Reef Retreat - Palm Cove-16.74686222, 145.6703193
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Spa Hotels in Australia
Featuring free self parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a saltwater pool, Reef Retreat Hotel offers tasteful rooms overlooking the forest. This modern building was refurbished in 2006.
The hotel is set within a 10-minute walk from the city center. This quiet property is located in the center of Palm Cove.
There are shopping places, such as a shopping village and shopping centers nearby.
A local bus stop lies within 250 meters away. It will take 25 minutes to get to Cairns airport by car.
Reef Retreat Hotel includes 36 guestrooms with wireless internet, cable television, a storage space, a work desk and iPod docking station. The rooms feature an electric kettle, a cooktop and kitchenware as well as private bathrooms with a shower, bath sheets and terry bathrobes.
Eat & Drink
The pool bar serves beers, wines and coffee. Serving Australian meals, Pete's Place lies in a shopping area, 100 meters from the venue.
The on-site conveniences include a baggage storage, a designated smoking area and a lift.
Guests can benefit from a sundeck, barbecue and a library and relax using a wellness area and a hot tub. Such activities as diving, canoeing and horse riding are also provided.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2006. Number of rooms: 36.
On-site car park
Late check-in/ -out
Outdoor dining area
Poolside snack bar
Paid airport shuttle
Heated swimming pool
Spa & wellness centre
Sports & Fitness
- Horseback riding
- Golf course
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Self-service laundry
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Grocery shopping service
- Newspaper service
- In-room breakfast
- Poolside snack bar
- Outdoor dining area
- Business centre
- High chairs
- Babysitting/Child services
- DVDs/ Videos for children
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Saltwater pool
- Heated swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Leisure/ TV room
- Spa & wellness centre
- Garden view
- Pool view
- Air conditioning
- Dining room
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Washing machine
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
Rooms and availability
In the Room
In the Room
- City landmarks
Good size rooms, excellent location, outdoor jacuzzi, pool, washing machine, dryer, friendly owners, quick responses to few identified small problems
I really like the staffs there. They are so helpful and pleasant. The set up at Reef Retreat Palm Cove is very nice and convenient. The small vacation town is very quiet and lovely. I highly recommend this place for anyone for vacation at Cairns.
This is our third stay at the Reaf Retreat and we have enjoyed them all and hope to visit again in the future. I would recommend this hotel as the most peaceful and relaxing hotel on the East Coast. See you next time. Richard Lavender
You dont visit three times if there are faults
Clive, Mary and Sarah are fantastic and do everything they can to make your stay very special. Had a great time immersed in the wonderful nature of the tropics !
The jacuzzi style bath tub
No house keeping during your stay. You can pay $ 45 if you want your room to be cleaned and your sheet to be changed.
I liked the tropical design of the hotel. The rooms were furnsihed in a contemporay yet relaxed manner with a tropical theme. Timber ventiains and slats added to the privacy and ambiance of the venue. Provate balcony overlooked the secluded pool and just a minute's walk to the beach and esplanade featuring great dining and shopping. I will definately be back to this resort and bring my husband this time!
The shower in my room was a bit hit and miss. The hot water wasn't very hot...but then again I'm from cold old Melbourne! I guess it was measured for the temperature of the region.
Reasonably close to restaurants and beach
Ground floor unit, but had to climb steps to go up to a landing leading no where, and then down to the unit. Kitchenette was in an open area which was not too much of a problem in winter but could be in summer with mosquitoes. Louvre windows were not screened either. Noisy sprinkler system came on a 12pm each night waking me up with a jolt. One cake of soap was in the bathroom for 2 people for 2 nights, no teatowel or washing up cloth of any sort. Car park was too far from unit which would be unpleasant in rain.
convenient location off the front street
No views of the water or the hillsides
The outdoor kitchenette on the balcony was great. Lovely spot to sit and enjoy breakfast or an afternoon cheese platter which we did alot. Very romantic.
Location was excellent...also very quiet while just one block off the main road along the beach; free parking and nice in room jacuzzi tub. Kitchen has basic amenities (microwave, small refrigerator). Bbq area/deck and pool was nice lots of shade from palms.
Pool is shaded - never any sun no matter what time of the day! Cannot enjoy the sun!
It's very cosy, has lots of room, is nicely decorated & perfectly located (close to everything and yet quiet), ... practical, nice, spacious, light.
Great location - close to the beach, restaurants and shops; very helpful staff; great pool surrounds - under a canopy of trees and palms; lovely rooms - ceiling fans + wooden shutters
The rooms were amazing and very romantic. Loved the semi outdoor kitchen and the lights over the pool
What I particularly liked was the convenience, close to coffee, restraurants, walking, beach, easy access to all of the above