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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great place for that relaxing break!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This was our second visit to O'Reilly's staying in a mountain view room. We had a fantastic time - room was clean and well laid out. Shower was amazingly hot which was fantastic after a full day of hiking. Staff were friendly and efficient. We could never tire of the views that surround the property. We bought a deal - Two nights for $199 - a great bargain. Can't wait to return again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jana J, Guest Relations Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi There,

Thank you very much for your review and continuing support of our mountain home.

We are thrilled to hear that you and your partner had a great time at O'Reilly's. I have forwarded your review onto management so that they can share it with the team!

We hope to see you up at O'Reilly's again soon.

Best Regards,
The O'Reilly's Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

The views are wonderful up at O'reillys, can be a little chilly at times so maybe pack a jumper just to be safe. The road is also very windy so probably not good for travellers who may suffer from motion sickness. Loved the free sky walk, amazing atmosphere through the dense rainforest and the bell birds singing! I loved it! Would suit active people who don't mind a nice walk. Only downfall is it could be a little longer.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jana J, Guest Relations Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Hi There,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review O'Reilly's.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and the breathtaking beauty of the Lamington National Park lived up to your expectations!

We look forward to seeing you up at O'Reilly's again soon.

All the best,

The O'Reilly's Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

A gorgeous scenic drive up the mountain from Canungra sets the scene for breathtaking valley views from the retreat room. An afternoon being pampered at the Lost World Spa was heavenly. A beautiful, peaceful hideaway. Dinner was fantastic and the breakfast buffet offered a great variety of hot and cold options. The room and bed were very comfortable and the sunset views from the balcony were memorable. The library and the bar are both very charming and beautifully set up. Would love to visit again, there are so many activities available day and night out in the rainforest.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Jana J, Guest Relations Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Hi There,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our mountain home!

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself and our facilities, dining, accommodation room and surroundings lived up to your expectations. I have forwarded your feedback onto the whole team.

We hope to see you up at O'Reilly's again one day.

Have a great week.

O'Reilly's
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We arrived mid-day on a sunny Friday after a gorgeous trip up the mountain through valley and rainforest views. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we were delighted with our retreat room which looked directly out to the valley and mountains. A variety of wrens and crimson Rosella visited our deck while Paddy-melons ate at the edges of the grassy area in front of our room. We enjoyed many of the trails and were excited by the number of birds we spotted including a bower bird and a noisy pitta! The mist and rain the next day seemed to only enhance our rainforest experience and made for a cosy time that evening in the bar and the excellent restaurant. We loved our stay at O'Reilly's and would like to thank the staff for their efforts.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jana J, Guest Relations Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Hi There,

Thank you very much for the positive review of our mountain home.

It sounds like you had an amazing time and were able to experience much of the flora and fauna of the Lamington National Park.

I have forwarded your review onto the entire O'Reilly's staff. We hope to see you up at O'Reilly's again one day soon.

All the best!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

The location can't be beat, up on the mountaintop. You have a clear view of the mountain ranges to the west, and sunsets are really spectacular when nature obliges. There are also tree walks, so you can go up into the raised platforms and enjoy the view from even higher up. They have many nice hikes leading to great waterfalls or nice views, too. I went with a university group, and we did several daytime hikes along with a night nature hike. It was great.
The only blemish on my stay was the fact that some of my uni group got rather drunk one of the nights, and the rest of our stay our entire group (not just those who became a problem) were treated rather coldly by the staff.That was undeserved, but overall the trip here was a good one. The food was good, and they bent over backwards to give the vegetarians in the group plenty of food they could eat.
The breakfast area has large windows looking out on some trees in which all sorts of colorful birds play, so you always have something to watch while eating.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Jana J, Guest Relations Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Hi There,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review O'Reilly's.

We are glad that you and your group had an enjoyable time at O'Reilly's and the facilities, dining and natural surrounds lived up to your expectations. We always receive great feedback in regards to our staff, therefore I have forwarded your feedback onto the hotel General Manager to discuss the issues outlined further with the team.

We hope to see you up on the mountain again soon.

All the best!

The O'Reilly's Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed for 2 nights as part of a longer trip to Australia. The journey up to the hotel was a bit disconcerting since there are few signs and you feel a bit lost- but there is only one road and you get there in the end. We checked into the hotel late afternoon and the reception was rather lukewarm. However we had a nice room and a great view out across the mountain range taking in the wild life that surrounded us. The hotel has seen better days really but it has a lot of charm and the service and food in the restaurant was pretty good. The real plus of the retreat are the many trails and board walks through the rain forest that makes it so special. And some very knowledgeable guides.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jana J, Guest Relations Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Hi There,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review O'Reilly's.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and our accommodation and location lived up to your expectations.

Your feedback is important to us, for this reason, I have forwarded it onto the management team to discuss further.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The O'Reilly's Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed there some years ago & had an amazing time, hope to get back at some stage. Loved seeing all the wild life, the early morning walks we did were great, saw lots of wallabies and lyrebirds. Food was very good and service was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jana J, Owner at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Hi There,

Thank you for your belated review of O'Reilly's. We appreciate this positive feedback very much and I have forwarded it onto the whole team.

We hope to see you again in the future.

All the best!

The O'Reilly Family
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Property: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa
Address: Lamington National Park Road, Canungra, Queensland 4275, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Canungra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Canungra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park from the best and only vantage point on Green Mountain - at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat - operated by passionate by third generation O’Reilly family members whose ancestors pioneered eco tourism in Australia in 1926. Choose to stay in a cosy Rainforest Retreat guest room with expansive views overlooking the western McPherson Range or one of 48 self-contained and architecturally designed modern Villas perched unobtrusively onto the sloping hillside. Get amongst the daily activities of guided bird walks, animal shows and the famed Tree Top Walk and treehouse climb to viewing platforms above. Plus, test your skills on an off road two-wheeled Segway tour through creek crossings to Morans Falls, or bliss out in the Lost World Day Spa. Dine in the casual treehouse bar on homemade pizzas or opt for the rustic dining room with a gourmet a la carte menu including matching wines from the Canungra Valley Vineyards down the road. Order a packed lunch or picnic hamper and set off to one of 500 waterfalls via 160 kilometres of nature trails. ... more   less 
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