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10 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

A warm welcome awaited us on arrival which was very much appreciated after our somewhat lengthy journey. To our delight we were upgraded to a beach front suite which proved to be very comfortable, clean and convenient. We were just metres from the beach and the restaurant/bar area. The self serve tropical/continental buffet breakfasts were delicious as , in fact,... More 

Thank desjohni
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Nothing worse after a long trip to be treated like a new room number Instead of a person. Our chef changes most dished daily, to ensure you have a variety of choices each night. Thank you for recommending us to your friends. As I always say: “If you enjoyed it, tell all your friends... More 

New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Been meaning to write this up since June. Love the place. Right on the beach, good waves in the sea, not frantic nor over-crowded. Love: large grassy lawn in front, breakfast, lunch, dinner on your own or chatting with someone new at the Turtle table. Its really about all those things you can't get at just about any other place... More 

Thank Perplu
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for coming home again and again. You indeed said it all. We don’t want to be a 5 star property, can you imagine: Pool closed at 8pm, no noise please after 9 and light off at 10 Yep, our motto is: ” look what you like, say what you like and do what you like “(sort of he…he…)... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Just back from 7 wonderful days. Where to start - the staff and hosts were as friendly as always and made us welcome and were helpful with getting us in holiday mode as soon as we arrived. We were in a Beach Front Suite with a stunning view out the ocean, King size bed and easy access to the beach.... More 

Thank Joe B
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely remarks here. What can we say; you more or less said it all. We just keep updating and improving facilities. But here, we are right on the beach and no other resort can equal that. By us you can even use the massive pool and hot Jacuzzi 24 hours a day. Mind you the sea... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Fifth stay at Turtle Cove Resort (TCR) in 20 years. The Resort transfer on arrival worth the money unless you’re a newbie; then I suggest a car hire as there is terrific sightseeing in the vicinity. With the Barrier Reef day trip from Port Douglas a must. Travelled alone for a seven night stay, knowing I’d not need to leave... More 

2 Thank Pineapple_Oz
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. You are so right; the owners are determined to get Turtle Cove back to the famous old days. They, like me are determined to make every guest feel at home and free to be, what they wish to be. Although I was away for many years and indeed the Tsunami (2004) did not kill... More 

Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

It was my first trip to Australia in 2013 as one side trip from Sydney took me to the north east of Australia. For my planning i was looking for accommodation in this area. In my research i have found the resort Turtle Cove between Cairns and Port Douglas. The point which makes my decision for Turtle Cove was one... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on trip advisor. As I always say, web sites can show and tell you anything they want you to see and hear, But trip advisor comes from visitors staying with us and we cannot control that. And yes we get many singles here and indeed the “Please Join me Turtle Table” get people to meet... More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

A while ago now but I remember it fondly. The rooms, the grounds, the bar, the pool, the service, the extras; all brilliant. Of course the company you take makes a huge difference and mine was superb but I will always highly recommend this resort.

Thank MissLaraLee
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. It's just so rewarding to see more and more girls coming back. After all we are GLBT and the mix is just so nice and fun. Hope to see you both back soon. With love from all of us at the Cove xxx Bert Queen"B" More 

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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Ooh Queen B you have done it again !! Just back from 4 days of pure Bliss @ Turtle Cove. Thanks to the wonderful staff Bert, Dan & Karl (omg). As a guest you are made to feel part of one big happy family. Special thanks to the Chef amazing meals on 3 nights,. The Turtle table continues to bring... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and my little family were only to happy to have you here again, so to speak he…he… Don’t blame chef Chris, if you did put on to much weight, our new gym could have fixed that part. Whooowwww you have to wait a whole year, this old queen could be in a Zimmer frame by... More 

Gosford, Australia
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights on way home from Japan. Good to see the place was busy with lots of happy guests. Room was a seaview deluxe and was a great size with a big balcony. Love the free movies.............. Staff were as usual friendly ( and cute ) that includes you Queen B. Great to meet the owners who... More 

Thank Crayge
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. If you only could get up early, then you have coffee on your balcony, seeing the sun come up over the Coral Sea in between the palm trees on our private beach. Friendly staff…. Me…??? I am the only pensioner here he….he…. Yep without the fabulous owners this place would never get back to the... More 

1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Perfect place to relax and unwind. They balanced leaving you alone with being there to book transportation or look after your needs. The turtle table is a great idea if you want company you can eat with other guests or if you want a quiet meal there's plenty of tables for some alone time. The beach is awesome, privacy and... More 

Thank Eddys2000
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Yes we take care of your transport by bus or our Resort’s Limo. Our Please Join Me Turtle Table is often to small (seats 12) Indeed so great to sit and laugh together during dinner. Yep the views are great, today a pot of dolphins came by and in the afternoon we spotted two... More 

Hobart, Australia
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112 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This was our 3rd time to stay at a Turtle Cove and we stayed 12 nights. This has increased from our 1st stay was 3 nights and our 2nd stay was 8 nights. What can I say, it just gets better every year for us. It offers everything we want for a holiday to unwind from work with a great... More 

Thank 264rickr
turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments and we where honored to have you back yet again. We may have to give you a season ticket he…he… You are so right, because we want you just to let go and not have to worry About being judged, as after all we are amongst each other. Looking forward seeing you back yet again... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Cove Beach Resort

Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: ₹ 9,205 - ₹ 14,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield
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“Ocean front all the way”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront rooms have a sensational view, well worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles trav19762016, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the delux sea view rooms are bigger and have a better bed”
 of 5 bubbles 850keithw, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the common areas. Really a great place to get away from the bombardment though. Needed some access, but let go for the most part.”
 of 5 bubbles omonoyama, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront is best but high floor on apartments have great views too.”
 of 5 bubbles worldexplorerA1, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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