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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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights in the beachfront rooms in which I highly recommend. We planned to do day trips every day but didn't leave the resort at all! The food was amazing and I highly recommend to sit at the communal "turtle table", the social table where you make good friends. Absolutely loved my time here and will be coming... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. Whoooooowww with the Great Barrier Reef and World famous rainforests right on our door step.... And yet you did spend all your time in the resort, we must be doing something right he...he...he.. And what's more you have to come back to do the reef and rain forest next time he...he..he.. We loved taking... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner has been wanting to go here for years , I did not want to go , I thought it would be full of stuck up queens wanting to rip off the gay community , I have never been so wrong in my life , right from the moment we walked in it felt like home , we even... More 

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

thank you for your kind and true words. We try to keep our prices down as much as possible, even with the extra cost for every delivery. Our staff are like a family and just love what they are doing and still get paid he...he.. Thank you also very much to let the world know that indeed we are now... More 

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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally got back to Turtle Cove. This time with my partner. It was just as wonderful as it was the first time. We were upgraded to a beach front room,which was awesome and all the lovely characters were still working there. The staff is excellent. One of the things that I love about this place, besides its secluded location, great... More 

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

thank you for your lovely comments. I always search for staff who will love what they are doing and enjoy taking care of our guests. Some times I wonder though, why so many gays stay at so called gay friendly places, who after all are only interested in the pink dollar. But still have all the rules and gays can... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time here was fantastic. We had a beachfront room, which all have freshly renovated bathrooms and the best views. The staff are lovely and attentive, but not in your face. The food is also fantastic and the drinks very reasonable - especially wine. The resort is very secluded but a short drive to Port Douglas and Cairns and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. You said it all in a few words he...he..he... We give you the freedom, we give you the space, we give the best and still try to do better all the time. Hope that your first time was rewarding enough to see you back soon again. And till then with hugs from all of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

From the moment we arrived at Turtle Cove you could hear the waves and the rainforest, the air was fresh clean and the atmosphere relaxed and you could not do anything but relax. We made our way to our room on the upper level over looking the resort, nothing but spectacular the view out to the water was amazing. The... More 

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

Thank you for you kind and truthful comments. The owners of the resort allow us to do our job and help us to keep improving and upgrading the resort all the time, to make our guests feel at home away from home. And yes my new assistant Hamish who is a mad gardener with a bubbly personality is helping us... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was third trip to turtle cove, and my second one solo, however it was the first themed weekend I have attended. this trip was 8 nights. The location for those that don't know is remote, with a semi-private beach, pool, spa, bar, restaurant, gym, and spa treatment room for in house massage. Hiring a car is a smart choice... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We try to cater for all tastes and the nude weekend was a great success. Best part was that it had nothing to do with sleaziness, it was just for people who enjoy nature and being totally private, we can allow our guest to be what they are comfortable with. Sorry that we are... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I know i've reviewed Turtle Cove a few times now - but the improvements in the property, the staff and the food - on an already great product, just have to be shared. Great coffee too now - (thanks Matty), and the chef is serving restaurant quality food - where we were previously happy with the good pub food, now... More 

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

Thank for your nice comments again, And yes you are so right; we just keep working so hard to make all our guests with all of their individual tastes happy. We will never give up and our chefs trying to cater for all tastes. Hope to see you back again and again With love from all of us at the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited Turtle Cove Beach resort for my partners 30th birthday and we had an absolutely incredible experience, from the picturesque surrounding, the beautiful beaches and forest. The friendly and professional staff made us feel like we were at home. The food was delicious and we met some amazing people. This place is a must for anyone wanting to escape to... More 

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

thank you so much for your lovely comments. And yes we will never pretend to be a high class place. We just want you all to relax and let go, guys and girls alike. I print out the comments for the staff to read and then they try even harder to make you feel at home away from home. And... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The sheer natural beauty of this location, coupled with skilled, attentive and friendly service of the staff makes this resort a winner, time after time. Go for the newly renovated Beachfront rooms. Bliss! Thanks so much again to Bert, Ray, Karl, Matt, Seppe and the team.

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

Thank your your short but to the point comments. You said it all, I may be the GM (Queen Mother "B' he..he...) But my staff are like family and that's why they enjoy loving what they do and thus take care of our guests. We may be total GLTB but we never want us to be perceived as sleazy, as... More 

brooklyn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

I loved everything about this stunningly beautiful and very friendly resort. The staff: warm, welcoming and always professional without being cold about it. The setting: stunning, well maintained and upscale. The private beach is wonderful to explore, though swimming in the ocean was not recommended due to the presence of box jellies in the water. The pool and hot tub... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. Srry about the box jelly fish. but now they are gone and safe swimming again till mid December in the sea. better get back soon before December he...he... And yes we keep our prices down as much as possible, so it's affordable for all. Being in the mountains is a bit tricky.with Wi-Fi, just... More 

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