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Turtle Cove Resort
3.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia   |  
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Melbourne
1 review
“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My partner and I just spent 8 days at the Turtle Cove Resort in Port Douglas and we had a wonderfully relaxing time lazing by the pool and down on the private clothing optional beach.
Bert and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.
Highly recommended!!
Thanks again for one of the best vacations we have had.

Peter & George XX

Room Tip: I recommend the deluxe rooms with the sound of the waves crashing.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed 5 nights with partner and it was a perfect getaway in far north Queensland. Highly recommended whether staying alone, with a special someone, or with a group of friends, this resort feels on of a kind. Service was great with staff always willing to help. Room and amenities were very good, pool and spa were great, but it is the beautiful beach that really makes me want to book another stay in the near future

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at Turtle Cove in room 3011 with a sea view. Turtle Cove is the ideal place to relax and meet people. It is good to come here alone or with a partner. The private nude beach was fantastic and the pool and jacuzzi just great. Meals are reasonably priced. There is nowhere else nearby to eat unless you have a car and drive to Port Douglas town centre.
I would highly recommend coming here for as long as you can!

Room Tip: Room 3011 with sea view is a good room!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

We travelled to Turtle Cove as a couple and discovered so much more about each other than we could have dreamed. We are both pretty well travelled both personally and professional having lived overseas for more than ten years and WHAT A JOY to discover this remarkable place in Australia. The location, accommodation, food, beverage and staff were OUTSTANDING!!!! Met some great new friends and ran into some old friends. Our world is so small and to be honest we are not a scene couple, having tired of the whole attitude thing and AT LAST we found a place where there is none. It was refreshing to meet some really nice people in our community. We are going back for new year again and CAN'T WAIT.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Anyone who stayed at Turtle Cove in years gone by may be pleased to know that Bert, the original manager and heart and soul of Turtle Cove has returned and is doing a brilliant job of restoring the fun, tranquility, craziness and exceptional hospitality that makes this place just so unique! I've stayed many times since it opened and watched it loose its edge and in recent years. It's back and is good as ever. In fact there's nowehere better - here Australia or overseas! The location is amazing, the food great, wonderful staff and long list of things you just can't get elsewhere...whether you want to chill out, party, have a romantic weekend or meet people....you'll have an unforgetable time. I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed 12-20 September 2012, caught up with friends, and had a short romantic fling. One friend is straight, and he liked the place so much last time that he joined me again! This was my fifth stay at Turtle Cove and my only real holiday in 2 years. The place is fantastic, a welcoming haven for gay men and the occasional stray lesbian couple or curious/nudist straight client. The resort has its own attractive beach and pool, both clothing optional. Clientelle comes from all walks of life, with none of the posing, pretentious muscle boy nonsense one sees in other places. The food and drink are superb. Activities include sronkelling, diving in the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest walks, massages etc. Or, as I did, one can relax by the pool, swim in the Coral Sea, do gin and tonic at noon, meet old friends, make new friends, flirt and play. The hot tub by the pool is usually active at night. My only 1 minor peeve is that, although the gym is adequately equipped, both treadmills were out of order during my entire stay and very little was done to get them fixed. Surely some staff initiative can be taken without waiting for the owner to show up and take command?
Caution: Marine stingers are present November-May, making swimming in the sea risky.

Room Tip: Upper balcony rooms with a sea view are recommended.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Turtle Cove never fails to offer a perfect stay.
Friendly Staff AMAZING location.
Each time you stay there it's like coming home and the resort just gets better and better.
The atmosphere is so relaxed and friendly you can't help but having a great time.
We'll be back

Room Tip: The Beach Front Bungalows are excellent. The Views and the Decks are worth the little bit extra
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Turtle Cove Resort

Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 54 Specialty lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield

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