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Mantra Aqueous On Port
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Never been disappointed”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Have been to Port Douglas 4 times in the last 4 years and have always stayed here in a one bedroom swimout. Staff are very helpful and friendly. We always request the same room and have never been let down by the staff. The pools are excellent and well looked after. The BBQ areas are clean. Its walking distance to everything. Couldnt ask for anything more. About to book another 10 night stay in August.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you Melanie M for the great feedback regarding your previous visits to Mantra Aqueous on Port. We look forward to having you back again this year, and I will ensure your kind feedback is passed on to our staff.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Lovely little resort. Stayed in 1 Bedroom apartment. Really spacious and clean, with all you could need. Spa on the balcony was great touch. Four pools to choose from and 2 BBQ areas. Only a short walk to Macrosoon St. Definitely recommand.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive feedback about your stay with us at Mantra Aqueous on Port. We like to consider our apartments as ‘a home away from home’ equipped with all you need to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Don't let the 'Terrible' reviews make your mind up about this place, their expectations are delusional.

Granted this place is no four seasons but that's not what you come here for. The mantra aqueos is excellent for those who want a more active and busy experience in port Douglas for a few reasons:

-The room prices are better than just reasonable, and because of the savings me and my partner were able to afford far better experiences around port douglas.

-The spa in every room is just a treat, after a long day out and about in the heat of far north Queensland and with aching muscles after a day in the daintree, the spa was an excellent way to unwind. And there may have been a few leaves and bugs to clean out but lets not forget. You're in a rain-forest.

-Climate control in the hotel and the pools are great. Far north QLD is muggy and hot 24/7 but i always came back to a chilled and fresh room, something you will appreciate.

-The room size and services are perfect for groups or couples who are often out and about and just want to spend time in a hotel to sleep and unwind.

Additionally, the bed was very comfortable, the staff were very friendly and informative and the hotel is incredibly quiet and chilled out.

For those who want to live the high life go and stay at the shangri-la, for thoes who want to be able to spend more on experiences and have a comfortable and quiet place to retire to after a long day the Mantra Aqueous was simply perfect! Would absolutely stay again.

Room Tip: Lower floors allow you to step directly into the pool area, higher floors are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about your recent stay with us. It’s great to hear you got to see some of what the Port Douglas region has to offer and even more so that you took advantage of unwinding after an eventful day in your very own personal spa. Thank you also for passing on your feedback regarding the friendliness of our staff and the comforts of our resort, I will be sure to pass it on to the team.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

My family and I have just returned from a 5 night stay. The facilities, amenities and staff were all fantastic. Kids loved the pools. Nice and close to all the resturants, beach and supermarkets. Staff couldn't do enough to help. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was extremely spacious and had two bathrooms which made life easier with children. Couldn't have been happier with our stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive experience at Mantra Aqueous on Port. It is great to hear the family had a wonderful getaway, and you all enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future.
KInd Regards,
Paul Davis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2014

While location, staff, amenities and general maintenance of the property were all great, I couldn't help feel a little disappointed. The layout of the buildings made me feel like I was staying at cheap motel.

The room is quite adequate including a kitchenette, a private patio & spa with direct access to the pool. The private spa was quite shallow and once filled, the water level only reached your waist.

Perhaps this style of property is better suited for families where function is more important.

In terms of value, I used the TNQ local's special rate and got a great deal. But I couldn't recommend the property based on their standard rates.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you for your constructive comments regarding your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the location, facilities, and service provided at the resort. I am sorry to hear that the layout of the property was not to your taste, as it was designed with 4 pools surrounding the building with the units overlooking these from the balconies.
Thank you again for your feedback, and we appreciate you passing on your experience.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

My partner and I just got back from a 2 night stay in Port Douglas at the Mantra Aqueous. Very nice and clean property and very quiet at this time of year due to low season. There are four pools on sight 2.1M depth - great for doing laps in! Also BBQ area that can be used. Complimentary pool towels also provided. Nice and tidy with cutlery, bowls,toaster and microwave in the room, however no houskeeping but we didnt mind about that. So close to all port douglas restaurants and pubs/bars and close to the beach also (less than 5m walk). Our room had its own spa and was located at the rear end of the hotel - very quiet.Would definately stay again! Thanks Paul (General Manager) for a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time for passing on your feedback regarding your stay with us. I appreciate the kind comments, and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the facilities at the resort and everything Port Douglas has to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just spent a fabulous 4 days here in a 1st floor, 2 bedroom dual key apartment. This resort is ideally located close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The pools are fantastic, the apartment was spacious, clean and well equipped. All staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back again and highly recommend this resort to anyone planning a visit to Port Douglas.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, I will ensure your positive feedback is passed on to the wonderful team we have at Mantra Aqueous on Port.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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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 #12 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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