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The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults & Couples Boutique Tropical Escapes

99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD

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The Reef House Resort & Spa is situated amongst tranquil tropical gardens and ancient towering paperbark trees. The colonial-style architecture is designed to capture the romance of the tropics and the charm of a bygone era. The award winning Reef House Restaurant offers a superb dining experience with unsurpassed ocean views. Spend the day lazing by the pools enjoying tropical cocktails and delicious bites with daily butler service from 11am to 4pm including cold towels to refresh at 11am and local tropical sorbet served at 3pm.

Previously a VIP guesthouse owned by Army Brigadier David Thomson, the history and traditions have continued throughout the years. Twilight signals cocktail hour - a tradition dating back to the 1970’s. Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary punch & canapés in the Brigadier’s Lounge hosted by the General Manager. A tradition originating from Brigadier Thomson’s Officers Mess, guests are invited to help themselves to the fully stocked Honesty Bar to to create your favourite drink or cocktail.

Complimentary book and board game library, unlimited use of vintage cruiser bikes and fishing rods are just some of the additional features on offer to ensure your stay is memorable. The resort's pools are framed by shaded pathways and vibrant tropical flora, creating a magnificent backdrop to candle-lit corridors and white wash buildings. Take your pick from two picturesque freshwater pools, the adults only tranquility pool and the heated mineral pool.

Each of the 69 rooms and suites feature oversize beds draped in light muslin netting, warm teak furniture and wide verandahs to ensure guests are given an “experience”, not just a room. Some rooms also offer a private Jacuzzi and twin bedding is also available upon request.

The Reef House is a couples retreat, designed as an adults only escape for rest and relaxation. There is a dedicated adults only tranquility pool and children 12 years and over are welcome to use the heated mineral pool.

Signature Guest Inclusions
In pursuit of creating unforgettable experiences for guests, the following complimentary luxury inclusions are offered during your stay:

  • Gin infused welcome drink and cold towel upon arrival
  • Local tropical sorbet served poolside at 3pm daily
  • Daily punch & canapés served daily at twilight
  • ‘Reef House Mixology’ interactive cocktail classes
  • Daily classes including Stretch & Breath, Aqua Aerobics and Yoga

Restaurants & Bars
Reef House Restaurant - set under 300 year old Melaleuca gums swaying in the sea breeze, looking out across the teak decking to the palms of the cove and the Coral Sea beyond, the restaurant features an eclectic choice of dishes from around the world - the Middle East, Southern Asia, the Mediterranean and beyond - created from the North’s unique produce and products.
Brigadiers Bar & Lounge- experience the charm of yesteryear and enjoy an intimate retreat into tranquility, charmed luxury and service excellence. Candles lit at twilight announce the bar's official opening, and service of complimentary punch also commences at this time. The process is a time honoured tradition of the resort. Artefacts and books of the Brigadier's travels are also available for guests to peruse at leisure along with a library collection on books and magazines to enjoy. 
Poolside Dining - exclusive to Reef House guests, the Poolside Café is the perfect place to relax and have a casual drink or light meal. The tranquil enviroment of rainforest surrounds overlooking the freshwater pool and cascading waterfall, this is your private spot for lazing the day away in paradise.

Reef House Day Spa
Enjoy luxuriously pampering treatments at the award-winning Reef House Day Spa. Therapies include facials, head and body treatments, speciality massages to name just a few. Its the only Day Spa in Queensland to offer Phytomer treatments and product. Phytomer, ‘from the sea to the skin’ was created in Saint-Malo, France over 40 years ago and is a true pioneer in marine skin care. The botanical and organic Australian made Waterlily range, formulated exclusively for Exquisite Day Spas and Leading Salons is also used to create a performance driven, sensory journey.

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1 Bedroom Premier Spa Apartment

3 Guests Max
King bed or 2 single beds

1 Bedroom Premier Spa Apartment

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1 Bedroom Spa Apartment

2 Guests Max
King bed or 2 single beds

1 Bedroom Spa Apartment

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2 Bedroom Spa Apartment

4 Guests Max
2 king beds or king bed + 2 single beds

2 Bedroom Spa Apartment

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Brigadier King Spa Room

2 Guests Max
King bed or 2 single beds

Brigadier King Spa Room

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Brigadier King Studio

2 Guests Max
King bed or 2 single beds

Brigadier King Studio

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Brigadier King Studio - 3nt Romantic Escape

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Brigadier King Studio - 5nt Tropical Escape

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Brigadier King Studio - 7nt Colonial Escape

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Ocean View King Room

2 Guests Max
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Ocean View King Room

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Ocean View King Room - 3nt Romantic Escape

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Ocean View King Room - 5nt Tropical Escape

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Ocean View King Room - 7nt Colonial Escape

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Ocean View King Suite

2 Guests Max
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Ocean View King Suite

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Ocean View King Suite - 3nt Romantic Escape

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Ocean View King Suite - 5nt Tropical Escape

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Ocean View King Suite - 7nt Colonial Escape

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Verandah King Room

3 Guests Max
King bed or 2 single beds

Verandah King Room

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Verandah King Room - 3nt Romantic Escape

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Verandah King Room - 5nt Tropical Escape

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Verandah King Room - 7nt Colonial Escape

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Verandah King Spa Suite

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Verandah King Spa Suite

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Verandah King Spa Suite - 3nt Romantic Escape

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Verandah King Spa Suite - 5nt Tropical Escape

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Verandah King Spa Suite - 7nt Colonial Escape

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Verandah King Spa Suite - 5nt Rejuvenation Escape

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Guest Information

Check in
3:00pm
Check out
11:00am

Reception Hours

Daily: 8:30am - 11:00pm
If you are arriving outside these times, please advise so after hours check-in arrangements may be made.

Arrival Info

Photo ID and a credit card pre-authorisation will be required on check-in for all bookings.

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Car Parking

Free car parking

Children & Extra Guests

Extra guests allowed at additional charge

Facilities

  • WiFi - Free (limits may apply)
  • Tour Desk
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Spa
  • Room Service Available
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Porter Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Guest Laundry
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Day Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Library
  • Adults Only Tranquility Pool
  • Heated Mineral Pool
  • Unlimited use of Vintage Cruiser Bikes
  • Unlimited use of Fishing Rods

Distance Information

Nearest Airport (Cairns): 26km
Nearest Beach: 5m
Nearest Public Transport: 10m
City Centre (Cairns): 28km

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