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Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice place to stay, loved the pool and free pool towels. Little bit of a walk to Cairns shops but we didn't mind. Wifi was absolute rubbish though, couldn't get much if any, in our room. Had to go down and sit by the pool. Great service from the staff at the counter, nice and helpful.

I found the staff very helpful. Fantastic location close to Airport and the Quay. Clean rooms and the restaurent is highly recommended. I would definitely stay here again. they have a pool and free wifi. If you're coming late remember to get the code to the smaller gate.

Nice place, not for business stays. I could not use the WIFI, told the next morning that the Router needed a reboot. The restaurant staff were very helpful and friendly. have to say the food was amazing. Rooms are very basic, best for a budget traveller. Air conditioning was noisy and smelly. Room was very clean.

Sorry, Bay Village, but I was a bit underwhelmed by my stay. Cairns was the end point of a road trip up the Coast, and the other places I stayed were better. It was very clean (and was cleaned every day) and everything worked, but nothing was outstanding. The aircon was a bit loud, and the shower water pressure was woeful. The staff were efficient, friendly and attentive though. They were good.

Imagine this - you book a group package for flights and accommodation not knowing what to expect, but being pleasantly surprised. This resort is tucked away across from the Cairns Hospital and is a gem. One block away from the esplanade and a nice stroll to restaurant central. The staff are very friendly and willing to assist without hesitation. They booked our charter to the Great Barrier Reef as well as assisting other tourists. Obviously this is what hospitality is all about but they enjoy it and enjoy making their patrons happy. The facilities are well maintained and clean, it's connected to the Bayleaf Balinese restaurant. What more could you ask for?

We had a two night stay whilst on our North Queensland roadtrip. Friendly staff at check-in. We had a ground floor room which was spacious, clean and very good value. A bit of a walk to the esplanade which didn't bother us. We would recommend a stay here.

First of all, considering the price context and the quality of the hotels in Cairns, this place is correct. Prices are good, so I wasn't expecting to land in Le Meridien when we arrived. Rooms are fine, furniture is old, but the place is clean and comfortable. I would also change the curtains to add privacy to the rooms, otherwise the motel structure doesn't give you the feeling of privacy when in your room. I would say that Bay Village is not a bad option but don't expect to be in a luxury hotel.

Nice quiet oasis close to heart of Cairns opposite hospital. Big attractor is the Balinese restaurant, great for breakfast lunch as well as dinner. Best of all when I left my jumper behind retuning to Melbourne they got in the post quickly and without any hassles!

Recently stayed in a two bedroom apartment here - very clean and spacious, however the bed was not as comfortable as other beds I've slept in whilst away. Very helpful having your own washing machine, iron etc in the apartment. Lots of wardrobe space in each bedroom. Good air conditioning and fans in all rooms, though one in the living room was considerably wobbly when it spun. We stayed on the second floor which was fine, except when it comes to carrying your cases up and down - not easy without a lift. Couple of nice swimming pools. In quite a good location, 5 minutes walk to the sea front and another 20 minutes gets you into the heart of Cairns - very pleasant.

We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment which was fabulously spacious. Comfortable and quiet if a little dated. The pool area is nice and the restaurant a bonus. 15/20 minutes walk to town centre and swimming lagoon.

227 Lake Street Cairns North QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Cairns within 2 miles (3 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. This 3.5-star hotel has 88 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Cairns North, the hotel is also a short walk from Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Base Hospital.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All of Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments's 88 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

At Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options


Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Queen 2 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 523 reviews