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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To escape a bitterly cold winter, we had a wonderful week away in Queensland staying at Turtle Cove. Lovely, peaceful beachside surroundings are managed superbly by Bert and his wonderful crew, to the point where guests feel like family. Other reviewers have mentioned the great service, great food and great secluded location - we agree. We met many interesting and... More

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

Thank you for your warm words for all my children he…he.. Yes my staff are like family and that’s why they love what they’re doing and thus making our quests relax and let you be what you wish to be, look, or say what you like. Maybe your stay was to brief, but we did not tell you that you... More

Miranda, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a beautiful beach view and feels really nice and secluded. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. It is very relaxing to be able to enjoy the sounds of the ocean from your room deck. There is also ample parking as you will need a car to visit.

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

Thank you for your kind words. Now you hear no waves, because the day after you left the wind totally stopped And now the sea is like a lake, only hear the water hugging the beach. We are pleased that you enjoyed the friendly service from my staff (Family) We hope you will return one day. Hugs from all of... More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great location and resort, felt very private and secluded. More or less had the beach to myself and the staff were freindly and helpful. The food was great, so must have been improved since the old reviews, basic breakfast, good choice of lunch and eveening meals. well done :) The beachfront villas were so worth the extra cost... More

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

Thank you for your comment. Yes our privacy gives you total freedom here with us. And we keep improving all the time, but Rome was not build…….. Look forward seeing you soon again. With fondest from all of us at the cove XXX Bert Queen “B” More

Wellington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome awaited us on arrival which was very much appreciated after our somewhat lengthy journey. To our delight we were upgraded to a beach front suite which proved to be very comfortable, clean and convenient. We were just metres from the beach and the restaurant/bar area. The self serve tropical/continental buffet breakfasts were delicious as , in fact,... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. Nothing worse after a long trip to be treated like a new room number Instead of a person. Our chef changes most dished daily, to ensure you have a variety of choices each night. Thank you for recommending us to your friends. As I always say: “If you enjoyed it, tell all your friends... More

New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been meaning to write this up since June. Love the place. Right on the beach, good waves in the sea, not frantic nor over-crowded. Love: large grassy lawn in front, breakfast, lunch, dinner on your own or chatting with someone new at the Turtle table. Its really about all those things you can't get at just about any other place... More

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

Thank you for coming home again and again. You indeed said it all. We don’t want to be a 5 star property, can you imagine: Pool closed at 8pm, no noise please after 9 and light off at 10 Yep, our motto is: ” look what you like, say what you like and do what you like “(sort of he…he…)... More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from 7 wonderful days. Where to start - the staff and hosts were as friendly as always and made us welcome and were helpful with getting us in holiday mode as soon as we arrived. We were in a Beach Front Suite with a stunning view out the ocean, King size bed and easy access to the beach.... More

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

Thank you for your lovely remarks here. What can we say; you more or less said it all. We just keep updating and improving facilities. But here, we are right on the beach and no other resort can equal that. By us you can even use the massive pool and hot Jacuzzi 24 hours a day. Mind you the sea... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fifth stay at Turtle Cove Resort (TCR) in 20 years. The Resort transfer on arrival worth the money unless you’re a newbie; then I suggest a car hire as there is terrific sightseeing in the vicinity. With the Barrier Reef day trip from Port Douglas a must. Travelled alone for a seven night stay, knowing I’d not need to leave... More

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

Thank you for your kind words. You are so right; the owners are determined to get Turtle Cove back to the famous old days. They, like me are determined to make every guest feel at home and free to be, what they wish to be. Although I was away for many years and indeed the Tsunami (2004) did not kill... More

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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" More

Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

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Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
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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 
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