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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
1 review
“Tranquil setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed at Shantara for our 20th wedding anniversary from 7-12 April, 2013. The room was superb as was the heated jacuzzi. Coming from Darwin it was a little too cool to swim in the lagoon style pool but we did at least take the plunge once and then immersed ourselves in the warmth of the jacuzzi. We even used the gym a couple of times during our stay. The staff were excellent and very helpful with booking tours. Shantara is walking distance to beautiful 4 mile beach and the wonderful shops and restaurants of Macrossan street. With no children allowed it meant it was a beautiful tranquil setting to enjoy each others company.
Steve and Amanda Peek

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

If you want a relaxing holiday then this is the place to stay. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor which was very spacious and overlooked the pool from our balcony, and everything is as good as you see on the internet. The condition and furnishings in the room are first class, the towels and bed linen superb and the king bed was really comfortable. There was an air-conditioner and ceiling fan in both the lounge area and the bedroom. The bathroom has a walk in shower and a spa bath too and is also very spacious. The kitchen area was well equipped with premium crockery and utensils, and they supply milk pods and tea and coffee sachets etc for when you first arrive. There are two outdoor pools and one has a BBQ area for guests to use. There is also free underground parking at the apartments if you drive to Port Douglas. If you prefer privacy and quiet then I would suggest a room on the 2nd floor rather than the rooms on the ground floor that have direct access to the pool from their rooms. The only downside is that for non smokers it is irritating when other guests' cigarette smoke periodically drifts from their balcony onto yours if you sit out, but you can get that in any hotel. Having said that we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Lovely spot to relax and enjoy the area. Within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Check out the restaurant called The Tin Shed, value for money and a great location,

  • Stayed March 2013
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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.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 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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