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Sanctuary Retreat

72 Holt Road, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Sanctuary Retreat
Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Mission Beach
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Rating summary
  • 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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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

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Bendigo, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The drive to reach Sanctuary is beautiful in itself. It is well signposted but a little of the beaten track I guess. After parking up you call for your ride up to the accommodation. Paul was welcoming and we managed to see a cassowary on that first ride up the hill. The longhouse is just stunning, a total gem in... More

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North Herts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's not easy to get to but it's worth the effort. The fun starts after you park the car; you can't drive to the door and you certainly can't carry anything much more than a small backpack. You pick up the phone in the shelter and announce your arrival. The 4-wheel drive bus or ute will come and pick up... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

You certainly get the experience of being in the rainforest. The animal and insect sounds when your lying on your bed at night is great. The delux room we had was nice but simple and in my opinion a little bit too pricey. The reception/dining area is great. A cool breeze wofts Through the place and at night the atmosphere... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I are Cairns locals and we enjoyed our first stay here over the weekend. After reading the other reviews of this place on trip advisor I decided to book here for the night and am so glad I did!! We stayed in one of the cabins and were very happy with the cleanliness, privacy and amenties -... More

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Cairns
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I am a cairns local and absolutely adore this place. I come down from cairns when needing a relaxing break from city life. The food is great and the views from the balcony are stunning. It is amazingly cheap...check out their rates. The staff are friendly. I recommend this place with great pleasure.

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Suva
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I decided I was going to do a yoga retreat, and found one via my Australian Yoga Journal, went online and decided I liked the look of one at Sanctuary. It was quite an adventure as it meant I had to get to Australia, then to Cairns, then to Mission Beach. And I did it, 2 flights and a bus... More

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Brisbane
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My partner and I stayed in one of the tree huts during a weekend getaway and it was an awesome experience. The rainforest really does come alive at night and the sounds are soothing. Be forewarned, it is a bit of a hike in and out of Sanctuary (about 10 minutes on a dirt path) but for us that was... More

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Also Known As:
Sanctuary Retreat Mission Beach
Sanctuary Retreat Hotel Mission Beach
Address: 72 Holt Road, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mission Beach

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