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Reef House Resort Palm Cove

Reef House Resort Palm Cove

  • AMENITIES
    • 1 Bedrooms
    • 1 Bathrooms
    • Carparks
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Wireless Internet
    • 24hr Reception
    • Wedding Venue
    • Beach Front
    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Guest Laundry
    • Day Spa
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Heated Pool
    • Daily Servicing
    • Ocean Views
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Palm Cove Luxury Accommodation - HEATED POOL! The Reef House Resort & Spa MGallery Palm Cove is truly a unique Hotel Resort of the highest calibre. It boasts a rich and remarkable history, while maintaining a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. The Reef House Resort & Spa is a boutique resort with only 69 rooms providing an exclusive and intimate atmosphere. This charming boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation architecturally designed to reflect the romance of a bygone colonial era.

All hotel rooms at The Reef House Resort & Spa are decorated with fresh cool colors and feature king sized beds. All hotel rooms have a private veranda or patio, some featuring spa baths, for that luxury holiday touch. The Reef House is one of the most famous hotels in Palm Cove Queensland Australia offering the best romantic holiday deals in a small boutique beachfront resort. 

Call us now for the latest holiday special deals and Palm Cove Packages on 1300 780 806.

7 Night Luxury Palm Cove & Green Island Resort Experience - Enjoy an intimate getaway staying 4 Nights in Palm Cove with Complimentary Bottle of Sparkling Wine & Day Spa Voucher per person PLUS 3 Nights staying at Green Island Resort with Breakfast Daily, return ferry transfers PLUS BONUS Outer Reef Day Trip for 2!  SAVE $1420 See More Details...

4 Night Palm Cove & Kuranda Getaway Package - Escape to Palm Cove and enjoy the luxury of Reef House Palm Cove with complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine & Day Spa Voucher PLUS experience the beauty of the Tropical Rainforests of Kuranda including Scenic Train & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  SAVE $420 See More Details...

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Room Features at The Reef House Resort & Spa
  • Complimentary Brigadier Punch & Canapes at twilight
  • Complimentary Sorbet served poolside every afternoon
  • Complimentary Luxury Concierge Services & Porterage
  • Complimentary use of DVD player & DVD collection
  • Complimentary book exchange in Brigadier Lounge
  • Complimentary bottled water in room on arrival
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Bike Hire
  • FREE Fishing Rod Hire
  • FREE Artboxes Hire
  • King Size beds 
  • Private Verandah or Patio
  • Fully Air-Conditioned
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Bar fridge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Daily Servicing

Bonus Offers

Brigadier Lounge - Every night at twilight, all the candles throughout the resort are lit and complimentary Brigadier’s Punch and canapes is offered exclusively to guests of the Reef House Resort Palm Cove.

Honeymooners - Complimentary bottle of Australian Sparkling Wine on arrival (must be advised at time of booking).

Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove Accommodation

The resorts distinctive hallways that wind through the tropical corridors are decorated with quality artifacts collected from all around the world. At night these hallways are lit by glowing candles portraying a scene of an ancient cherished past. 

The holiday accommodation at The Reef House Resort & Spa includes a variety of large spacious rooms and suites, all offering king size beds that are romantically draped in light muslin netting. The hotels white washed walls are swathed in bougainvillea, and all rooms feature a private verandah or patio, some having spas, allowing the guests to capture the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the Cairns Tropics.

Brigadier Rooms are traditional hotel rooms and have a romantic hanging couples swing on the private balcony/patio to enjoy the Palm Cove holiday atmosphere. Just perfect for that honeymoon - try the Brigadier Beachfront Spa Room complete with oversized Spa and love swing on the balcony. (Max 2 guests)

Verandah Rooms are spacious and feature large private verandahs with pool and garden views, perfect to enjoy the indoor and outdoor lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland.  Additional rollaway bed can be arranged on request (fees apply - Max 3 guests).

Verandah Spa Rooms are perfect for a romantic getaway - enjoy a spacious Verandah Room with the added feature a luxurious outdoor couple's Spa bath on the Verandah.  Additional rollaway bed can be arranged on request (fees apply - Max 3 guests).

One Bedroom Spa Apartment offer spacious accommodation with the added feature of a couples Spa in the lounge area, separate bedroom with luxurious King Bed.

One Bedroom Ocean View have sweeping beach views with Palm trees swaying intermittently, a separate king sized bedroom and a separate living area.

Two Bedroom Spa Apartments sleep four people with a separate bedroom that has two single beds great for families. 

