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Sanctuary Retreat

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   72 Holt Road, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Mission Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special place, which my wife and I have completely fallen love with. We had an amazing stay, although it might not be for everybody. Initially we booked a hut with bathroom, but on arrival we decided to change to one with shared bathroom instead as the shower with the huts only had cold water anyway and... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

R & J July 2014. So glad we chose to stay at Sanctuary Retreat. My husband and I really enjoyed our 7 nights in the rainforest. Unique, peaceful, private, unspoilt, authentic....friendly staff and amazing environment. Fantastic to see the cassowaries doing their thing. Great location, loved the walking (even up the hill), the beautiful beach, Bingal Bay etc etc Thanks... More

Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique property. A great place for yoga retreats or group gatherings..Awesome views of coastline and nested amongst the forest. You can order from the cafe or cook your own which is a great combination.

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8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was recommended to me and I thought I would go outside my comfort zone. I really was excited about this stay. The rainforest cabin was very comfortable, with a nice bed, quality linens, and complete privacy and serenity. Hiking up to the bathroom in the main retreat area was not as bad as I had expected. The bathrooms were... More

Frederiksberg, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights and we had a rainforest cabin. Our first impression when we got to the parking lot was "wow, this is very remote". After having a close encounter with a massive spider and a cassowary, we finally managed to pick up the courtesy phone at the parking lot, to call the reception.... More

SanctuaryRetreat, General Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Hey Sebastian, thanks for your awesome, honest and detailed review. And we are really glad that you enjoyed your time here. Yes, we are a little bit remote but still within 2 hours drive of an international airport and Yes, we do ask people to take their shoes off in the main building, but not because we are Hippies, we... More

Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

A very unique style of accommodation, a hidden gem. The feel of the place is very different to anything else we have experienced in FNQ, the cabins are secluded and private and tie in with its natural surroundings. A general relaxed vibe surrounds this unique environment, the proprietor and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Dining in the cafe is... More

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great communal kitchen Lovely surroundings Wonderful service A few mozzies We booked two nights in the Rainforest Huts with the ensuites, we're driving away now wishing we had booked a week!! The hospitality shown by Paul and his staff is wonderful, the communal kitchen is great - heaps of room for each guests storage (fridge and pantry sections). It's basic... More

Spalding, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just the most wonderful and most peaceful place I have ever stayed at. After seeing relatives in Tasmania, and all around Sydney, we sent for a week to the Sanctuary Retreat. We stayed in one of their wooden cabins set in the side of a hill. Wonderful views out to the sea and our detached cabin, with its own balcony... More

Salt Spring Island, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I stayed in one of the hut while I backpacked around Australia. It was so perfect for me. I looooved falling sleep to the sound of the jungle. I met really wonderful people who were also staying there. Loved that there was a kitchen the guests could use.

Bendigo, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We flew into Cairns and drove ourselves the two hours to Sanctuary . The host picked us up from the car park and drove us up the steep dirt track to the actual resort. First impressions were that we really were in the middle of the rain forest. The cabins are well hidden and private. All the staff were amazing... More

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Address: 72 Holt Road, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sanctuary Retreat 2.5*
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