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Hides Hotel Cairns

87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#54 of 69 hotels in Cairns
Hides Hotel is the only accommodation in Cairns that combines unbeatable location and value pricing, in a building that plays a pivotal part in the Cairns' local history. Situated in the vibrant heart of Cairns, Hide’s amazing location is a stone's throw from public transport, restaurants, shopping, bars, the Reef Fleet Terminal and The Esplanade & Lagoon. Stay in style in our contemporary, refurbished Premium rooms, which are equipped with all the modern essentials. Alternatively, enjoy a Budget room to get the most of your stay in Cairns without breaking the bank. All are fully air conditioned and serviced daily. Guests can enjoy onsite facilities including a grand wrap-around balcony, swimming pool, 24 hour reception, guest laundry, and free WIFI. The friendly Hides team are available 24 hours for anything you might need assistance with, including booking tours to bucket-list destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Kuranda Village.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Taxi service
24-hour security
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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rachaelpearl wrote a review Jul 2021
Hoppers Crossing, Australia1 contribution
Boyfriend and I flew in late on a Wednesday night. Chose this for the late check in and central location. Checked into our room and we both looked at each other and said thank god this is only for one night. Blood on the bed sheets, no blanket, I had to put towels over me to get warmer. Outside on a Wednesday night it was so loud and horrible, constantly hearing banging and screaming. The shower had old soap still in there, used products, hair on the walls, inside the shower and still toilet paper in the toilet. I had better accommodation in my camper van the following 7 nights where we slept at rest stops.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sunlover Reef Cruises, Sales at Hides Hotel Cairns
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review rachelpearl, we are very sorry to hear this feedback. We will be reviewing your comments with our senior management team, as this is not the usual standard of accommodation we provide to our guests. We hope you will give Hides another chance to show you what we can offer, next time you are in Cairns. Regards, Amy
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Mel wrote a review Jul 2021
Geelong, Australia1 contribution
Absolutely terrible. Beds only had sheets, no doonas were provided so it was cold. Window was thin and not sealed so it sounded as though we had the windows open all night. Could hear people shouting and music from a nearby club all night until after 3am. There were pidgins on the window ledge making noise all night. There was a hand dryer constantly being used in the floor below us keeping us awake. Housekeeping “serviced” our room in the morning but weren’t even capable of correctly tucking a sheet into the bed?! They took towels away but didn’t replace anything. Tiles in the shower in the bathroom were green with mould stains. There was mould in the roof above the shower. The kettle, mugs and fridge were in the bathroom which is very un-hygienic. The fridge was rusty. There were stains on the lamp shades. The pillows were off yellow. The walls between rooms were very thin so you could hear everything. No off street car parking available. No breakfast was provided. Pool was closed. Absolutely disgusting and would not recommend to anyone. The only reason we stayed here and did not book elsewhere was because everything else was booked out in Cairns!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sunlover Reef Cruises, Sales at Hides Hotel Cairns
Responded 20 Jul 2021
We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at Hides Hotel Cairns. Your feedback has been escalated to our senior management for review, to see how we can make improvements in the immediate future and beyond. We wish you all the best for your future travels.
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Angela wrote a review Jun 2021
Nhulunbuy, Australia12 contributions
Very clean, great location with a five minute walk to the esplanade and seven minute walk to Cairns central, regularly serviced rooms, friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful old building with an interesting history. Also can’t get over how great the value for money is!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Shower temperature is very hard to control
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Response from Sunlover Reef Cruises, Sales at Hides Hotel Cairns
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hides Hotel Cairns. Offering quality, affordable accommodation at an unbeatably convenient location in Cairns is what Hides is all about and we hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future. Best wishes!
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kawoh wrote a review Jun 2021
London501 contributions279 helpful votes
Crap hotel - thread bare blood stained bed sheets, rude reception, water in shower far too hot to scolding level, no tissues, in short this hotel is the worst. Avoid at all costs. Not a good stay at all
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Sunlover Reef Cruises, Sales at Hides Hotel Cairns
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review kawoh and I am veyr sorry to hear you did not have a positive experience at Hides. I would very much appreciate if you are able to contact me directly as I would appreciate some further information about your stay, as this is not the standard of quality accommodation we pride ourselves on at Hides. Regards, Amy Davis
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AussieColey wrote a review May 2021
8 contributions16 helpful votes
Recently stayed at the Hides Hotel Cairns for 5 nights. Let’s take a look at my pros and cons; Pros - Location is fantastic. Right in the centre of town. 5 mins walk to casino, 30 seconds to the supermarket and under 10 minutes to the water - 24 hour desk was very handy for both late arrival and early checkout - Room was spacious enough for 1-2 people - Taps outside of the shower were no issue Cons - Smelt like chlorine as soon as opened the door over each of the 4 days, this was so strong despite no cleaning within my stay - Thin walls and hallways meant could hear a fair bit of noise from other rooms, which was particularly painful late at night or early morning - Despite the pros above including location I would think paying more than $100-$120 a night is too rich for this basic accommodation
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sunlover Reef Cruises, Sales at Hides Hotel Cairns
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hides Hotel Cairns, AussieColey! We appreciate your feedback, it helps us to continually work at improvement and implement changes that will positively affect future guests at the hotel. As you have mentioned, you cant beat the central location at Hides, and we hope that you enjoyed your time in our wonderful city. We hope you will choose to stay at Hides when you visit again. Best wishes!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hides Hotel Cairns
Which popular attractions are close to Hides Hotel Cairns?
Nearby attractions include Esplanade Boardwalk (0.4 km), Cairns Museum (0.08 km), and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hides Hotel Cairns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Hides Hotel Cairns?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hides Hotel Cairns?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hides Hotel Cairns?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hides Hotel Cairns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cruze Coffee, Snoogies, and Gelocchio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hides Hotel Cairns?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hides Hotel Cairns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Does Hides Hotel Cairns have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.