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“Great,if all you want to do is stay on the resort and not be a part of town.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Lakes Cairns Resort
Ranked #36 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
Mount Isa, Australia
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great,if all you want to do is stay on the resort and not be a part of town.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Rooms are beautiful, come with everything and very modern and lovely and comfy, the beds are hard though but nice that you get a king size ! There are lovely various pools that you can walk to within the resort, very luxurious.
Perfect for wanting peace and serenity and nobody else around but for us, we love to sight see and feel the culture/lifestyle of where we are visiting and this is not it.. its fairly far if you have no hire car (we did thankgod) and spent most our time from early morning til late eve on long drives out, felt like it was a bit of a waste of money for us only because we weren't there much. If you like to be a part of the town/city you're visiting, this isn't the place for you, but its heavenly if you want to just block out the world and unwind as it is really a beautifully designed place.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Firstly I have to say the apartments were very good. However we arrived late in the evening and inspite of feeling very tired had to drag our suitcases around the site with a map, until we found our apartment block. Please note that there are no lifts to the first floors so you have transport your lugage up flights of stairs. We had been hoping to use the shuttle bus but it had been "off" for a month and they had no idea when it would return! For our trips into Cairns then this left us with the option of taking a taxi each time for the round trip or catching the local bus. The bus stop is about 20 mins away but that can seem quite a long time in the baking heat. The shop in reception is very poorly stocked.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marie L
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sydney
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Stay here last week in a two bedroom appartment with my husband and 3 boys
aged 15, 7 and 10mths old - Got a realy good deal through Hotels.com $150pn

Beautiful grounds and pools
Pools - Went in three of their pools, the one nearest to our building was quite large and nice
Our favorite was the one near the bridge that had a rock waterfall they both had sandy beach areas. The other was ok more of a roman style pool and had a lap pool next to it

Comfortable beds, not so comfy lounge
T.V is old and small. Wish there was T.V's in the bedrooms

Staff not very helpful (had no key for the balcony door and no one came to fix it after asking twice) There was also a broken towel rack, that was fixed after two days. we also reported there was a airconditioner remote missing so we were not held liable

The appartment was pretty big and clean had everything we needed

We stayed in the Summerset Building. It was right next to a resturant that is no longer opened, which is a shame as it looked really nice.
We did have breakfast at 10am from the cafe at the front of the resort and the food was quite nice, we missed out on the buffet.

Would stay here again if we got the same rate


The following is an overall review on what we did in Cairns for 5 days with kids

The weather was good 2 1/2 days out of 5, So not to bad. Even when it rained it was still hot

We had car hire so it was easy to get around and central for us
visited. Didnt need a GPS could find our way around with maps and signs

Hartleys Crocodile Farm - Not to expensive. Really cool, Nice place to visit with little kids spent about 4hrs there.
Loved the free boat ride through the swamp watching the croc's jump out of the water for a snack. Got a family photo holding a croc for about $15

The Rainforest Skyway - Expensive about $220 for our family, but am glad i got the chance to experiance it, its the main reason i wanted to visit Cairns to see the Daintree (better place to visit the Daintree is at the mossman gorge just outside of Port Douglas and its FREE)
The rain did not effect us much in the forest as we were sheltered by the trees.
The walk ways through the forest are not very long but are pram friendly and they have free umbrellas to borrow. There was nothing really to see at kuranda when it rains, so came right back on the Skyrail. The Kuranda train was not working due to the heavy rain

Port Douglas - Much nicer than Cairns. Nice shops and restaurants, went to a seafood restaurant called Fins really nice food and atmosphere.
Also ate at the Ironbar and they have Cane Toad Racing at 8pm everynight that was fun, Kids loved it

Mosman Gorge - Way better to visit the Daintree. One road in there through a national forest across lots of water ways over the road. Theres a massive river rapid to one side. Parking lot at the end of the road and a nice easy stroll, again pram freindly through the Rainforest to a few lookouts and others of the beaten track through the forest. Very pretty !!!

The Cairns Lagoon - went here when it was raining and the water was still warm, not crowed at all. The kids loved it and didnt want to leave

Cairns - It was like a ghost town at times and Not as pretty as i thought it would be. We were told by a few shop owners to be carefull at night time as the indigenous people sometimes can become violent. But we did not see or have any problems with that. There was lots of police patroling the area all the time
We ate ate at Cactus Jacks one night its mexican style food, they have the best chocolate nachos you must try !!! We also ate at Chillie it was indian\Thai\seafood it was ok.
The Night markets are nothing special

Overall enjoyed our stay in Tropical North Queensland

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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adelaide,australia
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54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Rooms where resonable. Comfortable beds resonable size . pay per day for a safe. Sort like a block of flats .So anyone coming home you will hear them coming back as the doors close. 2 pools . one a bit in the sun with a bbq and a kiddy pool and spa. second pool shaded 2 bbqs ( always full ) and a sauna . getting the key is is a pain. Overall be cheaper closer to town and use the town pool

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank andyjjj49
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

If stayed at this property twice now. Once in a 1 bedroom and once in a two bedroom apartment (both times in the same building).
Have no complaints with this hotel. Would stay here again and i recommend it for those not wanting to be in the centee of cairns.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank RBF84
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Additional Information about The Lakes Cairns Resort

Property: The Lakes Cairns Resort
Address: 2 Greenslopes St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,513 - ₹ 12,279
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lakes Cairns Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 220
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