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Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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“Lovely Place but mixed feelings.....read on”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Firstly we have travelled to Far North Queensland several times, including Palm Cove, Cairns, Whitsundays etc and ........Love love love Port Douglas, its absolutely fabulous!!!!!!

We wanted to try The Sea Temple as we were considering purchasing one as an investment..... Hmmmm.......
We had a two bedroom "Swim-out" apartment and stayed there in March.....
OK, Gorgeous setting, foyer lovely lovely lovely, staff lovely, resort shop dangerous!!!! spent way too much actually, but worth it some lovely things in there.
The room appeared to be fabulous and in general was great, but the floors were sticky, oven-top scratched badly, and in general not that clean.
But we absolutely loved the lay-out as we had two adult kids with us as well so they could do whatever and not be under each others feet.
The swim out idea fabulous, but the couches extremely grubby, and as we swam around in the pool that seemed to be the general appearance of the place (which was quite the opposite of the glossy videos and brochures etc.....)
Possibly the worse cocktails I had ever had, eeks, they didn't even have any glasses(Plastic Cups eww) for a cosmopolitan, it was warm blaaa (just stating the facts not being rude) which in a resort of its calibur is not really acceptable...
.The worst thing was a rather loud couple we were talking to bragging how they swindled a cheap room the same as ours for a ridiculous price because their son worked in the resort
which made us even less impressed as we had paid several thousand dollars for our week....
and it was a "Special" rate.........
So....probably wont return to Sea Temple.... but Port Douglas amazinggggg xo

Room Tip: Swim out for sure.....................there's nothing like swimming our of your room
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had previously stayed at the Sea Temple Palm Cove so we were anxious to see if P Douglas would be just as good. Booked a studio spa room for 4 nights to celebrate my wife's birthday (a bargain 24hr deal few months in advance) . As it was peak season I was unable to get an upgrade to a one bed or penthouse suite, and it wasnt till we checked in that I was told there are only 3 studios that have a view of the pool area! Luckily for us we received one with a pool view on ground level with our own private access direct to the pool. Yes the studios are small compared with the other suites, though the big spa & bathroom area is quite spacious. The hotel is situated quite a distance from town, however there is a shuttle that runs every half hour from 6am - 11pm. All aspects of this resort are fantastic. You cant not feel relaxed as soon as you walk through the foyer. The pool is enourmous and never ending. The staff were all polite and always eager to help out wherever possible. We dined at the the restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and also for the Sunday tapas (definitely recommend). All ocasions were excellent. I just wish there was a Sea Temple closer to home, cant wait to go back

Room Tip: Aqua - book a table outside. Always add room requests and note any special occasions
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Sea Temple is right on the beach and only 5 minutes walk to one of Australias best golf courses. Under new management and what a difference. The staff are fantastic, the food excellent, the best resort pool and in a perfect place - Port Douglas. June and July are just fantastic, especially leaving a horrible cold Melbourne winter. Just what the body needs. The golf course is one of the best maintained and although challenging, mug golfers get a fair chance at having a good score. For serious golfers it is to die for. See crocs on the 9th and 10th and sometimes on the 12th.
The resort rooms are beautiful

Room Tip: rooms around the pool sound good but in school hols can be a bit noisy. the villas on the beachfront...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Sea Temple is a nice Resort, very friendly and helpful staff, nice rooms, but watch the rooms by the pool, they are not very private and dont get a lot of sun. Our 3 bedroom Villa was fantastic, lots of space. own small pool and made our holiday. The Sea Temple is about 10 minutes from the main part of Port Douglas, so you need a car, although there are regular shuttles.
A nice place to relax, lovely big lagoon pool.

Room Tip: Better to be on second level as these rooms get the sun!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We recently spent three nights in this resort and I wish we had stayed here longer. The pool is amazing as it winds around the resort. The full kitchen and having your own private rooftop spa and BBQ area was great if you didn't want to eat out. Very relaxing and I would definitely return here when back in Port Douglas.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

The Seatemple Resort in Port Douglas is not a hotel - it really deserves the name resort. It has houses surrounding the HUGE Poolarea and everything is very clean and modern. You can swim around the pool and that takes a long time. The room was very comfortably and the staff at the reception very nice as well. At the evening we had a drink an the reception and spent a long time there. The breakfast was good as well but the sunshine made the whole surrounding very warm so it was difficult to enjoy the meal. But the hotel is really GREAT!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have just returned from 8 days at the Sea Temple in Port Douglas. We decided on this hotel after reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. As we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary the hotel left a bottle of champagne and a card in our room, which was very nice. The hotel was wonderfully relaxing. Sitting at breakfast overlooking the spectacular pool complex every morning was a delight. The staff were extremely helpful and everyone was very friendly. We wouldn't hesitate to book again at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Address: Mitre St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#11 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#14 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa is a five star resort located on Four Mile Beach, Tropical North Queensland - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. This spacious retreat features a range of Port Douglas accommodation styles, situated around one of the largest lagoon pools in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy modern Australian dining in AQUA Restaurant, an invigorating spa treatment in Vie Spa, or a tropical refreshment whilst taking in the spectacular views at the Pool Bar. At Pullman Resort Port Douglas, our friendly team can organise your tours and activities, from rainforest tours to Great Barrier Reef day trips. With the latest wireless technology, Pullman luxury accommodation in Port Douglas will keep you perfectly connected in room and throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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