87 Lake Street, 4870 Cairns, Australia – Great location - show map
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The heritage-listed Hides Hotel Cairns was built in 1885 by George Hides and Duncan McColl (on an isolated patch of land on Lake Street reputedly swapped for a horse and gambled on the development of the town). Their instincts proved correct and a thriving commercial precinct evolved around Hides Hotel. In 1895, George Hides widow Elizabeth took over the lease and the hotel became a social hub for travellers and local elites, complete with pukkah fans, billiard tables and garden parties. After a night of recreation, guests would awake to freshly shined shoes and crisp tropical wines, cleaned at Japanese run laundries. In 1928 the three story building you see today was erected over the garden. Right through to the 1950’s Hides’ clientele included locals from the Tablelands visiting Cairns for shopping, business or socialising. The roads were so terrible and the trains so slow that overnight accommodation was essential. General MacArthur used to stay on the top corner suite, during his visits from his War Office in Brisbane in the 1940’s, which today is called "The MacArthur Suite".
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The staff speaks English
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- Outdoor Pool (all year)
Pets are not allowed.
No internet access available.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 10 per day.
Front Desk Services
- Baggage Storage
- Tour Desk
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Dry Cleaning
- Business Center
- Meeting/Banquet Facilities
- Airport Shuttle (surcharge)
- Vending Machine (snacks)
- Vending Machine (drinks)
- Designated Smoking Area
- Air Conditioning
- All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
- Airport Shuttle
- Non-smoking Rooms
Area Info – Great location - show map
- The Cairns Museum 0 miles
- Cairns Family Court 0.1 miles
- Cairns Regional Gallery 0.1 miles
- Rusty's Markets 0.1 miles
- Cairns City Library 0.2 miles
Most Popular Landmarks Nearby
- Cairns Rainforest Dome 0.3 miles
- Cairns Central Station 0.3 miles
- Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens 2.4 miles
- Skyway Rainforest Cableway 7.5 miles
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park 7.7 miles
Woolworths (0 miles)
Rustys (0 miles)
PJ Obriens (0 miles)
Moore Reef - Sunlover Reef Cruises (28 miles)
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
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Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card.
Please also note that parking spaces are subject to availability.
Please note that check-in and key collection take place at: 87 Lake Street, Cairns 4870.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform Hides Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Please note that the full amount of the reservation is due before arrival. Ocean Group Hotels & Resorts will send a confirmation with detailed payment information. After full payment is taken, the property's details, including the address and where to pick up the keys, will be sent to you by email.
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