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R G
Brisbane, Australia

A romantic escape extraordinaire

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Apr 2024
This property has come highly recommended and we were not disappointed with our last minute overnight visit on Easter Sunday. The hosts- Ali and Xochi- were so welcoming, taking us under umbrellas to our stunning vila high in the rainforest. Once inside we forgot the heavy rain and relaxed- a swim in the plunge pool and a glass of complimentary port and cheese platter by the fire. The vila is luxurious- all fixtures black (we were in Black Cockatoo) and gorgeous furnishings -indigenous artwork a feature. The kitchen is a chef's dream- though we opted for in house dining- Ali's lamb curry and a bottle of wine from Narrows Escape cellar. Next morning we had a delicious breakfast. Included in our accomodation was a breakfast basket filled with everything we could want AND we had freshly baked croissants delivered to our door early morning.
Although the rain persisted it added to the romantic atmosphere, falling asleep to the sound of the rainforest. Frogs and cicadas.
We can't recommend Narrows escape highly enough- our stay was way too short. We have already booked a return visit for a few days later in the year!
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: Book for a few days. Our stay was too short.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review
Responded 4 Apr 2024
Dear rg450,

Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely words about your stay at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. We are thrilled that you embraced the rainy weather and relaxed in the pool watching the rain and took advantage of the weather to snuggle up by the fire. It is always nice to hear the rain in the rainforest.

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Narrows Escape, and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Narrows Escape Retreat was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful creating a wonderful experience. A beautiful romantic and luxurious getaway for couples. The hosts, Ali and Xochi, were so lovely and the fresh homemade croissants were so delicious.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Annabelle F
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2024

Dear 315annabellef,

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to host you and we are so happy that you had a beautiful romantic and relaxing experience.

We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat - it means the world to us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 27 March 2024

We were looking for an escape from the hustle of city life and found it here. You really lack for nothing in your villa. We enjoyed the heated private pool and taking breakfast and dinner on the deck. One night we were joined by a possum family that made the deck hand rail their bedroom to escape the rain.

The appointments in the White Cockatoo for 1st class and having croissants delivered each morning was an unexpected delight.

The photos on the website are accurate.

Just do it.

Room tip: Read the inclusions.
Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank Paradise823103
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2024

Dear paradise823103,

Thank you so much for your amazing words about your stay in a private pool villa at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience.

We are thrilled that you had a 1st class stay in our beautiful white cockatoo private pool villa.

We hope to see you again next time you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and recharge.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 14 March 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay in the Wagtail villa. It was complete with wonderful amenities and the warm croissants delivered for breakfast were are real treat. The rainforest setting was delightful and the service standards from the proprietors was exceptional.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaret K
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear Margaret K,

It was such a pleasure to host you and we are thrilled by your lovely comments about your stay at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat and our service. It means the world to us that you have taken the time to share your experience.

We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 8 March 2024

We went to Montville for a midweek break and stayed at the Narrows Escape. The retreat was absolutely beautiful. The room was so clean and fully stocked with goodies. Using the spa surrounded by rainforest was simply luxurious and stunning. We had daily breakfast provided to us so we didn’t need to rush out in the morning. Dinner was also provided to our room and was delicious. The trials around the retreat were fun and not very difficult and of course the views were incredible. The owners of Narrows Escape are so approachable and lovely - nothing was too much to ask. We throughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to come back.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank amandaperna1990
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Dear amandaperna1990,

It is an absolute joy to hear that you had a wonderful quiet and luxurious getaway at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. The nature in this area is absolutely stunning and it is a real treat to have a spa surrounded by nature.

We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience of Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Firstly, of course the setting is amazing, and we were lucky to have a King Parrot fly down onto our balcony while we were eating breakfast one morning. There are plenty of birds and wildlife but not always easy to capture on camera.

The attention to detail and comfort of the accommodation is exceptional. The bed and pillows are so comfy. We loved the breakfast hamper which included fresh fruit, bread, butter, jams, eggs, with bacon and yogurts in the fridge (although we didn’t cook). The fresh croissants each morning were delicious. Of course, various teas, coffee, milk and biscuits. A couple of special chocolates which were delicious.

They offer a dine in your villa option, (meals and drinks) and although we didn’t use this, we felt there was a good choice and not over priced.

There’s so much to see and do in the area especially if you like walking. As well as some of the shorter walks we visited Montville, a picturesque artisan village and Maleney, with it’s bustling high street and beautiful views. Id also recommend the short trip to Gardeners Falls as you pass this in the way in or out, it’s nice spot for a picnic on a hot day. We only had a 2 night stay but could have stayed longer and explored a lot more.

Room tip: Montville could get very busy in the high season, so book restaurants in advance. Your hosts at Narrow Escape will be more than happy help.
Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank 973elainee
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Dear973elainee,

Wow! It was such a delight to read your words above about your stay at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to detail your experience.

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed a visit from the beautiful King Parrots - they are a delight! There is a lot to do in this beautiful region - perhaps we can entice you back for another stay to get some more exploring done!

It means the world to us that you found your accommodation exceptional. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

We hope to host you again in the future.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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