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Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia

Fantastic hideaway

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Dec 2021
The prefect place to get away from the rat race and relax. Karen meet us at the airport with a hire car, which was a hybrid, and we followed her back to the Retreat. It was close to town and so peaceful. An excellent place to unwind and get away from everything.
Date of stay: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2021

The Hideaway Retreat was perfect in every way.
Karen and her husband were excellent hosts and always accommodating in every manner.
The accommodation was very comfortable and extremely peaceful. It was very spacious, full kitchen, king size bed, everything you would need.
There is no Aircon available in any hotels/motels, resorts or accommodation on Norfolk Island as the Island is powered by generators and would not be able to handle the surge required. Fans were supplied and it was cool enough with the breeze at night to not require a Aircon.
We were upgraded to the Chalet which I could not fault. The view from the veranda was breathtaking and the perfect place for an afternoon drink while pondering what activities to do the next day.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Hideaway Retreat to anyone wanting to the visit Norfolk Island.

Room tip: Rooms upstairs have excellent views.
Date of stay: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 November 2021

Our accomodation was spacious and well appointed. Full kitchen and lounge room, 1 x double bed, 1 x single. Norfolk is a little off the beaten track therefore don't expect 5 star (anywhere). Use your time to unwind, lower your blood pressure, and connect with a beautiful natural environment - forest and coastal walks abound.

Thank you to our host Karen, we thoroughly recommend your retreat.

Date of stay: October 2021
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John Nobbs, General Manager at Hideaway Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to put up a review for us. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and could relax and unwind. I hope we see you back again some time.
Kind regards
Karen

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Reviewed 27 October 2021

Loved this place. A secluded hideaway with pool, tennis courts & pick your own tropical fruits from the orchard. Also very convenient for Burnt Pine & the Airport. Fabulous hosts & would highly recommend!

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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John Nobbs, General Manager at Hideaway Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the fruit in the orchard. I hope we see you back again some time.

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Reviewed 25 September 2021

Our host Karen was truely our host with the most. She welcomed us at the airport and we followed her in convoy to the Hideaway Retreat. It is located in a tranquil lush setting about a 5 minute drive from town. We were grateful to be offered the upstairs one bedroom apartment which was spacious and came with a well equipped kitchen. We had no problem negotiating the 17 or so narrow steps up to the apartment with our suit cases but others may find it challenging.

There was a bit of a musky smell each time that we returned to the apartment but we got used to it very quickly. The bathroom was very modern and a good size. The large queen bed was very comfy. The TV picked up all the major mainland stations. It was quite cold when we were there so we made good use of the small portable heater.

The wifi signal was quite weak unless we were on the balcony but worked well down in the office area. Speaking of the balcony, it was large with a couple of comfy chairs and provided a great view in multiple directions.

All in all we had a very enjoyable stay and were made to feel very welcome by the wonderful Karen.

Date of stay: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

This property is close to town but away from through traffic where you can relax if you have any downtime after visiting all the wonderful attractions Norfolk has to offer and doing various tours. Karen the manager is extremely friendly and helpful with local information or any queries, and the facilities ensure that all comforts are catered to during your stay. Would highly recommend this holiday rental.

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John Nobbs, General Manager at Hideaway Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2021

I am so please you enjoyed your stay and found Hideaway Retreat relaxing and comfortable. Yes there is so much to do on this little island it does take that full week to fit everything in, as well as allowing downtime. Thank you for taking the time to place a review for us we really appreciate it.

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