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27 - 31 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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#18 of 73 Specialty lodging in Port Douglas
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Shantara Resort Port Douglas is the newest accommodation in Port Douglas and offers quality boutique style Apartment accommodation. An Adults only retreat ideal for couples, honeymooners or the independent traveller looking to escape in tranquil surrounds (Children over the age of 15 are welcome). Shantara is located walking distance to Macrossan Street, where you will find an array of Restaurants, cafes & only 400-meters to Four Mile Beach. Shantara has a selection of spacious one bedroom apartments with full kitchen, lounge/dining area, spa baths and separate shower. The studios are perfect for the shorter stay with kitchenettes. Outdoor balconies to all apartments to sit out with a relaxing drink after a day out. Available also is free Internet access, cable TV/DVDs and laundry facilities to all apartments and studios. 2 Pools - heated in winter. Gymnasium, Day Spa for personalised treatments, undercover BBQ area for guests to try out the local produce. All rooms and external area are Non-Smoking. Shantara Resort Port Douglas is a family operated business offering personalised and friendly service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Snorkelling
Taxi service
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Fishing
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Iron
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Microwave
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Ian wrote a review 27 Sep
Geelong, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent location, friendly staff and very clean and well appointed rooms made this a very enjoyable experience. From the moment we met Liz at reception, we felt welcome. The 2 free form pools were very clean, with plenty of s7n lounges to enjoy. The location was very close to the main shopping and eating area of McCrossan St, as well as a 2 minute walk to beautiful Four Mile beach.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Car not needed. Everything is a close walk, including the boat tours.
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Anita Sachin Gangal. wrote a review 23 Sep
Pune, India36 contributions47 helpful votes
Excellent property , Spacious and well equipped apartment , Very well located area, every thing is very close by .Beach walk ,restaurant,shopping. We enjoyed our stay and staff is also very helpful . Thank you we enjoyed our stay .
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Tim F wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
We had a nice stay at Shantara Resort. The accommodation was clean, spacious and comfortable. We also enjoyed the proximity to Port Douglas, which was only a fifteen-minute walk. The self-contained apartments was also advantageous, as we often cooked our own meals rather than eating out. A significant negative, however, was an experience with our shuttle, to and from the resort. I had neglected to book our shuttle in advance and attempted to get in touch with the resort to book on the day when we were due to arrive. I had received no text, email or phone confirmation that a booking had been received, nor directions for when and where to get on to the shuttle, so we assumed it hadn’t gone through and arranged another shuttle from the airport. We thought this was the end of the matter until we looked at our bill. We were surprised to find that we had been charged for the shuttle that we had not taken. I attempted to contact the resort, only to be told that we were at fault and had to pay for the shuttle. I reminded them that we had received no communication about the booking, but they were non-communicative. After repeated attempts to call them, and even after going through a secondary body, the resort refused to communicate beyond their original email. Be aware that it is very difficult to communicate with the resort. Rather than answer calls, the resort has a phone service that puts you onto something of a merry-go-round of calls, which they answer only when it suits them. Also, their email response is quite slow, so if there are any issues (like we had), don’t expect direct conversations, but a series of emails that hedge around the point, and allow the resort to avoid taking any responsibility for any issues related to a stay. This was disappointing and, frankly, ruined an otherwise pleasant experience. We had been inclined to return, but will not be doing so after this interaction.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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denman38 wrote a review Jul 2022
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Our week-long stay was in a one-bedroom apartment on the first floor. Spacious and well-equipped, with a wonderful pool and al-fresco area, this adult-only resort is very peaceful and friendly. Well located, within walking distance to the main shopping and dining precinct, we would highly recommend and would certainly return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Samantha M wrote a review Jul 2022
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions21 helpful votes
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Stayed here in early May and the room was great, lovely comfortable bed, kitchen had all that you would need to have an enjoyable stay. Very close to the main street in Port Douglas and all its great shops and restaurants. The pool was very cold but did not stop us swimming, wifi was non existent. The only think that would stop me coming back was the bath (I love a bath) it did not have a working plug, complained to reception and they said they cant get the right sized plug, not sure if that is correct.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angie D wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing stay at the resort! Beautiful location, we enjoyed a deck right to the pool from our room, which we used daily! The pool and resort were beautifully kept and we will be back for sure! Perfect location for a romantic couple get away!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Em C wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The resort is nice and modern. The spa in the room is quite lovely and has a nice ambience. However during our stay the Manager incorrectly booked a transfer, forcing us to cancel and forcing us to pay for said service. Informed the resort of this & said it is was our responsibility to fix, not theirs despite them making the error. Very unprofessional management & will not be returning nor recommending.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SalWalsh wrote a review Jun 2022
Ballarat24 contributions8 helpful votes
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Shantara Resort was the absolute perfect escape for our 20th wedding anniversary. Friendly staff, great amenities and so very clean and quiet. The pools were relaxing and bbq facilities were neat and tidy. Provision of complimentary washing machines and dryers were a welcome surprise (byo detergent or small fee from Reception). Fantastic location too, easy walking distance on footpath to beach or village. Best part for us on this occasion, was no children. We came for peace and quiet and that’s what we got. 10/10 Thank you lovely Shantara team.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kim Neo wrote a review Mar 2022
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
We stayed at the Shantara for 4 nights for a short holiday. We had a pool side studio which was nice and perfect for our stay. Bed was comfortable and amenities were great no complaints. Staff were nice on arrival and found the Shantara to be a nice and quiet stay. Location was great and close walk to the main street.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Shantara Resort, Owner at Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind regards, Shantara Resort
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VictorianGem wrote a review Mar 2022
Bairnsdale, Australia17 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed at the Shantara for 7 nights for our honeymoon. They were exceptionally helpful when our flight from Melbourne was delayed to after their check in hours. We had a pool deck room, which we used morning, afternoon and night, it was so lovely to have a little space to enjoy a drink/snack outside and take a few steps to the water. The entire venue had such a relaxing atmosphere, the perfect way to spend our honeymoon, enjoying the busyness of Port Douglas and the reef and relaxing at the Shantara in the evening. We didn’t even miss the in-venue kitchen as we were within walking distance to all the delicious local eateries. We highly recommend Shantara, for a relaxing and romantic holiday!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had a hire car and there was a parking space for us, easy to navigate! Get the pool deck...
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Response from Shantara Resort, Owner at Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Responded 7 Mar 2022
Hi there, Thank you for your very kind comments & for choosing to stay at Shantara Resort for your Honeymoon! We are so glad you had a lovely time, and congratulations on your marriage. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Shantara
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US$139 - US$463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Which popular attractions are close to Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Nearby attractions include Jimmy Rum's (0.4 km), Port Douglas Tennis Club (0.06 km), and Whileaway (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Epicurean Port Douglas, Sparrow Coffee, and The Mexican - Port Douglas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Shantara Resort Port Douglas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Port Douglas.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Shantara Resort Port Douglas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (10.2 km).
Is Shantara Resort Port Douglas accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.