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Sanctuary Retreat

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72 Holt Road, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to Sanctuary, inspired by a lovely stay last year. VERY simple 'cabins' and quite private and so very economical. Beware the path is VERY steep. Clean and well set up bathroom block and self catering facilities, but I have to say that the restaurant and bar service upstairs in the longhouse is fantastic. Very friendly... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely four nights with the Sanctuary Retreat and must admit almost all aspects of our stay met or exceeded expectations. The facilities, lodge, rainforest huts and well-cared for and exciting property made for a memorable stay. We spent the entire stay in a rainforest hut with the added ensuite bathroom facility. Do note that only cold water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The secluded nature of this getaway was precisely what I was looking for after a few days with friends at a nearby wedding. The continual downpours did little to dampen my spirits, rather, they served to highlight the rare beauty of the surroundings. Would recommend this to solo travellers.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying here. I was part of a yoga group so stayed for 5 days. The rainforest hut was basic but comfortable. Being in the forest and able to hear the sounds was wonderful. The food was fantastic. We had a vegetarian menu all week with some wonderful surprises like parsnip fritter on wild rice. There were also facilities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at night and took the 600 meter walk to the reception of the Sanctuary. Through the rainforest, crossing little rivers and steep ascents. When we arrived on top of the mountain, admitted a little bit out of breath, we found everything we needed. A cosy living room lit with candles where they prepared an excellent meal for us,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at sanctuary retreat for 3 nights and we wish it was longer! We stayed in a rainforrest hut with an outdoor toilet and cold shower. It was lovely and close to nature with the rainforrest right on the balcony it gave a very relaxing feel. There's also shared toilets and warm showers that are shared which was handy.... More 

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Belgrave, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We first visited Sanctuary Retreat in 2001 and then again in 2003. It had been a 12 year gap and we wondered if it would still be the special place we remembered it to be. Well we were not disappointed. The accommodation is wonderful, we stayed this time in a cabin with ensuite bathroom, which was decorated in a way... More 

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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Jayne and Davie, Thank you so much for much for your detailed review. And it was great to hear, that after 12 years, Sanctuary was not only as good as you remembered but even a little bit better. Sanctuary is mostly about the wildlife and rainforest experience but what we have learned in the last 12 years is that... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Simply loved it here wish I could have stayed longer than one night. It was wonderful listening to the wildlife in the night and early morning. I had a deluxe cabin which was very comfortable and located on the top of the hill. I wouldn't recommend staying on lower levels its a steep hill to climb if you have mobility... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

delightful resort in the rain forrest very private clean cabin friendly helpful staff and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the forrest and ocean serving good quality meals may be difficult for people with mobility issues as the resort is on top of a steep hill you park at the bottom and the resort pick you up in there four wheel drive... More 

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Manresa, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The rate quality/price very good. The room is located on a tree, in the middle of the rainforest. The views, the sunrise and the calm are extraordinary. The dinner is very good. The staff of the hotel is very friendly, they pick you with a 4WD in the entrance of the rainforest. On the other hand, the bathroom is shared,... More 

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