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Driftwood Mantaray Holiday Apartments
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed in Apartment 5 which is on the first floor, the noise of people moving around from the apartment above was extreme. Very noise apartments. Facilities reasonably clean, excellent location. Have stayed here before on top floor and would only stay again if assured of top floor.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great location between the beach and restaurants and shops. The pictures for unit 16 made it seem much nicer than it actually is. Desperately needs a fresh paint job--it just seemed dirty because of the scuff marks all over the walls. The hot tub on the deck seemed about 30 years old--wouldn't touch it and the deck was much smaller than the pictures made it look. I really did appreciate the free wi-fi in the unit, though! It was nice to have laundry in the unit, but the machines also seemed pretty old.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank goddessangie
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have booked again to arrive in port Douglas 2014 July . This will be our second visit cannot wait . My wife and I will meet my sister in law and her partner they live in Melbourne . The apartment is really central so close to shops and restaurants and is really well equipped . Look forward to arriving Rod and Kath Taylor

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank LlysfaenYendor
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great resort, pool and location. However, be aware of apartment 14 as it is very poorly maintained.
The resort is very close to the beach. Offers undercover car park and is overall in good condition. However, apartment 14 is very poor maintained so be aware. The apartment manager was most helpful and was doing a great job.
In the kitchen, the range hood light was not working, a big crack was next to the hot plate and the frying pan had no handle which was dangerous to operate.
The unit key went missing before we arrived so we were just given one spare key only to be placed I. The safety key box. BUT be aware! the code is nit unique and other combinations can open the spare key.
Then the aircon broke down, it wasn't too bad as the unit kept cool but instead of another remote we were asked to climb up and turn it in and off manually without having control over the temp setting
When trying to open the door to the balcony, you need to go to a gym first yo build up strength. The door is really jammed and hard to operate. It doesn't even close properly leaving a gap for mossies to enter the room.
The blind is also torn and the floor was quite dirty under the bed.
Fly screen especially in the spare room is very dirty, don't open that window.
A different apartment might be better, and with a bit of TLC this one would be fine.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Stayed here from 25 to 30 December 2023 in a two bedroom apartment. 3 adults. Plenty of room, large living area with balcony overlooking one of the pools. The location could not be better. Turn right out of the driveway and you're a 2 minute stroll from the beach. Turn left and you are in amongst the shopping/restaurants within 50 metres. It's just fabulous. It was very quiet at night (the local birds are what will wake you up). Great manager on site to assist with any bookings and local advice. Port Douglas is a great place to base yourself to visit the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Chowlett2013
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed at Driftwood Mantaray in the September holidays. We had a 3 bed room apartment which was fantastic. Very spacious, everything we could need inside and really clean. The apartments are a little dated and daggy so if you are after perfect and ultra modern this may not be the place for you, but for clean and comfortable accomodation, big older style apartments and the best location in Port Douglas, this is the place to stay. The on site manager was so incredibly helpful and friendly and we will definitely be back next time as this was the best place we have stayed in when visiting PD. The location is ideal for families as the two pools are lovely, the beach is such a close walk, even for little ones and the shops and restaurants are close as well in the other direction. This is the quiet "best" end of Macrossan St so we can really recommend it! Lots of other families staying there so the kids always found friends to play with and so many repeat people as everyone speak sos highly of it! Probably best not to stay there in school holidays if you don't have kids and dont like the noise and bustle of lots of young children around, as they tend to take over the pool area and make lots of noise playing and having fun!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lewisfamily1
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The apartment was spacious, clean and ideal for what we wanted. The resident manager could not have been more helpful. The apartment was situated on the main street through Port Douglas but was at the beach end away from the shops and restaurants but they were only a short walk away. Ideal positioning, and easy to get out of town to the nearby attractions.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ColinRS0346
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Additional Information about Driftwood Mantaray Holiday Apartments

Address: 65 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range: $87 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Driftwood Mantaray Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These tastefully appointed fully self contained apartments are ideally located just a barefoot stroll from the Coral Sea and within easy reach of the aromas and colour of Port Douglas' main fare - Macrossan Street. Here you will find renowned galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping. Each apartment contains full kitchen facilities with a dishwasher and microwave, ceiling fans, air conditioning, private laundry, hair dryer, DVD, television and balcony. ... more   less 
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