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Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

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1 Shell Street | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Sanctuary Lakes Beach Resort)
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khellon Phuket, Thailand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel comprised of bungalows set around a lake with lots of wildlife which provides a nice peaceful setting. Bungalows are spacious and clean, if a little basic and have a with a verandah. We would happily stay there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Villa 10 and the bed was truly awful. It was a nasty cheap iron bed with slats underneath and a worn out mattress. When you are away for a restful time, a good bed is essential. Do not stay in Villa 10 if you want a good night's sleep. The villa itself was lovely, with polished wooden... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely neat place to stay. Loved all the wildlife being just outside your door, all the ducks and turtles and more. The rooms were a little older style and basic but comfortable for the stay. The location was great also, very quiet and just a short walk to the main restaurant strip and the big jetty.

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions was that it was pretty. Our cabin was basic but reasonably priced with a kitchenette. Plenty of BBQs for cooking or electric frypan in cabin. When we first walked in our cabin was smelly but after opening windows it was fine. Plenty of bird life and tortoises to feed and very peaceful. Nice easy flat stroll to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

After an exciting trip sailing from Sydney, this was a lovely place to relax. Close to the beach, but away from even the low key bustle of Hervey Bay. Not so much smell the roses as watch the birdies as the cabins all face the lake. Clean and comfortable cabin at a good price, helpful staff and a very handy... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed there from 25/1/15 for7 nights. What a great place. Quite & love the wild life.Jason & his staff were great. We had a problem with our hot water after 4 nights & at 5pm on the Friday it was no trouble to shift us to another Villa. Some Villa's need updating but we're very clean. Would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went with my 3 Yong kids and it was very nice experience for them. Once you in u feel like u are in wildlife forest. Around lake plenty of wild life and u can feed them. Place well maintained and management very kind and helpful. .. Walking distance to beach and (5 min) and restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a quiet, hidden gem. The units are separate and private. Rooms are accurately and well described on the site. Kitchens only have a microwave for cooking. The lake is stocked with ducks, a few geese, the odd black swan and lots of tortoises, great for children to feed. The room had lots of room to move around plus... More 

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Staff was very helpful, couldn't have been happier with their help. The "2 bedroom" was not a 2 bedroom. It's was a one bedroom with a double bed out in the living area. Inside was outdated, bed was uncomfortable and the furniture was uncomfortable. The kids did enjoy feeding the ducks, swans and turtles. We had an ant problem, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed two nights, one before we went to Fraiser and one after going to Lady Elliot Island. I'd not hesitate to recommend this hotel to all my friends. The environment is super nice and kids friendly. The only thing I want to remind you is remember to bring mosquito repellent. Our kids enjoy feeding the birds and turtles through... More 

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