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“Peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have just returned from a four night peaceful stay during school holidays at Shantara.
The position of Shantara is perfect to walk to the Main Street, Marina and the beach, you will not need a car if you are just there to relax. First time staying at a adults only resort and don't think there's any going back! Sitting by the pool and reading is so tranquil, the pools are so clean and lush. Girls on reception where more than friendly and helpful. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: All good, pool access even better!
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed a week over New Years with my mother and really had a wonderful stay.

With the cricket test on TV, a cheeky cosmopolitan in hand and the pool just steps from the door it was the most relaxing, blissful experience I've had in a long time.
The BBQ area is brilliant and the staff where so pleasant to deal with. With a short walk to shops, restaurants and the beach, it made for the perfect holiday!

I stayed in ground floor, swim out apartment. The room was spacious, air-con was great, was impeccably clean & the beds were SO COMFY!

Can't wait to come again!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Port Douglas is my favourite place and Shantara the perfect place to stay for couples. The pool access rooms are what it's all about, where after a bit of sight seeing you can really relax. After writing this i am now just itching to return to this paradise on earth.

Room Tip: I have stayed in two different pool access rooms. Both were great,but one (7 i think) was a bit noi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My friend and I stayed at shantara during the school holidays. We didn't realise that it was for guests over the age of 15, as teachers on holiday that was a wonderful surprise!! The pool deck room was awesome, so lovely and just amazing to get straight into the pool from our room. The facilities and location were excellent we just loved our holiday in wonderful Port Douglas!

Room Tip: The only thing that could have improved our stay would be if there was daily room service included r...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed in a 1 bedroom Shantara apartment with its own Jacuzzi in early Sept and absolutely loved it. We loved the convenience of just being able to swim off your own deck into a heated pool set at a perfect temperature. We were also lucky in that we had a sunny deck all afternoon. The resort is so peaceful and relaxing. Our room was clean and very spacious and the bathroom was fantastic with its large shower and spa bath. Staff were friendly and helpful and Shantara is ideally located just a few minutes walk from the beach and Macrossan St. I would highly recommend this resort and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Shantaram whilst I was in my last trimester of pregnancy. We wanted a holiday that was easy, somewhere "tropical", friendly and something that we wouldn't be able to do when our baby came along. Port douglas fit our criteria. Shantaram was excellent! We couldn't have picked a better resort. It was great value for money. It was also in the perfect location, being close to the beach and main shopping/restuarant strip. The rooms were clean, spacious, fresh and modern. We loved the touches that made the apartment feel like being at home. We didn't speak to the staff that much as i had organised our day trips prior to our arriving but when we did speak to them they were very helpful. All in all, wonderful. We would definitely come again (minus the kids, of course).

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Shantara is a haven away from home. It is a luxurious resort where you can relax and unwind in the tropics. This was our third stay and won't be our last! The team at Shantara are always willing to help with tours and reservations.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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Additional Information about Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Address: 27 - 31 Davidson St | Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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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