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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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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Unpretentious magic location in the rainforest, a short walk to a secluded tropical beach: need to be fit due to steep slopes. The shade cloth twin-bed huts are spartan but clean, comfortable and very private. The restaurant is brilliant - superb food on a terrace over looking the sea and rainforest, and very reasonably priced. This could be an international... More 

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SanctuaryRetreat, Owner at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

And for all those that loved it here, we loved having you here too. We don't respond to every loving response because it seems to be a bit too loving. But honestly we love having you guys stay, we love that you are adventurous, love that you loved our food and now you are getting why we don't respond to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Myself and a friend stayed here for 2 nights as we thought it would make a nice change from the typical backpacker hostels. We began our stay in a mission beach hostel before going to sanctuary retreat. We were concerned how to get here so asked our hostel to call sanctuary retreat to ask the best way. All they said... More 

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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

I'm glad that you, mostly, had a great stay. The title of your review "Not suitable if you don't have your own vehicle" would be better to say "Not suitable if you don't want to take responsibility for your own transport". I'm the mostly annoyed guy in your review that arranged for you the free transport to the bus stop... More 

Sydney, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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SanctuaryRetreat, Owner at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

And for all those that loved it here, we loved having you here too. We don't respond to every loving response because it seems to be a bit too loving. But honestly we love having you guys stay, we love that you are adventurous, love that you loved our food and now you are getting why we don't respond to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

And for all those that loved it here, we loved having you here too. We don't respond to every loving response because it seems to be a bit too loving. But honestly we love having you guys stay, we love that you are adventurous, love that you loved our food and now you are getting why we don't respond to... More 

Townsville
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

And for all those that loved it here, we loved having you here too. We don't respond to every loving response because it seems to be a bit too loving. But honestly we love having you guys stay, we love that you are adventurous, love that you loved our food and now you are getting why we don't respond to... 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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SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

And for all those that loved it here, we loved having you here too. We don't respond to every loving response because it seems to be a bit too loving. But honestly we love having you guys stay, we love that you are adventurous, love that you loved our food and now you are getting why we don't respond to... 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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Also Known As:
Sanctuary Retreat Mission Beach
Sanctuary Retreat Hotel Mission Beach

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