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Daintree Rainforest Retreat

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Otonabee-South Monaghan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed One Night August 26, 2016 Manager overtly helpful advised of restaurants, hidden gems to see - went out of his way to be accommodating. Pool is clean, rooms are pristine and nice quaint location. Across the road is excellent reasonable food/beverages @ Cow Bay Hotel. Highly recommended and manager is outstanding and what you do not see so much... More 

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was without doubt the friendliest welcome of anywhere we stayed in Australia. We had a family unit, which was very clean, functional and good value. We were able to self-cater, as there was a full size fridge and microwave and outside there is a communal bbq, with gas burner and picnic benches. It's a good location - an easy... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved staying here. Trevor, the owner, is so helpful with everything. I felt completely informed about what to do and where to go straight away. The room was perfect and very comfortable and right in the rainforest. I think the location is the best on the Cape for a few reasons. Cow bay is nearby and it's one of... More 

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Ho Ho Kus, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently spent two nights at the Daintree Rainforest Retreat, and it was great. I had read many reviews of other lodging in this area, but this motel seemed like it would be perfect for me and my son and his two friends. We had two rooms, and one had a kitchenette which was perfect for making breakfast before heading... More 

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Deniliquin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the small touches like mosquito coils provided. Screen on Windows and doors for letting lovely fresh air in at night. Lots of forest noises makes for interesting sleep. But that is what makes it special. Location great. Walk to Cow Bay Hotel for reasonable meals.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

As usual when holidaying, we selected our accommodation online. The first thing that attracted us to this Retreat was the swimming pool, which was surrounded by lush tropical growth. Unfortunately, we never got around to using it, due to the weather and lack of time! Our room was very comfortable, with a Queen bed, ceiling fan, microwave, toaster and jug.... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this motel having booked through booking.com a couple of months ago. Glad we did. The private and quiet entrance to this property sets the tone and although offering older style of facilities, our room was spotlessly clean and pool was lovely. Rooms are away from road and very quiet. Restaurant not open when we stayed but helpful... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This place was amazing, tucked right into beautiful rainforest. We saw many birds and wildlife while staying here. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you would need. The pool is amazing and the host was very friendly. We will stay again.

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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Looked at several places, but as a family of 5 we often have problems finding good, affordable places to stay. This place ticked all the boxes for us. Clean, in good repair , fab pool, central location. What topped it all was the superb manager who helped us plan our visit to make the most of our time, giving us... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Looked at other places and decided to stay here. Lovely surroundings, quiet area and very friendly, helpful and informative staff. Room was well equipped. Wi-fi only available at reception which is not ideal - especially as we were in prime mosquito time. We were aware that the room did not have a/c but was assured that the breeze from the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Daintree Rainforest Retreat is a small family owned motel. It sits nestled in the forest surrounded by towering trees and lush gardens. While we do not have a restaurant we do offer a covered BBQ area with its own sitting area and a fully equipped and comfortable communal kitchen together with 2 further sitting/dining areas. The Cow Bay Hotel is a 2 minute walk and while it is very close, it can be neither seen nor heard from the motel. Our rooms are cooled by ceiling fans and guests can further escape the tropical heat with a dip in our palm fringed swimming pool. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Address: 336 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cape Tribulation > Cow Bay
Price Range: $99 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daintree Rainforest Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Daintree Rainforest Retreat Hotel Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Daintree Region/Cow Bay
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