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Turtle Cove Beach Resort
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Brisabne
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90 reviews
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“Nice Stay At Turtle Cove”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed at Turtle Cove for 5 nights in September. Excellent beach, ocean temp perfect for that time of the year, most outstanding staff member by far was the lovely Ray, who gave the grand tour on check in, nothing was a problem for him, very helpful. The guy with the dark slicked hair cleaning the rooms, also very friendly. Other staff were about average. Good points for this property are definately the beach setting right on the ocean which is just amazing. I would definately go for the beachfront units again, whilst a little more expensive, are still great value with their position with nothing in front except the beautiful sky, ocean and palm trees. (The beachfront units are roughly the size of a standard motel room with mini fridge.) Turtle Cove allows late check outs at no extra charge if they dont need the room straight away, which was a bonus. They can assist with tour bookings and help where they can. The only things I could suggest would be whilst the lunch menu is extensive, the dinner menu just needs a few more standard items added to it, dinner was nice but the choices just a little limited. Your alternative is to drive into Port Douglas, 15 min away, so organising a hire car is a bonus there. Just lastly, the ole cocktails at the resort just need a bit of a kick in the guts, had a few and whilst they were well presented, they were quite weak, I didn't feel there was a great deal of booze in them. There was a whole massive big pile of old palm branches off palm trees along each side of the wooden walkway to the beach, they might want to think about moving them somewhere else, looked pretty messy on the eye. Overall though....nice relaxing do what you want when you want gay resort :) btw....if you are looking for a cool all in one day trip which includes the Daintree National Park, Daintree River Cruise to see the crocs, to Cape Trib and Mossman Gorge, lunch and an amazing swim in a crystal clear water hole after lunch, look up Daintree Wonder Tours.....Dave from Daintree Wonder Tours was great...takes out 10 people max and a lovely friendly man :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Been here a few times and loved it, best beach, great location and you always meet amazing people. Disappointed this last time with the service, they just don't get it. Don't want 5 star but know my name and make it personal like it used to be...... Shame, enough to not return......

  • Stayed September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

This was my 2nd trip to TC and WOW is all i can say. Things have really changed for the better. The place is looking so much better than when i was last there ( 5 years ago ), There is new life in the place and the vibe is really upbeat and positive. The beach was amazing and so private. The water so clear. The manager Bert is a great guy and all other staff were friendly. I ate alot at the bar. Burgers, Eye fillet, chicken parma, pork cutlet, oysters, deserts and didnt have a bad meal. The cocktails were strong, The best thing about turtle cove is meeting other guests. There was lots of americans when i was there and its always good to meet people from around the world. I dont know when i will be back, but 1 thiing is for sure. I WILL BE BACK. See you all again soon and thank you for making my stay so enjoyable. Regards EMS

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

I was last here in 2009 and the place was quite run down
BUT I returned this year to find a lot of changes have taken place and more planned!
The rooms have been upgraded, as has been the dining area.
The beach never fails to impress! And the staff are attentative and friendly.
The only negative comment I could make would be that they need to update the gym equipment as it is a little dangerous
Thanks to Bert, Dan, Ray and the rest of the crew for a wonderful stay

Room Tip: For ultimate experience get a room with ocean front
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Returning to Turtle Cove was like walking down memory lane.Special Thanks to Bert & all the Staff for a most enjoyable stay. The meals & room were great value ...Location & Privacy makes The Turtle Cove experience so more special. Handy to hire a car to experience the many sights of FNQ...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

6 years ago I discovered turtle cove I continue to return yearly (twice this year) to the cove the location is amazing but what makes turtle cove great is the staff and the interaction with other guests. This place has consistently improved over the past 4 years. If you want to holiday at Australia's and possibly the world’s best Gay resort right on the door step of the great barrier reef, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas Cairns, Green Island and much much more, do yourself a favour and book yourself in. Thanks for another great Holiday Bert, Ray, Tony1 and Tony2, Danny1, Danny2 and Karl and Michael the masseur.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This place makes you feel welcomed from the moment you step in. Bret looked after us from the time we walked in.
We chose this because if the location and price. It was quite hard to get a private beach resort without spending $700+ per night. We heard various things about this place from various people. None of the bad stuff is true. It's just a beautiful place with a lovely bunch of staffs with a decent price tag. I would recommend to hire a car during the stay to get around.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Turtle Cove Beach Resort
Address: 4500 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax. ... more   less 
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