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“Character B&B in extensive grounds with swimming pool and tennis court”
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Zanzoo Retreat
Ranked #2 of 2 Redlynch B&B and Inns
UK
1 review
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“Character B&B in extensive grounds with swimming pool and tennis court”
Reviewed 24 February 2010

We stayed at the Zanzoo Retreat between 13th - 16th February 2010. The B&B is located on the outskirts of town but is within a short drive of a pub which serves reasonable meals. The local pizza places will deliver if you do not want to venture out. The Retreat is huge, soley occupied by guests as the owners live in an adjacent property. There is a residents' lounge and dining room, breakfasts are taken on the verandah. The property is managed by Rosie who prepares delicious breakfasts. Rosie is also a great source of information about day trips in and around Cairns.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire, UK
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Reviewed 12 November 2009

A lovely place to stay. Rosie (who runs the place) is such a wonderful lady and really made our stay. It is a very personal and extremely friendly place. The house is beautiful as are the grounds. Superb breakfast served on a relaxing balcony with other guests. When we arrived we got a choice of rooms (as the house was not full) which was really useful as we have a baby so we perhaps have different needs to other guests!

Rosie was brillant with our daugher and went out of her way to make her stay comfortable. Redlynch is a great place to be because it is not on the tourist route, you can see how real Aussies live.

My only negative comments are that although the pool is meant to be heated, it was too cold for my baby and that there is a mango tree which hangs above the house and everytime a mango fell on the roof it woke us all up! Nice and quirky during the day but no fun at night when you are trying to sleep....it makes such a noise!

Other than these tiny points I cant recommend this place more highly.

Thank you Rosie for a very memorable stay

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Halifax
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

The situation of Zanzoo is delightful,, but you do need a car. It was lovely to stay in such a quiet spot away from the th hustle and bustle of Cairns. We were lucky to have the whole house to ourselves, and Rosie was an excellent hostess, sorting out trips to the Barrier Reef, and telling us of local places to see, and places to eat . It was a relaxing stay here, in our air conditioned bedroom ,a lovely escape from the steamy heat of Cairns.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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halifax
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Reviewed 14 March 2009

This is the VERY BESY B/B I have stayed in....if you are headed toCairns Australia it is a must....Rosie is exceptional....the breakfast is wonderful..the rooms clean and comfie...the pool top notch...you can easily make your own meals...this is a 10 star and I have traveled lots...a must!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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wigan uk
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Reviewed 10 February 2009

We stayed at Zanzoo retreat for 6 nights it was wonderful in the Queenslander house.The breakfasts were amazing tropical fruit yoghurt,croissants and cereal on the veranda looking out of 14 acres of garden it was magical and so relaxing.Will definately come back to Zanzoo if we are back in Cairns.The rooms are spacious with Quuen beds and en suite.

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  • Liked — The peace and relaxation of Zanzoo
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Zanzoo Retreat

Property: Zanzoo Retreat
Address: Mary Parker Drive, Redlynch, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Redlynch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Redlynch
Price range (per night): $115 - $160
Hotel Class:2 star — Zanzoo Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautifully restored bed and breakfast has been tastefully decorated and is a popular and sought after B&B. The homestead is surrounded by rainforest covered mountain ranges and has the cool, clear waters of the rainforest fringed Freshwater Creek flowing through the length of the property year round.The floodlit outdoor tennis court is surrounded by rainforest trees, palms and tropical gardens.Take a dip in large resort style pool & relax in Cairns' most luxurious, yet affordable B&B ... more   less 
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Zanzoo Retreat Cairns Region/Redlynch

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