We stayed at the Newport for a week in early August 2009. We had a one bedroom apartment (all the superior rooms were booked out).
Location is terrific, only 5 minutes walk to the beach and in the middle of town for access to restaurants, shops etc. Right across the road from big supermarket.
The lounge room and balcony provided plenty of room and the bedroom with King size bed (actually 2 singles pushed together) was fine. The ensuite was first class.
We overlooked the pool area and while there was never any noise at night, there could be some noise during the day, but we were rarely there at that time.
The staff were exceptionally helpful with advice on tours restaurants etc and provided a faultless booking service.
If I had any criticism (and I offer this reluctantly) it was that being near to local pubs, there was a bit of noise at night. BUT we sleep with windows open, and I'm sure this wouldn't be an issue oif you have closed windows and air con on. The noise was not overly loud, but if you are used to "silent nights" it might be a minor annoyance.
I mentioned this to the manager and he indicated that they were in the process of installing sound proof louvres to all balcony windows (already done to the rooms at the front of the hotel).
That said, we would have no hesitation in staying there again - but from other reviews it seems as if the apartments are the go rather than the studio rooms..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Newport on Macrossan is a centrally located and family run 4 star holiday accommodation in the heart of Port Douglas. With a solar heated saltwater swimming pool, 3 free in-house movie channels playing latest releases, free secure under cover parking, wireless broad band available in every room. We are genuinely committed to providing clean, contemporary, competitively priced apartments and hotel style rooms that will make you want to stay with us again and again. ... more less
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