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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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05/14/2017 05/15/2017
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Ellenbrook
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place was honestly amazing! We booked last minute online and the staff were so lovely and friendly. The Lodge we stayed in was so spacious and clean, absolutely beautiful room and the view on our private balcony! And we only got the basic cheapest room too! My partner and I loved how the whole place was quiet and secluded,...

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Orange, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed here for two nights and were impressed. We stayed in Room 1 which had great views of the cove and it was very peaceful . Staff were very attentive and always greeted you with a smile. Breakfast was great but I must say that dinner was a bit disappointing. The meal choice was very...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you MarcoSue21 for choosing Thala and for your wonderful review. The view from and location of Bungalow 1 is indeed gorgeous! We're delighted that you enjoyed breakfast at Osprey's Restaurant though are disappointed that we didn't meet expectations for dinner. We've passed your feedback on to our Executive Chef & look forward to seeing you again. Johan Klindt General...

Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful property, setting and staff. Nothing is too much trouble. The stargazing evening is superb. Food at dinner is exquisite, the chef and sous chef will prepare things off menu if special dietary requests or tastes need to be met. Views from teh restaurant are superb. Rainbow loraqueets can be seen in the trees at breakfast. Blending with nature, this...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much gilly88 for choosing Thala, it's such a pleasure to read your review and hear how much you enjoyed Osprey's Restaurant and rainbow lorikeets in the trees, stargazing odyssey and our very special nature-based focus. We hope to see you again! Johan Klindt General Manager

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic location in the rainforest, with a secluded beach front. It is around 10 minutes from Port Douglas and an hour from Cairns. The hotel staff were excellent and very helpful, even taking the guests on guided walks or star gazing. The main reception, bar and restaurant are open plan with stunning views across the bay, it...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Wow indeed! Thank you so much msw-ourtrips for your wonderful review. It makes our hearts sing to hear from guests who truly relax into Thala's nature-based vibe. We agree, that the walk back to your bungalow after dinner at Osprey's Restaurant is a real highlight. Johan Klindt General Manager

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Thala Beach Nature Reserve for 2 nights in March 2017. We were walked to our lodge by staff and it seemed a very long way away from the main part of the hotel. We were a bit worried by this as after a long tour of Australia we were totally exhausted. However, we were told that we...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks so much macvonsunderland for your fabulous review - we're so delighted to read your review and are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything about Thala. We look forward to seeing you again! Johan Klindt General Manager

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute heaven. That’s all you need to know. Room comfortable and views amazing. Food great. All staff very helpful. Front desk staff supplied spot on advice on selecting day trips and booked them for us. Thank you for the bottle of bubbles for my birthday. Couldn’t have asked for more. Highlight for me was the rockpool/swimming pool. Prefect cold clear...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We're so thrilled to read your review Mitchells07. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Johan Klindt General Manager

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our honeymoon was booked on Hamilton Island at the time Cyclone Debbie was due to hit. The honeymoon was cancelled at the last minute and we decided to head north to Port Douglas instead. We spend a few magical days at Thala Beach Resort who were simply amazing for all our last minute bookings. The room was just amazing with...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mumsy_20 for your wonderful review. We're thrilled that we were able to create such a memorable honeymoon for you at late notice and we hope to see you again to celebrate future milestones. Johan Klindt General Manager

london
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thala beach is a beautiful place surrounded by nature. Wonderful beach and rainforest walks. All staff helpful and welcoming including in the restaurant and the drivers. The star gazing evening with Rose was amazing. Gorgeous pool. Fine dining restaurant superb. Loved this place can't wait to return!

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We can't wait to see you return to Thala beejay52london - we love hearing such wonderful reviews from guests who truly relax in Thala's nature-based surrounds. Do let us know when you plan to return to north Queensland. Johan Klindt General Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely property 40 minutes out of Cairns in the direction of Port Douglas (10 mins to Port Douglas) Set in the forest there are very nice lodges and a central restaurant and bar. The morning nature walk with resident expert Emma was not only a highlight of the stay at Thala but actually a highlight of our...

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks very much Becky T for choosing Thala for your eco holiday and for leaving such lovely comments in your review. Emma is a terrific guide as you discovered and we're thrilled to learn that your Nature Walk with Emma was a highlight of your Australian holiday. We do hope to see you again if you return to Port Douglas....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little treehouses nestled amongst the rainforest on this promontory affords great views across the Barrier Reef. Be prepared for a lot of steep hills to get from your room to restaurant and back but seriously worth it. Food is excellent and having seen comments from other reviews I believe owners have listened to feedback as prices for breakfast very reasonable....

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you Karen H for your wonderful review of Thala and for taking the time to share your feedback. We do indeed take guest feedback seriously and aim to ensure that every guest has an exceptional experience at Thala. We do hope you return again if you visit Port Douglas again. Johan Klindt General Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Osprey's Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests and visitors dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming pools blending discretely within the environment. Paths wind through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, passing through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora. Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours. A completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the 'tree of life'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Address: Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas > Oak Beach
Price Range: $143 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thala Beach Nature Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Lodge
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“Room 1 best views”
MarcoSue21, 6 days ago | Read review
“All peaceful. Room 37 has a wonderful view towards the sea”
gilly88, 1 week ago | Read review
“Dont worry if you are a long walk (uphill) from the main hotel. The golf carts are very prompt.”
macvonsunderland, 1 week ago | Read review
“Definitely chose a room with view to the coral sea”
  • Very comfortable room with amazing views
Mumsy_20, 1 week ago | Read review
“Best to book the Eucalyptus room”
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