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“Pool Music Too Loud”
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QT Port Douglas
Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Pool Music Too Loud”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The pool music was the worst aspect. Too loud and all techno doof doof music, not even top 40!! It made it hard to relax and read or do crosswords...there were families and older couples, but music catered only to 18 to 25 year olds. Setting was great and breakfast staff were friendly and terrific as were receptionists.The use of the bar area for a luncheon impacted on using the area, it was loud and annoying, which was disappointing. Also waiting 40 minutes for a toasted sandwhich at the pool was disappointing....service seemed strained when resort was full. We stayed 9 days...

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palm Cove, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

My husband and I stayed for a much needed getaway and loved the hotel. We are locals and chose QT for its style as it seemed different to everything else around. We loved the funky bar and the staff were all fantastic, especially Caraline.
She made us feel special and very welcome and we will definitely be back next time we get a chance.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

We had a two week stay,was made thoroughly pleasurable due to the wonderful staff, great selection of food, brilliant pool facilities & friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We cannot wait to return same time next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We stayed here and enjoyed our time here very much. The rooms were clean and modern. Lovely pool. Prefer this size resort to the much larger ones with a long walk to get from one place to the next. Short walk to the beach. The only down side is it is not close to the town, but this did not bother us as we were very happy with this place.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Just realizing that this is already our 4th visit. Somehow just never got around to writing a review for the previous 3 stays. Well, what can I say? Looks like we are happy with the QT, doesn't it?
Especially our previous trip (December 2013) was thoroughly enjoyable, and I was very surprised at how pleasant the weather was during that time of year, too.
We always stay in the 2 bedroom villa, ground floor, pool view. 2 separate bedrooms, each with en-suite (also washing machine + dryer), in between a living room and kitchenette with dining table. And then there are the lovely outdoors sitting areas off every room (=3)!
We have found the resort to be a perfect base for exploring the area, so much to do and see. And perfect when returning from the outings!

Usually, I start the day with some workout at the QT gym. It is small, but I found everything I needed here. Afterwards: breakfast buffet. I love the breakfast selection and despite cost, I would always try to have breakfast included, it is just a nice start to the day. A special THANK YOU is now due to one of the Chefs: Mohan, who is just amazing. Very skilled and always keen to make us happy with one of his wonderful culinary creations!
In general, we have been happy with QT staff during our stays. Special thanks also to Mitchell.

Suggestions:
• window fly screens would be nice, as the mozzies just seem to love me
• and most importantly: I would like to see "proper" coffee included free of charge with breakfast buffet!!!

Well, still one night to go. Will be sad to leave, but back for sure!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Pokeno, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Warm friendly top class service. Variety of eating and entertainment options Great pool and facilities. Internet worked well. Close to town. Hire a bike or jump in the shuttle bus. The room was light, airy and well appointed. Great place to stay. Check out deals on wotif.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here the weekend of 23rd August. Overall enjoyed my stay greatly and wish we could have stayed here longer. I got a great deal on the website for a 1-bedder which included a free dinner at bazaar, daily breakfast and free cocktails. Due to this, the stay was very affordable and great value.

Not sure why people are whinging about the staff. I'd say 90% that we encountered were friendly and very helpful. There were a few waitresses at breakfast that weren't too attentive but it was really busy in the morning.

Room was great and they made note of my request at check in for extra towels. Only criticism is that housekeeping could be a bit better. The floors at least could be sweeped when they clean the rooms.

Also, if you have heavy luggage or little kids, I suggest you ask for a room not too far from the carpark (if you are driving). Our room in was a little far in the corner and was quite far to carry the kids every day.

Anyway, pool was great. Breakfast was delicious and I'd definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about QT Port Douglas

Property: QT Port Douglas
Address: 87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Rydges)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#16 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#22 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#24 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — QT Port Douglas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 170
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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Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas

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