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“Great Location, Great Room, Great Facilities” 5 of 5 stars
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Mantra Aqueous On Port
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   3 - 5 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Breakfree)   |  
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Caringbah, Australia
1 review
“Great Location, Great Room, Great Facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The Mantra Aqueous is a fantastic hotel. We had the hotel style room with spa on the deck with a fridge, sink, kettle, toaster and all dinnerwere, cutlery, glasswere and plastic were for two people. Only a stone throw away from the main strip of Port Douglas with plently of dining, bars and tour facilities. Friendly staff, modern apartments, well equipped and clean pools. Will be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
HI Hroberts07,

Thank you for your recent stay and your giving the time to apply your positive experiences online.
We look forward to having you back again next year for more fun in the sun!

Kind Regards
Shanon Exelby
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Awesome, a gem of a hotel! If you like staying in hotels with breakfast provided and a lot of TLC then this is not for you. It is self catering but the rooms are fantastic each with a personal jacuzzi and if you are on the ground floor you can access the pool from just outside your room with you own sundeck. Rooms were nice with basic facilities and there is a shared BBQ facility if you want to cook a hot meal. The location is just at the side of the main high street and in walking distance from both the beach and harbour so there can't be many better placed hotels (there is also a nice bakery Brumbys located next door!).

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor appartment so that you have the increased pool access!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Hi Chrisp82,

Great to see your response on line. A wonderful review and from all the Team at Mantra Aqueous on Port we would like to thank you for taking your time to publish your experience for other travellers.

Happy Holidaying and look forward to seeing you back in the Far North sometime in the future.

Warm Regards

Shannon Exelby
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Adelaide, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was our 8th visit to Port Douglas but our first time at Mantra Aqueous. The one bedroom, swim up apartment was a very good size for 2 people staying for 10 nights - we had plenty of room. The kitchen had everything you need for basic cooking. It was great not having to climb stairs as is the case with most apartments. It was very handy being poolside in a swim up room and apart from 1 day out of the 10 when there were very noisy poorly behaved children in the pool, it was very quiet and relaxing to be poolside. The apartment was clean and functional and the location is excellent, especially if you don't have a car and want to walk around Port (the best way to get to know this beautiful location in our opinion).

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Hi MargaretZ,

Congartulations on your 8th Visit to Port Douglas. This is a realy good review for other travellers given the number of Resorts that you might have stayed with. A real Gem of a review, cheers Margaret and we look forward to seeing ou again next year and again for your 10th anniversary of Port Douglas.

Warm regards
Shanon Exelby
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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We were a little hesitant about staying here having read some less than positive reviews. our Travel Agent was reassuring and we are pleased we stayed for nine days in Apartment 34. The apartment was spacious, clean and well appointed with everything you need to self cater. We were pleased to have so much space to move about. The pool was great, and the staff always greeted us in a cherry manner whenever we met them anywhere on the property. There were no issues with noise from Macrossan Street or anywhere else. This property is ideally situated within walking distance of everywhere. No need for a rental car. Having seen other properties around Port Douglas, the Aqueous ticks all the boxes for us

Room Tip: swim up, swim out or 2nd floor apartment ...all have their merits. ... Just a matter of choice
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Hi Wazzap54,

Thank you for your sincere review on trip advisor. We all had enjoyed your company during your recent visit and your personal thanks to the team durinupon departure was well received by each staff member.

As you have depicted Mantra Aqueous on Port is sincerely truly a Great option for any traveler to enjoy Port Douglas.

We look forward to your next visit.

Warm Regards

Shannon Exelby
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a bit of an 80's looking hotel, but in a good location.
We stayed in a poolside suite, which was generously sized and well fitted out.
The pool was great, large and clean.
We generally enjoyed our stay, but one night sat on the couch to watch TV, and quickly
got 20 to 30 small bites to the underside of each thigh, which are still itchy 5 days later.
As we were checking out, they seemed to be arranging taking the couches out,
maybe they'd had previous complaints ? No problem with the bed, but the couch was nasty.

Room Tip: Ground floor pool side rooms and suites are great for people who like to swim. The pool is nice and...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
HI M/M Simpson,

It is disappointing to read your response online at Trip Advisor.

As part of a routine upgrade of furniture installed through 33% of the property Lounges were installed on Thursday 19th July 2012. I can assure you that there is no association between a properties initiative to ensure the best and up to date lounges and the protection and safe environment of our guests. All of the lounges replaced went to a local community charity for continued use. As such it should be understood that these couches remain in quality condition for extended use.

The irritation that you have described is consistent with midgee or sand fly bites. These insects that are very common to tropical areas can bite the person without any real irritation. However rubbing on these bites such as the creases of arms and legs through the wearing of clothes or sitting on a couch for example will commence the irritations process. We recommend however that you do see your Doctor to have a professional diagnosis.

I hope this helps clarifies any initial concerns you have raised.

Mantra Aqueous on Port was built and opened in 2005.

Kind Regards
Shannon Exelby.
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Mildura, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Fantastic location on the corner of Macrossan st, walking distance to shops, restaurants and Four Mile Beach. The one bedroom apartment has a fully stocked kitchen, and having a washing machine and dryer was incredibly handy. The balcony has a spa, and we found the pool area was quiet and clean. Enjoyable stay, and would come here again. Only drawback was that we stayed there for four nights, and our room wasn't serviced once.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
HI Elyria,

Thank you for taking the time to place your experiences online with Trip Advisor. Again great information on our product and location. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you will might see you again soon. For your next visit in regards to the daily servicing of your room, we do offer the option to book a daily service or a complimentary weekly service rate. We find that the majority of our guests are booking the weekly service mainly due to the great price point and environmental contribution. By offering you the Guest this option we feel this is the best way of servicing all Guests needs. I hope this information helps for your next booking with Mantra Aqueous on Port. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and please don't hesitate to contact myself directly for any assistance with your next booking.

Kind Regards
Shannon Exelby
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Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Is place is great for singles, couples and families. The rooms are spacious, the kitchen has everything you would need, big bathrooms, super super comfortable beds. The rooms with private spa's and direct pool swim up are fantastic. The staff are friendly and helpful, this Mantra is quiet, just off the main street, one block from the beach. Perfect !!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hi Geelong,

We would like to thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to advertise your holiday experience for future travellers. We will see you back again next year. We hope the winter is short and the season is enjoyed with a few more wins from the Cats.

Best Regards
Shannon Exelby
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Additional Information about Mantra Aqueous On Port

Address: 3 - 5 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Breakfree)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqueous On Port 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a range of deluxe accommodation from hotel spa suites and spacious two bedroom apartments, all rooms feature air conditioning, pool views and a private balcony spa. Befitting the aquatic theme of the resort, Mantra Aqueous on Port offers four lagoon swimming pools and spas. There are also two cabanas with cook-your-own BBQ and outdoor dining facilities. Property facilities include: 4 outdoor pools and spas, Babysitting available, Sundecks and barbeque facilities, Tour desk, Undercover parking ... more   less 
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