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Review of The Reef Retreat Palm Cove

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The Reef Retreat Palm Cove
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Palm Cove
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“just wonderfull!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

my husband & i had a12night stay at the reef retreat,and we were so happy with our accomodation, our superiour spa suite was very well furnished with a very comfy king bed, not easy to find nowadays!a very private balcony overlooking the pool area, everything in the room was spotless & very well presented. we recived a very warm welcome from clive & mary who took good care of us, nothing was to much trouble.our room was very good value & have no complaints at all, we look forward to returning at the end of this year, we really enjoyed the reef retreat.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

While traveling in Queensland, we stayed at the Reef Retreat at Palm Cove in September 2011. We had the warmest welcome from Clive, Mary & Sarah on arrival who showed us to our lovely apartment which was stylish, modern & very clean. It is in a great location, just minutes walk to the beach, shops & restaurants. Ideal for families with great facilities, a beautiful pool to cool off in & BBQ area to just sit & enjoy the tranquility that surrounds you. Our hosts were so helpful with advice on day trips in the area & interesting places to visit. We will definitely be returning to stay at the Reef Retreat in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

My partner and I have just returned from 8 days at The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove and I have to say it was a treat. The resort is set back from the main street but still only a 2 minute walk to the beach.
We stayed in the spa suite which was very nice with a king size bed and a great idea of an out door kitchen on the balcony which overlooked the tropical gardens and swimming pool.
This resort mostly caters for couples so it is not only completely relaxing but so so quiet.
Still close to all the great restaurants and watering holes but just far enough away to feel that your in the middle of a tropical rain forest.
So if your thinking of going to Palm Cove for a break I highly suggest that you book yourself in to The Reef Retreat where Clive and Mary will certianly look after you.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

What a delight, stayed in October 2011, beautiful, spotlessly clean, very friendly and informative staff, Clive Mary and Sarah, you have a lovely piece of the world. Close to the beach, good choice of restaurants, a must if you are visiting this part of Cairns.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

After a very warm welcoming arrival, we were shown to a lovely spacious and comfortable unit. Just a few steps away was a shady swimming pool which was a delightful retreat after a busy day. Nothing was too much trouble for our charming hosts.
Palm Cove itself seemed beautifully unspoiled, yet had many excellent restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Additional Information about The Reef Retreat Palm Cove

Property: The Reef Retreat Palm Cove
Address: 10 - 14 Harpa St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palm Cove
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm Cove
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Cove
Price range (per night): $132 - $212
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Retreat Palm Cove 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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 
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