Our initial response when opening up the door to our ground floor ocean view room was "wow". The view from our wide panoramic windows was good considering we were on the ground floor. We then noticed that the curtains for this room were only light and transparent with no block out for our privacy at night or the morning light.
Considering the general footpath was only metres away from the front window I thought this was poor. We asked if we could look at another room, the lady at reception was very helpful and offered another room. The second room was not of the size or standard of our original room. We then asked about a refund policy which we were told no problems but you would have to wait at least two weeks to get your money back from head office. We reluctantly then accepted our original room back.
We went for a stroll on the first evening and noted to our amazement that all rooms at the Mantra Amphora had the same issue being at night you can look directly into all living areas.
We noted from our walk that the Amphora was the only place in Palm Cove that did not have the ability for customers at night to shut blinds or draw curtains. This also had issues in the morning when it became light.
Mantra management it surely is not a hard ask to have some curtains or blinds at least for the ground floor ocean view rooms, when you consider what it costs per night to have one of these rooms.
Other than this one issue that really put a dampener on our long awaited holiday we found Palm Cove to be great. You must go to the local hotel meals are great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unit 531 is a privately owned apartment within the Mantra Amphors Palm Cove resort. It has recently been renovated and is beautifuully outfitted. The unit is one of the largest and most spacious units within the resort and has the top view, top hosts and is top value. There are two bedrooms - each with their own bathroom (shower,toilet, b ath - spa bath in second bathroom0. The beds are very comfortable with all new linen. TV's in each bedroom. All linen (including pool towels) and cleaning included in the rental. Lof longer stays unit is serviced once a week. The living, kitchen area is a feature of the unit. Full kitchen facilities with new stove, cooktop, fridge. There is a microwave, dishwasher and in the secluded laundry a new washing machine and dryer. The cultery and crockery is all new as are most of the cooking utensils. Second unit has a bar fridge and microwave. The living room has a dining setting and large couch for relaxing and watching the new 55" TV. There is also a new leather sofa. The living room has a private balcony with the best view of the pool. There is a new BBQ on the balcony and an outdoor setting. The second bedroom hs its own balcony overlooking the mountains. The unit will suit a family or two couples. We have the best references of any unit at the Mantra! Enjoy an early morning dip in the tranquil Coral Sea directly opposite the resort or meander your way around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Spend some time relaxing in the award winning swimming lagoon and spa which features many coves and nooks shaded by massive palm trees. Located on Williams Esplanade, on the waterfront, Mantra Amphora is just minutes away from some of the best restaurants in Tropical North Queensland. Wander the stretch of Palm Cove Esplanade to discover a chic range of restaurants and cocktail bars suitable for couples and families. At the front of the resort, guests will find Vivo Bar and Grill. Vivo offers guests Italian inspired food mixed with subtle tastes of the tropics. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mantra Amphora Palm Cove
- Mantra Amphora Hotel Palm Cove