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Port Douglas Plantation Resort
Ranked #38 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
SYDNEY
1 review
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“FORGET THE REST THIS IS THE BEST!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

First time on trip advisor, so here goes.
If you can picture Heaven's gate, see it for real from Cairns to "Port" I thought the Great Southern Road was great, but this drive was AMAZING!!!
Pulled into the resort, and instantly got the 'tropical fever', the gardens looked fantastic.
Checked in with more smiles. Went to the room and just loved it! Fresh, clean and breezy. I am a fussy traveller and was very impressed with the standard, so to the Housekeeping team. Well Done.
The pool area, with facilities (secret) one of the best I have seen. Had a brilliant stay in the most beautiful part of the world I have been to.
Check this place out, highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Great for families - kids loved the pool area. Apartments were clean, staff friendly and helpful. We had a rental car so not sure about public transport. We have a 1and 3 year old and the holiday highlights for us were the outer Reef snorkeling, skyrail, Mosman gorge, Cairns play area on the waterfront and the Plantation resort pool area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Sittingbourne, Kent
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

I booked this resort for the last 6 days of our holiday to Queensland and from the reviews on tripadvisor thought we were going to a place where we could both relax and enjoy the expansive grounds and surroundings. The photos showed bright, spacious modern rooms with sunny outside seating areas but the room we were allocated was nothing like this. The one room apartment was a reasonable size and appeared adequately clean and well equipped but it was so dark and dingy and the terrace area at the back was worse as planting blocked out almost all the light and gave it a claustrophobic feeling. It certainly wouldn't have tempted me to sit and relax with a book and a drink. I was beginning to think I had accidently booked a different place to the one I researched but since returning home I have double checked and have come to the conclusion that the vast bulk of the photos must be the 2 bed apartments which were in a different area of the complex.

We asked for a room change but we were informed all one bedroom apartments were essentialy the same. At this point my husband decided we would not stay. To be fair Donna accepted that decision and agreed to let us cancel without any charge as she had someone else who wanted the room. She e mailed Agoda for us and the situation was resolved.

If you are looking for a laid back base for a family holiday or with a group of friends then this resort may well meet your requirements but if you are hoping for a tropical paradise with an escapist feel you may be disappointed. We found a much nicer place in the centre for very little extra.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2011

The service there was very bad, probably very poor. I hated the musty rooms they were very filthy and dusty. I don't recommend this hotel at all

  • Stayed May 2011
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2011

We returned to Plantation Resort again this January, and had a great time in the relaxing surroundings. The location provides a great base for sightseeing to Cairns, Tablelands or PD itself. The local staff was great as usual, and the pool and gardens were exceptionally maintained.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Cairns
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2010

Had a great holiday at Plantation Resort, compared to other prices we saw the rooms were the best value as they come fully self contained. Full kitchen & laundry in your room! Great for peace and quiet and the poolside restaurant was lovely. Our kids played in the pool while we watched from the poolside restaruant (open air, very breezy) played darts, tennis & pool & had some great cocktails. The staff were lovely too thanks to Donna for booking our tours and casey for a great pasta special!! Awesome holiday!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2010

Thanks Dave, Donna, Owen, Darren, Chris and Billy for a really fantastic time. We stayed a month but it would have been nice if it was longer - maybe next time.
You guys went out of your way to make us welcome and we can't thank you enough. It was not nice coming home to NZ and 2 and 3 degree temperatures after 27's at Port Douglas.
For a relaxing holiday you've just gotta stay here. It was before the peak season so it was quiet and peaceful We had the place to ourselves most days and Darren - you keep that pool perfect!
The appartment was well appointed and very tidy and clean. Everything you need for a long or short stay.
Sure, it was 6 odd kms from Port Douglas and you need transport to get into the Town, but thats the same if you stayed at Rydges, Sea Temple or most other Resorts. But at Plantation you don't pay the fancy prices that these others charge. And a Shuttle is as far away as the phone and costs around $5. It's going to cost you $4 from Sea Temple so wots the big deal!
Be sure to try the bar and the restaurant, and Owen's Plantation Burger is something else.
Family, couples or whatever - this place is great value and we'll be back next year - all being well

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Port Douglas Plantation Resort
Address: 1 Captain Cook Hwy | Cnr Cook Hwy & Boer Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#21 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Port Douglas Plantation Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Douglas Plantation Resort is a private and spacious oasis comfortably located just outside Port Douglas. Modern, contemporary style accommodation set amongst 4 acres of lush manicured tropical gardens, offering 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fully self-contained apartments ideal for families. Perfectly positioned to embark on all the adventures this magnificent region has to offer. ... more   less 
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