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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

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100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seriously love this place. I don't know what it is but within 5 minutes of arriving I just seem to relax and unwind from the pressure of work. Staff and guests all friendly as expected and made more friends during my stay, especially as I was on my own this time! Room (upgraded) was lovely as usual and the food... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived at Turtle Cove we felt welcome and comfortable. Bert was excellent and showed us around the resort. We were upgraded from a garden view room to a beach view. The room was plenty big. We ate at the turtle table and met some great guys. Next time we are in Australia we will stay at... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at Turtle Cove. I hope I'll be back soon, though living on the other side of the world, that's easier said than done. Most of the reviews on this site are positive, so I was just going to write a short review to add my perspectives/fill in some gaps - but it's turned into a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited twice and again had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. We've found staying here is the perfect balance between being sociable and meeting new people and being able to unwind and do absolutely nothing. Having a private beach out the front is awesome and the hospitality is sincere and friendly.

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

Thank you for you lovely comments. And yes we love it, that you keep coming back. Be careful, people may start to talk about us he...he... And they may think what's going on with them and the Cove. But you right, we just want you to do and be what you like. No rules: well maybe just two "Don't wrack... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just spent a week at this resort and have come back refreshed and ready to go again, the staff were very welcoming and the quality of the food in the restaurant was top quality. the private beach was excellent you felt like you had your own piece of paradise.

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

Thank you for your nice comments. And you are soooo right. Our aim is to make all our guests totally relaxed. No rules like other so called gay friendly resorts. Here you can be what you like, do what you like, look what you like and say what you like. You even can use the pool and Jacuzzi 24 hours.... More 

Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This LGBT resort is a hidden gem. The location is nothing short of idyllic. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They go out of their way to ensure your stay is perfect. The rooms are spotlessly clean and spacious with amazing views. The private... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure and privilege to look after you. Every guest is a VIP to us and we all take pride to make all guests feel special. We are even more unique as we are the only true GALTB resort left in Australia (and the world?) As always I will pass on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Spent five nights here with my partner from Thursday to last Tuesday. The place is excellent very clean and spacious rooms, food was very tasty and very well presented; prices reasonable, service excellent. The turtle table definitely the best place to meet the other guests ( as most of you might know already ). The other guests were very sociable... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. As I always say: “If we can please 90% of our guest, we doing pretty well” And yet we try to make that 100 % he…he..he.. Lucky that we are blessed with the nicest and most caring staff, who take pride and pleasure in giving our guests a break away from all the outside... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great location, very quiet. Good size rooms. Only downside was the very spotty WiFi. Grounds were very picturesque and some wildlife would come to visit. There were some wild Cockatoos and a Curlew. We did get the impression that the resort was better suited to singles rather than married couples though.

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

Thank you for you nice comments. And being right in the World Heritage Mountains right on the beach, attracts a multitude of wonderful wild life and amazing colorful tropical insects. But indeed the mountainous terrain plays havoc with the Wi-Fi In our so called first world country he…he.. And you are right we have very good deals like 5 for... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We now make it an annual trip to Turtle Cove for 10 ~ 12 days, this being the 4th year. Every year Turtle Cove never disappoints as it is so restful and relaxing and great to get away from the cold southern states in the middle of winter. All the staff make this possible with their attention to the visitors.... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words about us. We feel so honored that many guests like you, return time after time. And we keep upgrading and improving as much as we can, even though it's not easy with being Situated right on the Barrier reef, with all the weather and sea slat issues. Hope to see you back next year again... More 

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I (we) have travelled extensively and have stayed in a huge variety of lodging: from rustic to luxurious and all things in between. There is no place in the world where we would rather stay than Turtle Cove. You can have a room (recently redone) opening on a lawn, then beach, then ocean. A totally private and beautiful beach which... More 

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

Thank you for you kind words. And yes we think the same, there is just no other place on earth like us lucky people who live and HAVE TO WORK here he….he….. And that is the reason why we keep the last remaining true GLTB icon in the world the way it is. Where in the world do you have... More 

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