"Bit of noise but what a spot."
Great position. Room basic but very clean and all we needed. Opened onto verandah overlooking main street. Heard some revellers late but that comes with the scenery. Basic breakfast but good solid start to the day. IGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap but not worth it..."
Man behind desk was very abrupt and arrogant to start with at check in, but did improve a little later. while the room we got wasn't too small, the beds were horrible to sleep on being hard and able to feel the springs. House keeping was very irregular and most times they didn't even knock and just entered while you were in the room, the only thing […] they did while we were there (6 nights) was occasionally top up the coffee/sugar, change bin bags and towels if they felt like it. The overall general visual appeal of the place is very different from the pictures on any of the sites. Breakfast was simple but nothing to complain about, self serve toast and cerial with juice or tea and coffee. Our room was close to one of the staff rooms and seemed to be loud most of the time. Cheap rooms right in the heart of Cairns however wouldn't bother to stay there in the future... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not bad for the price"
The carpet needs changing but the location is excellent and the service good. Car park is a bonus if needed . You can't expect 5 stars for the price you pay . Suited me .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centrally located however very noisy."
Room service was tardy not sure if sheets were changed in a week. I would not rate it any moor than two and a half star Paid for a superior room, just as well !! Would not stay there againGenuine Expedia guest review
"clean convenient cheap"
overnight excellent location convenient rooms dated but cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfec t location"
Only had one night at Hides Hotel but both me and my boyfriend enjoyed the hotel very much! Good standard for the money you put in. Great location close to supermarkets, bars, terminal and waterfront.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel right in the city"
Hotel building is quite unusual with "antique" furnishings along the halls and each hallway different. Room was clean with a mid stay towel/toilet paper refresh and bin empty (no bed making). My only warning would be that every night, whether weekend or weekday was extremely loud in noise level from the pubs underneath.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel close to all shops"
1st night was no good nose from pub under our room ,lucky to have 2 hours sleepGenuine Expedia guest review
"Basic but OK for a cheap option"
Very basic rooms, basic service, basic breakfast. Not too bad for the relatively low price. But don't expect anything beyond the basics. Excellent location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Won't be able to sleep"
Do not come here with your family. Sleeping is impossible until the streets quiet down - which is just about never. Cars, trucks, construction work, and the hardy party folk of Cairns will ensure that you will spend every every waking hour ... awake. Not worth the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
loude streets outside, old and loude air condition, bathroom could be cleaner specly the shower, otter than that an nice old hotel for an reasonable price and, withing walking distance from everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overnight before morning cruise"
We had a 1night stay for 3 ppl. Staff was friendlyGenuine Expedia guest review
old room style...but good location,, not badGenuine Hotels.com guest review
excellent overallGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel but very noisy"
Everything is fine except the noise from the bar till 3-4am. Then the street cleaners arrive. Such a pity for such an iconic hotel typical of councils to allow the bar to trade into the small hours of the morning under a hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was more than adequate, but the noise outside - neighbours shouting, rubbish trucks VERY early, roadworks commencing early, vacuuming of verandah early - made sleep very intermittent and short. I believe I could have asked for a quiet room...!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic accomodation central location"
Dreadfully sick smell in room 95 that not even the Air Con being left on could shift. A really dirty room. Sheets and pillow covers seemed to be years past their use by date and their clenseiness was questionable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ideal Ironman Location"
Loved the stay, staff were excellent, just needs a doona coverGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Older hotel, but really good service and price"
The room was clean, but a dated and shabby. The hotel has secure parking (free), but you have to check in before you can park in it; as of May 2014 they were digging the road up out the front which made life a bit more complicated. The air-con works well, but only when you are in the room, which means it's normally quite hot when you return to the room […] at the end of the day. There is ZERO view from the window (which is frosted glass; zero is not overstating this). HOWEVER the hotel offers free beach towels for during the day, and very kindly let me leave my car in their secure car park for a few extra days after I had checked out (although there is no guarentee of this in future, and they said it'd likely not be possible at weekends). If you want good price, private, quiet (apart from the air-con) rooms, then use this place - I certainly will again. Ps. The rooms have baths, bonus! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Cheap hotel located within walking distance of most places in Cairns.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location times 3"
Great location. Street noises not blocked by the windows at all. Breakfast not the most versatile. Great for budget travelers with the fridge in the room and Woolies opposite the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hides...a shadow of its former self."
