Overview of Cairns Southside International

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3.9 / 5Good
397 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationBarlow Park8 min drive
Popular LocationCairns Performing Arts Centre11 min drive
Popular LocationCairns Central Shopping Centre12 min drive
AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Kitchenette Suite

    Kitchenette Suite

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Luxury Suite with Spa Bath

    Luxury Suite with Spa Bath

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Family Room

    Deluxe Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Twin Room

    Deluxe Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Double Room

    Deluxe Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Master Suite

    Deluxe Master Suite

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Cairns Southside International is located near the boardwalk and in an area with good shopping. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cazaly's Stadium or Barlow Park. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Barlow Park - 8 min drive
  • Cairns Aquarium - 11 min drive
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre - 11 min drive
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 12 min drive
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 4 min drive
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Southside Bar and Grill – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner daily, happy hour available. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Cairns Southside International

4-star motel with restaurant and outdoor pool
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a business centre, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 62 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find DVD players, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Cairns Southside International offers 62 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on weekdays only.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free nearby parking

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9 AM: AUD 12.50 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Housekeeping (weekdays only)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Computer station
Meeting rooms




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Bathroom (partially open)
Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


TV channels
DVD player
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 10.0 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 5.0 per night.

Payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 12.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 5.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.75 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. One child aged 12 years old or younger stays for free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Property is also known as

  • Cairns Southside International Motel
  • Southside International Motel
  • Cairns Southside International
  • Southside International

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very spacious, clean. Definitely recommend it to family/friends and we will definitely coming back. Thanks 😀

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I absolutely loved the customer service that I received from the receptionist that was working on the 25/11/19 and then the other receptionist that was working on the 26/11/19. I am sorry I do not know there names but they were both beautiful ladies who provided awesome and friendly customer service. There were a few minor things that could have been better which were the doors that connect to the room next to us, they were quite filthy. There was also a used and dirty looking face washer left in the drain of the shower and the air conditioner in our room is definitely on its way out, we had it on the coldest setting but it did not keep us cool at all, we had to sleep without blankets as we were very hot and bothered because our room was very stuffy. It was really uncomfortable. I would stay again because these things can be easily fixed

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Value for money, clean and modern enough for me. Central location. Close to shops etc.

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

Property is great for parking, good location, overall the motel is OK, but the beds are not confortable

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service

We booked in on Sunday afternoon and left on Tuesday morning. Needed to ask reception about cable channels (which were advertised on this booking site, but were not available). Being Sunday, the notice on the door said reception would be open from 4pm -9pm ...... waited, waited, no reception .....rang on the outside phone and an operator said hours were 5pm - 9pm.......waited again, but reception didn't open. We have stayed here before and been happy but will look elsewhere next time we're in Cairns.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019