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The award winning 4.5 star retreat nestles on 150 acres of Australian native bush high on a ridge overlooking Atherton Tablelands, in the Cairns Highlands only 1 hours scenic drive from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland. The 4 private self contained hilltop spa lodges are complete with every luxury including heated deck spas, on deck BBQs and 1 with private plunge pool and cozy fireplaces. Enjoy the privacy peace and tranquillity with wildlife and mountain walking tracks.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great View
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Spent 4 blissful nights at Allawah Retreat & it was one of the best stays we’ve ever had ! Marjorie, the host couldn’t do enough for us but left us alone. We felt pampered but secluded at the same time. Breakfast was provided, eggs, tomatoes & fresh bread. We used the Weber
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Just over an hours drive from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands is this private retreat on 130 acres. Very private with views over the northern Tablelands and open woodland. Very classy cabins with spa on deck, fully equiped kitchen, king bed, wood heater, TV/DVD player and air
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Response from Marjorie P, Owner at Allawah Retreat
Responded Oct 6, 2018
Thanks Nigel - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again when next you need to ‘chill’!
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Absolutely amazing place, beautiful views off the deck, 4 person heated spa on the deck, BBQ & sink on the deck. Spacious unit, with timber furniture, & a log fire. I highly recommend it, if u want to get back to nature for a few days. Very relaxing & peaceful. 10 out of 10👍
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Response from Marjorie P, Owner at Allawah Retreat
Responded Jul 26, 2018
Many thanks Tradie - so glad you were able to relax and restore! We look forward to seeing you again.
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It has taken me a few weeks to decide if i should write this review due to Marjorie being such a lovely lady but have decided to pass on our thoughts. I decided to book Allawah as a treat for the wife's birthday. First off Marjorie was great and every little request i had she
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We stayed 4 nights and it was wonderful - truly peaceful. We saw no-one the whole time, the owners were very respectful of our privacy, dropping down wood for the fire, bread, papers and not disturbing us. Fully self-contained, movies, books, music and an easy to use spa.
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"Too expensive for just a bed for the night. You need to stay the day /days for the full experience."
"Hideaway Lodge is totally awesome!"
"Each extra dollar spent lifts you further and higher into the range, and the views just get better. But even the basic (if you could call anything there basic) retreat chalet was lovely."
"Make sure you book Hideaway Lodge. It has an amazing view, hammock, fire place, heated spa... amazing!!! Make sure you book the breakfast hamper! Amazing value"
"Top of the hill is best"
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