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Our House

The Reef House Boutique Hotel and Spa is a North Queensland treasure providing the opportunity to relax and revive for over 47 years.

At The Reef House, our goal is to deliver an exceptional experience to every individual through friendly ‘our house’ service and attention to detailOur luxury accommodation options are at the heart of this philosophy, covering a broad range of rooms, suites and apartments suiting couples, singles or small groups of every size and interest. 

Whether you’re here to relax with your partner on a beautiful honeymoon or are looking to getaway to a tropical destination with friends, we’ve got a 5 star accommodation option to suit you.

The Reef House is a couples retreat, designed as an adults only escape for rest and relaxation for guests aged 16 years and over.

Our History

Rich in history, The Reef House was one of the first Palm Cove properties built in 1958. ‘Reef House’ was operated by Brigadier Thomson as a private residence where visitors were treated as personal guests.

Many of the traditions carry on to this day including the Brigadier’s Honesty Bar and twilight canapes & punch hosted by our General Manager.

Palm Cove

Palm Cove Village, where the rainforest meets the sea, is one of Australia’s most beautiful settings with its long white sand beach, ancient Melaleuca trees, swaying palms and tropical skies.  

The Reef House is perfectly situated in the heart of Palm Cove on the beachfront in close proximity to an array of restaurants and cafes, boutique shops, water sports and more. 

Located just 25 minutes North of Cairns Airport, Palm Cove is the perfect base for exploring Tropical North Queensland.

Facilities & Services

  • Relax in our 2 swimming pools – adults only tranquility pool and heated mineral pool.
  • Award winning Reef House Restaurant & Day Spa.
  • Personal concierge service for booking experiences, airport transfers and more.
  • Borrow a book, board game or sketch kit from our guest library.
  • Unlimited use of vintage cruiser bikes and fishing rods.
  • Complimentary on-site parking & WiFi.
  • Check-in 2:00pm, check-out 11:00am.

Signature Guest Inclusions

In pursuit of creating unforgettable experiences for our guests we are pleased to offer the following complimentary luxury inclusions during your stay at The Reef House: 

  • Gin infused welcome drink and cold towel upon arrival
  • Local tropical sorbet served poolside at 3pm daily
  • Daily punch & canapés served daily at twilight 
  • ‘Reef House Mixology’ interactive cocktail classes
  • Daily classes including Stretch & Breath, Aqua Aerobics and Yoga. 

Tropical North Queensland Experiences

The Reef House is situated in between two World Heritage Listed sites, making it the perfect base for exploring this beautiful region.

Discover the incredible Great Barrier Reef on a snorkelling or dive tour, take a trip to the ancient Daintree Rainforest or head to the Atherton Tablelands for a stunning Hot Air Balloon experience.

We’ve put together a selection of our recommended tours. Our staff are here to assist you in booking a tailored experience.