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Port Douglas Retreat

31 - 33 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Port Douglas Retreat for 2 weeks and didn't really want to leave! You can't get a better location in Port Douglas as everything is an easy stroll away so it is ideal. The outdoor area (Pool + Garden + BBQ's) is lovely and relaxing. The rooms are basic but they have everything you need and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Port Douglas. Our room was like a mini apartment. We had an en suite, a small area outdoors with a table and 2 chairs, a two seater couch, desk and TV, a small kitchen with electric stove, microwave oven, sink and fridge. The room was equipped with a Queen size bed, air con and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location as we drove from Cairns, parked the car and didn't use it for 2 days just walked everywhere so very convenient and relaxing. Central to beach, marina, shops and restaurants. Best pool I have seen or swam in for a long time as beautifully landscaped and nice temp. Owners are helpful and friendly. Free Wi fi in room... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment is for singles and couples - obviously no noisy kids which is great compared to other resorts. It is basic and self contained, kitchen is basic but adequate for those that want to self cater. One room with balcony and bathroom. It's not luxury but is very comfortable. The pool is small but adequate, don't expect to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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 July 19, 2015

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 July 13, 2015

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 July 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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 July 2, 2015

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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