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1 room, 2 adults

The Balinese, Cairns, Australia

2.5-star2.5 stars
215 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia

Adults-only hotel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade
  • Free continental breakfast and free parking
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Great pool
Great room
Breakfast is average

The Balinese, Cairns, Australia

from NZ$100
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite

What’s around The Balinese, Cairns, Australia


  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 12 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 19 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 20 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 22 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 23 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 3 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 10 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 21 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 16 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 18 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 20
  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1999
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

The Balinese, Cairns, Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Balinese Cairns North
  • The Balinese Hotel
  • Balinese Hotel Cairns North
  • The Balinese Cairns North
  • The Balinese Hotel Cairns North


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 100 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 10 per day (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Balinese, Cairns, Australia

  • Is parking offered at The Balinese?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Balinese?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Balinese?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Balinese?
    You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 48 reviews

Very good 8.0
value for money
Super friendly staff.
Rene, us15 night business trip
Very good 8.0
value for money
Very friendly staff. Great location. Very good value for money. Good Indonesian restaurant around the corner.
Rene, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great budget option.
The Balanise is a great budget option in Cairns which is convenient to a number of locations. 5 minute walk to the hospital, cock and full hotel for an awesome feed and a block back from the esplanade. A light self serve breakfast is included beaide the pooland parking is secure with a gate closed each evening. Rooms are very clean and good size. I've visit Cairns regularly and have stayed here 4 or 5 times now and would highly recommend it for a stopover or few days.
Mr Christopher, au2 night trip
Good 6.0
Average but ok Motel, not Hotel.
Advertised as a hotel but is a motel. Average but ok place. Photo of breakfast area was misleading. At time of booking breakfast area shown with timber decking and outlook onto trees was the only one visible on After checking the pool area was nice but the breakfast area was nothing like the photos. The room we received had 3 single beds with two pushed together to form a double. A very hard ridge in the middle was evident with no topper or so to mesh the mattresses together. No attempt at making illusion of a double. Rooms look out to car park of motel next door. Continental breakfast was quite basic. Bathroom was large, shower was small. We were in room 22. One bonus was the wifi working quite well. We booked The Balinese "Motel" to save a few $ to commit those to tours and experiences. Regardless of the price paid we felt the Balinese misrepresents itself on and warn others to read reviews regarding. If you want an average but ok motel that is well priced this is for you. If you were expecting a hotel and the breakfast area to look as depicted please look elsewhere however expect to pay a little more. Photo of breakfast area won't load in this review. Photo taken from website. This is misleading and should be removed as no area looks like this.
Owen, au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location short walk to the town & harbour. Everything you need for a Cairns trip. Room was comfortable, clean & the shower was one of the most powerful & brilliant I’ve ever stood under. & the fridge in room & light breakfast that was included was an added bonus.
Paul, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Comfortable, clean, quiet and good value
The Balinese was an excellent base from which to explore Far North Qld. The bed was comfortable, the room a generous size, well appointed, and kept spotlessly clean, the wifi working, the staff friendly and the parking free and convenient. There is no "view" from the rooms but the the location is quiet and the site is secured at night. We feel it provided good value for money and would be happy to return.
Christopher, au6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great value
This Lake St small motel would be ideal for many on a limited budget, it is close to the regional hospital and if you have a car not too far to central Cairns. The staff are welcoming and keep the rooms tidy and well serviced, with a simple breakfast room it ticks a lot of boxes. Would stay again.
richard, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Better than Bali.
The Balinese is a great place that I've stayed at several times now. Sally is always friendly and provides a great facility. Central location near the hospital and a15 minute walk to the city area. Rooms are spotles and a light breakfast which is included beside the pool is a bonus. The rooms are a little dark but apart from that 10 out of 10. Quality Samsung tv's with digital channels as well.
Mr Christopher, au4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Worth the money
Location is great considering the rent you pay for. The female owner of this motel is extremely kind. However the cleaniness of the room is a bit worrying. During one of the days I stay, they did not do the room cleaning service for me. And I did see a huge cockroach in the room. Breakfast is okay considering the amount you paid. Generally, a good experience.
au4 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Do not stay there.
Tv didn't work jug didn't work only one power point worked bathroom light only worked occasionally. Bed was very uncomfortable,room in need of a decent clean. Would probably get better service in a correctional facility. Manager rude and not interested when advised of rooms defects. Would not stay there again.
Ricardo, au1 night romance trip

The Balinese, Cairns, Australia

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