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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Reef Retreat. With the superb, well furnished, comfortable apartment, and stunning established rainforest gardens surrounding the relaxing pool and spa. The manager Jim in particular made our stay so memorable due to his welcoming and helpful assistance. We are truly looking forward to staying here again on our next visit...

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

Thanks for your review it is rewarding for us to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Reef Retreat. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed when travelling to rehab from a stress related illness and loved it here. Very friendly, very comfortable and the owners could not be more friendly. Excellent location for the beach, all travel (to the Barrier Reef for example) was taken care of. If you're wanting to see the Reef, relax or chill on a lovely beach, I would...

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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 an ideal environment for a much needed break. Thank you for your recommendation!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The friendly and very helpful staff made this a great place to stay. Accommodation is modern, spacious, well appointed and well maintained - and located next to the beach and in the centre of town (such as it is!). Offering great value for self-catering visitors, the range of restaurants and cafes within 5 minutes walk make it suitable for every...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all feedback. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay and that our facilities met your standards and expectations and that Palm Cove was a satisfying holiday destination.

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Studio apt. very small, kitchen tiny and very little in the way of crockery, glasses etc, it was tacked onto where the balcony should have been. The apt. Looked as if it needed a good scrub - wouldn't say the pool/spa area looked inviting. The staff were friendly,the outdoor BBQ area was good, and the resort was very close to...

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the BBQ area, location and found our staff to be friendly. Had you raised your concerns about the size of the apartment and any issues around cleanliness at the time of your stay we would have been more than happy to have addressed your concerns. Leaving a review 6...

Pakenham, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Loved out stay. Wonderfully friendly and helpful managers Joanne and co. Only 100 metres back from main street and beach. Pool was heated to 29 degrees surrounded by lots of rainforest trees so it was warm in the pool and cool out of it. Felt very private away from the main street. Room very nice. King bed. Balcony overlooks the...

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the Reef Retreat, gardens and grounds and the proximity to the beach and the Esplanade. Our resort does offer a shady, private and sheltered retreat but with all amenities and facilities within a short and pleasant walking distance. You are most welcome to return and enjoy Palm Cove as an ideal Tropical North Queensland...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Wonderful spacious accommodation, perfect for a family with teens. Stayed in the 3 bed townhouse and it was fab, stocked with everything that you needed. A atroll to the beach and local restaurants. We all loved it and hope to return soon.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your Stay at Reef Retreat and the Town House accommodation. It is pleasing to know that the accommodation met all of your needs and expectations and that you enjoyed Palm Cove as a holiday destination. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Scotland
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Having booked Reef Retreat (via Freedom Australia) almost 18 months previously we arrived in Palm Cove for the final relaxing stage of our once in a lifetime trip to Australia. Imagine our disappointment and anger when we were advised we were to be in the Townhouse (across the road away from the main buildings and pool) and not in the...

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

Your booking for a 3 bedroom apartment was received on 12th February 2015 and due to an administrative error you were allocated a 3 bedroom townhouse instead of a 3 bedroom apartment. As soon as this error was discovered we acknowledged fault and we sincerely apologized many times. There was no double or over booking of rooms, as you have...

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We recently stayed in the apartments across the road for the New Year period. This was our second stay in these apartments with three adults and three children. Again we were really happy with the apartment size and facilities. Joanne was quick to address an issue with the shower head coming off, which was much appreciated. We enjoyed using both...

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

Sincere thanks for your stay and for review of the Town House accommodation component of the Reef Retreat. We look forward to welcoming you for your third stay!

Skanderborg, Denmark
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a very pleasant stay in Palm Cove, of which the Apartment in The Reef Retreat played an important part. The location very close to the Beach and close to restaurants and supermarket worked just perfect for us.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear your stay was a pleasant one.

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

My second stay in a year. As before nice clean self contained room. Plenty to do in area, plenty to places to eat and shop. If your like me and not a fan of hotels and having to go somewhere to eat all the time these little apartments are great. Fridge, hob, kettle etc, bbq outside (where I did a...

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

Thanks for your review John. It was great to see you back again and to get to opportunity to meet other members of your family. We hope to see you back again some day ... the BBQ awaits you.

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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 

Additional Information about The Reef Retreat Palm Cove

Address: 10 - 14 Harpa St, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Palm Cove
Price Range: $136 - $259 (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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“all good locations”
colinv397, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor above the car park but it was very quiet with lovely views of the rainforest trees.”
526trishab, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
J8230EOjennys, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check with the owner if you have access issues and/or want some daylight”
SusieQ184, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No ocean view availability with these apartments but as mentioned earlier extremely close to the ocean.”
Trudy2309, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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