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Colonial Beach House

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“This unique resort hotel is not cast in the corporate mold; instead, it has history and pedigree, making it a Queensland treasure with heart and soul. Thanks, everyone, for a magical tropical experience.”

– Marshal

Boutique Colonial Style Accommodation overlooking Palm Cove Beach

Famous for our Luxury Escapes we are an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the Tropical village of Palm Cove.  Relax in the adults only pool, complimentary drinks and canapés each evening, Guest Lounge with Honesty Bar, Yoga, Aqua Aerobics, Cocktail Making Classes and the multi-awarded Reef House Day Spa.

Our unique colonial style is befitting the houses’ rich history, reflected in its white plantation style buildings and cool south pacific decor. Nestled amongst lush gardens and emerald pools you’ll immediately feel at home in our luxury rooms, suites and apartments. 

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Your Colonial Beach House Indulgence includes:

  • Gin infused welcome drink & cold towel upon arrival
  • Brigadier’s punch & canapes served in the Lounge at twilight
  • Experience the Honesty Bar at the Brigadier’s Lounge, a tradition originating from Brigadier Thomson’s Officers Mess
  • Refresh with a cold towel at 11am every morning around the pools
  • Local tropical sorbet served around the pools at 3pm
  • Relax in our adult only tranquility pool or heated mineral pool

Enjoy a variety of activities:

  • Aqua Aerobics in our heated mineral pool
  • Stretch and Breathe classes with our qualified yoga instructor
  • Enjoy “Reef House Mixology” our interactive cocktail classes
  • Unlimited use of our vintage style cruiser bikes & fishing rods
  • Exchange your book at our guest library, play board games, try our adults sketch kits, or borrow a DVD

In pursuit of creating unforgettable experiences for our guests

Tropical Regards,
Wayne Harris - General Manager

Perfectly Located Accommodation in The Heart of Palm Cove

The Reef House is a North Queensland treasure providing the opportunity to relax and revive for over 47 years. Located only 25 mins by car from Cairns, our boutique property offers relaxed beach house ambiance and tranquility for the perfect tropical escape in the absolute heart of Palm Cove.

The Reef House & Spa encompasses intimate, friendly ‘our house’ service and attention to detail providing an indulgent holiday experience. Our aim is to provide guests with an exceptional stay that exceeds your expectations.

We maintain a relaxed, boutique feel and offer a range of holiday packages for couples, providing our guests with the very best in Luxury Palm Cove accommodation.

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