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Hides Hotel Cairns

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is very old but in good location. Basic old rooms(curtains full of dust). Unsanitary beds and restrooms. Minimal service, housekeeping required improvement. Breakfast was OK but not fantastic.

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

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Hotel facilities are outdated and not in the best of conditions.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!!!

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

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

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!!!

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 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.

87 Lake Street Cairns QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Cairns Central Business District, Hides Hotel Cairns is next to The Cultural Place and Cairns Regional Gallery. Each of the 102 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel includes a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a TV. Located in central Cairns, the hotel is also near Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9 AM.


All 102 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Safes, phones, and free toiletries are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hides Hotel Cairns enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is available for AUD 10.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a terrace and laundry facilities.

Room options

Heritage Twin Room Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen & 1 Single Bed, Ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Heritage Ensuite Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4