My fiancee and I were very sorry to experience a somewhat average stay for what are five star prices without the five star amenities. A few things to take note of:
The resort is communal dining for every meal, so watch out - you are able to request separate seating, which I'm sorry to say we realized on our second to last day, when we saw a new couple seated alone. Unfortunately, you are made to feel anti-social once you request this, but believe me, it's worth it,. Making idle chit-chat with complete strangers over breakfast and every other meal is entirely painful. For what the resort charges and poses as a relaxing getaway, it seems surprising that they would force this upon their guests without being open and upfront at the beginning and provide guests the option (perhaps request this at the time of booking).
There was no airconditioning in the rooms. Again, for the prices, this was very surprising. We booked our stay here based on our amazing stay at Peppers Palm Bay in the Whitsundays. We found out on this trip that Peppers is merely a marketing organization and a lot of the resorts (such as this one) are run separately and not owned by Peppers.
The food was amazing at every meal. Come with an appetite.
Be aware you are literally trapped at the resort - if you decide to do anything outside of the resort (e.g. diving) the resort will sting you for a 4WD transfer to the boats (which by the way will not be a dive on the Great Barrier Reef. It's a local reef in the Coral Sea). We were quoted so much just for the transfer that we cancelled our dive and stayed an extra two days in Port Douglas and went diving on the Barrier Reef from there for the same amount!
Despite providing the resort the requested advance notice of several weeks that my fiancee was a vegetarian, the options were not great.
The staff were terrific and excelled in just about every way. We were upgraded to one of their suites and it was wonderful. The "Rainforest room" that was originally booked was very basic in every way.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Bloomfield Hotel Degarra