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A Tropical Escape B&B
13 Spurwood Close, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia   |  
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“A real Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Just realised I hadn't got around to writing a review after our stay here in Oct 2011, but thought I would put this to right as Dot & Noel were such excellent hosts and deserve the courtesy. From the first moment of our stay in Mission Beach when Noel picked us up from the Greyhound coach to the time he came to drop us off 2 days later, this place was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them. The bedroom was fantastic, so clean and comfy - and had direct access to the lovely gardens and pool. Every thought had been given to making our stay as wonderful as possible. Dot gave us a personal tour of the area, even taking us to the supermarket to pick up bits and pieces for our evening meal and BBQ - you certainly don't get that level of service very often!! We were travelling as a couple and were the only people booked in, so was wonderful to be able to talk for hours to them about life in Oz, inc. showing us through photos of the devastation of the cyclone and their adventures. I also believe that they would take the initiative from you and leave you alone if that is what you want. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

A Tropical Escape is a B&B in a modern house in quiet neighborhood. But it is more than just a house - it is more like a home because that is the way you feel while staying here (like part of the family). Dot and Noel are wonderful, caring hosts with lots of stories to share and valuable local information to impart.

We spent 8 weeks travelling in Australia and made many of our bookings along the way. We count ourselves very lucky to have found A Tropical Escape. We booked on-line for two days but extended that by a day as we were enjoying ourselves so much.

Our room (one of three) was large and very clean. It had a small fridge, TV, DVD, AC, a very comfortable bed with crisp white sheets, and a nice patio looking out onto a beautiful garden with a pool. The ensuite bathroom was spotless and had a great shower and really nice fluffy towels. In the main area of the house there was a pool table, TV with lots of videos, a fridge and bar stocked with juices, soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, milo, fruit and a table with lots of brochures for activities in and around Mission Beach. We were always encouraged to help ourselves to whatever we wanted. Wifi is also available and included in the price.

The "breakfast" part of the B&B was fantastic. Each morning we had a cooked breakfast; cereal, fruit and yogourt are also available. If you stay here make sure you ask Dot to prepare her famous poached eggs.

The house is located only a short walk from a wide sandy beach where you can walk for miles, often without seeing anyone else.

One further thing to point out, and this speaks to how caring and hospitable the hosts are, is that if you plan to go into Mission Beach for dinner, Noel will offer to drive you in and pick you up rather than risking you having to drive after drinking.

In summary, a terrific place to stay with hosts you will consider as friends by the time you leave.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

A gorgeous place to rest our heads.Dot and Noel perfect hosts. The room was spacious, the pool was extremely relaxing and all the facilities are of excellent standard.
Great information and very helpful with forward planning.
A kangaroo visited us one evening making our visit truly memorable.

Thank you Dot and Noel, Jenny & Mick

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stayed here over Easter with a family group of 3 couples therefore having the place to ourselves. The standards of the rooms were exceptional and we loved the pool table room and outdoor area. Dot & Noel were lovely hosts and Dot's breakfast was amazing. Would recommend this B&B to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

Dot & Noel were very welcoming when we drove up without a reservation. Our room was well appointed with a patio facing a beautifully landscaped area. The breakfast was delicious. This is one of the nicest B&B's that we have stayed at.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

One has to stay to really appreciate everything on offer, my words would not do the experiece justice . Wonderful setting , great facilities , and Dot and Noel made sure the stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. Great breakfast . Good value too .Will be recommending to friends who will be visiting the area.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

Firstly we would like to apologise for the delay of this review! We stopped here during August 2011 while touring OZ. It was only for one night but we were made to feel really welcome into their lovely home. Dot and Noel are very helpful in giving advice on where to eat and drink. You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about A Tropical Escape B&B

Address: 13 Spurwood Close, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mission Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst lush tropical gardens, Mission Beach Tropical Escape B&B adds a touch of luxury to the joys of bed and breakfast holiday accommodation in the tropics. A luxury 4.5 Star AAA Tourism rated property with rainforest and tropical gardens in quiet location. Eight minute walk to pristine beach through shaded beach access track. All our guest rooms have full ensuite, air-conditioning, TV, DVD player with complimentary DVD library, bar fridge, ceiling fan and private exit/entry via patio door. Four minutes walk to best restaurant in Mission Beach and ten minutes walk to shopping village, pub/resort, newsagent, chemist, butcher, supermarket, movie hire, gift shop and clothing boutiques and takeaway food outlets. ... more   less 
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