The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Cairns
On day five we packed up and boarded a short flight to Cairns, pronounced by the locals as "canes", we had some difficulties wrapping our heads around that one..but never the less we arrived to our destination and were excited for everything it had to offer! However, our level of excitement somewhat plummeted when we stepped outside to find so much …
Bus interior enthusiasts will want to go on this tour over and over again. The slightly mad looking 4 wheel drive converted truck which picked us up at 7.15am missed out on any suspension upgrade so we had a full workout just by sitting in the seats for the 8 hour bus time of the 11 hour trip. By the time we had picked up about 10 or so couples at …
Hopped on board our bus to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park close to the hotel – a really interesting few hours with tours and presentations given by Aborigines who were really passionate about their traditions and cultures. The highlight was the boomerang throwing lessons with everyone except Ava having a go and let's just say with mixed results …
As we hadn't been up early in a few day, we lost our touch and were late enough to reception that the taxi we’d organised the night before had taken off. We got another one quickly enough and arrived at the quay in plenty of time. We left for the Reef at 9am on a dull and overcast day but still around 25 degrees, with water temperature of …
The taxi for the airport was booked for 11am so we had enough time to have a final stroll down by the Opera House and to get up close. The tiles are really like bathroom tiles, but when you stand back 5 metres, the perspective is amazing. Took some photos of the family and the Opera House itself and made it back just in time for the taxi. Flight to …
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa
Excellent value for money
A fantastic place to stay while visiting Cairns. The room was spacious and had everything you needed. It was clean and tidy with all mod cons.
The grounds were lovely and the pool was great.
We are going back again in 2005 and would recommend it every time.
Loved the Lakes Cairns!
Early July we stayed at the Lakes Cairns for 10 nights. We could not have chosen a better place! This is the best! We had a 2 bedroom appartment which was beautifully equipped. Staff are most welcoming and very obliging. It's like a home in a village away from home.
Very enjoyable also the different kinds of pools - especially great to have a lap pool - oh how I miss my early morning swims!
We would go back there any time and recommend the Lakes to anyone thinking about staying in Cairns! But do go in the winter time - it's the perfect climate!!
Claudia & Peter
What can I say that hasn't been said in the other reviews? This place is fantastic. As far as apartment style hotels go this is the best that I have seen. The resort is the kind of place that you'd want to live in permanently. The lush gardens, wonderful swimming pools and lagoons, and the well-equipped apartments were hard to drag myself away from after only 3 nights. The only drawback that I could find is the fact that the resort is situated directly under the flight path to the airport and it got quite noisy at times. But if you can overlook this minor point the place is perfect.
I stayed at the Lakes for 5 nights in June 2004. It is wonderful hotel. I had a two bedroom apartment with balcony. It had all the comforts of home, beautifully decorated with new appliances. Property is gated and apartment doors open to inside hallway so it felt very safe. The reception was very helpful with problems I had with the phone initially. There are three beautiful pools. Two have their own white sand beaches. They all have nice clean stainless steel grills for cooking out. The ground are beautifully manicured. The foods available in the store in the reception area are competively priced with the local IGA so buy there unless they don't have something you need. The food in the resturant was good and the lunch have reasonable prices. Close walk to the local botanical gardens and the bus stop. The reception will call you a taxi if you prefer.
We stayed at the Lakes for 4 nights in March (wish we could have stayed 10 more). We rented a 2 BR over looking the pool and it was fantastic. The Au$175/night was the best value on our Aussie vacation; if we paid US$175 it would have been a great deal. The check in lobby was very nice, they had a cooler with ice cream and some other frozen foods; they also had a cooler for chilled drinks including milk for your morning cereal. The water pressure in the room was strong; each room has its own private remote controlled A/C unit. This unit had a large outside sitting area with hefty wooden table and chairs; there was also a ceiling fan and lights in this area. Shutters are also available for this outside area if you want a more private evening.
There are so many wonderful things to say about this resort, one barely knows where to begin. The staff that welcomed us were courteous, friendly, professional, helpful and any other term you could use to describe exceptional service. The grounds were spectacular!!! You feel as if you are entering a quiet little jungle city when you pass through the front gate. The glistening fountain, well manicured lawns, and the pristine lagoon take your breath away. The apartment we stayed in was immense. The beds were very comfortable. The views of the mountains from the balcony were incredible. A short walk to the back gate takes you to the pickup point for all the tours of the surronding areas. The public transportation system is very dependable. The times we utilized taxis, I doubt we waited more than five minutes from the time we called until it arrived. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.
Made mt honey moon
I went to the Lakes for my honeymoon for a relaxing break for 22 nights in paradise, and paradise is what I got. The pool areas and landscape were fantastic. It was clean and even though it was a little way from the centre of town it was worth it. The staff were always polite and helpful. The restaurant also gave good service and the food was fantastic. This will be one of them holidays which will stick in my memory for ever.
Loved The Lakes
You'l love it too! Apartments were well appointed, very clean, spacious. Grounds and landscaping were well done. Pools and BBQ areas were located where needed. One word of advice if your apartment is not being serviced daily - you'll need to remember to ask for more body soap, tissue paper, dish detergent, etc. (all your consumables). Management is a little conservative in providing these items.
We stayed at the Lakes in August 2002 for one week. The quality of the accommodation was higher than anything you can find in the UK, especially at that price range. We had a 2 bedroom self-contained apartment which was very spacious, clean and wonderfully presented. We also enjoyed the facilities such as the sites numerous pools and lovely surroundings. We hope to come and visit again!
Check out the Lakes - Its awesome
We stayed for two nights at the Lakes in Cairns in November and it was an excellent place for a heap of reasons. For those wanting a high quality, spacious, self contained, restful place with great swimming pools we would highly recommend this place. Its a bit out of the full on centre of Cairns which is nice as the holiday was all that much more restful.