Bamaga is almost at the tip of Australia, in largely indigenous territory. Given the logistical difficulties and the remoteness, the resort tries hard to offer a full service and largely succeeds. There is a reasonable sized pool. The rooms have every facility, including iron, hair dryer, TV and crockery and toiletries in the bathroom, but everything lacks the final touch of care and their 4 star self rating is possibly a trifle over- stated. Doors don't quite fit or close, the slatted blind at the window was missing one slot so we had a bright street light disturbing our sleep. The meals are good, and the food service attentive, apart from the male breakfast chef who was very surly, uncommunicative and unhelpful.
However, that said, allowances have to be made for the logistics of managing a business as large as this in such a remote location. Phone and Internet were only intermittent and the sourcing if supplies would have been a nightmare.
Generally, probably the best place to stay in hundreds of kilometers!v
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- Welcome to Cape York Peninsula Lodge (formerly Resort Bamaga), forming part of Australia's "Melanesian South Pacific" paradise. The Lodge offers affordable four star luxury, being the premier accommodation and hospitality property on the top of Cape York. If you like adventure, fishing, boating, island hopping, 4X4 Driving and the outdoor life, then this is the place for you. ... more less
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