Hides Hotel Cairns

3 stars
87 Lake Street, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
10 reviews
Great inexpensive hotel in Cairns

Fabulous location in center of Cairns 2 blocks from Reef Marina. Simple, clean, no frills rooms. ... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 19, 2010
Great location and price

This is an economy hotel with upscale comfort. It was far nicer than I had expected and would... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 1, 2009
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 (10)

Ratings and reviews for Hides Hotel Cairns

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ldog
Cleveland, OH, USA
Mar 6, 2012

good location and price

Though probably best for backpackers, this hotel is a good location at a good price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
scottsch
San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 7, 2011

Don't expect much

Dried blood on the mattress and loud drunks in the street outside until 4am (at least). I expected the latter, anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
US
Nov 12, 2010

Charming yet mismatched

I only stayed for a few nights since my reef tour was leaving from Cairns. The lady at the front desk was very nice and welcoming, the veranda was a great place to relax and have breakfast, but the noise at night didn't end till the wee hours of the morning. The rooms were also a little mismatched...the door knobs were extra high and seat infront of desk was extra low, not a deal breaker, but a little strange. Also, I had problems with the the lock on my door at times, and when I asked someone else at the front desk about it, he was a little rude, stating he wasn't a maintenance man and couldn't help me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Eastern Connecticut
Aug 19, 2010

Great inexpensive hotel in Cairns

Fabulous location in center of Cairns 2 blocks from Reef Marina. Simple, clean, no frills rooms. Shared bathroom. Excellent price. Lovely continental breakfast buffet on 2nd floor open air veranda overlooking walkway through center of Cairns. They even lend you a free towel to use on the dive boats on the Great Barrier Reef!!!

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

Marina with dive boats to Great Barrier Reef.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
austin, texas
Oct 24, 2009

Hides Hotel

generally pleasant internet service needs improving appeared to be full of guests price is reasonable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 1, 2009

Great location and price

This is an economy hotel with upscale comfort. It was far nicer than I had expected and would definitely return if I traveled there again. In the following satisfaction section, there is no way to know if it goes from poor to excellent or the other way around. In general I would rate it as excellent.

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

3
5.01.0
evil mother
nashotah WI
Sep 19, 2009

great location

hotel was very basic and oldfashioned but clean. The staff was friendly and helpful when booking all our excursions. There was no view from the windows, but the old fasioned second floor veranda overlooking the central plaza made up for that. The free breckfast was very basic. The addition of some fruit or scones and real coffee would be great. It was a great value for the price.

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