Ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Illawarra

Highly Recommended

Posted 28-Jun-2015
Pros: Everything especially the location and staff
Cons: Possible have the restaurant stay open longer for dinner.
Location: The location was great and the hotel grounds were very well looked after. We went to Port Douglas for the day which was only a short drive.
Great Hotel in a beautiful location so peaceful and tranquil. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here and we were extremely happy with our choice. The staff were very pleasant and the service was great. They accommodated all our needs very well and it was just beautiful coming into our room at night, with a special surprise on our bed with the bed pulled back for sleeping. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from PA

Unbelievable

Posted 24-May-2015
There is nothing they did not think of. Beyond beautiful and your every need is catered to a must stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from pastoral New Jersey

Just Do It !

Posted 18-May-2015
Recently returned from a trip to Australia that included a short stay here. This is a first class lodge in a gorgeous location. Staff is terrific. Every room is actually an individual, luxurious cabin (think your most favorite hotel room) with river or rainforest tree views complete with balcony and hammock. Nature walk (Included with room) nature walk is 100 times better than the usual as is the morning yoga. Hotel restaurant is open-air overlooking the river (think romantic). While not inexpensive, for what us provided this is a genuine bargain. Tip: If you can, stop in Port Douglas or Mossman and pick yourself up a few bottles of Australian wine to pack into you room's fridge for evenings on the balcony.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Wonderful Hotel

Posted 28-Mar-2015
Pros: The peacefulness and sounds of the rainforest.
Cons: Nothing
We weren't sure about staying in the Rainforest and were going to visit from Port Douglas. However, Silky Oaks was a highlight of our holiday. It is so relaxing and serene. Our room (no. 14) overlooked the river and we had the most wonderful swim there as sun was shining when we arrived, followed by a swim in the wonderful pool. The meal in the evening and breakfast were wonderful and loved listening to the noise of the rain. The bedroom was excellent, calming music playing, no TV, fantastic view and a bath overlooking the rainforest! Would definitely recommend staying. A guide was just about to start a walk and showed us a snake he had in his bag! Staff very friendly.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Incredible rain forest experience

Posted 12-Feb-2015
We had a truly wonderful experience and the hotel surpassed our expectations. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Cairns area.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Kristina from Denver

Try for 1 night for rainforest experience

Posted 30-Dec-2014 on Hotels
Overall it's a great stop for 1 night. Nothing beyond the facility is luxury including the restaurant and service. The people that work here are nice but poorly trained. Check in was a pain and took over an hour to get our room (and we arrived after 2pm). Upon checkout they attempted to charge us again (our reservation was prepaid from hotels.com). Not much different between room locations. Some treehouses are located on steep inclines. Port Douglas is 20 minutes away and gas tons of restaurants, shopping & hotels. Mossman is about 10 minutes away and has a nice grocery store but not much else. Everything in Mossman was closed for Christmas and everything except the store was closed on Boxing Day.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Elizabeth from Geelong

Loved it

Posted 25-Dec-2014 on Hotels
Gorgeous location, exceptional service, very friendly and helpful staff, lovely Day Spa. Only let down is the lunch and dinner menu which lacks basic choices and variety, by trying to be too 'fancy' the food missed the mark. Would definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Washington, DC

Rainforest luxury - heaven!

Posted 23-Dec-2014
Pros: Location, privacy, high quality of property and amenities, total luxury feel
Cons: Front desk staff could be more helpful. I had to raise an issue to the manger while I was there. A guest should only have great experiences.
Location: GBR, Daintree, bird watching, heli flights over the reef, aboriginal walks and talks
We wanted a luxury rainforest experience, and we were thrilled. Our room was very private, and had everything one could want to define luxury - fine bed linens and towels; the total bath experience; the hammock on our porch; a sofa for reading; wine, fruit, and cheese; soft music playing when we arrived in the room, fragrant candle burning. . . . We stayed in one of the Deluxe Treehouses at the far end of the property, and it is a hike to get too and fro; not so far as much as up and down - good exercise! At breakfast (included in our room rate) we had lots of fresh fruits, excellent omelets, all we could ask for - even a server who rode Harleys with her spouse, so mine had a good time taking with her. We spotted a Ulysses butterfly, and lots of parrots. The walk through their property gave us a good introduction to plants we saw later; it and may other activities are free to guests (mountain bikes, yoga, kayaks, DVDs, etc.). The hotel is handy to PD, GBR, and Daintree, so easy drives to what we wanted to see. The flowers in the lobby and dining room were so spectacular that we couldn't believe they were real. We only dipped our toes into the pool, but it is a beautiful setting. Our only regret is that we didn't book in for a week or more!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from CT, USA

Luxury in the Australian rainforest

Posted 11-Dec-2014
Pros: Atmoshere, location, design, room with verandah, pool. Not the best for young children.
Cons: Nothing
Location: 3 or 4 kms off main route. Near Port Douglas, Daintree Rain Forest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Great Barrier Reef, Tablelands.
The Silky Oaks Lodge is a must for the selective traveler without young kids in tow exploring Australia's north Queensland region. No property in nearby Port Douglas matchs it's authentic and elegant atmosphere. A great staging place from which to explore the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, the Mossman Gorge, and although located in the rainforest and not the beach, even the Great Barrier Reef. The design and artistry of the Main Lodge, and pool, as well as, the location of the individual units with their verandas and hammocks, the tennis courts, gym, and spa underscore the thoughtful placement of all to blend into its hillside overlooking the Mossman River. An Eden's reprieve from the blaring Australian sun.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Perfect getaway

Posted 20-Nov-2014
Beautiful spot, we were only able to stay one night but it was such a nice relaxing place to be. The restaurant was amazing, and the surrounding Daintree and walks were great. Hotel was in pristine condition!