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“Great lagoon pools to spend the day in” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges

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Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges
Ranked #29 of 44 Hotels in Port Douglas
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great lagoon pools to spend the day in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed with our two young girls and loved the pools, playground, BBQ area and the gym (to work off the happy hour cocktails). Staff were excellent and friendly, breakfasts were good, units were spacious. Hope to come back again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

This was our first port of call for our holiday. The accommodation was a house similar to Ramsey street but a great stopover. Breakfast was included at the hotel but equally there was a good kitchen area for self catering. Not far from Port Doulas itself and a good solver for visiting the reef and Kuranda.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Val509
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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a five night stay here with our two young children and were really impressed with this resort.
There are several gorgeous pools, all have some good shade and lots of little nooks and areas to play in. The grounds are lush and tropical, who cares about some fallen leaves on the ground. Happy hour by the main pool is an added bonus each night!
The two bedroom apartment was a great size, beds and linen comfy, excellent air con and fans.
A few suggestions, a couple of outdoor seats on the upstairs balcony would have been nice, it is a struggle with the door, bed and wardrobe in the 2nd bedroom and those lounges are not ideal for lounging better for a short sit! But other than those few small things we had no complaints.
We used the BBQ area for lunch one day which was lovely, shaded with fans and toilets, kids loved the playground.
Breakfast was consistently delicious. Not the largest buffet but enough to have choices. Kids eat free is fantastic, a real bonus for families. Perhaps a couple more options on the kids menu would have encouraged us to eat there more though.
The resort is a short distance from town, a car would be the best option rather than walking in the heat and the resort has free under cover parking for all the apartments. I actually weighed up the cost of airport transfers for the four of us vs car hire and they were very similar so getting the car was a no brainer. So handy being able to duck in and out of town at our convenience.
The staff were lovely and friendly we had no issues as I read in previous reviews.
I would highly recommend this resort to others, it is excellent value, especially for families.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Toucan2128
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Townsville, Australia
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We decided to stay here to use up some credit card points and after reading through some reviews I had my own reservations, well what a waste of my time. This place went past my expectations and both my wife and I loved it. The apartment we stayed in was brilliant and so well set up. My wife hurt her back 4 hours before getting on the plane so I was panicking about the two storey apartment and the strange bed, again a waste of time. The bed was huge and really comfortable and going up and down the stairs not a problem. The apartment was self contained and it had everything you could want. The resort itself was great, multiple pools including a lap pool. There is also a gym, a proper gym with good gear not the old garage sale crap like a lot of others. In our package we had the continental breakfast with the option of cooked for $7.50. Both the breakfasts were of good quality and constantly refilled. Staff were really friendly and nothing seemed to be a problem. This place is good for couples and families and is extremely reasonably priced. It is just out of town but you can walk, or catch the local bus.
Next time we're in Port we will stay again. Thanks for a great stay

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank baldeeman
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nsw
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed at this resort in 2009 and had great reviews about the resort. My kids have been asking since "when are we going back to rendezvous" well I can now tell them that we have decided to have a destination wedding in Port Douglas and Rendezvous will be hosting our intimate wedding dinner poolside and guests accommodation. Although its not till next October, Rendezvous staff have been helpful and kept in touch via email.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank innocenteyes68
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a 7 night stay here last year and loved every minute of it. The villas are huge and way beyond the expectation of what you're paying for. Loved the pools and BBQ area and my kids loved the playground. It was great having our own carport outside the villa, very convenient! The restaurant was great, a good selection of continental breakfast and very cheap to upgrade to the cooked breakfast. My kids earned a reputation of being the smiling kids at Swish cause they were excited to have their breakie there every morning. We were hoping to come back this year but it was booked out, I can see why!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olga351gt
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Nelson Bay
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in a 2 bedroom Apartment ( even though there was just the 2 of us ) purchased it on Getaway Website Deal..we were made to feel at home from the moment we walked in the front door till the moment we checked out.great variety of pools to choose from.great bbq area..table service around the pool area for drinks and food was awesome..perhaps a little too far from the centre of town to walk all the time but a very good service of shuttle buses to and from the resort.

Room Tip: wwe were in room 45 short walk to both pool areas and out of noise distance
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Grant S
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Property: Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges
Address: 121 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#24 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges offers two storey 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas each with a kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, TV/DVD player and balcony or patio in over 110 square metres of living. Set on 15 acres of lush tropical gardens offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the facilities which include 2 large lagoon-style pools, 1 leisure pool, a children's pool, children's playground, gymnasium, 25m lap pool, tennis courts and a family BBQ area. ... more   less 
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