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“The Best place to stay in Cairns”
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Floriana Villas
Ranked #34 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
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“The Best place to stay in Cairns”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Great roomy apartments,well air-conditioned including ceiling fans.
The fitout and facilities are first class to make your holiday more enjoyable,it is like coming home.
The owners John and Jan go the extra step to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying the holiday experience,located at the end of the board walk on the esplanade it is only a short walk to all Cairns attractions.

Please don't tell anyone as we may not get an apartment next time we go to book!

Room Tip: We prefer the two bedroom upstairs apartments overlooking the Esplanade but the single bedroom apart...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

This is rare character accommodation amongst boring highrise rectangles. I loved what the owners have done - they have carefully renovated with taste and quality - as if they would live there themselves. Kids enjoyed the pool. My only regret is I wish I could have stayed longer and cooked up a storm in the wonderful kitchen with all the mod cons. The balcony was great to have a few drinks on a warm night, and watch people walking past. You do need a car here, as it's a bit of a walk if you want to do a reasonable grocery shop at Woolies. You can find nearby convenience stores though. Would stay here again - plenty of room, value for money and fantastic location on the Cairns esplanade. Very close to the airport and the owners were available for nightime payment to checkout as we had early flight in morning.

Room Tip: We stayed in the top villa on the airport side. Loved it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Absolutely beautiful and John and Jan are so wonderful. We traveled with 2 small children and they were so warm and inviting to our family. They made out stay comfortable and very relaxed. The only problem we had is we wish we could have stayed longer....it's that nice

  • Stayed December 2013
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We recently stayed here and overall I would say the accommodation is very good. Nice furnishings and stylish looking with all the things you would need. All the appliances are of really good quality and you have all the things in the kitchen you'd need ie. a fruit bowl, a rice cooker, wine glasses and beer glasses, even tupperware type containers.

John and Jan were very friendly, helpful and were flexible with checkout arrangements which was very nice.

One caution I would give is that the design of the master bedroom was a little bit unusual in the villa we stayed in. There was no separation between the en suite (including toilet) and the bedroom, meaning that for a couple you were basically going to the toilet just around the corner from where your partner was in bed. I'm sorry that wasn't something that was very tasteful for us. We ended up leaving our room and going in the main bathroom if we needed to go while the other one was in the bedroom.

Also there is an opening in the bedroom wall that opens onto the study and then the lounge room meaning that anything you are doing or talking about in the bedroom is clearly audible to those in the lounge room. It's great for airflow on those evenings where there's a breeze but not for privacy. Definitely a consideration when booking.

Also, its a 20 min walk into the main part of town where the restaurants and shops are.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Noosa
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Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

We have stayed with Jan and John numerous times over the last 20 years, first in Floriana Guest House which they previously owned, Lavender Hill in the Table lands and now their newest venture, Floriana Villas. They have evolved from the Backpacking days to suit the market with stylish self contained accommodation right on the Esplanade overlooking the water and all the attractions along the Esplanade. We are now a family with young children and their apartments are perfect. Everything you could want in an apartment, all the extras and with so many homely touches. The Esplanade now has so much to offer with parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and cafes. The centre of town is only a 15 min stroll along the waterfront but if you wish to venture further afield and sample the delights of the Reef, Kuranda or The Table lands, Jan and John are only too willing to book anything for you and have a wealth of knowledge on the area. We will definitely be back and look forward to trying their newTrinity Beach Dome which we checked out on our last visit and is a perfect Beach holiday destination!

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Warrnambool
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We recently stayed 5 nights here in June with our 18 month old daughter. Jan and John were very friendly hosts, who were very prompt replying to our booking enquiries. We stayed in the bottom left 2 bedroom unit and it was huge! Two large bedrooms with walk in robes, ensuite with spa bath and another bathroom. There is a large kitchen with everything you need, big loungeroom with very comfy couches. There is a dining area, porch and fully enclosed front yard with table and chairs. Great for our daughter to run around. It's about a 15-20 min walk on the esplanade into the centre of town. You also get your own lock up garage. There is some street noise from passing traffic, but to be expected when staying at street level on the Esplanade. I would definitely recommend staying here, good value for money, spotlessly clean and secure accomodation!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Floriana Villas

Property: Floriana Villas
Address: 187-189 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 beautiful boutique holiday villas situated on the sea front in Cairns, all fully equipped to a high standard. All linen included, only 10 min walk from the city, restaurants, and shopping and close to the airport. Off street parking, pool and bbq, pergola, on site management. ... more   less 
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