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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Central Plaza Port Douglas
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   35 - 37 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #17 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed during the 2013/2014 Christmas/New Year break. The location is great, a short walking distance to the main street of Port Douglas and 4 mile beach. The facilties within the apartments are good too, they are fully self contained so that you can cook your own meals if you choose to. There was air conditioning in the lounge and bedrooms and a spa bath in the bathroom. The apartment was very clean. There are no lifts to the upper floors. Free wi-fi was also available.

Under cover parking was available but was hard to come by given the number of guests and trailers etc being parked in the parking area.

When we first arrived there was a wedding party so it was a bit hard to get to use the pool and bbq facilities.When the wedding party left after a couple of days, there was no problems with getting access to the shared facilities.

The pool is great - it was very deep so it may not be that good for families with very young children. I would suggest more unbrellas or a dedicated shaded area by the pool. It was hard to get a shady spot by the pool.

When we stayed there, there were some problems with TV reception but who really needs TV when you are staying in paradise!

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We are a family of 4 and stayed over the Easter period. We found the 2 bedroom apartment to be spacious, clean & quiet. We were on the ground floor opposite the pool and were not affected at all by noise. Ample parking, the pool is large & clean and the bbq facilities are terrific with plenty of left over condiments in the fridge for use. The beds were comfortable and the washing machine and other appliances were easy to use.

We have a 10 year old physically disabled child & spoke with the managers prior to coming. They were extremely accommodating in placing us in an apartment where we were right opposite the pool, car park & on the ground floor. Very pleasant and helpful people.

The location is an easy 10 minute walk into the town centre.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Oundle, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Central Plaza Apartments are ideally located just a short walk from the town centre, 4 mile beach and the esplanade. The apartments are clean, fully air conditioned (with ceiling fans too) with equipped kitchens and a balcony. Under cover car parking is available but there are no lifts to the upper floors. The swimming pool and spa (with BBQ area) are a popular spot. We found the Reception staff friendly and helpful and it's the small things that make a difference - beach towels available, the loan of a bucket and spade for a child, suggestions for excursions. Free wifi is also available. Port Douglas is a great holiday location and the apartments an ideal place for a family stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My family and I stayed here for 3 nights in April 2014 and were very happy. Michelle on reception was knowledgable and very helpful. Our 3 bed apartment was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The pool area was lovely, fairly small but this wasn't a problem - might be when it's busier. It was a 5 minute walk to the town centre or the beach so location was great. Would stay here again, very reasonably priced.

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tamworth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

5 of us stayed on 15-22nd march 2014 in a three bed apartment. Very clean and spacious overlooking pool. Both ceiling fans and air conditioning to keep all rooms nice and cool all of which were adjustable to suit. Very large comfortable beds with crisp clean linen large spa bath an separate shower very well equipped kitchen with toaster, oven microwave large fridge freezer and also a gas bbq and separate griddle to use free of charge at the poolside with oil, range of condiments, fridge and tools which we made good use of. Loads to do in and around area and owners Ian and fiona are very helpful and informative on where to go and have various discounts available on trips. Free wifi also very useful. Would highly recommend and would love to stay again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Booked a 2 room apartment (1 king + 2 x single) - arrived to discover 2 king rooms. Reception was shut (a couple of hours before advertised closing time - we had been rushing to get there before they closed). Our 2 singles sleep top to tail in the king (no big issue) because no one answered the reception phone. We check in the next morning and advise of the error. They blame the major online booking company and say they will only change it if we pay more money. We protest and show them our booking confirmation that shows the correct bedding configuration but they still refuse and insist that we pay extra before they change the bedding. Note, we weren't asking to change rooms, Central Plaza wanted to charge us to split the 'king' bed (two singles pushed together) and change the sheets. Terrible service. It was fairly clean an tidy - but we did find a cockroach in the kitchen - I suspect that is a consequence of the humidity. Fantastic pool. Pity about the unhelpful service.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stay at Port quite often and were happy to try new accommodation.
It suited us perfectly. The appartment was private, clean, cool and very easy to relax in. Two lovely lounges a balcony, corner spa and the kitchen area was great. A lovely pool that was great for laps & relaxation. Also a BBQ , which was spotless and well maintained. Very Quiet AirCon :)
Close enough to the beach , Marina & Macrossan Street restaurants. Car is handy though if humid weather times.
Free WIFI access was better than expected with no hidden costs.

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  • Stayed March 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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Address: 35 - 37 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#10 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#14 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#23 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Central Plaza Port Douglas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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