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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I had to laugh at a recent review that I read! "A Faded Star", nothing could be further from the truth! This is paradise for the LGBTI community. The staff are wonderful. Each of them professional and attentive to detail. Sepe is an absolute star, but it's also lovely to see Ray, Bert and others each year when I come...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. And as always all over the world, one critic will create a massive infection out of a mosquito bite. We are only to pleased to have made your stay a happy one. And all of us look forward seeing you back again soon. With love from all of us at the Cove. XXX Bert...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Loved spending time at Turtle Cove. I booked for three nights on the advice of some friends, and stayed another two. Great for relaxation, food, beach, pool, meeting people, and day-tripping to the reef, rain forest, or back into Port Douglas or Cairns. I'll be back!

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Funny how most people book to short a time with us and then have to go through all the trouble of changing return flights. So you now know for next time, book longer he…he..he.. And thus, till next time love from all of us at the Cove XXX Bert Queen “B”

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Turtle cover never seems to disappoint. Whilst never claiming to be a 5 star resort and in need of continuous renovations - especially if you stay in the rooms away from the Beachfront, its charm goes beyond the regular hotel or resort experience. It may not be the most luxurious of resorts you will have experienced and the need for...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments. And yes we are upgrading nonstop, but it's done subtly as not to disturb our guests. We're non-stop battling with the Internet provider about the limited connections here in the mountains. Mind you we do give out free sim cards and then you can do Internet through your mobile phone system. Our staff are...

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My partner and I stayed recently and was impressed by the level of service they provided. We are a straight couple and didn't release it was a Gay resort, nevertheless, they made us feel very welcome and I would love to come back again.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, It is so satisfying to read 99.99% of great comments from guests staying with us. We are just so happy that you enjoyed your stay and you were able to let go of all the stresses of the outside world. We will never claim to be perfect, but we work very hard to get...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Where to start with an objective review of a first time visit to Turtle Cove Beach Resort. If it were to summarise it as a personality, it would undoubtedly be Sunset Boulavard's Norma Desmond, the faded star of silent movies dreaming of better more glorious times. The resort caters in the main part for gay, bisexual and transgender guests, although...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your worthy comments, And although there may be points where you could be right, I will just answer some and take the rest of your comments on board. You remember Norma Desmond, whoooowww that was before I was born and I am old he….he…..he… I am in general happy that you enjoyed your stay though. And as...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Once again, we found ourselves spending 5 nights at Turtle Cove Resort in early May. Landing in Cairns to torrential rain, we picked up our hire car and headed off to Turtle Cove. We arrived to the friendly and familiar face of Shawn at the front desk and a rainbow and sunny weather. What else would you expect. Settled into...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, It is so satisfying to read 99.99% of great comments from guests staying with us. We are just so happy that you enjoyed your stay and you were able to let go of all the stresses in the outside world. We will never claim to be perfect, but we work very hard to get...

Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great staff very friendly and the rooms were super clean very relaxing and loved waking up to the sound of the ocean. It was my partners first trip to Far North Queensland and he loved it the staff were very helpful in advising him on the local tourist attractions..However I was asked for ID at the bar LOL..all good they...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words, yes nothing better than waking up to the waves of the ocean. Woooowwwww what a great compliment, if the staff asked for your ID to make sure you over 18. At my age my staff offer a wheelchair he....he...he.. We hope to see you again soon. With hugs from all of us at the...

Reviewed 4 June 2016

The second time I stayed there are highly recommend the resort. However you need a car for transport or otherwise you have to rely on others to take you around. You can however book tours from the resort and the tour companies shall pick you up from the resort..

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments, we are indeed tucked away from all the other places, that's why we are so secure and no one disturbs us. yet we have one of the best beaches right in front of out resort and only to be used by our guests. So indeed picking up a car from the airport on arrival gives...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I've just spent 11 days at Turtle Cove and had the most amazing time. My beachfront room was perfect, with a nice verandah from which to watch the sunrise and the day go by. The food was 5 star restaurant quality, and all aspects of the service was superb. All the staff went out of their way to make my...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, Yes it’s tropical paradise here and not even claiming 5 star, Because then it get too stuffy he…he..he.. You are so right, we are smack in the middle of all the attractions around us and yet still nicely tucked away right on the warm ocean to relax. As I always say: ” if you...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing, relaxing stay at Turtle Cove. Having a beach front room was so nice and nothing beats waking up to the sound of the waves. The staff were helpful, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile for us. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. Food was great from the restaurant and well worth...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, We are delighted that you were able to relax and get rid of all those stresses from work and the big City living. All of us at the Cove feel soooo good when we are able to make our guests feel good and relax without annoying them with pushy sales. Call us selfish he….he…he..,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Cove Beach Resort

Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $181 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield
Turtle Cove Beach Resort Port Douglas
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“Ocean front all the way”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront rooms have a sensational view, well worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles trav19762016, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the delux sea view rooms are bigger and have a better bed”
 of 5 bubbles 850keithw, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the common areas. Really a great place to get away from the bombardment though. Needed some access, but let go for the most part.”
 of 5 bubbles omonoyama, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront is best but high floor on apartments have great views too.”
 of 5 bubbles worldexplorerA1, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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