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Hides Hotel Cairns
Ranked #58 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
south australia
2 reviews
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“overall experience”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

stayed at the hides for 9 nights, first 5 in heritage room, straight of the balcony,clean room, but very noisy at night, over an irish pub, young ones went till 3am, then the very noisy rubbish truck came at 5.30am.but was very handy straight to balcony. we then changed rooms to second floor, and a long walk down corridor, so that was a bit inconvienent for my husband as he is a smoker. but a great location, close to everything, breakfast on balcony was great,met some great people there.pool area in carpark, not very inviting, but if your hot its a pool.not many car spaces if you hire a car. have to book a few days in advance to get one.i had to ask for clean towel, and took my own rubbish out.heard better hotels on esplanade.lady i spoke to stayed at the bellvue and the hides, liked the bellvue a lot better, on the eslanade.

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Gavleborg County, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

large rooms and spacious rooms. However, there was a door in our room to the room next to it. when we would sleep there came two backpackers into the room through the door .. talk about that we were surprised.
the breakfast that was included was good.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My partner and I came over from Perth WA and found the location very central. 10 minutes to the Esplanade, 5 minutes to the local pub. Room was clean and basic as was the breakfast, 9am was the end of brekkie and the doors were clsed on the dot. Cleaning of the room was a bit slack but for the price we'd stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

A hostel not a hotel. Unfriendly welcome although most of the staff were nice otherwise. Breakfast was just cereal and toast not continental as advertised. The room smelt musty, the curtains had stains, the room wasn't clean or cleaned during our stay. Only towels were changed and bins emptied. I've stayed in much better hostels for a fraction of the price. The location is good shame the 'hotel' is below par.

Stayed July 2014
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OceanGroup, Manager at Hides Hotel Cairns, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for providing feedback and it is the best way for us to make continual improvements, where possible.

Hides Hotel Cairns prides itself on offering affordable accommodation right in the heart of the Cairns CBD. Some of our more affordable accommodation options do not include housekeeping in pricing, which may have been the case here. I will pass on your feedback to the housekeeping team though.

We do provide a light continental breakfast for all guests, regardless of pricing option chosen, but this certainly is not a full buffet breakfast. We are surrounded by restaurant and dining options and guests wanting a substantial breakfast often make a short stroll to one of these.

We look forward to welcoming you to our property in the future.


Malcolm Wooldridge
General Manager
Hides Hotel Cairns
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

My friends and I spent 3 nights at the Hides hotel in Cairns. We chose the hotel because it was one of (if not) the cheapest options available, since the cost of snorkeling and heading to Kuranda rainforest is so pricey.
Hides is perfectly located and within walking distance of everything in Cairns - the Esplanade, shops, restaurants, night market, station etc.

The staff were helpful and our room was comfortable. However, there was a cockroach in our bathroom!! And the room was not serviced once during our stay! The breakfast was alright, there's only really cereal and toast available. Moreover, the temperature in the hotel was very warm and stuffy compared to the outside temperature in Cairns - I don't know why, maybe there's no proper ventilation??

Overall, very affordable and nicely located with a rustic feel to the hotel, but if I go back to Cairns I probably wouldn't stay at the Hides hotel again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Room was pretty large. Fridge and tv was nice, a/c made it easy to sleep, but there is no a/c in the hallways or in the bathroom/showers. We had a quiet room, but our bed caved in the middle. Breakfast was good with a decent selection. The wrap around balcony is a great relaxing or reading place. We stayed for 3 nights.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Historical and charming Hides hotel is in the very centre of Cairns, 10min walking to piers and to the train.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Rooms were OK, just as expected for the price. The ceiling fan was a nice addition to the AC unit as it was quieter and sufficient during the night.
Breakfast consisted of toast with jam on peanut butter (or vegemite for people lacking taste buds), boiled eggs and orange juice. Quite OK since it's included, if it's unsatisfactory there's plenty of alternatives right outside.
If we ever return to Cairns we'll probably stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hides Hotel Cairns
Address: 87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #58 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hides Hotel Cairns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hides Hotel Cairns offers affordable accommodation right in the heart of Cairns. It is surrounded by restaurants, pubs and shops and is only a short walk to the Casino, Reef Fleet Terminal, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Kuranda Railway Station. With the convenience of public transport 100 metres from reception and a tour desk to book all your tours that will collect you from our Hotel, you will be able to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda Village and all of what Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Hides Hotel Cairns is a preferred and recommended leisure property for the tourist, corporate, family and large groups visiting Tropical North Queensland. It offers both the comfort and convenience of a modern, large and comfortable hotel or the nostalgic charm and grace of budget heritage rooms. ... more   less 
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