US$136 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 15 May 2015 Check-out 17 May 2015

Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

4 stars
View map of 2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
32 reviews
Nice resort area close to the

Nice resort area close to the airport. Multiple pools and facilities. Very clean place and... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Jul 2011
The resort overall was lovely

The resort overall was lovely and would be highly recomended, only difficulty was there were no... See full review

  • Christine
  • 26 May 2011
With elegantly furnished self-contained units nestled on 11 acres of tropical surroundings, Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa makes for a tranquil retreat for sophisticated travellers touring in Cairns. While in this side of Queensland, visitors can see the native species at Cairns Wildlife Dome, wander around Mount Whitfield Conservation Park or watch stage plays at Rondo Theatre. Tourists should not miss a ride aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
General

Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa features four swimming pools, Reds Day Spa, sauna, children's playground, games centre, fitness centre and tennis courts. For added convenience, this chic resort also provides grocery store, business services, meeting facilities and Internet kiosk.



Free parking is available on site.
Location

Lakes Cairns Resort is situated on Greenslopes Street in Cairns, Queensland, three kilometres from Cairns International Airport. Holidaymakers can tee off at Cairns Golf Centre or have a relaxing walk around Flecker Botanic Gardens.



  • Free parking is available on site.
  • 3 km to the Airport (Cairns)
  • 3 km to the City Centre
Restaurant

Guests at Lakes Resort & Spa can prepare meals in the apartments or savour Italian-themed cuisines at in-house Tuscan Table. Diners can also enjoy cookouts at the barbecue area on site.
Rooms

Each of the self-catering apartments is furnished with modern fittings and equipped with cable TV, telephone, air conditioning, living area, laundry facilities, veranda and fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and microwave oven.

Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The) Rooms

One Bedroom Apartment
Available with Queen or King Split Bedding. Features fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, air conditioning and ceiling fans, cable TV, pay per view movies, room safe, hair dryer, direct dial telephones. Sleeps 2, + rollaway bed at an extra charge (max 3).
Two Bedroom Apartment
Available with Queen + King Split Bedding or King Split x 2. Features fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, air conditioning and ceiling fans, cable TV, pay per view movies, room safe, hair dryer, direct dial telephones and the magic of a Lanai Veranda for dining or relaxing. Sleeps 4, + rollaway bed at an extra charge (max 5).
Two bedroom deluxe Apartment
Available with Queen + King Split Bedding or King Split x 2. Features fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, air conditioning and ceiling fans, cable TV, pay per view movies, room safe, hair dryer, direct dial telephones, 2 Bathrooms and pool view on request (subject to availability) and the magic of a Lanai Veranda for dining or relaxing. Sleeps 4, + rollaway bed at an extra charge (max 5).

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Game room
Tennis
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Map

-16.9048 145.7551
Area served
Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic / International Airport.
Area description

Lakes Cairns Resort is situated on Greenslopes Street in Cairns, Queensland, three kilometres from Cairns International Airport. Holidaymakers can tee off at Cairns Golf Centre or have a relaxing walk around Flecker Botanic Gardens.



  • Free parking is available on site.
  • 3 km to the Airport (Cairns)
  • 3 km to the City Centre

Nearby points of interest

  • Cominos House: 0.3 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 0.6 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 1.8 km
  • Civic Theatre: 2.4 km
  • Canopy Arts: 2.7 km
  • The Esplanade: 2.7 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 2.7 km
  • Parramatta Park: 2.8 km
  • Shields Street: 2.9 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 2.9 km
  • Regional Gallery: 2.9 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 3.2 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 3.2 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 3.2 km
  • Reef Casino: 3.3 km
  • Cominos House: 0.3 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 0.6 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 1.8 km
  • Civic Theatre: 2.4 km
  • Canopy Arts: 2.7 km
  • The Esplanade: 2.7 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 2.7 km
  • Parramatta Park: 2.8 km
  • Shields Street: 2.9 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 2.9 km
  • Regional Gallery: 2.9 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 3.2 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 3.2 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 3.2 km
  • Reef Casino: 3.3 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 3.4 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 3.5 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 3.5 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 3.6 km
  • Machans Beach: 6 km
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 6.7 km
  • Trinity Inlet: 6.9 km
  • Undersea World: 7 km
  • Holloways Beach: 7.6 km
  • Tjapukai: 8.8 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 9 km
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 11.4 km
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 12 km
  • Kewarra Beach: 15.1 km
  • Clifton Beach: 17.9 km
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 18.7 km
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 19.1 km
  • Ellis Beach: 22.1 km
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 30.5 km
  • Paronella Park: 86.2 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.7
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chester
Business
N/A
4 Feb 2015

