We had a hard time picking a place to stay in the Cape Trib area as we needed 2 rooms & it seemed like there were the budget "backpacker" , the yoga retreats or the very expensive resorts. Our party was 2 adults (mid 50s) & our daughter & her boyfriend (mid 20s). The rooms are small & plain but clean. There was a vase of fresh flowers in each room when we arrived. There is a bar & bottle shop attached to the hotel. We were hoping for seafood that night, but it was pizza night, where the pizza is cooked in an outdoor oven. There is a dining room as well as covered tables outside. We ate at the outdoor tables & watched as the staff worked hard preparing pizza for the hotel, locals & as take away for other people staying in the area & enjoyed the pizza & were made to feel like family. The new manager Peter had greeted us shortly after our arrival & was always available to assist us with any questions as well as booking tours in the area. I was concerned that it might be noisy at night from the bar, but that was not the case. We were able to do some exploring with our headlamps at night & saw a cassowary with it's young the next morning before breakfast. Knowing that we love coffee, the staff even had a fresh pot brewed for us the following morning to go with our continental breakfast. This was the only place that had real coffee & not instant coffee for us on our entire trip & we appreciated the personal touches. The sliced fresh fruit was delicious for breakfast & my daughter has a new love for fresh passion fruit. There is not a business center area, but Peter offered to let us use his computer during our stay before we could even ask about it. We all felt safe, comfortable & that everyone did their best to make us feel welcome & at home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cow Bay Hotel is an Oasis set in the middle of the Daintree Wet Tropics featuring the longest piece of timber bar in the world!! Historic photos of Cow Bay! Aussi food tasting during lunch and dinner time. Stop and have an overnight stay or just a cold beer with good pub food. Try our Thursday Night Pizzas in the Beergarden or in the beautiful lounge bistro. With bottleshop, 6 motel style units accommodating families, couples and backpackers!! Under new Ownership and Management January 2016. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cow Bay Hotel Daintree Region