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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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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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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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 May 9, 2015

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 April 25, 2015 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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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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