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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Australia
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93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“a place of relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here from 1st April to 6th April 2013, we met up with 3 other couples who also stayed at Shantara. It is in a great location, close to the main street and beach, very quiet and private. Best thing there are no children at this Resort so it is really nice for couples. We had a 1 bedroom poolside swim-up. The apartment is really roomy spotlessly clean has 2 airconditioners and 2 ceiling fans which we needed with the heat and humidity. The staff are really good and will book all your transfers to & from the airport in Cairns, they will also book all your tours and charge it back to your room. The whole resort is quiet and peaceful, the pools are beautiful and there is a nice bbq area too. We found nothing negative about Shantara and would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed in one of the Shantara apartments for 4 nights. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Kay at reception who was very friendly and helpful with all our enquiries and tour bookings. The apartment was extremely clean and welcoming, and the view from the pool deck was gorgeous! Shantara is walking distance to the shops/restaurants/beach. We cannot wait to return and highly recommend Shantara ☺

  • Stayed April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Shantara is a beautiful quiet resort. No kids under 16 so was perfect for our honeymoon. Close to everything and fantastic rooms and value. Beautiful pool and rooms had everything we needed :) would definitely recommend

  • Stayed March 2013
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We found the Shantara an excellent place to stay. It was clean, quiet, and very comfortable. We used the pool every day, and also the gym. The bbq area by the pool provided us with all that we needed, even salt, pepper and sauce!!! It was only a short walk to the Marina, shops, restaurants and the beach. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The shared laundry facilities in our foyer area was very useful. Thank you for a lovely week.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side would be cooler on the verandah with no afternoon sun
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Absolutely beautiful resort, very quiet, EXTREMELY clean. No kids under 16 allowed. Perfect for a relaxing holiday. The resort is only a short walk to Port Douglas main street, where all the shops and restaurant are. All rooms have a pool view. The swimming pool is set in the centre of the building, so there are only limited seats in the sun, but the beach it's just across the road! FANTASTIC resort, you'll love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 #6 of 56 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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