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Pethers Rainforest Retreat

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   28B Geissmann Street, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Byron Bay, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't intending to stay here - I had my heart set on another property for our 11th anniversary, but found the staff there unhelpful, so decided to try Pethers instead. I'm so pleased that we did! Every year we stay somewhere special for our anniversary, and this was one of our favourites. It is a bit tricky to find,... More

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Griffith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peacefully relaxing environment, great to unwind and recharge. If you lead a very busy lifestyle and need to relax and recharge your batteries then this is the place to go!!!! Very secluded, very discrete staff, you feel like you are the only people around. Would recommend highly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pethers was a surprising little gem in the Tamborine rainforest. A very large open plan cabin, with beautiful fittings and a glorious bushland outlook. We loved it here. While we didn't eat at the restaurant, because of the many choices in town itself, it looks really excellent. We stayed in cabin 8 which some had suggested would be an issue... More

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PethersNthTamborine, Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pethers. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We had previously noted some privacy concerns with Treehouse 8, and several weeks ago it was fitted with one way reflective tint, so the privacy of this room remains and no other guests would have been able to see into your Treehouse.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic stay. Totally relaxing and super quiet. Breakfast was fantastic and the added touch of the paper was noticed and appreciated. Couldn't fault anything. Rooms fantastic. Great place to getaway and unwind.

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, large room (fireplace, hardwood floors), big balcony in the middle of the forest. Very much in tune with "nature." Relaxing quiet, individual, stand-alone unit. Good dining at restaurant. Comp. breakfast nice touch. Nice change from city. Spa services performed in room (not for me). No internet connection (not unexpected).

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PethersNthTamborine, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at retreats that were much nicer for the same dollars. Breakfast was to be delivered at 8:00am but arrived closer to 9:00am. Reception mistook my husband for the water delivery man rather than a paying customer. Overall I would have given a rating if two but the restaurant had the best pork dish I have ever eaten.... More

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PethersNthTamborine, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. In regards to Breakfast it was delivered 10 minutes late as you did not wish to have sultanas, our breakfast contains just right and fruit bread. So the team went to the local bakery to get croissants and the local shops to obtain something more to your liking... More

Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan carefully before you book Pethers, especially if you like to stay connected This place isn't for everyone, it has some wonderful aspects but some drawbacks for those of us who are reliant on phone and internet access. We came with another couple and stayed for 3 nights Friday to Monday in August The good . . . On arrival... More

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PethersNthTamborine, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pethers, and your kind comments about the staff member that greeted you. While we do not have the facilities to make all of the breakfast in-house, we certainly have home made quiches along with supporting local businesses; by purchasing our bread from the local bakery and the yoghurt from Witches Chase Cheese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My stay at pethers was beautiful. The staff are so lovely, and the value for money was superb. The rooms are so gorgeous and so private it feels like you're in the middle of no where. The restaurant is also 10/10 - my beef just fell apart. I would recommend pethers to everyone.

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PethersNthTamborine, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

always a great relaxing getaway for 2! absolute rainforest serenity and beautiful cabins - spacious and luxurious. make sure to enjoy dinner in the Pethers restaurant on night one. loads of rainforest walks close by, plus a few cute mountain restaurants and cafes.

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PethersNthTamborine, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Pethers More

Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In a secluded location, on beautiful green grounds, hidden between the trees is a stunning cabin waiting. The check in process is smooth and the staff are welcoming and friendly. You are guided to your cabin where the fire is already lit and your included champagne and chocolates await. We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Pethers... More

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PethersNthTamborine, General Manager at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and your constructive feedback about breakfast we will certainly have a think and act on a better breakfast option without sultanas. And also thank you for the mention in regards to the locality of Tree house #05 it is a delightful spot and in regards to distant from pervious reviews it is 125m... More

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Address: 28B Geissmann Street, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Scenic Rim > North Tamborine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pethers Rainforest Retreat 5*
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