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“Rainforest heaven ” 5 of 5 stars
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Silky Oaks Lodge
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Finlayvale Road, Mossman, Queensland 4873, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mossman
Broome, Australia
1 review
“Rainforest heaven ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I have come to QLD to visit family all the way from Broome. It is a rather long way and while we were over here we wanted to have a rain forest experience. We could not have picked a better place. It has met all expectations. We chose a package that include breakfast, 3 course dinner, 2 hours in the day spa, picnic lunch, cultural tour at mossman George and champagne and canapés.
The food was faultless. Delicious! The chef and kitchen staff clearly love their job. It shows in the plates that were bought out. We rolled to our rooms every night. Full and content.
The room we stayed in 'MAGIC' has def given us a rainforest experience. My husband is a cabinet maker and commented daily on the workmanship put into the place. Air-conditioner worked beautifully for a cool night sleep. We also opened the room up while it rained early morning and listened to the forest and river running. The river the place is located on is nothing but breath taking!!! We went for a swim a snorkel and a paddle in the canoe. Couldn't fault any of the equipment.
I floated out for the day spa each time I went. The staff were very professional!
The cultural tour is a must. We feel very welcomed in this beautiful country. It was very well organised and informative.
I even had a crack at yoga that is on offer. Lots of fun and felt that I was in safe hands.
We both feel the staff have bent over backwards for us nothing was to hard. Thanks heaps for giving us our rain forest experience.
Can't wait to come and visit again.
The only thing that is and issue is we have to leave.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Awesome location. Meals are at least 1-2 Chef Hats. Healing Waters Spa is one of the best by a long shot. The management and staff are passionate about their resort and it shows. There is nothing too difficult or a bother. There was one occasion in 3 days where dinner was somewhat slow despite not being too busy. Visit the Mossman Gorge for a great swim in crystal clear pure water and take the Dreamtime Walk with the local elders.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

I didn't stay at the lodge but had lunch there with my partner and friends. After such disappointing food and service in Port Douglas, this place was such a refreshing change. Set amongst the trees and overlooking the river, it was instant relaxation and tranquility. The staff were friendly and great and the food was amazing. Great, fresh seafood and lovely wine to go with it. The prices are fairly reasonable given the quality of the meals. High recommend if you are out that way.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fallbrook, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I visited Silky Oaks for a return trip as I was there 22 years ago. This romantic and magical spot has changed little except for being updated and glamorized. There is now a marvelous spa and we had massages and facials. What bliss. Our cabin overlooked the river and we enjoyed sitting on our private deck and listening to the stream pass by or the rain pound down. The dining room is completely open to the trees which gives one this sense of eating your meals in an elegant tree house. The staff took great pains to accommodate our needs, even driving me to the doctor in Port Douglas and back to get a prescription filled. They spend their days addressing guest requests and needs graciously.

Wish I were still there.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Without saying too much, you just have to experience this place for yourself. If you like trees, the sounds of running water and want to relax then get on board!!
The food is simply amazing, the staff so very welcoming and make sure you get to experience the massages, you will not regret it.
We stayed here for 5 days on our honeymoon and we could not have chosen a better place to suit our needs.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We visited this property last week as part of a group and had a tour and lunch. OMG just amazing. Great amenities and really friendly staff. Very secluded setting, ideal for romantics and honeymooners. Rooms and some of the best I have encountered and the Spa is a special addition.defo a great choice. Great Restaurant. Highly recommend and Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We often visit Silky Oaks just to have their hot baked scones. It is a must stop either on the way or return to the Daintree. On our last visit we sat in the restaurant overlooking the free flowing creek watching the guests paddling in the canoes - a wonderful rainforest experience.



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Additional Information about Silky Oaks Lodge

Address: Finlayvale Road, Mossman, Queensland 4873, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Mossman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mossman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Silky Oaks Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silky Oaks Lodge & Spa is the ultimate destination from which to explore Far North Queensland. This luxury eco lodge consists of elegant spacious lounges and living areas adjoining the stunningly located open sided Tree House restaurant which overlooks the surrounding rainforest and river. Spectacularly located in the Mossman Gorge region adjoining the Daintree National Park offering complete privacy and isolation yet only 20 minutes from Port Douglas ... more   less 
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Silky Oaks Hotel Mossman
Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman, Australia - Daintree Region

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