A good hotel with helpful staff who help with tickets for excursions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was great. Location was centrally positioned. Room was a little bit small, only 2 of the 4 lightbulbs worked & by the last day only 1 worked. The shared bathroom was deteriorating, hot water came & went. The provided breakfast was cold cereal or hard boiled eggs. It was easier to get free wi-fi across the street at Woolworth's.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's okay, but I prefer better."
It is a barebones hotel located right in town. Pay internet that was unacceptable for my work. I check out the same day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pretty good place, considering the low price and excellent location. It wasn't bad at all....very clean and updated bathroom and showers, and there's a sink inside the room. I had one of the remodeled original rooms that face the balcony. It was very spacious and the noise isn't too much of a problem...just bring earplugs for friday and saturday nights. […] Free wifi is available two blocks away at the Esplanade. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Standard beach motel--tile floors, basic room amenities, nothing special. Good place for the price and location, easy to walk to the wharf where all sightseeing cruises leave from and many restaurants within walking distance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value for money; nice free breakfast; friendly staff. Internet could also be free though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not impressed and nervous staying there."
stayed there one night. check in was 1pm but room was not ready yet when I arrived there. room was not very clean, water stains on the ceiling, lock on doors and windows did not seem secure. room was above Irish pub and was noisy. twin bed was uncomfortable. was awoken at 230 am by loud bang on my outside wall from someone throwing something at the […] wall. Pictures on site were much more flattering than reality. TV was about the same size as my laptop screen and did not have good reception(fuzzy picture and sound cutting out) It was one step up from a backpacker hostel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"met our needs just fine"
This was a good location. We had a plane change into New Zealand, and needed an additional place to stay conveniently in AustraliaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to all sights"
10 min walk to boat to get to reef, next to food and shopping, they are fixing the street right now, harder to access area, but not too bad. I think this area could be noisy in crowed season, but it was just what we were looking for while we were hereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
very nice..convenient to everythingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
About the best thing that I can say about this hotel is that I don't think my room had bedbugs (and, believe me, I checked for them). This could be a very charming old hotel in a convenient location near the CBD, so it's a real shame that it is so dirty and poorly maintained. My room was filthy and there was no maid service at all for the three nights […] that I stayed there. The mattress appeared to be about 40 years old and was quite lumpy. The phones and internet service weren't working and some of the hotel employees were very unhelpful. My room had a door to the second-floor balcony and one night there was a large, late-night noisy party right outside of it. If I hadn't pre-paid for my room, I would have found another place to stay, even if it cost substantially more. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Hotel is fairly friendly. Everything is OK. Good for price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice place for what it is for; between a hotel and backpackers. Reasonable and clean for the situation. Know what you think is acceptable before you go there (shared bathrooms and such).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and price!"
Perfect for our short stay in Cairns. Close to everything. Right behind the airport bus drop off and only 2 blocks from the Esplanade.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Small clean room. No private bathroom, public bathroom with entire floor. 4 showers, 2 toilets. Breakfast is better than I thought, coffee, juice, cereal, boiled eggs, toast. A café breakfast will add another $15 per day. So the included breakfast is a good deal. The neighborhood is surrounded by backpacker hostels and bars, so there are many young […] people staying around the area getting drunk and staying up late. Though I thought the hotel was quite. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beware: You get what you pay for"
There are several things to be ware of and I wish I had know this from reading the other reviews: 1. Shared BATH: means that six to seven people will be sharing a bath, shower and bathroom facilities. it does not mean you have a bathroom between a connecting room. 2. the cheaper rooms are musty and they tried to convert this to a room. and it is bad 3. […] The HOTEL is NOISY..the entire night. not from the partiers,,,you CAN hear the traffic outside all night long and you can never sleep. 4. I had a to pay extra money to upgrade Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We loved it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and good price!"
This hotel was a very good bargain. It is centrally located, has an excellent staff and has a historical connection to the city. If you want someone to make your bed or bring you towels, pay the $80 extra a night. I stayed for 4 nights and it was a very nice experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Easy to walk to transport area"s for atractions"
Ok for price....staff nice...maybe pay extra for updated room.had to carry bags up stairs for heritage room....room was cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"affordable, convenient, historical"
Staff was friendly and helpful, historical hotel was fun, especially old elevator. Location very convenient to wharf, shops, restaurants, car rentals, tourism, etc. Price was economical and it was neat and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Value Hotel for People Watching!"