Internet Was Horrible

The Lakes Resort was very clean, and the staff extremely pleasant. The distance to downtown was a bit further that we had anticipated, but very conveniently located to the airport. The restaurant, which we ate only breakfast, in was fine. The convenience store was a nice bonus. The biggest disappointment was the internet. One of the MAIN reasons we booked this place was because in claimed that there was free Wi-Fi. Which there was......ONLY in the registration area (not available in the rooms), and the connection was terrible. If there was only 1 person using it, you could possibly connect to check your e-mail, but if there were 2 or more people trying to access the internet at the same time.........the connection was almost non-existent. I had anticipated using the wi-fi to send work home to US....(I'm a photographer who needed to send files)......but that obviously was not even remotely possible with the given internet. Had I even had the option to PAY for fast Wi-Fi, I would have.....gladly. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay at The Lakes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Christina Doxford
Business
Townsville
16 Oct 2014

Poor staff response

We had faulty air conditioning. The technician came promptly but couldn't fix it. He said he'd notify the office about some form of discount. The office apparently was not informed and when I checked out I was told the manager would contact me. After several days, I emailed her as no contact had been made. She has not responded to my email. We had uncomfortable nights and have had no recompense. This is a lovely family friendly place, spoiled by poor management.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MaGee
Business
Perth West Australia
13 Aug 2012

Relaxation at its best

This was our fourth stay at the lakes in the last five years. It is a beautiful place. Swimming pools superb and everywhere beautifully manicured. Spotless. The down side this time was the fact that one of the restaurants was closed. Economics and the lime bar which was so lovely is not open at the moment. It will be reopening according to the staff. The world financial crisis has taken its toll on Cairns but it is bouncing back. THere are more permanent residents living in at the resort now compared to last time we were there. IT is a quiet romantic location, or it can be a great family place to stay. You don't get much noise exhange between the apartments. The down side is although there is a shuttle into cairns and various locations I think you really need a car. It is cheaper to see all the sights anyway. Ladies do use the beauty spa. The massages and facials are great. A good upmarket hairdresser also on site. Beautiful. Staff friendly. Some units need updating with digital TVS!! Overall I would return again. Lovely

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Cock and Bull tavern just behind Cairns base hospital is great food. Reasonable price and try the Death by chocolate dessert. To die for but you need at least two people if not four to finish it. Enormous!!!

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
English Boss
Business
Blue Mountains, Sydney
14 Jul 2012

Birthday Treat

We all liked the fact that the hotel was on the edge of town rather than right in the city, it gave us a reason to walk, catch the bus and generally see a bit of the town. The rooms were nicely made up and kitchens well equipped, which I am always grateful for. The pools were lovely and well maintained but the 'gym' was a disgrace and not worthy of the name.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Cajun Kitchen - what a great vibe

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Birthday Party
Business
Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
6 Dec 2011

Celebration long weekend

The aircon in the room stunk the whole 4 nights we stayed. The dust on the plastic plants was thick and the mat was perishing. This room hadn't been used in a while and wasn't checked before we moved in. Very disappointing. The beds were hard the pillows old and sloppy. The sitting furniture was not comfortable to sit too long on. You have to pay to use the room safe.The view over the pool was nice. The pools were great, lots to choose from. But beware noise travels and they don't close until 10pm.The bar was only open for happy hour. The bistro was closed. Bus service to shops available.Markets at the Botanic Gardens worth a visit and they are around the corner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Tuscan Table for the best Italian food from real Italians. Great service and prices.

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
24 Jul 2011

Nice resort area close to the

Nice resort area close to the airport. Multiple pools and facilities. Very clean place and comfortable beds. Staff friendly too. I would stay here again when in Cairns.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christine
Business
Not Provided
26 May 2011

The resort overall was lovely

The resort overall was lovely and would be highly recomended, only difficulty was there were no elevators or assistance for elderly or unfit people in which to carry up and down their luggage, also with carry food shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zita
Business
Not Provided
27 Apr 2011

Perfect for families. Nice big

Perfect for families. Nice big roomy apartments, & full kitchen. Have stayed many times & will continue to do so in the future. Note for parents no DVD facilities & the in room TV service is average. SO BYO movies on ipod. Noticed that the rooms were starting to look 'tired' but thats only because I have been going there over the last 7 years! They have now got a 24 hr kiosk with basics like milk etc, which was great. Highly recommend to families travelling

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
8 Jan 2011

We had a great week-long stay

We had a great week-long stay at The Lakes in Cairns. Our 2-bed apartment was at the far end of the resort and was quiet, very spacious and immaculately clean. It was near the children's playground and pool with soft white sand which my two young children loved. It is not in the centre of Cairns but we had a car so this was not a problem. Some small drawbacks - the hotel had no record of me ordering a portacot with my booking. Takeaway alcohol bought at reception is quite expensive (although convenient).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
4 Jan 2011

Really liked our stay here. It

Really liked our stay here. It was very close to the airport and not far from the pier and a drive north (about an hour and a half) to the Gorge. Disappointed that there was no jacuzzi anywhere even though there are 3 pools

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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