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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that the resort gets major points purely because of its stunning beachfront location. The rooms were a little dated but spacious and good, we liked the rooms. The food is bad. They try for a 5 star expensive dinner menu that really fails. It reminds me of one of those fresh but frozen menus that...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your “read me” comments and yes we did read you the moment you checked in. How sad that all the other 99.99% of all our trip advisor guest comments are obviously all wrong about us, maybe all of them have the wrong attitude. A mosquito bite being nonstop scratched can turn into a big boil. We hope...

Lage-Vuursche, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gay resort near Cairns , good to relax. The resort is not far from the Daintree rainforest, and Port Douglas as wel as some beautiful beaches. It's a great place to stay and the scenery is just wow.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments. We indeed are so close to the Barrier Reef and The famous oldest rainforest in the world. Then add our secure, secluded position right on the beach, it all adds up to a total being away from all the stresses from work, city living and 24 hours noises. Most guests just do those two...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a relaxing visit to Turtle Cove. We had a queen room upstairs which had a great view of the sunrise over the ocean. To our surprise was a bottle of bubbly in the fridge to enjoy during our visit. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The beach is great ... especially if you like...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Sitting on your balcony with a cuppa and overlooking the sea 100 meters in front of you is the ultimate. If you early enough, you will see the sun climbing up over the horizon. Even a painting could not surpass the reality. Our staff also get enjoyment taking care of our guests. Hope we will...

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Was like returning home again after not having been there for many years. Place is looking great. Prices very reasonable, food delicious (hamburger at lunch was second to none), lovely staff and of course... Queen B is back!! Can't wait to return

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes its hard work, but all worth it when we see our guests sooo relaxed and enjoying our great food. And our team here equally enjoy taking care of all our guests, to make sure they having a great time and want to return again. Looking forward seeing you back one day With hugs...

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It was great to go back for a week, see some old friends and chill hell out! The staff were great, the rooms were kept clean and the aircon was always well received! A comfy bed, fun nights and OK food all in a great location, we will be back AGAIN soon. Thanks Bert and team X

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, it's always so rewarding for us to see guests returning again and again. Believe it or not, but about 64% of all our guests are return guests. We will never be perfect, but with so many return guests, we must be doing something right, right ? he...he..he.. But then again, were else can you be...

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Queen B and the crew treated us with amazing friendly service. Nothing was too much trouble for our small party if 48! Food is awesome! Drinks are strong and delicious. Wifi was quick. Air con in the room a blessing. Great time had by all.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. 51 of you and your friends. Not bad in 3 days, had to go twice daily to get more alcohol. I think all of your friends should join the AAA club now he...he...he.. My poor staff were worn out by the time you all departed. But all of them said that, even though they had...

Paris, France
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is the second time I have stayed at Turtle Cove. The Pros: The service is outstanding. The staff and the owner go out of their way to make people feel comfortable and enjoy their stay. The location and scenery are amazing. The Cons: The hotel is dated. Same rooms as when I was there 10 years ago. And the...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments I am sorry that your Oriental Duck dish was a tat too spicy for you as I remember. And all beach front rooms are finished and upgraded, the second time since the new owners purchased the resort only 7 years ago. And we started all other rooms already, but it's a bit tricky as they often...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Am visiting this website to take a trip down memory lane. Might have already reviewed. Stayed here for the first week of January, 2000, with my now ex-partner, when we were young and pretty. Wish I were more promiscuous back then! It looks nearly identical to what I remember, but maybe more manicured grounds. Very relaxing, fun stay. The highlights...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you for your funny and kind comments yes, we have the most amazing wild life around us. But Sand Flies around the pool ??? No way, they live in the beach sands. Maybe some little nibblies from someone you not noticed he...he..he.. The colours of tropical insects are just so amazing here as id the Flora. We are delighted...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a spectacular location. The rooms are good and clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The beach location is lovely and you can easily spend an afternoon soaking up the sun and the sights ;) The cocktails are strong so be be careful! You get your monies worth there. Lots of friendly people and a fun time.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, Sorry about our strong cocktails he...he...he... And yes we do not rip of our gender friends, like most other places do. Afterall we want you all have the most relaxing easy going time at the last remaining Gay piece of Paradise. Hop to see you back again. And Ooooo... don't forget to tell all...

Mildura, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Turtle Cove can only be described as a fantastic get away, a place you can relax and just be yourself. The staff are extremely friendly, the service fantastic and the hospitality shown by the owners makes you feel right at home - to the point it is a struggle to leave. Along with my partner, we found the atmosphere friendly...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely comments. maybe I employ you as my marketing manager he...he...he.. You said it all. And as I always say: "If you enjoyed it tell your friends " We're delighted that you enjoyed so much and look forward to see you back again. With love from all of us at the Cove XXX Bert Queen "B"

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Cove Beach Resort

Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: €130 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield
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“Not sure. Not value for money for the beachfront rooms at over $300/night”
 of 5 bubbles warrend510, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front all the way”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront rooms have a sensational view, well worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles trav19762016, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the delux sea view rooms are bigger and have a better bed”
 of 5 bubbles 850keithw, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the common areas. Really a great place to get away from the bombardment though. Needed some access, but let go for the most part.”
 of 5 bubbles omonoyama, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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