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
"Location great but hotel on need of total revamp"
Quaint looking hotel but starting to feel its age. Due to availability we could only get a room with bunks. The mattresses were lumpy, room tiny and stuffy but there was air conditioning - if you didn't mind the noise which sounded like a washing machine off balance! Sleep was impossible, needed the air con on to drown out the noise of the pub underneath. […] Breakfast was nice and plentiful. We checked out that day even though we had paid for 2 nights, will not be going back Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Staff pleasant, convient to facilities."
NilGenuine Expedia guest review
Budget hotel in a great location. Exploring the corridors and seeing the old architecture was cool but wouldn't recommend for a long stay unless you like a hard bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for."
Supposedly there's two parts of the hotel. I was staying in the older part. It's seen better days.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hides Hotel Cairns"
Great location. Very basic but clean and tidy. Free breakfast daily.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value for money"
Excellent for what we paid. Great location, sufficient brekkie, clean towels each day and even got the use of free beach towels. Found it a bit noisy. Fine for a few nights though but not any longer. Paid a bit more for the newer room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good price for what you get"
All godd. For that price you can't expect a luxury hotel. But it was clean and that was enough for what we needed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Comfy bedsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The real heart of Cairns"
I have stayed at Hides Hotel several times when visiting Cairns over the past decade. It is a grand old lady of pubs in the region, and many people may not realise what a dame she is. Sure, some of the facilities are a little basic. For the price though it is awesome value, and a great place to stay if you want to get to know the heart of Cairns. The […] free breakfast (cereal, toast, tea, coffee, juices, with recent additions of boiled eggs, noodles) on the historic balcony is a great way to start your day in the tropics. The location is actually the original cente point of Cairns CBD. Some may be put off by the older features in the heritage rooms, but I find these quaint links to Cairns when it was first settled. Underneath there is an Irish Pub, which does keep pumping some nights until 2am. So be prepared for the general hubub of night time revellers. At night you can sit on the balcony and meet other travellers. As I write in October 2013 there is a redevelopment happening, and the street below seating which used to be a magnet to loud and drunk people is being removed. This will change the whole street ambience and probably make Hides more appealing to some. But I love the pub as it is. Cheap, cheerful, old but historic and nothing plastic. Don't go there if you are a snob who wants total silence and all the modern conveniences. I lived in Cairns 25 years ago and Hides has always been the pub that everyone knew as 'the dear old centre of town'. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Car Parking needs to be booked. Staff very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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