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Wonderfully, relaxing holiday
After a long and stressful year it was wonderful to have a relaxed, comfortable holiday. The balcony view of the ocean was fantastic, and is a must! The view, service and facilities were greatly appreciated.
Old World Charm
Yes, there are definitely more modern places in Palm Cove, but having just spent 5 nights at the Reef House, we would choose to stay here again without hesitation. Because of, and in no particular order: - the central, beachfront location - the super-friendly and enthusiastic staff (soooo many, but special mention to Lulu), - the gorgeous restaurant, especially when all the doors are open ...such a delight at breakfast and quite romantic at night. Breakfasts are a treat and please spoil yourself with at least one dinner here. - the adult only pool - the beautiful spa (a 75 minute trip to heaven, thank you Isabel for your expertise and nurturing kindness) - the huuuge (Brigadier verandah ?..) room with great balcony and handy little kitchenette - Free, secure parking If you can book a package with inclusions such as cocktails, spa, and dinner vouchers, the Reef House represents wonderful value. If you are looking for an experience that harks back to a time when the world was less frantic and hospitality was gracious, book your stay at the Reef House.
The Reef House ..... an Elegant Old Lady!!!!
Entering the Reef House and you step back into Colonial grandeur! This is a truly good experience! Perhaps a bit dated but an elegant and warm atmosphere keeps it all in perspective, as we settle in to a week long stay! Spacious air conditioned rooms, with balconies, offer a pleasant and comfortable stay. Staff are friendly and helpful and the complimentary late afternoon punch offering plus an honour bar remind us, as guests, of the colonial style that once would have been the “norm”! The breakfasts are a wonderful start to the day and certainly recommended. Beautifully presented by smiling and efficient staff, the choice of dishes offers variety during the week long stay! The evening dining experience is one not to be missed with an impressive menu and wine list on offer! The eye fillet steak dish is a winner! Overall a very enjoyable stay at the Reef House, an M Gallery hotel in Palm Cove. We will be back!!!
Palm Cove Favourite
The most lovely, warm & professional welcome at check in with Annabella. Thank you Annabella for starting our holiday vibe on point ☺️ We love the older style boutique style hotel & all of it’s charm & little quirks. The smiles all round, every time you walk past the staff, it’s genuine- a great indication of a happy working environment encouraging wonderful service & energy towards their guests. The service from the ladies at breakfast is also warm & friendly. The breakfast is lovely with a starting of fresh fruits, pastries & good selection of breakfast favourites. Very fast service which is great for an early day out to explore the beautiful region! The coffee is also great! Dinner service is very intimate with a beautiful selection of flavour full dishes cooked to perfection buy the Reef House’s award winning team of Chefs. The Wine selection is very good with a great range of Australian & French Cab Sauvignons. Bernard looked after us with professional, wonderful, non pretentious service which is what my husband and I love! Thankyou Bernard for helping making our special night so perfect! The rooms are a little dated but that’s not a negative! They are clean & they have character! You can really feel the sub tropic charm about this Beautiful Hotel! Oh & let’s not forget the Reef House Day Spa! Wow!!!! Sublime! Incredible! Rejuvenating! Day spas are not my husbands thing so unfortunately I could not entice him to join me...but I wished I had just booked him in! He would have loved it! So... I did treat myself to a 75min Pioneer Facial (they use the Phytomer product range for this treatment) on the last day of stay...heaven!! I have never in my life received such a beautiful facial! Thankyou so much Ruth.💗 I highly encouraged a friend of mine who stayed at the Peppers Resort a few hotels away last week to treat herself here!! To all of the Staff at the Reef House, Thankyou for such an incredible stay in Palm Cove! We will see you again next year! Alicia & Dean
Welcoming,Homely and fabulous
Such a wonderful stay. Awesome staff, all of them were so nice. Emma was so friendly and helpful in reception and Brazillian Julia in the dinning room was so lovely and she made a mean cocktail too!! We did not want to leave, we met such lovely people and it has that kind of atmosphere, like being in someone's home... almost. Can't wait to return especially for the welcome drink on arrival🥰 See you next time.
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