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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   27 - 31 Davidson St | Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Seoul, South Korea
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

we stayed for 6 nights for my honeymoon. It's very comfortable and well-equipped apartment like others comments.

But this is not a hotel like 24 hours front-desk, usually they only open the front office from 8 or 9 am to 5 or 6pm. In Port Douglas, most tours will be operated from 8 am to 4 pm, so you may not encounter the staffs if you book tours all the time during your stay. If you want to clean your room by hotel, you should pay additional costs around $25 per day.

Room Tip: There is no restaurant in this apartment.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in a one bed apartment on second floor. Very modern, clean and well appointed. Good size bedroom with en suite. Good size living room with kitchen area to one side with all new facilities. Balcony overlooking pool and BBQ. Daily room servicing is extra, but worth it. Only 5 mins from beach or centre of Port Douglas for shops and good range of restaurants etc. and being away from centre means noise is minimal. Wi-Fi is available with good access at modest cost; $10 lasted for the 4 days emailing and news surfing. Higher spec, better quality and less expensive option than a hotel, which we did not miss as we could come and go as we pleased, which aided jet-lag recovery, and we ate out.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

A gorgeous resort. The perfect child-free peaceful environment. Pretty much no noise at all. The 2 pools were both great, and it's well worth getting a room with a pool deck. Lovely modern furnishings. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was our second stay at Shantara and I'm ready to book our 3rd. The resort is a 2 minute walk to the beach and all restaurants and shops. The location is absolutely perfect.
The rooms are immaculate & modern. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment overlooking the inviting pool. The staff are wonderful, so friendly & helpful. Check-out time is such a sad time. I look forward to staying again in 2013.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My partner and i stayed here for 7 nights, the highlight is how quiet it is, not screaming children nobody bombing in the pool just quiet, if you want to relax this is the place to go, spacious apartment with everything you could need. We had the pool deck and it was great not having to fight over lounge chairs, i would definitely recommend and will be back on my next visit to beautiful port douglas!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at the Shantara for 3 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment. The resort is self catering providing small kitchens to bring and prepare your own food. We didn't realise the rooms were not cleaned daily, however the staff provided us with extra towels for our stay. Overall our stay here was quite good, the location is great- close to the beach and main strip (5 min walk). Our bed was quite firm- good if you like that. Port douglas was really beautiful, lots of great restaurants and beautiful beaches.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stayed at Shantara Resort for 5 nights recently after booking their "Tropical Boost" package. Our one bedroom apartment was spotlessly clean with every amenity that you could possibly want. The kitchen had a full size fridge, dishwasher & convection microwave, so preparing meals was made easy. Wonderful sized bathroom with spa bath, double shower & plenty of soft towels provided. Air conditioning & ceiling fans in both the bedroom & living area made the apartment very comfortable. We would definately stay here again if we are ever back in Port Douglas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Address: 27 - 31 Davidson St | Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shantara Resort Port Douglas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shantara Resort Port Douglas is the newest accommodation in Port Douglas and offers quality boutique style Apartment accommodation. An Adults only retreat ideal for couples, honeymooners or the independent traveller looking to escape in tranquil surrounds (Children over the age of 15 are welcome). Shantara is located walking distance to Macrossan Street, where you will find an array of Restaurants, cafes & only 400-meters to Four Mile Beach. Shantara has a selection of spacious one bedroom apartments with full kitchen, lounge/dining area, spa baths and separate shower. The studios are perfect for the shorter stay with kitchenettes. Outdoor balconies to all apartments to sit out with a relaxing drink after a day out. Available also is free Internet access, cable TV/DVDs and laundry facilities to all apartments and studios. 2 Pools- heated in winter. Gymnasium, Day Spa for personalised treatments, undercover BBQ area for guests to try out the local produce. All rooms and external area are Non-Smoking. Shantara Resort Port Douglas is a family operated business offering personalised and friendly service. ... more   less 
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