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    Nearest transport:
  • Greyhound Australia Bus Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    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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Hides Hotel Cairns

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

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Features of Hides Hotel Cairns

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours
  • vending machine

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • outdoor pool


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Hotel Description
This historic hotel, built in 1885, is located in the center of Cairns and near the Esplanade and...see more 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.
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Peter P. Solo travelers
Australia, October 13, 2015
My Stay at Hides

Location, Staff & Cleanliness.
I have stayed at Hides before and have always enjoyed it. The staff are very helpful and friendly, always ready for a chat. Breakfast is included which is a nice touch and the price was better than excellent, it was too good to be true. Rooms are well appointed and heritage room also had access to the balcony which was delightful when having breakfast in the morning. Not too much noise although there was some construction work going on, but nothing to worry about. Access to cafes, restaurants, shops is also excellent as Hides is situated right in the heart of Cairns. Taxi fare from the airport is about AUD$20, not too bad at all. The hotel also has plenty to offer the tourist in the way of day trips or overnight trips etcetera. Overall a very good place to stay.
Moira M. Solo travelers
Australia, October 02, 2015
A little disappointed

Location, 24 hr reception, heritage
Positive: The staff were very helpful to me. Let me check in early and gave me a spare key as there were two of us sharing. Not so positive: The rooms were a bit shabbier than I thought they would be. The small box aircon couldn't cool the room and every time the compressor kicked in it woke me up. One window that you couldn't open either. A very hot and noisy night. Breakfast was toast, cereal, juice, tea and instant coffee. There were ants on the tables and on some of the food and pigeos and pigeon poo around the tables on the verandah. They did not have facilities for a cooked breakfast so don't be fooled by the breakfast included plug. It's a beautiful building but needs some serious TLC. Split system AC would be a bonus too.
DEBORAH W. Solo travelers
Australia, October 02, 2015
Hides Hotel

Location night staff
The room was ok for our purpose, although the air con leaked all over the floor and was a slip hazard on tiled flooring. The staff that greeted me in the afternoon were so helpful and eager to please, well mannered and explained everything to us perfectly. The GRUMPY person in morning, not so inviting! had no interest in me telling him about the air con in room 126. The table cloths on the balcony could have done with being changed. We liked that the car had a safe and secure spot for the evening.
Sonja D. Solo travelers
Australia, October 12, 2015
Heritage hotel in heart of Cairns

Location, breakfast, value for money
Unfortunately the room was on a major road with lots of noise from heavy vehicles.
Martin C. Solo travelers
Australia, September 06, 2015

Location efficiency value
Very enjoyable. I anticipated noise problems in Rm 97 but there were no issues.
ronald H. Couples
New Zealand, September 23, 2015
the stay was very good .all were helpful

Situation ,reasonable cost ,enough to eat for breakfast
WE have stayed at Hides before and never had any problems
david H. Couples
Australia, September 01, 2015
was great

location locatin location
Jennifer K. Families with young children
United States of America, September 07, 2015
Two Big Thumbs Up!

Location, staff, price.
We had a wonderful stay at Hides Hotel! Staff was great, bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean, free breakfast was filling. The location is amazing as well! Right next to an airport shuttle pickup, across the street from a grocery store, great and diverse restaurants all around, a short walk to the Esplanade and Marina. I would definitely stay here again!
Mark S. Business travelers
Australia, August 27, 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!
skye D. Couples
Australia, August 19, 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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