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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We finished our month long trip to Australia and New Zealand with a very pleasant trip to Cairns and stayed at Shantara for three nights in a studio with pool access. It was just right for our short stay and Pauline, at the front desk, helped us make the most of every minute of our time there by advising us on snorkeling adventures, a trip to the Daintree Forest and restaurants. Shantara is a lovely setting and the unit was well-appointed including ready access to a washer and dryer.
Kathy B.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We recently stayed at Shantara for our 10th wedding anniversary. The fact that no children under 16 are allowed was a drawcard for us ! We stayed in a first floor pool view apartment and it was great, you could sit on the balcony overlooking the pool or spend time inside. The location was perfect easy walking distance to the main street, beach, or wharf. The shared laundry facilities were handy to wash the towels and beach clothes. Would be back again for sure.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed 5 nights on a special deal so only paid for 3. Good sized room with basic cooking facilities (microwave, no hob or cooker) but sufficient crockery, glasses and cutlery. Good sized bathroom with large shower. Small but perfectly adequate balcony. We chose a top floor room (all buildings in Port Douglas are only as high as the tallest tree) but you can have swim up rooms although your privacy can be compromised. The swimming pool was open from 7.30 until late, perfect as it was still very warm late into the evening. Agree with the previous review free wifi would be a nice addition.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Shantara is perfect for couples of all ages especially honeymooners being an adult only resort ( no one under 16 ). The one bedroom apartment we had on the first floor was spacious, light and well equipped. We chose not to have daily service as it was cheaper and there is laundry facilities available, one between two units. It is in easy walking distance to the Main Street. We would definitely stay at this resort again.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms give you a private deck and access to the pool.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We loved our poolside apartment. Each evening after walking back from dinner in P. Douglas we had a late night swim. The apartment was well appointed and the staff were helpful. It is well located being only a short walk from town and the beach. The only reason we haven't given a 5 rating is Wi Fi was not free. It is unnecessarily mean not to give guests the use of the Resort's Wi fi. That apart we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was one of seven places my husband and I stayed at during our 3 week trip. We were initially booked for the studio which is very small. We asked to be upgraded to a one bedroom and the front desk person was very helpful and was able to make this change. It is a 5 minute walk from the town and from the beach. Highly recommend this place! Although, be aware that they charge extra to have daily service such as having the bed made and towels replaced.

Room Tip: Don't choose a studio if you are looking for a spacious place. Also although the entrance to the...
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

No need to say much, other than this is a quality place to stay. It's a very clean, easy going, relaxing, modern self contained apartment which is close to everything you need in PD. We had the pool deck room which was great. We were only there for 4 days so we opted for the 'no service' option which was cheaper.. just meant we put the bathroom & pool towels in the wash half way through our stay. It was simple as there was a washing machine & dryer just outside the room.

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Additional Information about Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Address: 27 - 31 Davidson St | Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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 56 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range: $129 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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