4.2 out of 5

"Great quiet motel, close to some fantastic food and the girls in the office are only too willing to help if needed. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 28 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At The Balinese you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 6 rooms feature WiFi, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Fridges, hairdryers and phones are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers a garden, a computer station and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this Cairns North hotel include Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Esplanade Lagoon.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100 per night

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Balinese ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Balinese

Everyone (38) Couples (16) Family (4)
4 out of 5
just ok rooms, but good quality bedding. facilities are adequate.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely except the toilet leaked all night and the bed was rock hard

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel very close to Cairns Base Hospital. Once windows are closed you can't hear outside traffic or overhead planes.

Posted by , from Cooya Beach QLD on 15 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5
Clean, cheap and close to airport what more can you ask for

Posted by , from Cairns on 4 Nov. 2018

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1 out of 5
I arrived and the general condition of the hotel is old and a bit run down which is ok if upon arriving in the room a mouse hadn't run out of the closet when i went to put my bag away. At this point i decided that i really didnt want to stay here and went down to talk to reception who argued with me that i hadnt seen a mouse and refused to refund any of the four nights that i had prepaid for. So it cost me $585.00 for 10 minutes

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2018

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great quiet motel, close to some fantastic food and the girls in the office are only too willing to help if needed.

Posted by on 28 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice motel with good walk to town centre

Nice motel with good walk to town centre. Clean and friendly staff.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2018

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly The Balinese. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Cairns North hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1999
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (5.8 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Balinese offers 6 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and shared/communal kitchens. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 7 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 20 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 20 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


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

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 20
  • Caters to adults only


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

  • Deposit: AUD 100 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 in-room wireless Internet: AUD 10 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

  • Balinese Hotel Cairns North
  • Balinese Cairns North
  • Balinese

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.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 20 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.