We were most fortunate to stay here for 6 nights in a Mai Tai Spa Suite.
Our accommodation was spacious and well-equipped and the standard of housekeeping was excellent. We also had the added advantage of a private deck with jacuzzi. Absolute bliss after a busy day sightseeing. Our huge bed was a great deal softer than what we are used to, but we soon got used to that.
The hotel is nicely situated in beautiful gardens with waterways that are stunning with beautiful flowering lilies. The pool area is attractive too.
We ate and drank in the Estilo Bar on a number if occasions. It was good quality informal dining and the service was friendly and attentive.
However, there are two key improvements which would make this hotel one of the best:
The music: in the Bazaar Restaurant, the Estilo Bar, by the poolside, always booming club music. Not to everyone's taste!
Breakfast: our experience of breakfast in Bazaar was variable; good selection of fruit, juices, pastries, coffees and teas. However the quality and presentation of the cooked fare seemed to depend on the staff at the cooking station. For example, on occasion there were piles of fried eggs heaped onto the hot plate when it would have been far better to have cooked these to order or in small numbers. Same with the poached eggs which seemed to sit for a while, hardening. It was also the case that we needed to seek out bowls for fruit, spoons, etc. Seemed that sometimes the staff, whilst friendly and helpful, were not on top of things. Such a shame.
This is a lovely hotel with great potential. Just a few small improvements would make this something really special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The next instalment in the QT Resorts series, QT Port Douglas, will be ready to bed on May the 12th, 2012.QT Resorts were launched by QT Port Douglas' gorgeous sister resort, QT Gold Coast, and this second coastal paradise will also include signature concepts such as the Bazaar Marketplace dining option that has quickly become the number one rated culinary experience on the Gold Coast. All guest rooms have been given a facelift with new QT beds, 42" flat screen TVs, and hand-sourced stylish fabrics and finishes. You will see in this resort the thread of designer decor that lifts QT Resorts to a new level of sophistication. The addition of 100 sun loungers by the pool can also be seen, forming the perfect vantage point from which to sip the day away. QT Port Douglas has a new open bar area, Estilo, which will be the place where you whet your lips before you dine in Bazaar, and to keep you swimwear ready, we also have begun an update on our gym and leisure offerings. From June until September, you can take in the balmy nights in front of a custom cinematic experience, Moonlight Cinema, designed especially for our guests. This sun kissed resort is a must for a lover of designer hotels and resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas