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Saltwater Luxury Apartments
Ranked #13 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were 3 friends who thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Saltwater Apts. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath apt is very spacious; it is nicely furnished with a fully stocked kitchen and the apt has a washer, dryer. Since Port Douglas restaurants were a pit pricey we cooked some wonderful meals in the apts. John and Carolyn were always there to help out with great suggestions on where to go and what to do and helped with making reservations. I HIGHLY recommmend these apts, it was a perfect stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Great that you enjoyed your holiday in Port Douglas and that you enjoyed Saltwater.
Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at the Saltwater in late November. We wanted to stay in the heart of Port Douglas.
We were within 200 meters of the pubs, clubs and Restaurants. Down the stairs from our room and we were in the middle of Macrossan street. The room was what we wantd, it was quiet at night time as our rooms faced Macrossan street. Never heard anything coming form the street.
The only thing that i didn't like was the pool. Very sterile area, a few chairs and a few potted plants. The pool was very small and as i said very sterile and with no imagination. If you had kids they would find this very boring compared to other accommodations that has shaded trees with comfortable chairs around it.
Would definetly stay again even though the pool was a shocker.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warac, Owner at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for your review.

Regarding the pool area, the pool is "suspended" [that is, not in the ground] and as such, having trees or unpotted plants doesn't work very well. There are 3 shade sails to compensate for the lack of trees giving guests the options of sun or shade. The photos of the pool on our website should be adequate for guests to determine whether or not it is right for their family.

Thank you again.

John & Carolyne
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Family of 5 travelling from UK had a lovely 6 night stay in the Saltwater apartments. We stayed in a two bedroomed two bathroomed apartment which was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and exceptionally quiet. John & Carolyn were very helpful and organised in advance two day trips and gave us some very useful local recommendations for restaurants and things to do. The apartment was very central so good for browsing around town, 5 mins walk to the beach and 8min walk to the marina - really great location. The pool, although not very big, was ideal for the children (ages 7 to 11) and they enjoyed a cooling swim every day. Pool was nicely shaded so great for reading a book poolside.

We really enjoyed our stay and it suited perfectly our requirements of a central but quiet apartment close to the beach.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Warac, Owner at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just got finish with a 4 day stay in the 2 bedroom penthouse apartment. The location is in the middle of town close to everything. John and carolyne booked all of our excursions and dining reservations and I highly recommend you letting them do all your bookings. They really know what they are doing. We did the karranda railroad, sky rail and a day trip snorkeling and because of their knowledge we had a great days. Even let us know where to watch the fireworks. Definitely go above and beyond to make sure your stay is a fabulous one.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Warac, Owner at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Many thanks for your review.

We do encourage our guests to take the uncertainty out of booking tours etc as we have personal experience with virtually all options in Port Douglas and we are totally independent of all operators.

Again, many thanks for the review.

John & Carolyne
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Yes, I agree with the other reviewers that it it is a good place to stay. John has been specially helpful and provided a personal touch and guidance in planning the trip.
It should be clearly considered as a convenient and comfortable place to stay - being close to facilities: supermarket, restaurants etc.
However, my personal viewpoint is that the "luxury" attribute perhaps is a bit misnomer. Also, one should be aware that there is no lift or elevator but one has to use stairs. I believe the management must have mentioned this on their website. If it is there, it appears to be not easily visible and should be made more visible -- as it could be an important issue for many.

I am not aware of the tarriff but I believe it would be same as some of the resorts which would be more luxurious than this. They would have more open space around, I imagine.
At the end, it depends on travellers what they are looking for.

Room Tip: If you are looking for convenience - this is good one. check for the comparative pricing though.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Warac, Owner at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Many thanks for your feedback.

As with most accommodation houses in Port Douglas, there is no lift at Saltwater and we are very careful to ensure that guests are aware of this before they book whether it be on line or by phone. All websites that Saltwater is listed on have this fact well documented however this fact may not always be passed on by the person who made the booking to others in the travelling party.

We have looked at many alternaitves to put in a lift/ dumb waiter in but to retrofit one is too expensive.

As for the writer's comments on luxury or not, we will let the readers judge for themselves by reading other reviews.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Just recently stayed for the 4th time at the Saltwater Luxury apartments in Port Douglas. I must say that the service and apartments are second to none, highly recommend for anyone whether it be singles, couples or families, the location is the main drawcard. Will be back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest at Saltwater and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

The location of the apartments is great as it is on the main street and a 5 min walk from just about anything. The apartments are clean and well maintained and John and Carolyn are so very nice and helpful with everything - from recommending restaurants and tours to organizing shuttles. We have been back three times already and can't wait for our next stay. Also great value for you money!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thank you for the great review.

We appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments on Tripadvisor.

It's great that you enjoyed your stay.

Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Additional Information about Saltwater Luxury Apartments

Address: 30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#7 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#9 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range: $202 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saltwater Luxury Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
located in the heart of Port Douglas; easy walk to all restaurants, bars, the beach & shops. air conditioned luxury self contained apartments ... more   less 
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