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Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Montville
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Broadbeach, Australia
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1 review
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“Most romantic and peaceful getaway you'll ever have”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My partner and I stayed here for our 4-year anniversary as we had already stayed for our 1st year anniversary. Since our first visit, we haven't found a single place that compares to the tranquility or romance we experienced here. The attention to detail and love that goes into preparing your room is evident as soon as you arrive and check in. We requested the 'whip bird' cabin as we stayed in this room on our first visit and loved it. They were able to accommodate for us and we were given a choice as to what went into our complementary hamper (which type of milk/what flavours of yoghurt/preference of fruit) and were walked to our cabin.

As you arrive to your room there is a beautifully relaxing mountain soundtrack CD already playing in the background. We had personalised chocolates for us (that were totally delicious), a cheese platter waiting in the fridge as well as firewood, matches and fire starters. There are beautiful rainforest noises constantly surrounding you and there is a gorgeous sky roof that provides a stunning view of the trees above you and which allows amazing natural light into the cabin. The hammock on the balcony also comfortably fit both my partner (who is 6'4") and myself at the same time. The wi-fi also perfectly compensated for the fact that there is no phone reception - however, being away from everyone may be part of the appeal.

During our stay we also visited the Kondalilla falls which is a nearby hiking track that has several local waterfall spots to visit. There is also a main street which has gorgeous boutique-style shops and lovely restaurants to visit.

You may think the Narrows is a little pricey, but when you consider everything that is included and the unique experience you'll have, you'll realise you can't put a price on perfection.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Lizzy S,
“You can’t put a price on perfection!” – what a special and wonderful statement along with all the amazing and generous comments about all our heart felt touches. Thank you, thank you, thank you…it is all part of our caring service to our guests. We really appreciate your lovely review and look forward to welcoming you back again for another anniversary.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

From the moment you arrive at Narrows you get the feeling you've made the right decision. It was a mixture of excitement and relief when we checked in to our Dove cabin.

Everything was more than I expected. Beautiful welcome baskets, chocolates, cheese platter and champagne on arrival, Sheridan towels, amazing sheets, cloud like mattress, fireplace, hammock on the balcony, coffee machine, I could go on forever. The point is, nothing has been forgotten, everything is clean, in good working order and of top quality.

Narrows deserves the incredible reviews and TripAdvisor awards (proudly displayed in reception). They do everything so well and we both felt so looked after without ever needing to ask for anything.

I will miss the silence, the birds, the fresh croissants, morning paper, cosy fireplace and just the overall relaxing vibe we both enjoyed for the long weekend.

I won't say we hope to come back - because we WILL be back but for much longer next time. Great job guys, you should be so proud of what you offer and how you make your guests feel.

If you are looking for that place to get away - Narrows is the place, stop looking.

Stayed July 2014
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Hi Muffn1981,
Thank you for your wonderful review. Delighted you enjoyed your time away. Dove pavilion is lovely – and we are thrilled you appreciated all the little heartfelt touches everywhere. We are truly humbled by your lovely review.
Mark and Joanne on behalf of Karen & Michael
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat was such a fantastic getaway for me and my now fiance, the cabins made a perfect setting for him to propose.
The customer service from the owners was absolutely wonderful, I loved the local produce supplied and the freshly baked croissants delivered every morning.
Great nature walks and fun feeding the birds and possums from our balcony
Spa & Fireplace
Will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Hi Miloandmilk,
Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for choosing Narrows Escape to steal away for a further few days of rest and relaxation. Thrilled you enjoyed all the resort has to offer. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Mark and Joanne on behalf of Karen & Michael
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Capalaba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

A two night stay was given to me by family and friends to celebrate my 60th Birthday.
They couldn't have given me a more wonderful gift. My husband and I were very much in need of a weekend away and this was the perfect place to escape to.

We found our hosts so very friendly and accommodating and would not hesitate and in fact have recommended The Narrows to friends.

Room Tip: I believe, the way the place is designed any room would be an ideal location
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Hi Sue E,
What a wonderful 60th Birthday celebration and perfect place to come away and relax. Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
Mark and Joanne on behalf of Karen & Michael
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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I recently enjoyed two nights in Dove Cottage at Narrows Escape. After reading the reviews and speaking to people we had very high expectations however all of these were well and truly exceeded. The quality of the service was matched by the quality of everything within the pavilion and everything within the hamper and the fridge. So tranquil, so quiet and so comfortable it really is the perfect couples getaway. Take a stroll around the grounds and relax.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Hi Geoff Peters,
Many thanks for your fabulous review. We are thrilled that your expectations were exceeded.We look forward to welcoming you both back to our special piece of paradise soon!
Mark and Joanne
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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Wonderful experience, exceeded all expectations. The little extra touches provided by Karen and Michael made all the difference. You must come and experience the hospitality yourself. Everything was excellent and perfect.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Hi Leahliz,
Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed all the little extra touches – it is so much fun spoiling our guests. Wishing you a great year ahead and look forward to welcoming you back another time.
Mark and Joanne
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place. You feel you've stepped into another world. Nestled amongst Australian rainforest you're surrounded with the lovely sound's of native birds, the sound of the stream trickling by. Once you walk into the cabin - the rosella, you instantly feel the warmth of the log fire burning, the beautiful food hamper of local products, a tasty cheese platter waiting in the fridge plus a complimentary craft of port on the bench. The lounge and bed was comfortable, the spa amazing, the hammock delightful (especially in the morning listening to the birds) and of course the breakfast. Michael our host delivered freshly baked croissants to die for. Take a pair of walking shoes and explore the walking tracks around the area. It is just a pretty area. We WILL be back.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jo_Narrows, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review, 28 December 2014
Hi AnnaKingaroy,
Aah! Narrows Escape does feel like another world, so very special! The ambiance just seems to wash over you as you arrive at reception and you continue to relax as you are welcomed warmly into your pavilion with all the little special touches. Thank you for your amazing review. We are truly humbled with your kind comments. The Narrows Escape team look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Joanne and Mark on behalf of Karen & Michael
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Property: Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
Address: 78 Narrows Rd, Montville, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Montville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in 7 acres of rainforest, seclusion is guaranteed at this award winning retreat, tailored for couples. Six contemporary design pavilions, surrounded by birdsong and the tranquility of ancient rainforest. Delight in your self contained cabin with fully appointed kitchen, complete with Nespresso Coffee machine, free high speed wifi, deep double whirlpool spa baths, log fireplaces and a verandah to soak in the views. Minutes from charming hinterland villages, art galleries and wineries await to delight the senses. Recognised by TripAdvisor' Hall of Fame and winner of the 2013 and 2014 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, this highly awarded resort provides a unique natural experience with indulgent luxury. Taste the finest regional produce at highly acclaimed restaurants or explore the myriad of walking trails at your doorstep. ... more   less 
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