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“Wonderful place to stay in Port Douglas”

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Nautilus Holiday Apartments
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in a 2-bedroom for a week during Christmas break and absolutely LOVED it. The apartment is super clean and has EVERYTHING you need - washer dryer, dish washer, hair dryer, blender, everything! So peaceful there - lovely to have breakfast on the balcony among the palm trees! pool is beautifully appointed and in the shade of the palm trees. Small pool and area but still nice. Only @ 15 minute walk to town or take the bus and be there in 5. Mick and Sue were so wonderful to us. They helped us get connected with all our tours and with our grocery shopping and other errands. They really work to make sure your vacation is great! The beach is a 2 minute walk across the street and it is GORGEOUS! I cannot say how much we liked Port Douglass - it's got some cute little shops, great restaurants and bars and the people are SUPER friendly and nice. It is a small town with a really mellow vibe. If you are looking for a party town stay in Cairns, otherwise come to Port Douglas to chillax and enjoy some of the prettiest parts of Australia!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MaryAnn B
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Thought the accomodation was magic. Beautiful spacious 3 bedroom apartment, all airconditioned and sporting modern attire. A beautiful pool tucked away in a tropical setting was icing on the cake. Will certainly be back to this place when i eventually return to Port Douglas!

Mick and Sue were truely amazing, looking after a group booking of 35+ people with a cheerful smile.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank AusPat
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We spent Christmas 2012 at Nautilus apartments, overall we stayed five nights. The apartments are well equipped for a family vacation with enough cookware to make a big Christmas dinner. Having two bathrooms in both the two and three bedroom apartments was wonderful for our large family with lots of kids.
The apartments are easy walking distance to the beach and also have bikes for hire if you prefer to ride.
The owner is extremely friendly and was happy to help with anything we needed. He was also very patient with the children, answering their questions and handing out pool equipment to them etc.
Overall this is a great place to stay if you are looking for well-priced, family accommodation.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Nautilus was a great place. The hosts were very nice and helpful. The apartment was beautiful, modern and had a lovely balcony. Everything was spotless and the rooms were large. Two bathrooms in a two bedroom apartment. Washing machine and dryer in second bathroom. The only problem (with tall teenage boys) was that the second bedroom's beds had bed ends so the boys couldn't strech their legs.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Johan F
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Had a wonderful few days at these apartments. Mick and Sue were really friendly and accommodating and the apartments are kept in a very clean and serviced state. The pool is also very clean and enjoyable (sunny in the morning, shaded in the afternoon when the heat gets too much). It was within easy walking distance of all the main parts of the town (marina, beach, Macrossan Street) and the apartments had all the necessities required (laundry, dishwasher, microwave, etc). Holiday was awesome - went snorkelling on the barrier reef and spent a lot of time soaking up the rays on the beach. Would definitely return and use these apartments again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have stayed at Nautilus twice - once in 2007 and in September 2012. The apartments are modern and well appointed. New Crimsafe security doors were installed just on our arrival which made us feel very secure. Bikes are available to be hired at a very modest rate based on an honesty system where you tell the managers how many hours you have used them! The managers are the best assets of the facility and Mick and Sue went out of their way to be helpful, knowledgeable, charming and solicitous. Only point for improvement would be that the outside BBQ facilities are inadequate if more than one guest needs to use them. Apart from that - close to town, close to the beach down a little laneway on the other side of the road, quiet, cosy and staffed by the best hosts. Excellent and would return again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side face away from the road and onto a view of jungle palms.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank andrzej m
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed at the Nautilus Holiday Apartments, a member of the Paragon Hotel Chain, in Port Douglas last night.

We were in a spacious three bedroom apartment. The apartment was very clean and furnished well. The bed we slept in was very comfortable, whilst the living area was spacious, opening out onto a balcony. A well stocked kitchen was in the unit, along with laundary facilities.

The apartments were extremely quiet, with absolutely no street noise being heard. We slept without disturbance through the night.

Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Nautilus Apartments, Port Douglas and thanks also to the Paragon Hotel chain.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 209.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Nautilus Holiday Apartments

Address: U 69 71 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range: $105 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nautilus Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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