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Mantra PortSea
Ranked #25 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed recently at the Mantra Portsea in Port Douglass while on business in the area
Arriving Thursday evening after some long travelling we were greeted by a friendly and very helpful staff member on reception. Not only providing us details of the motel but making some suggestions of eating and visiting places nearby.
The room was very comfortable and spacious and we were lucky to get a quiet room down the back. The grounds were excellent with several pool options plus games room.
There is no onsite eating facility other than a very well presented breakfast.
The car parking was limited but we didn’t seem to miss out when looking for a park in the underground park.
The location of the motel made for easy access to 4 Mile beach and to the centre of town.
This Hotel would be perfect if you were staying in Port Douglass and didn’t want to stay in one of the big resorts or in the centre of town. It is also a good option for middle of the road pricing.
We would stay here again

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Jess W, General Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review of Mantra Portsea. We are glad you enjoyed all of our resort facilities and found your stay comfortable and relaxing. The main street can get very busy in peak season so the resort being located where it is, just a 15 minute walk out of town you can always find that peace and quiet! We do have lunch options at our Lagoon Pool Bar in the afternoon, and wonderful restaurants just across the road or a short walk away. We are thrilled that you will stay with us again and hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,

Lisa Brown
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed at the Mantra Port Sea for 10 nights in April 2014 (just after the cyclone went through - although there was no evidence of it what-so-ever). The staff were so friendly and happy to help with any request. Initially our room was not what we requested but that was rectified straight away and we were very happy. The pool was fantastic and so relaxing - great for the kids. We loved the swim-up bar. Also having DVD player in the room was great for the kids as we had movie night every night before bed. Very close access to the beach was great for afternoon walks. Car parking also a bonus - never an issue. I recommend getting the adjoining room with kids - lots of space! Especially for a long stay. The breakfast room was a nice extra and they even had gluten-free breads and cereals for one of my children which he thought was fantastic. Thanks for contributing to a wonderful family holiday.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Bel W
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Jess W, Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Dear Bel W,
Thank you for your review. We are so thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for such detailed comments about our rooms and guest facilities. I definitely agree with you in regards to the adjoining rooms – if you are travelling as a family, these are a very spacious option. We are glad you found our staff to be friendly and helpful, we are very proud of our team here at Mantra Portsea. It’s always so rewarding for us to hear that we were able to provide our guests with a wonderful family holiday and have passed on this review to the whole team! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights .The property was small but beautiful. When we stayed here, it was going through renovation, so there was disruptions to using the pool. The breakfast was basic continental spread with good service. The decor of the hotel was beach themed which was very pleasant. The room was very big as compared to other hotel rooms in Australia. The staff at reception was very friendly too.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jess W, Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Dear Param23,
Thank you for your recent review of your stay at Mantra Portsea. Your comments about our décor, service and rooms are much appreciated. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience you experienced while our waterslide was being painted. Should you wish to return to Port Douglas one day, please contact us directly so we can ensure we can look after you as a return guest of Mantra PortSea.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The staff were very pleasant to deal with whether checking in, getting more towels or booking excursions. A path next to the holt leads to the beach which is less than 5 minutes' walk. It was so peacefully quiet at night that I had the best 6 nights' sleep I have had in a long time.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank MargotU761
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Jess W, Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Dear MargotU761,
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We were so happy to hear you had the best 6 nights sleep in a long time and found the rooms so comfortable and peaceful. We are just in the process of putting mattress toppers on all our beds to create an even more luxurious experience. We’re certainly in an ideal spot with the beach access adjacent to our property, and the main street an easy 10-15 minute walk away. We hope to see you back in Port Douglas again for another great stay.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed at Mantra PortSea for 6 nights in mid May and absolutely loved it!
Location wise, Mantra PortSea is a 15 - 20 min walk out of the main part of town, or a 2 minute drive. It's close enough to be part of the relaxed Port Douglas vibe but still have some space and feel like you have a bit of privacy.
The room was a one bedroom studio, and was perfect for what we wanted. It had a small kitchenette with a stove top and microwave, but we were able to make nearly all our meals in the room. Fridge is almost full size, and fit everything we needed.
The room itself was clean and welcoming, with a balcony overlooking lovely gardens and the beach access track.
The staff were great, really friendly and happy to help with whatever we needed.
If you stay in one of these rooms, you need to be aware that it is not serviced unless you request it and pay extra. We knew this already so it was fine for us, but if you are expecting a full service hotel this is not what you will get. There is also no restaurant on site, but they offer a discount at the restaurant of one of the sister properties.
The only negative we found, was that the pool was a little on the cold side when you first get in, but once in it was ok. We stayed during a time the weather was not so great, so unless the sun was out and it was really hot I found the pool too cold.

