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Cairns Southside International

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Cairns Southside International

Cairns Southside International

4 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDFO Cairns20 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Golf Club5 min drive
  • Popular LocationCairns Central Shopping Centre8 min drive
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)15 min drive

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About this area


Cairns Southside International is located near the boardwalk and in an area with good shopping. Sugarworld Waterpark is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina are worth checking out. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cazaly's Stadium or Barlow Park. Guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • DFO Cairns - 20 min walk
  • Cairns Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 8 min drive
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 9 min drive
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 4 min drive
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 15 min drive


  • Southside Bar and Grill — 1 min walk
  • Thai Coins - 8 min walk
  • Northerner Steakhouse - 15 min walk
  • Pearl Garden Chinese Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • In2thai - 3 min drive

About this property

Cairns Southside International

4-star Cairns motel in Earlville with free parking
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 snack bar/deli, a business centre and dry cleaning. All 62 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find DVD players, room service and coffee 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.

This Cairns motel provides 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site

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

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 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
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

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.

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)
  • 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 may be 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 guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Cairns Southside International
Cairns Southside International Inn
Southside International
Southside International Inn
Cairns Southside International Motel
Southside International Motel
Cairns Southside Earlville
Cairns Southside International Motel
Cairns Southside International Earlville
Cairns Southside International Motel Earlville

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 111 out of 398 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 160 out of 398 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 86 out of 398 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 28 out of 398 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 398 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Very old,hard towels. No hand towel only 2 bath towels. Curtains falling off. Just generally not up to scratch.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

I didn’t like the reduced reception hours and the fact they expected to give out credit card information at the reception of the hotel over the phone. I had to specifically request my bond money be returned five days after I stayed at this hotel. Staff were polite the rooms were less clean then last visit. I will not be booking a room in this hotel again.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Had pubic hair in the bath tub, towels are so old and tired, bed hard and springy and blanket threadbare, was on bottom floor nd had people walking outside through the back all hours on the night, smell of cigarette smoke in foyer, our room was not serviced in the 5 days we were there location is great is the only positive. Moved to another motel for the next 12 days.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely disgusted in this place. Would never recommend to anyone ever! We got there and we weren’t happy as it was not what was shown on the website. we had booked 2 nights and the lady was so rude to us and wouldn’t let us speak to manager about the issues and get a refund. A quick sum up would be that the aircon was leaking all over the carpet, the fan was rattling flat out and couldn’t turn off, the smoke alarm was pulled off the roof and sitting on the bench, the hallways and the room stunk of all different weird smells and the pool was filthy. We were told the manager was not available both times we rang to complain and the lady didn’t care one bit. So I told her we were leaving and all she said was “leave the room keys in the room then”. I have never been so disgusted in a place in my life. They should be shut down! We booked 2 rooms for 2 nights and didn’t even stay half an hour! My father has just had a knee replacement and couldn’t even get up the stairs as we weren’t informed there was no lift! They expect everyone to lug all their luggage up stairs... I will be taking this further as I still haven’t been contacted by the manager for a refund! I’ll be sure to make sure no one I know ever stays here!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good value Accommodation
We live 100km out od town. Decided to do an overnighter to take care of some business and catch up with the kids. Southside International fits the bill as it is good value for money and close to shopping/ amenities.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020