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The Reef Retreat Palm Cove

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10-14 Harpa St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The Reef Retreat is a great place to stay, tucked away in a quiet street just moments from the beach and restaurants. This is now my go to place to stay in Palm Cove. With its heated pool, clean comfortable rooms and tropical gardens, you...More

Thank Chris C
Response from Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm CoveResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for your review Chris, we hope you are still feeling relaxed.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Ours was a comfortable stay at Reef Retreat. Rooms were clean and spacious. It's getting old but is positively complemented by some colorful décor accessories. The bed was very comfortable. Parking undercover was good if you could secure a spot. A short distance back from...More

Thank graemewest
Response from Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm CoveResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Graeme. It is good to know you had an enjoyable stay with us. We do have an ongoing rolling refurbishment program to keep updating the rooms as much as we possibly can and have a refurbishment...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights, it was so relaxing!!! We had just come back from staying at the eco lodge in the Daintree which was super expensive and honestly We found the reef retreat so similar in relaxation and style, but so much better in...More

Thank Pokey445
Response from Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm CoveResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for the positive feedback. WE are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a spa suite for 4 nights. The room was bright and airy and I loved the way the kitchen/dinning was up high in the tree tops with palm trees growing into the space. There were a lot of stairs to climb to...More

Thank Mary-Anne S
Response from Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm CoveResponded 5 August 2017

Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do clearly state the following in all of our promotional material and our confirmation letters - "As with most self-catering apartments daily housekeeping is not included in the room rate...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

We chose to return to The Reef Retreat because it is such a great place to unwind and relax. While being so convenient to both the beach and cafes, once you enter the resort it could be in the middle of the rainforest. Sitting by...More

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Response from Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm CoveResponded 5 August 2017

Thanks Dianne, we are glad you found your stay with us peaceful and relaxing. We hope to see you again soon.

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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 ...More 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 Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free Internet
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
40
Price range
US$ 98 - US$ 305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Reef Retreat Hotel Palm Cove
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
40
Price range
US$ 98 - US$ 305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Reef Retreat Hotel Palm Cove
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
Hot and Sunny in OCT a good time to visit cairns before it gets too humid
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Brigitte K
7 January 2017|
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Response from JanS4248 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast is not actually served but everything you need is supplied in your room,assorted breads, fruits, yogurts etc so you can make your own
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Meera I
9 December 2016|
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"If your not keen on stairs ask for a room on the ground floor."
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"Rooms overlooking the pool are great. If you have mobility problems stick with the ground floor - no lifts."
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"Good spot, just chatter in the resort echos through to rooms"
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"Prefer the upstairs rooms"
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