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“Wonderful Apartment Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Saltwater Luxury Apartments
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Apartment Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have been meaning to write this review for a month now. I stayed with some friends in January 2013. We had the 3 bedroom penthouse and it worked out great for everyone! The place was clean and had everything we needed. It's right on the main road so we could walk everywhere in town. John & Caroyln were the nicest. They arranged our transfers to and from the airport, as well as other various tours we ended up doing.
It was nice to have laundry in the unit too! The only down side is they don't have a lift in the building. We knew that in advance, but it's still a pain to lug all the luggage up. Other than that, not one thing to complain about. If we ever come back to Port Douglas, I would be sure to book here.
I have to mention, they are just honest, lovely people. I made a huge mistake and left my expensive camera in the van that took us to the airport. I didn't realize this until we reached Melbourne. John was able to reach the transport company and get the camera back for me. I was sick about not only losing the camera, but all my vacation photos. They arranged to get my camera back to me in Melbourne. I have to say, I can't imagine that ever would have happened in the US. I'm very thankful to have my camera and my photo's back! They really saved the trip for me! :-) Thanks so much!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kelly C
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Warac, Owner at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Many thanks for your great review. We truly value your feedback.

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We had flight problems and needed help to pickup the children who would now arrive before us.... Carolyne was brilliant she organised everything for me, on one small phone call. Allowed them into the room to wait for us, safe and sound.

Our room was very clean and tidy, lovely facilities - as advertised!!!!!!

Highly recommend this nice, clean and comfortable accommodation, right in e middle of port douglas town, we will stay here again.

Leanne

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank your for your great review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Saltwater and enjoy all that Saltwater has to offer.
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just back from a few weeks in Port Douglas and I am honestly glad we selected Saltwater Luxury Apartments to stay at. We were initially going to stay somewhat out of town (where a lot of resorts seem to be placed) but ended up selecting Saltwater, which is basically slap bang in the middle of town, therefore not requiring a car to get around everywhere, which was important to us.

It locations is close to the Great Barrier Reef departure points and very close to shops and restaurants. However at no time did it feel like we were staying in the center of town, e.g. no noise at all.

The apartment was great, we selected room number 10 from memory. And it was located on the second level overlooking the pool. The rooms are huge, the main room containing a huge double bed, spa, large bathroom and the place was spotless.

The owners are extremely helpful and upon our arrival they took the time to show us a lot things we could do in Port Douglas and the surrounding areas, but at no time did they feel like they were selling the place. Just very interested in ensuring we had a good time in AUS, even taking the time to guide us through a local map they had made of how to drive inland and back to Cairns.

I would definitely recommend the place for anyone heading to Port Douglas for any period of time and I am sure if back in Port Douglas again we would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thankj you for your great review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Saltwater and enjoy the many attracvtions close by.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our family had the pleasure of staying here for 5 nights in November. The apartment was clean, spacious, and well equipped. The location couldn't be beat and the staff were more than accommodating. This is now my third trip to Port Douglas and will be back at Saltwater the next time I'm in town.

In addition to the great service John & Carolyne provided, they even went the extra mile by mailing me two very important items I had forgotten in the room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks you for your great review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Saltwater and to hear how much you enjoyed your stay.
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Worcestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights in January this year as part of our tour of Australia. The apartments have an excellent location right in the centre making it very convenient for the restaurants and shops as well as the supermarket. The apartments are very spacious and clean. The service from the the managers on site was friendly, with a good local knowledge of trips etc.
We very much enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in staying there in the future if we visit this area of Australia again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Matt-Liz
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thanks for your great review. Lets hope you can return again soon.
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Newburgh, Indiana
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We really loved this apartment and Port Douglas for our fourth stop on our Australian trip. We stayed here four nights and were wishing we had booked longer! Carolyn and John booked all of our tours and airport shuttle for us prior to our arrival so all we had to do was enjoy! The apartment was huge - lots of room and two bedrooms with 2 1/2 baths. We loved the shower! We also enjoyed cooking a few of our meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The apartments are located right in the heart of Port Douglas so everything is easy access including the Coles grocery store across the street and the beach is just a short walk. These were a great value. Carolyn and John were so helpful. You can contact them directly for rates at info@saltwaterportdouglas.com.au. If we return to this area, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lynhe
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thanks for your great review. Lets hope that you can return again soon to Saltwater.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

John and Carolyn were friendly and extremely helpful. saltwater apartments beautifully appointed with modern furniture and appliances. everything we needed and straight on main street with supermarket across the road. Easy walk to beautiful beach, restaurants and shops. Professional bus service from airport. CLEANEST place we have ever stayed and excellent value for money. we have been twice, last time extended our stay because we didn't want to leave! (Only negative is port Douglas council leaf blowers early each morning, about which Carolyn has a petition going:) We hope to go again!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank NJDN
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Warac, Manager at Saltwater Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thanks for your great review. You will have to return to Port Douglas again soon.
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Property: 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:
#7 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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