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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 #11 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
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England
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“central location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had a awesome weekend here with family celebrating a 7th and 40th birthday. Lovely clean apartments. Only trouble was the over sensitive fire alarms which we encountered after cooking in the oven . Meal was spoilt by management and fire service visiting us.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thanks for your great review.
Your comment regarding the fire alarms is misleading. There was quite a lot of smoke in your apartment caused through cooking. The fire alarms are set to the standards of the Queensland Government and are there to save lives. They are not set to be too sensitive.
A small inconvenience for yourself but a big inconvenience for the fire service and ourselves as managers.
We do inform guests on their arrival of the fire alarms and the majority of guests have no problems at all. We ourselves have lived on site for over 10 years and cook almost every night and have not set the fire alarm off.
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Rating summary
  • 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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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We loved our stay at Saltwater, it was perfect for our needs. We stayed in a 2BR apartment which was clean & comfortable. Loved the layout of the apartment which included a small laundry, generous living area, kitchen, and 2 bathrooms with the main bathroom having a huge spa and good storage space. Beds/linen were comfortable. The kids loved the pool & the wifi was $20 for one week. Parking was included and secure.
The only negative for us was that we could hear street noise late at night (particularly at pub closing time) & the guy with the leaf blower at 7am some mornings was a bit annoying - a bit early if you were hoping to have a sleep in!! John was very helpful on our arrival and even though reception had just closed he still took the time to have a chat about activities/day trips in the area.
Shopping is easy - Coles supermarket is across the road & only a 2 minute walk away, along with a bottle shop.
Overall a great place to stay.

Stayed May 2014
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thanks for your great review.
We appreciate you taking the time to write the review.
We have approached the local council on a regular basis but the leaf blowers are here to stay. It's only for a short time and 7am isn't too bad. At least everything is clean on the streets.
We are surprised by the comments about street noise as we live on the first level and very rarely hear anything from the street so hopefully next time you won't be disturbed.
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

My mum, dad, husband and I just had the weekend in Port Douglas for Carnivale, John and Carolyn from Saltwater Apartments were the most wonderful hosts nothing was too much trouble. The apartment was very clean, spacious and well equipt. Location is perfect, just a short walk from all the action. Just wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks for a great place to call home in Port!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thanks for the great review. We would be more than happy for you to return to Saltwater soon.
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Holiday makers are spoilt for choice in Port Douglas. I was finding it particularly difficult to settle on a place for 4 days as so many looked lovely. I decided to go with Saltwater Luxury Apartments because of all the great reviews and we required 2 bedrooms.
Pro's: The location cannot be beaten - middle of Macrossan Street. We heard no noise at all. Apartment was immaculate and cutlery, crockery and glassware were in abundance. Even the second bathroom and adjoining bathroom was of good size. Beds were very comfortable.
Con's: The double lot of stairs did not worry us but could prove a problem for someone with mobility issues. The pool was a perfect temperature in the afternoon but we missed having an umbrella for shade. If you enjoy a large balcony you will not be happy with the one on offer here - unless you book the Penthouse. Being self-serviced apartments allow time the morning of your departure to take out all rubbish and load dishwasher etc. which is no big deal ( unless you have an early transfer back to Cairns)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Thanks for your great review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Saltwater.
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

These apartments are ideally located in central Port Douglas on Macrossan St so everything is within walking distance. John provided some very handy information on travelling up to the Daintree and Mossman Gorge, and also about local restaurants. Very clean, well equipped, made use of the BBQ. Beds were a little firmer than is our preference but any downsides were more than compensated for by the great location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 11, 2014
Thanks for the great review.
We agree Saltwater is the ideal location for a holiday in Port Douglas.
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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Saltwater is without doubt the best location in Port Douglas. Walk five minutes in any direction and you're at the beach, the wharf, and all the restaurants and shops. If you don't intend to explore outside Port Douglas, you really don't need a vehicle.

The complex itself is obviously very well run by the friendly on site managers as the place is spotless, the pool is crystal clear, BBQ is clean, and the gardens are immaculate.

Our unit was spotless and very spacious, everything worked, the balcony was well utilised as you can sit out there and watch the day to day goings on in town.

Would I go back, without a doubt, in fact it's not the first time we have stayed, and hopefully won't be the last.

A great experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thanks for your great review.

It will be great to see you back at Saltwater.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were very pleased with our choice of accommodation during our stay at the end of March 2014. Excellent location for shops, supermarket, beach and restaurants. The apartment was very clean and spacious and we made use of the pool and surrounding area in the afternoons. We were made to feel very welcome by John and Caroline and they were also very helpful in suggesting which trips were suitable for our party. We would have no hesitation on staying here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for the great review.

We enjoyed having you stay at Saltwater and Port Douglas.
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Address: 30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#8 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Saltwater Luxury Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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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