Arriving at reception, we were greeted warmly by the friendly, bubbly Marjorie. She directed us to "The Hideaway" at the top of the track, telling us we would find everything we needed inside. We opened the door and were delighted to see beautiful hand-made timber furniture in the dining area and lounge, fabulous views over the tableland, a large plasma TV with surround sound, CD and DVD player with a lovely selection of music and movies, a modern, compact kitchen with all mod-cons. The bedroom was elegant and spacious, leading into a large en-suite with hand-made timber vanity and huge double shower. The outside deck topped it all off with the main attraction being the large spa. Also on the deck were a Weber Q barbecue, bar fridge, sun lounges and table and chairs. Included for our stay was enough food for two hearty breakfasts and two barbecue dinners. It was the little extra touches that impressed us. The homemade biscuits, the chocolates, the port, the locally made fresh bread. We loved it all and didn't want to leave. Congratulations to Marjorie for creating the perfect getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning 4.5 star retreat nestles on 150 acres of Australian native bush high on a ridge overlooking Atherton Tablelands, in the Cairns Highlands only 1 hours scenic drive from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland. The 4 private self contained hilltop spa lodges are complete with every luxury including heated deck spas, on deck BBQs and 1 with private plunge pool and cozy fireplaces. Enjoy the privacy peace and tranquillity with wildlife and mountain walking tracks. ... more less