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The Reef House & Spa - Palm Cove


2021 Trip Advisor 'Best of the Best' Travellers' Choice

The Reef House has won the ‘Best of the Best’ Travellers’ Choice Award for 2021. This is an award that Tripadvisor awards to those ranked within the top 1% of properties that consistently earn great reviews from travellers.

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The Weekend Australian Magazine

February 2020 Double Page feature in the Weekend Australian Magazine.

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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Magazine

November 2020 ‘Reef Relief’ spread features the Reef House with special mention of the award winning spa and Phytomer products.

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The Reef House Wins Restaurant of the Year 2019

The Reef House has blown through the C’est Bon – Shangri La rivalry to claim the title of 2019 Cairns Restaurant of the Year. The win snatched the title away from the city and brought it home to the Coral Sea lapped shores of Palm Cove.


2019 Winner World Luxury Spa Awards

Voted #1, The Reef House won in two categories:

  • Luxury Historical Hotel Spa
  • Luxury Romantic Destination Spa


Vogue Living Australia October 2019

This guest house in Far North Queensland will make you feel like you’ve slipped away to the Hamptons – By Danielle Gay.

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Website Blogs & Articles

Telegraph UK – Review of the Reef House Palm Cove
Just Luxe – Hotel Feature ‘Laid Back Beach Luxury at The Reef House’

Hotel Awards Archive

2018 – Voted – Historic Hotel of the Year – Queensland, Australia 
2012 – Voted #10 Best Hotel in Australia – Travel & Leisure Magazine
2012 – Voted # 5 Best Service Resorts & Lodges Australia – Travel & Leisure Magazine
2012 – Hotel of the Week ‘The Australian’ Travel & Indulgence

Restaurant Awards Archive

2011 – Australian Good Food and Travel Guides Chef’s Hats Awards
2008 – Best Restaurant in Tropical North Queensland – Tourism Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards

Spa Awards Archive

2012 – World Travel Awards – Australia’s Leading Spa Resort 2012 | Nominee
2011 – Voted #4 Conde Nast Traveller | Best Hotel Spas in Australasia Readers Spa Awards 
2009 – Voted #6 best hotel in Australia – Travel & Leisure Magazine
2008 – Voted #10 best hotel in Australia – Travel & Leisure Magazine
2008 – Voted #1 Conde Nast Traveller | Day Spa Australasia, South Pacific; Best 100 Spas of the World – Harpers & Queen – London; Voted Australia’s “Style Spa” – British Vogue; Best Resort Spa Australia – Holidays for Couples