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Silky Oaks Lodge

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Finlayvale Road, Mossman, Queensland 4873 Australia
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Neighbouring the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape. Long regarded as Tropical North Queensland’s luxury bolt-hole, the lodge is ideally located for access to the region’s spectacular natural attractions, including the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation. With views over the Mossman River, guests relax in one of forty private treehouses, each a luxurious retreat complete with generous balcony and hammock ready to sway in the afternoon breeze. Dining in the open-air Treehouse Restaurant welcomes the sights and sounds of the rainforest, creating an extraordinary backdrop for enjoying fine cuisine in a contemporary Australian style. Complimentary experiences at Silky Oaks Lodge include yoga and snorkelling in the Mossman River while optional experiences range from driving safaris, indigenous guided walks, heli tours and reef explorations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Parking
Internet
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English
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Starting with the entrance and seeing the most incredible views and experiencing the sounds of the forest while you eat. It’s really secluded, outdoors and private. Food was wonderful but you had to have at least two courses. The service was really good, attentive without been intrusive.
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After a busy time at work I decided to treat myself to 4 nights here. I think this is the perfect amount of time, on the third night I was glad I had one more night booked. Two nights is really not enough if you really want to unwind. The thing not many people mention in their reviews is that you can hear the sound of the river from your cabin, or walking around the lodge ... it continuously bathes you in a relaxing sound that helps to soothe and unwind. I stayed in a spa cabin but next time I would upgrade to one of the river front cabins to get the full effect. Even though there are quite a lot of cabins they are spread out throughout the rainforest and you can only ever see a few at a time. This gives the feeling of being a much smaller and intimate property. Most days I had breakfast in the main lodge (spectacular “outdoor room” with views of the river below and sound of rushing water - so relaxing!), then spent reading in the hammock on the deck. To me personally this was a huge plus because I adore hammocks. If you don’t like hammocks don’t worry, there is also regular patio furniture and a daybed inside. Dinners in the restaurant were amazing and the staff very friendly, though the menu didn’t really change the time I was there. I think self catering would be a bit challenging, though I brought different types of snacks and drinks with me which I kept in the bar fridge in the room. My last day I had a massage at the spa which was heavenly and I highly recommend. This place is quiet. Rooms do not have TVs. This place is probably not for you if you want to be entertained or nightlife. There are a lot of nice touches (candlelight turndown, bags being put in your room for you), but no room service as such - you can however go and order a meal at the bar or restaurant “to go” and then carry it back yourself and eat on your deck. I read other reviews that people did not have phone reception, but I am with Telstra and had phone coverage the entire time. The drive in is quite an adventure, especially if they are cutting the cane like they were when I arrived. Take your time and don’t rush. I have stayed at other luxury properties inc Wolgan Valley but in my opinion this is the best property I have stayed in Australia and I would choose to come back here every time.
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From the minute you drive in through the gates you feel as if you are a world away. Lush tropical greenery, a beautiful oasis swimming pool and gorgeous wood floors. The staff literally cannot do enough for you and are extremely helpful especially Jill who checked us in. The rooms are beautiful, ours looked down into the Mossman river from our balcony with a hammock and comfy chairs. The huge bathroom had a jacuzzi bath which also looked over the forest. Every night the girls come in and light candles so when you get back after dinner the room has a warm glow and a fantastic smell. Meals are in the restaurant with open walls and views down to the river. The chef is very creative and the food is really delicious. There are walks around the property and they ask you to sign in and out when you go on a hike which makes you feel a bit safer as they will come and look for you if you don’t return. They also have a free laundry room with washers, driers and laundry liquid. A real bonus for us having travelled for 3 weeks! All in all a fantastic place to stay, to either just relax or explore the rainforest.
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It was evening when we arrived and as we stepped into the bar area we were amazed by the jungle feel from the night sounds to the wooden decor of the place overhanging the tumbling river. The whole setting was amazing with beautiful flowers, insects and bird life. We were less keen on our cabin although it had everything - luxurious bathroom , tea making facilities etc - it felt a bit damp but hey we were in the rainforest after all. If I went again I would stay in a lodge overlooking the river which would be perfect to relax on the veranda. We loved the naturalistic swimming pool but even more amazing was swimming in the natural billabong- no crocodiles here! I would go back in a heartbeat ( if it wasn’t so far :-( ) Meals were great too.
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We came here for lunch and they were incredibly slow. First they wouldn’t let us order something on the menu because it “didn’t go in the set price” even. We said we’d just pay what stuff cost and they kept saying it was for guests only. They they got their manager to come over and she told us it was fine. The food didn't come out for over 40 minutes and keep in mind there was almost no one else there and we had ordered salads, pasta and a cheese plate. Nothing that required cooking for long periods. The people rushed us along after finally giving us our food. The pasta was disgusting. The only saving graces of the place were the beautiful nature views and seeing blue butterflies fly past as we ate. We’ve stayed here before, many years ago and its exactly the same except now they’re under new management. They have been acquired and obviously not by someone very good. Looking forward to the renovation
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PRICE RANGE
$312 - $620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandDaintree RegionMossman
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silky Oaks Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Silky Oaks Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mossman Gorge (0.4 miles), Janbal Gallery (1.7 miles), and Mossman Saturday Market (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Silky Oaks Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Silky Oaks Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Silky Oaks Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silky Oaks Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Junction Cafe, Mojo's Bar & Grill, and Exchange Hotel Mossman.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silky Oaks Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Silky Oaks Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Silky Oaks Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Silky Oaks Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Silky Oaks Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (1.9 miles).
Does Silky Oaks Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Silky Oaks Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.