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Villa San Michele
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

Actually stayed here December 2009 but it won't let me date back that far. We stayed in a small apartment perfect for our stay with balcony. It was quiet at the hotel this time of year. We made use of the bbq by one of two pools there. Great location, Port Douglas is a small town. 4 mile beach only 5 minutes walk, it was jellyfish season but they had the net out so still went into the sea. We visited Port Douglas Rainforest habitat which I highly recommend, just a short bus ride away. Bus stop opposite hotel. Some nice eating out places in the evening and quiet pubs/bars. More of a day place, as one bus driver said to us, people get up early and go to bed early!! Not surprised with their gorgeous sunshine. We also took a tour to Kurada, big village in the rainforest. Got a massive skyline cable car there and scenic train ride back. With stops to take in brillaint views on both. Also did a day cruise to great barrier reef on Calypso. Good day out, ride out can cause sea sickness as very rocky!! I only rated service 3 as it's only available in day time, like 8am-6pm or something. Didn't really bother us, but it would have been nice to know where to find out room when arriving late at night. The mini bus driver who dropped us off told us our key was left at reception and I think there may of been a note. It was ok as only small place so quick to find, and we like the laidback Australian attitude. I can't comment much on price as did our whole holiday through travel agent so don't know breakdown. Lovely tropical birds around too, felt like real australia, our favourite destination when travelling on this hol. Loved it!!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

This is an older property, so first off, yes, there is a little wear on the edges, but overlook this, and the property is a great value in a great location.

We had a 1 bedroom with kitchen, located near the pool. It was low-season, so very few guests, which made for a quiet stay. Room was nice, clean, and suited our family. The only fault was the bed - an older mattress with an obvious sag, but not so bad to complain. Mattress needs to be replaced, though.

Pools are nice, and there are two. Both are small to medium sized, but adequate for a few people to splash about. You can even use the grill to BBQ up dinner.

Laundry facilities are nice - free wash and dry, and $1 for a package of soup.

Internet is $6 an hour, or $20 a day, which we found was typical for Australia.

Location is central. Only a five minute walk to the beach and the Coles grocery store, and right on a main street with shops and art galleries.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

The appartements were really spacious and clean. There was an adequate amount of kitchen things to use. Plenty towels provided and beach towels to hire for 2.50 each.
The staff were helpful and informative about the area.Theres were plenty things to do and see in and around Port Douglas. The BBQ and pool facilities were great, I hope they keep their high standards as it was so nice to get affordable quality.
If I had one negative , the walls looked like they could do with a repaint but otherwise perfect.
Thankyou !!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 20, 2010

We stayed here in June 2010 and again in November 2010, and it was fantastic both times. The location is perfect - right on the main street so within walking distance to everything, but still quiet enough to get a great night sleep. The staff are so helpful and nice, and the layout of the two bedroom apartments is perfect. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and large lounge and plenty of space between the bedrooms so you feel like you have more privacy There are two swimming pools to choose from as well as bbq facilities. You couldn't get a better place to stay in Port Douglas. We've compared prices and looked at other accommodation and this place can not be beaten.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

We literally arrived home today from a two and a half week trip throughout eastern and southern Australia. We stayed in Port Douglas for 5 nights at the Villa San Michele. It was a little tricky to locate our first time down Macrossan Street as there was just a small driveway in between the shops that led to the apartment. We had a two bedroom, two bath apartment with a kitchen that had everything we needed except for an oven. The location was perfectly situated in the middle of town, convenient to everything! The apartment itself was very nice, and clean. We had a queen bed (a little soft), and our kids (12 & 14) had two twin beds. It was a perfect place to stay to see all of the sights in the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest. Quicksilver tours even picked us up and dropped us off for our snorkeling trip. That was a great, and well-organized trip. We also did a great ziplining trip through "Jungle Surfing".

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2010

Villa San Michele is right in the heart of Port Douglas. During the off season I couldn't fault it!
I spent 3 nights here and requested somewhere quiet - which I got - in the main street of Port Douglas! Literally minutes from everything! Lovely swimming pools, extremely helpful staff and very comfortable accommodation. In places needs a bit of paint, and I agree with previous review that they could do with a non-slip bath mat, but otherwise I would rate this place as 5 star, and I will definitely be going back!!!!! There are lots of places to chose from in Port Douglas but definitely give this one top priority if you want to be minutes from anywhere!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

Right in the main street of Port Douglas.
Very courteous staff.
Rooms were a little tired and could do with a makeover.
A little overpriced but you are probably paying more for the location.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Villa San Michele

Address: 39 - 41 Macrossan St | PO Box 194, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range: $98 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa San Michele 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa San Michele enjoys the best location in Port Douglas on vibrant Macrossan Street. This location places the village's boutique shops, cafes & award winning restaurants right on your doorstep. Magical Four Mile Beach and the Marina Mirage is just a five minute walk away. Villa San Michele's 4 star Mediterranean style 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments include free unlimited Wi-Fi internet and are set around a courtyard of tropical gardens with 2 heated saltwater swimming pools complete with sunlounges and outdoor seating, spa and poolside BBQ. Additional guest facilities include complimentary guest laundry, undercover parking, tour booking service, book and magazine exchange and on-site management. All apartments feature free Wi-Fi, free pool/beach towels, kitchen facilities, refurbished ensuite bathrooms (2 bathrooms in the 2 Bedroom Apartments), private balcony with outdoor dining, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, TV, DVD player, cable TV, digital safe, hairdryer, clock radio, telephone and ironing facilities. ... more   less 
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