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215 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#38 of 68 hotels in Cairns
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Cairns, look no further than Balinese Motel.

Nearby landmarks such as McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery (0.3 mi) and St Monica's Cathedral (0.3 mi) make Balinese Motel a great place to stay when visiting Cairns.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Balinese Motel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Cairns, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Balinese Motel, including Prawn Star (0.8 mi), Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront (0.9 mi), and Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse (0.9 mi).

Should time allow, Green Island is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

The staff at Balinese Motel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Flatscreen TV
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
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Philip B wrote a review July 2020
Greater Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
My wife and I had a seven day stay here, and it was just perfect - we had a charming room, decorated in Balinese style, with a balcony. It was very quiet, yet central. We had access to the kitchen and laundry at all hours. Being close to the Esplanade, Reef Street Plaza, Central Station and main bus route along Lake Street, we were easily able to catch a ferry to Fitzroy Island for the day, visit the Butterfly Sanctuary at Kuranda, explore the Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield walking tracks, and visit the superb beaches at Palm Cove and Trinity Beach. This motel is only rated at 2 stars as it does not have a restaurant, but deserves higher. Sally was generous and helpful to us at all times. It was very good value, and we will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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leia a wrote a review Dec 2019
Launceston, Australia23 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful staff member, we dealt with her the whole time. She allowed us to swap from our booked queen bed to two singles and then let us drop our luggage off very early and come back later to check in. The room was clean, facilities adequate. We left before the breakfast was open so can’t comment on it. Used a jetstar voucher for $25 off so was a cheap room for the night.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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James W wrote a review Dec 2019
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Fantastic motel, rooms very clean, breakfast was nice. Aircon and fan in the room, Staff super friendly too. I'd happily book here again. The balinese is super close to the town centre, which has all the attractions that you are looking for. The only thing I would like to see is the additions of a safe in the bedroom.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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pavlob wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane, Australia773 contributions141 helpful votes
So this motel is an affordable option in a city that is getting quiet exey. Giving it a 'very good' rating is a little overs for what it is but it is also better than just average (for a motel) so it really sits between average and very good at 'good' (again, for what it is, which is a motel). The walk into the city is probably too far for some but actually not that far. It's super quiet BUT has very thin walls so can hear everything around you which wasn't great. Room was clean, bed was very firm (like a futon). Wifi was a bit patchy but OK, bathroom and shower older but fine. Very helpful and friendly staff. One recommendation I would make is that there needs to be a better lock on room adjoining door as this felt a little insecure to me as just a latch.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: maybe choose a room on the top level at the back if you can to minimise the room to room noise
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tolgabrolga wrote a review Aug 2019
Atherton, Queensland131 contributions56 helpful votes
This is the second time we have stayed here. Great stopover when we have to be in Cairns overnight. Handy to the hospitals, airport and the city. There are eateries within walking distance. A bonus is the locked car park at night. We take advantage of the well equipped kitchen and the included breakfast. The motel rooms are spacious, clean, and once you close the balcony door you don't hear any outside noise. I would Highly recommend
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wschwiner wrote a review Feb 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico44 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed one night. Nice dip pool next to common area. Well stocked common kitchen with micro, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. No elevator for second floor units. Friendly family feel to motel and within walking distance to main attractions.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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TikoScot wrote a review Nov 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom51 contributions14 helpful votes
Great location handy for town centre easy walk so quiet -really really helpful staff. Great as a centre while doing trips around Cairns as they are happy to store luggage while off doing overnight trips - highly recommended. Very comfortable
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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shihe W wrote a review Oct 2018
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Not the worst option. If you can't find the hotel, you must look carefully when you booking online. I did 2 adult 1child, I don't know why not include my child inside. When I check in, she told us that I need to pay another fee. make my family in hard time, I can't cancel it. You have no choice, plus extra cost is not very valuable.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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tamluong91 wrote a review Sept 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark64 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights ans everything was great. Unlimited wifi, comfortable beds, parking right in front of your room, air-con, tv and a light breakfast. Everything you need. Really great for its price. And the location is also good as it is 5 min from the center
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RowenaCanberra wrote a review Sept 2018
Canberra24 contributions21 helpful votes
A very nice, basic, no-frills, clean and quiet motel - you can't ask for more than that. If you want bells and whistles and more little bottles of stuff in the bathroom go and pay more than twice the price at an upmarket hotel chain. I am currently staying here for 7 nights and no complaints. Good WiFi signal and I appreciate the communal kitchen. A coupla minor details, such as no milk in fridge first morning, and no shampoo this morning - and every hotel manager should know that it is the details that count, because it is the small things missing that the guest remembers. But overall I would recommend this motel to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balinese Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Balinese Motel?
Nearby attractions include Muddy's Playground (0.5 km), McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery (0.4 km), and The Reef Eye (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balinese Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Balinese Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Balinese Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Balinese Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balinese Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bagus Cafe, Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant, and Cock & Bull, Cairns.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balinese Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Balinese Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Is Balinese Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.