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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Nice place to stay appartments good just needed a bigger fridge. Good size pool.Just a short stroll to the beach and some lovely places to eat. The setting is tropical and peaceful lovely to hear all the different birds day and night.

Thank Cimber2015
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We'd a fantastic stay at Reef Retreat..great welcome at reception. Took the time to take us up and show us our room. We took up the offer of help and advice in booking trips to local attractions. The retreat is well placed in Palm Cove just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and so close to the best...

Thank irnbrukid
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and description of your experience of your stay at Reef Retreat and Palm Cove.

Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is the second time we have stayed at the Reef Retreat and certainly not our last. Location wise it is excellent just 30 seconds to the beach and easy walking distance to all the cafes and restaurants in Palm Cove. Because of a mobility restriction we stay in a ground floor apartment with a walk in shower. I would...

2Thank Paul H
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a comprehensive review describing your enjoyment of The Reef Retreat and Palm Cove as a destination. Thank you also for raising the issue of the hand rails to the Spa Pool Deck and Common area deck. We have purchased new hand rails and are in the process of getting them installed. We look forward to welcoming you...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A great place to stay, close to the beach and all amenities in Palm Cove. Apartment was spacious and well equipped for our needs. Nothing was too much trouble and we were sorry to leave but the next bit of our adventure called. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and we would love to go back.

1Thank Sue1951
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you enjoyed the next phase of your adventure!

Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great location just a minute walk to Palm Cove waterfront. Tranquil surroundings, amazing pool & spa. Massive room size, comfortable King Bed with two outside areas. Had a few issues with air-con and TV, but were quickly fixed and nothing that would stop us from recommending to friends. Avoid the high costs of the waterfront location and step into this...

Thank Lucy M
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation to friends. We are pleased that you enjoyed Palm Cove and The Reef Retreat!

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

What can I say!! Wonderful location, wonderful accommodation, excellent service from Jim and Joanne who gave great advice on local tours and places to see If you are in the area I would recommend the train up to the rainforest (Kuranda) and catch the Skyrail back

Thank Steve M
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all that the region has to offer for a stay in Tropical North Queensland.

Daviot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely studio apartment with all facilities needed. The pool area was good although mainly in the shade. The owners were very helpful and there were lots of places to eat nearby. Palm Cove is a delightful resort without too much commercialism.

Thank Susan H
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The complex is excellently located off the Main Street in Palm Cove for all restaurants and of course the sea! The staff were really helpful on the reception as we had lots of questions. They contacted tour companies for us and printed out boarding passes etc as required. The facilities were clean and tidy and the BBQ/rest area was well...

Thank ben301604
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

We are pleased to have been able to assist and make your stay memorable. Thank you for leaving a review of your experience.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We have purchased from scoopon a deal to stay at Reef Retreat Palm Cove and not expecting anything but we are blown away with the location, service and hospitality. The owners are lovely, place is well-appoint and very kid friendly. My girls loved the spa and the pool. The only thing that needs improvement is the tv reception in the...

Thank qkatch8
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and recommendation - we are pleased to have been able to meet and exceed your expectations!

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We are coming to end of a long Australia holiday and chose The Reef Retreat for some relaxation time as well as an excellent base to visit Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands and the Great Barrier Reef. The rooms were large and airy with efficient aircon. The pool was perfect in both size and location. The beach was very close, as...

Thank ChrisApril2014
Jim and Joanne T, Manager at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are pleased to have been able to provide a relaxing place to unwind at the end of your holiday and as a base for exploring Tropical North Queensland!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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 ... more   less 

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Address: 10 - 14 Harpa St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Price Range: $145 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Retreat Palm Cove 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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“No ocean view availability with these apartments but as mentioned earlier extremely close to the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Trudy2309, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I believe the rooms at the back of the property are a little bigger than by the pool”
 of 5 bubbles thebeason, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“apartment on R side corner 1st floor was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles lisabC9169JQ, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper level are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Sue1951, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a ground level room and were right next to the pool, excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles LucyM762, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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