Mantra Heritage Port Douglas
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... All that was missing was the hot stone massage! I had a nice chat with our driver, Peter, who was also there of course. When the group got back we headed down to the River for our "Eco Cruise" - Maree doesn't call it a "crocodile cruise" in case you don't see any crocs. Not to worry. We set off on our own "Jungle Cruise." It wasn't long before we saw a multitude of mangrove trees and a big old Salty. Our guide identified him as ...
... and grated cheese for lunch. Very nice. Matt goes for another fish, I check on where the bouncing rocks are located, but get warned not to take any of the rocks with you as they have ancient aboriginal spirits attached to the site. Apparently they used to have a sign where they were but have since had the sign removed, after the episode with Matt with the pikininis from Kimberley Coast with him visiting the ancient caves ...
... each snorkeling site. The crew has names for each of the Groupers we met, which at around a metre long were pretty impressive to see. At the different sites we saw stingrays, Clown fish, Parrot fish, giant clams, and the odd Angel fish, to name but a few. We took a few underwater pictures – please see below! Before going to the GBR we’d heard a few reports that the reef wasn’t in great condition, and while we’re sure it ...
... mile beach. Walking back down the hill we found another look out this time facing northwards an old lighthouse that had recently been redeveloped. Beautiful look out northwards onto the Great Barrier Reef. Walking back into Port Douglas we headed to our favourite restaurant again the Tin Can for lunch. Carried on walking down towards the Marina. Bought some souvenirs. Walked back to the hotel, stopping at the hotel adjacent to it where they have a ...
... the most resilient stomach into a down ward spiral of sea sickness. The boat rocked back and forth non stop. After an hour all so 70km from the Marina we arrived at the first reef. I'd been prepped by the scuba divers and was the first in. Diving down I witnessed some of the biggest coral structures I'd ever seen. Colossal. Swimming with all sorts of colourful reef fish. I remerged to meet back up with the rest of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mantra Heritage Port Douglas
Room good after we had asked to be moved from first one which had an interior bedroom and a balcony looking onto a brick wall. Room we were then given was much better with a jacuzzi on the balcony which overlooked the pool. Good pool and hotel was right on main street. Don't go here if you want to meet people as there is no resturant or bar.
We stayed here for a week in December. I was on a tight budget and therefore I opted for a hotel room rather than 1 bedroom with spa. I wish i'd have spent a little bit more as I think the other rooms looked much nicer. Our room was adequate, small and the balcony overlooked the road. You have to walk through the bathroom to get to the balcony.
The airconditioning was a welcome relief and the TV has a great selection of channels and films.
The pool and the location are the best bits. The pool is lagoon style and quiet. It is in the centre of Port Douglas and close to everything.
The room service kept the rooms clean and the travel desk on the front were very helpful in sorting out trips for us.
All in all I would recommend this hotel but to stay in a 1 bedroom with spa room rather the hotel room.
In the past we have had a couple of not so good experiences with apartment type accomodation but I am pleased to say that the Outrigger Heritage surpassed expectations.
The resort was clean and the staff exceptionally helpful. We had a couple
of very minor maintenance issues that were dealt with incredibly promptly and with a smile.
The pools are just gorgeous - nice and warm. The resort is very family friendly and it was lovely to see all of the children playing with a ball in the pool together.
We had a two bedroom apartment with a swim up deck and spa. The apartment was clean and serviced daily which was great (tip - check that a daily service is included in your rate - it is well worth it).
We were so impressed that we will definately be going back there next year.
Was expecting more... our bed was two singles pushed together, and the spa was not heated - overall service was pretty poor.
The best resort in Port Douglas
Fantastic resort in the heart of Port Douglas village. Rooms very modern and spacious and well maintained. Staff were great. Very friendly and helpful. Best feature was the spas on the balcony's. Just perfect after a day on the reef. The 2 huge lagoon pools and large decks were excellent and the BBQ area by the pool was a great feature. this resort is right on the main street of Port Douglas just steps away from all the town has to offer yet very quiet. We will be back!!!
Great Location/Great pools
My wife and i had the best stay at the Outrigger Heritage. Two huge lagoon style pools and BBQ area was fantastic. resort is right on the mian street of Port Douglas but tucked away so no noise. Just step outside of the resort and you are in the heart of everything. Apartments are excellent with a huge spa on the balcony that can be hot or cold as you wish. Staff were the best we have come across. Very friendly and helpful. have already booked again for next year.
My 5 year old son and I stayed at this lovely hotel for a week in June 2004 and had a great time. We spent 2 nights in a very spacious mountain view room but were moved upon my request to a room with pool deck access which was brilliant as I could lay on the sun deck and watch while my son had direct access to the beautiful pool from our room - definitely recommend this. The location is perfect with no car necessary - restaurants, pubs, supermarket, chemist, wharf, beach all within easy walking distance. The staff were very friendly and polite and the rooms are very modern and very well maintained. The complex is spotless and very quiet despite being in the centre of town and has direct access to Macrossan St. The Outrigger Heritage is very good value, there are numerous more expensive hotels in the area but I believe this to be well up there with the best. We will definitely be staying here again.
Great Property and Location
We were really impresed with this property. The rooms were very modern and clean. As a family we received 2 rooms which opened to one, with one front door opening to the two rooms. We had 3 Verandah's, one from each bedroom and one from the living room. As January is very Humid and Hot the Overhead fans outside on the verandah's were a relief. The verandah's overlooked the lovely pool area to one side and the mountains to the other. The rooms had cable tv and dvd's which were great.
From this property we were able to walk straight out into the macrossan street shopping complex, close to many lovely restaurants. if you love seafood you will love Port Douglas. The proximity of Port Douglas to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Mossman Gorge ( a must do!) is great. Over all we were very happy and would stay there again..
I loved the pool, may be the best in town for this rate. Location is great ! You are just in the center of this wonderful town
I loved the pool, may be the best in town for this rate. Location is great ! You are just in the center of this wonderful town. No car needed, you are right in the center of everything (restaurants, beach, harbour) but at the same time it is so quiet and clean inside. May be, some places are better but more expensive and very far from the center (Sheraton, etc...). I will come back.
No onewould fix the broken bathroom door
The door between the bathroom and bedroom was broken and could not be closed ,which was very inconvenient ,no one seemed very concerned about it or indeed did the make any effort to fix the door the whole of our stay,one staff member said it had been broken for some time,so we were surprised that we were put in this room.