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Hotel Description

At Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel you'll be 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Cairns Esplanade. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

All 29 rooms feature free WiFi, TVs and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Additionally, fridges, free bottled water and hairdryers are available.

The steakhouse, Graziers Steakhouse, serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Earlville motel, you'll be 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Cairns Night Markets and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Esplanade Lagoon.

Studio Queen & Single

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$90* Per night/room 23 Sep. - 24 Sep.

Studio Queen & Sofa

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Studio 3 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Studio Twin Queen

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel

Everyone (17) Couples (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Apr. 2019 by .

Thanks For the Review

3 out of 5
Motel is 20 minutes from city by council bus $1.40 pp one way for Senior. Dining room in adjacent Hotel were good and reasonable.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Qld. on 21 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Aug. 2018 by Tash

Hi Doug - Thank you for your feedback - We hope to see you again in the future.

1 out of 5
People staying there 2 rooms down partying all night. No sercuity there to stop it

Posted by on 17 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Aug. 2018 by .

Hi, Apologies for the other guests. I'm sorry your experience was not up to standard. We do have security in the hotel however this must have slipped through this time and it is unfortunate that some other people don't have the respect for other guests. If you ever have an issue like this again if you call the Manager on duty they can come and try to sort out the issue for you.Hopefully if you stay again in the future we can make your experience better.

3 out of 5

Affordable and clean

Arrived late due to flight. Service was excellent. Not a fancy place but very clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly

Posted by , from Townsville on 11 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan. 2018 by management & Staff

Thanks Sue - Glad you enjoyed your stay with us - hope to see you again in the future.

1 out of 5

Worst rooms ever

Door lock had been busted off so it just flopped around, carpets have big stains, tiles in bathroom doorway missing and broken, cupboard doors don’t shut, showers are dirty.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2017

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3 out of 5

Very functional.

Pros: Clean, functional, proximity to hotel dining and price
Cons: For the price no I'mprovements identified
Location: Bus required to travel to CBD but buses are regular and trip is 15 minutes. Hotel attached with gaming room. Cazaly's Club nearby, supermarket nearby.
Staff warned guests of potential break-in risk. No week-end breakfasts. This hotel served my purposes very well.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2017

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2 out of 5

No sleep

Funny musty smell in room like a heavy smoker had bern there before

Posted by , from Townsville on 3 Jul. 2017

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1 out of 5

The guys had mould growing on the wall

Very dissspointed I sent guys up for work as I went off reviews and photos absolutely disgusting never again cleanliness was atrocious.

Posted by on 13 May 2017

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2 out of 5

Reasonable position to town

Showers need a good upgrade. Wasn't happy about the cockroaches in the bathroom. Lightfitting between beds hanging of wall. Crumbling gibrock at end of vanity above tiles. Ranchslider jamb rusty. Overall the Rooms need a good makeover! !

Posted by , from NZ on 18 Oct. 2016

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About the Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel

Location 423 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, QLD 4870

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this motel measures 1076 square feet (100 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A terrace, an arcade/games room, and laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel was completed in September 2018. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Earlville motel.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 1076 sq ft of conference space
  • 100 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel offers 29 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. This Earlville motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Graziers Steakhouse – This steakhouse specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Saturday: 10 AM-2 AM
  • Sunday-Sunday: 10 AM-midnight

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 2 AM
  • Sunday - Sunday: 10 AM - midnight


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A cash deposit, credit card or debit 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hotel Names

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.