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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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Warrnambool
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We have had the most wonderful time at Port Douglas Retreat. The operators David & Joyce were always prepared to offer both assistance and advice that was always useful and honest. The pool as others have said in the past is both a meeting place and an enjoyable place to relax. We had many great times around the pool and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

The hotel is beautiful. It has a lovely pool which is generally pretty quiet and it is open into the evenings so you can have a swim when you get back from a long day sightseeing. The rooms are very nice and well equipped. It is a lovely quiet hotel but still close to town for the sights. Also Joyce... More 

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

My wife and I just got back from our holidays staying 8 nights in Port Douglas retreat. It is hard to compare with other hotels in Port Douglas, as we didn't see any there, but this place gave us everything we wanted. David greeted us on arrival. Gave us valuable information about things to do in Port Douglas and surrounding... More 

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Tasmania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Port Douglas Retreat is a picturesque, peaceful complex nice and close to the heart of Port Douglas - and yet not so close to be noisy or have much traffic. It was a great place to relax after a busy day sightseeing, the room was fine for what we needed, and David & Joyce couldn't do enough for us. The... More 

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Skipton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

From the moment I arrived, as David came to the airport transfer bus to help with my luggage, I felt welcome. He and Joyce were very helpful and friendly. The location is excellent; close to the beach, shops and restaurants and not far from the harbour. The room was spacious and well equiped with a balcony overlooking trees. The pool... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We have just returned from an 8 day stay, and found Port Douglas Retreat to be just that - a wonderful, peaceful spot, fantastic location just 5 minutes from the beach and shops, with a stunning garden and wonderful birdlife. Contrary to the previous comments, the lovely trees around the beautiful pool offer welcome respite from the Queensland sun, and... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

From the outside the premises look lovely and are built in a colonial style, but it's a shame guests can't take advantage of the balmy climate on the beautiful pool and decking area. Mostly there is very little direct sunshine on the sun terrace as it is surrounded by trees. I was not the only one who found this disappointing... More 

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PDRetreat, Manager at Port Douglas Retreat, responded to this review

We thank our guests for their review and we remember these guests very well. In regards to our trees, pool decking and shade, all our trees are registered with the local government. These are beautiful, very old, native paper bark trees and we are not allowed to remove nor would we ever want to remove these grand old trees. Even... More 

Batemans Bay NSW
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

David and Joyce, lovely couple, most helpful managers, made our stay enjoyable. Lovely location, near the shops and the beach, but far enough away from the noisy pubs to ensure a quiet night's sleep. Boo to all whingers who complained about having to sweep the floor. It's self-serviced apartments, so fair enough. We stayed 8 nights which means you get... More 

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HerveyBay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We have been overseas and just returned to Australia and chose to have a month's holiday to enable us to settle down again. We are so glad we chose to return to this Retreat. We just sat around the gorgeous pool for a few days and soaked in the sun with others of a like mind. The BBQs are here... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

My husband and I stayed for four nights in a pool view room on a “sunset sail” deal. Our initial impressions on arrival were good, but there were a few things that let us down during the stay, and would make us try somewhere different next time. The location was perfect, just a short walk to both the town centre... More 

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PDRetreat, Manager at Port Douglas Retreat, responded to this review

We thank our guests for their review and comments. We are glad they enjoyed their stay and found us to be perfectly located and offered good value for their stay. We are sorry that the weather was cold and they could not enjoy our BBQ area and pool - heated to 28c, as much as they desired.This winter seems to... More 

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