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“Great place to stay - biker friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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Martinique on Macrossan
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   66 Macrossan Street | P.O. Box 633, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place to stay - biker friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Words cannot express enough the way you were made feel staying here. Fred and his lovely wife could not do enough to help....fantastic hosts. Room was great, location was fantastic, they are able to organise all of your trips and tours. Being on a motorbike - they are more than accommodating with the requirements needed. Will definately be staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I picked Matinique on Macrossan on the advice of TriipAdvisor and we were so glad we did so. Believe all the good things you read about this hotel. The room was fantastic and the staff were unbelievably friendly and helpful. The hotel is perfectly located near the beach and in town while the price was very reasonable. We will be coming back to Port Douglas and we will be staying here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 18. We didn't mind the stairs and the room was fantastic.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed April in a ground floor room near the pool. Very comfortable nicely decorated room with large kitchenette, dining table and lounge area. Peaceful private decking area to sit undisturbed or you can sit in a beautiful common area with a bbq., a drink fountain and an ice-machine!
Quiet location yet close to everything.

Room Tip: Room on ground floor at rear of complex are somewhat dark.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Everything was perfect - location was in easy walk to everything in Port Douglas, the staff went out of their way to help and to make the stay a genuine pleasure. The hotel can arrange any tours or activities you want to do while there, and recommend the best restaurants and places to see.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My wife and I stayed here during the off season near the end of February. The location was great! Right at the end of the strip with all the little shops and restaurants, and a short walk to the beach! Our room was very spacious, with a Kitchenette, a separate dining area and sitting area. The owners, who live on the premesis were very helpful, and had great recommendations on restaurants, bars and snorkling tours.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a great choice! Location and actual accommodation outstanding. Turn left and you're on the beach. Turn right and you are next to all the shops and restaurants in Port Douglas. And yet, serenely quiet and feels like a garden oasis. We stayed twice with a break in the middle, and both rooms were wonderful. Spacious and well kitted out with a tropical feel. The pool was welcome too after the heat of exclusions. If we come again we're staying here!

Room Tip: The top floor is great if you are fit and not a lot of luggage, but we liked the ground room floor j...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My partner & I stayed at Martinique over the Easter/Anzac Day week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Antonia and Fred, the owner/managers, are charming hosts. On arrival Fred took us up to our apartment on the top floor (which we had requested - note that there is no lift), helped with the luggage and showed us the facilities before leaving us to ourselves. They live onsite and are around during the day to help with bookings and general advice. After hours you can page them from the reception area. When we checked out we were a couple of minutes late, but there was no hassle or reminder message - in fact as we had an hour to wait for our transfer coach to Cairns Fred offered us the room key back so we could wait in comfort.

The apartment itself was delightful. Tastefully decorated, but not over the top - mainly white or cream with splashes of colour and texture. Overall it had a clean, airy and relaxed feeling. The bathroom had modern fixtures and looked fairly recently renovated, or else kept in immaculate condition. The kitchen was the same with all the required basic equipment: kettle, toaster, stove, microwave, fridge etc and all the required pots & pans, cutlery, crockery and glassware.

The bedroom had a king-sized bed (two large singles strapped together, but it was not noticable) and adequate storage space for two people for a week, although if you had a lot of things to hang you'd need more hangers. The linen was crisp and spotless, and the matresses comfortable, but on the firm side.

In the lounge there was a comfy red leather couch and coffee table plus a small dining table with seating for two, and there were also two cane chairs and table outside on a balcony. A small clothes rack was provided which can be used in a semi-enclosed section of the balcony for privacy. You could see into the adjacent balconies, but only if you wanted to peer over the partitions.

The lounge had a moderate sized LED TV with good reception and a dozen Foxtel channels as well as free-to-air, and there was a DVD player. There were ceiling fans in both the bedroom and the lounge, and an aircon unit in the lounge which was efficient and effective. The fans and aircon were all silent enough that you could easily sleep with them on.

There is no telephone in the apartment, which was frankly a blessing - just take your mobiles. There is opt-in wi-fi which is a flat fee of $10 for the duration of your stay. In our apartment the signal was medium-strong and reasonably fast. As far as noise, we never heard anything from the adjoining apartments, and barely ever any noise in the whole complex. Martinique caters for adults only. We did hear noise from neighboring resort apartments and private dwellings, but there's not much you can do about that and it was only ever during the day. The apartments are located at the quieter end of Macrossan Street and the location is the perfect compromise between privacy and convenience.

The grounds are beautiful and just as tasteful as the apartments. A lily pond with fish and a fountain at the entrance sets the tone on arrival, and past that you enter a private courtyard area with another large fountain, and then an outdoor lounge area for guests with a BBQ. Chilled water and ice are provided free of charge. Past that a small path leads to the back area - normally there is an art-deco style sculpture as a feature here, however she had sadly been damaged in the cyclone the previous week. Past that there is a delightful shady paved garden area with sun lounges, and a very nice pool with an interesting circular shape, and a colourful folly at the end.

I'd say that The Martinique is around 10 years old, maybe a bit less, and here and there are small things that need attention, but it would be very picky and unfair to draw attention to them when so much else is so good. It reminded me a lot of a conch house B&B I once stayed in at Key West - relaxed and welcoming, slightly arty and funky, and much more "human" than a big resort.

We look forward to staying there again on subsequent visits to Port Douglas.

Room Tip: Ask for the second floor room at the back overlooking the pool if you want a quiet, leafy outlook...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

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Additional Information about Martinique on Macrossan

Address: 66 Macrossan Street | P.O. Box 633, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#10 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Martinique on Macrossan 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Martinique - perfect for a romantic getaway in the heart of Port Douglas; yet quiet, relaxing and charismatic. Martinique on Macrossan boasts 19 one bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchenette, bathroom and private balcony. Offering accommodation from one night to ninety one nights, this French Caribbean style complex is perfect for those wanting to escape the masses, stroll the beach just metres away, enjoy a BBQ in the lovingly maintained courtyard, or simply want to relax by the delightful pool area. This resort is one of a kind in Port Douglas, quiet, centrally located, charming, accepts one night stays and is child free. If you want to enjoy the tranquility and relaxing nature of this village, you must stay at Martinique. ... more   less 
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