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“Room with a View” 4 of 5 bubbles
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A Villa Gail
Ranked #1 of 2 Yorkeys Knob B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Room with a View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

Our stay in Cairns was made memorable by our choice of accommodation –A Villa Gail. The view from the bed is fantastic, the sunrises and the moon over the sea. Gail made us feel at home and provided a healthy fruit breakfast. If we can, we will be back. As the Villa is built on the face of a cliff, one needs to climb a few stairs to get to the room or pool.

Room Tip: No kitchenette
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

My friend and I stayed here in July 2011, it was great. The owner is a very caring and hospitable lady. And the estate was amazing, image waking up in your bedroom with the window facing the sunrise!

Justin

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

What a fabulous surprise! We are frequent visitors to the Cairns Beaches but had never tried a b&b option before as we like our independence. Avilla Gail offers ensuite apartments with 5* views with a fab breakfast provided for the guests to enjoy at their leisure. The rooms are not modern but don't let that put you off. They are clean, fresh and very functional. It's at the top of a steep hill so you will need a car or a donkey but the views are worth it.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2011

What a fabulous surprise! We are frequent visitors to the Cairns Beaches but had never tried a b&b option before as we like our independence. Avilla Gail offers ensuite apartments with 5* views with a fab breakfast provided for the guests to enjoy at their leisure. The rooms are not modern but don't let that put you off. They are clean, fresh and very functional. It's at the top of a steep hill so you will need a car or a donkey but the views are worth it.

  • Stayed June 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2011

Loved eveything. Gail was extremely helpful with transportation, restaurants and tours. Fabulous location, what more can I say but thank you Gail, we enjoyed your hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2011

We LOVED A Villa Gail! Our only complaint is it's location ~ it's half way around the world from home! We loved the pool. Very pretty and felt very private since it is on one level and the B&B rooms are located either above it or below it.

We had the one bedroom ensuite unit above the pool and it was wonderful! The B&B is built into the hillside hig above the Coral Sea with an absolutely breathtaking view of the sea to the mountain to the right in a distance...absolutely heavenly!

There are a couple of patios to sit and enjoy the stunning views and to unwind from a busy day of touring the Cairns area or to enjoy your breakfast outdoors. Breakfast was a generous platter of fresh fruits each day, bread and jam with a toaster in your room on top of the small refrigerator. It's nice to have breakfast whenever you like, maybe even have some the night before, since it was in our fridge the night before!

We enjoyed free Wi-Fi Internet access and were able to stay in touch with family and friends in the United States.

Gail was a terrific Hostess ~ guiding us to the best tours for us ~ Snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef (Ocean Spirit Cruises) and Kuranda Rainforest (Tropical Horizons) We had a great time on both tours. She really listened to what we were wanting for each day and we certainly were not disappointed!

Thanks to Gail for her suggestions ~ it made for a perfect stay in Cairns and we really did hate to leave!

Room Tip: Stay in the room above the pool! It was wonderful
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Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

My partner andI spent 5 days at this B&B, firstly the room it had paint falling of the walls, it was so antiquainted the furniture must have come from a car boot sale,the whole room was so mismatched it was something like an old baording house,the shower room was also old and tired the whole place needed a lot of maintainence, the breakfast was realy nice, plenty of tropical fruit but beware of the cooked breakfast!! we asked for a cooked breakfast and she looked a bit surprised, lovely lady as she was she could not cook! when it came up we had 2 eggs crucified and one rasher of bacon and that was it,Gail was very helpful in every way but make sure you get the price right, as we were quoted $110 per night but was charged $130 book your own trips in town as you will get them cheaper, as with her you pay broucher price in town no commision the place was kept very clean this a true reflection on our trip to Cairns, not a moan or some bull about being the best or worst ever find accomodation in the city plent there much cheaper far better quality

Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: A Villa Gail
Address: 36 Janett St, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — A Villa Gail 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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A Villa Gail Yorkeys Knob, Cairns Region, Australia

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