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“The perfect Port Douglas getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“The perfect Port Douglas getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

My mother, husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shantara. It was so clean, with modern facilities - everything you need to self cater. The location of the resort was perfect, just a 2 minute stroll to the beach and shopping, but still far away enough to be quiet and relaxing.
The pools were fantastic, clean and because it is an adult only resort they were always very quiet and relaxing.
The staff at Shantara were helpful from the moment we booked through the Trip Advisor website, answering emails promptly and anticipating any questions we had. They were so friendly & helpful while up there, they even had big umbrellas incase we got caught in a tropical rain shower.
They had a great little book swap that once finished my book I could swap it for another. These little touches are everywhere at Shantara and definately makes it worthwhile booking with them.
Thanks Shantara! It was the most relaxing vacation ever! We can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: We had the only 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite and it was very spacious for my husband and I and my mot...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank TBest1978
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Shantara, Manager at Shantara Resort Port Douglas, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thanks for having stayed at Shantara and for the positive comments.

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the apartment and the services we could offer you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.
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australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed at Shantara Apartments as our "mini-moon" before our real honeymoon in Europe. A getaway for 5 nights of relaxation after getting married in Sydney. Wow. From the time we walked in we were impressed by the resort, its facilities and especially our apartment.

We booked a Shantara Apartment with a spa bath, outdoor spa and pool entry from the balcony. Worth the little bit extra! It was so lovely to have a secluded place to relax with a glass of wine in our own spa, and also the choice of enjoying the pool. We were in 4A which got excellent morning sun during our summer holiday. The sun was on our balcony until around midday, we were happy to have the shade by that point anyway!

The front desk organised a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling tour with Wavelength which was amazing, and a hire car for our day in the Daintree Rainforest. Both of these were easy to organise through the resort.

The walk to the beach takes only 2 minutes (and that was in 32 degree heat!) and the walk to Macrossan street was, as my husband described it, "a one ice-cream walk" We walked into town most days and nights.

I'd definitely recommend Shantara to anyone, especially the fact that it doesnt cater to children. It is so relaxing and peaceful - especially for a honeymoon - to have only adults swimming outside your apartment.

The resort is new and clean looking, the room was spotless, the staff left a bottle of Sparkling wine in the fridge, the amenities were basic but helpful and the kitchen was well-equipped if you wanted to use it. Despite the fact that the room is only serviced daily for an extra charge, enough bath towels and pool towels are supplied that it isn't a problem.

We both booked a one hour massage with the Shantara Day Spa, and Zondar is magic! The massage was heavenly and remedial at the same time, and if I had had enough time, I definitely would have booked again during my stay.

Other things we would recommend doing is dinner at Nautilus, Salsa and Harrisons, definitely get out to the reef and the Daintree if you haven't been before, and afternoon drinks at "on the inlet" was nice too.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank loysie
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel in Port Douglas. It is a two minute walk to the centre of town & has a beautiful pool area. We got great use from the laundry facilities dotted around the hotel. Great spot to relax in Port Douglas!!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 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 WesDuffy
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Shantara, Manager at Shantara Resort Port Douglas, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate that our efforts are seen by our Guests and that you enjoyed your time at Shantara. All the Best
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

My boyfriend and I stated at the Shantara resort just before Christmas. I'd got a really good deal through Expedia and the hotel looked amazing online, but you can never really tell! I had arranged transfers from Cairns airport through the hotel and although very slightly more expensive than others (the cheapest I found was $6 less per person) it was worth it as the hotel arranged everything and the driver was waiting when we arrived and really friendly, telling us about the area and things to do on the drive. When we arrived we were not disappointed! We were welcomed by a wonderfully helpful and friendly lady on reception and the hotel looked even nicer than the pictures had shown. The room was amazing... Comfy bed, clean, spacious and lovely big shower. I had a standard room with kitchenette, so just had a microwave, sink and fridge. This is all we needed as we Just wanted to store milk, bread etc. and planned to eat out. It's in a fab location just a few minutes walk from the shops and restaurants and beach. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone! Was luxury and well worth the money.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 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 sarahhopkins76
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

How good is this place - step from your room onto your pool deck and into the pool. Staff unobtrusive but there if needed, walking distance to beach, town or marina. After holidaying at various resorts was a pleasant and very welcome change to relax without hearing the usual noise of over-excited over-stimulated younger family members. Room was compact but well appointed, clean, cool. Shelving/drawers for clothes storage (we stayed 5 nights) would have been handy though. No dining/eating but Macrossan just down the road. Would be great if beverages were offered - even if just limited softdrinks, beer, wine etc. during reception hours. Have already recommended to friends. Great place to stay makes a great holiday.

Room Tip: If staying longer, choose 1+ bedroom. Studio room great for shorter stays with good weather - choose...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GavroseBid
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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

We got married in Sydney and honeymooned at the Shantara resort. The management left a bottle of bubbly in the fridge and some essentials. The room was spotless and the aircon on which was very welcome. The staff couldn`t be more helpful if you get stuck ask for Jess, she is a real darling. We booked all our trips through the resort and just settled up at the end of our stay.

Room Tip: If you want the extra comfort book a room with a lounge and go for a pool deck. You just wake up and...
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Thank dragey64
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights and it was terrific. Stayed in a studio pool deck room, actual deck was a bit squeasy but having a balcony aleviated this. Room was clean and well maintained. The resort as a whole is very well presented and maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool area was never busy and there were always sun beds available for those not lucky enough to have their own deck. The resort is located within 500m walking distance of all the good bits of PD. This is one resort we will definetly be returning to and would highly recomend when staying in PD.

Room Tip: Pool deck rooms are great. Southern side pool of the resort gets more sun than the northern side poo...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gavrose
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Property: Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Address: 27 - 31 Davidson St | Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shantara Resort Port Douglas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shantara Resort Port Douglas is the newest accommodation in Port Douglas and offers quality boutique style Apartment accommodation. An Adults only retreat ideal for couples, honeymooners or the independent traveller looking to escape in tranquil surrounds (Children over the age of 15 are welcome). Shantara is located walking distance to Macrossan Street, where you will find an array of Restaurants, cafes & only 400-meters to Four Mile Beach. Shantara has a selection of spacious one bedroom apartments with full kitchen, lounge/dining area, spa baths and separate shower. The studios are perfect for the shorter stay with kitchenettes. Outdoor balconies to all apartments to sit out with a relaxing drink after a day out. Available also is free Internet access, cable TV/DVDs and laundry facilities to all apartments and studios. 2 Pools - heated in winter. Gymnasium, Day Spa for personalised treatments, undercover BBQ area for guests to try out the local produce. All rooms and external area are Non-Smoking. Shantara Resort Port Douglas is a family operated business offering personalised and friendly service. ... more   less 
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