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Rainforest Motel
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“Great value”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

It was a last-minute booking and for a great price we had a clean room with great facilities. Lovely grounds and easy access to cafes and the beach. Angie was friendly and accommodating and we will definitely stay there again next time we pass through Mission Beach.

  • Stayed March 2013
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2crownies, Owner at Rainforest Motel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
As owner of The Rainforest motel, I really appreciate you taking time to write a review. It has been a difficult time for North Queensland since cyclone Yasi two years ago, and comments like yours really help.
I look forward to you coming back and we can help show you more of fantastic Mission Beach.
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Escanaba, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have recently made a slow, deliberate journey from Brisbane to Innisfail. Along the way, I have stayed at many motels, backpacker hotels, and pub hotels. My trip was forced to be extended due to cyclones, floods, road/rail closures, and other natural disasters.
Of all the places I stayed, Rainforest Motel was far and away the best! It was very clean, attractively and efficiently laid out, and the grounds are wonderful, quiet, and run by the best management I have seen! With ALL of the positives, it was also one of the most cost-effective places I stayed at, also. The unit offers a microwave, small refrigerator, dishes, and coffee. They have a very clean pool, and each unit has a private outdoor patio.
They do offer free wi-fi, however it was not strong enough to make it to my room.
I would not hesitate to stay here in the future, and would most certainly recommend this motel to any traveller!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights when I was travelling over two months up the east coast of Australia, and it was definitely one of the nicest and best value places I stayed in. The apartment was spotlessly clean, and had everything I needed, including a lovely little outdoor seating area - your very own little bit of rainforest, great for having a cup of coffee and soaking up the sounds of the rainforest- (bring your mozzie spray though). The managers Angie and Bob were warm and friendly, and did everything they could to make my stay enjoyable. They helped organise trips, and even introduced me to their friends, for some very welcome socialising as a solo traveller! Mission Beach is a lovely little town. I instantly felt very at home there, and didn't really want to leave! I hope one day I will go back, and if I do, I will stay at Rainforest Motel.

  • Stayed October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I only had one night here but was made to feel very welcome and the accomodation was wonderful - very clean and comfortable. Take your bug spray though as being in a bit of rainforest, there are mosquitos around. Got back to my room after dinner/drinks and saw a tree frog. Restaurants were closed by 9.30pm so get to Mission Beach to eat/drink earlier in the day.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a really great place to stay. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a nice pool.
The rooms are very clean with modern decor and the owners are very friendly and welcoming.
It is only one street back from the beach and it is only a short walk to the cafés and restaurants.
I will definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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AustraliaWaz, Owner at Rainforest Motel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
It was a pleasure having you as a guest. Next time you visit we will take you to our special location guaranteed to site a cassowary.

Since your visit a couple have started a twilight sailing cruise along magnificent Mission Beach to the islands. I recommend this to everyone who visits Mission Beach.
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We had a great time staying at the Rainforest Motel. We only pent one night in Mission Beach but would definitely like to come back for longer and if we do, we'll stay at the Rainforest Motel again.

The property is very well maintained, with a nice swimming pool and lots of trees and flowers and it indeed feels a bit like rainforest. The name 'motel' is a bit misleading - I'm sure many places of a similar standard twould call themselves 'Rainforest Cottages' or similar - because the motel consists of a set of individual en-suite cottages, with a bit of private 'garden' with a table and garden chairs in front of them. The rooms are very clean and spacious, as is the bathroom. There are digital TVs in the rooms with freeview (no Austar/Foxtel).

The place feels calm and quiet and yet it is only a few meters from all the shops and caffees in the centre of Mission Beach, and not more than a couple of minutes walk from the beach. The beach itself is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches we've seen in Australia, lined with coconut palms, and reminded us of beaches in Southern India or Sri Lanka.

The very nice owner greeted us cheerfully, even though we arrived quite late and gave us a voucher for free drinks at the Sand Bar nearby, which we happily used.

I would definitely recommend going to Mission Beach, and staying at the Rainforest Motel. If you are in the area looking for cassowaries, make sure you drop by the very helpful information centre, where they will give you detailed maps and direct you to places you're most likely to see them (as we did).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Me and my partner stayed here for 3 weeks, it was as lovely peaceful clean motel, the owners Angie and bob are so lovley and caring, they would do anything to make your stay enjoyable.
The rooms have everything from a kettle,plates, iron, cups, tea, coffee, fridge, everything you needed was there. nice clean rooms, lovely comfy beds.
we will stay here again, mission beach was peaceful and very beautiful with calm seas.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rainforest Motel
Address: 9 Endeavour Ave, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Mission Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainforest Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet, peaceful and secluded yet Mission Beach Rainforest Motel is located within a couple of minutes walk from the magnificent main beach of Mission Beach, world heritage rainforest, restaurants, bistro bars, takeaway food outlets and shopping outlets. It is ideally centrally situated. ... more   less 
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