We got a non-updated unit for a serious deal (under US$70/ night) and we could make meals in the kitchen so we're really happy with the money we saved. We also got a lot of space in our unit, which was great since it was really, really raining. There are just a few things that I felt were overlooked, and if they were addressed, this place could be the best in Port Douglas in terms of value. First, the unit was musty. Granted, it's the tropics, but this could be improved. Second, some of the "soft" products in the unit need urgent replacement. It's not a matter of "upgrading" but providing a clean space. The carpet was well worn and included a hole. The foam mattresses on the living room furniture had a repulsive smell, like milk or something had spilled onto it and gone bad. There was some mold in one of the closets. There were fingerprints and smudges on the wall. Third, while the pools are fabulous, the plants around them desperately need to be looked through for rubbish. I saw at least 6 separate band aids sitting around the edges of the pools, and they were there the entire week of our stay. There were beer bottles and other trash in the bushes as well. So, while we're happy with the money we saved, Rendezvous Reef would garner more repeat business by staying on top of their units' and grounds' cleanliness more carefully.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas
- Rendezvous Reef Port Douglas
- Rendezvous Reef Hotel Port Douglas