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Tabu is located in the Rainforest Hillside suburb of Freshwater, Cairns
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Your studio room
Tabu is located in the Rainforest Hillside suburb of Freshwater, Cairns
Kingsize bed with a view into the Tropical Gardens
Private ensuite attached to studio room
Cocktails by the pool anyone!
Private patio for relaxing
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

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Kerry A
1 review
“Fantastic B&B”
Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Cannot rate Tabu B&B highly enough! Fairlie and Mark are amazing hosts and made us feel at home the minute we met them. The accomodation is large, beautifully decorated and situated in the middle of a lush, tropical garden filled with beautiful birds and butterflies. Breakfast is delicious and hearty; we had eggs, toast, fruit, yoghurt, juice, tea/coffee but there was also muslie, meats, cheese etc if you wanted and all enjoyed sitting on the deck outside your room. Mark and Fairlie gave us a tour of their gardens and a few cuttings to take home and terrific advice for our own garden. We highly recommend staying here and can say for certain we will be back.

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Management Response
4 Jan 2017
Really look forward to catching up with you again Kerry and James. I hope the Persian Shield and Variegated Pineapple grow beautifully for you. And, Thankyou again for the stunning Sunbird painting. (Still trying to find the best spot). PS; The Frogmouths in the Lychee Tree said to say high to the Blondie!
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Matt_J_Mc...
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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“You have to stay here!”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

This is the best bed and breakfast I've ever stayed in. In a great setting in a wonderful garden, great to sit in the evening a enjoy a bottle of wine and enjoy the surroundings. Breakfasts are very tasty! The owners are great and very friendly, would stay here again no questions!

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Kevbb
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Relaxing B&B in beautiful garden”
Reviewed 7 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Tabu B&B. Mark and Fairlie were fantastic hosts and made us feel really welcome. The place is idylic, set in the middle of their tropical garden. The breakfast was one of the best we've ever had on our travels. Couldn't recommend enough if you want to stay around Cairns but not be in the busy centre.

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Management Response
7 Nov 2016
Thanks Kevin, it was lovely having you and Hannes both here. Glad we could help make your time in Cairns a nice one. Thanks for the comment on the breakfast, I will tell Fairlie as she prides herself in preparing a nice surprise!
Regards,Mark and Fairlie
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Rae-Marie...
Princeville, Hawaii
2 reviews
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“A Botanical Hideaway”
Reviewed 6 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the foothills of Cairns lies this charming B & B run by Fairlie and Mark. The bedroom/bath sits behind the couple's home in a tropical wonderland of exotic plants. A basket full of delicious breakfast foods is served at the outside table surrounded by foliage, with water features and bird songs adding to the atmosphere.

The bed is very comfortable and the modern inside/outside bathroom is lovely. If you're lucky you'll have a green tree frog sharing your shower.

Although a 15 minute ride from Cairns, the location is perfect for day trips to Kuranda, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and the Daintree as the tour companies will pick you up from the Freshwater Train Station, a 5 minute walk from the B & B.

Fairlie and Mark are the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful, ensuring that your stay is the best it can be. I highly recommend Tabu B & B for your Cairn's accommodation.

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Liked best: The tropical setting, the hosts
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Nov 2016
Wonderful to meet you both and many thanks again for spending some time with us. It was especially nice to hear your stories of Kauai and I really appreciated Toms help with moving the oven! Hope we can catch up some time in your home town.
All the best Mark and Fairlie
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nehasudar...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“One of the best places to stay in Cairns”
Reviewed 22 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had been searching for places to stay in Cairns as soon as we booked our plane tickets. Did book in at another place too. Then found this place online and loved the pictures. But were still skeptical since most of the time the pictures don't do justice to the real thing. Were we surprised! Absolutely stunning backyard we have ever seen. Spectacular place and even amazing hosts. Had the best stay ever. Thanks Mark and Fairly. Recommend this place 100%.

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Liked best: Situation of the room and the hosts.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Oct 2016
Hi Neha and Shan! It was really nice to meet you two, too!. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hoped that we made your trip all the better . Please come again some time if you need a break from the Melbourne City Life.
All the best, Mark and Fairlie
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