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“The only thing that outdoes the view is Gail's hospitality!” 5 of 5 stars
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A Villa Gail
36 Janett Street, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4879, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Yorkeys Knob B&B and Inns
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“The only thing that outdoes the view is Gail's hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

We found A Villa Gail after searching for a place that would offer 1-night accommodations north of Cairns. We only needed a place to sleep for the night because we flew into Cairns around 8:30 pm and were heading to Cape Trib first thing the next morning. But do we ever wish we had longer to stay here with Gail! She had no problem waiting for us to arrive so late, even waited outside to flag us down because she could tell we were lost :). She ordered us a pizza and we chatted for a while, even though she was probably ready for bed by the time we arrived.

She had our breakfast ready in the in-room fridge so we could wake up and eat whenever we wanted to, and she encouraged us to wake up for the sunrise. WOW! We're so glad we did, because despite not sleeping very long, the view from the room and the balcony are AMAZING! This isn't a typical "stick your head out the window and look to your left" ocean view, the room has a panoramic ocean view right outside your window! The room had several windows to truly enjoy the view. The tropical fruit breakfast was VERY good, made better by the view as you eat! We discovered that you even have an ocean view from the shower!

Yorkeys Knob is a very nice area, we didn't have much time to explore all of it, but spent some time on the beach and watched dolphins swim in the cove. This was the perfect place to spend our anniversary, it's so relaxing! If we ever make it back, we'll definitely stay here again! THANKS GAIL!

  • Stayed September 2009, 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 Reviewed February 15, 2010

A Villa Gail was easily the best place I stayed during my two month trip to Australia. Gail was a great hostess and couldn't do enough for my friends and me. She arranged a great trip to the reef. We stayed in the apartment at the bottom of her house. Amazing views each morning (sunrise) and night (moonlight over the water). Breakfast on her balcony was great too. I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 Reviewed February 13, 2010

My stay at A Villa Gail was nothing short from perfect! The location and views of the property are second to none. We woke up each morning overlooking the glistening ocean and mountain ranges with its 180 degrees panoramic views.
Gail the lovely lady that owns and runs A villa Gail could not do enough for us and I have to say its quite refreshing to stay in a property where you as a guest are a person and not a number.
The facilities are most comfortable and its lovely to just relax with a book, have a swim in the saltwater pool or have a drink and a chat with the other guests on the top balcony that you could literally mistake yourself for being on the Amalfi coast in Italy!
If you want nightlife and restaurants,cairns is about a 20 min drive away so car hire is recommended. However, if you want a simple meal and a few beers you CANNOT go past the boat club down at the marina of Yorkeys Knob...it is a very pleasant and relaxing space to have a drink, and with their country values they even have a courtesy bus to drive you home up the hill!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 36 Janett Street, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4879, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Yorkeys Knob
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Number of rooms: 2
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