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201 Lake Street

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#9 of 30 apartments in Cairns
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201 Lake Street is the perfect base to discover Cairns & Tropical North Queensland. Located just off The Esplanade and a casual stroll into Central Cairns. 201 Lake Street offers a mix of hotel rooms and fully self contained one and two bedroom apartments. The hotel rooms are perfect for corporate travellers and the apartments are ideal for holiday makers needing Cairns accommodation for a longer stay. When you're not exploring the surrounding tropical paradise, take advantage of the 20 metre resort pool with lap section and BBQ entertainment area. Free secure parking and free wireless internet access is available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English
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Janine wrote a review Jan 2024
6 contributions5 helpful votes
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Great place to stay. I had a large suite room with lovely bathroom with bath tub. Did find the mattress to be a bit firm for my liking. The location is a good 17 min walk to waterfront and can be a bit much if walking during hot months. Pool was lovely but could have done with a bit more greenery and sun umbrellas around the pool area. Overall parts looked a bit tired, but generally a tidy clean place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Can be a bit of a walk to the waterfront area if walking during the hotter months.
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Responded 9 Jan 2024
Hi, Thank you for your review, we're happy to hear you have enjoyed your time here. We have noted your feedback with our team. Kind regards, 201 Lake Street
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Kevin Conroy wrote a review Jan 2024
Warragul, Australia156 contributions51 helpful votes
A very well set up apartment, with a large, clean and comfortable room, which made our week here most enjoyable. The pool is large and a great asset on a hot day. Check in was quick and the staff always friendly & helpful. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Cairns.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Jan 2024
Hi Kevin, Thank you for your great review! We're happy to hear you loved our apartments and location. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, 201 Lake Street
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Helen C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Friendly staff, nice apartments, central location. Clean. Fair bit of traffic noise and old noisy ducted air con but other than that pretty good. I would consider staying there again. Secure off street parking.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 8 Oct 2023
Hi Helen, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and our staff, apartment and location met your expectations. We hope you have the chance to visit again soon, 201 Lake Street
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Esteban N wrote a review Sept 2023
10 contributions2 helpful votes
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Stay away!!! Overall, it’s the two worst things for any accommodation: 1) an old and terrible mattress where you wake up with a sore back, and 2) a dirty environment where you can find cockroaches and ants, and loud noises! We stayed in apartment 4 for three nights. Never again. The bed is extremely uncomfortable and I woke up with a sore back for the first time in my life. We didn’t notice this at first, but the queen bed is actually two twin beds joined together. One of the two mattresses is indented and sinks in as soon as you law down, so it’s very hard and uncomfortable. The pillows are also old and flattened out, with a huge indentation. There’s screaming kids in the pool, when we’re trying to go to bed. I had to step outside and ask the parents to please keep it down and i understand the pool closes at 10, but the room is not soundproof and we can hear everything in the hallway, including the activity in the pool, the recycling bins being used, and suitcases rolling on the floor. Also, the internet is terribly slow and I’m not even able to post a picture or have a proper call with my family. But all that is very small compared to what happened this morning. When we woke up to catch our tour, we were brushing our teeth in the bathroom and we saw a *big cockroach* on the bathroom floor. It was so horrible and absolutely not what we expected for a $500 stay. We’re now having to look at every single part of the floor where we step, where we put our bags, our toiletries, our food, our pillows, our faces, everywhere. It’s so so unpleasant. When I brought it up to Suzi, she apologized but said it’s common to see them in the tropics. While that might be true, I lived in the tropics for 16 years and not once did I see a cockroach inside. They live outside and only come inside when there’s filth and opportunity. A consistent fumigation schedule with synthetic chemicals or with organic deterrents would prevent them from coming into the apartments. And even simpler, how about getting a plastic strip for beneath the front door? It would deter pests and also control the noise. Now, inside the shower there’s black mold everywhere: black mold on the walls, mold on the floor, mold on the caulking, mold near the shower drain, and mold on the grout. Mold doesn’t just appear overnight. It takes weeks or even months to create an environment. So it shows that the shower hasn’t been properly cleaned in who knows how much time. A simple scrub with Zep or lemon with sodium bicarbonate would get rid of this and prevent it through regular cleaning. The hair dryer was full of yuck, grime, and dirty. We decided not to use it, not only because of the filth, but also because it stunk whenever you turned it on. On our second morning, we found lots ants crawling on the kitchen table, the kitchen counters, and the coffee table in front of the couch. The lobby also had a very bizarre smell, at first I thought it was vinegar and that they used organic products for cleaning, but after seeing the chemicals in the office and under the sink for the big killers, the unpleasant lobby smell must be from something else. The cutlery was also filthy and the cutlery covered covered with filth and rust. At first glance, the place looked nice. When we first walked in, Suzi was very nice, friendly, and polite. The apartment had every single light ON so it looked nice, bright, and clean. We had a little basket with toiletries which was nice. However, as mentioned above, this is far from what we expected for our three night stay. Never again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Sept 2023
Hi Esteban, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. We are disappointed to read that your stay did not meet your expectations. The bedding in this apartment is a king sized European zip bed, we are disappointed to read that you did not find it comfortable. We are currently working with the owner to update this apartment as required. If you would like to discuss this further, please reach out directly.
