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“Great little hotel with friendly staff”

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Mantra Aqueous On Port
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Reviewed 24 April 2006

Stayed here in October last year and have to say we had a great few days in our swim up room complete with jacuzzi.

I really can't find anything to say negative about the place, the staff were very helpful and friendly and made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. I had made contact with them before going and all my requests were handled quickly and 100% to my liking.

When we arrived we had been placed in room 10a (I think - might have been b?) which was right at the end of the corridor in a quiet spot (as requested). The room was big with a great kitchen and sitting area. Cable TV was fine and had a good choice - more than adequate - if you are in PD then what's on TV should be the last of your worries!!

All mod cons including washing machine and tumble drier, fridge-freezer, dishwasher - oh and air conditioning unit which was 1st class too - and being from Scotland we needed it - very hot and intense sun down there :o)

Open the sliding doors to your private decking area with jacuzzi and then you have another gate onto your private deck (that has your own sunbeds on them) next to the pool that was clean and a little different with a seating area in the middle of it that also turns into a jacuzzi! Also around the pool area is a little bbq stand so if you have the desire to put some shrimps on then no worries.

All in all 10 out of 10....

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed 21 February 2006

My wife and I stayed at the Aqueous for our honeymoon just recently and let me say, I wish i was still there!!!

The place was very clean, and the pool area was superb, the pool was nice and warm (I guess most places up there are the same due to the heat).

Hotel staff were nice and friendly and always up for a chat. The room was nice and clean and had every ammenity you could think on, we stayed in the apartment style room, so it included a kitchenette, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, and plenty of dishes etc. The swim up pool was great, with only 3 steps to the pool from the room it was nice and close :).

The hotel itself was very clean and the spraying down of the decks was an added bonus so you didn't have to walk in bird crap every day!

All in all, I would defintley stay there next time I visited port douglas.

Highly recommended, thanks to all the staff who made our stay special.

I have attached some pics of the room and pool area, make judgement for yourself but it was very nice and clean.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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12  Thank iBROX
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Reviewed 31 January 2006

Stayed at the Aqueous in Port Douglas the end of September. The accomdations are very clean and the staff very friendly. It was in a great location, walking distance to the beach and Port. The pool was very nice and clean. The only negative I is the quantity of dishes available. The apartment only had place settings for 3, so we were washing dishes very frequently.

8  Thank AlwaysPlanning
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Reviewed 14 August 2005

I was happy with our two week stay at aqueous on port, we stayed in a one bedroom swim up apt. the rate for this room was around $320 a night, it was not worth more than two $200 a night.

pitty the pools are so cold and they have a poor selection on cable tv.
(how many of the guests would choose to watch chanel v?)

also confused as to why the pool decks are washed down every day?

and why is there not an entry from the rear of the hotel for guests?

the staff seem nice.

wouldnt stay there again for this price, just as happy with the breakfree portsea or reef club.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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14  Thank MelbourneMarty
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Management response:Responded 12 November 2005

As a representative of the Mantra Aqueous on Port, I am happy to respond to these points. We strive to deliver a premium product & service and to do so, presenting a sparkling clean exterior such as the pool decks is paramount. Being so close to the beach, sand is always present and not to everyones liking both in and around pools (not to mention the night creatures ie fruit bats who leave their mark on all exteriors ....Not pleasant for any one to see...)

Our spacious 4.5 star Apartments boast small luxuries such as dishwashers,laundry facilities, King beds and Spa Baths on every balcony overlooking our superb,'refreshing' pools for this hot climate and are priced accordingly. Not to mention the best location!

Paramount also, is to protect our guests security, hence the one entrance at the front of the building to stop anyone off the street from wandering in and encroaching on our guests tranquil areas and well deserved privacy.

The Austar is the standard 3 movie channels, 2 sports chanels, Sky News channel, nikelodeon, 'V' music channel as well as the 4 normal channels...

We are very proud of this Resort and will strive to continue to present it to our guests highest expectations and beyond.

With kind regards

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Reviewed 17 July 2005

My wife and I have just returned from a stay in Port Douglas and Cairns. Needless to say we are suffering from withdrawl symptoms already.
Aqueous on Port was quite simply.....outstanding.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome by Lisa and Robin (I wish more resort managers were as professional, friendly and cheerful as this team.) Even the bloke vacuuming the floors was cheerful everytime I saw him.
The room was spotless, modern, and well laid out. The spa on the balcony set-up is brilliant.
The position of the apartments at the quieter end of Macrossen street is perfect, a short stroll to everything.
Very very impressive. Next visit to Port will be so much easier to organise, I know where I will be staying!

  • Stayed: July 2005
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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 #13 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range: £76 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. 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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