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“Quality accommodation in good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments

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Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments
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Surrey
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quality accommodation in good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We were staying in Port Douglas for four nights on our way home from holidaying with family, mainly as a base for sightseeing but also relaxation. These apartments are very well appointed with comfortable living and sleeping accommodation, and good quality air conditioning and fans which were absolutely essential in the tropical climate. There were two balconies, although we didn't use them much because of the humidity levels. The apartments are only a fairly short walk from the main street's shopping and dining facilities, as well as having two pools for relaxation and sunbathing. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, and we would have been happy to stay for longer.

Room Tip: Would suggest first floor or above as privacy would be limited if staying on ground floor
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Waltonian
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

3 girlies (read middle aged) on a trip round Oz, not back packing!. The 2 bed appartment had verything we needed and more. It was great to get the laundry done in your own place. There was loads of space and the ktichen was like home from home so much so we stayed in all 3 nights to enjoy our home cooked food rather than being forced tp eat out. Perfect.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

3 girlies (read middled aged) on a jaunt round Oz and this place suited all our needs. We stayed in a 2 bed and it was really spacious and so well equipped. It was great to get the laundry done in your own place.
Fully recommended for short or long stays.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne
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215 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed in a three bedroom apartment facing the beach. You cannot see the beach from the apartments but the morning sun is nice. The apartment had everything one could want for a holiday. Two bedrooms with king beds and one with twin beds. There is a large bathroom off the main bedroom and another bathroom for the other two bedrooms at the other end of the apartment. In between there is a large open living area including the well equipped kitchen, a dining area and the lounge area. We had two large balconies; one off the living area which had a outdoors dining setting and another off the main bedroom.

The furnishings are all good quality and comfortable. We had a full set of kitchen appliances, cooking and eating utensils. There was a dishwasher but we didn't use that. Our only complaint was that the all the markings had been rubbed off the oven controls and so using the oven was very hit and miss.

The other odd thing was the thermostat to control the central air conditioning was not located in any of the main rooms but in the utility room and even there it was not easy to find. It wasn't any great problem but just a very odd design.

The complex has free parking which is good because the main shops are about 15 -20 minutes away by foot which is a bit far for carrying groceries so a car is handy. There are two swimming pools. One is tiny and really a plunge pool. The main pool is about 20 m long but only about 2 m wide so there's not much room when more than a few people want to swim at the same time.
We didn't use the tennis court which looked to be in very good condition.

All in all this is a very good choice for an apartment stay in Port Douglas provided you don't mind the small pool.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NSMKMelbourne
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Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We recently got married in Port Douglas and organised a number of apartments for guests. Everyone who stayed there commented on how lovely the accommodation was. The location is central and convenient for both the main street and beach. The apartments are the most spacious we have seen for this kind of complex and tastefully furnished. The communal facilities are well maintained including BBQ areas, pool and tennis courts. The only minor gripe is the lack of shade in the pool area. Recommended highly!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Skye C
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Newcastle, NSW
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed in a 3 bedroom beachfront. It was on the first floor, and had a huge balcony and so much space! There were 4 adults and 2 children staying and we had plenty of space to roam around and for all our 'stuff'!
The rooms were so well equipped with crockery/cutlery/cooking utensils. We loved the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer as we stayed for 10 nights so did a bit of washing! The day bed on the balcony was just so comfortable, we spent a lot of time in the apartment with sleeping children so used it a lot!
The rooms were clean, there were heaps of linen and towels. The bathrooms were big and also clean!
The pool was fabulous for kids, it was fairly warm, and there is a great ledge in it for little ones to sit and play. There were plenty of toys left in the pool by the management too which was a great surprise, as the balls, noodles and floaties kept them very amused.
The beach is directly opposite the rear of the apartment complex and has its own walkway which was just so perfect. The walk is only 2 minutes and the beach perfect for the children to play.
The staff were all fantastic, Bec even took my sister to the medical centre as the taxi was a huge wait. They were helpful with everything we asked of them. We had a babysitter one night which went seamlessly and was so nice to have a night out!
We hired a highchair and cot which were both of good quality and clean, and we also hired a pram for walks on the beach, and a bike with a childs seat. None of them were costly, 50 dollars for the stay, and also we hired beach towels which saved a lot of luggage space!
We honestly believe we paid for the quality we got.
We would love to return one day! Hopefully in the not too distant future!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank fgpudge
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Blue Mountains
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Nice location by the beach. We had a 3 bedroom 'beachfront' apartment for 3 nights. Very spacious and comfortable. My only criticism is that the rooms felt a little sterile and spartan. It was good value and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Samoa_Wedding
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Additional Information about Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Property: Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments
Address: Corner Garrick & Beryl Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mandalay Port Douglas Accommodation offers luxury beachfront apartments surrounded by lush gardens, directly across from Four Mile Beach and only a five minute stroll to the centre of Port Douglas. With an exclusive walkway direct to the Four Mile Beach, Mandalay Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Apartments offer the opportunity to relax in five star comfort. Spacious resort surroundings, tennis courts and a large swimming pool are features of the two and three bedroom luxurious holiday apartments. ... more   less 
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