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Daintree Rainforest Retreat

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Paris, France
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice, green and clean! We stayed there with our family last April. Big garden for the kids to play football. Nice garden & plants everywhere. The manager was very nice & helfpul to organize our stay. Just had to be careful to moskitoes as there were a lot. The only issue: wifi was good only from the recption & the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and had a fabulous time. Our host was super helpful in guiding us through the attractions in the daintree rainforest and even helped us book a tour. Plus he lent is torches to see at night and oil, salt and pepper for us to cook! We really appreciated the host and the small retreat!

Thank 1_Lukas_1
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Could not have had a better stay here; easy to find, lovely manager who let us check in early and gave us lots of top tips for the area, as well as a quirky, clean room (totally critter free!!) with all the basics including coffee and milk. We didn't want to leave! Also, don't miss out on dinner next door... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Little gem in the Daintree! Spotless and clean. Great host with plenty of local advice. Very comfortable rooms and facilities. No aircon but the design of the rooms keep them nice and cool. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Perfect location to see and do all that the Daintree has to offer!

Thank Wendy K
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here for 2 nights and could've stayed alot longer, Owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. Supplied us with maps, tourches and also told us abit about the area and local attractions! Accommodation was great very clean and also had a communal bbq area and your literally across the road from the locals pub which i would... More 

Thank owen h
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely getaway in the rainforest. Well presented property and very clean. The property has a Balinese type feel about it. The website has some very garish colorful photos of the rooms, but they're not so garish in real life. I loved staying here. Awesome friendly hosts, who gave fantastic local knowledge of what was a must see. Wish we... More 

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Otonabee-South Monaghan, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed One Night August 26, 2016 Manager overtly helpful advised of restaurants, hidden gems to see - went out of his way to be accommodating. Pool is clean, rooms are pristine and nice quaint location. Across the road is excellent reasonable food/beverages @ Cow Bay Hotel. Highly recommended and manager is outstanding and what you do not see so much... More 

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was without doubt the friendliest welcome of anywhere we stayed in Australia. We had a family unit, which was very clean, functional and good value. We were able to self-cater, as there was a full size fridge and microwave and outside there is a communal bbq, with gas burner and picnic benches. It's a good location - an easy... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I loved staying here. Trevor, the owner, is so helpful with everything. I felt completely informed about what to do and where to go straight away. The room was perfect and very comfortable and right in the rainforest. I think the location is the best on the Cape for a few reasons. Cow bay is nearby and it's one of... More 

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Ho Ho Kus, NJ
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We recently spent two nights at the Daintree Rainforest Retreat, and it was great. I had read many reviews of other lodging in this area, but this motel seemed like it would be perfect for me and my son and his two friends. We had two rooms, and one had a kitchenette which was perfect for making breakfast before heading... More 

1 Thank Laurie B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Daintree Rainforest Retreat is a small family owned motel. It sits nestled in the forest surrounded by towering trees and lush gardens. While we do not have a restaurant we do offer a covered BBQ area with its own sitting area and a fully equipped and comfortable communal kitchen together with 2 further sitting/dining areas. The Cow Bay Hotel is a 2 minute walk and while it is very close, it can be neither seen nor heard from the motel. Our rooms are cooled by ceiling fans and guests can further escape the tropical heat with a dip in our palm fringed swimming pool. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Address: 336 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cow Bay
Price Range: ₹ 6,409 - ₹ 10,228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daintree Rainforest Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Daintree Rainforest Retreat Hotel Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Daintree Region/Cow Bay, Queensland
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“Ask for a room with a kitchenette and pick up groceries at the Woolworth's near Mossman before heading to Daintree”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieB193, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Nikkipie89, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“They area all good and face the outdoor area.”
 of 5 bubbles Shaz12345, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“10 out of the 12 rooms open onto the centre lawn area.”
 of 5 bubbles alancG113NX, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“They have self contained rooms as an option if you want to self cater.”
 of 5 bubbles BTrain78, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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