Two Bedroom Ocean View Spa Apartment has two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and feature king size beds (twin bedding is available on request). The ocean views are magnificent and the spacious design allows for privacy and comfort perfect for two couples or families seeking more privacy.

Disabled Accommodation
Enjoy the comforts of Reef House Resort & Spa in Palm Cove a studio style room located on the ground floor in the centre of the resort with lovely tropical garden views.  Catering to disabled guests with a wheelchair access bathroom complete with hand rails, seat in shower and larger room. The beachfront restaurant offers wheelchair ramp along with pool side access to enjoy a cold drink.

Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove Facilities

The Reef House Resort & Spa has three magnificent swimming pools including the original pool, hidden amongst tropical gardens and featuring a waterfall, large pool with jacuzzi and a heated private spa. After a day of exploring or being pampered at the Day Spa, enjoy a complimentary sorbet served poolside each afternoon.  The attention to detail and high level of service exprienced at the Reef House will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed. During your stay all your needs are catered for, there is a boutique gift shop, complimentary WiFi access and full resort services such as room service, luxury concierge service, porter service and guest laundry.

The Reef House Resort & Spa also has conference facilities catering for up to 45 delegates and naturally makes an ideal romantic wedding, honeymoon or anniversary resort.

Reef House Restaurant
The Reef House Resort & Spa's restaurant has been awarded as one of the regions best for many years and features a spectacular setting overlooking the Coral Sea and extraordinary food. The extensive menu changes seasonally and offers an inspired collection of contemporary cuisine. The resort boasts a poolside café for more informal dining and the Brigadier’s honour bar that captures the charm and elegance of an era gone by.

Reef House Spa
Reef House Spa, integrates the special qualities of the Australian earth and spirit and has been named one of “The best 100 spas of the world” by Harpers and Queen UK magazine and is still considered as one of the top 10 day spas in Australia & the South Pacific. This wellness day spa which infuses aboriginal spirituality, healing methods and aromatherapy is one of the spas in Palm Cove that helped label the tiny seaside village a "Spa Capital of Australia".

Reef House Spa occupies a freestanding two-story building with 5 treatment rooms, two Vichy showers and a carved Melaleuca massage table, a Serenity Verandah, and two dual treatment rooms (each with a private Jacuzzi). A freshwater moat frames the building with access via a wooden footbridge. Reef House Spa offers a luxurious range of treatments designed to cleanse the body, clear the mind and soothe the soul.  Stunning rituals for face and body incorporating the lateset tequniques and meticulously formulated products combined all enrich, nourish and cleanse - just the place for you and your partner to relax and indulge.

Palm Cove offers a great variety of lively bars, elegant restaurants and specialty shops dotted along a palm-lined esplanade, and The Reef House Resort & Spa is located in the heart of it directly opposite the white sandy beach. This is the perfect launching pad for exploring the regions natural wonders, be it the magnificent Great Barrier Reef or the World Heritage-listed rainforest. The beachfront hotel resort is located 25 minutes north of Cairns International Airport in the beachside village of Palm Cove.

We can also tailor make your Honeymoon Package to continue the romance and memories of your tropical wedding in Palm Cove!

The Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove History

This out of the ordinary resort hotel was built in 1958 by a local book-maker who initially used the property as his private home. A swimming pool builder was heavily indebted to the book maker and as a means to repay him, built North Queensland's best swimming pool which still remains at The Reef House Resort & Spa.

In 1970 the property was purchased by a syndicate and transformed into a restuarant with a few exclusive guest suites. In 1972, Brigadier The Hon. David Thomson, MC, RL, (later Federal Minister for Science & Technology) bought the property and named it The Reef House; it was operated as a guest house whereby they treated guests to personalised five star service where drinks from the bar were on an honour system and guests and staff mingled every evening. Although the resort has now grown to 69 rooms that spirit and service of The Reef House Resort & Spa has remained. Every guest staying at The MGallery Reef House Resort & Spa receives VIP treatment; an experience rarely found in up-market resorts.

Every night The Reef House Resort & Spa features 'twighlight hour' as the sun slowly descends beneath the horizon leaving shadows of Palm trees and the transpiring hum of waves crashing on the sandy shore. It is at this time that guests make their way to the infamous Brigadier's Bar, where over drinks and tropical punch travellers and management share stories, experiences and thoughts. This truly unique experience at Brigadier's Bar works on an honour system reflecting the appreciated informality of The Reef House Resort & Spa.

Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove Location

The Reef House Resort & Spa is perfectly positioned in the heart of Palm Cove Village directly opposite the white sandy beach, and just 30 minutes drive from Cairns International Airport.

