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“Our favorite B&B of our whole vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
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61 Walsh Street, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Edge Hill B&B and Inns
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“Our favorite B&B of our whole vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at over 10 different accommodations during our 5 week holiday, and Galvin's Edge was our favorite! The value is incredible! You get a huge space, and it is totally private. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating, but not intrusive at all. The pool and garden in the back are spectacular!! The breakfast was very substantial and fresh, and often was enough food to tide us over through lunch, too! We were able to do laundry and have high speed internet access for free. It truely feels like a tropical paradise! We were also walking distance from the red arrow and blue arrow hiking trails, and the botanical gardens. We would highly recommend Galvin's Edge!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Many thanks for your very kind review. We enjoyed meeting you both and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope the rest of your travels went well. Best regards, Julie and Jesse
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  • Location
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Staying with Julie and Jesse was a wonderful experience. Both are very sweet, caring and knowledgeable about the area. Their accommodations were exceptional. We always had free Wi-Fi and Julie had delicious fresh fruit for us every morning along with our breakfast provided in a very comfortable apartment. They provided transportation whenever possible so getting around was very easy. We enjoyed staying at this bed and breakfast, a lovely place indeed! I would recommend this B&B to anyone (singles, families and couples).......it was one of the best and we were in Australia almost a month.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we were so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dive trip, despite having a cold! Hope you have a very enjoyable festive season and our very best wishes for the new year. Regards, Julie and Jesse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We found Galvin's Edge on AirBnB, and though the Air site was frustrating, staying at Galvin's Edge was definitely NOT! Julie and Jesse have a bit of paradise tucked away just on the outskirts of Cairns, and our two night stay with my partner, my daughter, and her husband, was just what we needed.

Less than 10 minutes from the airport, easy to get to, and so easy to settle into our two-bedroom, bath, living room and kitchen area. A step out the back door to a lovely swimming pool surrounded by a tropical garden. Julie and Jesse made us feel so at home, stocking our fridge for breakfasts, with fresh plates of tropical fruits, yogurts, breads, cheese, coffee, tea, jam . . . I could go on . . .

We would definitely stay here again, and encourage others to consider it. I had a bit of unexpected business to do while I was there, and Jesse graciously copied, scanned and e-mailed for me so I didn't have to worry about the issue for the rest of my vacation.

Thanks, Julie and Jesse. You made us feel so welcome, and we hope to be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
We loved having you stay and getting to know you. Thank you for your kind review. Hope you got a great view of the 'totality' of the eclipse. We look forward to meeting again one day.
Best regards
Julie and Jesse
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Gracious hosts Julie and Jesse made our stay at Galvins just like a stay at home. Everything that we could have asked for in a holiday home was available. I cannot forget my first interaction with Julie when I requested for a booking and she refused an advance deposit but confirmed that the booking was reserved for us. A warm welcome awaited us when we landed at Cairns. A fridge full of goodies, a plate of fresh tropical fruits cut by Julie every morning and left quietly in the Fridge, yummy yogurt cups...I could go on. Wish my time had allowed me a longer stay in Cairns.
Julie , Jesse and their family are lovely hosts and we promise to return to this tropical heaven. Highly recommended for families.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We really enjoyed having you stay.
Best wishes
Julie and Jesse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Easy to find, easy to set-up, and so very easy to enjoy! The location was great, close to the round about at Edge Hill, where there was a bus stop and numerous fun restaurants. My husband, daughter and I stayed for 5 nights and wished it could have been longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind review. Hope the rest of your travels went well.
All the best
Julie and Jesse
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Dallas, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

great place to stay, everything really clean, close to airport and city, and cheaper than hotels for family of 5. we highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank You for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the rest of your travels went well. Best Regards, Julie and Jesse
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

How lucky was I to find and stay at Galvin's B&B for 7 nights while doing a course, in a neighboring Cairns suburb. A beautiful home in the traditional Queenslander style, with the separate very clean and comfortable 2 bedroom B&B accommodation located downstairs, complete with own bathroom/toilet and fully furnished /equipped kitchen/lounge area,(great collection of books too), which opens to a tropical garden and pool area. Julie, the host of Galvin's, provided daily generous and delicious breakfast provisions including fresh tropical fruits, creamy organic local yoghurts, cereals , fresh coffee, cheese and chocolate bars, and cold bottles of water. Julie also went out of her way (literally) to drive me to my course each morning and to make sure that I was comfortable.5 minutes walk to local shops with handful of cafes/restaurants and a small fully equipped supermarket, and same distance walk to glorious Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Center. 10 mins drive to Cairns CBD / 30 mins walk where the route takes you along the entire length of the Cairns Esplanade. Wonderful stay, and very reasonable rates. Hope to return again soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
It's nice to have guests supporting businesses in the local area. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure having you. Best regards, Julie and Jesse
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Address: 61 Walsh Street, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Edge Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Edge Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Cairns’ oldest & finest Queenslanders, located in quiet, leafy Edge Hill, five minutes drive from downtown and the airport. Relax in your own private two-bedroom apartment (we only take one booking at a time so there’s no need to share). Enjoy our magnificent swimming pool and gardens. Three minutes walk and you’re in the village of Edge Hill with restaurants, local shops, the Botanic Gardens, rain forest walks, Royal Flying Doctors HQ (museum) and more. ... more   less 
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Galvin's Edge Hill Bed And Breakfast Cairns Region, Australia

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