Manager Margaret is the real star here. She's friendly and helpful and very kind. Nothing was too much trouble and to have her wave me goodbye was so lovely. She arranged tours and transfers, suggested eateries (and was spot on) and was never intrusive.
The apartment was large with a modern kitchen (stove/oven, dishwasher, fridge), functional bathroom (with laundry facilities) and a comfortable bed. There was ample cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, glassware and mugs. The furnishings were tasteful with big TV and a DVD player. I found it a little dark in the daytime for my taste but it's a tropics thing to not have sunlight flooding indoors and really, what are you doing indoors when it's so lovely outside?
The location was great for the beach - through the park and you were in the sand. I loved being able to go for a walk on the beach followed by a swim before breakfast. The only night noise was provided by birds, so quality sleep was had. The place was full while I was there but I didn't hear other occupants at all. It was about a 10 minute walk to the main part of Macrossan Street.
I loved that The White House provided enough dishwashing liquid and dishwasher capsules for the entire stay.
The Sunday markets in town are brilliant - local produce (coffee, tea, chocolate, macadamias, seafood, fruit, veg and sugar cane juice), locally made jams, preserves, baked goods, jewellery, clothes, woodwork, art and music.
I love Port Douglas, it's perfect for relaxing and for easy access out to the Great Barrier Reef, and I'd love to stay at the White House again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartments at The White House Port Douglas, a delightful example of "Queenslander" architecture, nestles amid tropical gardens enhanced by myriads of colourful butterflies and birds, beautifully positioned opposite a park leading directly onto famous Four Mile Beach. Only 9 large, airy apartments – 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, each with full kitchen & laundry & breezy balconies looking over the park onto the beach, around the corner from the main shopping and restaurant precinct. ... more less
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