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“Home of the ma-ma bird” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments

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Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Garrick & Beryl Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Home of the ma-ma bird”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have returned after an idyllic week in tropical North Queensland, and found the Mandalay a very comfortable place to stay.
Near enough to the main shopping restaurants and cafes, it is only separated from 4 mile beach by a little-used road and a narrow strip of vegetation.
We were given exactly what we requested, an upper-floor room facing West.
The welcome bowl of fruit was substantial enough to provide us with breakfasts for five days.
Staff were obliging though the hire bicycles have seen better days.
That echoes a little through the complex with some repairs of a minor nature needing attention.
Just looking a bit tired.
The trees screening your balcony from the rest of the world were home a variety of birds, including a species whose plaintive cry is the title of this review

Room Tip: Rooms on the West are quiet and have afternoon sun, those facing East reverse the comments.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We recently stayed at the mandalay apartments with 2 small children and were extremely impressed. We had a poolside ground floor apartment which was perfect for our needs. The apartment exceeded our expectations. It was huge, modern and clean and we could not have been happier with the location - minutes walk to the beach and close enough to the action in town but quiet and peaceful too.
We are already planning to return next year!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

the apartments were first class in respect of facilities cleanliness & location, reception was very pleaseant & helpful, port douglas is a beautiful place we hired a car & visited gossman gorge very impressive, also the reef is a must ,very friendly & helpful locals thanks aus

Room Tip: if my room is anything 2 go by any room will be ok
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We recently stayed a week in a 3 bedroom apartment (3 couples). It was spacious and well furnished with a large balcony, ideal for a warm evening's dinner or drinks. Being opposite the beach and a five minute walk from the main street was an ideal location. It is close to everything but far enough away to be very peaceful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Spacious holiday apartment for our family of 5. Great beach access, 2 pools and tennis. Easy walk to Macrossan Street, the heart of Port Douglas and to the Pier. Clean suites and friend staff. Covered parking.

Room Tip: No elevator/lift.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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adelaide
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Recently stayed 7 nights at Mandalay. Stayed in 3 bedroom apartrment on third floor overlooking pool. Aparment was huge with 3 very spacious bedrooms and living areas, balcony also was huge. Mandalay is situated on the beachfront which made it very inviting for numerous beach walks and swims. 5 minute walk to main street, but far enough away for peaceful holiday. Stunning heated pool and great tennis court. BBQ facilities by second pool and another by tennis court very handy and exceptionally clean. Staff very friendly and accomadating, including a well manned front desk offering great advice on what trips and adventures to partake in whilst at Port Douglas. won`t hesitate to return and can highly recomend.
MANDAY IS ALL CLASS!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Faxe Ladeplads, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Excellent apartments is a beautiful setting, perfectly located close to the town center and practically On the beach (although no beach view from our second floor apt). Pleasant service and wonderful welcome basket with fresh fruits awaiting us in the fridge!! What a great surprise and perfect for first mornings breakfast. Recreational areas of OK standard, with small to moderate,y sized pools. Apts are sizeable and well equipped and nicely styled. 3 BR (2 bath) nicely suited our needs (5 people), but make sure to specify needs for number of double vs single beds.
Only downside to the Mandalay is its Internet provider which both slow and often not working at all or throws you off in the middle of a session.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Corner Garrick & Beryl Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#14 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mandalay Port Douglas Accommodation offers luxury beachfront apartments surrounded by lush gardens, directly across from Four Mile Beach and only a five minute stroll to the centre of Port Douglas. With an exclusive walkway direct to the Four Mile Beach, Mandalay Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments offer the opportunity to relax in five star comfort. Spacious resort surroundings, tennis courts and a large swimming pool are features of the two and three bedroom luxurious holiday apartments. ... more   less 
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