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Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat

Lot 3, Shute Harbour Road Jubilee Pocket, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
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Free parking
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alishaaimee wrote a review Nov 2023
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Location is nice, about 4 minutes by bus from the center but still in nature Room seemed pretty old and therefore not so clean, did not feel comfortable Laundry room bit dirty Free towls available, which was nice
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jesper D wrote a review Sept 2023
Denmark23 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night because we went to Whitsunday. We stayed in a regular hotel room and it was very good. It seemed brand new with very modern and clean facilities. It was a cozy location living in the forest in a mobile home kind of building. The women in the reception was very nice and helped us with our trip the next day. Only bad thing was that the Wi-Fi didn’t seem to reach our room…
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Sept 2023
Dear Jesper thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear about your positive experience. I apologize for the WIFI, we are in process of external company to provide better connection for our guests. Our staff are always happy to help guests to get the very most of their time in Airlie Beach. I look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind Regards Sarah @ Kipara
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Pamela S wrote a review July 2023
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Friendliest managers, super helpful. We arrived late to a clean comfortable cabin. The managers helped us park our large boat. Easy walking distance to iga, tavern and more. Would definitely consider staying again
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Craig G wrote a review June 2023
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Thecretreat is located in a good location with most things in walking distance. Our room was new and very clean and comfortable. The manager and all the staff were very helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable about the places to go. I would recommend Kipara to all.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very peaceful and you hardly know anyone else is there
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edewolf07 wrote a review Mar 2023
Zurich, Switzerland145 contributions22 helpful votes
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After staying at Kipara in 2013, 2014 and 2015 a return in 2023 revealed that it is still an awesome place to stay at while spenind time in Airlie Beach. They have recently rearranged and refurbished the cabins and have still been working on the reception area to improve the feeling of being welcome even more. After the hosts Shirley and Bruce finally left it has now been to Laurence from Canada to turn this stay into an unforgettable experience, friendliness and helpfulness have been outstanding and I can only recommend this place should you ever plan a trip to Airlie !
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Javier l wrote a review Mar 2023
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Kipara is an amazing place to stay: clean, cozy, and an incredible service, they treated us so well. The pool was very clean, and it has very good places to do bbqs We recommend 100% to stay in Kipara!!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simon J wrote a review Oct 2022
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We stayed overnight at this location, the key and a map were left after hours which was very useful. The room itself was a bit grubby and has had a lot of wear and tear. The bathroom shower curtain doesn’t work well and water easily escapes. The room did have internet access which was useful.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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simon m wrote a review Sept 2022
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Stayed 10 nights and from the first day was not happy with the accommodation, old outdated and dirty. There was no free wireless internet (no internet at all), a dirty greasy BBQ and nothing that resembled a camp kitchen. Pool area was not very inviting and the so called gardens were unkept and messy with palm fronds, leave litter and obstacles everywhere. For the 10 days i was there i was not offered or had access to fresh towels, bedding, toilet paper, or linen. room cleaning or service was not at all available. The beds were old uncomfortable and small and resembled a bed you would find in a prison. The Kitchenette was old dirty rusty and unhygienic. The bathroom and shower mouldy and dirty. I do not recommend this accommodation to my worst enemy and I think the accommodation at the boarding kennels were my dog stayed while I was on holiday is far better than this.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Yusuf wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney38 contributions41 helpful votes
Totally unexpected, quiet and private. I had Villa 12 with my 3 teenage kids. For the price I was expecting a backpacks den, I went in the peak of school holidays in January. Awesome comfortable stay that left us loads of $$ for tours and restaurants. Rooms are good with cupboard space and good sized fridge and a spacious bathroom. Your wide veranda becomes a mini clothes dryer. Kitchen was great and small. A/C excellent. Bus or taxi to town ($10), IGA close by, BBQ area, laundry block, Very quiet but friendly, Exceptionally clean
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 27 Jan 2022
Hi Yusufdouer, Thank you for your great review! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Love hearing that you were able to experience more of Airlie Beach and what it has to offer. It doesn't take long for the clothes to dry here some days! :) Thank you again, hope to see you next time you visit the region. Kind regards, Jess
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Edward S wrote a review Nov 2021
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions6 helpful votes
Brett, Tanya, Lesley & their 2 cleaners on their electric buggy were fantastic. My room was perfect with great air-con, ensuite & a King size single bed with TV and a verandah. Purchased a 10 trip Bus ticket (with Whitsunday Transit) which enabled me to visit Airlie Beach Central & Cannonvale Shopping Centre with ease.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 6 Jan 2022
Hi Edward, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it was lovely to see. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Kipara. Hope to see you again when you visit Airlie Beach next time. Kind Regards, Jess Mackie Manager
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AU$113 - AU$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Heart Reef (1.7 km), Airlie Beach Lagoon (2.6 km), and Bicentennial Walkway (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Belvedere At Toscana, Cafe One 3, and My Rainbow Bakery & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.