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“Beach, rainforest, lovely location, Cairns, Australia”
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Villa Marine
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Yorkeys Knob
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

As a traveler through Australia, I would say this is one of the best accommodations I've stayed at. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an outstanding location right next to the rainforest and a short walk to the beach. Anyone who wants to surround themselves with nature, have a little luxury, and keep some money in their pockets should stay here! There is also a tourist information center and it was very easy to book a tour out to the reef.

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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed at the Villa Marine for three nights and had a fantastic time. The place is gorgeous and the rooms are comfortable and clean. We loved the access to the beach (just a minute's walk away!) and the views of the rainforest right out the window. Peter was very kind and helpful and set up our Great Barrier Reef tour with exactly what we wanted. We wish we could have stayed longer as it is affordable for two price conscious travelers yet luxurious and beautiful. And even though we were here in the summer, we were able to stay nice and cool with the air conditioning in the room just adding to the lovely stay.

We absolutely recommend this to anyone. Whether you’re a traveler on a budget, or someone looking for a nice place to vacation, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Villa Marine Resort.

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Reviewed December 5, 2011

I can't really say anything new that hasn't been said already. The price is excellent, the location is great, and Peter really is as nice as everyone says. He has tons of brochures in his office covering everything you could want to do, lots of advice and he's honest. We booked two reef tours from two different companies he suggested and they were great. We stayed in the Rainforest Room and it had everything we needed (comfortable bed!). You could hear all the different birds at night and animals rustling around in the leaves. Overall I enjoyed it, I would definitely stay again and suggest to friends.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

I'm an international traveller, I have been travelling for more than 4 years, This accommodation is one of the best in Australia, because of the price and the luxury style! I spent 5 days in this place in a room called "wildlife accommodation", I need to say that it is amazing! just a few metres from the beach ( beautiful place if you like fitness and fishing), the room faces rainforest (a nice spot with palm, exotic trees and giant pool) I saw green frogs and a lot of different kind of birds. But the difference of this place with others is the nature all araund and the peaceful enviroment. because have just 9 little houses (apartment) I met with very interesting people who as well are looking for this kind and querky accommodation. Peter, the manager provide me fishing lines, taught me about birdwatching and also he told me a few tips to get a very affordable price for tours to the great barrier reef and Kuranda.
This guy has a very valuable knowledge about tours in queensland.

I recommend 100% this place!!! Nice enviroment, very affordable prices, very clean, peacefull and nice decoration.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We learnt about this place from the Australian Lonely Planet Guide which especially commented on the friendliness and helpfulness of Peter the Manager. It is all true.This place has 8 holiday units with all cooking facilities around a grassed swimming pool/barbeque area surrounded by palm trees.All units have airconditioning and ceiling fans. It is located about 100 metres from a long sandy beach which is really excellent for swimming. We swam everyday in sea water that was 24 degrees C - in two weeks in late September/early October. We got great great help from Peter in planning trips out to the Reef, Islands and Atherton Tablelands. Great help.
David and Sue Goodwin

Room Tip: Rooms are of various sizes so the unit to chose would depend on the size of the party.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

We were recommended Villa Marine by one of the Information Kiosks in Cairns and what a brilliant find it was! Peter the owner/manager was so helpful, booking tours for us and recommending drives to see the best places in the surrounding areas. The accommodation isn't new or luxurious but it is clean, well maintained and has everything you could need for a great holiday stay. It is spacious, the beds are comfortable and cooking facilities excellent. Would absolutely return again. Thank you Peter!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed at Villa Marine from 2 to 9 September 2011. Our bed was sooooooo comfortable. We had the best sleep of our whole month long Australian holiday (along with the one night at Tropicana on Philip Island) and the rainforest room has the best shower of the whole holiday. It has a delightful swimming pool and is walking distance from a most friendly bottleshop. But what makes this location stand head and shoulders above all the other 11 locations that we stayed at is the manager, Peter. Peter greeted us enthusiastically when we arrived and organised all our trips. Maps provided by car hire companies were tossed aside and detailed maps were provided which he would circle and arrow places we absolutely must see. Peter would join us on our veranda and regale us with amusing and entertaining tales. Stay at Villa Marine - you wont be disappointed. He is a truly lovely man and we miss him loads. We love you Peter. xxx

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 8 Rutherford St, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range: $101 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Marine 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy 1 of our 9 villas facing rain forest and 50m from the beach with fully self-contained facilities, including kitchens and bathrooms. Our villas are suitable for couples, singles, families, and small groups, and we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets from budget to luxury. Located just 10 minutes north of Cairns by the beach, our environmentally friendly accommodation faces rain forest with diverse wildlife including kangaroos and many different rain forest bird species. Our tourist information center offers free tour bookings and car hire. Tours pick up at our door. Tap into our extensive knowledge on the best reef locations or our diverse range of every tour in the Cairns region! Friendly, helpful service, shops, supermarket, restaurants and buses very close. Villa Marine is located so close to Cairns, yet by the beach away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Ideal for those seeking a more natural environment. Come and stay at Cairns' quirkiest holiday accommodation! Awards: Cairns Tourism Association Annual Award 2011. Best standard Accommodation for the Region: 2012, 2013, 2014. Tourism Tropical North Queensland Hall Of Fame 2015. TripAdvisor certification For Excellence: 2011, 2012,2013,2014, 2015. TripAdvisor Hall Of Fame 2015. Eco-Friendly Certification. ... more   less 
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