Guesthouse Babinda Quarters
30 Knowles Street, 4861 Babinda, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 129 reviews)
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About Babinda Quarters
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Margaret Perpetua Nelson.
Welcome to Babinda Quarters! This Art Deco Nurses Quarters was lying idle in a jungle setting for almost 10 years until by chance one day Maggie saw it and decided to bring it back to life as a guest house. A peaceful haven where people can relax and enjoy the lush surroundings. With untouched charm and history at every turn, it's easy to imagine the doctors and nurses living here. It's so large and rambling with quirky authentic bathrooms and simple original kitchens. Musicians love the Bernstein Baby Grand Piano. There is also a drum kit. Guests are encouraged to stay and bring their instruments. The Doctors Quarters is a semi-circle studio apartment popular with couples. We are planning a bathroom refurbishment in this room but currently it has the original tiles. There is an additional seven en-suite rooms for overnight and holiday guests along this wing of the building. Groups of friends are welcome. Eleven rooms are allocated for longer stay guests. There is a mix of people here with guests working on short contracts,, training or having a long break. You are welcome to enjoy the relaxed homey environment. Stay for a day or stay for a year.
Maggie enjoyed being a self employed business woman all her life. For the last 32 years she delighted in restoring Art Deco buildings in North Queensland, and converting them into holiday accommodation. Starting with Cairns Backpackers Inn in the mid 80's, then Floriana Guest House on the Cairns Esplanade and Charlston House amongst them. Her life long passion for entertaining guests, friends and family by playing piano and singing explains the Bernstein Baby Grand sitting in the main lounge at Babinda Quarters. Garry is the friendly, helpful and efficient manager at Babinda Quarters. If he isn't chatting to guests he will be doing a painting project, or a water proofing project. There is a lot to do in this huge place, but it's fun. I am Kim, writing this message, to let valued guests know that I intend to carry on Mums tradition of restoration. You may see me wandering around with a measuring tape or gardening in the rain. I love Babinda Quarters and hope you do too. In all it's quirky and random wonderment and awkwardness. We will get there.
Babinda is a town beneath the tallest mountain in Queensland. A misty rainforest backdrop to the restored art deco picture theatre, a 50m public pool, a bakery famous for cream buns, bank, chemist, library, post office, supermarket, hospital, medical centre, heritage listed pub, cafes and quirky shops. There are wonderful walks, rock pools, waterfalls, and rainforest. Babinda Boulders are a series of swimming holes where the water is cold year round. Only 6kms from Babinda township with plenty of parking. It is safe to swim here, and plenty of seating and viewing platforms. Devils Pool is a 1.3 km walk from Babinda Boulders and is for viewing only. Devils Pool is not a swimming spot but is impressive to view. Josephine Falls is a scenic tiered cascade waterfall set within beautiful lush rainforest surrounds. There is a natural rock slide here, fed by rainfall. Mount Bartle Frere is a challenging hike that involves preparation and should only be undertaken by experienced bushwalkers. Overnight campsites need to be pre-booked with National Parks. Broken Nose Walk is also accessed from here. An 8 kilometre demanding hike. We live in a cloud.
Languages spoken: English
Babinda Boulders3.2 miles
Cafe/Bar Babinda Kool Cafe0.2 miles
Restaurant Babinda State Hotel0.2 miles
Mountain Bellenden Ker3.1 miles
Mountain Mt Bartle Frere3.1 miles
Lake Babinda Boulders3.9 miles
Ocean/Sea Deeral Boat Ramp to Frankland Islands9.9 miles
River Josephine Falls10.4 miles
Ocean/Sea Bramston Beach14.1 miles
River Behana Gorge20.8 miles
Ocean/Sea Etty Bay25.7 miles
Mountain Paronella Park29.2 miles
Cairns Airport34 miles
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4 reasons to choose Babinda Quarters
Why book with us?
Prices you can't beat!
Manage your bookings online
The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
- Toilet paper
- Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Wardrobe or closet
- Mountain view
- Garden view
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Shared kitchen
- Socket near the bed
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Live music/Performance
- Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
- Temporary art galleries Off-site
- Bowling Additional charge
- Hiking Off-site
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
- Street parking
Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Private check-in/out
- Baggage storage
- Tour desk
- Honeymoon suite
- Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
- Board games/Puzzles
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Air conditioning
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Recycling bins available to guests and waste is recycled
- The property makes efforts to reduce food waste
- Single-use plastic stirrers not used
- Single-use plastic straws not used
- Single-use plastic cups not used
- Single-use plastic cutlery/plates not used
- Option to reuse towels
- Most lighting throughout property uses energy-efficient LED bulbs
- 100% renewable electricity used throughout
- Tours and activities organized by local guides and businesses
- Local artists are offered a platform to display their talents
- Green spaces like (rooftop) gardens at the property
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Debit card Babinda Quarters accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
FAQs about Babinda Quarters
Yes, Babinda Quarters is popular with guests booking family stays.
Check-in at Babinda Quarters is from 7:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Room options at Babinda Quarters include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to Babinda Quarters by:
- Car 55min
Babinda Quarters offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Temporary art galleries
- Live music/Performance
- Movie nights
The prices at Babinda Quarters may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Babinda Quarters is 1,000 feet from the center of Babinda.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Babinda Quarters (subject to availability):
- On-site parking
- Street parking
- Free parking