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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 9 August 2014

It was my first trip to Australia in 2013 as one side trip from Sydney took me to the north east of Australia. For my planning i was looking for accommodation in this area. In my research i have found the resort Turtle Cove between Cairns and Port Douglas. The point which makes my decision for Turtle Cove was one...

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

Thank you for your comments on trip advisor. As I always say, web sites can show and tell you anything they want you to see and hear, But trip advisor comes from visitors staying with us and we cannot control that. And yes we get many singles here and indeed the “Please Join me Turtle Table” get people to meet...

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2014

A while ago now but I remember it fondly. The rooms, the grounds, the bar, the pool, the service, the extras; all brilliant. Of course the company you take makes a huge difference and mine was superb but I will always highly recommend this resort.

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

Thanks for staying with us. It's just so rewarding to see more and more girls coming back. After all we are GLBT and the mix is just so nice and fun. Hope to see you both back soon. With love from all of us at the Cove xxx Bert Queen"B"

Sydney
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Ooh Queen B you have done it again !! Just back from 4 days of pure Bliss @ Turtle Cove. Thanks to the wonderful staff Bert, Dan & Karl (omg). As a guest you are made to feel part of one big happy family. Special thanks to the Chef amazing meals on 3 nights,. The Turtle table continues to bring...

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

Thanks for your kind words and my little family were only to happy to have you here again, so to speak he…he… Don’t blame chef Chris, if you did put on to much weight, our new gym could have fixed that part. Whooowwww you have to wait a whole year, this old queen could be in a Zimmer frame by...

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights on way home from Japan. Good to see the place was busy with lots of happy guests. Room was a seaview deluxe and was a great size with a big balcony. Love the free movies.............. Staff were as usual friendly ( and cute ) that includes you Queen B. Great to meet the owners who...

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

Thanks for your lovely comments. If you only could get up early, then you have coffee on your balcony, seeing the sun come up over the Coral Sea in between the palm trees on our private beach. Friendly staff…. Me…??? I am the only pensioner here he….he…. Yep without the fabulous owners this place would never get back to the...

Sydney
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Perfect place to relax and unwind. They balanced leaving you alone with being there to book transportation or look after your needs. The turtle table is a great idea if you want company you can eat with other guests or if you want a quiet meal there's plenty of tables for some alone time. The beach is awesome, privacy and...

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

Thank you for your kind words. Yes we take care of your transport by bus or our Resort’s Limo. Our Please Join Me Turtle Table is often to small (seats 12) Indeed so great to sit and laugh together during dinner. Yep the views are great, today a pot of dolphins came by and in the afternoon we spotted two...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This was our 3rd time to stay at a Turtle Cove and we stayed 12 nights. This has increased from our 1st stay was 3 nights and our 2nd stay was 8 nights. What can I say, it just gets better every year for us. It offers everything we want for a holiday to unwind from work with a great...

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

Thanks for your lovely comments and we where honored to have you back yet again. We may have to give you a season ticket he…he… You are so right, because we want you just to let go and not have to worry About being judged, as after all we are amongst each other. Looking forward seeing you back yet again...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We hadn't been for a while but the place still kept it's lovely charm. Absolutely wonderful. Friendly staff, great beach and hot tub. Even a bit of rain doesn't spoil the atmosphere. Would recommend, and have, to all our friends. We will be back again soon.

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

Great to read you kind words about us. And yes the rain here is never cold like in the south. I appreciate my staff service and friendliness as much as our guests do. I always say: “happy staff means happy guests” Hope to se you back soon. Hugs from all of us at the Cove Bert Queen “B”

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My first visit was in the early 90's as I'd heard about this tropical paradise with it's own private secluded beach. I took with me a very dear friend, who wasn't well at the time, and we were put in those shockingly beautiful beachfront apartments. Our stay even back then was as warm and as welcoming as it is today....

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

Many thanks for your kind words. And yes, we will never change our attitude, by making every guest feel special. As I always say “ If you enjoyed your stay, tell all your friends, but if you did not, just keep us a secret”. Yes the good old days are back at Turtle Cove and the new owners are totally...

Maslin Beach
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is our fourth annual visit to Turtle Cove, the experience has been just as good this time to make us want to return each year. Whilst the overall facilities are somewhat dated, this is by far made up for by the friendly and relaxing atmosphere, the caring staff and access to what must be one of the best beaches...

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

Thanks and great to read your comments. Yep the Gym is very good now and we never stop updating the resort. All of us don’t want you to be a room number; here you are a person and friend. Take care till your next visit. With love from all of us at the Cove Bert Queen ”B”

Reviewed 26 July 2014

Where do i start, but thanks Turtle cove again for a great time and so relaxing. The staff are great the rooms are clean and a fantastic "House keeper" he was so friendly and happy. The massage was great well worth it. The beach was amazing just go down for a walk relax and do nothing but relax and enjoy...

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

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. And yes Tony our housekeeper remembers every guest And always has a smile while he seems to do a spring clean daily in all rooms He cleans. Here with us you just let go, do, look and say what you like. Looking forward seeing you soon again, with love from all of...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Hot Tub
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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: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $179 - $238 (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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Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield
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“Not sure. Not value for money for the beachfront rooms at over $300/night”
 of 5 bubbles warrend510, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front all the way”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront rooms have a sensational view, well worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles trav19762016, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the delux sea view rooms are bigger and have a better bed”
 of 5 bubbles 850keithw, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the common areas. Really a great place to get away from the bombardment though. Needed some access, but let go for the most part.”
 of 5 bubbles omonoyama, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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