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Room type


Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 3 infants)

Standard Room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Max Occupancy: 7 guests (up to 6 children, 3 infants)

Authentic flavours of Bali in cosmopolitan Cairns

City central oasis

At only 200 metres (less than one mile) from The Esplanade's waterside, this boutique Balinese-influenced hotel is within 1 km (0.6 miles) of City Place, 3 km (1.8 miles) from the Cairns Convention Centre and Tobruk Memorial Gardens.

Encircled by gardens

An open breezeway-style reception area provides an informal lounge space, offering garden and pool views; the restaurant recreates the taste, look, and feel of Balinese dining in décor and cuisine.

Cool tropics retreat

Tiled and timber flooring, ceiling fans and timber blinds or blackout drapes, contribute to a cooled interior; white-tiled bathrooms offer walk-in showers, and vanity areas with hair dryers.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Bay Village Tropical Retreat in Cairns sits on a corner intersection on the outskirts of the city centre. The low-rise boutique hotel has 90 guestrooms over two levels with staircase access, and the main building encircles a freeform swimming pool. Reception and the restaurant face the street. Other guest services include a tour desk, self-service laundry, library/reading area, and limited-hours reception/front desk. Basic business services are available on request, and an Internet room offers printer facilities and high-speed Internet access at three work stations (surcharge). Babysitting/child-minding service can be booked through reception. Parking is available on site, in a parking area behind the hotel, using a gate code. On-street parking is also available directly outside the hotel.

  • Total number of rooms - 90
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Number of floors - 2
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free self parking
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Outdoor pool
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Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 7.00 AUD per hour )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 7.00 AUD per hour )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room massage available
  • Shower only
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Room service (limited hours)
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Where to Eat

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant - Decorated with imported furnishings, the 100-seat restaurant serves a changing selection of authentic Balinese dishes. The Rice Table, or Rijsttafel as it is known in Dutch, ensures a selection of menu items are presented with a separate dish of rice. Dishes include Braised Beef in Coconut Milk, Braised Squid with Lime and Lemon Basil, and Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce. Dining is alfresco or indoors, with the kitchen open to view. Vegetarian dishes are available and the restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bayleaf Bar - Within the restaurant, and accessible from the central courtyard, the bar serves a selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

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Nearby Activities

The freeform saltwater swimming pool is located in the centre of the hotel courtyard.

Nearby recreational opportunities include a fitness facility diagonally opposite the hotel in a neighbouring hotel, which provides aerobics classes. A tennis court is also available at the neighbouring hotel. Activities include the 3 km boardwalk along the Esplanade for walking/jogging with workout areas positioned along the boardwalk, a public saltwater lagoon pool, and an unsupervised children's playground. Outdoor aerobics classes take place at the Esplanade; attendance can be arranged through reception. Basketball is available within 2 km of the hotel at the convention facility/stadium. Bicycle rentals are available in the city, within 2 km of the hotel.

Marlin Marina, at 2 km from the hotel, is the pick-up and drop-off area for various water sport activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling. Helicopter sightseeing and fishing charters can also be arranged at the marina. A golf-driving range can be found at Half Moon Bay golf course, within 8 km. Hiking/biking trails are at Red Arrow, a mountain walk, within 5 km of the hotel.

Bird watching opportunities are available at the Esplanade and also at Centennial Lakes, within 3 km of the hotel. The Botanical Gardens offers a range of walking tracks, and Centennial Lakes includes a boardwalk through swamp areas. The hotel can assist with tours that include horse riding, sky diving, rafting, and canoeing, all within 20 km of the hotel, at Yorkey's Knob and other locations. Tours to the Great Barrier Reef can also be arranged, which is approximately 30 nautical km, or 80 minutes by boat. Golf is available for non-members at the Paradise Palms golf course, located approximately 15 km from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11:30 PM
Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Free Wi-Fi Promotion

Book a stay in any room type and receive 5 hours of complimentary wireless LAN usage

Restrictions may apply.

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National Rating

This property does not have an official STAR Rating from AAA Tourism Pty Ltd. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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