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Hides Hotel: Discovering Cairns’ treasures: a stay at Hides Hotel

In the heart of tropical North Queensland, where the vibrant essence of Cairns meets heritage, Hides Hotel, a distinctive cornerstone of this vibrant tropical town for over 135 years, has stood as an embodiment of the region. 

This accommodation, nestled on bustling Shields Street, masterfully marries the historical charm of its heritage-listed structure with the modern comforts essential to today's discerning travellers. It calls travellers into a world where history and contemporary accommodation seamlessly intertwine. 

The hotel’s location is a key element of its charm. Situated amidst the lively energy of Shields Street, Hides Hotel effortlessly captures the essence of Cairns' city centre with a range of premium and heritage rooms since 1885. Thoughtfully designed and well-equipped, our rooms serve as a haven for short-term and long-term accommodation for education employees relocating to the area. Each room showcases modern conveniences, designed to enhance your stay, whether it’s for a night or for a month. 

Venturing out from Hides Hotel onto Shields Street, guests find themselves within steps of all the necessities like grocery stores, chemists, banks, bus stops, and medical centres. Within a mere 500 meters, three iconic attractions await, each adding a layer of richness to the Cairns experience. 

  1. The Cairns Esplanade & Lagoon, a picturesque waterfront promenade, invites leisurely strolls and peaceful afternoons. Lined with palm trees and offering panoramic views of Trinity Inlet, it captures the very essence of North Queensland's natural beauty. The Esplanade's proximity to Hides Hotel ensures that guests can effortlessly immerse themselves in the refreshing sea breeze and the vibrant atmosphere that defines Cairns' waterfront. 

  2. The Great Barrier Reef, your day off becomes an adventure at Hides Hotel, where the Reef Terminal is a short walk away. Delve into the wonders of this natural marine oasis and consider Sunlover Reef Cruises for day trips to the outer reef or Fitzroy Island, home to Australia's top-rated beach. 

  3. Rusty's Markets is an icon of its own. Open from Friday to Sunday, these bustling markets embody the lively spirit of Cairns. Here, guests can indulge in a sensory feast of fresh produce, local delicacies, and handcrafted treasures, gaining an authentic glimpse into the community's lifestyle and culinary diversity. 

Hides Hotel beckons travelers with a harmonious blend of historic charm and contemporary comfort. Stepping into your home away from home in the heart of Cairns, guests find themselves surrounded by an ambiance that echoes the city's rich tapestry of cultural and natural treasures. The strategic location of Hides Hotel, coupled with the allure of the nearby Esplanade, Regional Gallery, and Rusty's Markets, ensures that every stay in Hides Hotel is a captivating journey into the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Book your stay today. 

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