Port Douglas Plantation Resort
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... van park to call her dad whose colonoscopy went well today. I continued my ride up to the lookout and covered 25km overall. Got milk and bread on the way home. I visited the mirage resort shopping precinct to fine it's basically closed too. There's lot of backpackers around but nobody with money here right now. Looks like another noisy night from the backpackers next ...
... only mechanic able to help us out, his garage was closed on Fridays (of course this all happened on Thursday afternoon) and as he needed to order the missing part and wait for its arrival, our car was not up and running for the next 5 days. So there we where… in a small fishing town called Apollo Bay where there was nothing to do… stuck at a hostel waiting for Movi to be repaired. Fortunately, the road assistance covered our accommodation costs. On our second night ...
... 25 return to cross on a 3 minute journey.. that's a bit steep. A 5 minute crossing on one of Brisbane rivers was 1.85 each way! Having said that this was a croc infested river so we were on a close lookout for the whole 3 minutes...no crocs spotted.
The Daintree is famous for its rainforest, fauna and wild life and the whole of this coast is known as the Cassowary Coast. What is a cassowary you ask. Well...these flightless birds are as tall as a man, think Emu ...
... it was an exquisite contrasts of tastes. All of this was washed down with a Tasmanian Pinot Noir.
While not cheap - similar to what you pay back home - there are no additional taxes or tips to factor in at the end.
We have four more nights here and have already determined that we will be back to Harrison's again. Eating early had another benefit as shortly after we returned to the hotel, the rain came down fast and furious. We sipped our glasses of Wolf Blass and smiled.
... with so much incredible beauty of color and form. Even the tiny crabs have beautiful color on the males' one large claw. The orange is so bright, that it is visible to us from 40 feet away from the bank, even though it is less than 1/2 inch long.
After our cruise, we headed back to Silky Oaks for another gourmet dinner (great food) and a relaxing night's sleep. One more night to enjoy here before we move to our next destination.
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Excellent value - a great place to stay
This was our first holiday with our little one (18 months) and we couldn't have picked a better place. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The villa was clean and comfortable - nothing grand but excellent for the money we were paying.
Best of all was the pool area - clean and wonderful for our daughter with the wading area BUT also great for a really good swim in the larger section.
Location was a little further out of P.D. than expected but so are nearly all of the hotels and with the frequent shuttle bus/great taxi service it was never a problem. Can't rate this 'budget' holiday highly enough. I've paid a lot more for much much worse.
Stayed at this place whilst visiting daughter in Cairns. Would not stay ever again due to aggressive and unhelpful staff when asking for room to be cleaned/directions to attractions/recommendations for restaurants.
Location inconvenient, not central and need to drive to be in amongst the bars/restaurants and shopping of downtown Port Douglas. OK, the price is good for a 2 bed apt, but you get what you pay for!
I would have liked the guest to have voiced her concerns to our staff at the time so that any problems could have been rectified immediately.
If the person who made this complaint would like to identify herself to management I am sure we could work something out for the next time she choose to visit her daughter in Cairns , even be it so far away.
Excellent value for money
In the days of finding poor value for money in resort packages, Plantation Resort provides excellent "bang for the buck". Fantastic breakfasts every morning (complimentary , of course) , great swimming pool for the kids , and tennis courts , entertainment, library , bar, bistro etc etc. The 2 bedroom villas have plenty of room for a family of four, and Plantation Resort is at the entrance to Port Douglas, easily accessible.
A family destination
Plantation Resort stands apart from other Port Douglas facilities. For a family you will find the resort is as friendly, clean and safe as they come. Spacious and well maintanied facilities and a team of staff members who are willing to go the extra mile.
Value for Money
Just a quick note to mention about the wonderful resort that is the Plantation Resort.
Upon arriving our family were impressed about the cleanliness of the resort and the facilities there which were all in excellent condition.
Love the Pool area!
Staff were helpful at all times during our week stay and if we visit Port Douglas again I will make sure that we stay at the Plantation resort as I found it to be excellent value for money.
See you again.
Facilities second to none
Great place to kick back, relax and enjoy the surrounds. Awesome staff, very friendly. Would loved to have been able to stay longer.
Don't believe the hype
Strange how ALL the previous reviews gave this place maximum stars AND were all Australians who had visited in a recent 3 week period.
Stayed here for 3 nights early November and enjoyed my time in PD. However, if this place is representative of 5 star accommodation in Port Douglas for the previous reviewers, then all I can say is that there are the equivalent in seven and eight star options in PD that these people have obviously not seen. Honestly, this place is clean and tidy, but is a little out of the way and is nothing special in terms of architecture, dining or service.
Relaxing at Plantation
Port Douglas Plantation Resort provided our family with excellent self contained accommodation. Rooms were clean and spacious and the kids had plenty of room to run around. We enjoyed the central pool & cafe area and must compliment the friendly staff. Reception were great organising day trips for us, nothing seemed too much trouble. We had a great stay & would definately stay again when next in the area. Congratulations guys!!
Friendly, relaxing, perfect
Very spacious with lovely well-maintained gardens.
Terrific pool area with licensed cafe; very relaxing.....
Apartments tasteful and spacious....
Staff couldn't do enough for us...very courteous, helpful and friendly....made us feel very welcome..
All in all, most of the facilities of the larger resorts but without the price...
Excellent holiday value........!!
Aboslutely fabulous 7 night holiday, great staff, safe and perfect for the kids. A really good family holiday location. Can't wit to go back to the Plantation Resort!