The Lakes Resort Cairns

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4 outdoor pools, pool loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool loungers

Overview of The Lakes Resort Cairns

The Lakes Resort Cairns

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentenary Lakes Botanic Gardens9 min walk
  • Popular LocationMount Whitfield Conservation Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland2 min drive
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)4 min drive

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About this area


The Lakes Resort Cairns is located in Cairns North, a neighbourhood in Cairns, and is in the suburbs and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cairns Esplanade and Palm Cove Beach, while Rondo Theatre and Tanks Arts Centre are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Muddy's Playground and ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park - 13 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 2 min drive
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 3 min drive
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 6 min drive
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 4 min drive


  • Poemphun Thai - 7 min walk
  • Dunwoody's Tavern - 10 min walk
  • Wild Bean - 13 min walk
  • Ten One Twenty Cafe - 19 min walk
  • Ozmosis Cafe Kitchen - 19 min walk

About this property

The Lakes Resort Cairns

Family-friendly Cairns hotel in Cairns North with 4 outdoor swimming pools
Along with 4 outdoor pools, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, an outdoor tennis court and a children's pool. All 50 rooms feature kitchens with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Washers/dryers and in-room free WiFi are standard, as are LED TVs with digital channels. Weekly housekeeping is available.
The Lakes Resort Cairns offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 4-star hotel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: AUD 12-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Corner/local shop
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate living room
  • Washer/dryer


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers


  • 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)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Restaurants on site

  • Taste of Thai

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV/satellite channels
  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35.00 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.00 per night

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 12 and AUD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 35.00 per night

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Cairns Lakes
Cairns Lakes Resort
Cairns Resort
Lakes Resort Cairns Cairns North
Lakes Cairns Resort
Lakes Resort Cairns
Resort Cairns
Lakes Cairns Cairns North
The Lakes Resort Cairns Hotel
The Lakes Resort Cairns Cairns North
The Lakes Resort Cairns Hotel Cairns North

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 223 out of 550 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 231 out of 550 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 61 out of 550 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 550 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 550 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
This property was different to the the hotel or resort suggested by it's name. It is more like a large complex of apartments with mostly permanent residents. It is also located about 4km away from the centre of Cairns. So technically North Cairns. Which is rather inconvenient unless you hire a car or are happy to pay for a lot of ubers. We arrived and were not able to enter the foyer as no one was there until we called the out of hours emergency number and a helpful young man who assisted us and allowed us to store our bags. He also was particularly helpful upon our check out allowing us to store our luggage until our evening flight some 8 hours after check out. Other staff we spoke to on the intercom were particularly unhelpful. There never really seemed to be anyone at the main desk in the lobby. Using Covid as an excuse to not have staff checking people in or responding to guest enquires is ridiculous particularly in a state that is not enforcing mask wearing. We were told that they don't have staff on seven days a week. In which case provide that information before someone books. The hotel is dated. Our room had leaking taps, flickering lights etc. The sauna was out of order and one pool we visited is in desperate need of improvement there is even a petition by the residents for this. The best part was the restaurant the thai food was incredible. However I think the hotel needs to be realistic about their offering as we did not get what we paid for. Substandard.
Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Pool has no lights working for months, no security lights down the far end near gym which is a HUGE safety issue
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
A grand dame.. in desperate need of a make-over. I’ve stayed at the lakes a few times and always found it clean and tidy… but standards have dropped. Oily floors, spartan furnishings with chips, breaks and cracks. It’s serviceable but quite a poor showing.
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Minimalistic resort with very poor WiFi
The resort is located away from the busy city center, in a complex with many other apartment blocks. Our GF 2BR unit has direct access to the swimming pool. The unit has the basics we need for a few days stay. Getting into the carpark was a bit of a challenge, as it quite tight and the leak from the ceiling stained the rental car. Hope I won't get charged for it. We stayed in the unit during a rainy day, wished there is table tennis or pool table on-site. The unit, and the entire resort has very poor WiFi.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Big spaces and good size accomodation
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021