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Hides Hotel Cairns

87 Lake Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia 4870 (Show on map)

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Good 7.3
based on 376 reviews

"Location, Good room size, good simple FREE breakfast...."

  • Mark, Australia
  • August 22, 2015
  • Area: Cairns City Center
  • Rooms : 102

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Room Types
Heritage Twin
Heritage Double
Heritage Double
Heritage Twin
Superior Ensuite
Heritage Ensuite
Heritage En-Suite
Superior En-Suite
Family Room
Family Room


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Features of Hides Hotel Cairns

24-hour front desk

airport transfer

car hire

car park

coffee shop



family room

laundry service


luggage storage

meeting facilities

room service

safety deposit boxes


smoking area


vending machine

Sports and Recreation


outdoor pool


Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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This historic hotel, built in 1885, is located in the center of Cairns and near the Esplanade and is very affordable considering the location. The Casino, Reef Terminal, and the Kuranda Railway Station are all easily accessible from the hotel. Here, guests can enjoy the Great Barrier Reef tour via Hides Hotel Cairns tour booking or from numerous tour groups in the city. For other sightseeing option, visit the Daintree Tropical Rainforest for an outstanding nature adventure. Restored in 1997, the hotel now features modern amenities while retaining its colonial charms. Feast upon the delicious and complimentary continental breakfast from a unique vantage point on the verandas overlooking the city. Hone your diving skills before venturing to the reef at the on-site dive pool and stay in contact with friends via the 24-hour Internet cafe. The Hides Hotel Cairns is a splendid venue for experiencing Cairns and the surrounding natural beauty of tropical North Queensland. This historic hotel, built in 1885, is located in the center of Cairns and near the Esplanade and ... see more
Housekeeping services does not apply to promotional bookings.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-14 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 14 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
2:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance to Airport
12 km

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Mark S. Business travelers Australia, August 22, 2015
Great Location, Central Cairns!

Location, Good room size, good simple FREE breakfast.
Had a good stay. PJ's pub noise wasn't too bad but was expected. This time I discovered the Heritage en-suites, which are quite economical, and cheaper than the "newer" section of the hotel, although not as nice, but fine if your just travelling for work and want to save some TA. Trick though, Heritage en-suites were only available on the Agoda phone app, not on the regular website, weird!
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Skye D. Couples Australia, August 18, 2015

The room was definitely not worth what we paid. The shower taps were attached to a random wall in the bathroom not actually in the shower
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Heather A. Families with older children Australia, August 16, 2015
Amazing heritage lift

The 1926 elevator was amazing. My 12 year old was facinated by the doors. We went for numerous rides. This is not something you see every day and definately worth the visit.
The staff were very friendly. One nice fellow even shared a story about the 1926 lift with my 12 year old daughter (that his father had been a elevator man in a department store) The rooms were ordinary but clean. The experience of riding the 1926 elevator was a once in a life time for my daughter The breakfast was ordinary but nice and having breakfast on the veranda was fantastic The pool was nice and quite (although in a strange place) The common room on the top floor was beautiful and very original. The outside rooms could be very noisy due to the backpackers partying across the road but if you had the windows closed and the fan on full it was quite enough to sleep through
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Phiet P. Groups Australia, August 10, 2015

Location location location
Below average
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John M. Solo travelers New Zealand, August 6, 2015
Great location

location, experienced staff, good breakfast
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Yun C. Families with young children China, August 4, 2015
Not too bad

Location. Breakfast.cheap
Good location. Room is so so. Smelly.but it's cheap
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Kellie H. Solo travelers Australia, August 3, 2015
Pretty basic accommodation, but great staff

Friendly, helpful staff; central location; historical hotel
Cleanliness could have been better - the aircon cover had fallen off in my room and was just left on the floor, plus there were a few rubbish items in the shower/on the floor from previous guests. Rooms are not cleaned at all during the stay. Bath towels were old and literally threadbare in places. On the upside, it's a central location, has a great balcony for enjoying the included breakfast, and I enjoyed staying at a place with such a long history in Cairns. All the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the stay.
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Poasa N. Solo travelers Fiji, August 2, 2015
First impression lasts

Very short to rate it well................but first impression was that it was not to my expectation
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Elizabeth B. Solo travelers New Zealand, July 24, 2015
One night

Proximity to the city... awesum free breakfast. ensuite at cheap discount
I've always enjoyed the Hides Hotel,, the front office staff are always there to help you. They are friendly, courteous, and helpful. The breakfast and the room were a great price for a single traveler such as myself..
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Nikolay B. Solo travelers Kazakhstan, July 6, 2015
beautiful old building with amazing lift

the high ceiling rooms, old lift
I stayed overnight in hotel and I did not pay attention that I will use the common toilet. I think how that it is a rather common arrangement because I stayed in another place also with the shared toilet in the same price range.
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Nearest transport:
  • Greyhound Australia Bus Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Cairns International Airport (5.7 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Breakfast" , "Cheap price" , "Perfect location"
Top attractions in the area:
  • PJ O'Briens (0.0 Km)
  • Beethoven Café (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Cairns Museum (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Lillypad Café (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
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