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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have come across some knockes but this is a great gay resort thanks has awesome staff who are always happy. I found the value for money was exceptional given the location and facilities. Very clean. Food is awesome and heaps of it! Will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am writing this review after spending 7 nights in the beautiful, private and always accommodating Turtle Cove Resort, Port Douglas. Booking couldn’t have been easier, the lovely Claudia provided amazing customer service prior to and during my visit and ensured my room preferences were not only noted but also exceeded my expectations. This was my fourth visit to the...

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

Thank you for your extended comments. We should make you our PR manager he...he..he.. But yes all you are saying, is indeed what we try to achieve here at Turtle Cove. Not just our unique resort placement right on the beach, but also our facilities and the services we provide. And then when we been able to make our guests...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another wonderful time in Gay Heaven. we stayed over Easter, some new and friendly staff who couldn't do enough . Thankyou to the "Pool Boy" for the sparkling clean pool and spa. The food was fantastic, a new menu each night, and a nice lite breakfast. Having the comfortable room serviced each day and with clean linen is always welcome....

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

Thank you for your nice comments, we had a great Easter with lots of great weather. Hope you found some Easter eggs rolled out over our beach. Or were you too busy watching the most expensive "Pool Boy" in Australia he...he..he.. We loved having you again, so to speak and look forward seeing you again in June. Till then with...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been staying at Turtle Cove Resort for many years and always have a wonderful stay. The Resort has a variety of rooms some with stunning views of the ocean. The staff at the resort would have to be their greatest asset. If you want a place that is a little out of the way but close to the best that...

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

thank you for your greatly appreciated comments, And you sooo correct, we are far away from every other establishment and totally secure, yet soooo close to the Barrier Reef and Rainforest. Couple that, with the relaxation we trying to create for our guests, our stunning 2 golden sand beaches, no one can see from outside the resort. And our very...

Sydney
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is still our favourite place to relax and unwind! Some people seem to expect 5 star Hilton style accommodation but what you get is a 5 star tropical paradise! You instantly relax when you walk through the doors! The place is earthy and laid back- that is its charm. It's clean has everything you need & the staff are...

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

Thank you for your great comments, You said it all and it is great that you yet again had a lovely stay. Our 5 stars are not manicured gardens and endless rules and or stuffy staff and prices to match. Our 5 stars, is making sure that our guest relax, do what they like, look what they like and say...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Unreal location and atmosphere. I recently stayed for a week at Turtle Cove and I thoroughly enjoyed the property. From the staff to my beach front room. I stayed alone and it was enjoyable, I felt like it was home. Very, very comfortable! Relaxing around the resort, pool and back yard took majority of my week up. Will definitely be...

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

Thank you for your kind words, And that's what we are all about. Not only creating good food, dangerous cocktail he...he..he.. but also doing everything we can, to make you totally relax with us and make you forget all the stresses before you got here. Bad luck you can not claim your trip on Medi Care as a health improvement...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Was lucky enough to spend an amazing week in a Beach Front room. Waking up to the sight and sounds of the ocean were amazing. The pool is massive and a perfect place to relax with delicious cocktails and 5-star food. All staff were very friendly and helpful with getting to locations around the area. Love this place!

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, We are like a family here and try our utmost to make every guests feel special ( not always works he...he..he..) We had a few tropical rains and our lush gardens look amazing with many rare tropical flowers, bushes and trees, that attract amazing colourful insects and butterflies. Our chef just created a delectable...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If Coles pastries served in the bag are your idea of a hotel breakfast - you're in for a treat. The claim "we don't aim to be 5 star" in the welcome letter is underwritten by the prices charged - which are comparable to any 5 star resort in Port Douglas. Spend the afternoon by the unheated pool sipping $26...

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

no need to answer. answered your friend before you already

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I had high expectations of this resort as it claims to be one of the world's premier gay resorts. Even Spartacus rate it for hotel of the week. The room we stayed was Coral Sea view. The resort is in a beautiful spot however it is poorly maintained, dated and boring. Accommodation is motel style stucked. Food is average and...

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

Thank you for your comments. How sad that all the other comments before yours are obviously all wrong. But then again there are many 5 star resorts (not gay) around, you may prefer to stay at next time, with their never ending rules, for guests to follow and their attached price tags. All the same I am happy that 99.99%...

Sydney
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It had been 10 years since we visited far North Queensland - it too being post Mardi Gras but back then we only had a day trip to Turtle Cove. All the same it was a highlight of that holiday and our reason to return for a longer stay. Stupidly we have waited 10 years to visit again. This time,...

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. Indeed 10 years was a bit long before your return he...he..he.. We are delighted however, that you had a great time again and although we may, or for that matter not want to be 5 star, with all it's : "do and don't" signs everywhere in other resorts. Here you do what you like,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: 4500 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $184 - $241 (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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Also Known As:
Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield
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“Beach front is our choice but the upstairs rooms offer a beautiful ocean view as well. If staying an extended time a car is advisable.”
936JohnH936, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms with the beach view, a little more expensive but worth it!!!”
485petera, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Beach front rooms are well worth it! Waking up to the beach in your backyard is extremely relaxing and peaceful.”
Anthonycsymons, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best Views”
michelleheyman23, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The five most expensive rooms are potentially the only decent ones.”
SydBaz, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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