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Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed April 15, 2011

We stayed at Lilybank for 8 nights. Pat and Mike were wonderful hosts and we couldn't have asked for a better home away from home. Pat always made us feel welcome, allowing us to do our laundry and cooked us wonderful made to order brekkies everyday! The use of the common kitchenette was an added bonus along with our fellow...

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Australia
Reviewed March 26, 2011

I have now stayed at Lilybank 3 times and thoroughly recommend it to those travelers who are "over" the all too familiar look, smell and feel of multi-national commercial accommodation. Lilybank is a beautiful, traditional "Queenslander" - a double story Victorian timber building in large gardens with rainforest pools - one of which you can swim in - and gorgeous...

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Oxnard, California
Reviewed March 8, 2011

We stayed in the cottage which was a large, very basic room. Window in bath was broken and did not close so bugs came in. We had to keep the bath door closed all the time so the bath was not covered by the AC and so it was hot. Fodors and other reviews said it was "pristine" but we...

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Cobourg, Canada
Reviewed February 28, 2011

We very much enjoyed the home cooked breakfasts in the unique atmosphere of their breakfast nook with indoor lily pond! Pat and Mike were hospitable and shared good sightseeing advice when asked. They gave us lots of privacy when we didnt seek them out. We enjoyed the pool and the open space of our rooms on the upper floor which...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed February 27, 2011

I totally disagree with that ridiculous last review!! If you want 6 star then go to Versace and pay an arm and a leg for it!!! Mike and Pat are warm and welcoming and bend over backwards to ensure your stay is pleasant. I have been staying here on a regular basis for over one year now and I find...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 20, 2011

If you want a cheap mattress and sheets (for a high price) with lizards on the wall and dog poop around the pool and mayonaise on your eggs benedict, you have found the place. Thank goodness we didn't follow the owner's advice and trade in snorkeling on the Barrier Reef to help her make money on a tourist bus to...

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galah, Owner at Lilybank Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Our mattresses are of commercial hotel standard, ie, Sealy Posturepedic . Our sheets are of similar quality, Actil, Sheridan, or Egyptian Cotton which are considered top of the range in Australia. Just one of our breakfast choices is Eggs Benedict, and I can assure you it has never been served with mayonnaise, we only use Hollandaise. No, its not home...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed October 14, 2010

We spent 2 weeks at Lilybank in September 2010 and had a wonderful stay. No wonder Frommers' travel guidebook rates it as one of the best B&B's in Australia! The Gardener's Cottage gave us privacy and a covered terrace, surrounded by beautiful garden flowers and singing Rainbow Lorikeets. Very comfortable beds, so nice and quiet at night, and we were...

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Tallahassee
Reviewed October 9, 2010

I didn't arrive at Lilybank until very late afternoon/early evening, and I had trouble finding the place as the only sign is on a fence and there was a van parked in front of the sign. Of course once I knew where it was all was fine. The house is an interesting old Queenslander in the Cairns suburbs, and the...

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galah, Owner at Lilybank Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I apologise for the difficulty the reviewer experienced in locating Lilybank, the overhead sign on gatehouse had been knocked down by a large truck delivering a skip for removal of garden refuse and it was unfortunate that a neighbour's van was temporarily obscuring the fence sign. The overhead sign has since been repaired and is now in place. I'm also...

New Hope, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 7, 2010

My husband and I decided to stay at Lilybank B&B after a recommendation from a friend. It was the only B&B we were staying at during our travels to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji so we were really looking forward to our stay. The hosts Mike & Pat were not only very helpful during the planning process before we arrived,...

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Ohio, USA
Reviewed October 2, 2010

We found Lilybank to be more rustic than we had anticipated from the reviews. However, Pat was wonderful and extremely generous. I had mis-stated the number of days and she graciously forgave the last day and we decided at the last minute to do a liveaboard for our diving and she booked that for us an allowed us to leave...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lilybank is a 2 storey fine example of traditional 'Queenslander' architecture being 8kms from city centre, 6kms from airport and 1.5kms to Freshwater Railway Station for Kuranda train.We offer a happy blend of hospitality and privacy to our guests.All bedrooms are air conditioned with ceiling fans and bar fridges. There are 2 guest lounges with T.V., 2 kitchenettes, a BBQ area, salt water pool and off street parking.Breakfast cooked daily 6-10am. Stratford shopping village is easy walking distance,700m, with 2 Cafes, Hotel, Post Office, General Store, Pizza & Pasta shop (BYO Alfresco Dining, take away, delivered), Laundromat, Chemist, Doctor, Newsagent, Hairdresser, Butcher and Thai Restaurant.We can help book tours. We have a brochure stand for you to choose what you would like to see and do.We are pet friendly. Our 2 pugs (Puggles & Doggle)live in our cottage at rear of property.Unfortunately we do not cater for children under 16 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lilybank Bed & Breakfast

Address: 75 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Stratford
Price Range: $89 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Try 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles laxjunkies, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Talk to your hosts about your needs before arriving, they are most accommodating.”
 of 5 bubbles Andrea0870, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“There are ground floor and one storey rooms depending on what you prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles Doubledares, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room to the back of the building”
 of 5 bubbles Ferdy1944, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1, with it's King-size bed, is spacious with it's own sitting/dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Geo5641, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
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