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4.2 out of 5

"Comfortable with friendly staff. Great hotel direcfly across the street " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

At Daintree Rainforest Retreat, you'll be 1 km (0.6 mi) from Daintree Discovery Centre and 7.5 km (4.6 mi) from Daintree Rainforest. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 14 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. Fridges and room service make in-room dining convenient.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a garden. Plus you'll find barbecues, a picnic area, and tour/ticket assistance.

Attractions in proximity to this 3.5-star Cow Bay motel include Macrossan Street and Four Mile Beach.

Queen Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$145 per night

Family 5

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Queen Suite with Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family 6

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family 4

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Daintree Rainforest Retreat ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Everyone (31) Couples (14) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Beautiful setting, lovely room, amazing pool, I will stay here again when I come to the Daintree

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
Comfortable with friendly staff. Great hotel direcfly across the street

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely little hotel nestled in the rainforest

Great little joint staffed by passionate people, well located and a great rainforest experience

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5
Clean & comfy. Staff were excellent. Easy walk to pub for dinner.

Posted by , from Cairns on 28 Sep. 2017

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2 out of 5


Great to access DainT RF. Solar power and hot water, thus NO hot water, and power cut out when in high demand.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jul. 2017 by Travis

Solar hot water banks can be electrically boosted, sorry if yours wasn't boosted enough. Power does not really cut out when in high demand, maybe for a second, generator will start to provide additional power. Saying that, we are a self-powered location with solar, battery and generator power, as such we cannot provide power to all the appliances you may be used to in a town or city.

5 out of 5

Very pleasant, restful accommodation

Quiet, peacful, and very green. Mostly solar powered accommodation. Perfect for a break. little internet, and less phone coverage - great beaches a short drive away

Posted by , from new Zealand on 31 May 2017

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3 out of 5
Come prepared to Fitzroy Island. Firstly, nowhere was it advertised it has coral beaches (not sand), bring sturdy shoes. There is only three places to eat; the general store was empty on both days couldn't buy a sandwich anywhere, the off site bar food was very ordinary or there was a fancy resteraunt. Bring as much food and drink as you can. We couldn't order a cocktail in the pool bar of the hotel as they were out of everything! Wine or beer only. There is also no food service to the hotel. You have to leave the hotel and walk to the store or bar (or dress for dinner at the resteraunt). The hotel itself was lovely, staff were lovely. Just bring sandals, snacks, water, etc don't come to the island expecting to pick up anything you forgot especially if you have kids. The hotel had suite facilities can cook your own dinner ..

Posted by , from Melbourne on 23 Jan. 2017

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2 out of 5
Friendly helpful staff. The room itself was ok, extremely uncomfortable beds we ended up leaving early.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great little place, nestled in the rainforest.

Pros: Friendly and knowledgable staff.
Cons: Seating for family room.
Location: Great location, only 10km from ferry crossing and close to everything.
Great little place, nestled in the rainforest. It is basic, but very pleasant. Rooms were clean and lots of little touches, that show the owners care about your stay. Staff were all welcoming, friendly and passionate and knowledgable about the region. Lovely pool and lovely surrounds. Only thing I could fault was that there was only a sofa bed as seating, that wasn't particularly comfortable, as we were a family of four. Would recommend!

Posted by , from NT on 13 Oct. 2016

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About the Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Location 336 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, QLD 4873

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a library, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Daintree Rainforest Retreat. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Cow Bay motel.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (115.3 km / 71.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Daintree Rainforest Retreat offers 14 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Satellite televisions are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Daintree Rainforest Retreat has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Daintree Rainforest Retreat Motel
  • Rainforest Retreat Motel
  • Daintree Rainforest Retreat
  • Daintree Rainforest Retreat Hotel Cow Bay
  • Daintree Rainforest Retreat Daintree Region/Cow Bay