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“Basic accomodation”
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Balinese Motel
Ranked #37 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
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132 reviews
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“Basic accomodation”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The hotel is located one block away from the esplanade and 15 min walk from the centre.
The rooms are clean but they smell like humidity.
The breakfast is really basic.
No free WiFi, bit you can use a PC in the kitchen until 9 pm.
Free parking.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Have previously stayed at the Bay Village. The Balinese Motel offer very good value for money. Clean rooms, maintained daily. Breakfast included plus the facilities to be able to cook all your meals. Why bother with an apartment. Would definitely stay here again. The walk into Cairns provides some exercise!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Good room - nice size - clean and well equipped. Tea and coffee making facilities. Fridge, re-stocked daily with milk. Air con was good and the ceiling fan nice and quiet! Not a bad location, but a 20 minute walk to town centre, so a bit out of the way - seemed to be amongst all the medical institutions! As with most of the hotels/motels in Australia it would seem, the wifi charges are extortionate. Good "help yourself" breakfast in the mornings, cereals and toast. Perfectly adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful. All in all would definitely recommend this motel as it is great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Finished up the Oz leg of our holiday in the Balinese in Cairns. From the beginning to the end of our 6 night stay, we could not complain about a single aspect of this motel.

The entrance is secured with a code. The staff at reception are really kind and helpful with booking tours. They even loaned us an umbrella when it started raining.

The pool area is small but perfect for a dip on a hot day. They have a washing machine, free Internet and a kitchen. The free breakfast is a perfect was to set yourself up for a long day.

The rooms were just lovely, clean, air conditioned and spacious. They were serviced everyday and all toiletries and tea/coffee replaced.

It's a little away from the centre but no more than a ten minute walk.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights in June. Our room was clean and well appointed. It was a bit noisy at times as there's a few back-packers places around, but it never really disturbed us.
Only a 15 minute walk from Cairns Esplanade and all the bars & restaurants you could want, the location is excellent. We walked everywhere and felt safe all the time.
Breakfast was included and was very much a serve-yourself option is cereals and toast, juice, tea, coffee. Fine by us as we're not huge breakfast-eaters normally anyway.
The motel has one computer that you can use free untIl 9.00pm. Other than that you'd have to pay their very high wifi charges. This is fast becoming one of my major bug-bears with lower-prices hotels. Luckily, down on the esplanade, there's free community wifi available.
All the staff we met were really helpful and friendly.
Overall this motel is great value for money and I would recommend it without question.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

I liked the Reef Palms Motel better for my stay in Cairns. That said, this is still a good value.
Room was good and clean. Easy to get to.

The security (gate for people and car) made it hard to initially check-in. No one present to help (had to call to get in, then call to get room). Room was left open with a flier used to keep it from locking - not too secure when they are using all of the security to get in? The check-in info had the code for the walk-in gate, but not cars - had to call to get that one. Then had to ask how to do check-out. It's just too much work!

The car gate pad is too far forward, so you have to get out each time to key it in, then run back to the car before it starts closing. Just a hassle.

Did a laundry load - had to run to the gas station to get change - another hassle. Washer/dryer worked well.

This is a clean/safe place, just lacks service.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

It has very good rooms, a small but beautiful pool. It has a self-catering kitchen where you can prepare your sacks/lunch/dinner and it is fully equipped.. In spite to be in a busy street the location is not so good, the hotel is a bit far from the centre, but within a walking distance

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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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 #37 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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