Best Western Central Plaza Cairns  3 stars

255-257 Lake Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show mapSave
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The excellent Best Western Central Plaza Cairns is rated 3 stars and offers accommodation overlooking West Lake. Founded in 2000, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2006.

This hotel is situated 2.2km away from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Arthouse and Cairns Botanical Gardens. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Cairns Convention Centre, The Cairns Civic Theater and Cairns Base Hospital.

This hotel is well based near lakes.

Cairns Central train station lies within a 15-minute walk. Cairns airport is 5 minutes' drive from the hotel.


Guests are offered 25 bright rooms featuring a writing desk, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities and a patio. They are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower in the en-suite bathrooms.


Tropical drinks are offered in the lounge bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Guests of Best Western Central Plaza Cairns are welcome to use daily newspapers, a photocopier and a business center.


Guests can benefit from BBQ facilities, a saltwater pool and a sun terrace and relax using massage, shiatsu massage and a wellness center.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   28.

City Center Cairns - 3.0 mi
Airports Cairns (CNS) - 2.9 mi, Kowanyama (KWM) - 284.4 mi
Train Stations Cairns Central Station - 4300 ft, Freshwater Connection Station - 4.5 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants CHB Restaurant & Bar (cuisine: Continental, Coffee Shop) - 100 ft, Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Indonesian) - 1000 ft
Beaches Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon - 3300 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Doctor on call
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
  • Garage
  • Designated smoking area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Diving
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Parasols
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • BBQ facilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
  • Washing Machine
  • Shower
Kitchen facilities
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Sofa bed
  • Cable TV
  • Analog data port
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 7 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Deep Sea Divers Den
      3700 ft
    Popular areas
    • Cairns Rainforest Dome
      1.0 mi
    • City Center
      3.0 mi
    Train stations
    • Cairns Central Station
      4000 ft
    Convention centers
    • Cairns Convention Centre
      4600 ft
    • The Cairns Museum
      3700 ft
    • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
      1.7 mi
    Universities, Institutes
    • Cairns Base Hospital
      700 ft
    • The Center of Contemporary Arts
      2000 ft
    • The Cairns Civic Theater
      2300 ft
    • Cairns Regional Gallery
      3300 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Cairns Botanical Gardens
      1.4 mi
      1 Collins Ave
    • Cairns Botanic Gardens
      1.8 mi
      64 Collins Ave, Cairns
    • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
      2.3 mi
      132 Woodward Street, Cairns
    • Behana Gorge waterfall
      3.4 mi
    • Cairns Historical Society Museum
      4.4 mi
      School of Arts Building, Cairns

    Near the hotel

    • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
      3300 ft
      Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
    • Cairns Regional Gallery
      3800 ft
      Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns
    • Cairns Harbour Cruises
      4400 ft
      Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

    Restaurants Nearby

    • CHB Restaurant & Bar

      Cuisine: Continental, Coffee Shop

      100 ft
      209-217 Abbott Street

      Phone: 07 4044 9053

    • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

      77% likes this, based on 354 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
      Price Range: USD 20 - USD 24

      1000 ft
      Corner of Lake & Gatton Street

      Phone: 07 40514622

    • Muddy's Cafe

      Cuisine: Fish & Chips

      700 ft
      174 Esplanade
    • Flecker House Coffee Shop

      65% likes this, based on 41 reviews
      Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      800 ft
      1/5 Upward Street

      Phone: (07) 4051 9233

    • Jamdrop Cafe

      80% likes this, based on 12 reviews
      Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      800 ft
      193 Lake St

    Best Western Central Plaza Cairns Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Central Plaza Cairns

    Average guest rating

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    Based on 11 reviews

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    • Older travelers

      Great spacious room in good location to fair price

      I booked my room over the internet and it didn't come through in time - although I could provide my booking confirmation to the service staff they were not able to give me a room until the email came through to their system - that was a bit of trouble because the unfriendly lady said that she can only give me a room to the normal price and not the internet price.The lady was uncapable of dealing with the internet booking, unfriendly and not supportive at all. I still don't know if I paid twice for the accomodation because the lady insisted that I give her my credit card details as well...As great as the room was this experience with the lady was a bit average and keeps me away from wholeheartedly recommend the hotel.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      It was very convenient to the hospital which is why I flew to Cairns. Food outlets some 20 minutes walk away, There was no view from my window,but the set up of the unit was great.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Not as close to the city center as I was led to believe

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Injoyed the comfort of our room. Thought the staff were excellant booking our trips.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      It was spacious.

      It was too far a walk into town, the airconditioner in the bedroom didn't work properly. The television, although well serviced with channels was old. The construction site next door was loud early in the morning.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      There needs to be some chairs in the bedroom.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Nice big rooms. Well set-up apartment. Tidy and clean.

      Hotel staff did not smile, did not go out of their way to offer help, called our room to question why we were still in it 24 hours before our checkout, had difficulty processing our bill. They were not warm!!

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The comfort & privacy of each apartments.

      • Average rating
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