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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We actually stayed here in April 2017 for 4 nights. The hosts are simply fabatastic and couldn’t do enough. It’s the little things that make this place that little bit different, like the fresh cold water and little chocolates left in your room each day. Beds are comfy, rooms are equipped with everything you need. We slept really well given I was nearly 5 months pregnant. Breakfast was plentiful with such a varied choice ... we especially loved trying new and exotic fruits each day. The location is ideal to meet and hear some of Australia’s wildlife, it never failed to amaze me each day. Kookas is perfectly situated for exploring Cairns either on foot or by car.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heart-warming to hear that our service is appreciated. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, the location we live in and that you had the chance to meet some of our wildlife..
We are looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
Kind regards, Marlies & Bruno

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Kookas BnB! Marlies and her family are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was a yummy/ lecker variety of local fruits, yogurt &muesli/cereals, cheese, and breads. Beautiful surroundings, views, and bird sounds. It’s peaceful and scenic walking through the neighborhood to the Botanic Gardens. 10-15 minute walk to Edge Hill restaurants, 10-15 minute drive to the Cairns Lagoon area with shops and restaurants. 10 minute drive to airport. We used Uber/taxi to go once a day to Cairns for $12-15 each way, so we did not need a car for our short 3 day visit. Marlies helped us arrange tours/transfers that we really enjoyed. I wish only that we could stay longer, 5 days minimum! Daily Kookaburra sightings were a bonus!

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Beth B
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heart-warming to hear that our service is appreciated. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, the location we live in and that you hade the chance to meet our Kookaburras.
We are looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
Kind regards, Marlies & Bruno

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The place is magical, with a splendid view, lots of birds and butterflies. Bruno and Marlies are very nice, know a lot about the wildlife and are very helpful. They serve the most wonderful breakfast and it was always a pleasure to talk to them.
The rooms are large and clean and even without a car it’s was no problem to get around. All the tours we booked had a pick up at Kookas.
We warmly recommend a stay this wonderful place, we’d love to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Elisabeth_Ge
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heart-warming to hear that our service is appreciated and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay.
With great pleasure are we looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
Kind regards, Marlies & Bruno
P.s please accept my apology for my late response to your review posted in April 2018.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We enjoyed our short stay in Cairns in this place very much. The hosts are very friendly and always helpful. Lovely house and very clean rooms, excellent breakfast. We hope to return shortly. Thank you, Marlies & Bruno!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Ute771
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heart-warming to hear that our service is appreciated and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay.
With great pleasure are we looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
Kind regards, Marlies & Bruno

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Want to stay away from the buzz at the Esplanade in Cairns, enjoy tranquility (well, the birds don't shut up...) as well as unrivaled hospitality and a wonderful environment? Thiis is the place to go!
From minute one at your arrival you will feel this professional yet personal attitude resulting from many years of experience in this business. The setting of the house and the rooms is magnificient, everything matches the the location at the edge of the rainforest, breaktfast buffet and service are way beyond similar locations at a very competitive price.
The room is aptly equipped with what you need, everything feels relaxed, having made our stay the top one during our Australia visit!

Thanks a lot for having us at your wonderful place!

Room Tip: the two rooms in the back of the property seemed to be the best ones regarding overall view, but can't really judge the other rooms
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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kookas-55, Owner at Kookas Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Jochen t
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heart-warming to hear that our service is appreciated and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and your family during the Christmas Holiday and we are looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Cairns.
Kind regards, Marlies & Bruno

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