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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Port Douglas, Queensland

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MadamJose...
Melbourne, Australia
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649 reviews
139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location,”
Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed here for 2 weeks and we found the apartment comfortable, clean and the kitchen well appointed. It is one of two sharing the top floor (2nd floor in Australia, 3rd floor in Europe/USA) at the back of the building away from the pool, with a leafy view to a vacant block of land, so its very quiet. There is no lift and lots of stairs in the apartment so its not practical for those with limited mobility. On entering one finds a king size bedroom with en-suite and down a few steps to the living, dining, kitchen and small balcony. Up a flight of stairs is the queen size bedroom with en-suite overlooking the living areas below. Then up another flight of stairs to the roof top terrace, separated from the adjacent apartment by a low wall, with a dining table but no sun lounges. The friendly apartment managers were there on arrival to greet us, and efficient, arriving with a spare gas bottle for the BBQ in a matter of minutes. The apartment is just 1 street from the beach and close to Macrossan Street with its restaurants and good supermarket. We found we didn't need a car and walked everywhere. The apartment is as photographed, beds were comfortable and my only quibbles would be the lack of WIFI and the swimming pool - the pool is small and has only 4 sun lounges and is right next to the apartments at the front of the building, so its not private. If you are wanting to relax around a large exotic pool all day this will not be the property for you as the pool is basic and is in shade by lunch time. Ditto if you have noisy children. However we didn't use the pool as the beach is close and just a nicer place to relax and has lots of shade in the afternoon. We really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the proximity to everything in Port Douglas.

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Liked best: Location and size
Liked least: No Wifi, small swimming pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MargD
Lake Macquarie
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“Great location”
Reviewed 17 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Booking the property was very well organised with lots of information sent by email before we arrived. We phoned ahead with an approximate arrival time and were met at the property and shown around. There was an undercover parking area and plenty of street parking also. The apartment is up a couple of flights of stairs so would not be suitable for anyone unable to use stairs.

The property itself was lovely, spacious and well presented. The lounge area had a comfortable lounge and a dining area. The adjacent kitchen area had everything needed for a comfortable stay. The separate laundry and w.c. was an added bonus.

The two bedrooms were on separate levels, ideal for families with older children or couples. The main bedroom was above the living area with shutters opening onto this area. For this reason it could be a bit noisy if someone was staying up late in the lounge. The beds in both rooms were most comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious and sparkling. Plenty of towels, including beach towels, were provided along with a starter pack of toilettries.

The location was excellent. It was a couple of minutes walk to the beach or the cafe opposite the beach and about 5 minutes walk to shops, cafes and restaurants. It was also an easy walk to the ferry wharf and the Sunday Markets. The area was also very quiet, with pleasant views from the deck at the rear of the apartment.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: shutters in B1
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Melburne
Reviewed 23 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Lara
Reviewed 5 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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heatherm4...
Ballarat Australia
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“Sunseeker "Tranquil Retreat" Penthouse was just what we needed.”
Reviewed 20 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We have just come back from our 11 night stay in Port Douglas and were very impressed with our choice of the "Tranquil Retreat Penthouse".

Contrary to other reviews we really couldn't fault the cleanliness and arrival greeting. The manager had organised us to call when we arrived in Port Douglas and their rep would then meet us at the premises which she promptly did. Our penthouse looked onto the back of the property with a lovely palm tree and tropical plant outlook. There were basically 3 levels with one double bedroom with full ensuite bathroom (shower over bath) on one, another double bedroom and full ensuite on the next (which also had louvre doors opening with a view down to the living area) and a roofop terrace with table, chairs and sun umbrella on the next. The ground floor included a combination powder room/laundry with washer and dryer, a fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher and full size fridge, a dining area and a huge living area which was furnished with a flat screen tv and a comfy corner lounge suite. Off this was a balcony with a table and 4 chairs and a bbq.

Each bathroom had a hairdryer and lovely Natio toiletries (nice touch). The location was perfect, 1 block to the beach and just off Macrossan Street with a 3minute walk to the shops and restaurants.

We didn't get to see any of the other apartments within the complex but couldn't fault our choice and would happily stay there again.

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