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Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

villas are generous in size but only partially updated. Not expensive but be aware that the B&B rate is a basic continental and the free wifi is only in the reception area. Main problem was that the swimming pools were unpleasantly warm.

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1 Thank Syd60
RRPDGM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Hi Syd60, Thanks for your feedback and review of your recent stay with us. Our villas are 110 square meters of living space so yes - very generous in size. We currently have free broadband connections in the villas and free WiFi in reception, restaurant and pool areas and we are investigating WiFi options in the rooms. Summer in the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night in Port Douglas after a road trip up to Cape Trib from Cairns yesterday. Found a good deal here and brought the family... not kids, the in-laws! Here are a few rambling thoughts in no particular order. Cocktail Happy Hour by the fantastic pool was great and the villa was fully kitted out. It's a... More 

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2 Thank Zalgariath
RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Hi Zalgariath, Thanks for this review, we appreciate you taking the time. We do aim for the self catered market, given that our villas have kitchens, 2 bathrooms and a laundry, so its good to hear you made use of these facilities. And of course the happy hour - as you would've witnessed we get busy this time of day... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Reef Resort and enjoyed every bit of it. Staff were wonderful the Chef even baked a dish for us as we had no oven in the Villa. The only thing we would ask for is connection to the Wifi in the villas as most guests have computers and would like to use them in the rooms rather then... More 

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Hi Duncan, Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback and comments regarding our fab team! We are working on improving our own Wi-Fi connection, however Port Douglas has yet to join the NMN, so we are still on 'tropical time' so to speak! Due to having a super dry season, we are now on very strict water restrictions, hence the... More 

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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Formerly known as the Rendezvous Reef resort now operated by Ridges. The two bedroom coral villas are quite generous in size and equipped with a kitchen and living area, laundry and two bathrooms but the rooms are a bit dated and the mattress in our bedroom made sure that my physio wont run out of work when we get back... More 

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Hi Nina, Thanks for your review and feedback, the resort was very busy over this period as you mentioned - lots of families and busy pool areas! We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our facilities and breakfast and lunch offerings - everyone loves the burgers! Our pool rules state bathers or swimwear must be worn at all... More 

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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read lots of reviews about The Rendezvous on Trip Advisor and they were mostly quite accurate. We had a great time at this friendly family resort, there were lots of pro's and just a few suggestions for improvements. Pro's 1. Pool is fantastic! Plenty of sunloungers and waiting staff will bring drinks and food to you. 2. We had... More 

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Hi LifeIsGoodNZ, Many thanks for such a comprehensive and positive review of our property. Suggestions from our guests are always at the top of any list during any discussions we hold with owners and management, and a refurbishment of the rooms is on the horizon. We are also investigating our Wi-Fi offering, extending this to the villas. We look forward... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the 3rd annual trip up to Port Douglas this Resort is a totally relaxing venue to stay, use as your base for daily trips & restful days after your visit to all the popular day trips. Great Buffett Breakfast, Restaurant has a small selective menu for you evening meals. Great Pools nearby your villa apartments. Could be a resort... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This resort has everything you need in your villa to enjoy your stay. The beds are comfy and the laundry facilities were a bonus. The only thing I was surprised about was the wifi does not reach the villas. Thats ok though as we are on holiday afterall.

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1 Thank Rebecca H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here, the accommodation is good for families with the pool area and we did notice a lot of families at breakfast time and throughout the day. The room we stayed in needs some TLC. The shower head was broken and didn't stay upright. The mattresses hurt our back after 4 nights we were in need... More 

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3 Thank emswil91
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Six friends and myself recently stayed here for our annual get together. In the past we have gone to Sydney and Melbourne but this time we hit the jackpot. What a friendly crowd work here and can't do enough to help. The apartments are good with everything you need. Breakfast great overlooking one of the fabulous pools. We got taxis... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The Good Great value for families, thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary buffet breakfast every morning, the restaurant food is great and good value with happy hour drinks, the pool is a good size and works well with kids, the staff were always really nice and friendly. The Bad The apartment itself was a bit of a letdown in cleanliness and neglected,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges offers two storey 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas each with a kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, TV/DVD player and balcony or patio in over 110 square metres of living. Set on 15 acres of lush tropical gardens offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the facilities which include 2 large lagoon-style pools, 1 leisure pool, a children's pool, children's playground, gymnasium, 25m lap pool, tennis courts and a family BBQ area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges

Address: 121 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $97 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas
Rendezvous Reef Port Douglas
Rendezvous Reef Hotel Port Douglas
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#24 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
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“Request near the pools!”
 of 5 bubbles Zalgariath, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The Gardens near the rooms at the back need to be cleared of dead leaves”
 of 5 bubbles 677duncanh, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a refurnished room”
 of 5 bubbles LifeIsGoodNZ, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“They have a wide selection of appartments, 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom that are all decent sizes.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnandDorothyMelb, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Check cleanliness of room when you first check in”
  • one of the few cockroaches in our bed found at 4am
 of 5 bubbles davidsF8366PX, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
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