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“Great bistro!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Coral Beach Lodge

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Coral Beach Lodge
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“Great bistro!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2005

Stayed here for 2 nights in one of their motel rooms. Was quite impressed, not at all what I'd imagined for a YHA! The room was clean and large and came complete with tv, DVD player and air-con. The hostel is reasonably well located for both the town and the marina (where many of the reef cruises seemed to go from). The hostel has a great bistro restaurant with fantastic and reasonably priced food which seems to be used a lot by people not staying there and very little by the people who are actually staying there (!), probably because the prices aren't aimed at the average backpacker. This is a bit odd because it seemed to alienate them from using the on-site restaurant and bar. In summary - great hostel, good value for money and lovely food!

  • Stayed September 2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2005

I couldn't disagree more with the previous review!

We had never stayed in Youth Hostel accommodation before and we very pleasantly surprised.

We stayed in a "motel" room as well. The bedroom was a very generous size, with air con and a fan, a fridge, kettle, toaster, and crockery/cutlery. The decor is, I suppose, modern-tropical - it reminded me a bit of Travelodge/Holiday Inn Express - but very clean. The small patio table and chairs was a thoughtful addition. The bathroom was nothing special, but was clean and roomy with good shower pressure.

The pool area was very small, but well kept and the bar/restaurant served great value food and drink and is also very popular with locals escaping the more chi-chi of Port Douglas' restaurants.

Finally, we found the staff very helpful, especially in recommending various excursions and answering our questions about the location, town, etc. The free shuttle bus to and from Cairns, with photo opportunities aplenty, was also a Godsend for travellers on a budget.

This is a hostel as opposed to a motel or hotel, but I would recommend it highly - it is certainly better than many B&Bs that I have stayed in the UK!

  • Stayed November 2004
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2005

The Port O Call seems to have got its priorities confused. The motel room we stayed in had surround sound TV/DVD but an outdated bathroom. The room was large and comfortable but the staff were very unhelpful bordering on rude. As the Port O Call has a backpacker dorms they treat every guest in the same way even when staying in an expensive room. I would not recommend this place.

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Property: Coral Beach Lodge
Address: 1-7 Craven CL | Corner of Wharf St., Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Port O'Call Eco Lodge)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Beach Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Quality accommodation with an emphasis on the things that matter - air conditioning, quality beds with the best quality cotton sheets and deep feathered pillows, your own refrigerator and free WiFi. ... more   less 
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