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Port Douglas Retreat

31 - 33 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great choice if you don't plan to travel with a car. The Port Douglas Retreat is centrally located just a short walk from all the shops, restaurants, the marina and the beach etc. The pool looked quite inviting, although the weather was cool during my visit, so I didn't end up using it. The laundry facilities came... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a week and used Port Douglas as a base to explore the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and surrounds. This hotel/resort was in the perfect location; an easy walk to the town centre, with plenty of dining options, the marina and Four Mile Beach. The room was very large and comfortable and the shower had great water pressure!... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

David and Joyce are so helpful and nothing was a problem. Parking is limited but we only had to park on the street for a night and david went to the trouble of leaving the garage remote in our room the next day when a space became available. One streets walk to the main road one block to the marina... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean room, basic facilities, decor simple. Lovely pool and BBQ area which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had a room on the top level (tree view room), I think the rooms facing the pool would have been much nicer. The tree view rooms don't have much of an outlook and it has a old style motel feel about the place. Our... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joyce and David were both extremely knowledgeable and helpful to us and nothing appeared to be too much trouble for them. They were very friendly and excellent hosts. Our room (#22) was spotlessly clean, overlooked the pool from the first floor and was very private. PDR is in an ideal location, just a short walk to Macrossan St and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Retreat. Close to everything. ...the beach the wharf and of course Macrossan St. Great managers. Spotless with everything you need for self catering. Resort itself was very quiet. ....a bit of noise from neighboring resort and foot traffic along Mudlo St. 3rd place we have stayed in Port Douglas. ... This is by far our favorite and... More 

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Kurrajong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Room was clean and tidy. It is self contained accomodation so dont expect everything to be supplied. There is a supermarket close by to buy anything needed. Room is equiped with a kitchenette so you can do your own cooking. Port Douglas Retreat is 2 blocks away from main street which means it is quieter but an easy walk to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We loved the whole experience: David and Joyce were tremendous hosts, always friendly and extremely helpful with local advice and information. Our room was bright and light, with a beautiful screen of palms outside our little balcony. Kitchen was a little on the basic side, but had everything we needed. Bed excellent, bathroom perfect. Will definitely return here. We loved... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Reception staff very courteous and informative. The room very neat and tidy with a very comfortable King bed. Kitchenette and appliances very good. We had breakfast everyday on the patio in a great tropical setting. It was not serviced daily and that was fine except we could have done with two more towels without the extra charge for them.....small bottles... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I've stayed at many hostels around the world and I must say that this one was one of the worst when it comes to customer service. Staff were very rude! They rolled their eyes when we asked them questions about the hostel facilities etc. and we didn't feel welcome at all. It felt like we were just a number and... More 

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