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Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Edge Hill B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
1 review
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“Home in Tropical Australia”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

The Galvin's B&B is an excellent place for rest and relaxation after a long trip and exhausting tours! I chose this place for its reasonable price and proximity to the City center. With its classic Queensland architecture, it has a homey feel with its rooms opening to a nice veranda and to a cozy living room facing the pool. The quiet neighbourhood makes for a good night's rest. An assortment of fruits makes for a healthy breakfast. A dip at the pool sheltered around by tropical flora excellently capped my stay. Best of all, the Low-Galvin family is such a gracious host, making my stay all the more worth-while.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Many thanks for your kind words. We enjoyed having you stay. Hope to see you again before you leave Australia. Best regards, Julie and Jesse
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

If you are relaxing with your family, this is the best place I would recommend. Lovely rooms & swimming pools, excellent views and service~~ we really love it!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. You certainly made the most of your time here. We hope the rest of your travels went well and wish you all the best in Sydney. Best regards, Julie and Jesse
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We had the amazing good fortune to stay at Galvin's for 5 nights during our recent 3 week trip to Australia. Our time in this delightful, magical B&B was, without a doubt the best part of our trip. Beautifully appointed, wonderful beds, quiet, peaceful, spectacular pool, perfect breakfasts and AMAZING hosts! While there is much to see in Cairns, we chose to spend 2 of our days lounging by the pool, reading, napping - and soaking up the experience. We have stayed in many B&Bs... this one rose quickly to the top of our list! We will return there whenever we can!

Room Tip: Both rooms are perfect! Take your pick.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 4, 2012
We enjoyed so much having you stay and getting to know that three of you!
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GURGAON, INDIA
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Stay at Galvin edge was the best part of our Trip to Australia. We stayed at Cairns for a week.The place is very beautiful and extremely well managed. The hosts, Jesse and Julie, went out of their way to make us comfortable.

The house is located in a very peaceful and enchanting place.

Room Tip: The entire ground floor with two rooms are yours, with a library in the living room, a television, r...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

Stayed for 3 nights in mid-Nov, 2011, and it was just great. Our party of 3 was so comfortable in the 2 bedroom w/kitchen and living room. Felt like we were in the most exotic place. Step outside to the patio and in front of us was the pool with lush plantings all around. So relaxing after a day of touring. And they light it at night too. Jesse & Julie were wonderful & helpful. They made excursion arrangements and even drove us to them. Added plusses: washer & dryer (so useful!) and outside shower (so fun). Oh and let's not forget Lucy, their most wonderful dog. Felt just like being at home. We'd stay there again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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York, England
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We had 3 nights at Galvin's at the end of a 3 week holiday covering the Queensland coast and can only endorse what others have said before. This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely house in a peaceful, leafy suburb of Cairns. Good local facilities, close to the airport and an easy drive into town or the north Cairns beaches. The garden is very relaxing with a stunning pool, tropical plants and trees, and plenty of birdlife. The breakfast fruit platter was almost too good to be true. There are enough books to fill a library - we never had time to turn the TV on ! Julie is a perfect host, friendly and helpful yet allowing guests to have their own privacy. If we come back to Cairns we will not need to look elsewhere for top quality accommodation. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The apartment has two doubles - choose when you arrive.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2011
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you stay . You certainly made the most of your time here and the perfect weather! Hope the rest of your travels go smoothly and that there are still a few leaves on the trees when you arrive home. Julie and Jesse
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

I stayed here for three nights, in September 2011, and found it a very relaxing, convenient place to stay. Since my flight from the States did not arrive until 11:20 PM, and I then had to pick up my luggage and also my rental car, I was worried about arriving for the first time after midnight. That was no problem; Julie, the very capable and friendly lady of the house, arranged for me to enter without waking the family. The guest accommodations are on the lower floor; there are two bedrooms, a living area, kitchen and bathroom. There is a separate entrance for the lower level which is very convenient.

The bed was very comfortable, the shower fast and powerful, and the breakfast, with fresh fruits, cereals, bread, tea and coffee, and juice was quite nourishing and satisfying. The rear garden is most attractive, with lush tropical vegetation and a large pool. I enjoyed meeting and talking with both Julie and her husband, Jessie.

Cairns has become one of my favorite destinations in the world; I have been there on four occasions and have been fortunate to find two excellent B&Bs - both across the street from each other!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast
Address: 61 Walsh St, 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 2 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, and more. ... more   less 
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