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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, 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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Noosa, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been visiting Turtle Cove on and off since it was opened as a gay resort in 1993. Love the location, staff and beach. The staff make you feel at home. My husbear surprised me with a long weekend to celebrate our 1st anniversary in one of the beach front rooms. I felt the food was the BEST since the... More

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

Thanks for you kind and helpful comments. We work very hard to make you feel happy, relaxed and comfortable. Yes unfortunately our famous house boy left and we just started a new person, who indeed needs some more serious training, we’re working on that now and I apologise. However the cockroaches are not house pets, they are flying grass bugs... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our first stay ever at a gay resort, luckily off season, as the'gay' thing in gay is not my thing. loved the beach, the team, the location, rooms a bit empty, but fine for a resort on a Sandy beach. One day ' I WILL BE BACK ' !

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

Thank you for your kind words. Yes the privacy is what we aim at And all of us here try our utmost to make all our guests Feel relaxed. Looking forward seeing you back soon again. With hugs from all of us XXX Bert Queen “B” More

Shanghai, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I don't have enough wonderful words to describe our stay at Turtle Cove. My partner and I arrived about 8pm our first night and after dropping off the luggage in our room, we headed to the dining room. We immediately met other people vacationing there and had such a nice visit. The next morning at breakfast was much of the... More

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

Thank you for you lovely comments. We are very excited and happy that you enjoyed it so much. Sorry about me and the owner, but us is us he…he… My staff (family) just love doing what they do here. And as you are living in China, we only wished that we could get more Chines and Asian friends here, especially... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Excellent LGBTI exclusive resort in the best location imaginable. Amazing beach a few steps away. Just a lawn and some palm trees between dining patio, pool and rooms. Excellent food made fresh and quick. Staff always smiling even when off duty. What choices to spend each day - spa, pool, beach, drink, dining ....? Close to Pt Douglas and beaches... More

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

Thanks you very much for your entrée here. Yes the privacy amazes every body coming to stay. Sure maybe a bit away from bustling cities, but that’s what makes us so uniquely located. After all where in the world can LGBT people come to total seclusion, not been seen or heard by the general public, with your own totally private... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

i dreaded going to a gay-only resort and was pleasantly surprised with the Turtle Cove Resort. It's exclusively gay but more importantly it's got an exclusive beautiful sandy beach, relaxed atmosphere, comfort, nice food and excellent breakfast. The crowd was 50+ so if you are looking for younger crowd, this is not the place. Staff were super friendly and helpful.... More

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

Thank you for your nice and helpful comments. It just happen that the three day you where with us was not the norm, as we get a great range in age groups here. As a smaller place we can only have one masseur who can be rather busy. If we where massive, like a cruise ship surely, all your needs,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Once again we have not been disappointed with our stay at Turtle cove. The resort just keeps improving, the staff are still friendly and professional. The food is great and well priced even the BBQ was delicious . The upgrade to the beach front room was very welcome ( Thankyou Bert) This is a gay haven , beautiful private beach,... More

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

And once again many thanks for your kind review. And yes we all at the Cove work very hard to keep making it all better for our guests. Mind you it's hard work, but all of us here are totally committed to create a gay holiday heaven on earth. It’s a labour of love for all of us here at... More

Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After a lot of searching and asking friends we decided to stay at Turtle Cove for our anniversary long weekend. Turtle Cove exceeded all of our expectations......good location a bit out of the way but close enough to Port Douglas or Cairns if we wanted to do the tourist things. The room was a decent size and had all of... More

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

Thank you for your nice comments about us. You’re friends knew where you had to go so to speak he….he…he… But you kept your anniversary secret, so we could not even do something silly during dinner to make you remember, mmmmmm…… next time tell us. Great isn’t it you can do as much as you like here or do nothing... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Absolutely amazing place! The staff are so friendly and professional. Nothing was ever a problem. The food was great and the menus changed regularly so you don't have the same thing day in day out. The accommodation is modern and the view (especially from the beachfront apartments) is breathtaking. There's a great pool and spa and of course the beautiful,... More

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

Thank you very much for you kind words. Yes and as I always say, the truth is not in advertising or web sites. The truth comes from real people who stayed with us and we cannot control of what comments they make. Thanks again and hope to see you back with us soon again. With love from all of us... More

Brisabne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The stunning beachfront location of Turtle Cove is 5 star, the actual physical premises itself, 3 star. Food has improved out of sight since my last visit. Staff still excellent. Probably at the point where the owner needs to start giving the rooms a closer and more detailed once over now and then. Whilst clean, the bathrooms are in need... More

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

Thank you for your comments and remarks. The resort is sooo close to the sea and in the rain forest. Nature, weather elements , salt and native animals do not let up by trying to take over. We constantly have to fix and repair thing and indeed the room upgrades are next on the list. Our spa is cleaned and... More

Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One thing I really like about Turtle Cove is that every time I go there, I see people from previous times, and it's sort of like a big family. It's another world that I happily step into a few times a year. This was my fifth visit in two years. The owners were up for part of it, and they... More

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

Thanks for your nice comments. And yes you are totally correct, our return guests keep on coming back and back. We must be doing something right he….he…he... Was great to see you again at the Cove and await your return yet again. With hugs from all of us at the Cove. XXX Bert Queen “B” More

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Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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