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Martinique on Macrossan
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
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“bug-free bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We lucked out to find this apartment at the last minute upon arriving in Port Douglas. Skip the overpriced resorts and book this if you have the chance. I suppose it isn't "luxurious," but we found it to have everything we could want or need. The unit is less than five minutes from the ocean (perhaps another five minutes to the netted swim area) and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Beach chairs are provided, along with communal seating, a grill, pool, and filtered water. The rooms (actually apartments), have a kitchenette with dishes, a living room and separate bedroom, and private balconies with comfortable seating and tables. We found it to be very clean, cool, and comfortable. The parking below was ample and connects to laundry facilities, if needed. My favorite part was that despite the open shutters, there was not one bug in sight.
We stayed on Saturday night and Fred recommended some local restaurants and suggested we visit the market on Sunday. If you find yourself in Port Douglas, book this ASAP!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Sometimes Tripadvisor reviews baffle me. Right now I'm amazed at that person from December 1st, complaining about bed bugs and smoking. He surely must have this property confused with another. The Martinique is a non-smoking property and always has been! I don't know about the bed bugs; there were absolutely no issues when we were there, but having met the friendly owners I can guarantee you that they would've dealt with any issues immediately and efficiently. If you have any issues you should tell them and let them deal with it!

As a matter of fact, the owners, Fred and Antonia, were so helpful and nice, that in the evenings I sometimes ended up chatting with them for a while, just for fun. They live in Port Douglas, so know the best places to go and eat, and can recommend you what to do and which tours are best. They are a fountain of knowledge and make themselves available to you at any time of day.

In addition, the property is beautiful and like others have said, it's in the most perfect location in Port Douglas you can wish for: At the end of the main shopping street, so it's close to all fun and entertainment, yet far enough to be completely quiet and a 2 minute walk to Four Mile Beach.

Our room at the Martinique was spotless. And if you don't find things completely to your liking, JUST ASK! Fred and Antonia will accommodate your every need.
Don't hesitate to stay here. You will be pleased (plus, it's adults only! no screaming children in the pool! it's heaven!).

P.s. the views are not great; there are other buildings on both sides, but there's gorgeous tropical plants and palm trees in the middle to make up for it. And really, you won't need a view - everything you'll want will be right outside your doorstep anyway! And you'll fall asleep to the gentle whit noise of geckos and tropical frogs in the pond... you won't regret your stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

I am currently staying in this charming little boutique style apartment, it is our second stay here and probably our sixth visit to Port Douglas. The unit is spotlessly clean and is well equipped with fridge, microwave and cooktop. There is a wonderful little balcony with table and chairs which is surrounded by swaying palms and a small and peaceful pool at the back of the property. The location is perfect and it is very reasonably priced too. I can't help gushing about this place as I have stayed in much more expensive resorts in Port Douglas that do not live up to the peacefulness of this place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Martinique for 4 days during our 3 week trip to Australia. After reading all the amazing reviews I had high expectations and they were beyond exceeded. The Martinique is a true oasis with lots of charming touches. I loved the book exchange in the lobby!

The room had all the amenities we were looking for - it was nice to have a full kitchen to prepare breakfast and snacks (there are too many amazing restaurants in Port Douglas not to go out for lunch and dinner!)

The owners are so lovely and were so helpful planning our excursions. We had heard not to book any tours to the reef or Daintree because of unpredictable weather, but when we arrived many of the tours were sold out. However, Fred and Antonia made some calls and we managed to do everything we wanted!

I'm dreaming about my next trip to Port Douglas and stay at the Martinique!

Room Tip: Our room was facing the street which was loud sometimes at night and in the morning - I would recomm...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed Martinique for a week early summer in Australia and had a fantastic week, the hotels position could not be better only 80 metres from 4 mile beach. The accommodation is excellent the apartments have everything you could possible want., and the resort itself has every amenity, Barbie, pool, garage, laundry your every need catered for, only small thing is if you have mobility issues request a low floor as there are 33 stairs to top floor and no lift ( I counted!) but not a problem otherwise.
But what really makes this a must stay resort is the welcome from the hosts Fred and Antonia, the could not have been more welcoming or helpful, arranged trips, transfers even drove us to one of our trips they were amazing!
Martinique is a fantastic place to stay, with everything you need to have a great holiday in Port Douglas, I would score it 6 if I could!
Highly Recommended and I can't wait for a return visit!

Room Tip: If stairs a problem ask for a low floor other than that, it's fantastic.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Martinique on Macrossan is a good choice for Port Douglas. The owners are very accommodating, and the location is perfect. Plus, the "no kids" policy is brilliant. Units are spacious and superficially clean. The nice wooden shutters in our unit had not seen a good cleaning in weeks. Covered in dust. Same for the television and lamp stands. We also would have preferred a more comfortable bed. That said, it was a nice place to be based for a few days.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

A beautiful boutique hotel ......hidden in a tropical heaven clean comfortable and close to the beach and great eating spots ..... Fred and Antonia are amazing managers always happy to assist in giving advice or giving you a lift ......we have stayed in many hotels and this is great for position ...away from the noise of the street ........and very quite just what I like .....great pool and private parking if you rent a car .....so I recommend to give this hidden treasure a go ......

Room Tip: If you don't like climbing stairs ......be sure to book downstairs other than that all rooms are...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Martinique on Macrossan
Address: 66 Macrossan St | P.O. Box 633, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#7 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#9 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#17 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Martinique on Macrossan 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Martinique - perfect for a romantic getaway in the heart of Port Douglas; yet quiet, relaxing and charismatic. Martinique on Macrossan boasts 19 one bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchenette, bathroom and private balcony. Offering accommodation from one night to ninety one nights, this French Caribbean style complex is perfect for those wanting to escape the masses, stroll the beach just metres away, enjoy a BBQ in the lovingly maintained courtyard, or simply want to relax by the delightful pool area. This resort is one of a kind in Port Douglas, quiet, centrally located, charming, accepts one night stays and is child free. If you want to enjoy the tranquility and relaxing nature of this village, you must stay at Martinique. ... more   less 
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