Very good 7.3
Based on 426 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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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • coffee shop
  • vending machine


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers
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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 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for Money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 6.3

Kellie A.
July 25, 2016
Breakfast was nice. Night club part of town. Comfortable, yet very old building with standard rooms. No recent renovations. Front office staff very helpful.

Francesca Z.
July 21, 2016
One night
Old facilities And shared bathroom. Good position To The central city.

Yuhan Z.
July 18, 2016
Perfect location and friendly staff

Brian C.
July 02, 2016
Great potential but needs a refresh
Amazing location, the heritage part of the hotel looks great from outside as well as the inside, but the rooms do need a refresh. They're not in the best shape for the heritage part at least. Paint cracks on the wall, very old linoleum floor in the bathroom. And the sad part, the lady at the reception is far from being the friendliest person you'll meet. On the other hand, the rest of the housekeeping staff is very helpful and nice. So great potential, but not there yet...

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

June 05, 2016
Location is good, value of money

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.

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.

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.

Hong Kong
April 13, 2016
Friendly staff and great location


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