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The Reef Retreat Palm Cove

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Adelaide
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just had a wonderful week at the reef retreat...it is our fourth stay at the resort. We love it....our room was very comfortable and even though the resort was full over Easter, the trees and setting gave everyone the privacy they needed. Jim and Joanne booked buses, a fishing trip and a rental car for us which meant...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely room with everything you need - fridge, hair dryer, toiletries and stove top. Hotel has BBQ, pool and a hot tub. Close to lots of restaurants and liquor store is in walking distance! Coles is also a short drive away!

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Bel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay. Our studio room was surprisingly large and comfortable with two outdoor spaces ideal for sitting over a drink. The hosts kindly gave us early access to our room because we had come from an overnight flight and had thoughtfully turned on the fans so the room was cool and welcoming. A highlight is the pretty pool...

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Glenning Valley, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely rooms beautiful breakfasts great position loved it there will be recommending it to all my family and friends it was so relaxing set amongst tropical trees so peaceful loved staying there the staff were very friendly

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review Shaylee. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from a relaxing stay at Reef Retreat in Palm Cove! What a wonderful and well situated hotel! The rooms are neat and clean, the staff friendly and efficient, the grounds exquisite, the pool/spa area inviting and all within one minute walking distance to the most beautiful beach and a great variety of restaurants and eateries! Book a...

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us Jenny. We hope to see you again.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just spent 6 nights at The Reef Retreat & have no complaints at all, the location is excellent & the accommodation suited us perfectly, spa & pool are both very good & private with very little noise, grounds are well kept, will definitely go back again

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback Florence. WE are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely clean and modern rooms. Right next to the beach and walking distance to all restaurants and bars. Nice gardens and pool. We would highly recommend here for couples and families. Staff have been very helpful and welcoming. Very relaxing and a great getaway.

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to post a review Luke. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place and really enjoyed staying here. We used it as a base but you could easily stay in site and relax. The grounds and gardens really do look and felt like a tropical forest. We arrived late and reception was closed. However very clear instructions and envelope with all the details were left for us. We were...

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thank for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Purchased a 5 day scoopon, beautiful boutique apartment style room, fridge full of breakfast goodies, pool and spa lovely amongst gorgeous trees and close to beach and lots of restaurants, throughly enjoyed our stay

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Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Hi Kaylene, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting close to the beach. The breakfast supplied was lovely and satisfying. Great hospitality. Really enjoyed our 2 day break. Pool and spa was relaxing the superior spa suite was perfect and just what we needed for a romantic escape.

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Thanks Michael. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in a peaceful rainforest setting, amongst the majestic paperbark trees you will find THE REEF RETREAT, Palm Cove. Just a 30 second stroll, 50 meters to idyllic Palm Cove beach and restaurants. Palm Cove is the jewel of Cairns Northern Beaches, a unique, quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old "paperbark" Melaleuca trees line the casual Esplanade. Just a 25 minute drive north of the Cairns International Airport. The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove is a low rise four-star boutique suite style resort set amongst a lush rainforest setting of palms and majestic Melaleuca paperbark trees offering a choice of accommodation from studios, spa suites, 1 Bedroom Suites, 2 and 3 bedroom Apartment. Every room is lovingly laid out and designed to give you all the comforts of home complete with bedroom, bathroom, living area TV/DVD Player, Ipod docks, kitchenette with stovetop and micro-wave, FREE Cable TV, FREE WIFI and spacious private balconies, with views of the pool, lush tropical gardens and the lush green mountains. The Apartment is fully self-contained with laundry facilities. The Resort offers complimentary barbeque and entertainment area for guest use and is licensed to sell Beer, Wine & Spirits for consumption on site. There is a heated salt-water pool and Spa Pool presenting an idyllic Billabong scene, FREE undercover car parking, FREE WIFI and on site guest internet station, Guest Laundry and tour desk services all within a secluded, lush rainforest setting. Reef Retreat can offer you all the personalized, home-style service and facilities that you need for a truly memorable Australian holiday. Ideal holiday getaway for couples and families ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reef Retreat Palm Cove

Address: 10 - 14 Harpa St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Price Range: $134 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Retreat Palm Cove 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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The Reef Retreat Palm Cove Queensland
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#1 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
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“We were on the second floor above the car park but it was very quiet with lovely views of the rainforest trees.”
526trishab, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
J8230EOjennys, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check with the owner if you have access issues and/or want some daylight”
SusieQ184, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No ocean view availability with these apartments but as mentioned earlier extremely close to the ocean.”
Trudy2309, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I believe the rooms at the back of the property are a little bigger than by the pool”
thebeason, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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