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The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes

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99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 12/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 7 in Palm Cove
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Rest, Revitalise and Rejuvinate in our Adults Only boutique hotel just 25 mins by car from Cairns Airport. Our unique Boutique Tropical Escapes offer Adults & Couples beach house ambiance and tranquillity opposite Palm Cove Beach. Our unique colonial style is befitting the houses' rich history, reflected in its white plantation style buildings to the cool south pacific décor. Return to a time of gracious hospitality and relaxation at Reef House, with inclusive Boutique Services Exclusive to House Guests including; Daily Punch and Canapes at Sunset, Cocktails Making Classes, Wine Tasting Classes, Pool Butler Service, Stretch and Breathe, Aqua Aerobics, Beach Yoga, Spa Skin Care, Bicycles and Fishing. Facilities include; Day Spa with five treatment rooms, Mineral Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Adults Only Swimming Pool with waterfall, Outdoor heated Spa, Reef House Restaurant with ocean views and Brigadiers Lounge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Game room
Hiking
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Japanese and 1 more
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Noelene R wrote a review Yesterday
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions58 helpful votes
The Reef House is the most wonderful place to stay in Palm Cove. The scene was set for our stay upon receipt of a phone call from Cedric, the concierge, on the day prior to our arrival to check that all was in order and offer whatever assistance we might need. The warmth of this early welcome continued throughout our stay. Staff are friendly, happy and show, what appears to be, a genuine interest in each guest. Nothing is too much trouble for them which is quite extraordinary, given our recent experiences elsewhere. We loved everything about the RH (wine tasting, cocktail making class, afternoon sorbets, spa, food in the restaurant etc etc)and didn’t want to leave - surely the sign of a good holiday!
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Christine c wrote a review May 23
Melbourne, Australia215 contributions138 helpful votes
The Reef House and beautiful Palm Cove is our 'Happy Place' ticking all the boxes for a fantastic holiday. We have stayed at the RH before and will continue to do so. Perfectly located around midway on Williams Esplanade across the road from the stunning beach, the RH is a colonial boutique style full service hotel. Guests are treated to a variety of activities such as cocktail and wine classes, fitness classes, daily sorbet around the pools- etc enabling social interaction in a fun way. The rooms are not all the same configuration but all are lovely - roomy and well appointed with all the facilities/amenities you could want. The award winning restaurant is another tick. Nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful staff, charged by the unforgettable, helpful, cheerful concierge extraordinaire- Cedric. The spa facilities are also excellent, with friendly helpful experienced staff offering health and pampering packages. Another aspect about the RH and Palm Cove is that we feel safe. I highly recommend the Reef House and can't wait to go back!
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour Christine c, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your positive feedback following your recent visit to the unforgettable Reef House. Yes our amazing colonial style boutique resort for adults and couples is a happy place! The team and I were delighted welcoming you both back in our little slice of paradise! Our premium beachfront location in the middle of the esplanade is the best in Palm Cove. Our award winning restaurant is always very busy and service is second to none! We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again next year for another unforgettable holiday experience! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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sallykerrins wrote a review May 23
Melbourne, Australia1 helpful vote
Very friendly staff, beautiful resort, clean and tidy rooms very comfy. Great food and activities as well. The use of the bikes were great so you can see all of palm cove, the pools were lovely and the spa treatment fabulous
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour sallykerrins, Thank you very much for your great feedback following your recent visit to the superb Reef House. Very friendly team members, beautiful colonial style boutique resort for adults and couples, clean rooms, great food and fabulous spa are the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable holiday experience. Our unique destination gives you the opportunity to quickly disconnect from the rest of the world! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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thefunfive wrote a review May 23
Newcastle, Australia159 contributions125 helpful votes
We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend stay in May. Weather was on our side and we enjoyed warm and sunny times. The standout for the Reef House was the service and hospitality. What might be lacking in the ageing of the place was well and truly made up for by the warm , attentive service. This was demonstrated from reception, to pool bar, restaurant and day spa. Consistently high levels of service so often missing in Australian locations. The team really looked to be enjoying their jobs! The food was great both at breakfast and dinner and the location was superb. The rooms and facilities were showing their age and no doubt being in a cyclone prone area doesn’t help. However all the soft furnishings and special touches like chocolates and some bubbles were very much appreciated. We can’t wait to come back some day! Thank you for making our 30th wedding anniversary so special.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour thefunfive, Thank you very much for your fantastic review on TripAdvisor following your recent long weekend visit to the magical Reef House. Service and hospitality are second to none in our charming colonial style boutique resort for adults and couples! The Reef House is a very happy place where guests come to rest, revitalise and rejuvenate. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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Anne-Maree C wrote a review May 23
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The Reef House has exceptional staff in every part of the resort. Impeccable service, amazing food, great location, the sweetest and very efficient concierge - Cedric. This is the place to stay in Palm Cove.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour Anne-Maree C, Thank you very much for your excellent feedback following your recent visit to the amazing Reef House. From reception, food and beverage, Spa, housekeeping and maintenance our team members are exceptional and love to treat each guest like a celebrity! We know it will not be long before you come back again in our little slice of paradise! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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ncerantonio wrote a review May 23
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The Reef House catered to our every need. The staff were friendly, helpful, and professional. We will recommend this beautiful accommodation to all our family and friends, and will definitely be returning.
