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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
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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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Croydon, South London
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just had a lovely couple of nights at this excellent hotel. I was unlucky to find that the hotel was very quiet the nights I was there, and I am sure it is a lot more fun when it is busy. for me it was a perfect place to relax in really comfortable surroundings.. the staff are so friendly and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I currently serve in the military and I found Turtle Cove Resort to be one HELL of a place to spend a vacation! Exclamation Point! I booked a room there for almost two weeks. Yes your read correctly.... two weeks! I have had the vacations where I stay in big cities, checking in and out of super extravagant posh hotels,... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words. Even web sites can’t say and show better than you did. Mmmmmm………… more sailors, we better get our uniforms ready, so at least we blend in. And yes, can you imagine making the place 5 stars, get dressed for dinner, no feet on the chair, Pool closed at 8 pm, sounds down at 9 pm... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to end our 3.5 week first visit to Australia after two amazing weeks touring with friends in NSW, Victoria and the ACT with a relaxing week at Turtle Cove on our own. Best. Idea. Ever. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome. The rooms are a good sized, comfortable, and well equipped. Housekeeping was efficient and unobtrusive.... More 

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

Woooww back home in the freezing cold ? Yes we Aussies are a welcoming lot and here at the Cove, We just want you to feel totally relaxed and being your self. Blame our chef for the pounds you may have put on your hips he…he… We also enjoyed having you so to speak and hope That one day you... More 

Noosa, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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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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33 reviews 33 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 

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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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