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Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvet, pillow top beds
Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvet, pillow top beds
Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvet, pillow top beds

Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
88 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Laundry
  • Room service


Explore the area

Popular LocationNuminbah Nature Reserve3 min drive
Popular LocationCouchy Creek Nature Reserve6 min drive
Popular LocationBest Of All Lookout44 min drive
AirportGold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta)55 min drive

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About this area


In a rural location, Ruah Rain Forest Retreat is in a walkable area with great shopping. Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Numinbah Nature Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Crystal Creek Miniatures and ISKCON New Govardhana.

Visit our Numinbah travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Numinbah Nature Reserve - 3 min drive
  • Couchy Creek Nature Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Canyon Lookout - 41 min drive
  • Best Of All Lookout - 44 min drive
  • Bilbrough Falls - 117 min drive

Getting around

  • Varsity Lakes Station - 49 min drive
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 55 min drive

About this property

Ruah Rain Forest Retreat

Tuscan-style bed & breakfast with conference centre and 24-hour front desk
Along with a conference centre, this bed & breakfast has coffee/tea in a common area and conference space. Self parking is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a library are on-site. All 7 individually decorated rooms feature pillowtop beds and private yards. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include kitchens with ovens and hobs.
Ruah Rain Forest Retreat offers 7 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. A pillow menu is available. Accommodation at this 4-star bed & breakfast has kitchens with hobs, kitchenware and utensils, dishwashers and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Digital televisions are provided. Additionally, rooms include rice cookers and portable fans. Fridges, in-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9 AM: AUD 28.50-28.50 per person
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Playground
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Washer/dryer


  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (161 square feet of space)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Portable fan


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • 22-inch TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Rice cooker
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Washer and dryer



Check-in between 1 PM and 7 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per day

Payment types at the property


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: AUD 25 per accommodation, per stay.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 28.50 and AUD 28.50 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ruah Rain Forest Retreat?
Check-in is from 1 PM to 7 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of AUD 10.00 (subject to availability).
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for AUD 25.00 (subject to availability).
Does Ruah Rain Forest Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A per vehicle, one way fee applies.
Where is this bed & breakfast located?
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Numinbah Nature Reserve, Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Couchy Creek Nature Reserve. Limpinwood Nature Reserve and Crystal Creek Miniatures are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Ruah Rain Forest Retreat

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Such a beautiful area and lovely views a great place to get away from the busy life . Great atmosphere for anyone looking for some quiet

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The view was absolutely amazing however the room needed a good clean. A suggestion would be to not let the cats into the rooms

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Absolutely gorgeous retreat/property - the atmosphere is simply beautiful and relaxing, such a nice place to escape to - the views were absolutely spectacular - super comfy bed, we slept so well! Nice balcony to sit & look at the gorgeous view, and privacy screens so you feel you are alone in your own area - great common area that had everything you could possibly need with kitchen, big lounge, fireplace, and more beautiful verandah space - just a lovely place to stay and get away from it all - great place for couples to stay! Tracey our host was amazing, couldn't have been more friendly and helpful - we'll definitely be back that's for sure :-)

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The views are spectacular here, especially from the spa in the room!!

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019