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4.3 out of 5

"Very hot bungalow; needs to be airconditioned. Almost no breeze because of close vegetation. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 20 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At Thornton Beach Bungalows, you'll be 0.9 km (0.6 mi) from Daintree Rainforest and 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Highlights at this beach hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 2 rooms feature free WiFi, furnished patios, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, ceiling fans, and free toiletries are also available.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Added amenities include a free manager's reception, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Thornton Beach hotel include Daintree Discovery Centre and Dubuji Boardwalk.

Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$110* Per night/room 3 Oct. - 4 Oct.

Thornton Beach Bungalows ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Thornton Beach Bungalows

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Aug. 2020

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3 out of 5
Very hot bungalow; needs to be airconditioned. Almost no breeze because of close vegetation.

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5
Stayed for just one night. Clean and comfortable. If you want to eat out, you need to drive. Loved the setting.

Posted by on 14 Jun. 2018

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3 out of 5

Tiny, rustic, away from everything,

Only stayed one night and would not recommend for any longer. Owner very friendly but this place is a little too rustic for me. If you want peace and quite with nothing to do but reflect on life, then this is a nice spot. Close to beach but you can’t swim because of crocodile sightings

Posted by , from wa on 17 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

A good value Daintree experience

Great way to experience the Daintree, without dropping a load of cash. Friendly owners, clean room with ensuite across from the beach (do not swim, especially at night!). Will be back.

Posted by , from melbourne on 4 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beach across the road

Pros: Views, location, comfort, quiet
Cons: If the café across the road turned off it's lights at night, that would be great. It was annoying rather than intrusive.
Location: Middle of the area over the ferry. Boardwalks, Food, bars north and south with easy access, and the café across the road opens at 7:30
Lovely spot with water views, private, comfortable, quiet. Hosts were excellent, made you welcome and solved any problems. Could be a little warm in the middle of summer would be the only drawback.

Posted by , from Innisfail on 26 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful quiet location

Pros: quiet beach location
Location: Easy access to the great barrier reef, horse riding on the beach, the Daintree rainforest...all easily accessible
Nice quiet location, across the road from the beach. No air conditioning but the ceiling fan did an awesome job. Friendly hosts that sent a detailed email before our arrival describing everything we needed to know, they also supplied a detailed map and list of places of interest which was helpful.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 6 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Looking for peace and quiet? That's your place.

The spot is just perfect. The nicest sleep we had during out trip. You can hear the forest and the ocean on the perfect level of loudness. Just amazing. The cabins are super tiny, but that's that you need for short stay. The beach just across the road, super empty, you can go there in your pajamas. I loved it.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 13 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

Comfortable and quiet bungalow near the beach

Pros: Clean, comfortable, bug- and mozzy-free bungalows with helpful and friendly hosts.
Cons: Not a lot, really, not without fundamentally changing the kind of accomodation it is. It was a great stopover and we wish we could have stayed longer.
Location: Close to the Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruises. Everything else I think you'll be driving to.
First of all I need to thank the hosts, Karen and Drew, for going above and beyond with emails including detailed directions and suggested itineraries prior to our showing up, even though we could only stay for one night. They seem like good people who will help to make your own visit more relaxing and enjoyable. The bungalows are close enough to fall asleep listening to the ocean and are very clean and well-maintained, basic but by no means spartan, with good en-suite, tea and coffee provided and a bar/cafe (CJ's) literally just across the road. This was unfortunately closed due to a private function when we were there and anywhere else you pretty much have to drive to, so that may be worth keeping in mind if you plan to arrive late. Thornton beach itself seems a really wonderful spot and this was a great place to get away from it all.

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2016

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Thornton Beach Bungalows. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Thornton Beach hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2006
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) (126.6 km / 78.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Thornton Beach Bungalows offers 2 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Rooms open to furnished patios. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2018.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Thornton Beach Bungalows has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests traveling with pets must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant


Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee

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

Hotel Names

  • Thornton Beach Bungalows
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  • Thornton Beach Bungalows Thornton Beach
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