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Sanctuary Retreat

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72 Holt Road, 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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Manresa, Spain
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was so fabulous to be in the rainforest, visited by cassowaries, orange footed scrub fowl and goannas. The food was magnificent and the view is awesome. I love the 'alfresco' en suite! It was so quiet and peaceful.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights in this amazing retreat. Glamping in the hidden huts is an amazing experience where you become part of the jungle. The restaurant serves amazing food and we had a great time. Be aware that it are steep walks and I would advice to take a hut with a bathroom because conquering the jungle at night, I... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Sanctuary Retreat for our 4th Wedding Anniversary and first weekend away from our little one. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the staff were wonderful. The location was also stunning! I have been and will continue to recommend Sanctuary Retreat to all our friends. We're hoping to make this trip a yearly tradition!

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Cairns, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Perfect location for a yoga retreat..... Walk to and from car park, huts and yoga room is very steep. It was fine for my visit, but would be more challenging in pouring rain. Runners are a must. The huts are adequate and private, the outdoor cold showers and toilet were fine. The food in the restaurant was absolutely amazing! Our... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

All i have to say is wow. This place is amazing. Staff is very friendly and personable. Cabins are simple and clean, and immersed in the forest for a unique outdoor-like experience. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway, this is the place. Best thing about this place - the food. Surprisingly gourmet for such an out-of-the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very relaxing to be in a rainforest setting that one has to walk to for half a kilometre from the car parking area. Different to staying in more commercial hotels and highly recommended. Great day walks in the region - e.g. Kennedy Bay, Bicton Hill, Dunk Island, the Tablelands.

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Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Amazing hotel in the middle of the jungle. Sleeping in huts is an extraordinary experience. Don´t miss the resturant, delicious food, the best I tried in Australia. A paradise and quite chea, completely worth it

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Townsville, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Hello, my partner and I have never been up North QLD. We visited mission beach for the first time and did not know what to expect. Wow. Amazing place for starters. You go to the main beach and there are a lot of backpackers. You can pay expensive prices in resorts on the beach. Sanctuary Retreat attracted us from previous... More 

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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Hi JT, glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the detailed review. As you pointed out Sanctuary isn't for everybody but if you enjoy being in nature as well as some of the other finer things of life, are adventurous and fit and active, then you will enjoy Sanctuary. Thanks for being part of it and we look forward... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is outstanding, if you're looking for a break away from the normal accommodation, this will be an experience you won't forget. Sleeping in a small hut in the rainforest puts your close to nature, and the outdoor washing facilities bring a whole new dimension. Everything is of high quality and th staff are friendly and kind. We stayed... More 

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