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Reviewed 15 July 2008

We have recently returned from a brief holiday in Cairns and chose to stay at the Zanzoo Retreat and felt we had to post a review to advise others of this perfect gem nestled in the rainforest. The location is truly superb set in the valley with a quite broad stream flowing past and the grounds of the retreat are...

1Thank Carla44
Reviewed 13 June 2008

Zanzoo is a perfect retreat for some rest and relaxation in a tropical paradise! The premises is sparkling clean with wonderful ammenities, the rooms are airy with plenty of space, the bed was comfortable and the bathrooms spotless. We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed the quiet surroundings. Breakfast was served on the balcony each morning and sitting there watching...

1Thank kangatravels
zanzoo, Owner at Zanzoo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Following your comments we have placed a far more visible sign at the entrance of the property so that future guests have no trouble finding us.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2008

Had driven past this property several times and always fascinated us, at last we found an opportunity to stay there. What a fantastic find is this perfectly renovated, genuine Queenslander - mod cons abound without any compromise to the integrity of design of an original tropical Queensland home. The setting, only 20 mins from Cairns airport and city, is unique...

2Thank galah
Reviewed 25 February 2008

As Canadians visiting Australia for the first time we were not at all sure what to expect in the way of hospitality, congeniality, or for that matter any of the other social graces. I would like to report that any trepidations have been put to rest once and for all! A visitor will very quickly come to terms with the...

2Thank BadgerToronto
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 28 December 2007

My wife and I booked with Zanzoo in August of 2007 for what was to be a several night stay. Booked with them directly and received all necessary email confirmations and even spoke with the owners by phone. Provided our credit card for the deposit and thought we were all set for our first Australian holiday. Be warned, however; confirmation...

1Thank springbokny
zanzoo, Owner/ Manager at Zanzoo Retreat, responded to this review

Earlier in 2007 we installed a new computer program reservations system. Unfortunately we did have some teething problems with the system. These problems are now fixed. This reviewer was inconvenienced by an honest error that we made & one that could not be reversed. We were extremely embarrassed by the error and sincerely apologised to the reviewer & offered to...

Guildford, Surrey
Reviewed 9 December 2007

We arrived at Redlynch just after nightfall and had problems finding Zanzoo due to the fact there was no lighting on the "Zanzoo Resort" sign. The area from the car park into the house is also very dark. On the first night we stayed in an upstairs en-suite room which was absolutely delightful but were told in the morning that...

2Thank ABritAbroad1
zanzoo, Owner/ Manager at Zanzoo Retreat, responded to this review

In defence of our establishment when making a reservation with us we advise our guests that due to our location we recommend that they consider hiring a car when staying with us & that written driving instructions are available on our web site. If these instructions are followed then we are quite easy to find & many guests have commented...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 June 2007

We traveled to Cairns for part of our honeymoon. We stayed at the Zanzoo retreat for 4 nights. Marc and Sharon, the owners were very friendly, and helpful. They offered plenty of recommendations and helped book events during our stay. Zanzoo is a beautiful home. We stayed in the King bed room on the upper level. We were the only...

1Thank gotarheels4
Reviewed 5 November 2006

If you want to see the 'real' Cairns away from the main tourist places this B&B is the one to stay at. From the start we were welcomed like friends, given privacy to enjoy our stay yet Marc (host) was there to provide all the little luxuries through our stay. Breakfast was fresh tropical fruit and gourmet treats which set...

2Thank Janelucy2006
Reviewed 18 October 2006

We warned them about our late arrival 00:30!! but nobody was expecting us. We have to choose a room in a very dark environment, some rooms were not prepared. They ask for excuses because they forgot about arrival, they were expecting us the day after!!!. The place is nice but location is very far away from Cairns. You need a...

5Thank Lorenzo_Mallorca
Reviewed 20 August 2006

We wanted a place to stay around Cairns with a little peace & quiet...We found it in Zanzoo Retreat! This place must be the best kept secret in B& B's around Cairns (but one secret that needs to get out!). The owners (Marc & Sharon) provided hospitality, breakfast, and advice for travels and restaurants (*Dinner at Lemongrass is a MUST!*)....

2Thank sookovic

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Zanzoo Retreat

Address: Mary Parker Drive, Redlynch, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Redlynch
Price Range: $121 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Zanzoo Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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