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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We just stayed here for an Anniversary trip. Mainly to visit the Whitsundays and Whitehaven beach. This is a great location for views, day trip, restaurants, etc. It is a pretty steep walk up to the resort itself but going down and walking into Airlie is easy and not too long of a walk. Taxis abound and are not expensive.
There are 4 Villas each with 4 rooms that share a kitchen/ living room/balcony space. The rooms have their own bathroom with shower. The shared kitchen is perfect for making meals and even a BBQ out on the beautiful balcony that boast stunning views. Beds were comfy enough and the place was clean. Internet was not accessible from our villa( had to go to the reception to access), but Pete is having routers installed for the villas this year. Pete is a wonderful host, very helpful and attentive. He puts his heart into this place. There is a nice little pastry/ coffee place just a 5 min walk down the hill at the shops. Nice place for coffee and pastry in the am. Had a wonderfully, memorable time.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete H, Manager at Whitsundays Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Thanks guys for your wonderful Review. I'm so pleased to see you loved our place. We are very lucky with where we are and what we are able to provide for our guests. Our concept of private rooms with all private facilities but with the added benefit of the kitchen and main deck works perfectly for the international travellors who love to interact and swap stories of their travels.I love seeing our guests enjoying dinner on the deck together. Hope the rest of your trip goes well guys. Take care. Pete

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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Pete is obviously very invested in making sure this place continues to get great reviews. The only bad reviews seem to be around the time of the devastating Cyclone Debbie which destroyed the area and took a long time to recover.

The good news is that is no longer an issue and they are back to great reviews.

Pros: amazing view, amazing service, good value for money

Cons: bedroom layout is a bit cramped, bed is a bit cheap but for 3 star accommodation this is all pretty standard.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank MnMnJAUS
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The rainforest retreat had beautiful views, cozy rooms and great facilities. Awesome location, wicked communal area plus stunning indoor pool, good hammock areas for reading. Super clean, friendly and well organised. We even found just basic extra facilities very handy like blender, full kitchen and iron.
We'd like to thank owner/manager Pete who was very accomodating and friendly. Highly recommended even as a local in the area this price was a winner.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Louis G
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Pete H, Manager at Whitsundays Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks Louis for your wonderful review.I'm so pleased you enjoyed the amenities in both our Lodges as well as the Retreats Central Facility. I love greeting the many varied visitors from all around the world and enjoy hearing their fascinating experiences on their journeys to us. The central living areas of our Lodges seem to encourage our guests to share their stories with some guests from 5 years ago still Facebook friends today - Just from their meeting at our Retreat. Thanks again for your Review. We hope to see you again soon. Take care. Pete

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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

I have been travelling for 4 months and I can easily say this is the best accommodation/experience l I’ve had by far. From the moment we arrived, Pete made us feel right at home. Such a genuine and great guy, he was so helpful when we were looking to book any day trips or activities. The resort itself is amazing and almost any room you book has an awesome view, we spotted wild kangaroos, birds, and other wildlife from our room. The location is conveniently close to everything in town. Anyone visiting the area I would highly recommend staying at Pete’s resort, you will not be disappointed. Best of all, the price is so reasonable compared to everything else in the area. This resort has any and everything you’d possibly need during your stay. Would give 10 stars if possible, cannot say enough good things about this place!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Murray626
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Pete H, Manager at Whitsundays Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thanks Matt for such a wonderful review. I'm so pleased you had a great time with us. We are so lucky living here in paradise with amazing wild life around us and incredible views to the islands and Coral Sea as well as the rainforest and mountain ranges of the Conway National Park behind us. Enjoy the rest of your trip guys. Take care. Regards, Pete

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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place , the accommodation is lovely , shared kitchen & lounge with full amenities to cook / BBQ if you wish . We didn’t , plenty of places to eat / drink in Airlie . We only saw 3 couples & just sat & had a chat with them , own room was super , we loved the place , Thankyou Peter

Date of stay: November 2018
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Pete H, Manager at Whitsundays Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thanks guys for your wonderful Review and Rating. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. The Lodges work so well for guests to be able to swap experiences and have a chat. Having the privacy of your own "Hotel room" as well as the added benefit of such great features in the Central Area of the Lodges really works. And the views are incredible. Glad you enjoyed it. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Regards, Pete

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