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Billabong Bed & Breakfast
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
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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
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2  Thank BruceHerma
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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
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2  Thank mstein77
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

I can honestly say this is the best B&B I have ever stayed at. The location is beautiful - the B&B is located on an island surrounded by a billabong and vegetation (don't worry, no crocs in there!). The room was spacious and decorated to a high standard, with everything you could possibly need (beach towels, wifi, tv, hairdryer, fridge, air conditioning, ceiling fans, etc.) A bottle of chilled water was left in the fridge each day. The breakfast was amazing and all freshly prepared, including fresh fruit salad, porridge with fruit, smoothies, fresh juice, toast, yoghurt and a cooked breakfast if you could manage it too!

Vicky and Ted were so friendly and helpful and always came out to see us when we arrived back in the evening to ask us how our day went. Nothing was too much trouble - Vicky helped us plan a trip to the Great Barrier Reef before we arrived and each day gave us leaflets and tips on the areas we were planning to see. Roxy is a very well behaved dog so no worries there. We also recommend Bogeys restaurant in Holloways Beach, the food was fantastic.

The B&B is located near the flightpath for planes landing at Cairns Airport, however, there isn't that much air traffic at the airport. We saw only a couple of planes in the morning and one in the early evening and it was more of a novelty than anything. Unfortunately Vicky & Ted have just sold the B&B but i'm sure the new owners will continue with the fantastic service. We will definitely stay again next time we're in Cairns.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nattie224
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

This is a brilliant B and B - the location is amazing. Vicky and Ted are suberb hosts who work very hard to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Cairns and the surroundng area and we enjoyed the best breakfast we have ever had anywhere! I particularly loved the beautiful flowers in our room and the candles on our terrace!!
Its also a brilliant spot if you don't want to stay in the centre of Cairns and you have a car. Holloways beach itself is lovely and we loved the little beach bar there.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kimhale
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Reviewed March 2, 2011

I just returned for over 2 week at Billabong Bed and Breakfast. This has been hands down the best place I have ever stayed in the many places I have traveled. We were welcomed the morning we arrived at 0600 with open armes and a clean room. After a long flight we were offered a nap and help planning our frist few days. The owners even booked us a trip for our frist day. During the stay it seemed that any and every request was meet with a " Can Do Attudide", it could have been any thing from booking tours, to making us a breakfast to go in the morining. We also did a over night dive trip while there and were not charged for the room those nights and were allowed to keep our things there. They have a very nice dog named Roxy that was very loving and well behaved. The room was very large with a bed room with a nice size bed, flat screen TV, and Frig. A very nice setting room with a love set a small desk and chair, and a sink with mirrior. The bathroom is nice with a very open shower. Then there was the food every morning we were meet with some the best food we have every had. You are started with a large plate of friut and oatmeal, then toast and bread with butter and jam, finished with eggs to order and bacon. I can say hands down that anyone heading to Cairns should head here. I will finish with the fact that even after we had paid and finished our stay they even gave us a ride to the airport. This is nothing but the best I hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cole_461
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Billabong b&b is a fantastic place where to relax and have the best breakfast in the world! Vicky is a perfect owner, she's always careful to all the needs of the guests and she's very helpful and kind. Our room was large and clean and in the morning it's possible to listen to all the birds song you can imagine.. and not!
The lake near the rooms is simply fabolous.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lullaby6
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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 2 B&Bs / Inns in Holloways Beach
Price Range: $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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