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Mantra Aqueous On Port
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Facilities and Location”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Location and facilities at the Mantra Aqueous on Port are fantastic. The rooms are great and the 4 pools around the hotel are fantastic to laze around and have a swim in, if your not happy at the beach. The Hotel is well located close to the beach (2 min walk) and also just around the corner from the main street,with shops, restaraunts and cafes, so everything can be done on foot. The staff are very friendly and helpfull. The only negative we could find was that the rooms need to be cleaned a little better than they are , as dust and dirt build up was evident, if not for this it would be 5 star!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Ollie30367,

Thank you for your review and possible 5 star rating. Reviewing our Guests feedback and acting on recommendations is an essential part of our ensuring we continue to meet our customer’s expectations.
I would like to thank you for your time in assisting us in our endeavour to be the best.
We look forward to seeing you or your family and friends at Mantra Aqueous on Port again soon.

Best Wishes
Shannon Exelby.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I liked this cute little hotel overall! i stayed in September and the weather was amazing. I stayed in a hotel room with its own spa bath. It was a nice room that was a decent size and a great balcony. The room amentites are good however the carpet was a little stained. The hotel was quite however quite confusing on the first day navigating your way through the corridors.

The pool looked nice however we never had enough time to swim it in as we had a number of tours planned. The only downfall of the hotel was because it is all surrounding the pool it does echo. We did get woken up every morning by screaming kids from the surrounding units however not a big deal as this is obviously natural and wasne't a massive deal. I would love to see Mantra add screen doors to the balconies because at the moment it is a glass door and a wooden blind (which i really love) however if you don't like to sleep with aircon you will let all sorts of bugs in.

The bed was a little hard and the mattress was to low for the frame however not a massive massive deal for two nights that i had to sleep on it. However i couldn't of done it for longer.

Overall! loved this hotel for the money and would recommend it to anyone especially couples as the private spa bath in every room is definatley a added bonus and something that is very unique. (i saw the size of the peppers hotels spa's and this hotels is much much bigger)...

Perfect location - close to everything including the beach....

Room Tip: Choose a swimside room in summer i think!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Hi bnereviwer,

Great to see you review of Mantra Aqueous on Port online. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming your family and friends in the future.

Warm regards
Shannon Exelby
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had a fantastic stay at mantra. The room was spotless and roomy and the spa on the balcony was a great hit with our six month old. The staff were extremely helpful and the hotel grounds meticulously maintained by friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
HI Joide3678,

Thank you from all the Team at Mantra Aqueous on Port for your recent stay. Port Douglas looks forward to welcomig you back again soon. Please don't hesitate to contact myself directly to help coordinate your next stay at Mantra Aqueous on Port.

Thank you for your Great review of our Property.

Warm regards.
Shanon Exelby
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Loved the resort - very friendly, helpful staff. Location cannot be surpassed - 2 mins to shops, cafes, beach and yet there is still privacy and tranquility (unlike many of the resorts). We had a 1 b/room apartment - very spacious, loved the spa on the balcony. Woke each morning to very vocal birdlife. Quiet and had privacy. Suggest the 2nd floor as being the best choice.
You do have to pay an extra $5 a day if you want fresh towels (although beach towels provided free).
Helpful suggestion to staff: floors need to be mopped after each guest leaves, rather than vacuumed only. Also - dishwasher should be cleaned every so often. Needed rinse aid.
Instructions on use of washing machine obviously needed, as I see some guests before us had tried to put powder in removable top!
Not complaining though ... it was a terrific place to stay.
Kiwigirl, Wellington, New Zealand

Room Tip: 2nd floor great, no noise of people above you.More privacy too. 33A was a great apartment.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
HI kiwibabyboomer56,

Thank you for taking the time to review Mantra Aqueous on Port.
We look forward to seeing you back again next year.


Kind regards
Shannon Exelby
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Caringbah, Australia
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

The Mantra Aqueous is a fantastic hotel. We had the hotel style room with spa on the deck with a fridge, sink, kettle, toaster and all dinnerwere, cutlery, glasswere and plastic were for two people. Only a stone throw away from the main strip of Port Douglas with plently of dining, bars and tour facilities. Friendly staff, modern apartments, well equipped and clean pools. Will be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hroberts07
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
HI Hroberts07,

Thank you for your recent stay and your giving the time to apply your positive experiences online.
We look forward to having you back again next year for more fun in the sun!

Kind Regards
Shanon Exelby
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Awesome, a gem of a hotel! If you like staying in hotels with breakfast provided and a lot of TLC then this is not for you. It is self catering but the rooms are fantastic each with a personal jacuzzi and if you are on the ground floor you can access the pool from just outside your room with you own sundeck. Rooms were nice with basic facilities and there is a shared BBQ facility if you want to cook a hot meal. The location is just at the side of the main high street and in walking distance from both the beach and harbour so there can't be many better placed hotels (there is also a nice bakery Brumbys located next door!).

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor appartment so that you have the increased pool access!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Hi Chrisp82,

Great to see your response on line. A wonderful review and from all the Team at Mantra Aqueous on Port we would like to thank you for taking your time to publish your experience for other travellers.

Happy Holidaying and look forward to seeing you back in the Far North sometime in the future.

Warm Regards

Shannon Exelby
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Adelaide, Australia
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94 reviews
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This was our 8th visit to Port Douglas but our first time at Mantra Aqueous. The one bedroom, swim up apartment was a very good size for 2 people staying for 10 nights - we had plenty of room. The kitchen had everything you need for basic cooking. It was great not having to climb stairs as is the case with most apartments. It was very handy being poolside in a swim up room and apart from 1 day out of the 10 when there were very noisy poorly behaved children in the pool, it was very quiet and relaxing to be poolside. The apartment was clean and functional and the location is excellent, especially if you don't have a car and want to walk around Port (the best way to get to know this beautiful location in our opinion).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shannon E, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Hi MargaretZ,

Congartulations on your 8th Visit to Port Douglas. This is a realy good review for other travellers given the number of Resorts that you might have stayed with. A real Gem of a review, cheers Margaret and we look forward to seeing ou again next year and again for your 10th anniversary of Port Douglas.

Warm regards
Shanon Exelby
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Property: Mantra Aqueous On Port
Address: 3 - 5 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Breakfree)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqueous On Port 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Encompassing all Port Douglas has to offer, Mantra Aqueous on Port is the ideal location for couples, families & honeymooners. Situated in the heart of the village centre of Port Douglas lies one of the most fashionable resort destinations in Tropical North Queensland. You can take advantage of the five star restaurants, designer boutiques, family eateries and a range of bars and cafes. With a contemporary design featuring an aquatic flavor, most apartments feature pool views, spa baths and balconies. The resort boasts 4 stunning pools, sundecks and cabanas with barbeques so guests can enjoy the warm tropical climate of the exclusive beachside town, Port Douglas. All rooms at Mantra Aqueous on Port, feature a spacious balcony with outdoor spa, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. Offering hotel rooms, one and two bedroom apartment with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. You can chose from either the Standard, or Swim-up option. The Swim-Up rooms feature a swim-up pool deck with direct pool access. At Mantra Aqueous on Port you can do as little or as much as you like. Wander the quiet streets and sample some of the culinary delights or simply relax on your balcony while you watch the world go by. Important information: Sunday 11 June 2017 - Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns – will involve changed traffic conditions. The Captain Cook Highway between the Cairns Airport and Port Douglas will be closed from 5.30am until 5.30pm due to the annual Cairns Airport Ironman Asia Pacific Championship. For more information visit cairnsadventurefestival. ... more   less 
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