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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Clean, comfortable, and right in the middle of the rainforest. What more could you want? Judy was super helpful and gave her honest opinions of where to eat and what to see. Unfortunately the place is up for sale and, if I was in the hospitality business, I would buy the place in a heart beat. Meanwhile if you have...

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cairns
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We stayed at this property for only 1 night but will definatley be back. Loved the rooms they all had their unique difference and were very comfortable. Such a beutiful and quiet resort to relax.

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crowner, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We do hope to see you again one day soon in the future.

Minnesota
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This is a good location for exploring the Daintree area and the owner, Eric gave us a good map and highlighted the things to see, do, and eat in the area which was great. Ringing a gong for service is odd and you'll ring it until you're blue in the face if the owners happen to be away. Note, this...

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crowner, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review which is much appreciated. However, just a couple of points to clear up. Our power is sourced from a huge Solar system and to boost the power levels, a silenced generator which runs for only a couple of hours a day. This enables us to give our guests 24 hour power use and there...

Staverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Very individual rooms with personal touches. Shower room needed a bit of up-dating but at the time of our stay Eric was doing just that to surrounding units! Saw a cassowary from the kitchen window - amazing! Had a meal in the restaurant on the first night - we were the only diners, the food was excellent and it was...

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crowner, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review, it is very much appreciated.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Judy and Eric were very helpful during our 5 day stay. They are knowledgeable but not pushy and through them we booked a crocodile boat trip, and a 4-wheel-drive trip to Cooks Town. We stayed in a non self-catering room that was nicely decorated, and we ate breakfast in the open air restaurant that over looks a well stocked pond...

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crowner, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thankyou for your thoughtful review, it is very much appreciated

Portishead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2011

We spent 7 nights at the Daintree Retreat Motel ... we found it here on TripAdvisor then got in touch with Eric and Judy to find out more as we were travelling from the UK and had never been to this part of the world before. We opted for one of Eric's packages "get Wrecked - Do the Lot" which...

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crowner, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your time and effort in writing a review. I really appreciated having you around as you were such lovely guests and I felt sad the day you left. I really dont know how you fitted everything in you would outdo any 16 year olds we have had stay with us!!! I would like to take...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2011

During our stay in September 2011 Judy was very helpful with advice on what to see, where to eat, which reef trip to go on. She booked jungle surfing for us, our reef trip and a dinner and animal night spotting tour. Thanks Judy!

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Just want to say a big thank you for your time in placing a review. We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again one day!

Reviewed 25 October 2011

We stayed there in The summer of last year and I have to say it was the worst ever retreat I have ever stayed at. When we first arrived we were greeted by the owner Eric who at first seemed nice until, his wife also part owner shouted at our kids complaining that the dinner waitress might slip on the...

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Judy C, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Wow the phantom owners would sure like to know who the phantom guests are!! You supposedly stayed in November 2010, you must have been real upset to wait a whole year to post your review. We have never charged anyone One Hundred Pound (or over) and we also have never refunded this amount, your story is a load of made...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2011

We stayed at this awesome place for 2 days and wished we'd stayed for longer. A true piece of paradise which both Eric and Judy should be very proud of.The complex is very natural and the rooms are presented in a way that are spotless and each room is themed with tasteful decor inspired by Judy and Eric's passion for...

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Judy C, Owner at Daintree Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey Guys thanks for the great review, it was our pleasure to cater for such lovely people and we look forward to your return!! Hope Dad is on the mend now and feeling better.

San Diego
Reviewed 22 October 2011

We had a blast staying at the Daintree Rainforest Retreat! The rooms are well-kept and the property is beautiful. Judy was such a sweetheart, and more than hospitable. The service here is impeccable. We are looking forward to staying here again!

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It was such a pleasure having you girls stay, we do hope to see you guys again one day!! thank you for the lovely words.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Daintree Rainforest Retreat is a small family owned motel. It sits nestled in the forest surrounded by towering trees and lush gardens. While we do not have a restaurant we do offer a covered BBQ area with its own sitting area and a fully equipped and comfortable communal kitchen together with 2 further sitting/dining areas. The Cow Bay Hotel is a 2 minute walk and while it is very close, it can be neither seen nor heard from the motel. Our rooms are cooled by ceiling fans and guests can further escape the tropical heat with a dip in our palm fringed swimming pool. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Address: 336 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cow Bay
Price Range: $133 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daintree Rainforest Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Daintree Rainforest Retreat Hotel Cow Bay
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“Rooms vary in size and layout. Talk to the operators to satisfy your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles nathansD6924CY, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a kitchenette and pick up groceries at the Woolworth's near Mossman before heading to Daintree”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieB193, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Nikkipie89, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“They area all good and face the outdoor area.”
 of 5 bubbles Shaz12345, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“10 out of the 12 rooms open onto the centre lawn area.”
 of 5 bubbles alancG113NX, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
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