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“Wonderful Stay before Christmas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mantra Aqueous On Port

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Mantra Aqueous On Port
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Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay before Christmas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Beautiful condo-style hotel in a wonderfully quaint town! My mum and I stayed for 3 nights in a 1-bedroom with 2 twin beds on the 3rd floor and could have stayed for a week or more! There was so much to do and see. The hotel was great- prompt check-in, assisted in confirming tour reservations and organizing our shuttle back to the airport. They didn't have 24 hour reception, but that was no problem for us.
The pool area was fantastic- especially since it was around 35 degrees! The pool deck was hot, but the chairs were perfect and the pool very refreshing. The Jacuzzi tub on our patio deck was used every night! So awesome to have a bath under the stars! In room wifi was expensive and not worth it considering all the restaurants in town have free wifi (it makes for unsocial dinners though!).
Location was perfect to get to our tours of the reef and there were so many fantastic restaurants it was hard to choose! Great experience for the first part of our month long trip to Australia's east coast!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback. It is excellent to hear your experience of travelling down the East Coast of Australia had such a positive start, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your journey, and we hope to see you again some day in Port Douglas.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights here. It is much preferable to Cairns. You can do all the usual trips from here (Barrier reef etc) and the surrounding are not quite 'oldie-worldy' but still very pleasant.
The hotel comprises of bedrooms and apartments. We paid an extra $10 a night and had an apartment. It was much larger and included cooking facilities. We found this very convenient as the hotel has no restaurant even for breakfast. Breakfast had to be taken at a nearby sister hotel about 5 mins. away. We chose to have breakfast in on the balcony overlooking the pool and eat other meals out. It is only a 2 storey hotel and the ground floor rooms had their own terrace directly onto the poolside.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Port Douglas, it really is a beautiful part of the world where one day you can be out snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, and the next in the wonderful Daintree Rainforest! Our friendly staff are more than happy to give guests detailed information on activities and tours, and book directly with the operators.
We appreciate your comments regarding the facilities included in our 1 Bedroom Apartments for those who need that extra space and cooking/ washing options. As we are also located close to the corner of the main street in Port Douglas, there are many options for our guests for eating out at some of the great Cafe's or restaurants the town has to offer.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you again when next in Port Douglas.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 10 days at the end of June. We loved our time here and thought it was everything we needed. The apartment seemed modern but not over the top fancy. Our apartment was on the top (third floor), had a secluded spa on the deck and overlooked the lagoon pools below. I can't say there were any down-sides to our stay, except we faced the back of the building block on the main street (restaurants etc.) and the extractor fan noise was quite loud. Additionally, every morning a recycling truck collected the glass which was very loud - but this isn't the hotel's issue as such. The location was excellent being on the corner of the main street with all the shops and restaurants and also a 5 minute walk from the gorgeous beach. Would definitely come back and recommend to couples or families with young children.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank C_Rosey246
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Port Douglas, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Paul Davis
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Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent facilities and location.
Rooms and pools are just what we wanted. Location means you can walk to everything but remains quiet at night. Cannot fault the helpful and friendly staff , we enjoyed our stay and plan to return.
What is with the car park enterance, it is at set up for right hand side driving as per the USA. Not normal for aust and a bit confusing

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you Andrew E for taking the time to pass on your kind feedback from your recent stay at Mantra Aqueous on Port. We are glad you enjoyed the facilities and location, and the staff were helpful during your visit.
We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Port Douglas.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We recently spent 5 days in a hotel spa room (all rooms overlook the pool). Great location for the beach and village shops and restaurants. Reception staff extremely helpful with tour bookings and general information. They were a pleasure to deal with. Well maintained facilities, clean and comfortable rooms. We will certainly be back

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Suzanne D
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you Suzanne D for leaving such wonderful feedback from your recent stay with us, in particular regarding our friendly staff, the cleanliness, and location. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Port Douglas, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

this hotel is very centrally located to the main street. The rooms are a little dated but we had one that opened out to the pool which was lovely. The staff at the desk were very helpful with booking tourist attractions and that made things very easy. Good hotel for families being self contained

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 383traveller
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive experience whilst staying at Mantra Aqueous on Port. We are glad you enjoyed the spacious One Bedroom Swimout room type you stayed in, which as you mentioned, is popular due to it also containing cooking and washing facilities.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Paul Davis
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

On arrival I was greeted by friendly desk service and this continued for my five day stay. I enjoyed the proximity of the hotel to the main shopping strip and the beach. It was close to everything, in particular fine restaurants. The room I stayed in was very comfortable with a lovely bathroom and spa on the balcony. The small kitchen came in handy too. I had an enjoyable stay!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 409Rose_G
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Paul D, General Manager at Mantra Aqueous On Port, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive experience at Mantra Aqueous on Port. It is great to hear you enjoyed the friendly service, your room, and the location. We look forward to seeing you up in Port Douglas again.
Kind Regards,
Paul Davis
General Manager
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Property: Mantra Aqueous On Port
Address: 3 - 5 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Breakfree)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqueous On Port 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Encompassing all Port Douglas has to offer, Mantra Aqueous on Port is the ideal location for couples, families & honeymooners. Situated in the heart of the village centre of Port Douglas lies one of the most fashionable resort destinations in Tropical North Queensland. You can take advantage of the five star restaurants, designer boutiques, family eateries and a range of bars and cafes. With a contemporary design featuring an aquatic flavor, most apartments feature pool views, spa baths and balconies. The resort boasts 4 stunning pools, sundecks and cabanas with barbeques so guests can enjoy the warm tropical climate of the exclusive beachside town, Port Douglas. All rooms at Mantra Aqueous on Port, feature a spacious balcony with outdoor spa, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. Offering hotel rooms, one and two bedroom apartment with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. You can chose from either the Standard, or Swim-up option. The Swim-Up rooms feature a swim-up pool deck with direct pool access. At Mantra Aqueous on Port you can do as little or as much as you like. Wander the quiet streets and sample some of the culinary delights or simply relax on your balcony while you watch the world go by. ... more   less 
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