Daintree Rainforest Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Family 6 | Terrace/patio
Queen Suite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout drapes, WiFi
Family 5 | Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout drapes, WiFi

Overview of Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Daintree Rainforest Retreat

3.5 star property
3.5-star Cow Bay motel with outdoor pool

8.4/10 Very good

138 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Meeting Facilities
1473 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, QLD, 4873
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Conference space
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 105 min drive

About this property

Daintree Rainforest Retreat

3.5-star motel in a national park
Take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and a library at Daintree Rainforest Retreat. Active travelers can enjoy ziplining at this motel. In addition to conference space, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Tour/ticket assistance, 2 meeting rooms, and barbecue grills
  • Helicopter/airplane tours and books
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Daintree Rainforest Retreat offer amenities such as high-speed Internet.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and soap
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free covered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's games
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Ziplining
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (269 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In-room accessibility

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Fees & policies


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Daintree Rainforest Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Daintree Rainforest Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Daintree Rainforest Retreat on 3 Oct 2022 start from CA $111, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Daintree Rainforest Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as ziplining. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Daintree Rainforest Retreat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (6-min walk), Daintree Ice Cream Company (2.4 mi), and On The Turps Restaurant (5.5 mi).
What's the area around Daintree Rainforest Retreat like?
Daintree Rainforest Retreat is a short 1-minute walk from Daintree National Park and 12 minutes' walk from Daintree Discovery Centre. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Sandra, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

As it has only recently re-opened Cameron has done an exceptional job managing the property to where it is at. We can only hope that the owners support the property financially. The room was very clean and comfortable, in amongst palm trees and the Daintree Rainforest. The hotel opposite has closed which was disappointing however we had an excellent meal further down the road. Would recommend for a great stay, thanks Cameron!
Sue, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Gerry, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Heaps of potential
This place has heaps of potential but needs some tlc Very friendly staff
Brenden, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Emilie, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Property is not well maintained.. Sheets in the room was dirty and dusty.. Shared BBQ and cooking area is dirty and not working so don’t even bother to cook there. Not wifi signal from room and if even connected to wifi at reception, there was no internet access.
ZH, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The facility advertised WiFi but you couldn't connect to it. The rooms TV's had been removed. No air-conditioning. Water pressure was horrible and undrinkable. Frequent power losses so lights and fans would stop until power was restored.
Ben, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Phoebe, 1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

A piece of rainforest magic
A great little motel in the Daintree Rainforest. Our host did everything to make our stay enjoyable. Currently undergoing some renovations which will look great once completed
Cherie, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Overpriced for condition
The motel is old and in need of a revamp. Carpet in the bedroom is original 70s and dirty and the room needed a good dust and clean. Not all rooms had a kitchen sink to clean dishes. Under cover parking. The single staff was pleasant but overwhelmed. Also no telstra service at motel. There is 3g in the area though patchy. Wifi at the motel was poor.
steven, 4-night family trip
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