The port Douglas retreat gave us great first impressions. It looked great, secure indoor parking, lovely pool and landscaped surrounds, great BBQ area. The room we had was overlooking the pool upstairs. The decor was basic and dated but the furnishings were functional and nearly everything worked. There was a cute little balcony overlooking the pool but it was designed in such a way that if your neighbours were outside as we'll, there was no privacy. In fact you could see them whilst sitting inside on the lounge. Outside on the balcony there was an old window mount style air conditioner. It worked but was that noisy and vibrated so much the sliding glass door did nothing but rattle all night and loosen your fillings. Consequently we used the fan for the rest of our stay. Lucky for us it was winter. The kitchenette was really small and not functional unless you were buttering bread or doing cups of teas. The extractor fan was nothing more than ornamental and just filled up the room with smoke etc. The bathroom was ok, medium size but smelt like something was growing in the drains if closed for a while. The shower cubicle was pathetically small. When you bend over to pick up something on the floor you keep accidentally opening the door, it's that small. The hot water temperature also was dangerously hot on full blast. A recipe for 3rd degree burns when first getting in the shower. Its a shame a second set of towels isnt thrown in as its a bit hard to get a week out of a pair of towels. the charge for the 2nd set seemed like a bit of a money grab to us and a bit off. The unit itself wasnt filthy, but could have done with a really good clean, but I suppose we all have different standards there. Maybe the extra towel revenue could be used to upgrade the cleaners. On a good note the bed was comfortable. This may seem like I am bashing this place, but when travelling you have basic expectations of a 3 1/2 star property, especially in this country. On our second last day after my wife making a comment to the manager about a pool toilet the day before that was foul, the manager was rather rude about the whole thing. A little unprofessional was the vibe there. Anyway, for the week we stayed here, it was ok, with only minor glitches. The location was perfect with lots of great things to do and see.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IDEAL ACCOMMODATION IN PORT DOUGLAS. Port Douglas Retreat Holiday Accommodation offers self-contained studio apartments in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. Perfect holiday accommodation for couples or single travellers. EXCELLENT LOCATION. Port Douglas Retreat Holiday Accommodation is superbly located just a few minutes' walk to Four Mile Beach or Macrossan Street and Marina Mirage. VISITOR INFORMATION. With an in-house tour desk and local knowledge, your hosts can help create your wonderful Port Douglas experience. ... more less
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