Luxury with a difference. Galvin's B&B is located centrally in quiet, leafy Edge Hill just ten minutes from the airport and ten minutes from downtown Cairns. Galvin's B&B is one of the most central B&B's in Cairns. The house is one of Cairns' finest examples of Queensland style architecture, built in the 1930s. We live upstairs. The B&B is the whole lower level with separate entrance at the front and opening onto a tropical garden and pool at the back.
Relax in your own private two-bedroom apartment. We only accept one booking at a time so you are guaranteed the whole place to yourselves - no need to share. Luxurious, tastefully decorated and self contained, the apartment has a private entrance & patio; two bedrooms (Queen and twin); bathroom; lounge room with TV/video, free wireless broadband internet access & extensive reference library; and sunny breakfast room opening onto a large, natural rock swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, lovingly tended.
Whether single, double, family or two groups traveling together, you’ll love the perfect setup, the convenience and you’ll be spoiled with our special blend of hospitality and privacy.
Enjoy free fast wireless broadband internet access, extensive reference library, free laundry facilities, paraphernalia for day trips (cooler, beach towels, bird books) and luggage storage for those heading off on further adventures.
We operate our own tour desk and have arranged tours for our guests for many years. We have traveled extensively in the region ourselves, with and without children, and can advise you, depending on your particular interests. We can take care of all of your bookings, arrange convenient pick-up and drop-offs and fine-tune any special requirements you may have, all at no extra cost to you (i.e. the same price you would pay by booking directly). Most of the tours have courtesy buses that will pick you up either at our front door or in Edge Hill (2 minutes walk). Frequent feedback from our guests ensures that we pass on only the most up-to-date information.
Julie and Jesse have lived in cairns for the past 28 years after meeting here while back packing around Australia. From Cork, Ireland, Julie (Galvin) has spent many years working in the hospitality industry in Europe and Australia, and has stayed in many Bed & Breakfasts.
Jesse has worked for over 25 years in day-to-day management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the area's natural and cultural values and how they are best presented, preserved and experienced.