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Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful & Relaxing”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

Awesome location - minutes to the main drag, the room was really nicely presented, really spacious, great kitchen, great spa.....PERFECT, could not complain at all.
We stayed in a one bedroom with kitchen on the top floor, the room was private, well furnished, cool and a much better option than the poolside rooms which offer a lot less privacy. Having walked past the Meridian which was my other option I think these apartments are way better value for money with good sized balconies etc.
Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Foster, Australia
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Th Shantara was fantastic, close to everything, rooms beautiful, staff were fantastic, helped with bookings and advice.
Very quiet, great pool. We had a pool deck which was great worth the extra. Would stay again.
Jenny & Rob
Foster Vic

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

We stayed at Shantara and had a wonderfully relaxing and quiet time. The fact that there were no childeren and the resort was mainly for adults and couples meant peace and quiet. I cannot fault the place as it is excellent and as described in the reviews. The only note I would add is that my expectation of a resort is at least having a coffee shop or restaurant. This is a brilliant holiday apartment block. Having said that the main street is only about 10 minutes walk away with lots of restaurants available.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

We wouldnt normally go to the effort of writing a review for a hotel on a website, but my partner and I have just returned from an amazing trip to Port Douglas and want everyone to know how great this hotel is... But in saying that, we dont want to advertise it too much as we dont want it being so popular we can't get ourselves another booking next time we visit!

Prior to booking our trip, like everyone else, we spent hours and hours debating the pro's and cons of practically every hotel in Port Douglas... We were after a trip that was not too expensive, in a good location, and had a good pool with a nice / clean / modern room...

Upon arriving at this hotel, it instantly had that 'wow' factor you would expect from a luxurious tropical hotel in somewhere like Thailand or Bali... This continued once we checked in and saw our room.. Amazing views over one of the beautiful pools, and an abolutely immaculate, modern and spacious self-contained room that was well above and beyond anything we had expected.

We initially booked the hotel for 3 nights and left our following 2 nights options open... It didnt take us long to decide that we would be extending our stay in this hotel for the entire 5 nights...

It is one of the quitest resorts we have ever experienced, with Dan and all his staff being extremely helpful and knowledgable regarding local facilities and activities... Whilst we did not use the hotel spa facilities (due to time restraints), many locals we spoke to commented to us that the hotel is known for it's amazing spa facilities / services...

The poolside BBQ and in-room facilities were excellent, and were a great option considering that we often did not feel like 'eating out' 3 times a day... As did the budget...

It is the ideal boutique resort for any couple looking for a quiet trip away to escape from reality, whilst getting true value for money (which is hard to find in this day and age)...For families travelling with children, or a young singles looking for somewhere to 'cut loose', you could probably find something a little more appropriate for your needs, however that is just a personal opinion...

We would like to thank Shantara for a memorable holiday and we have spent much of our first day back in reality trying to work out when we can return sometime soon..

Cheers, Nathan and Fiona.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Got a great deal on a 7 night stay at this beautifully presented resort. Very clean spacious rooms with great outlook over the pool/s. Very centrally located with only a short stroll to town and all the great eating places. Very nice usable BBQ area that worked well for us. Very helpful ladies at reception that went out of their way to help us with local bookings. THANKS.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

We have just returned from our stay at Shantara and had a wonderful time. The resort is run effeciently and by friendly helpul staff. We had a room opening onto the pool and it was wonderful. I totally disagree with the comments made in a previous email,though maybe a bathrobe would have been nice.
I would certainly recommend this resort and should we go back to Port Douglas would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

My wife and I saw Shantara being built in 2007. We decided to book and stay for 10 days
in early September this year. It was absolutely delightful and comfortable,with beautiful
surroundings such as palm trees and green foliage adorning 2 pools.
We will definitely be booking Shantara next year.
Congratulations to the Management, Marianna and Luigi.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
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 #5 of 55 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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