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Thala Beach Lodge

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't recommend this enough if you are after a quiet, retreat-like holiday. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. My only advice is to bring 'snacks' because the food options are relatively limited and the shops are not readily accessible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful romantic jungle retreat. The rooms are all raised bungalows with verandas in the canopy. The staff is very helpful. The restaurant is open to the trees and at breakfast there are beautiful birds right near your table. Too bad I was by myself. My only regret is that it's so isolated. There is a shuttle into... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Flawless" and "Seamless" are two big words when writing a hotel review, but Thala deserves both of them. I have stayed at Thala five times now, and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every time. First, the flawless bit. Every aspect of the property is fantastic. The views are extraordinary, looking out across the tree canopy onto the ocean, with the... More

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Adelaide
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in August 2014 for 5 nights in a 'jungle walk bungalow'. As soon as you arrive here you feel relaxed and like you have really escaped from the city rat race. It reminded me very much of a lodge i stayed in during a trip to south Africa on safari as it is designed to blend in with... More

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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a beautiful holiday at our special place – thank you for all your kind words! We also appreciate your constructive feedback regarding your restaurant experiences, and can advise we have several changes underway to address such. We look forward to welcoming you back someday hopefully soon! More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Thala Beach Lodge and the self contained bungalows are not self contained we would have preferred to at least have our breakfast in our bungalow instead of walking the 10 minutes to the main restaurant. We were told no toaster due to fire restrictions then why put an ashtray on the table on the balcony??... More

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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Coconut Odyssey as well as an Evening with the Kuku Yalanji People. Our staff pride themselves on their excellent customer service levels, I am pleased to read your experience reflected that. Our bungalows are not self contained, nor do we promote or advertise them as... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had cocktails and enjoyed the view, followed by dinner. Food was superb and the service was excellent. A very interesting menu and extensive wine list. Book for an early dinner and enjoy the view, very relaxing!!!Will be back in December.

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Kambah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week at Thala Beach Lodge over late July and early August. We very much enjoyed our stay and we're very glad we didn't stay in tourist packed Port Douglas. The staff were friendly and helpful, even sending a fax for me. Breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the sea was very special. The citrus creme brûlée with blood... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So yes I wanted a nice secluded location with my husband and it's definitely that. The beach was totally empty just me and him but that's where it ends. 1. The lodgings - well okay but out dated particularly the bathroom, no windows just slats and eucalyptus room = no view so not only have you paid loads there's nothing... More

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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

We are dumbstruck by these comments. This is the very first time that anyone has commented “everything looks dead”. Your description and expectation of “5 star luxury” is inaccurate. Thala is a private nature reserve. This is what we promote on our website…www.thalabeach.com.au. The buildings, under a green canopy, are carefully designed to fit into this vibrant environment. Thala is... More

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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad I selected Thala for my Port Douglas holiday: from the moment I arrived to the very last day this was the most amazing experience. In fact this is less a resort and more a retreat. So very peaceful amongst the trees. They've really created something special here: the setting is so peaceful and well planned (although not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Thala for a total of one night before we escaped to a real five star resort in Port Douglas. We felt that we should write this review as we used trip advisor to pick it. Here are the reasons why we left and some factors that are misleading in the reviews. Firstly it is a Eco lodge... More

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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased these clients enjoyed our beautiful rainforest and gorgeous scenery. As everyone is aware, Trip Advisor reviews are compiled by actual travellers – reviews reflect the independent thoughts, opinions and experiences of past guests. To say that some reviews are ‘misleading’ is absurd – independent thought is the whole purpose of this forum. Yes we are proudly... More

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Address: Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas > Oak Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thala Beach Lodge 4.5*
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