Hides Hotel Cairns

3 stars
87 Lake Street, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
43 reviews
Great location, great service

Booked a Heritage Ensuite for 2 nights and got upgraded to Superior Ensuite! Nice aircon, TV, clean... See full review

  • Tan KH
  • Dec 25, 2013
Helpful value

Warm welcome to a traditional pub with big verandah sand a good continental breakfast including pot... See full review

  • Tran
  • Jul 2, 2014
Budget-friendly hotel in prime downtown location

Downtown location makes it easy for guests to explore Cairns. The Cairns Esplanade, popular walking spot for residents and visitors, is just two blocks from the front door. Budget-friendly but far from generic, the Hides offers old-world charm, with complimentary continental breakfast served daily on the wide colonial-style veranda. The porch also provides a good spot for people-watching during evening hours. Rooms are spacious.

Highlights
  • Centrally located
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Relaxing veranda overlooking city streets
  • 24-hour Internet café and wireless Internet access in guest rooms
Rooms

Spacious rooms offer basic comforts with straightforward décor. Some rooms have small sitting areas with a table and chairs. Smaller rooms may have bunk beds. Well-priced Heritage rooms, with one double or two twin beds, are serviced bi-weekly.

Features

Location is close to many popular activities, with the departure point for Great Barrier Reef day trips just a short walk away. The Cairns Esplanade -- a two-block walk from the hotel -- is the start of a recommended walking and jogging route and also home to some of Cairns' best restaurants and bars. Public transportation is right outside the doors, and the Hides is also a pickup spot for tours that go to all of the top tourist attractions in tropical North Queensland. The Kuranda Railway is also a few blocks' walk from the hotel. The railway day trip takes guests through rain forests and past waterfalls on the way to the village of Kuranda.

 

Other amenities at the Hides Hotel include a 24-hour staffed reception desk, tour booking service, and guest laundry. The hotel has a 24-hour Internet café and wireless Internet access in the rooms.

Transportation
  • Cairns Airport (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Ellis Beach (18 mi/29 km)
  • Fitzroy Island (18.6 mi/30 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Kuranda (19.3 mi/31 km)
  • Barron Falls (21.7 mi/35 km)
  • Lake Barrine (37.9 mi/61 km)
  • Daintree Discovery Centre (71.6 mi/115 km)
Business
  • 24-hour Internet café
  • Wireless Internet access in rooms

Hides Hotel Cairns Rooms

Heritage Double
FREE Breakfast. Wifi Available at additional cost. Rooms consist of a double bed, air-conditioning, small fridge, hand basin and flat screen TV. Rooms are private with separate shared bathrooms facilities. All bedding and bathroom amenities are provided. Rooms are not serviced by Housekeeping. Rates are for two people.
Heritage Twin
FREE Breakfast. Wifi Available at additional cost. Rooms consist of a twin bed, air-conditioning, small fridge, hand basin and flat screen TV. Rooms are private with separate shared bathrooms facilities. All bedding and bathroom amenities are provided. Rooms are not serviced by Housekeeping. Rates are for two people.
Heritage Ensuite
FREE Breakfast. Wifi available at additional cost. Heritage Ensuite rooms consist a Queen sized bed and is suitable for 2 persons. The room is Air-conditioned and has an esuite bathroom, small fridge, hand basin and flat screen TV. All bedding and bathroom amenities are provided. Rooms are not serviced by House Keeping. Rates are for 2 people.
Family Room
FREE Breakfast. Wifi Available at additional cost. Rates are for two adults and two children. Family Rooms consist of Queen Bed and two single beds and suitable for up to 4 persons. The room is Air-conditioned and has an ensuite, small fridge, and all bathroom amenities are provided. These rooms are serviced daily.
Heritage Bunks
FREE Breakfast. Wifi Available at additional cost. Rooms consist of one Bunk bed, air-conditioning, small fridge, hand basin and flat screen TV. Rooms are private with separate shared bathrooms facilities. All bedding and bathroom amenities are provided. Rooms are not serviced by Housekeeping. Rates are for two people.
Superior Room
FREE Breakfast. Wifi Available at additional cost. Superior Ensuite Rooms consist of Queen Bed or a Queen and single bed and suitable for up to 3 persons. The room is Air-conditioned and has an ensuite, small fridge, and all bathroom amenities are provided. These rooms are serviced daily. Rates are for two people.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Map

