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4.8 out of 5

"Good quiet getaway for a few days. Nature on the doorstep and nice view over the cow paddocks . " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 05 Dec 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Kairi awaits you at Barking Owl Retreat. You'll be 10.6 km (6.6 mi) from Tinaroo Dam and 13.7 km (8.5 mi) from Hallorans Hill Conservation Park. Highlights at this B&B include a restaurant, and in-room kitchens and washing machines.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with DVD players, and all 2 rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, sofa beds, and private yards. Kitchens come with refrigerators and microwaves, minibars provide refreshments, and room service is also available. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include jetted tubs and rainfall showerheads. Coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and in-room massages are also available.

This smoke-free bed & breakfast offers a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find a snack bar/deli, spa services, and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Kairi B&B include Crystal Caves and Curtain Fig National Park.

Luxury Cottage - 2 (Exclusive to Adults)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Cottage - 1 (Exclusive to Adults)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Barking Owl Retreat ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barking Owl Retreat

Everyone (4) Couples (7) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 May 2019

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23 May 2019 by Barking Owl Retreat

Hi Wendy and Gavin Thank you so much for your review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and can't wait to have to back! Tanya Barking Owl Retreat

4 out of 5
Good quiet getaway for a few days. Nature on the doorstep and nice view over the cow paddocks .

Posted by on 5 Dec. 2017

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25 Jan. 2018 by Tanya

Thank you for taking the time to review our Retreat !

5 out of 5

Away from the rat race

Pros: the peace and quite
Cons: nothing
Location: a nice place to unwind
It was a lovely place to stay away from the rat race

Posted by , from Brisbane on 2 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Getaway

Pros: Location, activities
Cons: Nil
Location: Relax, fish at the dam, explore everything the Tablelands has to offer
What a perfect place to get away from it all. From the moment you arrive it is one pleasant thing after another. Tanya (the host) is very welcoming and friendly and even ensures that the food she is supplying for breakfast or the BBQ dinner pack you can get is just what you want. The cottage we stayed in was wonderfully clean and tidy and had everything you need for your stay, including a great minibar with lovely Barking Owl wine! The view from the back verandah is second to none and ensures a peaceful feeling washes over you. We went fishing at the dam on the property with rods, tackle and bait supplied by the owners. That too was relaxing and a pleasant experience. There is a Weber on the back verandah for you to cook your own BBQ. We opted to have the food supplied by Tanya although you can bring your own. The meat and vegetables that Tanya sourced were unbelievably fresh and delicious. I thoroughly recommend this destination if you want to get away from it all and soak in the clean fresh country air of Barking Owl Retreat. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Posted by , from Cairns on 17 Apr. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Away from it all, beautiful views and everything you needed was provided. ie candles, fishing rods and tackle box. Massage on back deck was the best.
Cons: For my family, accommodation was too small over 6 days. Frog in spa jets was not pleasant when taking what was to be a relaxing bath.
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Very pleasant and welcoming hosts. Thank you..

Posted by , from Australia - NT - Regional NT on 1 Jan. 2015

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1 Jan. 2015 by

Hi Joanne Thank you for taking the time to review our Retreat and choosing to holiday on the Atherton Tablelands. We also hope you enjoyed Cardwell. Tanya

5 out of 5
Pros: Sleeping in. Having a BBQ on our deck and beers at the dam.
Cons: Packing to leave
Location: Away from it all, So quiet and peaceful
Facilities: Lovely best spa n bed; Value: Great deal, Good value for money; Service: Go the extra mile, Nothing too much trouble; Cleanliness: Spotless, Looked brand new; So many great things to do locally or just staying in, very central.

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Sunshine Coast on 26 Aug. 2014

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26 Aug. 2014 by

Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you both soon! Puppies will be due around 23rd Oct. Tanya

5 out of 5
Pros: Service

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Townsville on 2 Oct. 2013

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2 Oct. 2013 by

Thank you so much for reviewing our Retreat. We hope to see you again soon. Tanya

5 out of 5
Pros: Away from it all. Literally at the end of the road.
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Modern, Distinctive; Value: Affordable; Service: Remarkable, Very friendly ; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 7 Jul. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: A tranquil escape from the day to day hustle and bustle. You can do nothing but relax.
Location: Perfect, Away from it all, Serene
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Amazing; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate, Beautiful; A BBQ on the deck is highly recommended!

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Cairns on 18 Jun. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: Stunning and peaceful location, the perfect place to get away and relax. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
Location: Perfect, Wonderful, Away from it all, Relaxing and tranquil
Facilities: Home away from home, Outstanding, Perfect and luxurious; Value: Great deal, Amazing; Service: Flawless, Remarkable, Outstanding, Wonderful hosts; Cleanliness: Spotless, Immaculate, Beautiful;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Cairns on 5 Mar. 2013

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5 Mar. 2013 by

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. Hope to see you again! Tanya

About the Barking Owl Retreat

Location 409 Hough Rd, Kairi, QLD 4872

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the luxury Barking Owl Retreat. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Kairi bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site
  • Dining venue

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Tolga Station (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barking Owl Retreat offers 2 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4.5-star bed & breakfast have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs and rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include complimentary weekday newspapers and irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Barking Owl Retreat has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages
  • Swedish massage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts cash.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 5 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.