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Hibiscus Resort & Spa
Ranked #23 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“We loved it”
Reviewed 4 September 2005

We loved Port Douglas it is an amazing place to visit When we first arrived at the Hibiscus we looked and thought oh my god! From the street it looks a little tired.

But we were wrong - The hotel had a Balinese feel to it and the rooms were very modern and really nice (everything was provided). There is a Spa on sight which provides great treatments, those facials.... The staff are always willing to help and are really friendly. The Breakfast menu was great and actually really cheap in comparison to resteraunts and cafes on the main street. The Hibiscus is in a great location 5 minute walk to the beach and a 2 minute walk to town.

A quick piece of advice though, if you are elderly or have disabilites make sure you tell the reception staff or whom ever is booking the hotel because the Hibiscus doesn't have lifts or escalators and 4 flights of stairs can be a long way.

We had a great time and definately plan to go back, we will probably stay at the Hibiscus again. I love Port Douglas and this hotel was great.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 12 June 2005

The Hibiscus Spa resort is doesn't appear to be listed or reviewed on trip advisor yet, but it should be. It is about 100 metres south of Macrossan St, the main street in Port Douglas. It is slightly closer to the beach than the marina, but still only a short walk to both, and all the excellent shops and restaurants of Port Douglas.

The property has a great Balinese feel with lovely gardens and decking walkways. There are two pools and a spa with BBQ facilities. It also has a health spa that offers a range of massage and other health treatments. They have a kitchen that does breakfast out by the pool and sell a small range alcohol from reception.

They do great fresh cooked breakfasts, tropical fruit and juices and excellent coffee for Queensland. They had an absolute gourmet selection—much of the produce on offer appeared to be organic and it was all delicious.

We stayed here in September 2004 in a very large and comfortable suite with a big corner spa, a kitchen, TV and CD player. We also had our own deck out the front surrounded by garden.

Reception staff were very friendly and helpful beyond all expectations. They gave excellent, honest advice on restaurants and tours (good tour advice is essential in Pt Douglas to make sure you get what you are after, especially when visiting the reef or doing a fishing charter). They chased up all my bookings for me and managed to organise stuff that I couldn’t.

I only have one complaint. The spa staff got my booking wrong for a massage so I missed out and couldn’t use the complementary voucher we got with our room.

However, the thing that really annoys me is we are just about to visit Port Douglas again and when I enquired in mid May I couldn’t get a studio with or without a spa—they were booked up till August.
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  • Stayed September 2004
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Property: Hibiscus Resort & Spa
Address: 18 Owen St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Hibiscus Gardens Spa Resort)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#26 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hibiscus Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This spa resort is ideally located just 100 metres from the vibrant Macrossan Street and 300 metres from famous Port Douglas Four Mile Beach and the Reef Marina. Port Douglas has always been considered an ideal holiday destination because of its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, two of Australia's World Heritage Listed Parks. Experience the adventures of a lifetime - diving, sailing, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, safaris, bushwalks and eco tourism tours in the Daintree Rainforest. At the end of your exciting day come back to the tranquil Hibiscus Resort & Spa to relax and soak up the tropical ambience. Lush tropical gardens swirl around your balcony. Teak and cedar furnishings create a calm, soothing atmosphere. Carved stone statues guard the inviting pools & ponds. Balinese inspired holiday accommodation. Laze in the tranquil waters of the resort pools. Unwind and refresh in our Hibiscus Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hibiscus Gardens Hotel Port Douglas
Hibiscus Gardens Resort

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