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Lloyd A
Sunshine Coast, Australia

Magical destination

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2024
Wonderful experience with fantastic hosts, ideal setting, great food and excellent accommodation. Location is close to fantatic restaurants, lovely walks and scenery but still far enough away to be totally private. 100% will recommend to all.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review
Responded 16 May 2024
Dear lloyda902,

It was such a pleasure to host you and we are thrilled that you found Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat to be a "Magical Destination". You are right - it is the perfect blend between being nestled in your own private rainforest escape but still in close proximity to all the things you could want like fabulous dining, exceptional hiking and breathtaking scenery.

Thank you so much for recommending Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat - it really means so much to us.

We hope to welcome you back again.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi
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Reviewed 13 May 2024

It was our anniversary and we wanted to get away and do something special for ourselves - Narrows Escape ticked every single box! We had the most relaxing weekend and left already planning when we could go back. Ali and Xochi were so accommodating. Cannot recommend highly enough, and definitely worth getting an in-room massage!

Date of stay: May 2024
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2024

Dear G4018HYsarahp,

Wow - thank you so much for taking the time to share Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat as the "best weekend getaway"! We are so happy that you had a wonderful stay, and we are very excited to hear that you are already planning a return visit.

Massages are definitely a great way to find that perfect element of relaxation in the rainforest.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 13 May 2024

I could not fault the amenities and customer service from Ali and Xochi. They were so kind and welcoming. We received a complimentary upgrade to the Whipbird luxury cabin with an outdoor magnesium spa which was unexpected and a lovely surprise! This was our 2nd time coming to this place, the first was in May 2010. The place has expanded but it still remains intimate and private. The little touches like the welcoming pack and the fresh, warm croissants every morning just makes you feel that extra special. We will definitely be returning again but much sooner!

Room tip: This place has everything you need and more for a romantic or relaxing getaway! The owners are very kind and accommodating to our needs
Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Jackie W
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2024

DearjackiewN5632NY,

Wow - you put a huge smile on my face with the words "warm hug feeling"! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience of Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat and we are thrilled that you loved it again on your return and that you will be back! It was an absolute pleasure to host you both and we are thrilled that you found the magic of a Narrows Escape stay nestled in the rainforest.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Tranquil bush cabins with all amenities including fresh baked croissants delivered daily to your room by Roscoe. Delicious breakfast basket, coffee machine. 8 couples holidayed here for a week while doing the Sunshine Coast Great walk (difficult). Nothing was too much trouble. Ali & Xochi were fabulous hosts - cooking for us, organising meals out & transport. We’ll be back!

Room tip: Bug spray (they provide) A little cooler than elsewhere on Sunny Coast. Take swimmers (magnesium pool)
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank JB2041
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Dear JB2041,

It was such a delight to host the "Bellarine Happy Feet"! It was truly a delight to get to know you all. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk with all the dinners and breakfasts and daily croissants!

We are so happy that you enjoyed your escape with all of your friends exploring the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 5 May 2024

Wow, wow, wow Narrows Escape is the perfect place to relax and unwind. We just got home from our weekend away and had the most enjoyable stay. Ali and Xochi are so friendly and welcoming. They had everything perfect for our stay from the beautifully stocked breakfast hamper and the delicious BBQ pack. Ali's crossaints are the best we have ever had. The bed was so comfortable and the scenery of the rainforest, waterfalls and birds chirping was just so peaceful. We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Kerrie B
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Dear 64kerrieb,

We are absolutely thrilled that you found the perfect getaway to relax and unwind at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. It was a delight to host you both and we are so happy that you had such an enjoyable stay. We agree, it is an incredibly peaceful getaway, and the rainforest setting is so rejuvenating. Nothing beats a croissant to start to the day! We are so happy you enjoyed them.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat and we can't wait to welcome you back!

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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Reviewed 29 April 2024

What a treat Narrows was. Absolutely loved our stay and Ali and Xochi have gone above and beyond what we were expecting. We booked in for a last-minute kid free getaway to have some time to ourselves and get away from the hustle and bustle. We were met with beautiful scenery, lovely contacts and cozy tranquil space.
Don't second guess staying, Narrows is a magical little location.
Expect to see us again :)

Date of stay: April 2024
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Ali Khan, Owner at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2024

Dear 333mistiv,

Wow what beautiful words about your stay! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that it was above and beyond what you were expecting.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat - we agree it is a magical location!

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best wishes,

Ali and Xochi

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