We stayed in a 2 apartment with 2 adults & 2 kids for a 5 night holiday. The apartment isn't large by any means, but I would consider it adequate, particularly if you're out all day. It was odd in that the larger of the 2 rooms with the spa bath had the twin beds. Decor is a bit dated, with the rooms looking tatty around the edges with peeling paint, scuffed walls & a dusty plastic plant. Furniture in the main room below average comfortable and dining table small.
All rooms have a/c but despite keeping it on most of the time there was an overall pervading sense of dampness about the suite. We hung towels in the lounge the whole time and they never dried. True it was raining a lot of the time, humidity often seemed higher in the apartment than outside. The windows are not screened and there's no natural light apart from by opening the slatted blinds out to the pool. If you want a/c on and/or to avoid bugs you end up feeling like you live in a bit of a cave.
The apartments need more furniture - there is one single wardrobe and no drawers, apart from a single bedside one. The bathroom surface space is minimal, so a couple should not expect to be able to lay out cosmetics beyond toothbrush and mouthwash.
Spa baths were clean & worked well with one in a separate room with access from the kitchen/lounge/diner and the main bedroom. Internet access by Azure wifi was reliable. Shared pool is not large, but more than adequate for a dip & the kids enjoyed it.
Rooms were dark at night and quiet. Hotel is well placed for accessing shops and restaurants and is quiet. Although it is officially rated 4-star, I'm not sure exactly who rates it, because I've stayed in much tidier 3-star accommodation before.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Port Douglas, Mantra in the Village characterises the sophisticated yet casual atmosphere of this seaside boutique style accommodation. Mantra in the Village has been designed to enhance the airy Tropical North Queensland climate, with all-weather verandas, slide back louvres and timber shutters all prominent features. Offering a range of accommodation from hotel rooms to self-contained one and two bedroom suites, all rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fans, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and cable TV. Our one and two bedroom suites offer the extra convenience of kitchenette facilities as a private balcony complete with whirlpool spa. Featuring a large Roman-inspired pool and spa with mosaic tiling, cascading waterfalls and fountains set amongst tropical landscaped gardens. The resort offers complimentary parking, in-room internet connection and lift for easy access to the car park, rooms and apartments and street level. Port Douglas provides plenty of attractions and entertainment, including local markets on Sundays, the Marina Mirage complex with over 40 specialty shops, restaurants and galleries, and the famous Four Mile Beach. At Mantra in the Village you are perfectly located to explore everything Port Douglas has on offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mantra In The Village Hotel Port Douglas