Airport Transfers Please Let us know if you would also like us to book your Cairns to Palm Cove Airport Transfers. We can arrange a variety of transfer services including Stretch Limousines and coach transfers for larger groups.

Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove is the perfect resort for rest, relaxation and indulgence or ideal for your next executive conference retreat. Ask about our discounted package holidays.

Accommodation Facilities

* Fees may apply to these and other services

  • Boutique Resort
  • Perfect for Couples and Families
  • Beachfront Location
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • One Heated Pool
  • 2 Spa Pools
  • Award-winning Spa
  • Award-winning Restaurant with ocean views
  • Bar and Lounge area
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Bike Hire
  • FREE Fishing Rod Hire
  • FREE Artboxes Hire
  • FREE Sunset Drink and Canapes
  • FREE Poolside Sorbet
  • Guest Book & DVD Library
  • Undercover Car Parking
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning service available
  • Honeymoon Bonus Offer

This property caters for disabled travellers

Check In Time:
2:00pm

Check Out Time:
11:00am

Reception Hours

24 Hours

Map Location

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Address:
99 williams esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD

For Bookings Call Now!
1300 780 806

GPS Position (Latitude,Longitude):
-16.74509, 145.67078

Distinctly different to other hotels, this luxurious boutique resort has a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Located in the heart of Palm Cove, directly opposite the white sandy beach, this is the perfect retreat for couples and honeymooners.

Airport Transfers

Car Hires Airport Transfers

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations received within 24 hours of arrival, one night accommodation fee will apply. Special Event Period: Cancellations within 14 days of arrival incur 100% Fee. No-show 100% fee applies.

Children & Extra Bed

One child 12 years of age or under can stay FREE of charge (room only) in a room occupied by the parents, subject to the family using existing bedding. Additional charge applies for a rollaway bed: $54 per person per night. Complimentary cots available on request. Child less than 3 years of age - breakfast complimentary. Child aged 3, but less than 12 - breakfast at 50% discount of adult meal. No other meal discounts for children.

Please note: There are currently no Specials available for this property.

Room Information

Hotel / Studio - 6 Options

Brigadier Room

Room Facilities

  • Large comfortable King beds romantically draped in light muslin netting - Twin bedding also available
  • Balcony or verandah with pool or tropical garden views
  • Hanging double swing
  • Shower with large rainforest shower rose
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing
  • Approx 34sqm

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Brigadier Beachfront Spa Room

Room Facilities

  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting - zip King available
  • Uninterrupted ocean views
  • Luxury couples spa in the privacy of your own room
  • Hanging double swing
  • Shower with large rainforest shower

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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Ocean View King Room

Room Facilities

  • 34 Sqm, Incl Balcony
  • Uninterrupted ocean views
  • Private balcony or verandah
  • Indoor entertaining area including bar fridge
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • In-room safe
  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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Beachfront Suite

Room Facilities

  • Directly overlooking beautiful Palm Cove beach, these suites enjoy breathtaking panoramic views with Dougle Island as a stunning backdrop.
  • Separate bedroom also looks directly over the beach, and has an ensuite bathroom.
  • Bedding configuration is 1 x King Bed romantically draped in light muslin netting
  • There is room in the living area for a rollaway bed at an additional cost.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fans
  • Furnished garden patio or private balcony
  • Indoor/Outdoor Living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities and refrigerator
  • Uniquely furnished interiors with handcrafted artifacts
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • Pay per view movies
  • Internet access
  • In-room honour bar
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing
  • Turndown service

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Verandah Room

Room Facilities

  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting - Twin available on request
  • Outdoor entertaining area including bar fridge and microwave
  • Shower over bath
  • First and Second floor rooms with double vanity or powder room.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing
  • Additional Rollaway Bed permitted (fees apply)
  • A Special Access room is also available on the ground floor with 2 x Single Beds or 1 x King Bed.

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Verandah Spa Room

Room Facilities

  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting - Twin available on request
  • Outdoor couples spa on the privacy of your own balcony or verandah
  • Outdoor entertaining area including bar fridge and microwave
  • Shower over bath
  • First and Second floor rooms with double vanity or powder room.

