The Summit Rainforest Retreat
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The Summit Rainforest Retreat

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#2 of 2 limited service properties in Atherton
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4.0 of 5 stars
Property amenities
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Family rooms

Location

22 Twelfth Ave, Atherton, Queensland 4883 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 43 out of 100
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Cairns Airport
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Sue F wrote a review July 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I thought I was booking a standard hotel/motel room, what I ended up with was a bedroom/ensuite in a house with other travellers and shared living facilities. This was not what was described on the booking site.

My room that promised a garden view looked out on a bare courtyard overlooking a walkway used by other guests. I had to close the blinds for privacy so had no natural light in the room.

Contact and key collection information was incorrect. For key collection I was directed to another address, which was unattended, and the contact number given in the email was no longer monitored and I was redirected to another number.

The name of the venue is misleading, The Summit Rainforest Retreat and Conference Centre, however it is instead a four bedroom house with several additional units and no conference facilities visible.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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james_anderson64 wrote a review Aug 2020
123 contributions45 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok the good stuff first it has great views of Atherton and a good looking home in its day.
You will be pushed to find the rainforest it has some scrub around it and a huge big telecommunications tower right there.
There is no welcome from the owner you get a code to access a key drop which if I had known I wouldn’t have booked.
It has cctv watching you having breakfast or sunbathing if I had known I wouldn’t have booked.
We had booked a room with private bathroom what we got was the pantry room which wasn’t much more in size to a pantry with the smallest window,so it was dark with a kids dbl bed with a bunk on top for our bed , the private bathroom was in a common area that all the other people can see you every time you go to the bathroom.
This was also supposed to be a b&b we had booked 6 b&b on this trip and on 5 of them we got a home cooked breakfast from the owner ,but not here you get toast or cereal that you make yourself.
Now when we phoned the owner about not liking the room without a bathroom she said that’s ok just pay $30 extra and get a room upgrade, as for wifi that’s a extra as well
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Date of stay: August 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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Tim O wrote a review Apr 2021
Cairns, Australia14 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live 30km from Atherton but due to COVID thought we’d holiday locally and support businesses in our area. We had a great stay at the Summit in the Majestic room. Fantastic views of the Atherton tablelands, heated pool, rainforest with loads of bird life Love the idea of staying on the edge of an extinct volcano and the walks on and around Halloran’s hill were one of the highlights of the trip.
We really enjoyed the continental brekky with 4 different cereals, toast, coffee, juice, great start to the day. Would recommend the Summit to anyone who wants to relax, enjoy the views and appreciate nature.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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LeahHoughton wrote a review Jan 2021
Port Douglas, Australia77 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked "The Majestic " room...well..there was nothing majestic about it. The view was lovely but that was it. The accommodation was very, very dated and basic. We had a split king size bed, one basic chair and an old wooden fold out table in our room. There was no air conditioning.
The kitchen area was once again very dated and provided breakfast was terrible. Stale bread, and individual jam packets, some cereals milk and juice. No fruit, no extras.
We ate at the fold up plastic tables on the verandah.
Save your money...go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tabitha D wrote a review May 2022
5 contributions
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this online and didn't know what to expect on arrival! I was stunned to see how beautiful the view was. The rooms are basic but clean. I spent most of the time on the huge balcony enjoying the incredible views anyway. There was everything that you need in the fully equipped kitchen and the pool was lovely. Can't fault the summit
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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jenmoi wrote a review July 2019
Ingham, Australia19 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After a long day traveling we arrived at the summit to a very disappointing entrance which included a power tower & watertank. There is no one on site so be prepared to find your own way around. We helped a gentleman who came along after us to find his room. The place is very cold and uninviting. We were given 'apartment 2', which was way too small for 3 adults and one child. We tried to contact owners to make sure we had right room and to at least see if we could get 2 more chairs so the 4 of us could sit down, we left a message on their phone & they did not bother to get back to us for the duration of our stay there. There was no lounge or dining chairs, just a very small table and 2 patio chairs that were placed in the bedroom. No outlook, only to communal clothesline! As there was no cover over our entrance, there was nowhere to wipe our feet or leave our shoes so apartment was always wet and dirty. The washing up cloths were filthy and had been used many times before. Teatowels were very worn & stained. Cutlery & plates dirty. The mattresses on the bunk beds were like sleeping on a slab of timber. It was certainly not worth the $190 a night we paid. The only positive about this place was the view from the b&b verandah.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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james_anderson64 wrote a tip Aug 2020
123 contributions45 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$137 - AU$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandAtherton
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Summit Rainforest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Summit Rainforest Retreat?
Nearby attractions include The Crystal Caves (1.7 km), Mt. Hypipamee National Park (1.0 km), and Lake Tinaroo (2.7 km).
What are some restaurants close to The Summit Rainforest Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baba Curry, Petals & Pinecones, and Tolga Hotel Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Summit Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Summit Rainforest Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rocky Creek Memorial Park (10.7 km).
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