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“Great Location and as good as you will find”
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The Bellview
Ranked #31 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Location and as good as you will find”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This a dated and tired looking hotel with basic rooms, cement block walls and paper thin doors and slat louvred walls. For budget accommodations, there is not much choice on the Esplanade. Clean, good hot shower, towels and hand soap and bar fridge.

The location is perfect and the bed was comfortable. A basic single twin/double goes for $59 a includes basic cable tv and ceiling fan and some instant coffee. Rooms surround the open courtyard and sounds and conversations carry across and through the rooms.

This is as good as your going to get in this price rage in this area. Anything less will get you some of the most deplorable dirty hostel dorms you will ever see.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Forney, Texas
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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

The place is basic but for 19$ a night this is what is expected. The place is very clean and the staff is friendly. I stayed at nomads for a couple of nights prior and wanted to vomit... When I came here it felt like heaven compared to that hell hole. Definitely worth the money. Location is perfect!! And bathroom is clean!!! Comfortable beds, quiet nights, friendly people, fan that works and ac too!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

The Bellview's biggest draw is its location - next to the beach and the Lagoon, everything is ieasy reach. The rooms are clean, but not very nice. The furniture is lacking, and very rundown, but I did not expect more for the price. Great place to sleep at, so if you are going on tours all the time, this can be great.
Quick advicë: do not book your tours in advance, The Bellview has a tour agency as well, and you can get nice deals with them, better price than on the internet.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Porlock, United Kingdom
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133 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This hostel is in a great location, has a nice small pool and we had a big en suite double room. This was very clean and had good air con and shower.
The hostel kitchen is pretty basic but good enough to breakfast or make a sandwich.
They let us into our room at 8 am when we arrived off our flight which was kind.
The staff were friendly and well informed; the wifi cost $5 a day but was good. The room rate had gone up $6 between us booking and arriving and they charged the new price, we didn't argue it.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

By chosing the Bellview, I got all I needed: A quiet sleep in a nice comfortable room with a clean bathroom, air conditioning (and ceiling fan), and very well located. Just in front of the esplanade and the lagoon, in the middle of the CBD and a few minutes walking from the cairns dive center and the Cairns harbour. It's not fancy or luxurious, but it offers all the basics for a good price, the staff is very nice too. If I go back to Cairns, I'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sorell, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This place is so central and so reasonably priced. Swiming pool and history. Pretty basic and not 5 star but quiet!, central, friendly, secure, interesting, over the road from the lagoon, handy to the delights of Cairns and comfy. Felt like old school accomodation. Check out the camping shop next door too.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Hi Sue,

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!

Cheers,
Hannah
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Only stayed here for a night after arriving in Cairns. Turned up quite late to the hostel, the receptionist was very prompt at getting me booked in which was great after flight. The room was a four bed (two bunk beds) dorm. Was clean and comfortable with en-suite bathroom. Great location for all activities in Cairns. I was gutted after moving to a different hostel the next day and finding it was nowhere near the standards of the Bellview.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Hi Chris,

We're glad to hear you were happy with the quality of the service and the rooms. We'd love to have you back the next time you are looking for accommodation in Cairns. Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Cheers,
Hannah
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Property: The Bellview
Address: 85 - 87 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #31 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
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Bellview Hotel Cairns

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