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing
  • Rollaway Bed available on request (fees apply)

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1 Bedroom - 2 Options

1 Bedroom Spa Apartment

Room Facilities

  • A separate bedroom with Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting
  • Private Spa in the Lounge Room
  • Indoor entertaining area including tall fridge & freezer
  • Large rainfall Shower head
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fans
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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1 Bedroom Ocean View

Room Facilities

  • Uninterrupted ocean views
  • Private balcony or verandah
  • Indoor entertaining area including bar fridge
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans

  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • In-room safe
  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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2 Bedrooms - 4 Options

2 Bedroom Spa Apartment

Room Facilities

  • Two separate bedrooms
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Private spa

  • Kitchen with full sized fridge
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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2 Bedroom Ocean View Spa Apartment

Room Facilities

  • 66 sqm Incl Balcony
  • Ocean Views
  • 2 seperate bedrooms with ensuites
  • 1 King & 2 Singles OR 2 King Beds
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor/Outdoor living
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Uniquely furnished interiors
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Large comfortable king-size beds romantically draped in light muslin netting - zip
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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Family Suite

Room Facilities

  • Ideal for groups of up to 4-5 people where parents don't require the privacy of their own bedroom.
  • Main living area with king size bed romantically draped in light muslin netting
  • Separate bedroom with two single beds.
  • Bedding configuration is 1 x King Bed and 2 x Single Beds.
  • There is room for a rollaway bed at an additional cost.

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Furnished garden patio or private balcony
  • Indoor/Outdoor Living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities and refrigerator
  • Uniquely furnished interiors with handcrafted artifacts
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • Pay per view movies
  • Internet access
  • In-room honour bar
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Large comfortable king-size beds
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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Two Bedroom Spa Suite Ocean View

Room Facilities

  • Premier suite offers commanding views over beautiful Palm Cove beach and out to the sparkling Coral Sea.
  • There are 2 separate bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom.
  • Central living area is located between the bedrooms, opening onto a large beach-facing balcony.
  • Bedding configuration is 1 x King Bed and 2 x Single Beds or 2 x King Beds.
  • There is room for a rollaway bed at an additional cost.

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Furnished garden patio or private balcony
  • Indoor/Outdoor Living
  • Tea and coffee making facilities and refrigerator
  • Uniquely furnished interiors with handcrafted artifacts
  • Large remote control LCD TV
  • Pay per view movies
  • Internet access
  • In-room honour bar
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Large comfortable king-size beds
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily servicing

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Average Rating


REVIEWED
12 July 2017
User Rating

Yes, very much. A property with charm and character. Our only criticism is that the buffet breakfast was pretty ordinary.
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REVIEWED
15 August 2016
User Rating

Lovely resort, very relaxing.
Reef House Resort Palm Cove Guest Review



REVIEWED
03 December 2015
User Rating

Hotel was lovely and relaxing nice atmosphere.
Reef House Resort Palm Cove Guest Review


Response from Cairns Holiday Specialists
Thanks for your review Karen. The Cairns Holiday Specialists are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Reef House in Palm Cove. We are luck to have access to Palm Cove and some of the best value luxury beachfront accommodation there.



REVIEWED
21 July 2015
User Rating

We enjoyed our stay at Reef House other than one night when a wedding was held with last guests leaving at 4am rooms slightly tired but otherwise great
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REVIEWED
26 June 2015
User Rating

Enjoyed our stay immensely. Resort was very accommodating in providing the room of our choice. Love the happy hour each night.
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REVIEWED
20 April 2015
User Rating

I enjoyed my stay although the check in and check out process was not very enjoyable. When we checked in I felt very rushed and like I was inconveniencing the staff member. When we checked out it was a similar story, the system was not up and running and I was left feeling like I was to blame somehow. I couldn't fault the rest of the staff though - the rooms were beautifully made up every day and I couldn't fault the waiters or bar staff.
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REVIEWED
22 December 2014
User Rating

Our stay at the Reef House was relaxing and most enjoyable. We would not hesitate to stay there again and also recommend it to our family and friends.
Reef House Resort Palm Cove Guest Review



REVIEWED
09 May 2014
User Rating

i had a great time. The room was clean and well appointed and although it as close to the the dining area, it was not noisy. The food at Reef House was fabulous as always and the hotel is situated very centrally so i could easily visit all the delights of Palm Cove.
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REVIEWED
08 April 2013

Yes very much. Friendly staff and good food!
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REVIEWED
28 October 2011

The resort was a very comfortable place to stay where I was made to feel welcome. The staff were very helpful and the casual and relaxed atmosphere made my short break very enjoyable.
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REVIEWED
16 September 2009

Sebel Reef House in Palm Cove was a wonderfully relaxing place to stay - staff were friendly and little details like the 5pm punch in the bar to welcome guests was a lovely touch. Will definitely come again!
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