great place to stay, everything really clean, close to airport and city, and cheaper than hotels for family of 5. we highly recommend.More
great place to stay, everything really clean, close to airport and city, and cheaper than hotels for family of 5. we highly recommend.MoreShow less
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!!!
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
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!
We enjoyed so much having you stay and getting to know that three of you!