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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
49 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit to Thala Beach and we again had an excellent stay. We felt our cares lifting after just a few hours here. Although we were not able to swim in the ocean due to it being stinger season, we did enjoy wonderful walks on the beach. We did feel that the beach chair area of the... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at thala beach nature reserve and cannot fault it . beautiful staff .food.beaches and energy. Had an amazing massage n facial just to top it off. Highly recommended by me n partner. We will definitely be back

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Federal Way, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is perfect. The staff really go out of their way to make sure that every traveller's need is attended to. Gorgeous sunrises, abundant wildlife, and peaceful private beaches. We went on every nature hike they offered - big kudos to Emma, Brett, and Carl for teaching us so much about their beautiful surroundings! Seriously - GO... More 

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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is about one hour drive north of Cairns or about 10 minutes south of Port Douglas. The road from Cairns to the lodge is a beautiful scenic drive but very windy so do be careful when driving. Thala is a good place to stay when visiting the Rainforest. Unusual. The Thala staff is very friendly and efficient. The... More 

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25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, peaceful place to stay with high standards maintained in every area. The lodge we had was clean, spacious and had a lovely balcony opening on to the garden. The main pool is just lovely as is the dipping pool on the way back from the stunning beach. Everything is kept pristine and you feel like you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from 18 days in Oz during which we spent 7 nights at Thala. Richard I will forever recommend this place to anyone who is heading to Cairns/Port Douglas. WHAT a find. The views are indescribably beautiful, with countless look out spots throughout the grounds. We had odge 1 which overlooked the ocean and felt very much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week at Thala Beach in a Coral Sea View bungalow. The room was nice, good sized and clean, and the terrace had a stunning view. Staff was friendly and attentive, especially in the restaurant. The grounds, beaches and the pool were great. We also enjoyed the breakfast a lot. One point deducted for a few cockroaches (were... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to our rooms, staff, grounds, beaches, pools and food! With over 145 acres of native forest, wild flora and fauna is one of the features of Thala. Some people think of cockroaches and ants as disease-carrying, urban pests. The reality is that of the 400 Australian native cockroach and 1300 ant species,... More 

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful 5 days spent here. Couldn't wish for a better setting, short walk to fabulous beach with hammocks in the pine trees. Was stinger season so couldn't swim but pools were clean and glorious! Warm welcome carried on through our stay, staff really helpful but non intrusive. Great breakfast included and lovely food in restaurant. Pick up for trips so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay here, the rooms could have a bit of an upgrade but they are nice, clean and comfortable, the food at the restaurant was fantastic! We had lunch there one day, it's lovely, open and has great views to the ocean. It's not far to drive for other amazing restaurants in Port Douglas,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding all aspects of our special place! We are delighted to advise that our rooms did indeed receive a refresh at the end of 2014!! We look forward to welcoming you again sometime hopefully soon! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful accommodation by the looks of things .. Beautiful surrounds .. The view was fabulous .. Food in the restaurant really let us down .. This place recommended to us by a hotel in Cairns .. BLAND is all we can say .. No flavour and zero presentation .. No wonder there was nobody in the restaurant .. Sorry !

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

We are pleased you found our accommodation, surrounds and views to be fabulous. We were very surprised to read your food feedback and wish you had let staff on the day know of your specific concerns so we could have addressed them in person. If you’d like to send an email with more detail (eg dish/issues) it would be greatly... More 

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