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Balinese Motel
Ranked #35 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
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55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“very good value hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed here as a stop-off between landing from Sydney and going to Port Douglas, and it is a very comfortable place. Rooms are large and cool, the kitchen is well-equipped and the breakfasts (bread/toast, cereal, juice etc) plentiful.
There is a small, pretty pool for cooling off.
Management/staff friendly and moved us with no complaints when we found the neighbouring hostels' music too loud.
Good location - 10 minutes to the seafront and parks, and about the same to the shopping centres. Supermarket is across the road.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Klagenfurt, Austria
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

the balinese was a really good choice! the staff was very friendly, the kitchen facilities are modern and clean, the pool was quite cool and the hotel is located approx. 10-15 mins away from the center. the rooms are very large and the beds are really comfortable. you have to pay for wifi, but there is a computer in the kitchen area that can be used for free

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

I stayed there with a friend for 4 nights.
Its a really good location in cairns. Short walk away from the middle of the city.
The rooms are very nice furnished and clean. Just the breakfast is poor.
There is not much to choose from. But alltogether its a good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Theresia1444
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

I and a friend of mine stayed in "the Balinese" for 4 days. The rooms are very nice furnished, comfortable to sleep and spacious. We had a room in the upper floor with balcony. The City and the Cairns Esplanade is just a 10min walk away, which is quiet convenient. The breakfast area was a bit poor, no decorations and the entrance to little pool next by was closed most of the time.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Corona, California
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188 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

The motel was very clean and comfortable with spacious rooms. The kitchen area allowed you to cook, if you desired and handled the basic breakfast guests. It was a bit of a hike to the town center but we enjoyed the Esplanade. There were a lot of changes as most people seemed to be using this motel as a transition from one place to another. It is a clean, budget motel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cdncarol1
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

The only bad-ish point is the hotel is a bit of a walk to the busy part of Cairns. Approx 15 minutes to the Lagoon area, however the walk is along the Esplanade area so it is quite scenic and busy with people running, BBQ-ing, theres a kids playground and activities, so plenty of action so you do not find the walk.
The staff are lovely and helpful; you are basically left to your own devices after check in. There's a fridge and kettle in the room, a little balcony and a TV, all the essentials.
A breakfast is provided of cereals, bread, milk, jams, tea, coffee. You can also use the kitchen facilities for cooking if you choose to and there are washing and drying facilities, (very handy for people on the move!)
WiFi in the public areas, not in the rooms. There is a little pool at the breakfast area, no room for sunbathing, FYI.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FoodLover311
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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217 reviews
158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

The Balinese is a nice, clean, comfortable motel that is perfect for any length of stay in Cairns. The room is spacious. The decor is pleasant. The bed and bedding are good. Parking is good. Prices are reasonable. Breakfast is typical basic continental, but the kitchen area is clean and has everything you need if you want to make your own meals. There is a free PC with internet, but note that the Wi-Fi only works in the kitchen area. The motel is located about 15 minutes walk to the main part of Cairns (CBD/Esplanade area). Overall, a very good choice for Cairns.

Pro: nice decor, comfortable rooms

Cons: a bit far from town center

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EisBaer
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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 #35 of 65 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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