We visited Jan 16-19, 2013. The drive from Cairns airport to Frangipani in Port Douglas took about 45 minutes but was very easy (even though I hadn't driven on the wrong side of the road/car for many years). Leona gave us great directions and we were able to stop along the way to pick up some supplies and get some cash from the ATM. Bob and Leona were great hosts!! Bob gave us a tour of Port Douglas after we got settled in following our arrival. Frangipani was very comfortable, after flying from Dallas to Brisbane, then Brisbane to Cairns and finally the drive, it was great to have a comfortable place to crash! We stayed three nights in the Red Room. I have to admit that coming from the US, my wife and I couldn't really get into the open air style of living so we closed the beautiful glass doors overlooking the pool area and the louvered doors. We are used to an air conditioned sleeping environment and the self-controlled unit worked fine. Frangipani is 10 minutes away from the heart of Port Douglas - lots of restaurants, shops, things to do. We were picked up at the B&B for our Daintree Rainforest tour (not to miss). We drove to the harbor area to meet our GBR outing (excellent). We were very comfortable at the B&B. Breakfasts were great! There is a small refrigerator and coffee maker in the room that we really didn't use. The bathroom is very nicely appointed. Large screen TV was great to late night TV viewing. WIFI didn't work to well in our room but worked great in the downstairs common area. Bob and Leona really love providing the best possible experience for their guests and they succeeded as far as we are concerned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive B&B Accommodation you only dream about. An intimate couples retreat, honeymooners delight, or a place for anyone to simply getaway, relax, and unwind surrounded by the beauty of nature. 3 Stunning rooms to choose from.This stunningly luxurious two-storey villa will truly embrace, and make you feel like you never want to leave. Perfumed Frangipani trees purposely shade the entrance and welcome you as you arrive at Frangipani Bed and Breakfast. Downstairs the home is open plan living with bi-fold doors that open out onto the large outdoor entertaining area, and your own secluded heated swimming pool. Huge palm trees and tropical ferns add to the ambience and relaxation of your very own tropical setting. The top floor has 3 main bedrooms all with their own private balcony, bi-fold floor to ceiling glass doors, uninterrupted views to the inviting pool and tropical gardens below. Each room contains its own private en-suite, with a king size bed which can be converted into two large single beds. As well as having its own bar fridge with tea and coffee making facilities provided, and brand new LCD flat screen TVs. Frangipani B&B has direct access (no crossing roads) to the pristine sands of Four Mile Beach and the crystal waters of the Coral Sea only a short 100 metre walk. The perfect place to watch the sunrise over the horizon, or ride the bicycles (provided) along the sand. A Tropical Continental Breakfast is served downstairs as a buffet each morning and is all-inclusive.There is direct access to your room via an alternate outside route, so you can come and go as you please at all hours without having to go through the main house if you don't want to. Features of this B&B also include bicycles that you can use to ride along the beach, and a new undercover table tennis area. Features also include: Barbecue, Air Conditioning, All Linen Supplied, Refrigerator, TV, Clothes Dryer, Iron, Washing Machine, Hairdryer, Transport arranged, Bath and Pool towels, Brochures, Heated Swimming Pool, and Tour Bookings.Check out a recent TV review on YouTube, search: Frangipani Bed and Breakfast ... more less