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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mantra PortSea

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Mantra PortSea
Ranked #24 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
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“Would stay again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Enjoyed our stay here. We had a two bedroomed apartment between me and my parents. It had a small kitchen, living room, bathroom and a balcony overlooking the pool. Beds were comfy and rooms had a/c and ceiling fans to accommodate all preferences.

The buffet breakfast was good, loved the pancake machine! We either ate dinner in Port Douglas or had takeaway, one of the things I liked about staying here was being able to do that.

There's a bus across the road from the hotel that will take you into town (my Dad's to up to the walk) but I reckon it would be a 15 minute walk which would be quite pleasant. Two minute walk down onto Four Mile Beach.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear SarahS4,
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your stay with us. I am very glad to see that you found your room to be comfortable and to your standards, and that you enjoyed our breakfast facilities. The pancake machine is a new addition to our breakfast room, and has definitely been a hit! The walk to town only takes about 10-15 minutes, but for those hotter nights the bus is certainly available and a good option. Thanks again for your lovely review – we hope to see you again soon.
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Kyla Sippel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, lovely apartment and luxurious pools. Watch out for the HUGE crocodile though...! Close to the town and beach (walking distance). Really welcoming and friendly staff. Would highly recommend and definitely go back! :) Thanks Port Sea!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Bozatron,
Thank you for your review, and for mentioning our resident croc! He is often forgotten, but definitely a popular feature of our resort. I am glad you found our staff to be welcoming and friendly – we aim to provide all of our guests with a luxurious and relaxing holiday. We are glad to see that you left feeling this way. Please contact us directly should you wish to return to the Mantra Portsea in future – we would love to welcome you back!
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Kyla Sippel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enjoyed this spacious and open hotel including breakfast. Room good with outdoor balcony. Staff very helpful. Pools were extremely lovely. Only lunchtime snacks available. You had to go out for evening meal.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Turgutalp,
Thank you for your review of the Mantra Portsea. Your positive comments about our staff and facilities were lovely to read and are very much appreciated.
We hope to welcome you back in the future for another great stay.
Kindest Regards
Kyla Sippel
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I had our first holiday together in years and I have never felt so relaxed and at home in a hotel. The whole resort had a lovely European vibe, with a luxurious lagoon pool including a spa and pool bar. Moreover, we never ran out of things to do during the week that we stayed there as the resort hosts an array of activities such as tennis and pool, with friendly staff who are able and willing to cater for any of your needs. The rooms were clean and light filled with all facilities that you could ask for.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Laura L, Wow what a warming review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we are so delighted that you chose Mantra Portsea for your long awaited holiday. We aim to ensure that our guests feel welcomed and definitely relaxed whilst staying with us. We hope that you and your boyfriend will return in the future for another wonderful stay. Please contact us should we be able to assist.
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Kyla Sippel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I recently stayed at this hotel for a quick getaway. It has everything that you need including kitchenette which is quite handy as most restaurants in Port Douglas are quite expensive. The resort is walking distance from the main strip. The rooms were clean. We would stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear MelaineMorgan,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. We were glad to see that you and your partner had an enjoyable getaway, and found the rooms and facilities to have everything you required. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Kyla Sippel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

A very good hotel near the sea och the city of Port Douglas whwer you don´t have to be afraid of krokodiles. Take a walk to fantastic restauranges i Port Douglas and a boat to the Reefs with wounderful fishes.
The hotel gives you possibilities to play tennis and swim in a nice waterarea with jacuzzi.
Clean and lovely rooms with balkonies to relax on and take a drink or a cup of tea.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear 475carinaj,
Thank you for such a lovely review of the Mantra Portsea! We were very happy to see that you had a clean, comfortable stay and were able to take full advantage of everything our region has to offer! We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Port Douglas as one of our valued return guests.
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Kyla Sippel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night last minute at the hotel. The rooms
were okay, not great. The bedroom and bathroom did have quite a lot of insects in which I found very off putting I know it's wet season but I think the window had been left open in our room as we checked in at 11pm we just wanted to sleep so we didn't have a chance to use any facilities. Breakfast was good. No wifi however we did get to use the computer free of charge and the girl at reception was very polite and allowed us to use the phone there which we were grateful for. For the amount we paid I was expecting a little more comfort from the room so was a little disappointed. Also when we checked in as it was so late the man from reception made us write down our credit card details on a piece of paper as pre authorization which i understand is normal but then when we said we wanted to pay cash he said we would have to come down to reception at 7am in the morning to pay otherwise it would be taken from the card. As it was late we agreed and went up to the room . My partner then went down in the morning only to be told by the girl on reception that we didn't need to do that which was quite annoyed seeing as we got up early for it. However she did allow us to check out at 11am instead of ten. Gutted we couldn't use pool area as it did look really lovely.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Kyla S, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Emily S,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and for your comments on our facilities and staff. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience or confusion caused during your afterhours check-in. Our lagoon pool is certainly one of the best features of our resort so it is a shame you weren’t with us longer to enjoy it. We welcome you back in the future to make use of the whole resort and relax in wonderful Port Douglas.
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Property: Mantra PortSea
Address: 76 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly BreakFree Portsea Resort)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#19 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#23 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#26 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra PortSea 4*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amongst North Queensland's tropical rainforests, Mantra PortSea is a short walk to golden beaches and Port Douglas main tourist strip, Macrossan Street which offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs. At Mantra PortSea there are almost too many relaxation choices, there are three swimming pools with the large central lagoon featuring a swim-up pool bar with water slide, spas and waterfalls surrounded by magnificent Golden Canes and vivid Haliconias. For activity-seekers there is a fully-equipped gymnasium and tennis court. The PortSea Massage & Beauty Day Spa offers plenty of opportunity for pampering and relaxation with a full range of massage and beauty treatments. Guest services include baby sitting services, a guest laundry, undercover car parking, an internet room, arrival and departure lounge plus our booking services can organise tour bookings to the reef, rainforest and other local attractions. Situated between the seascape of Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas Village, the property offers hotel rooms, and one and two bedroom suites or two bedroom apartments. All hotel rooms, studios and apartments feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TV, DVD player, movies on demand, mini-bar on request and tea and coffee making facilities. One and two bedroom studios and two bedroom apartments boast the added convenience of kitchenette facilities and the comfort of a two person spa bath and private balcony. From your courtyard or balcony the sights and sounds of the tropical north will provide a carefree holiday environment for the whole family. Tropical North Queensland is famous for the reef, rainforest and numerous adventure activities that can be undertaken. Four Mile Beach (just one minute's walk from the resort) is a unique stretch of beach that looks out over the Coral Sea. All tours can be booked by the reception tour desk. Holidaymakers looking for cosmopolitan sophistication set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea should look no further than Mantra PortSea. ... more   less 
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