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"It is indeed a lovely resort to stay. We spent 4 nights in an one bedroom apartment, which is well equipped. The resort itself is a beautiful small to ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 11 Apr 2009

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star apartment near Cairns Central Shopping Centre

Near the airport

You'll find Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre within 3 miles (5 km) of this Cairns North apartment. Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon are also within 3 miles (5 km).

4 outdoor pools

This smoke-free apartment features 4 outdoor pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a restaurant. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the picnic area. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Kitchens, LED TVs

The 50 apartments feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. LED TVs come with digital channels, and other amenities include washers/dryers and balconies. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Lakes Resort Cairns ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lakes Resort Cairns

4 out of 5

A great experience. Recommended

It is indeed a lovely resort to stay. We spent 4 nights in an one bedroom apartment, which is well equipped. The resort itself is a beautiful small town with all necessary facilities. You never have to walk too far to get a pool. Resort staffs are nice and helpful too. Planes are not a problem for us (we did read some complaints from other resident before we went there though) The only setback is that there is no internet connection in the room,,, but nothing can be that perfect after all.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009

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4 out of 5

excellent time

i had a excellent time at this hotel. The hotel is lovely the pools are great. Althought the hotel is some distance from the city centre about 20 min walk they have a shuttle bus service. They however have a number of good resturants in the hotel complex. The beatuy of this place is that it is not near the hussle and bussle of the city centre of carins and a taxi ride only costs about $10. A must see is the botanical gardens situated next door to the hotel

Posted by on Jan 2, 2008

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1 out of 5

Not worth staying at, nor recommending... HORRIBLE !!!

My husband and I travelled to Cairns for 3 days, 2 nights. When we got there, we were shocked at the very close proximity to the Cairns International Airport. All evening, all night - we heard planes taking off. I am an extrememly heavy sleeper, but still got awakened at around 5am due to planes. The cycle repeated itself at night with midnight flights.\n\nAlso, we were given a room above the Restaurant/Bar area. We thought that since there is a curfew on the bar, that patrons- or at least management- would respect the rules. However, by midnight, there were still some very loud revellers shouting. When I called the Front Office to complain, they sounded puzzled as to why I was calling.\n\nOn our second night, this pattern repeated itself. But then, it got worse when the people in the suite above us made so much noise by bouncing balls and playing games on the hotel floor until 1 a.m. Both my husband & I called the Front Office 4x to complain. Each time, they said they would send Security to "check it out." But the noise didn't subside until after 1a.m.\n\nUpon checkout, I complained to the Manager about our disturbances and she seemed non-apologetic. In fact, she even admitted that they regularly get alot of complaints from guests staying in that part of the hotel because of its proximity to the Bar/Canteen area. \n\nAside from the very noisy issues, the hotel compound itself is pretty. But as other posters have written, it's quite far from the city center. There is basically nothing worthwhile within walking distance. If you don't have a car, you're at the mercy of their shuttle which stops running at 6p.m\n\nOverall, my husband and I were EXTREMELY disappointed with the Lake Cairns. We will never go back.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2007

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5 out of 5

Apartment living!

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Cairns. This is definitely the place to go in Australia. The Lakes offered wonderful apartment-style living. Marble countertops, spacious living room, washer/dryer, tubs w/jets, balcony and on site pools/restaurants. We were very comfortable. The maid service came in daily to offer more laundry detergent or put away dishes. We really needed the washer/dryer with the snorkeling and outdoor activities that were available. In all, it was a wonderful stay I would recommend highly to anyone. Location is a taxi ride to the night market.

Posted by on May 2, 2006

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Property Features

The Lakes Resort Cairns offers its guests 4 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the family-friendly The Lakes Resort Cairns. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Cairns North apartment is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 18 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Separate living room1
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Playground on site
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Train station: Cairns Station (3.5 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Lakes Resort Cairns offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 4-star apartment have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. LED televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered weekly and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony
  • Living room
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Taste of Thai - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

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

  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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 Cairns Cairns North
  • The Lakes Resort Cairns Apartment
  • The Lakes Resort Cairns Cairns North
  • The Lakes Resort Cairns Apartment Cairns North
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.