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour ncerantonio, Thank you very much for your kind words on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to the magical Reef House. The team and I are delighted to read that our charming colonial style boutique resort for adults and couples catered for your every need. We know it will not be long before you come back again in gorgeous Palm Cove! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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judithgusmerini wrote a review May 23
Sydney, Australia1 helpful vote
I loved everything about the reef house except my room. I had a spa suite in the old section of the hotel, we over looked a tin roof that was full of dead branches up to two metres long the windows bar two were impossible to open, we had two venetian blinds one went up half way the other one wouldn’t stay up at all.
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour judithgusmerini, Thank you very much for your feedback following your recent visit to the beautiful Reef House. The team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us in our very unique colonial style boutique resort for adults and couples. Your comments regarding your room have been communicated to our General Manager for immediate action. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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AustraliaBoo wrote a review May 22
Dicky Beach, Australia332 contributions105 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay at The Reef House. The experience started the day before we departed with a personal phone call from Cedric (Concierge) to check on us and enquire if we needed anything. We had heard that some hotels were experiencing staffing problems with the covid dilemma, however, our experience was the opposite. All staff were obliging, courteous and absolutely professional but in a genuinely caring manner. Not one staff member from the manager to the wait staff to the cleaner and gardeners failed to greet and acknowledge us each and every day. Our room was clean and spacious with a large patio and kitchenette. It was peaceful and enjoyable to sit at. The cocktail making and wine appreciation classes were fabulous. The Reef House restaurant is simply AMAZING!!! Breakfasts in the mornings were a treat to behold in such a relaxed location under the 200 year old paperbark trees whilst watching the sun rise over us. Night time dining was indeed an extra special treat. The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Wine list whilst not huge was impressive and ticked our boxes. All in all, this was a fabulous stay and I would simply love to return one day. Thank you Reef House and crew.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour AustraliaBoo, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your positive feedback following your recent 5 day visit to the charming Reef House. Yes customer service is second to none in our very unique tropical style boutique resort : each guest is called prior to their stay, the following day of arrival and 24 hours before checking out making sure each and every single detail is meticulously looked after. Guests are also sent a text after their departure. We certainly love treating our guests like celebrities! The team and I are all looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future in our little slice of paradise! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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Penny wrote a review May 21
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Our second stay at The Reef House was just as special as the first. The choice of pools and activities, friendly, helpful staff, good food and service made this a great getaway. Looking forward to our next stay.
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour Penny, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your positive feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent second visit to the magical Reef House. Our large choice of complimentary activities, excellent service and superb food are the perfect ingredients for rest, revitalisation and rejuvenation. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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duggan65 wrote a review May 21
Buninyong, Australia1 helpful vote
From the moment we arrived to the farewell at the taxi the service was impeccable. The atmosphere oozed relaxation and quality. The food was magnificent. The room was beautifully presented and maintained. We were spoilt rotten. Can't wait to return.
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Response from Cédric Lootvoet, Guest Services / Front Office at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
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Bonjour duggan65, Thank you very much for your kind words on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to the superb Reef House. Our colonial style boutique boutique resort for adults and couples is the perfect destination for relaxation and quality personalised service. Our amazing restaurant is simply the best in Palm Cove! We know it will not be long before you come back again! Please check our website and book direct : reservations@reefhouse.com.au Tropical regards, Cédric Lootvoet Luxury Concierge
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PRICE RANGE
$473 - $595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
reef house hotel palm cove, the sebel reef hotel, sebel reef hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sebel Reef House
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionPalm Cove
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes
Which popular attractions are close to The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Nearby attractions include Palm Cove Beach (0.06 miles), Village Gallery (0.2 miles), and Annie's at the Beach (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Conveniently located restaurants include 27 Degrees, Espresso & Co Cafe Bar, and Beach Almond Beach House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes have airport transportation?
Yes, The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Palm Cove.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Polish.