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“Excellent location, spacious apartment” 4 of 5 stars
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Beaches
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   19-21 The Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Melbourne, Australia
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Excellent location, spacious apartment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Beaches is perfectly positioned between the beach and the Main Street. The two bedroom apartment we have is spacious and has everything you could need including a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry. The communal areas are well maintained and there is plenty of parking. We would happily stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay in port Douglas. Location is opposite Four Mile beach, and a couple of hundred metres from Macrossan Street. Also across the road is the surf Club, where dinner is a delight.Easy walk to get into the heart of the restaurant/shopping precinct, but nice and quiet for sleeping. We stayed in a 2 bedroom Ocean view unit. Fabulous! the apartment was large,clean and well presented and had all you needed for a comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this place for families in particuliar, as everything is easy. great to have a kitchen with everything you need to cook and washing machine and dryer for laundry. The staff were friendly, polite and incredibly helpful with advice and organising transfers, tours, etc. All good!

Room Tip: Ocean Views provide the most beautiful sunrise views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just spent 4 wonderful days in the penthouse at Beaches - apartment 321. Best apartment and location in Port Douglas. Modern and spacious 3 bedroom apartment literally 50 metres from the beach. Great cafe downstairs and the surf club restaurant only 50 metres away. The 6 of us loved it and will be back for sure!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed in apartment 306 after finding it online. It was a breeze to book and the place was immaculate. Everything is new, and it felt really fancy for an apartment...we felt so spoilt, it was like staying in a hotel.

While staying on the ground floor doesn't provide direct ocean views, we didn't have to clamber down any stairs every time we went out, and we had the pool right outside our room – the access was really good. The beach was just across the road, so we walked over there quite a lot.

When we were at the apartment, we spent most of our time on the balcony. We bought food from the local supermarket, cooked dinner in the apartment and ate on the balcony – peaceful and intimate. Definitely a holiday I would like to book again!

It's worth noting that to book the apartments in Beaches, you need to go to the direct person/website to book the apartment you're after. For apartment 306, go to www.beachaccommodationportdouglas.com.au – there's photos of the apartment on there too. We found that not all of them are renovated or look the same, so it's worth looking into before booking!

Room Tip: Apartment 306 is newly renovated – beautiful room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stayed for a week in apartment 306. Newly refurbished. Simply stunning interior design. Couldn't believe we found the place. Have just enjoyed a wonderful stay. Close to beach and shops. Beach right across the road Perfect location. Highly recommended.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Recently stayed at Beaches port Douglas what a great location right opposite the Beach but it stopped there we were very dissapointed the the units especially Unit 312 it needed an upgrade it was very shabby, every dining room chair was ripped or torn, dirty glasses and plates in the cupboard, hoover did not work and could do with more storage in main bedroom ensuite bathroom the owners need to spend a bit of money to upgrade it. The surrounds of the units could do with some T.L.C and the pool area could do with some more umbrella's. We all enjoyed our stay but would probably not stay there again due to the state of the units.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Isa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

BEACHES ON the Esplanade is THE place if you want to spend a holiday with your family in Port Douglas.
My husband and I and our 16 month triplets were very happy there. The tripos had a whole enclosed veranda to themselves for their toys and it overlooked the heated pool so we could take them out any time we felt like a swim. The sea was across the road and oh! so convenient as was the café 3 door next almost where we lazed in the mornings with our babies having brekky.
The apartment was spacious, comfortable without being too flashy that we did not feel that the kiddos were uncomfortable. The bedrooms were nice and big and the master bedroom was lovely with large door like windows bringing the morning sun in.
the kitchen was well stocked except that I would have loved to have a couple of baking trays in there - but we managed. Excellent location - short walk to the CBD and the happening area. We spent hours on the beach with our babies and then a short walk back to the apartment. Mossman Gorge only 7kms away and Daintree forest with Cairns being a 45 mts drive.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beaches

Address: 19-21 The Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beaches 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beaches Port Douglas is the ideal holiday getaway for couples and families. Each apartment provides large living areas and oversized bedrooms, all upon the Coral Sea. The property is perfectly located on The Esplanade, close to restaurants, cafes, boutique shopping and the famous Four Mile Beach. Beaches offers a complimentary barbeque area, large resort-style swimming pool, undercover car parking, and tour desk services. Beaches Resort features a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments with private balconies and spa baths. ... more   less 
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