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Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Montville
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Seafood platter was incredible - and so big! We had to eat it over two sittings. The room has so many nice touches - the port, the roses, the extra towels…

We are usually a couple who like to try lots of new different places, but after finding this flawless, comfortable, welcoming, intimate lodge in the rainforest...we've already started referring that all our retreats will now be at Narrows.

Well done.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Take them up on the in-house food platters. Incredible value.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Hi Andrew C,
Wow, what a stunning review from someone well travelled. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the in-house food platters, and all our other little touches. We look forward to spoiling you all over again. Thank you once again for your lovely review.
Karen and Michael

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I booked 2 nights at Narrows as a surprise birthday present for my partner. Right from the start Karen was lovely and accommodating over the phone and made everything easy. When we were shown our cabin it was like a feast for the senses- the fireplace, the relaxing music, the trickling of the stream, the beautiful bird calls and the smell of aromatherapy. Everything was so beautifully thought out and had these lovely little personal touches. The breakfast basket was fantastic with all fresh local produce. We also had nachos from their menu on our first night which were delicious and a very generous serving. We also had an in-cottage massage with Angela which was very relaxing. Karen and Michael were just lovely and made you feel immediately at home. All in all I think my partner summed it up best this morning when he said it was just "perfect in every way". Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Carmen,
It was our pleasure to host you this past weekend and I had great fun working with you to ensure your weekend surprise for your partner was extra special! Michael and I are overwhelmed with you kind words of praise. The team work hard to ensure all the little touches you experience are subtle and just as you might wish, thank you. Narrows Escape is a magical rainforest getaway and we are thrilled you loved it all and “just want to stay forever”. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Karen

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

An amazing weekend ~ truly perfect in everyway. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome & at home by our wonderful hosts Karen & Michael. We were amazed by the breakfast hamper presented on our arrival, ample for our needs & delicious too. On arrival in our cabin, we were greeted with relaxing music on the CD - really setting the ambience for the perfect weekend, a greatly appreciated bottle of celebratory champagne was chilled in the fridge (it was our postponed anniversary weekend away), bathrobes and chocolates on the bed and complimentary port in the kitchen. All the little things to make your stay perfect had been considered... the tealights, the breakfast hamper & daily freshly baked croissants, the roses, the relaxing music and the beautiful toiletries to name a few. Once that log fire got started, there was no way we were leaving!! The BBQ hamper delivered to our door on our first evening was just what we needed. We had made no plans for dinner during our stay, but our intention was to head into the township, however upon arrival at our cabin, we decided we were not leaving!

The setting is ideal ... the rainforest with the sound of the creek running past was so relaxing and lazing in the hammock was one of the perfect ways to enjoy the gorgeous surrounds!! The nature trail was a lovely activity along the creek and very pleasant. We had a very enjoyable stay and it was perfect. We could have easily stayed another couple of nights. Thanks for a truly memorable stay Karen & Michael and we look forward to returning in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in "Dove" cabin & loved it. Very private with a lovely view of the creek...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Dear SMHA00,
Memorable anniversaries and escapes from one's very busy daily life! We are extremely pleased you had a wonderful anniversary weekend at this special oasis! We are humbled by your fantastic review. Most importantly, we are thrilled you enjoyed everything Narrows Escapes has to offer, enjoying all the extra detail and delicious meals in your cottage while letting the magic of the rainforest wash over you while lazing in your patio’s hammock! It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more anniversaries.
Karen and Michael

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Wow, what a beautiful weekend we had a Narrows Escape! Thanks to the gorgeous hosts Karen and Michael, you made our weekend such a memorable one and the way you go out of your way to please is exceptional.

The breakfast hamper was divine as were the home made croissants. I highly recommend the seafood platter (best seafood I have ever had). Massages by Angela at A Touch Of Power is also a must. The view and serenity was just what we all needed.

Thanks again Karen and Michael (Sven) for giving us such a wonderful weekend. What a charater your are Michael, thanks for giving us some great laughs.

