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
"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
The room smells. Scantly furnished and outdated. The AC blows directly to your bed. You either turn off the AC while asleep and sweat like crazy, or turn on the AC and risk getting cold.Genuine Expedia guest review
Location was great, right near the City Center for a great transit Even so was happy with the room, with its location barely spent anytime there!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Hides in Cannes, AU"
We had to change rooms after the first night because of outside noise from the drunks. The room was clean but very run down, everything was worn and needed updating. The lift was very old and needed to have some much needed maintenance. Asked for wash cloths and they gave us hand towels. The bathroom was cleaned each day but the towels weren't replaced […] with clean ones. Only one of the staff was friendly and helpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A step up from a hostel."
Cairns is a backpackers' town, popular with surfers and divers. If you've outgrown shared bunkrooms in a hostel but don't want to spring for the price of luxury, the Hides Hotel offers a nice balance. The staff is friendly. Most tour transport leaves from right outside of the hotel, and the wrap-around balcony offers a view of the performance space […] in the park. My wife and I stayed here with our 15-month old daughter, and we were happy with the crib provided for the room as well as grateful for the on-room refrigerator. Breakfast was standard cold fare, cereal and bread with jam plus coffee and tea, but its was fine for us. Those wanting more can opt for several restaurants within a few doors of the hotel. Overall, this was a great place to stay on a tight budget. I strongly recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com 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
"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
"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
old room style...but good location,, not badGenuine Hotels.com guest review
excellent overallGenuine Hotels.com 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
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