This is the most convenient hotel in Cairns, centrally located and very spacious. Loved the veranda from which I can eat breakfast, sip my drinks, and watch the parade of characters that turn Cairns into a daily festival. The room was fairly small and the bed was right under the AC unit. A single push and the bed relocated to a more suitable side of […] the room. The floors are tile and the bed is on roller - too simple! the front desk staff were harried but still polite and I found them always helpful. I walked everywhere and found so many things to do I need to return for a week. The metro bus service main terminal is just outside the hotel, making connections to anywhere a snap. The large Woolworths right across the street has everything I required - from clothes and souvenirs to food and drinks. Couldn't be easier! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Think before you book"
The room was not as clean as it might have been. The area is very noisy all night long.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You are getting what you pay for."
while the location can't be beat (although if you are on the weekend, expect it to be loud outside) the first room that they gave me, was un maid. The second while it was made... is closer to a 1-2 star rating. The wifi was down, but the Internet cafe downstairs was still working. The breakfast that was included was a plus. If you want a inexpensive […] hotel in the heart of the downtown area, then this is what you want. Just don't expect any frills. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well worth the stay"
I rated this at slightly above average hotel (3.6 of 5). 1 being horrible, 3 average, and 5 way above average. The staff was friendly, kind, and helpful. It is what I expect for the price range. The minimal continental breakfast was very appreciated. I highly reccomend this place due to its location and pricing is good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Will come back again with my friendsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Cairns budget hotel"
I am a regular visitor to this hotel which is probably the best budget hotel in the center of Cairna. Close to everything and 2 block walk to The beach front Esplanade. Main bus terminal is right at the front door. P J O'Briens Pub is around the corner in the same building and the currency exchange next door to the pub gives good rates with no commission. […] My complimentary breakfast on the great outside deck overlooking the main square provides toast and cereal and is enough to start the day. My main complaint always is the terrible internet service. Most rooms don't pick up the signal and you need to go to the breakfast deck or the lobby to connect - a big inconvenience. However, other than ther internet issue, it's a thumbs up for the Hides - great value - great location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love Hides Hotel!!!!"
My husband and I loved Hides Hotel. The staff was absolutely wonderful, the location is the best in Cairns and we got a deal that couldn't be beat. We loved sitting on the veranda overlooking the square with our wine after a long day of sight seeing. We stayed 9 nights and hated to leave.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the backpacker crowd"
Checked in and checked out immediately. Shared bathroom, no air-conditioning, old hotel. Would recommend for a college age backpacker who wants a private room and a clean bed and doesn't mind sharing a bathroom with others (ie this is similar to a hostel) .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hides Hotel in Cairns Australia"
Disgusting - if I had not already prepaid for the room we would have left to find another hotel. Luckily we had plans every day from 7am to 7pm so only put our heads on the pillows at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Doesn't list on ads about No room service and share bathroom.but stuff very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Convenient and well connected to all tourist locat"
Staff was friendly. Helped in planning of our trips during our 3 days stay at Cairns.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't stay here"
Booked a superior room and only got a standard room. Very small with noisy a/c just outside the window. Manager was rude and unhelpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for money"
Great location in the heart of the city. So convenient!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"best location, poor breakfast."
The location is perfect, the room is all right but the breakfast is poor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap and Friendly"
Service was friendly. Aircon in room was broken had a bad nights sleep glad it was only an overnight stay. Although I would stay again at a price of $70Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good above basic accommodation, great location."
Had a single room, comfortable bed, the room as clean and toilets across the hallway from my room. Quite location even in the middle of town, very handy to everywhere you want to go by foot. The included brekky was very good with a selection that suited most. The staff I met were very helpful and polite. If you want more than basic accommodation this […] is the place to go. I'll go back again no problems. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The bathroom was not cleaned properly. There was mold on the ceiling. The building needs renovation urgently.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Grand ole dame in centre of Cairns"
Great value Great location Grand old building Much better business stay than more modern away from centreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Everything went well but the noisy night"
Stayed there for five night. Excellent location, easy to go anywhere. However, as described by other tourists stayed there, the noise outside made me very difficult to fall asleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Manager originally allocated us a small room but graciously upgraded us to a larger, more comfortable room when we questioned him. Loved the complimentary breakfasts on the wide, Colonial style verandah. Very convenient, could walk to everywhere in downtown Cairns.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was comfortable and the air conditioner worked with out any noises..! Would stay again if in Cairns. Breakfast was great...!!!! Love it guysGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great "olde Fashioned" experience"
Helpful friendly & mature reception personnel. Stayed in heritage section, king size comfortable bed with ensuite, clean tidy, plenty of room, all good. Had a ton of fun operating the "olde lift". Breakfast was simple, plenty of boiled eggs plus cereal, toast etc. Very central location. PJ's Irish bar around the corner (below) absolutely perfect for […] Guinness lovers, very reasonable cost for a pint. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's OK for an economic vacation in the area."
For AUD$100 a night with free continental breakfast, including cup of noodle, this Hides hotel is fine for the area. We travel three people and they added an extra bed without extra charge, which is unusual in Australia. The room is pretty large and the bed is a little noisy with the cheat bed frame, I guess.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Central but noisy"
You get what you pay for- staff were friendly / room was basic but clean/ it is central but very noisy if you get a room looking out onto the street. The terrace for breakfast is niceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
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