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zigzagMandurah wrote a review July 2023
Mandurah and Peel Region, Australia232 contributions103 helpful votes
This was our second visit. Can’t wait till next year. Our room was lovely, the facilities in it were spot on and the king size bed bed was super comfortable. The bathroom is huge with a shower and separate bath, if that’s your thing. The pool is huge and very well maintained. Free parking and the location was perfect. Suzi and her staff are very friendly and accommodating. This is a quiet and pleasant family style hotel. Thanks again Ted & Corinne
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 July 2023
Hi Ted & Corinne, Thank you for your great review! We're so glad to hear you love staying with us and enjoy our atmosphere. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, 201 Lake Street
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Rob R wrote a review Feb 2023
Frankston, Australia39 contributions7 helpful votes
I arrive to find the owner meeting me at the door with a welcoming smile. After a little bit a saw to my horror that I was in a "twin" code for single bed. He then explained he called the travel agent three times to find out if this was a mistake. With no response he just went a single male traveller would want a king bed and promptly changed the booking prior to my arrival. Service like that will mean this is my hotel of choice when working in Cairns
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 8 Feb 2023
Hi Rob, Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review for 201 Lake Street. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the service was to a high standard. We look forward to seeing you again soon 201 Lake Street
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burkey23 wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions36 helpful votes
Nice little apartment complex set A couple of blocks back from the start of the esplanade. If you don’t mind walking to the esplanade and restaurants and are looking for something that suits a family and budget, then this is the place. About 15-20 minutes from the strip of restaurants and pubs, add on another 5-10 for the marina where all the tours depart from. Service was great and very friendly. We had a 2 BR interconnecting apartment, which suited our family of 4 really well. The kids utilised the pool most days, although the design of it, with only one lap lane of any depth made it difficult for them to play in. On arrival the apartment had been cleaned, but we still found an old pair of bathers and empty beer can inside…we saw the amusement in this, but probably stops me giving it a 5 rating. Location is on a roundabout, which was okay most of the time, but can get a little busy some mornings at peak hour. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to other families too.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 11 Oct 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's so pleasing that you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologies for the bathers and beer can found within your apartment on arrival. We will ensure cleaners are more vigilant. Thank you, we hope to accommodate you again. Kind Regards, 201 Lake Street
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Julesmcm wrote a review Sept 2022
North Parramatta, Australia120 contributions34 helpful votes
Just spent a week staying at 201 Lake St. We were 2 couples (4 adults) and stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment on the 4th level. The check-in process was straightforward and the staff were lovely/helpful/polite. The 2-bedroom apartment was basically a dual key apartment, which was essentially a full 1-bedroom apartment (with laundry/full kitchen), and an inter-connecting hotel-style room with a mini bar fridge/kitchenette. This actually suited us perfectly, as it allowed us some separation, but we were able to wedge the interconnecting door open so that we could move freely throughout. I wouldn't say it was immaculately clean, but I've definitely seen worse. The apartment had everything we needed. Shower pressure was adequate, beds were comfortable. I will note the bed was 2 mattresses pushed together, which we were initially unimpressed with, but to be honest we couldn't even notice when we went to bed, and found the mattress to be really comfortable. We absolutely loved the big balcony with the sliding louvres. It was lovely being able to sit out there and have breakfast of a morning. The unit was air conditioned, however the main section/first bedroom was ducted, and the adjoining apartment was a split system. The split system was EXTREMELY loud, even on the lowest setting, so we couldn't use it at night. We also found the location to be quite noisy (the apartment is above a busy intersection/roundabout) so we also couldn't leave the glass door open at night to allow airflow. Luckily there was a ceiling fan. The location is good, but it is about a 20 minute walk to the terminal were all the day trips/boats depart from. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 20 Sept 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's so pleasing that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback & will be taken into consideration. We hope to accommodate you again in the near future. Thank you. Kind Regards, 201 Lake Street
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henritan wrote a review Sept 2022
Woollahra, Australia125 contributions29 helpful votes
Friendly and well-located self-contained apartments/hotel rooms a short walk to the Esplanade and close to cafes/restaurants. I received a very warm welcome despite arriving after-hours, and my hotel room was large, comfortable, clean and quiet, with a balcony. The lap pool and pool area is a wonderful sun trap in the morning, and if you don't have your own pool towel you can rent one for $2 from reception. This family-run hotel is a real find away from the tourist strip, and I'd highly recommend it if you're after a no-fuss, comfortable and quiet stay in Cairns.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are surprisingly quiet. Bring your own pool towel!
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Responded 20 Sept 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's so pleasing that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's so pleasing that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to accommodating you again in the near future. Thank you. Kind Regards, 201 Lake Street
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Carley V wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights whilst visiting cairns and the islands. Staff were polite and check in and out was very simple. Room had everything we needed with bathroom being very spacious. Loved the comfy bed and our balcony felt very private. The pool area was small but really relaxing and clean. Could not fault any of our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Free, no hassle parking. A short walk to restaurants and walking trails.
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Responded 5 Sept 2022
Hi Carley, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's so pleasing that you enjoyed your apartment room, facilities & found our staff polite. We look forward to accommodating you again in the near future. Thank you. Kind Regards, 201 Lake Street
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AU$230 - AU$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about 201 Lake Street
Which popular attractions are close to 201 Lake Street?
Nearby attractions include Muddy's Playground (0.4 km), St Monica's Cathedral (0.4 km), and Munro Martin Parklands (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 201 Lake Street?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at 201 Lake Street?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 201 Lake Street?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at 201 Lake Street?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 201 Lake Street?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bagus Cafe, Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant, and Muddy's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 201 Lake Street?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does 201 Lake Street have airport transportation?
Yes, 201 Lake Street offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is 201 Lake Street located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at 201 Lake Street?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.