4.0 out of 5

"Nice place to stay beds are very hard but besides that great comfy room " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Cairns Southside International, you'll be 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 5.6 km (3.5 mi) from Cairns Esplanade. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 62 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves, and room service. Ceiling fans, hairdryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

The restaurant, Southside Bar and Grill, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. At the motel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's also RV/bus/truck parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Earlville motel include Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Night Markets.

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$79 per night

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Master Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Suite with Spa Bath

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cairns Southside International ratings based on 259 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cairns Southside International

Everyone (127) Business (2) Couples (71) Family (58)
5 out of 5
Location was perfect for what we needed to do.. I will recomend this place to people i know who is travelling to cairns.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2019 by Reservations

Thank you for your feedback, we hope we can welcome you again soon.

2 out of 5
Lovely staff, very old hotel. Carpets torn, cracked hand basins, very dirty pool with broken fence and no functioning filtration system.

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Dec. 2018 by Reservations

Thank you for your review, We have since had our maintenance team working very hard inside and out.

3 out of 5
It was pretty ok room but the Air Con in the room was loud and didnt keep room cool enough.

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Dec. 2018 by Front Office Team

HI, Thank you for your feedback, if you could contact me so i know the room number, I will be able to get my maintenance to have a look at the aircon. Thank you

5 out of 5
Lovely clean and spacious room. The bed would have to be one of the most comfortable bed i have had in accommodation for a very ling time! The meal at the restaurant was lovely, large and very well presented!

Posted by , from Australia on 23 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2018 by Reservations

Thank you for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back again soon :)

5 out of 5
Great value also has a bar and restaurant perfect after a 12 hour day. And did I say the price was great value.

Posted by , from Tablelands on 22 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2018 by Reservations

Thank you for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back again soon :)

4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice place to stay beds are very hard but besides that great comfy room

Posted by , from local on 30 Aug. 2018

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2 out of 5

Not what you expect

Pros: Nothing.
Cons: See above.
Location: N/a
The name of the hotel includes “International” suggesting “up market”.This was not the case. The carpet in the common areas was worn and ragged. The decor was forty years old and the whole building internally was “tired”. The stone bench top in the kitchenette in our room was broken in several places and cracks were holding dirt. The tea towel supplied was stained and dirty. No wash cloth or brush was provided. A nylon scourer was provided but that was sitting in the dust pan. The room had a queen bed which rolled to its centre. The air conditioner was stuck on 23 degrees. None of the settings could be changed on it. The table in the room had three chairs, one of which was broken. The hotel was overrated and the rooms were overpriced.

Posted by , from Australia on 28 Aug. 2018

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3 out of 5

not much else to pick from

Pros: comfortable bed , good shower , front counter staff were friendly and willing to rectify problems .
Cons: put a quality control team thru the hotel , for the owners sake and defiantly the patrons . this hotel has plenty of potential , it just needs action
Location: location by car is about 8 minutes to the esplanade . there is a reasonable amount of amenity's close by .
over priced , needed quite a few things fixed including security on room . broken bench tops , dirty kitchen area . old appliances that were partially faulty . room wasn't locked properly from the staff after replacing towels . cleaners need to do there job properly . etc...etc...

Posted by , from Shepparton . Vic . on 16 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Room service

Good was really exceptional quality and fast.. Thanks heaps

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2018

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About the Cairns Southside International

Location 450 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, QLD 4870

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Cairns Southside International. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Earlville motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1998
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (10.4 km / 6.5 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (4.6 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cairns Southside International offers 62 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Earlville motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on weekdays only.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekdays only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Southside Bar and Grill – This poolside restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 5.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 12.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 5.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cairns Southside International Motel
  • Southside International Motel
  • Cairns Southside International
  • Southside International

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.