We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Port Douglas, and we will definitely be back again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony, ground floor look a little dark.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chloe S
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Jess W, Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Dear Chloe S,
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay! Mid May is a great time of the year to visit Port Douglas – the weather is great and the town isn’t too busy so there’s plenty of opportunities to explore our great region. Thank you for your descriptive comments about our location, staff and rooms. These are great points for other travelers to be aware of. Please contact us directly if you return to Port Douglas as we’d love to have you return for another great holiday.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Booked the mantra port douglas as had stayed with them in hervey bay and it was lovely.
Really great hotels, this one has a real spa feel to it and very tropical. ten min wlk to high street, very quiet. asked at the desk if there was a beach nearby and handily the main beach, which is beautiful, is at the back of the hotel!
The rooms were spacious and immaculate. Another thing I like about the mantra chain is that there is a door to the little hallway of your apartment and then your bedroom door so all the noise of the hallway like doors slamming and kids running up and now is obscured.
The staff are very helpful, I was offered a beach towel everytime I left for the beach, they always said hello and asked about my day out. Its easy to make reservations for day trips at the reception and the tours will pick you up in mini buses outside. I found organising tours really easy in port douglas even though it was quite last minute.
Excellent stay overall and will definately visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Jess W, Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Dear Lauren B,
Thank you for taking the time to share your Mantra experience on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely comments about our staff. Our reception team is more than happy to book day tours for our guests as we want you to relax and take in as much of our great region as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly should you wish to return to Port Douglas for another fantastic stay!

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Great hotel to stay and great swim up bar. We have stayed here twice now and would go back. The Hotel is nice and clean and not too far from the main street, we did have a hire car but it is walking distance(would recommend having a car and parking is free)
Rooms were good size and the staff were exceptionally helpful, would recommend.

Room Tip: Stay in a pool view room, lovely to looks at night.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Emma W
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Jess W, Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear Emma W,

Thank you very much for your terrific review of Mantra Portsea Resort. We are very lucky to be in such a prime spot in Port Douglas, close to both the beach and Main Street. We greatly appreciate your comments on our staff, cleanliness and resort facilities. The swim up bar is definitely a hit amongst our guests. We are thrilled that you decided to stay with us again for your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back for a third time!

Kind Regards
Jess Whitworth

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Additional Information about Mantra PortSea

Address: 76 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly BreakFree Portsea Resort)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#20 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#23 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#26 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range: £66 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra PortSea 4*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Mantra PortSea there are almost too many relaxation choices, there are three swimming pools with the large central lagoon featuring a swim-up pool bar with water slide, spas and waterfalls surrounded by magnificent Golden Canes and vivid Haliconias. Situated between the seascape of Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas Village, the property offers hotel rooms, and one and two bedroom suites or two bedroom apartments. All hotel rooms, studios and apartments feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TV, movies on demand, mini-bar on request and tea and coffee making facilities. One and two bedroom studios and two bedroom apartments boast the added convenience of kitchenette facilities and the comfort of a two person spa bath and private balcony. Four Mile Beach (just one minute's walk from the resort) is a unique stretch of beach that looks out over the Coral Sea. All tours can be booked by the reception tour desk. ... more   less 
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