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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's the spectacular position on the lush tropical hillside overlooking Oak beach to the South and the Northern aspect towards Port Douglas which provides such an opportunity for serenity. Thala has been constructed to take advantage of this in the main wooden pole vaulted guest reception, dining and relaxing area, complete with basking tropical birds, pools and walking trails. If... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this for 3 nights recently and beforehand were not sure what we were going to find. From the moment - literally - we drove up to the check-in area at the main entrance, we were greeted with enthusiasm and surprisingly spontaneous courtesy, assistance and helpfulness. We walked into the reception area - nice - but when we saw... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impossible not to relax at Thala. The views are breathtaking and the staff are all lovely and welcoming. We stayed three nights and loved every minute. I highly recommend doing the coconut tour. The guide was really knowledgeable and had endless facts about nature that were super interesting. Once at the coconut plantation, you get to try coconuts at... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very relaxing stay here for five nights. The location is lovely and the view from the dining room when having breakfast is absolutely beautiful. We had a hire car for the duration of our stay, which worked well for our family of 5, as when staying at the hotel you feel like you are miles from anywhere,... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married here in 2013, and it was wonderful. So good we returned for our first anniversary. The rooms are good, private and nestled in the treetops. The restaurant is fabulous, although a bit pricey for every day dining. The setting and grounds are stunning. Best of all, the staff are marvellous. My favourite place on the planet!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent six nights here with my wife and son. We had two neighbouring bungalows 46 and 47. We had booked jungle walk but I'm sure we were told they were eucalyptus on checking in. They are all the same ( except sandpiper) apart from their position/view. We were delighted with them anyway. Some people may not find this property "luxurious"... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our travel professional booked us here because of the location and the quiet beauty of the surroundings. Let me preface this review with stating that we are accustomed to luxury accommodations and this was simply not up to our usual standards. But I am going to give Thala Beach a 4 star rather than lower because it really did afford... More 

North Otago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's something magical about Thala Beach Lodge which keeps drawing us back like a magnet ----eight times by my reckoning, nine times according to my wife. Whichever, we have lengthened our stay on each succeeding visit, which speaks volumes for the quality of the entire experience --- a happy cocktail of warm, welcoming staff, superb location, private accommodation in a... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started off our Queensland adventure at the Thala Beach Reserve for a total of three nights. It was the perfect place for us to get over our jet lag. The bunk beds for the kids were a huge hit. We loved exploring the property and spending time on the beach. We felt we had Oak Beach all to ourselves.... More 

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