Stayed 5 nights in March 14 at the end of a our trip and with a plan to relax. What can I say - you chill out toally. The staff are great, nothing seems to be too much trouble. Food was great and having been asked for likes / dislikes etc and stated that I was not allergic to nuts but really didn't like them, I was imressed that I only ever saw nuts on other people's plates.
yes we had rain but we were lucky that it tended to be overnight (3 inches on both the first 2 days) but even when it did rain it didn't stop us enjoying ourselves. There ar umbrellas all over the place and you just pick one up and they magically sort themselves out next morning.
Did the river trip (saw 5 crocs of differenct sizes and lovely scenary), the waterfall trip - great given the recent rain and en route, stopped at an aboriginal gallery where you could charge souvenirs to your room (and they were sensible prices as well). Wife enjoyed a couple of hours of massage whilst I went out to the reef fishing. We also did the rain forest walk. Every thing we did was well organised and the Guides were very knowledgeable and keen to help, doing everything they could to make your day pleasant.
The honesty bar worked well and we had some great company mixing with the other guests over meal times although you don't have to mingle if you don't want to. Initially it sounds expensive but having been - we thought it fairly priced
Fishing off the jetty became a fun activity for quite a lot of the residents.
Yes there are big spiders (we watched one pounce on a circada), there was a python up a tree, a small snake on one of the paths, a selection of birds and butterflies and the star of the show - a Quoll who came out to play 3 nights on the trot and I still failed to get a photo - 1st night he was hiding in the wine rack before running into the library and hiding under a chair, 2nd night, he ran across and disappeared under th building and third night 2 of the guests said he came and sat on the tables to search for crumbs - very cute.
Satff were great (I know I have said that already but I can't say it enough) and as a place to experience the forest whilst chilling out I doubt you can beat this place. We would go back at the drop of a hat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
spending an hour or so oere shown around the edge of the rain forest
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hidden gem, enchanting and beautifully remote rainforest hideaway, two hours North of Cairns, Bloomfield Lodge offers a unique experience of two World Heritage listed sites, the ancient lush tropical Daintree Rainforest, and the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef.Bloomfield’s aura of calm and the natural beauty of the rainforest soon takes over, rejuvenating body and soul. Indulge in a soothing massage, relax by the pool or take a stroll along a deserted beach. Adventurous spirits can take advantage of Bloomfields unique location and discover some of Australia’s most incredible plant, animal and marine life with a guided rainforest walk or a cruise along a jungle fringed river. Visit cascading waterfalls, spend a magical day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef without another boat in sight or experience some of the world’s finest game fishing. Bloomfield Lodge provides the perfect sanctuary to get away from it allA member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, ranked No1 in Forbes Magazine as the 'Worlds Best Remote Hotel', Winner 2011'Best Boutique Hotel' Queensland Hotel Association Awards and Winner 2011 Best Unique Accommodation' Tourism Tropical North Queensland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bloomfield Hotel Degarra