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Hotel Lake Central

139 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#63 of 68 hotels in Cairns
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If you’re looking for a budget friendly hotel in Cairns, look no further than Koala Beach Resort.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cairns, Koala Beach Hotel is located a short distance from St Monica's Cathedral (0.2 mi) and Foot and Body Massage (0.3 mi).

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Koala Beach Hotel features baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Koala Beach Hotel guest, you can enjoy an outdoor pool that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to street parking.

If you like sushi restaurants, Koala Beach Resort is conveniently located near Wawawa Izakaya, Haru, and Sushi Paradise.

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

The staff at Koala Beach Resort looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Golf course
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Shared kitchen
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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Ben wrote a review Feb 2020
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(Unlike on the internet there is No tea and coffee facilities!) After a long day of delayed flights you are looking forward to that motel room coffee! Biggest disappointment. Reasonably tidy wouldn’t say clean. Definitely a budget room.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Philip wrote a review Dec 2019
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Walked in, walked out. Stains on the duvet sheet of the single bed and and the double bed was dirty. Immediately booked elsewhere. Had already paid up infront with no refund via bookings.com but was glad to get out of the place. THIS IS NOT A RESORT!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Michelle Sparrow wrote a review Dec 2019
Queensland, Australia8 contributions13 helpful votes
This was my first experience staying in a backpackers resort....and I have got to say it will not be the last. This is now our "go to" accommodation in Cairns. While the place is a little dated and could definitely use a facelift, everything you need is here and nothing is missing. The kitchen is probably the only thing letting this resort down. The water in the tap was brown when I tried to use it, and the hotplate took forever to cook our food. That having been said........there is nothing else letting this place down. The room we had booked was upgraded for free, and the lady on the front desk - named Maria - could not have been more helpful and friendly. NOTHING was too much trouble for this lady and she was a wealth of information about what we needed i.e.stamps, newsagent, best places to eat. Booking a taxi for our departure to the airport was done with no fuss. Our room was spacious, clean, had everything needed and plenty of pillows were in the room for us. I usually find that this is not the case. The laundry had reasonable rates for washing/drying. $4 per load. Our shower in our room had excellent pressure and the hot water was plentiful. Thoroughly recommend this place to all. Could not find better value and position in Cairns. It is roughly 500 meters to the Esplanade and even less to Night Markets, Woolworths and shopping. Just bear in mind that there is no elevator to help with suitcases.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor....above the traffic noise, but easy to transport suitcases.
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Rick U wrote a review Sept 2019
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico167 contributions84 helpful votes
Pros: the size of the room, the friendly staff that help us Booking the transportation back to the airport, it's quiet, and close to stores and restaurants. Cons: You dont have the maid service, there is not safe in the rooms
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deb5268 wrote a review Sept 2019
Bordertown, Australia11 contributions15 helpful votes
This was the first time I had ever stayed at a backpackers resort. I had a private room. It was very spacious and had a living room, a large bathroom and a queen sized bedroom. It was very comfortable. The communal kitchen was spotless. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I am glad I gave it a chance and stayed there. I was also very fortunate to find affordable last minute accommodation during the school holidays. AND the location was perfect for using as a base and walking around Cairns.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Kayyy0422 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
A great place for backpackers, very accommodating to travel plans! Cheap price for a share dorm, with PRIVATE bathroom and toilet, and they clean our dorm every day. Staff only work on reception for certain hours but when they do they are extremely helpful and friendly. Their courtyard is great and the people staying there are really nice. It was pretty chill and relaxing overall. Also perfect location, close to everywhere in Cairns. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend it to all the travelers !
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Maria C, Manager at Hotel Lake Central
Responded 4 Sept 2019
Hi Thanks for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards
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Daviid G wrote a review Feb 2019
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We came her late in the evening. We bought some drinks at a petrol station on the way. when we arrived we realized that there were no Glasser or cups or any other items in the cupboards. We asked the next morning at the reception for cups and they wanted a $5 deposit for a cup. Ridiculous! Staff didn't even care at all. Also be aware that you have no fridge no cooking possibilitys (not even a kettle) in your room. The TV has the size of an oversized iPad, literally. The whole place looks like a s**t hole. not worth it don't come there. only lightly good thing is location. (building site right next to it terrible view but close to the esplanade.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Maria C, Manager at Hotel Lake Central
Responded 6 Mar 2019
Dear 295daviidg, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our central location within Cairns. I'm sorry that you wern't pleased with the amenities provided. We do ensure that our list of amenities for the rooms are kept up to date on the website you booked through so that guests know what is available in the room-type they are booking. There is a guest kitchen available for your use with a fridge and a kettle but I'm sorry that you expected these amenities in your room. We do offer self-contained apartments in our property next door with all of the amenities you say you would have liked in your room. We wish you safe travels and all the best. Kind regards
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CLW wrote a review Jan 2019
Coventry, England, United Kingdom36 contributions34 helpful votes
Koala is so close to the centre, everything is a 5 minute walk! It's lovely and quiet with clean rooms and I loved having a private bathroom in my dorm. The staff are really helpful and friendly and the housekeeping staff come in every day to clean the rooms. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and the tables outside are great for relaxing. Having a laundry on site is also great when you're travelling around. Thanks for a great stay - I'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Maria C, Manager at Hotel Lake Central
Responded 4 Feb 2019
Hi 825CLW, Thank you so much for your feedback and taking the time to review us. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our central location and having a private bathroom. We know that a laundry and kitchen can be essential when you are travelling and hope you enjoyed having the amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards
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Andrew H wrote a review Oct 2018
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Koala Beach is in a great location within walking distance from the many of Cairns’ amenities. The accomodation itself is simple but the water pressure was excellent. If you’re not used to not having your rooms serviced then this accomodation might not be for you. Would visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jessica S wrote a review Sept 2018
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions60 helpful votes
Contrary to the name this accommodation is much like a motel / hostel - mainly suited to backpackers or a one night stop over. There are communcal facilities such as a kitchen and laundry. The room was quite spacious and clean. They provided blankets, sheets, pillows and towels. It wasn't the most comfortable bed - but it was quite decent for the price paid. I would say that Koala is much more savoury than most hostels / motels in Cairns CBD. The good thing about Koala Beach Resort is the central location. The Cairns City Bus Center is at your doorstep, the esplanade is a 5 minute walk. There are plenty of restaurants, souvenir shops and more. The staff here are wonderful to interact with and were helpful in every way.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
AU$146 - AU$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
koala beach hotel cairns
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Koala Beach Resort
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lake Central
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lake Central?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Aquarium (0.2 km), Esplanade Boardwalk (0.4 km), and Cairns Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lake Central?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a golf course, an outdoor pool, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Lake Central?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Hotel Lake Central?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lake Central?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snoogies, Cruze Coffee, and Gelocchio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lake Central?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Lake Central located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Cairns.