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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off let me state that most people would rate this place a 3 star resort. Although I would agree with this to an extent, the STAFF and the FOOD make this place 5 star! Our room was 105, pictures included, and the views with the breeze from the Coral Sea were just amazing. I've also included pictures from around... More 

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

Thank you for your nice and open comments. And yes you are right at the Cove we don’t pretend to be 5 star as that give more rules than the two rules I have here.” Don’t wrack the place and don’t hurt any one, unless they enjoy that sort of thing” he…he…he… And thank you for pointing out about the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great, relaxing 5 days at Turtle Cove and left wishing I had booked for longer. It is the ideal location both just to spend 5 days on the beach (as I did) or use it as a base to visit the Reef, the rainforest or Port Douglas (as many of the other guests did while I was... More 

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

Thank you for your great and true comments. You said it all and no need to add anything here, just to agree with you that the optional clothing beach and pool area is unique in only, the last true GLTB resort left in Australia and even most likely the world. Looking forward seeing you back one day. Till then take... More 

Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 6 wonderful nights at Turtle Cove. Lovely environment and surroundings . accommodation was great had a beach front unit with a great terrace. food at the Cove is really terrific great variety and quality. Rooms need some renovations but very clean and spacious. all staff were very obliging and helpful. The turtle table for those travelling on their own... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and yes the "Please join me Turtle table" is a great way to met others. Again as the only true Gay only resort left in the land of Oz, nowhere else would you be able to let go as you can by us.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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