Sharon, Leanne and Pat

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Dear Shazza003,
Yes, a brilliant weekend to remember, gorgeous sunshine, amazing times shared with family, delicious massages and facials, and sumptuous seafood platters and special meals. Lots of laughter, sunlight and cheeky Kookaburras! Michael (Sven) and I are extremely happy you chose to come and stay at Narrows Escape and allowed us to spoil you Sharon, Leanne and Pat. Thank you for your lovely review and we think of you often.
Karen and Michael

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Where do I start? Karen and Michael are the asset that create the amazing atmosphere at Narrows Escape. They genuinely couldn't do enough for you. We were greeted with such enthusiasm and passion for the property that it was hard not to get excited. The scenery was amazing with the beautiful Rainforest and pathways perfectly maintained - it was so easy to feel relaxed! The attention to detail in every aspect of our stay is what really made our trip, right down to a Welcome Card on the bed when we first arrived with both our names printed - it was lovely! As a Travel Agent I would highly recommend any of my customers take a trip to Narrows Escape - it was an experience we will never forget. Thank you Karen and Michael! See you next time!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melissa B
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Dear MelissaB,
We are delighted you had a fantastic anniversary weekend at Narrows Escape. As an extremely well travelled tourism professional your review is truly humbling. As you know, we really enjoy welcoming and serving our guests and ensuring all the extra little details are just as you wish, at your every turn. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next great escape!
Karen and Michael

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We have just finished with a 3 night stay at the Narrows. The managers, Michael and Karen really made our stay and just couldn't do enough for you. The wood for the wood stove in the cabins was dry and they always put enough kindling next to it to ensure the fire started OK.
Anything you could want in the kitchen seemed to always be there.

We were greeted with some very nice complimentary Italian bubbly and the port was there as back up for after dinner.

Although they nice serve dinners delivered to your room (with a reasonable choice and they cook it for you!), we ate out on two nights and Michael kindly offered to drive us so we could have a few wines with our meal...so if you're reading this THANK YOU MICHAEL.

They also had a good DVD selection which you could borrow from and if you choose to eat out Michael will make the bookings for you.

The bathroom which included a huge spa was first class as were the robes hanging on the hooks at the bathroom entry.
The property was immaculate and the atmosphere in the villas was relaxing and luxurious. Both Michael and Karen seem to work well as a team and Michael was always working around the place to keep up the incredible standard that they have to offer. It's not cheap, about $270 per night, but that's not much more than the average price for a villa in the ranges during winter, their peak season.

The only negative we could see was that if you require internet it is only available in the first 3 or so villas but they informed us they will be hooking up all the villas shortly. Phone reception was possible with Telstra but only 1 bar most of the time so it was difficult. Then again we weren't there to get busy so maybe it was blessing in disguise!

Room Tip: If walking is an issue ask for one of the villas near the carpark. If you prefer seclusion ask for...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

Dear Charlieaust,
Thank you for your wonderful review. As we write this Mark, the owner is walking around the property with a Wi-Fi technician to ensure full coverage for all the cottages. It was our absolute pleasure to have met you and your beautiful wife and to spoil you at every occasion. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Karen and Michael

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Highly recommend Narrow Escape. Gorgeous location, beautiful cottages, amazing breakfast hamper. With all the little touches and privacy assured Michael and Karen do a wonderful job. Thank you both so much for the care and thought you put in to ensure your guest manage a relaxing break.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Sarah R
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Karen_and_Michael_C, Manager at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear Sarah R,
We were thrilled to welcome you to Narrows Escape and we love to add little touches to ensure your visit is that extra special. Thank you for your very generous review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, and thank you for telling all your friends and family.
Karen and Michael

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Address: 78 Narrows Rd, Montville, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Montville
Price Range: $250 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in 7 acres of rainforest, seclusion is guaranteed at this award winning retreat, tailored for couples. Six contemporary design pavilions, surrounded by birdsong and the tranquility of ancient rainforest. Delight in your self contained cabin with fully appointed kitchen, complete with Nespresso Coffee machine, free high speed wifi, deep double whirlpool spa baths, log fireplaces and a verandah to soak in the views. Minutes from charming hinterland villages, art galleries and wineries await to delight the senses. Recognised by TripAdvisor' Hall of Fame and winner of the 2013 and 2014 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, this highly awarded resort provides a unique natural experience with indulgent luxury. Taste the finest regional produce at highly acclaimed restaurants or explore the myriad of walking trails at your doorstep. ... more   less 
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