Lake Central

3.0 star property
3-star motel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade

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Lake Central

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom
Outdoor pool
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Living area

Overview of Lake Central



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air conditioning
139 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

  • 39 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

  • 39 sq m
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds


  • 29 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Apartment

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Studio

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Studio

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Esplanade - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 1 min drive
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 2 min drive
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 3 min drive
  • Palm Cove Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 11 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 12 min walk
  • Redlynch Station - 12 min drive


  • Imm Thai Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Courtyard - 5 min walk
  • Atrium - 4 min walk
  • Pho Street Cairns - 4 min walk
  • Villa Romana Trattoria - 4 min walk

About this property

Lake Central

Lake Central puts you only 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the airport, and a five-minute drive from Cairns Esplanade. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


English, Japanese

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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Off-site parking within 656 ft (AUD 10 per day)

Other information

  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette

Special features


Roo Bar Australia – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge


  • Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 10 per day (656 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lake Central Motel Cairns North
Lake Central Cairns North
Lake Central Motel Cairns
Lake Central Cairns
Lake Central Motel
Lake Central Cairns
Lake Central Motel Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Does Lake Central offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lake Central does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lake Central?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Lake Central?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Lake Central?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lake Central?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Lake Central?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (11-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Lake Central and nearby?
Lake Central has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Lake Central?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Roo Bar Australia.
Does Lake Central have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker.
What's the area around Lake Central like?
Lake Central is in Cairns Central Business District, a short 7-minute drive from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and 5 minutes' walk from Cairns Esplanade.







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8/10 Very good

Central to everthing
2 night weekend stay great location easy walk to everything nearby quiet block rear first level room clean pool bedroom was large lounge big bathroom spacious
Vincent, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The accommodation was easy to find. From the front it was not very inviting and inside the gate quite run down. Facilities were less than basic but given age presented in a clean and tidy state. Staff were approachable and helpful. On experiencing the facilities I don't believe the tariff was competitive with comparable offerings
Paul, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staffs are very kind and friendly
Rie, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The property was clean but very very basic. Great for very budget travellers that want or need no frills but only looking for a clean bed at a good price. The place didn't look as good as the photos indicate. Slightly worse for the wear.
Anand, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

so nice a bed
Stephen, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Veronika, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Maybe a revamp (retile and paint) would benefit and upgraded aircon would be nice but none of that is necessary - it’s very comfortable as is). Extra chairs inside would be nice for bigger families like ours and maybe a list of close places to eat/takeaway? The staff were lovely and approachable and the pool was well loved by the kids. Very comfortable stay ☺️
daniel, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Whilst our stay was for the most part pleasant, the aircon was too small for the size of the room. The nights were hot (days hotter) and it was difficult to sleep.
Tammara, 6-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Staff friendly, but the room needs fully air-conditioning ,
Georgina, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and my partner and I were disappointed. The air conditioner is no ordinary noise, whenever it starts to cool, the sound is like someone slamming against your door. At night, the sound is even more frightening. Wifi is provided in public areas, but what is the definition of a public area? Swimming pool? Reception? I have this question because I don't get a wifi signal when I am in the pool. The only advantage is that it is very close to the city, and it only takes 5 minutes to reach the CBD. And the Staff was nice.
Lexi, 5-night romance trip
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