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“A self-catering gem”
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The Bellview
Ranked #32 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A self-catering gem”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Location on the Esplanade offers easy access to all parts of town. Restaurants, the Night Market (with all-day food hall), and cafes with Wi-Fi at
just a stone's throw. Very competent staff can willingly arrange trips of virtually any description and price range. Pleasant swimming pool, never overcrowded. There is a good variety of rooms, all immaculately clean and well cared for. We had a small double, with twin beds. Efficient overhead fan. Wash basin in room, and shower room close by.
Fridge for guest use on each floor. Communal kitchen is small but adequate, with large fridge and plenty utensils. Pleasant lounge area with TV, and quite a good selection of books Just one draw-back. The hostellers in the next-door establishment can be very noisy late at night. The Bellview night staff, however, are not slow to complain on their guests' behalf!!!! Transport TO airport can be easily arranged by staff.
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Room Tip: As a couple ,ask for room on first floor( in same block as kitchen) overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

stayed at bellview twice since the first time, nothing has changed, perfect position, perfect rooms, and very hospitable staff, excellent price, highly recommended to anyone

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

We stayed 3 nights at the Bellview and chose it because of its reviews in Trip Adviser and its location AND because one of the owners was extremely helpful with advice on email to help us to maximize our time in Cairns during our 2.5 day visit. She was a jewel!

In addition, the hotels staff is super competent and knowledgeable in providing addition advice about the different touring possibilities (with some discounts as well; the location on the Esplanade could not be more central yet the hotel is well-run, very clean, and incredibly quiet. They have a common kitchen facility which was well used and a common laundry room which was very convenient. They did not have any wifi but the McDonalds at the end of the block (3 minutes walk) did have wifi. And you get all of this at a very reasonable price!

Room Tip: Lots of room variety so just ask
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

We stayed in a double room with air conditioning for $65 p/n. Room a good size. Generally the decor needed updating but OK value for money. Clean and light rooms. Outer walls onto balcony seemed to be made of overlapping metal plates, although not a problem as the communal areas were quiet at night (I had ear plugs in anyway just in case and couldn't hear a thing!) but this is just an example of how the Bellview is simple, budget accomodation, nothing plush. Facilities included tea and coffee, fridge, communal kitchen, swimming pool, lounge with TV and tour booking service. We didn't book anything through them though, we got a good discount on our trip to the Whitsundays through Travel Bugs and there are many, many agents to choose from in Cairns. Staff fairly helpful. Excellent location right in the centre of the Esplanade with the marina and seaside just over the road. A good base for a couple of nights in Cairns.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

I took two teenage boys to cairns last week, we got two motel type rooms at the Bellview Backpackers that had everything you would expect, tv with good reception, comfy beds, clean room, no bed bugs, fridge and a aircon that did work not forgetting a nice pool to cool off in. the staff are great, they will organize your Great Barrier Reef diving trip, Ski diving. Jet Skis, Cable Skiing, White Water Rafting and your Daintree Visit, you gotta try Quad Bikes in Carranda, that was great fun too, these are just a few things we did in cairns and it was very well priced, Cafe;s are not cheap so use the kitchen at the bellview for all your meals. Thanks Bellview for a great stay

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Miami
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Reviewed 25 December 2010

I discovered this hotel while walking down the Eslpanade in Cairns. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The location can't be beat.Right on the Esplanade in the center of everything.
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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Netherlands
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

My first impression was that this place looks old, but I found that I really liked this. It is a family company. It's been there like this since the sixties, and is pretty much still the same. So in the middle of this real estate booming location opposite of the lagoon is still good old Bellview.

There is 24h reception which made it possible for me to check in in the middle of the night. The rooms are clean, and here are no bunk beds. so dorms have a number of single beds. Your bed is made every day. There is no internet, but I found receiving Global Gossip from the neighbours no problem. (Just buy a voucher at their counter).

I've used the reception for booking a tour to Cape Tribulation, and for buying a trainpass to Sydney. Prices were good and all went well.

Pros:
Prices are really good
Classic atmosphere
Clean & Silent rooms
Location (walk in your swimshorts to the lagoon)
24h reception

Cons:
Couches in the common area are old. They smell like that too.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Property: The Bellview
Address: 85 - 87 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #32 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Number of rooms: 30
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