Galvins is a really special place to stay. We have been here a week and have wanted for nothing! We have a hire car, so the 10 minute drive to the centre of Cairns is no problem. The area is really peaceful and, although I worried a little about the noise of the airport, it's nothing but the occassional low rumble as a plane takes off and we didn't notice it at all. There are plenty of shops and places to eat in Edge Hill, which is just a 10 minute walk away.
There are so many thoughtful touches, as many clean beach towels as you need, sun hats, eskies, loads of books (including guides for the reef and Australian wildlife), BBQ, candles & mozzie repellant burners (if you want to sit out by the pool or swim in the evening). Breakfast is delicious fresh fruit along with any bread/muffins/cereal/juice/yogurts you would like. The pool and garden is truly beautiful and the apartment is a real home from home. The laundry facilities are excellent- as is the wi-fi access. There is excellent air con in the bedrooms. There's an outside toilet and pretty 'garden' shower too- if the inside one is in use!
Julie and Jessie are perfect hosts, respectful of privacy yet really friendly and helpful. We will definately come back if we get a chance!!
- 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