides and spend what you save on accommodation on Reef tours or a day up to the Cape ;-)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Woolpit, United Kingdom
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We weren't expecting much from the reviews but it turned out so much better. We asked for a quiet room in the new part upstairs when booking on line and got exactly that. No frills and a bit worn and they don't make your bed, but good tv, iron and board, fridge, safe and tea making facilities. Breakfast was a bit rudimentary but perfectly adequate (cleared away promptly at 9am!) We were allowed a couple of extra hours on check out then used the useful locker facilities. Here we left a souvenir in error but retracing our movements when we arrived in Darwin and realized it was lost, phoned Hides and they had kept it! They have even posted it to the UK for us. That's good service!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed in February 2014 for 2 nights in the refurbished part of the hotel in a standard double room. Room was nice and spacious, clean and a comfy bed. Aircon worked well although was situated on one wall right next to one side of the bed- so it got quiet cold if you were sleeping on that side. Fridge looked slightly rusty around edges but worked perfectly well. Breakfast was included in price; on a veranda. Breakfast included cereals, juice, toast and eggs, it was perfectly adequate but if your expecting a full english breakfast or croissants etc you won't get it.

Location was in the centre of Cairns; lots of tourist shops and bars. There is a free outdoor pool on the esplanade and it was a 5min walk from hotel to reef fleet terminal where trips to the barrier reef depart from.

Not a high end hotel but great value and in a great location. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Hi there,

Well I experience the Hides Hotel, well it wasn't that bad actually, I had the double room, which was good and convenient as well.

The location is really good is in the city.

Concerning the breakfast is really light lol so don't expect a real continental breakfast ok?!

the staff is really good and friendly

Cheers.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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 #58 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hides Hotel Cairns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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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