The Reef House

Swimming Pool
Bike Hire
Bridadier King Studio
Palm Cove Village
Brigadier Lounge
Reef House
Brigadier Bar
Verandah King Room
Verandah King Spa Suite
Brigadier King Spa Studio
Brigadier King Spa Studio
2 Bedroom Spa Apartment
Spa Entrance
Spa - Vichy Shower
Couples Spa Treatment room
Outdoor Spa

Located just metres from the Coral Sea, The Reef House offers luxury boutique accommodation surrounded by Palm Cove's local activities and attractions. Offering the best of both worlds, the resort is renowned for its style and sophistication in a winning pair with a friendly and laid-back atmosphere.

Accommodation at The Reef House in Palm Cove offers a choice of stylish, modern rooms with an excellent array of amenities including air conditioning, ceiling fans, television, Free WiFi, private garden patios or balconies and some with kitchen facilities and spa baths.

The Reef House also enjoys an impressive range of onsite facilities including 2 swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzi pools, a waterfall, beach lounge, onsite bars and restaurants, room service, internet access, laundry facilities, a health spa, library, games room and more. The resort is also conveniently located in the gateway to the Daintree, Great Barrier Reef and Tropical North Queensland.


Accommodation at The Reef House in Palm Cove offers a choice of 69 spacious guest rooms with garden, pool and ocean views.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Balcony or Veranda
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • In room safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Daily Serving

Brigadier King Studio: Elegantly designed to capture the charm of the original Brigadier's house, these studio-style rooms feature a balcony or terrace with a swinging double lounge. A kitchenette is located inside, and the bathroom has a shower only. These rooms overlook pristine pools and tropical gardens. Size is 34m². Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Verandah King Room: Opening onto a wide verandah, these rooms capture the stylish elegance of tropical living. They are also studio-style, although more spacious than the Brigadier rooms, and are designed for indoor/outdoor living. They feature a large covered verandah with a variety of wooden furniture and a kitchenette. These rooms overlook pristine pools and tropical gardens. Ocean views are subject to availability. Size is 53.5m². Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Verandah King Spa Suite: Perfect for honeymooners or a romantic escape, these spacious rooms are similar to the Verandah Rooms, with the luxurious addition of a private double spa bath on the Verandah. These rooms overlook pristine pools and tropical gardens. Size is 66m². Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

1 Bedroom Spa Apartment: Features views of the tropical gardens and the swimming pool. The apartments feature a private spa bath. Size is 50.5m² Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Ocean View King Suite: Offers Coral Sea views from the furnished verandah and an oversized lounge area. Size is 50.5m². Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

2 Bedroom Spa Apartment: Features a living, dining & kitchen with full sized fridge. Size is 41m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Brigadier King Spa Studio: Popular for honeymooners, these room types have a lovely ocean front aspect and direct access to the beach. Inside you will find a spa bath and your patio or balcony has a unique romantic hanging double 'love' swing and is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon drink and let the world drift by. Size is 44m². Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.


Reef House Restaurant: Serving seafood and chef's specialties made from fresh local produce al fresco on the deck or in an intimate waterfront setting.

Brigadiers Bar: Offering an 'old school' experience in the tradition of an Officer's Mess, help yourself to a drink from the bar and sign the chit to be charged to your account. Relax with a drink and watch the twilight candle lighting to signify socialising and a complimentary glass of punch.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Day Spa
  • Tour Desk
  • Luxury Concierge Services
  • On-site Duty Manager
  • Beach Lounges
  • Guest Laundry
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Lift to some rooms
  • Porter Service
  • Room Service
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Outdoor Heated Spa
  • Health Spa
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Complimentary Car Park
  • Complimentary use of DVD player


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Aqua Aerobics in the heated mineral pool
  • Stretch and Breathe classes with qualified yoga instructor
  • "Reef House Mixology" interactive cocktail classes
  • Unlimited use of our vintage style cruiser bikes & fishing rods
  • Guest book library
  • Board games
  • Adults sketch kits
  • CD & DVD library

Day Spa

Reef House Spa: The iconic and award winning Reef House Spa offers a beautifully appointed seaside escape, where each element and experience is an intimate journey offering an enchanting Spa Wellness sojourn. We use Waterlily an Australian Spa Collection formulated exclusively for Exquisite Day Spas using the purest Aromaceuticals and Phytonutrients to create a performance driven sensory journey.

Additional Information

Children: 0-2 years of age are free of charge in existing bedding
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 11.00 am
Reception: 24 Hours
Address: 99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Qld 4879

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Ratings are averaged based on 12 reviews.

Pleasant and enjoyable stay overall.

Received value for money.The room we stayed in required a number of steps to be climbed.The room was clean but lacking in amenities.Would have liked a small table in the room or outside and posssibly a microwave.The staff were very friendly and accommodating.The breakfasts were delicious and just filling.But the evening dinner choice was expensive and limited in choice.The sorbets and cocktail hour were a nice and welcome touch.The place is full of history and the library and games room was lovely,homely and full of charm.


Only 5 Star option on each item. Would give all 10 star!

And all to the Staff, from cleaners, desk, dining, bar. They made us feel like part of a family and not just a "customer". Their attention to detail was impeccable.
The Resort itself was perfect, from the Pools, the free bicycles. fishing rods, library, chess, draughts to the details posted on the history of the Resort.
Bob Dylan stayed. I forgot to ask which Room, will certainly do next time!
For what we paid to what we got, we owe the Resort in value!

Are we going back?

That is a YES.

Again thanks to ALL the Staff


Was an amazing stay

Was a lovely place to stay close to everything.


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