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Review of Meridian Port Douglas

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Meridian Port Douglas
Ranked #8 of 44 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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120 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“good and not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Meridian has an excellent location, easy walk to town and waterfront. Our room was smartly decorated and outfitted. We found the front desk rather preoccupied and impersonal upon our arrival. We had a room facing the road, very quiet and very enveloped by trees. It was a comfortable stay, but think that next time we would try somewhere else.

Room Tip: poolside rooms might be over-rated, happy with road side room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We were very happy with all aspects of our stay at The Meridian. Upon arrival we were advised we had been upgraded, a lovely surprise! We were in a pool facing apartment, which made the balcony a nice place to relax. Plenty of sun lounges by the pool, and space, something that can be hard to come by in other centrally located Port Douglas hotels.
3 min walk to the main street and beach, perfect. Another nice aspect, no children under 16 allowed....nice quiet place to be.

Thanks to John, Sue and lovely Kelly on the front desk. Very helpful and friendly!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lucind
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New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a nice superior apartment on the third floor. It had a jacuzzi on the balcony, which was excellent. The location in Port Douglas couldn't be better. It is centrally located enough so that the beach and the main drag are easy walks away, but far enough removed so that is it quiet at night (except for the wildlife). They gave us a bottle of champagne when we checked in as well, because we told them it was our honeymoon. The washer/dryer was really convenient. The underground parking was nice; I didn't have to worry about my rental car being out on the street. A few small complaints: the front door, which is close to the bedroom, is really not good at keeping noise out, so there were some loud birds that we occasionally heard at night. Also, the bedroom is a little small, and we were not able to keep both suitcases in there. One had to be down the hall next to the small table. The TV had like 4 channels, 3 of which were constant replays of sporting events. We weren't there to watch TV, so I wasn't hugely annoyed by this, but management should really consider adding some more channels for those rainy or cold days when you can't use the pool or go to the beach.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kupula
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Sydney (Australia)
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were delighted with our accommodation at this very central apartment resort right in the middle of Port Douglas. Turn left a couple of blocks to Macrossan Street (shopping & restaurant areas) go straight ahead two blocks to the magnificent beach that offers sun loungs with umbrellas before a glorious dip in the warm ocean. John (the owner) explained the resort to us and personally took us to our apartment. He also gave us tips for Reef trips etc. Definitely would recommend and return to this great resort (with no children for a total R & R) which was referred to us by Harvey World Travel (our agents)
Judy Johnstone & John Hazell (Sydney NSW)

Room Tip: Perhaps ground floor request as you get your own deck overlooking the pool with lounges etc.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We'd really recommend the Meridian! The apartments look as good as or better than the pictures on the website. Everything was so clean and luxurious. The little shared laundries were a real bonus and the booking service for activities was very helpful. We stayed for 7 nights and found the location was super - close enough to shops and restaurants to walk to but no residual noise. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allison S
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed here for six nights at the end of September. Just reiterating the majority of other reviews - perfect location close to all local restaurants. Owners and staff very knowledgable and helpful in booking of trips. Great stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ExiledSc0t
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Having been to Port Douglas before we knew where we wanted to stay in relation to the main shopping / restaurant area and we knew we wanted a quiet place to stay without screaming children running around pool areas and the property in general - WE FOUND IT ! - From the charming young lady at the front desk to the magnificent pool area and the cleanest room we have ever stayed in, the Meridian is a credit to the owners and staff. Not that we dislike children ( we have 3 grown up ones of our own ) but we are passed that stage of our life and are now looking for a bit of serenity on the holiday front. With a policy of no children under the age of 15 and room for only 2 people in the rooms this is the perfect escape for couples both young and old alike. The Meridian is close to everything and the manager went out her way to assist us at anytime we required it. We have have stayed at some very nice places over the years but this was the best for a couple who want some peace and quiet and to just sit back and relax.

Room Tip: If you dont like to catch a lift from the 3rd floor to the pool then book a ground floor room - but...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark C
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Property: Meridian Port Douglas
Address: 15 - 17 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#11 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#27 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Meridian Port Douglas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meridian Port Douglas offers 4.5 star rated boutique apartment style accommodation in the heart of Port Douglas. An adult haven of privacy and relaxation for couples and singles has been created in a selection of stylish self-contained Studio Rooms and One Bedroom Apartments, surrounding a heated lagoon style pool set in tropical gardens. Accommodation options include swim up pool access rooms or your own private jacuzzi. The Meridian Port Douglas is ideal for couples and singles that desire a peaceful and relaxing getaway however mature teenagers over the age of 16 years are welcome. ... more   less 
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