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Pethers Rainforest Retreat

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could hardly believe the size, location and layout of the beautifully designed "treehouse" that awaited us at the end of the path through the forest. Such a tranquil setting! The huge glass wall, spa bath, balcony and furniture all made for a luxurious break for my partner and I. Highly recommended.

Thank Jazman63
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Romantic escape set in wonderful rainforest setting. Incredible birdlife and extremely comfortable villas providing all luxuries. Make sure you are there when restaurant is open as food is exceptional. Staff friendly and efficient. Breakfast delivered to your room and enjoyable.Entry road challenging if you have a low car and speed bumps OTT.

Thank Rob & Christine T
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to get away from the busy city life and just chill!! the sounds of animals and nature all around let's you re charge! the staff are lovely and bring you an amazing little breakfast basket every morning with juice, bread jams and home made quiche!!! YUM! no wifi but they do have local tv but maybe that's the...

Thank Chris C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had been to Pethers before and loved it! However, return visit for 2 nights was not as expected. Arrived at 6pm to an envelope with my name scrawled on it sitting on front desk with keys, letter and map to the cabin inside. Found our way to the cabin (beautiful just as remembered), however the cheese platter was not...

Thank sallyj641
Pethers R, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pethers. Standard check-in time is from 2pm, with our reception staffed until 5pm every evening. Standard practice is to contact late arrivals, which we did without success, and provide an arrival letter, keys and directions to the tree house. Due to the boutique nature of our business, it is not viable to...

Scarborough, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding at Pethers a few days ago. There is something magical about the whole place. From the friendly staff , beautiful cabins to the great food. This is THE place to go. Some our guests even saw wallabies on their deck whilst they were having breakfast. We are very glad that we chose this place and will...

Thank steven h
Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The location at Mt Tomborine was easy to find, access and close to the attractions in the surrounding area. The accommodation was lovely. Clean, Inviting, quite and we felt very relaxed from the moment we entered our room. The spa bath looking out into the greenery was perfect.The cheese platter and wine was enjoyed sitting on our balcony looking out...

Thank anitaplomer
Grindelwald, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A very nice spacious room with a view in the jungle. The restaurant in this hotel is also good a shame that the service in the restaurant was not to the standard for this kind of hotel. But OK perhaps that they where short in employees during our stay.

Thank LaurensV592
Can Tho, Vietnam
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The road in is narrow and needs some pot holes filled, there are also 3 high speed bumps so be careful if you have a low car. The receptionist made us wait more than 10 mins at checkin while she talked on the phone. The room was absolutely beautiful, large and comfortable. The view from the massive glass wall and...

Thank DebB123123
Pethers R, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your response, we appreciate our guests taking the time to review Pethers. Repair works are currently underway on the gravel road leading into the property. The speed bumps are in place to protect our wildlife. My sincerest apologies that you experienced a 10 minute wait time on check in, whilst our receptionist was taking a phone call....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My husband and i stayed here for two nights and loved it. It was only 1.5hrs drive from Brisbane but you felt like you were miles away. This place had everything you need and there were plenty of cafes and restaurants located 5 mins drive. Lovely bush walks and the staff were always helpful and ready to help (if you...

Thank jenny W
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My partner took me here for two nights and i was blown away. The staff are all so lovely. The rooms are very private and have everything you need. We got wine and a cheese/meat platter on arrival. They deliver breakfast in a basket daily to your door.

Thank Jackie_Peat

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
High in the trees, amongst the birds, secluded from the outside world and in a pristine rainforest is the magical Pethers Rainforest Retreat.Pethers is a luxurious boutique retreat with just ten secluded, private and individual Tree Houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is designed exclusively for adults.Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, lounge and dining areas with 5 metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pethers Rainforest Retreat

Address: 28B Geissmann Street, North Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland 4272, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Tamborine Mountain > North Tamborine
Price Range: ₹ 15,999 - ₹ 20,728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pethers Rainforest Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All villas well located.”
robchristinet, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All treehouses seem to be private and well positioned with views of the rainforest”
d0ssies, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I believe all rooms are the same.”
kelliescott1, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in tree house 1 and it was wonderful”
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margielrob14, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of the higest standard, so it does not make any difference they are all 1st class, each room is 40ft x 40ft square”
O4875CZbrians, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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