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“Great value romantic retreat just 2 min stroll from Palm Cove's fabulous beach.”

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The Reef Retreat Palm Cove
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Palm Cove
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Bristol
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“Great value romantic retreat just 2 min stroll from Palm Cove's fabulous beach.”
Reviewed 23 November 2009

Great value spa accommodation just 2 minutes stroll from Palm Cove's great beach. Although it does not have a restaurant, there are many choices within a short walk from the Reef Retreat (including Cockies for breakfast and fabulous coffee and the Palm Cove Surf Club especially on Wednesday's steak night.) The rooms are simply furnished and have a comfortable ouside balcony (with kitchen). Best to get one overlooking the garden/pool. Rooms are only serviced every four days but this is easy to live with. Multitude of tours to the Reef, Daintree Rain Forest, Tablelands, Karunda etc etc available from reception. Great place for a romantic getaway. Recently under the new ownership of Clive and Mary - very friendly hosts who have plans for further romantising its identity.

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Reviewed 16 November 2009

The tropical surround of this wonderful place can make you feel that you are right in the rainforest of TNQ while being only a 5 minute walk to the patrolled part of Calm cover beachfront.

The rooms are well appointed, with a decent kitchenette area having plenty of crockery / cutlery etc. Air conditioning and fans worked well which is a must in this region.

The place is under new management who man the reception from 8am-7pm and will happy supply you with pool towels, umbrella loan etc as well as a wealth of local knowledge and can advise and book almost any activities you want to do. There no need to traipse around the "information centres" with their blue I logo, only to find they are actually just booking agencies. They're very friendly and Clive will make you feel very welcome.

The pool area is lovely and BBQ facilities are well maintained and available to all. While these apartment will enable you to prepare your own meal, exploring the local restaurants is a must.

You certainly won't regret staying at the Reef Retreat

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2009

Now under new management This is a great Hotel with all the creature comforts you could ask for in a holiday oasis.Very peaceful location with lovely boadwalks from all the rooms to a lovely central pool, bbq and eating area surrounded by lovely Mellaluca trees.Its only a 50m stroll to the beachfront which is great for a little more privacy, the staff were so obliging to all our needs and always greated us with a cheerful hello and helplng hand when it came to booking trips or car hire.This is one place to definetly go back and stay at again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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West Sussex
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

The hotel lived up to its name and was a real retreat from the retreat. Set in shady grounds that represented the tranquility of the rainforest but was only a stones throw from the beach and local amenities. The room was clean and comfortable and I loved the fact that there were also facilites to cook. Made a change from eating out all the time. There was also a communal barbeque area were quests were able to cook their own steaks etc but be part of a group. Clive made us very welcome and we would certainly go back and also recommend others to stay there.

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Property: The Reef Retreat Palm Cove
Address: 10 - 14 Harpa St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm Cove
#3 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Retreat Palm Cove 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a peaceful rainforest setting, amongst the majestic paperbark trees you will find THE REEF RETREAT, Palm Cove. Just a 30 second stroll, 50 meters to idyllic Palm Cove beach and restaurants. Palm Cove is the jewel of Cairns Northern Beaches, a unique, quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old "paperbark" Melaleuca trees line the casual Esplanade. Just a 25 minute drive north of the Cairns International Airport. The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove is a low rise four-star boutique suite style resort set amongst a lush rainforest setting of palms and majestic Melaleuca paperbark trees offering a choice of accommodation from studios, spa suites, 1 Bedroom Suites, 2 and 3 bedroom Apartment. Every room is lovingly laid out and designed to give you all the comforts of home complete with bedroom, bathroom, living area TV/DVD Player, Ipod docks, kitchenette with stovetop and micro-wave, FREE Cable TV, FREE WIFI and spacious private balconies, with views of the pool, lush tropical gardens and the lush green mountains. The Apartment is fully self-contained with laundry facilities. The Resort offers complimentary barbeque and entertainment area for guest use and is licensed to sell Beer, Wine & Spirits for consumption on site. There is a heated salt-water pool and Spa Pool presenting an idyllic Billabong scene, FREE undercover car parking, FREE WIFI and on site guest internet station, Guest Laundry and tour desk services all within a secluded, lush rainforest setting. Reef Retreat can offer you all the personalized, home-style service and facilities that you need for a truly memorable Australian holiday. Ideal holiday getaway for couples and families ... more   less 
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