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“Tropical Oasis in Cairns”

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Kookas Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Edge Hill B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Kookas B&B, hosted by Marlies and Silvia, is a wonderfully inviting B&B in the hills of Cairns. The driveway is very steep and curvy, and the front yard is landscaped beautifully, providing a sense of privacy and isolation for the guests. The views from the deck are wonderful and the breakfasts were great. We also took advantage of the optional dinner two nights, and it was well worth it. Marlies is a wonderful cook, and after having eaten in restaurants for some 2 weeks prior, it was great to have home cooking. The room was well sized and private, with a balcony to sit on to enjoy the view. There is also a pool, but we did not have time to enjoy that. Marlies and Silvia were wonderful hosts, and provided extensive information on what to do in Cairns, and made all the arrangements for us. If we're ever in Cairns again, we would absolutely stay there again

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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kookasbnb, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear Claudia E,
Thank you for your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you spent a wonderful time at Kookas B&B and enjoyed our surroundings and service.
We'r looking forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns.
Kind regards
Marlies & team

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We booked this wonderfull appartment only 15 minutes from the Cairns city center. Although a bed and breakfast you get a lot of privacy, especially by ordering the queen/king bed appartments with own bathroom. In the morning you will probably hear the cheerfull sound of the Kookaburra. When we were there, we saw an almost tame one. :).
The beds are very good and the appartment is very clean. A real little paradise from owners (and sister of owner) who understand what the needs of a traveller are.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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kookasbnb, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear Vincent K,
Thank you for your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you spent a wonderful time at Kookas B&B and met our (near tame) Kookaburras :-) We are looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
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Marlies & Team

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Still a beautiful view every breakfast over to the Cairns mountains and the best breakfast as well, love the fresh air and surrounding forest, thanks for looking after us again, so well, see you again soon Marlies, regards, Greg

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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kookas-55, Inhaber at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Dear Greg. Thank you for your recent feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay at Kookas B&B and loved our breakfast as well as the fresh air and the view. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Marlies.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stay there with my friends whenever i`m in Cairns.
Lovely Place, wonderful views and in ten minutes, by car, you will be in the middle of Cairns.
The Rooms are Quiet and very Clean. My Favorite Rooms are in the separate Building on the first Floor. The Kookas is my Startbase when i heading north for some Trips to the Cape York an the Kookas is also my relaxingpoint when i`m back from the Tip.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Dear Roland V.
Thank you for your great feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at Kookas B&B. We are looking forward to welcome you again on your next trip to Cairns and Cape York .
Kind regards
Marlies

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Kookas B&B when we visited Cairns, Australia and the Great Barrier Reef and it was a great place to stay. The owner, Marlies, and her "Crew" could not do enough for us. The accommodations were private with a porch, access to their in-ground swimming pool and a great view of the ocean. Marlies picked us up at the airport and made all of the arrangements to visit the Great Barrier Reef as well as renting a car to visit Port Douglas, the Rain Forrest and Cape Tribulation. In both cases we were picked up at our B&B and brought back when we were finished. We ate dinner one evening at Marlies, and although not on the standard menu, I asked if she could make me a special Swiss dinner. The dinner was outstanding and a special treat for me. My wife and I would recommend Kookas B&B very highly to anyone visiting Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. .

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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kookasbnb, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Dear Customers from North Carolina,
Thank you for your great feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you had a lovely stay at our B&B and loved my Swiss cooking. We truly enjoyed your company and are looking forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Cairns.
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Marlies & team

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Kookas is a quiet oasis on a lovely green hillside above Cairns, with a great view, trees, birds, flowers all around us. Marlies, our marvelous host, was always kind & attentive to our needs and helped us a lot with trips, a car, and good ideas. Her amazing breakfasts were the best way to start our days: a variety of tropical fruits, homemade bread, cheeses, even Muesli and yogurt! The lovingly decorated and generously fitted rooms were very clean - inclusive: a fridge, a water cooker, adapter, etc.! Our family of 3 was really spoiled here for 14 days at one of the best B&Bs we ever stayed at! Peter, Barbara & Anya

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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kookasbnb, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Dear Barbara, Peter and Anya
Thank you for your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you spent a wonderful time at Kookas B&B. I thoroughly enjoyed the time with you and I'am look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
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Marlies

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Lovely spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We enjoyed every morning a delicious breakfast with magnificent views over the surroundings. Our room was comfy, super clean and very spacious, the Lindt chocolate bonbons in the fridge a sweet welcoming attention. Marlies and Bruno did everything to offer us a pleasant and relaxing stay. Thank you guys!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Dear Nela,
Thank you for your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to read that you had a pleasant and relaxing stay at Kookas B&B. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Cairns.
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Marlies

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Additional Information about Kookas Bed & Breakfast

Address: 40 Hutchinson St | North Cairns, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Edge Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Edge Hill
Price Range: $96 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kookas Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lush, cool surrounds of Kooka's Bed & Breakfast make this the perfect place to enjoy the warm climate of North Queensland. Nestled in tropical Rainforest of Far North Queensland on the foot of Mount Whitfield in Edge Hill it is the best spot for your relaxing holiday in Cairns.The superb architecture of Kooka's Bed & Breakfast makes the most of the property’s magnificent surrounds. An inviting, open deck leads you out from the lounge and towards the expansive views of the south. Discover the refreshing pool, the tropical garden, or simply do nothing at all – it’s all yours to enjoy.All rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and screening ensures for comfort all year round. Each room features air conditioning, ceiling fans, smoke alarm and separate entry. As well as Coffee making facility, fridge, TV & DVD player.Kooka's Bed & Breakfast is located in Cairns, your gateway to the magnificent wonders of Tropical North Queensland; the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and great Australian Outback. ... more   less 
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