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Colonial Beach House

Colonial Beach House Ambience & Tranquility

Famous for our Luxury Escapes we are an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the Tropical village of Palm Cove.
Relax with Adults Only Pool, Complimentary Drinks and Canapes each evening, Guest Lounge with Honesty Bar, Aqua Aerobics, Cocktail Making Classes and the multi-awarded Reef House Day Spa.

“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

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

Brigadier King Studio

Brigadier King Studio

  • Tropical pool or garden views
  • Private patio and balcony
  • Romantic couples love swing
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Verandah King Room

Verandah King Room

  • Tropical pool or garden views
  • Colonial South Pacific decor
  • Private balcony
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Verandah King Spa Suite

Verandah King Spa Suite

  • Tropical pool or garden views
  • Stunning four poster beds
  • Private couples spa
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Brigadier King Spa Room

Brigadier King Spa Room

  • Oversized couples spa
  • Private patio and balcony
  • Romantic couples love swing
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Ocean View King Room

Ocean View King Room

  • Studio style living space
  • Balcony with Coral Sea views
  • Colonial South Pacific decor
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Reef Suite Ocean View Spa Apartment

Reef Suite Ocean View Spa Apartment

  • Two Bedroom, two Bathroom
  • Large Living Space
  • Oversized spa on balcony
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Villa and Apartments

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Specious design
  • Serviced daily
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Packages

  • Variety of Inclusions
  • Different Options
  • Dates available all year
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Your Colonial Beach House Escape Includes

  • Be welcomed upon arrival with a refreshing gin infused drink and cold towel.
  • Relax by our Adults Only Tranquillity Pool or within the calm of the Brigadier's Lounge.
  • Experience the Honesty Bar at the Brigadier's Lounge, a tradition originating from Brigadier Thomson’s Officers Mess. Help yourself to whatever you please and begin a “chit”, charging a wide range of beverages and snacks to your room account.
  • Enjoy a variety of complimentary in house classes, designed for your enjoyment and relaxation.
    • Aqua Aerobics in our heated mineral pool
    • Stretch and Breathe class
    • Cocktail Mixology class
  • Refresh with a cold towel at 11.00 am each morning served around the pools and Brigadier's Lounge.
  • At 3.00 pm each day we serve local tropical sorbet around the pools and Brigadier's Lounge.
  • Every night, from 5.00 pm until 6.00 pm, you are invited to attend Brigadier's Punch and Canapes served at the Brigadier's Bar, and hosted by our General Manager Wayne Harris or Brigadier Extraordinaire Norm Elmer.
  • Throughout your stay you will have unlimited use of our vintage style cruiser bikes to explore Palm Cove, use our fishing rods at the famous Palm Cove Jetty, exchange your book at our extensive guest library, play board games in your free time or use adults sketch kits in the afternoon.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the house, pools and restaurant.
  • Swim in our heated mineral pool and relax, enjoying the morning or afternoon sun.
  • Surrender to bliss in the Reef House Day Spa. Join Spa Director Isabelle Neil and her team and enjoy the benefits of intense relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • All rooms and apartments are serviced daily, should you wish to schedule the perfect time for your service please let us know.

Creating Unforgettable Experiences for Our Guests

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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 tranquillity 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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