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Very good 7.3
Based on 421 reviews

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About Hides Hotel Cairns


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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  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Land sports

  • garden

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • coffee shop
  • vending machine

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • elevator
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
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Housekeeping services does not apply to promotional bookings.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 4-14 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).
  • 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.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance to Airport: 12 km
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 102
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.6
  • Facilities 6.3
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for Money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 6.3

6.8 Gregory L.
June 21, 2016
Needs some upgrading
All linen and towels are greyish not white , towels were thin and limited and had to ask to get some freshies which in the climate I believe is mandatory to change daily, one pillow case torn but still put on when linen changed, the staff I guess only using what they have , the hallway was 120metres long like a bowling alley LOL and lift was so hot , but at least there was one, but what a great location in central CBD , could be so much more

7.2 KUAI N.
June 05, 2016
Location is good, value of money

8.4 Xiangxue R.
May 12, 2016
Great location, simple but good breakfast, good rates
At HIDES hotel, it is very well located, and all staffs here are very friendly. They include breakfast, which is light but good. The only issue is that the shower room had now hot water during my stay, however i am ok with it which some others might not be agreeing.

7.2 Eudora R.
April 29, 2016
Pictures muuuch newer than Hides Hotel
The hotel is really tired, smelly (musty) and old. Bedding was creeping us out, especially those bed covers?? they feel grubby.

7.2 Andrew K.
April 26, 2016
Third time unlucky
Third stay at Hides. Previous two stays were good. Tried a Heritage room this last time (apparently an older room of the hotel), and disappointing night's sleep. Basically too close to the Shields (mall) side as I was on the balcony. Hotel (bar) cleaner below started using an air blower at 4:30am cleaning up after the night before (Sunday night of a long weekend), which was also fairly loud until late. Go a Superior room further inside the hotel. Much quieter. Breakfast as usual, can't complain. Location very central. Staff good. WiFi poor in rooms.

7.6 CHI L.
Hong Kong
April 13, 2016
Friendly staff and great location

8 Jihye H.
South Korea
March 27, 2016
little expensive. you can use deluxe room not a superior.

6.4 Andrew D.
United Kingdom
February 27, 2016
Great location, small niggles
It's inexpensive but they charge for normally free things such as wifi (which did not work so they refunded my money), and there is an in-room safe but they charge you for the key. My room had frosted windows and the A/C was very weak. I changed to another hotel due to these irritations. However, breakfast on the veranda was simple but good although road works in the street directly below are noisy and look likely to be ongoing for a while

6 ming Y.
February 27, 2016
very dusty
the location is good with nice breakfast. but the room seems like no one stay inside for very long time, I keep on coughing because the room was so dusty and the bed sheet as well. Staff are nice and friendly.

10 Billy H.
February 15, 2016
Good Value for money.