I always stay at Hides as I normally arrive/depart Cairns by train (yes how quaint) and Hides is close to the station. However the Hotel is in dire need of a makeover as the hession lining the verandah over the collapsed ceiling will attest. I stay in the hotel section as I don't mind sharing the bathroom, however the minimal number of guests staying […] there means meeting others in the bathroom is a rare occurrence. I'm well aware of the cut rate hotel tariffs these days and unfortunately Hides is caught in the middle.The continental breakfast included in the rate is appreciated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"damp smell but good location"
Room smelt really damp and couldn't open the window as there was too much noise. Location was really good and its nice to have breakfast included but the place could do with a revamp. Also alot of hair in the showerGenuine Expedia guest review
The location of this hotel is excellent and right in the middle of the city. Either side are shops and is in walking distance to everything you would need. The hotel itself however is abit dated. It felt more like a backpackers resort than a hotel. You have to make your own room up and the towels are not changed for you (you have to get them yourself […] from reception) nor is the bed linen changed and the room wasn't cleaned for the duration of our stay (4 nights!). However, the room was clean upon arrival. The room was also very noisy due to outside noise and we could hear people outside til the early hours of the morning which was quite disturbing. Given the close proximity of other hotels, I would recommend to pay abit extra and stay elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hides in Cairns"
Stayed 4 nights, not too bad. it's just a place to sleep. TV is terrible. room is small and AC is noisy plus street noises.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's close to everything, breakfast is good starta"
Good Easter break, great barrier reef is cool..everything a tourist wants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location and a certain charm"
I really enjoyed Hides Hotel. The staff were very helpful, booking the hotel shuttle for me and lending me a towel for the pool. The room was comfortable in spite of the heat and humidity outside and the the toilets and showers were clean. The The best thing for me was the building itself which reminded me of the 1930s with a lovely balcony on which […] to eat breakfast and a truly tropical feel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel located in the centre of the city"
Staff is very friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel allows easy acess to shopping centres, restaurants and Reef Terminal from where all the fun begins.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Adequate for a one night stay"
Very noisy outside with late revelers and early morning clean ups with noisy machines. All to be expected with inner city location. The room had everything needed for an overnight stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very old as written in previous reviews but good price. I paid extra to have my own bathroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"2day visit-Great Barrier Reef, Rainforest experien"
Hotel seems well located, staff were extremely helpful and pleasant! Pleasing, 'historic' atmosphere to hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient middle price hotel"
Very helpful staff, but above a very noisy pub until early in the morning. Bed sheets in need of replacement! No daily room service.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room had a little wear and tear otherwise was clean. Located in the heart of the city. Free Breakfast included. Would definitely stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"comfy beds & safr rnvironment"
Always feel safe & locality is convenientGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"AWFUL just AWFUL"
The white pillow case stain looked Thai dyed yellow and dark yellow, the mattress was stained badly, the room smelt of sweat and something else. The photo's used to advertise this place on the internet belie the disgraceful condition of the property, the fridge door in the room was rusted and had not been cleaned for months literally, the uncleaned […] bedroom window looked onto machinery and industrial chimney like flus of varying sizes. The stairway steps were wet from water running down the walls. After less than 15 minutes I checked out, the male behind the desk said unfortunately I can't give you a refund which was fine I couldn't wait to get out he obviously needed the money more than I did. DO NOT BELIEVE THE PHOTOS I was offered an upgrade at an extra $30 dollars a night which I refused - he reduced to $15 a night which I again refused. This is the lower grade of back packer stays. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We only had to stay 1 nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hides is so central for us to everything. We we're here for a week.And it is a recomadation to my family and friends.Staff are friendly n helfull at all times.We were disappointed by a big blackout on our arrival but all goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old budget hotel with a good location"
We were uninformed about the hides hotel being in the middle of a construction site in the period that we stayed there and we were quite shocked upon our arrival with major traffic works going on out the front of the building day and night how ever once overcoming this we did settle in to our room ok and the staff were very helpful but we probably wouldn't […] stay here again . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Found hotel to be well located"
The hotel is reasonably economic and with a continental breakfast included in the room rate. Location is within easy walking distance of casino (not that I went in) and wharf where lot of tour boats located. Lots of tour offices close by. Good Chinese restaurant close by and Woolworths supermarket across the road was very convenient. Double bed was […] two single beds pushed together and didn't appreciate the gap that opened up with movement. Overall it suited my needs very well, was comfortable and economical. I would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nicr hotel near of all"
Nice hotel, nice room and cleaner, near of all. Does not have a nice view and is so hot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, centre of town"
Wonderful, great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not bad for the price"
Comes with breakfast included, good location, clean rooms, but older furniture, shared bathrooms. Need to pay for wifi, has TV and a fridge. Pool on site, but need to get to it by walking through a parking lot off property really. I paid $60 and $64 per night last minute.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We realized it was a budget hotel, but were disappointed to find that there was no ensuite bathroom. The desk staff were generally friendly and helpful with giviing directions and assistance. Unfortunately, I have to give a Rating of 2. We had to checkout at 4 am, so requested a wakeup call for 3:30 am, and a taxi for 4 am. Very fortunately, we also […] had a small alarm with us, because no one gave us a wakeup call - in fact, the night person had placed a sign on the front desk "back in 5 minutes" - which appeared to have been there all night - very poor customer service. The taxi, however, did arrive on time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"NICE HOTEL,CENTRAL TO CAIRNS,WALK TO ESPLANADE,ETC"
WOOLWORTHS SUPERMARKET OPP.HOTEL.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location is excellent, it's so central. The breakfast was a great convenience & pleasant surprise. For the cost - can't complain. When the air cond. malfunctioned we were upgraded no questions to the newer section which was fantastic. The staff are all very friendly, helpful and accommodating. I stayed there 20 yrs ago and was equally as happy this […] time with my daughter. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed at Hides Hotel Cairns many times and as always it was great service, location very good and good breakfast. The hotel is always very clean. We will keep coming back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tired and loud, but cheap and central"
Found out from my tour guide that this place is the original backpackers hostel converted to a hotel, kinda feels like that - 1/2 way between the two. The decor was a bit tired (although in the hallways it made it look quite charming). The hotel is VERY central, so great location, however this does mean you can hear people emptying out of bars and talking […] in the street until about 3am, I am a heavy sleeper so not too much of a problem, but if you are a light sleeper then you may want to think about somewhere else. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good central location"
Hotel was well located, old & clean & value for money. Noise of people from the street even on a tues night was a bit annoying, but what you get in a central city location I guess. Free parking & breakfast on the very wide balcony was a bonus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value for money"
The surrounding area was undergoing roadworks and was a little seedy. The hotel itself was basic, but for the price paid, I was more than willing to overlook that. The bedding and glasses provided weren't very clean. The staff were very friendly though. I guess it was close to the Esplanade. I will probably stay there again. Expect no frills though […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic Free Breakfast!"
Booked this hotel again, best continental breakfast of any hotel we stayed at. Centrally located, convinient and a clean and comfortable place to stay for what we paid.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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