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Saltwater Luxury Apartments
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Port Douglas
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Its convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Yes, I agree with the other reviewers that it it is a good place to stay. John has been specially helpful and provided a personal touch and guidance in planning the trip.
It should be clearly considered as a convenient and comfortable place to stay - being close to facilities: supermarket, restaurants etc.
However, my personal viewpoint is that the "luxury" attribute perhaps is a bit misnomer. Also, one should be aware that there is no lift or elevator but one has to use stairs. I believe the management must have mentioned this on their website. If it is there, it appears to be not easily visible and should be made more visible -- as it could be an important issue for many.

I am not aware of the tarriff but I believe it would be same as some of the resorts which would be more luxurious than this. They would have more open space around, I imagine.
At the end, it depends on travellers what they are looking for.

Room Tip: If you are looking for convenience - this is good one. check for the comparative pricing though.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warac, Owner at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback.

As with most accommodation houses in Port Douglas, there is no lift at Saltwater and we are very careful to ensure that guests are aware of this before they book whether it be on line or by phone. All websites that Saltwater is listed on have this fact well documented however this fact may not always be passed on by the person who made the booking to others in the travelling party.

We have looked at many alternaitves to put in a lift/ dumb waiter in but to retrofit one is too expensive.

As for the writer's comments on luxury or not, we will let the readers judge for themselves by reading other reviews.
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Just recently stayed for the 4th time at the Saltwater Luxury apartments in Port Douglas. I must say that the service and apartments are second to none, highly recommend for anyone whether it be singles, couples or families, the location is the main drawcard. Will be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest at Saltwater and we hope to see you again soon.
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

The location of the apartments is great as it is on the main street and a 5 min walk from just about anything. The apartments are clean and well maintained and John and Carolyn are so very nice and helpful with everything - from recommending restaurants and tours to organizing shuttles. We have been back three times already and can't wait for our next stay. Also great value for you money!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for the great review.

We appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments on Tripadvisor.

It's great that you enjoyed your stay.

Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Tampa, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

How nice to find an accommodation that lives up to expectations, and more. This facility was impeccably clean with lovely furnishings including a great well stocked kitchen. Best of all, it was located right in the heart of Port Douglas with its quaint shops and terrific bistros. We could not have been happier with our apartment. The managers were even kind enough to return our son's passport and headset, which had been left behind, which was certainly appreciated.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thanks for your great review.

Maybe you will be back again soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Saltwater Luxury Apartments. We had a to bedroom apartment which was very generous in size. Apartment was modern, clean and well stocked with the essentials. This property is perfectly situated in the middle of the main street in Port Douglas - restaurants, shops, 2 supermarkets and the beach is at your door step. If you have a car, there is secure under cover parking which is complementary. We really couldn't complain and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thanks for you great review.

It's always a pleasure for us to see that guests have enjoyed their stay at Saltwater.

See you again soon.
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Your perfect holidays lodgings await at Saltwater. My sister and i spent 3 nights here last week and are already keen to return. John and Carolyn are charming and keen to assist guests in any way they can. The apartments are very clean, stylish, stocked with lots of appliances etc and are huge! The location is ideal. We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thanks for your great review.

Sounds as though you really enjoyed your stay.

We are looking forward to your return to Saltwater.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

My family of five stayed at Saltwater in Port Douglas in September 2012 for six nights. Our two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartment was adequate for our family, and the location could not have been better. Saltwater is literally in the middle of town with shops, restaurants and grocery immediately outside the door. (One day, I went to Coles three times!) The beach and parks were only a short walk down the street, too. Our kids enjoyed the pool, though I would have liked a veranda with a bit more view to enjoy while our infant son was napping in the afternoons. The best thing about Saltwater is the management, John and Carolyn. They helped us plan our days perfectly to suit our family. They had been to most of the places we chose to visit, and could give us their first-hand experiences and knowledge of the best ways and times to see it all. They even had the name of a wonderful babysitter who looked after our three boys while we had a romantic dinner just down the road. Our sitter even taught our kids a new game, and tidied up the apartment before we arrived home after dinner.

Room Tip: Try to book a rainforest view, to keep out street noise and get more of a view from the veranda.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
What a great review. You have had a great holiday in Port Douglas and being able to have a little time out on your own was obviously great for you.

Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Saltwater Luxury Apartments

Address: 30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#10 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Saltwater Luxury Apartments 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
located in the heart of Port Douglas; easy walk to all restaurants, bars, the beach & shops. air conditioned luxury self contained apartments ... more   less 
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