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Sanctuary Retreat

2.5 of 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

so different from anywhere else we have stayed. The longhouse provides a great lounge/restaurant area and is open, airy, welcoming and has great food. Downstairs the self-cater kitchen/dining area, lounge area (including hammocks to lazily read those books), laundry and bathrooms work well. We found it an excellent place to meet other travelers wanting a simple and close to nature... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived stressed and tired from work and left totally refreshed. Recommend it for those needing to retreat from the busy world and slow down. We enjoyed being surrounded by nature with the comforts of a comfy bed, hot shower etc. Being in the rainforest huts felt like we were sleeping in a tree house - the hum of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blown away by this place. My boyfriend and I expected a dirty backpacker hostel (because of the cheap prices), but this was a totally different league. The resort is really in the middle of the rainforest, where the manager has to drive you down in a 4wd car or you can walk the great rainforest track (600 m)... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a very relaxing stay at the sanctuary retreat in early september 2014. We ate there every night and the food cooked by Hazel was lovely. Great views, v nice walks nearby, and a perfect place for some R&R. My friend and I stayed in the rainforest hut - really lovely to hear the insects etc at night, amazing.... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wow, what an amazing place & experience. Thanks to Paul, his staff and the amazing chef, we had a most wonderful stay at this very unique sanctuary. Having just hiked on Hinchinbrook Island I thought, from the reviews, that this would be the perfect place to transition to for a bit of luxury mixed with the wilderness, wildlife and great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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Atlanta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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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

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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*
Number of rooms: 20
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Sanctuary Retreat Mission Beach
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