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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 The Reef House is an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the tropical village of Palm Cove.  Relax in the adult’s only pool, revive with yoga, aqua aerobics and cocktail making classes or rejuvenate in the multi-awarded Reef House Day Spa. Finish your day with complimentary drinks and canapés served in the Brigadier’s lounge before dining under the stars in the awarded Reef House restaurant.

Unique Experience in The Heart of Palm Cove

The Reef House Hotel and Spa 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.

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

Unique Experience in The Heart of Palm Cove

The Reef House Hotel and Spa 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 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, providing our guests with the very best in luxury Palm Cove accommodation.

Elegant Palm Cove Accommodation

The 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 luxury rooms, suites and apartments. 

Features:

  • Elegant decor, stylish design and impeccable attention to detail.
  • A peaceful and relaxing retreat with private balconies or terraces with outdoor seating or love swing.
  • Heavenly King beds, lounge and reading area.
  • Robes & slippers & APPELLS Apothecary amenities.
  • Apartments for long stay Palm Cove holidays.

Elegant Palm Cove Accommodation

The 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 luxury rooms, suites and apartments. 

Features:

  • Elegant decor, stylish design and impeccable attention to detail.
  • A peaceful and relaxing retreat with private balconies or terraces with outdoor seating or love swing.
  • Heavenly King beds, lounge and reading area.
  • Robes & slippers & APPELLS Apothecary amenities.
  • Apartments for long stay Palm Cove holidays.

Reef House Signature Inclusions:

  • 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

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
  • Relax in our adult only tranquility pool or heated mineral pool
  • 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

“Love the location of Palm Cove and the style of the Reef House; extremely relaxing; the service excellent; our room – spacious, comfortable, beautifully set out and quiet – felt we were in our own special world. ”
Veronica – Booking.com