We went to Port Douglas with friends who have been many times before. We weren't keen on staying at a resort because they're all quite a way out of town and we wanted to be within walking distance to Four Mile Beach.
We found The Lodge on Trip Advisor, read the reviews and booked it immediately! Graeme was brilliantly helpful from my first call to the last time we saw him when he collected the remainder of our payment. The Lodge is set back form the road, the only sounds you can hear is the occasional bus driving up the road and the surrounding wildlife.
Inside, the two bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house - brilliant for couples sharing the accommodation! Both bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms (one with an over-sized bath), the lounge is comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need for a short stay. There's even laundry facilities tucked away in the separate laundry!
Outside, the pool is small but nice for a quick dip after a run along the beach or relaxing in the afternoon. The back deck is shaded in the afternoon but with the climate in port Douglas, it was never cold. We thoroughly enjoyed BBQing outside at night and sitting around the outdoor table playing boardgames and relaxing after a long day of activities.
The location of The Lodge is perfect for walking down to the main street filled with shops and restaurants - Four Mile Beach is only a five minute slow stroll away! The Lodge is well known to tour operators who picked us up from our accommodation in the shuttle bus with no problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Port Douglas Cottage & Lodge, two Queenslander style, architecturally designed hideaways located in the centre of Port Douglas. Each space have exclusive use of their own private heated pool, sundeck and BBQ.Nestled in a lush, vibrant tropical garden that retains some of the original giant rainforest trees, both the Cottage and the Lodge have their own individual tropical character.Typical of the Queenslander style buildings erected in the Port Douglas area over 100 years ago, The Port Douglas Lodge is a single storey building with wide, shady, cool verandahs, exposed timber stud work and high cathedral ceilings.The Port Douglas Cottage is a romantic two storey structure of similar traditional Queenslander design. The spacious first floor loft bedroom leads to a expansive deck with spectacular sunset views over the rainforest clad mountains of the Great Dividing Range and north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.The romantic Port Douglas Cottage is one of the most popular vacation accomodation hideaways for honeymooners worldwide. An ideal location for small, intimate, exotic weddings and honeymoons. The Port Douglas Cottage & Lodge are exactly how one imagines a stylish tropical escape: white, fresh, uncomplicated and breezy. It has the feel of a tropical hinterland escape and echoes the style of the famous St Mary’s By The Sea church in Port Douglas, all easy walking distance to the beach, award winning restaurants, cafes, bars & boutiques. ... more less
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