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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We arrived at night and took the 600 meter walk to the reception of the Sanctuary. Through the rainforest, crossing little rivers and steep ascents. When we arrived on top of the mountain, admitted a little bit out of breath, we found everything we needed. A cosy living room lit with candles where they prepared an excellent meal for us,...

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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at sanctuary retreat for 3 nights and we wish it was longer! We stayed in a rainforrest hut with an outdoor toilet and cold shower. It was lovely and close to nature with the rainforrest right on the balcony it gave a very relaxing feel. There's also shared toilets and warm showers that are shared which was handy....

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Belgrave, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We first visited Sanctuary Retreat in 2001 and then again in 2003. It had been a 12 year gap and we wondered if it would still be the special place we remembered it to be. Well we were not disappointed. The accommodation is wonderful, we stayed this time in a cabin with ensuite bathroom, which was decorated in a way...

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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Jayne and Davie, Thank you so much for much for your detailed review. And it was great to hear, that after 12 years, Sanctuary was not only as good as you remembered but even a little bit better. Sanctuary is mostly about the wildlife and rainforest experience but what we have learned in the last 12 years is that...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Simply loved it here wish I could have stayed longer than one night. It was wonderful listening to the wildlife in the night and early morning. I had a deluxe cabin which was very comfortable and located on the top of the hill. I wouldn't recommend staying on lower levels its a steep hill to climb if you have mobility...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

delightful resort in the rain forrest very private clean cabin friendly helpful staff and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the forrest and ocean serving good quality meals may be difficult for people with mobility issues as the resort is on top of a steep hill you park at the bottom and the resort pick you up in there four wheel drive...

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Manresa, Spain
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The rate quality/price very good. The room is located on a tree, in the middle of the rainforest. The views, the sunrise and the calm are extraordinary. The dinner is very good. The staff of the hotel is very friendly, they pick you with a 4WD in the entrance of the rainforest. On the other hand, the bathroom is shared,...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2015

It was so fabulous to be in the rainforest, visited by cassowaries, orange footed scrub fowl and goannas. The food was magnificent and the view is awesome. I love the 'alfresco' en suite! It was so quiet and peaceful.

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in this amazing retreat. Glamping in the hidden huts is an amazing experience where you become part of the jungle. The restaurant serves amazing food and we had a great time. Be aware that it are steep walks and I would advice to take a hut with a bathroom because conquering the jungle at night, I...

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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Fleur for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you pointed out Sanctuary is for the physically fit and adventurous, it's a challenging adventurous destination. But not without it's rewards and probably the best chance to see a Cassowary in the wild in Australia. The opportunity to sleep in the middle of a...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to Sanctuary Retreat for our 4th Wedding Anniversary and first weekend away from our little one. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the staff were wonderful. The location was also stunning! I have been and will continue to recommend Sanctuary Retreat to all our friends. We're hoping to make this trip a yearly tradition!

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Perfect location for a yoga retreat..... Walk to and from car park, huts and yoga room is very steep. It was fine for my visit, but would be more challenging in pouring rain. Runners are a must. The huts are adequate and private, the outdoor cold showers and toilet were fine. The food in the restaurant was absolutely amazing! Our...

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Address: 72 Holt Road, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Bingil Bay
Price Range: $77 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Think about upgrading if you don't want to share with the critters. Maybe bring earplugs - nature can be noisy.”
aliceg_81, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Seeking comfort? Choose a cabin. Want to be close to nature but safely protected? Choose a hut.”
953jayner, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the private ensuite if travelling in the warmer months.”
  • Our private alfresco ensuite in the rainforest.
  • The views were spectacular.
alicec638, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The outside ensuite was very special, even with the cold shower.”
chrisandanne2016, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Incredible cabins surrounded by rain forest”
, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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