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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

4.5 of 5 Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thala Beach Resort is a perfect place if you want to relax and unwind or you want a romantic time with your significant other. The grounds are breathtaking and peaceful. The rooms or bungalows are very nice. However, the bathroom fixtures, the furniture, and the bed were not 5 star, but they were nice. More importantly, the service and the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a great place to stay - we arrived here after Green island and Cairns and at this great location close to Port Douglas you get your own Bungalow in the middle of the forest - With a property with great beach (For walking - not for swimming from October to bay due to Stingers) and with an... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in to have lunch on the way to Port Douglas. The restaurant has panoramic views of the Coral Coast. The food was good and the service excellent. There is a short uphill walk from the car park, but you can drive to the entrance and the staff will park your car for you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware that Thala is not in town but is out by itself and in the pure wilderness...which is amazing. We stayed in a bungalow that was down a path by itself but a very easy walk to the pool and the main lodge. We loved it. The service of Thala was amazing. They set us up with some great tours... More 

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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for six nights. Staff were helpful and responsive and when we asked for our room to be cleaned on a daily basis, rather than every other day, the norm for the hotel, there was no problem. Our room was quite dark because of the trees surrounding it but we expected this and hoped that we'd see lots... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful bungalow amongst the trees. Absolutely fabulous natural looking swimming pool. Lovely breakfast in a very colonial feeling lodge house overlooking the sea. Had a lovely picnic basket the one night which was great after being out on the reef all day. It was a shame it was so wet and the birds all seem to have taken flight but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous setting in the middle of the bush, we really enjoyed the privacy that you feel with the huts staged around the hill. The rooms were good, but not wonderful. If you like sending a lot of time in your room when you travel this would be a bit dull. However if you like to get out and about the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thala Lodge is situated in a very beautiful area. The staff are really willing and helpful but we felt that the rooms should have been serviced on a daily basis. Because it was very hot we showered three times a day and would have liked some clean, dry towels. To say that they service rooms every other day to protect... More 

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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We thank these guests for their complimentary comments re our staff, surrounds and ranger guides. Daily servicing is offered to all guests – we cannot understand why these clients didn’t voice their preference for this option when offered by our team – nor why they didn’t request additional replacement towels or buggy transfers around the resort as required. More 

County Cork, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for five nights while on our honeymoon in Australia. It really is a stunning location, however the hotel doesn't deliver in terms of service that one would expect with the price. We stayed in a Eucalyptus bungalow which had fab views across the rainforest on to the sea but we were amazed on checkin to be told... More 

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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We were pleased to read these complimentary comments about our stunning location and 'out of this world' dining. We are disappointed and dumbfounded however, to hear that our service did not meet expectations as this is the one attribute we are most often complimented on. We do not understand why these clients didn’t voice their preference for daily-servicing when offered... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We Stayed in January 2015. The perfect place to relax. We stayed in Bungalow 37 which had a beautiful view and was close to the main pool and restaurant/reception area. Clean and comfortable with a romantic, tropical feel. The resort is on a hillside and can be challenging if your unfit like myself but was well worth the steep walks.... More 

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Address: Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas > Oak Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thala Beach Nature Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Lodge

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