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Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Edge Hill B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Gracious hosts Julie and Jesse made our stay at Galvins just like a stay at home. Everything that we could have asked for in a holiday home was available. I cannot forget my first interaction with Julie when I requested for a booking and she refused an advance deposit but confirmed that the booking was reserved for us. A warm welcome awaited us when we landed at Cairns. A fridge full of goodies, a plate of fresh tropical fruits cut by Julie every morning and left quietly in the Fridge, yummy yogurt cups...I could go on. Wish my time had allowed me a longer stay in Cairns.
Julie , Jesse and their family are lovely hosts and we promise to return to this tropical heaven. Highly recommended for families.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Saanjay
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2012

Thank you for your kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We really enjoyed having you stay.
Best wishes
Julie and Jesse

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Easy to find, easy to set-up, and so very easy to enjoy! The location was great, close to the round about at Edge Hill, where there was a bus stop and numerous fun restaurants. My husband, daughter and I stayed for 5 nights and wished it could have been longer.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2012

Thanks so much for your kind review. Hope the rest of your travels went well.
All the best
Julie and Jesse

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

great place to stay, everything really clean, close to airport and city, and cheaper than hotels for family of 5. we highly recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded June 24, 2012

Thank You for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the rest of your travels went well. Best Regards, Julie and Jesse

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

How lucky was I to find and stay at Galvin's B&B for 7 nights while doing a course, in a neighboring Cairns suburb. A beautiful home in the traditional Queenslander style, with the separate very clean and comfortable 2 bedroom B&B accommodation located downstairs, complete with own bathroom/toilet and fully furnished /equipped kitchen/lounge area,(great collection of books too), which opens to a tropical garden and pool area. Julie, the host of Galvin's, provided daily generous and delicious breakfast provisions including fresh tropical fruits, creamy organic local yoghurts, cereals , fresh coffee, cheese and chocolate bars, and cold bottles of water. Julie also went out of her way (literally) to drive me to my course each morning and to make sure that I was comfortable.5 minutes walk to local shops with handful of cafes/restaurants and a small fully equipped supermarket, and same distance walk to glorious Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Center. 10 mins drive to Cairns CBD / 30 mins walk where the route takes you along the entire length of the Cairns Esplanade. Wonderful stay, and very reasonable rates. Hope to return again soon.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2012

It's nice to have guests supporting businesses in the local area. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure having you. Best regards, Julie and Jesse

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

My wife and I were on a RTW trip and stayed in a variety of hotels and B&B's and our criteria for choosing a B&B was that it avoided commercial hustle and bustle, was of good quality and had a more personal feel about it. Galvin's B&B fulfilled all of these criteria. The first impression you have is how well equipped and spacious the apartment is with attention to small but stand out details e.g. A variety of sunhats, (proper) tropical fruitbowl, free WiFi, laundry facilities, conveniences such as refrigerated wine available for purchase etc.. There is a marked tranquil and restful ambience to the pool area (punctuated by the trickle of a water feature) which is surrounded by tropical flora and fauna that belies an albeit quiet residential location. Our hosts were charming, offering mutual seclusion but being on hand to provide local knowledge, offering to book excursions and put themselves out to give us lifts to the train station, ferry terminal and airport and as such have set themselves apart from many other B&B's we have encountered. We stayed for a memorable 3 days and would make this our first port of call if we came to Cairns to stay in the future.

Room Tip: We find we get more value and a more personal accommodation experience away from commercial centres...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tropicallows, Owner at Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. It's a pity you didn't have a few more days to explore the area. Hopefully you will be able to come back another time! We trust the rest of your travels went well :)Best Regards, Julie and Jesse

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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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: $80 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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