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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
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Reviewed February 13, 2010

My husband and I travelled to Port Douglas for the first time last year and found the Shantara to be excellent. We chose a 1-bed apartment on the first floor which was a little more private than the ground floor apartments right near the pool. The amenities were excellent - very clean, fresh and quiet. The Shantara isnt right on the beach but is within a 5 minute walk to the beautiful four mile beach. Both pools are excellent and the service friendly and efficient. Macrossen street with the wonderful restaurants is also within easy walking distance. This is an excellent choice for those wanting a quiet and relaxing escape, as there are no under 16 yo allowed (when we were there-I'd check this is still the case when you book). I highly recommend the facials in the spa just a short walk from your room. We loved PD and definately will be returning!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2010

My husband and I spent our 20th wedding anniversary here. We found it luxurious, spotlessly clean, quiet and met all our needs. The resort itself is beautiful and well thought out - our favourite was the two pools which we used constantly. Only downside I can think of was there is no free internet.

Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
Thank ChickybabeSydney
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Reviewed February 7, 2010

We Stayed at Shantara for 7 days, first week in February.
As soon as we eneterd Shantara we were greeted by friendly staff. We stayed at the Studio Pol deck ( swim out), and it was great.The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and what made it even more great is that the pool was right there,just a step away. As there are no childern, it was very nice and peaceful, just what you need when you want to get away from a busy city life.
All the activities that we did were booked by the staff at reception, which was hassle free.
Our stay at Port Douglas was even better as we stayed at a great place. We will definelty come back.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank MelissaMelbourne
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

Shantara was a great holiday accomodation in a good location in Port Douglas. Its less than 5 minutes walk to both the main street (Macrossan), and to the beach.
We had a Studio room which was had everything we needed for our 5 night stay. It had kitchenette facilities including Kettle, Toaster, Sink, Fridge, Microwave, Cutlery and Crockery. Other features included an Iron, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Digital TV with some Austar/Foxtel channels, airconditioning and ceiling fan. There is also a shared Washer & Dryer in the foyer area between each Studio and 1 Bed Apartment which was great as we were able to travel with carry on luggage, and just washed clothes half way through the week. Other facilities include 2 pools (towels are provided), a small gym (2 cycle machines, 1 treadmill, 1 crosstrainer and a selection of weights), and an outside shared bbq area. We booked on Expedia, and managed to buy 3 nights and get 2 nights free, which made Shantara excellent value for money.
I would definitely recommend this accomodation to anyone wanting to stay in Port Douglas.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris B
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Reviewed January 13, 2010

We spent 5 very relaxing days at Shantar and selected Shantara based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. We booked directly as this provided the best deal and an opportunity to discuss our exact requirements. We had two ajoining rooms on the ground level (with pool decks) so we could walk directly from the room into one of the two pools. The staff were excellent always courteous and very knowledgeable about the local restaurants and shops. The staff recommended and booked all our tours which meant we only paid one bill at the end. The location was perfect - a couple of blocks from the town, the marina, restaurants and beautiful 4 mile beach. Shantara resort is an immaculate, tropical quiet oasis which lived up to all our expectations from the moment we arrived until the day we left. Totally recommend Shantara if you are looking for a modern, relaxing, quiet place to stay with a more personal touch.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

- comfortable , tasteful and spacious 'bedroom apartment' with good kitchen facilities
- lovely pools (sized for splashing around rather than proper swimming)
- nice balcony
- looked just like the website photos
- friendly and informative reception / tourist info staff
- good value for money
- fantastic location, 5 mins walk to beach, marina and main high street
- very quiet throughout off peak month of december - we usually had the pool to ourselves
- no complaints! there were little sugar ants in the apartment, but they come with the territory

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Naomi_NSW
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Reviewed January 6, 2010

I spent 4 amazingly relaxing days at Shantar and had selected Shantara based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. Booked directly with hotel as they provided a better deal than any of the on line agencies. The suites are modern and "feng shui - ish" and I loved pool access from my balcony. Joanne is an excellent hostess and her staff were always courteous and knowledeable. I booked all my tours and transfers directly through Shantara and only paid one bill at the end. Location is perfect - a couple of blocks from the town, a couple of blocks to maginificent 4 mile beach. The spa services are high quality. I enjoyed a great pedicure which last for 3 weeks after my return home. The facility is spotless. Gym equipment is new and clean. Pool area is just lovely.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled solo
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Thank FluffyToronto
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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 57 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range: $119 - $391 (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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