Set in the beautiful Cape Hillsborough National Park is the eyesore that is Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort.
We had travelled down from Port Douglas to Brisbane so stopped at a lot of other accommodation and this stands out as being the worst by a mile! The rooms are grim - the air conditioner didn't work and we were bombarded by all the threatening posters everywhere inside and outside the room. Would it not be better to print something off which could be handed to guests showing all the rules and regulations (this was the case at all the other places we stayed at). Apart from a small table and a couple of chairs we also had what appeared to be a small patio table and one chair but as there was only one chair and two of us and because there was another threatening poster about moving furniture we didn't dare put it outside on the 'balcony' for fear of reprisal!
I am surprised that the reviews for the campsite are so good as quite frankly when we walked around the place looked a complete mess, in dire need of a really thorough tidy up ie removal of all the threatening notices that litter the place, sweep all the fallen leaves up and instead of wire bins full of empty cans could they not be disguised in a bin cupboard.
On a positive note the kangaroos were great and the location is beautiful - it is such a shame that the resort is not!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A haven nestled in the forest, and surrounded by the beautiful Cape Hillsborough National Park - the ultimate destination to seek respite from the pace of every day living. Awaiting you is private comfortable accommodation and beach front sites in an environment of natural beauty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cape Hillsborough Nature Hotel