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30 Caribbean St, Holloways Beach, Queensland 4878, Australia   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Sharing Janeen and Roxy's wonderful home is just delightful! We had the pleasure of staying at Billabong recently for our anniversary, and had the most wonderful & relaxing stay. How magic it was to wake in the morning with the sunlight filtering through the trees, glinting off the water; ducks swimming; sunbirds flitting around whilst we had brekkie...and Roxy greeting us with wagging tail, and ball in mouth when ever we arrived 'home' after a days out exploring. If you want to stay someplace that feels like home, and so close to the touristies things Cairns has to offer...you can't beat it! And when you go, give Roxy a pat for us!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We had a perfect B and B in our minds and Billabong fulfilled all our requirements. We were very impressed with the setting overlooking a peaceful billabong with gorgeous trees and plantings. The suite was compact but with added decking it was sufficient and we didn't feel cramped at all. Everything was spotlessly clean and the breakfast was fresh and substantial.
Janenne made sure we were comfortable and nothing seemed to be a problem or too much trouble for her - she was available but not intrusive. She had great suggestions for local tours and places to visit, including the cafes at nearby Holloways Beach.
We would be very happy to recommend this B and B and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I spent 5 nights in Billabong and had an absolutely wonderful time. Janenne made the most fantastic breakfast - I am now making bircher museli again!! The B&B is in the most wonderful location and Roxy the dog was just so friendly and sweet it was hard to say goodbye to her.

I slept very well all the nights I was there and I loved hearing the different wildlife sounds outside in the evening. I would definitely say that Cairns was probably one of the highlights of my trip and I am so glad I decided to stay at Billabong.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Billabong B&B was absolutely the best accommodations we had in all of Australia. With our own private deck and entrance looking out over the Billabong we wish we could have stayed longer. This B&B felt so luxurious for not alot of money too. Plus Jeaneane made the most excellent breakfasts with stunning fruits, muesli, and hot breakfast.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I have just spent a perfectly lovely, restful week here, and I was reluctant to leave! From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel welcome and valued, Janenne is such a wonderful hostess, nothing is too much trouble for her, I felt like I had found a new girl friend! The place is so serene and restful, set away from the hustle(?) of the street, I felt like I was on my own private hideaway. The food was to die for, the rooms so very comfortable and the hospitality is superb. I will definitely be back one day, thank you Janenne and Roxy

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Almere, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Ted & Vicky have the most wonderful setting for their B&B. The breakfasts were truly amazing as was our room. Ted & Vicky were extremely helpful even before we arrived in Australia, keeping up us to date with weather, trips, etc.
Truly a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We stayed at Billabong B & B in Holloways Beach for 5 nights in June this year right after the new host Janenne took over. Please take a look at the collection of pictures from other reviews to get an impression of the amazing, paradise-like property this B & B is located on.

Janenne is a very warm and welcoming host and really makes you feel at home. Currently she is planning to extend the B & B by another unit that will be completely wheelchair accessible.

Breakfast was excellent and we just couldn´t get enough watching lots of tropical birds come by for a drink next to the veranda each morning. Combined with the stunning view at the lake and the tropical garden this creates an atmosphere of absolute peace and tranquility.

Roxy, that very friendly and well trained dog also stayed on this huge and beautiful property and greeted us enthusiastically whenever we came back from the beach or a tour. On the other hand she also would leave us alone whenever we told her so.

Our room was reasonably sized and we loved to sit on our own little terrasse/veranda until late at night.

Although we had to use plenty of bug repellent to keep the mosquitoes/mozzies at bay we would go back any time as this was maybe THE single best B & B we ever stayed in (and we have seen our share).

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Billabong Bed & Breakfast

Address: 30 Caribbean St, Holloways Beach, Queensland 4878, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Holloways Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Holloways Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set On An Island surrounded by a Natural Billabong stocked with fish & abundant birdlife. A nature and birdlovers paradise, only 10 minutes to downtown Cairns, 7 minutes to airport, on doorstep to Great Barrier Reef & 10 minute walk to beach & alfresco restaurants. Both rooms are tastefully decorated & have quality queen size beds, ensuite, air conditioning, separate entrance & private deck. Full Gourmet Breakfast served on the main deck Tour companies pick up from the door & bus stop 2 minute walk. The 2 bedroom self contained Villa is equipped with with a fully functional kitchen and laundry and tastefully decorated with private deck overlooking the Billabong and Gardens. (no breakfast supplied)and wheelchair friendly. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Billabong Bed & Breakfast Cairns Region, Australia - Holloways Beach

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