This was a fantastic hotel. Went with my partner and the kids in mid Jan 2013. 2 bedroom dual key apartment with ocean views. Kids had their own room, toilet, bathroom, tv, balcony - they loved it. More importantly, we loved our privacy in the main apartment which had a common door with the kids' room. Our apartment had all the cooking facilities you would ever hope for, hob, oven etc. - heaps of cookware and cutlery, appliances (toaster, microwave, etc.), decent medium sized refrigerator (not just a bar fridge), flat screen TV's, ceiling fans, air con, huge balcony with its own al-fresco dining table to seat 6 (easily seats 8) in addition to the one that seats 4 inside. Seriously, all you had to do was go to the local supermarket and stock up. Even the local liquor land outlet is just around the corner - sweet!! OK, so the only possible issue was the presence of microscopic ants in the apartment (very few and they posed no inconvenience whatsoever - the room even had a can of bug spray but we didn't bother to use it.) The only thing that bugged me (lol) was that there was a safe in the room but you had to pay $4.40 per day to use it. Pretty crappy really considering that every other place I've stayed in gave it to me for free - again, we didn't bother with that either - the rooms are super secure and after all - it's Palm Cove!! Everyone who is there can afford to be there - they don't need to rob you. At the pool we left our wallet, keys etc. on the table for hours - no problem! (mind you, that was an accident. I don't recommend such complacency anywhere, but was super glad our valuable stuff was all still there later on.) MY FINAL COMMENT IS THIS - the staff are probably about the best I have ever met in any hotel anywhere - period (other than the Charming 2 Hotel in Vietnam - but that's another review :-)) Seriously, Olivia was magnificent, both on the phone when I booked and in person when we arrived. Rachel was a dream when it came to booking tours and just for local knowledge in general. They made us feel like we were their only patrons and the check in - check out procedures were the quickest and most painless I've ever experienced. THE BOTTOM LINE IS - STAY HERE !!! IT'S A TOP HOTEL AND YOU WON'T REGRET IT. The pools are clean, large and safe (cleaned each morning from what we saw.) The gardens are beautiful, service brilliant, quality top notch. One thing though, you don't get daily refresh of your toiletries, etc. It's an apartment and you need to look after yourself in that respect. But that's what makes the hotel so great, because you save a fortune avoiding the $100 per meal that you would otherwise spend for 4 people if you couldn't cook for yourselves. OK, enough said - this is the longest review I've ever written. Great hotel - thanks to all the staff for helping to make our holiday so wonderful. We'll be back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unit 531 is a privately owned apartment within the Mantra Amphors Palm Cove resort. It has recently been renovated and is beautifuully outfitted. The unit is one of the largest and most spacious units within the resort and has the top view, top hosts and is top value. There are two bedrooms - each with their own bathroom (shower,toilet, b ath - spa bath in second bathroom0. The beds are very comfortable with all new linen. TV's in each bedroom. All linen (including pool towels) and cleaning included in the rental. Lof longer stays unit is serviced once a week. The living, kitchen area is a feature of the unit. Full kitchen facilities with new stove, cooktop, fridge. There is a microwave, dishwasher and in the secluded laundry a new washing machine and dryer. The cultery and crockery is all new as are most of the cooking utensils. Second unit has a bar fridge and microwave. The living room has a dining setting and large couch for relaxing and watching the new 55" TV. There is also a new leather sofa. The living room has a private balcony with the best view of the pool. There is a new BBQ on the balcony and an outdoor setting. The second bedroom hs its own balcony overlooking the mountains. The unit will suit a family or two couples. We have the best references of any unit at the Mantra! Enjoy an early morning dip in the tranquil Coral Sea directly opposite the resort or meander your way around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Spend some time relaxing in the award winning swimming lagoon and spa which features many coves and nooks shaded by massive palm trees. Located on Williams Esplanade, on the waterfront, Mantra Amphora is just minutes away from some of the best restaurants in Tropical North Queensland. Wander the stretch of Palm Cove Esplanade to discover a chic range of restaurants and cocktail bars suitable for couples and families. At the front of the resort, guests will find Vivo Bar and Grill. Vivo offers guests Italian inspired food mixed with subtle tastes of the tropics. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mantra Amphora Palm Cove
- Mantra Amphora Hotel Palm Cove