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“Big Clean Apartment” 4 of 5 stars
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Central Plaza Port Douglas
Ranked #19 of 44 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Waikato
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186 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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“Big Clean Apartment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Port Douglas was very busy due to people coming to view the solar eclipse. We could not stay where we had previously stayed, due to accommodation being booked out, so booked Central Plaza, which was a good move.

We had a nice large cool apartment for a week. The Central Plaza is in a good location, and has a pool, small spa and bbq area. The apartment also has a washing machine, dryer and stove.

The owners were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We must have been the only people in Port Douglas that knew nothing of the solar eclipse until we stopped at Palm Cove en route from Cairns! What a fantastic bonus :-)

The apartment was easy to locate and we were pleasantly surprised with the size. That said, the smaller twin bedroom was more suitable for children than two adults, but we only really used it as a base.

We were on the ground floor opposite the pool/spa/BBQ area which was handy, but we did experience noise from the car park outside.

We used the pool most days and had a couple of lovely poolside BBQs, watching the flying foxes after the sun had set.

The main shopping area with its plethora of bars and often quirky and unusual shops was a pleasant 10 minutes walk away. Four Mile Beach (where we watched the eclipse) was also quite close, as was Port Douglas Marina which is a must!

Do talk to Fiona about ANY trips you want to do; we had planned a trip to Green Island but she strongly advised a Quicksilver trip to the Outer Reef and we had a fantastic and truly memorable day.

Room Tip: Probably not a good idea to be by the car park, especially if you have children.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Ryde, Australia
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126 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers to see the solar eclipse. When we walked in, the place was so much more than we expected: spacious, luxurious and well appointed. Fiona was most helpful even though we arrived late. Very relaxed atmosphere. We made use of the magnificent pool everyday. The whole complex never felt busy. On the days we wanted to go to the marina, we took the car, but one could easily walk the distance (we had dive gear to carry). Renting the scooters on the premises was a highlight.

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Thank Henri614
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stayed here in October with my wife and our 1 year old. Fiona and Iain were great to communicate with before arrival, organising our transfers from Carins airport and giving us complimentary use of a port-a-cot for our stay. They were also able to help us with tours suitable for young families and also gave us a few tips, like bringing your shopping trolley all the way back to the apartments! The location is great, less than ten mins with a stroller to the main street ( a little further to the marina) and about 5 mins to the beach again with a stroller . We headed to the beach every morning after our little one woke for a play in the shallows, unbelievable how warm the water was at 6am! The pool is huge, although a little on the cool side probably due to the overcast weather we had at the time. The apartments are clean and well equipped, with air con and fans throughout, and the bbq by the pool was great for dinner. And the tariff was quite reasonable, booked direct, when compared with other similar apartments. All in all a great place to stay, had everything we needed in a great loacation, and we will be returning here on our next visit to PD.

Room Tip: We stayed in a 2BR on the top floor (third level) which was tough with an infant, lugging prams and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

What can I say ! What a wonderful stay we had at Central Plaza in Port Douglas their serviced apartments were just right for our family.
Everything was walking distance and we are definitely planning another stay next year.
Our morning walks consisted of a short stroll (8 min) walk to the beautiful restaurants & cafes for delicious breakfast. Back to the resort for a swim, prepared lunch in our apartment as everything we wanted was available to cook for the family. The BBQ facilities were clean and in the right position to enjoy a BBQ lunch by the pool. By dinner we would head out again into town for a nice meal.
To add to this four mile beach is only a 5 minute walk. I highly recommend Central Plaza Port Douglas.

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Thank Sophie K
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had a great 8days at Central Plaza which is first class and our hosts Iain&Fiona were very nice people and helpfull with any thing we needed to know,We have stayed up in Port Douglas for the last Ten years staying at other resorts but will be back here with the family again next year at the Central Plaza,it has THE best pool of any resort we have stayed at

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This property is very well located in Port Douglas - within easy walking distance of the main street, beach, marina etc. Very good pool, which we made much use of. Accommodation is clean, comfortable and well equipped, and the management friendly and cooperative. Although, as we understood it, we stayed towards the end of the busy season we consider that, given that the property was of a very good standard, we received very good value for the tariff we paid. We would certainly stay at Central Plaza again and confidently recommend it to others.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Central Plaza Port Douglas
Address: 35 - 37 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#14 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#15 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#20 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Central Plaza Port Douglas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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