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“Great motel- simple yet smart”
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Balinese Motel
Ranked #39 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
1 review
“Great motel- simple yet smart”
Reviewed 14 May 2011

We have just spent four very enjoyable nights at the Balinese in Cairns. This motel knows what it is and does it excellently- the rooms are spotless, simply decorated and have all you really need(inc a spacious wardrobe and a fridge). Staff are friendly and helpful- the airport transfers were well organised and they booked our trips to the reef on our behalf. Breakfast is a simple affair of juice, toast, cereal and tea/ coffee. It is a little walk out of the centre of things but this is certainly no bad thing- the walk to the lagoon is 15 mins and a pleasant one- don't let this put you off at all the walk is a short one by Anyones standards. If you are looking for budget accommodation but want to avoid the hostels Id thoroughly reccommend thus place. Great value for money :-)

  • Stayed May 2011
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Ruston, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

If this motel was closer to town, it would be perfect. The room and bathroom were clean. The beds were acceptable (a little hard). They had wifi. The only downside was the distance from town. The esplanade was close.

Staff was very helpful in setting up our tours.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

We loved the Balinese, simple rooms but very clean, free breakfast as well and a great location just across the road from the esplanade. We had a very good deal on the internet, and would go back anytime. The free airport shuttle is another added bonus which adds to the value of this great little place and is not your typical tourist place.

Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

We stayed at the Balinese before and after a Great Barrier reef trip. It was an excellent choice. The beds were comfortable and the rooms nicely if plainly decorated. It was about a fifteen minute walk to the main restaurants and shops in Cairns. The staff was uniformly friendly. They let you leave your big bags while on the reef for free. The free breakfast and internet were very welcome. The only thing I regretted was the absence of screens on the glass doors, so you had to run the a/c all night. But I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

great place to stay and we were very happy that we found this place, close to town and 2 minutes from the esplande, clean rooms with indonesian style furniture, free breakfast and airport transfer can t beat it for that price it was perfect for us.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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BCN
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel in a room on the ground floor. The rooms are decorated in Asian style and were a positive surprise at the low price we paid: clean, quite big and quiet. I suppose the good relation is possible because there is almost no staff: You can make and clean up your own breakfast, everything you need like coffee, juice, eggs , dishes etc. is provided. When you arrive you find the door of your room open, the key is inside.
The area: is 10-15 minutes walking from the center (resudential area but not beautiful, beautiful). We checked out other hotels in the center and found that they were either more run-down or much more expensive then the Balinese.
If you like Asian food: the sister-hotel next door has a Thai restaurant which is authentic and excellent (not cheap).
The nicest and most relaxing part of the hotel is the mini-garden in the breakfast area (with micro-water fall). We would definitely come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Austria
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

Great friendly staff. Excellent price at $100 with bfast with free airport transfers. I was just here for overnight and could not ask for more. Central to Esplanade ...great walkingtrack. oh yeah free internet too!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Balinese Motel
Address: 215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Balinese Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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