I'd like to echo what previous reviewers have written. This was our first visit to Palm Cove and we were very happy to have chosen The Reef Retreat to stay at. Set back from the main strip (Williams Esplanade) by a block, it is accessible to all that Palm Cove has to offer. You are spoilt for choice for dining (28 establishments) and the beach is directly across the road.
Palm Cove is not brash, loud or commercial. It is just a perfect, relaxing place to stay and that is also reflected in the Retreat.
You can do as much or as little as you like here but at the end of the day, The Reef Retreat is a relaxing oasis to come back to. Clive and his family are very helpful. Clive's travel advice is spot on and they are happy to make any bookings for you. The pool is in a magical setting and a wonderful respite from the beach and the Aussie sun.
We stayed for ten nights in a one-bedroom apartment. Balcony was a good size. We had an indoor kitchen and a clean and comfortable lounge area, bedroom and bathroom. The layout was extremely comfortable for the two of us.
Definitely a return visit in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in a peaceful rainforest setting, amongst the majestic paperbark trees you will find THE REEF RETREAT, Palm Cove. Just a 30 second stroll, 50 meters to idyllic Palm Cove beach and restaurants. Palm Cove is the jewel of Cairns Northern Beaches, a unique, quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old "paperbark" Melaleuca trees line the casual Esplanade. Just a 25 minute drive north of the Cairns International Airport. The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove is a low rise four-star boutique suite style resort set amongst a lush rainforest setting of palms and majestic Melaleuca paperbark trees offering a choice of accommodation from studios, spa suites, 1 Bedroom Suites, 2 and 3 bedroom Apartment. Every room is lovingly laid out and designed to give you all the comforts of home complete with bedroom, bathroom, living area TV/DVD Player, Ipod docks, kitchenette with stovetop and micro-wave, FREE Cable TV, FREE WIFI and spacious private balconies, with views of the pool, lush tropical gardens and the lush green mountains. The Apartment is fully self-contained with laundry facilities. The Resort offers complimentary barbeque and entertainment area for guest use and is licensed to sell Beer, Wine & Spirits for consumption on site. There is a heated salt-water pool and Spa Pool presenting an idyllic Billabong scene, FREE undercover car parking, FREE WIFI and on site guest internet station, Guest Laundry and tour desk services all within a secluded, lush rainforest setting. Reef Retreat can offer you all the personalized, home-style service and facilities that you need for a truly memorable Australian holiday. Ideal holiday getaway for couples and families ... more less
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