-16.9226 145.776
Area served
Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic / International Airport.
Area description
Located in the Heart of Cairns only 15 minute taxi ride from the Airport

Nearby points of interest

  • Historical Society Museum: 0 mi
  • Shields Street: 0 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.2 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.3 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.3 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.4 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.8 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0 mi
  • Shields Street: 0 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.2 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.3 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.3 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.4 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 0.8 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2 mi
  • Cominos House: 2 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 2.1 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 2.7 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 2.9 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.3 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.6 mi
  • Machans Beach: 5.3 mi
  • Undersea World: 5.9 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 6.3 mi
  • Tjapukai: 7.3 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 7.4 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.7 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 9.3 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 11.1 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 12.9 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 13.1 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.6 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 15.5 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 20.8 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (43)

Ratings and reviews for Hides Hotel Cairns

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
43 out of 43
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tran
Sydney, Australia
Jul 2, 2014

Helpful value

Warm welcome to a traditional pub with big verandah sand a good continental breakfast including pot noodles, boiled eggs and Milo, as well as the usual basics: but no fruit. Room problems - non functioning TV and noise frown the big verandahs in my heritage room were quickly sorted by the desk staff, as well as reconfirming tour pickup. It's a big rabbit warren of a pub, centrally situated and a short walk to rail station and waterfront boardwalk. Would be very happy to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Really welcoming Greek restaurant directly behind the pub in Stratton St: Fetta's Taverna. Was greeted like family: bloody good reef trout too.

Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oz Traveler Four
Virginia
Jun 29, 2014

Adequate

Good location. Adequate facility. helpful staff. Nice breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Missy AAA
USA
Mar 31, 2014

One night at Hides

If possible, do not get a room on the first floor connected to the veranda. At the time of visit, there was construction on Lake Street and work started very early in the morning. In addition, you will hear all of the street noises, especially drunken backpackers. The breakfast was a nice touch and the front desk staff were accommodating and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tan KH
Singapore
Dec 25, 2013

Great location, great service

Booked a Heritage Ensuite for 2 nights and got upgraded to Superior Ensuite! Nice aircon, TV, clean room. Great location - just 10-15 mins walk to Esplanade; Woolworth just opposite the street, many eateries around. Best of all, nice breakfast at veranda included! Overall, a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
train rider
brisbane
Sep 8, 2013

very convenient if you don't bring a car

FAST HELPFUL CHECK IN, HOTEL OLD , ROOM AVERAGE BUT CLEAN AND SUFFICENT,.CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FROM 6.30AM ON VERANDAH , EASY WALK TO RAIL STATION,DESK 24 HOUR VERY CENTRAL.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wakata
Darwin
Aug 11, 2013

Good location

Good for the price and location fantastic for restaurant ,movies etc

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mick321
melbourne Australia
Jul 28, 2013

Look elsewhere

The room was fairly good, the sheets were rather old with small holes in and well worn not really sure that they ha actually been changed didn't have that clean feel about them. Servicing of rooms entailed changing the towels only. Duty staff informed me that it is now hotel policy not to make beds during your stay. Off street parking was bonus though not secure as the gateway on the side street was always open.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sometime Traveller
Port Sorell, Tasmania
Jul 4, 2013

Good location

Second overnight stay in just under two weeks and in different location of hotel consequently an extremely disturbed night with little sleep due to very noisy patrons below. Much smaller room than before. Not sure how well bathroom cleaned as soap holder caked with soap and a "different" towel over shower rail. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again if could be guaranteed of a quieter room location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
N Shairah Ishak
Sydney, NSW
Jan 3, 2013

location is the best!

location is the best! centre of cairns. the best spot

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hides Hotel Cairns

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Catadel
Colombia
Nov 2, 2012

Just location

Hotel facilities are outdated and not in the best of conditions. Floor arrangement is like a labyrinth: To get to our room one had to take the elevator one floor (because of the luggage), then walk through long corridors (the hotel occupies one whole block), and then climb some steps and keep on walking to get there... Found a big coaackroach in our room!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
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