US$113 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 18 Mar 2015 Check-out 21 Mar 2015

Shantara Resort Port Douglas

5 stars
View map of 27-31 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Port Douglas, QL 4877

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
37 reviews
Fabulous holiday

Great location , short stroll to main shops or beach. Clean rooms, enticing pool with bbq &... See full review

  • Neil62
  • 9 Dec 2014
Met our expectations

We had a 1-bedroom apartment which was perfect for 5 nights. Beautiful layout, practical... See full review

  • MRSJCC
  • 8 Sep 2014
Shantara Resort Port Douglas is a boutique resort-style complex offering self-contained apartment accommodation in a relaxed environment. The Port Douglas property is within walking distance from prominent Macrossan Street and its boutique shopping, cafes and array of restaurants. Blue Dive Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas Yacht Club, Mossman River and Marina Mirage are also in its surroundings.
General

Shantara Resort Port Douglas provides a tour desk to assist and advise its travellers with personalised service. The resort likewise features day spa, fitness centre, two seasonal swimming pools, parking facility and Internet access for the comfort of discerning visitors.



Location

Located on Davidson Street, the Shantara Resort is just a short stroll from 4 Mile Beach and the Marina for daily departure to the Great Barrier Reef. Other places of interest in the area are The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, The Australian Muster Experience, Port Douglas Courthouse Museum and Rex Smeal Park.

Dining

The Shantara Resort Port Douglas has well equipped undercover barbecue area for guests to prepare their own meals.
Rooms

Creating tranquil ambiance, all resort style accommodation units are well-designed in modern style. Each room is outfitted with standard living amenities such as tea and coffee maker, bathrobes, safe deposit box and refrigerator.

Shantara Resort Port Douglas Rooms

1 Bedroom Apartment Pool Deck
This room offers one king bed along with Fully self-contained with dishwasher, hotplate, convection microwave oven, granite bench tops, large fridge, all appliances in stainless steel, crockery, tea/coffee facilities. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, Plasma TV, Cable TV, CD & DVD players. Bathroom with large spa bath, separate shower, hair dryer & separate laundry facilities. Balcony area has direct access to the pool deck. The resort must be advised of your estimated arrival time as reception hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm. Optional extra for daily service to rooms, this can be arranged upon checkin for a minimal fee.
Shantara Apartment
This room offers one king bed along with Fully self-contained with dishwasher, hotplate, convection microwave oven, granite bench tops, large fridge, all appliances in stainless steel, crockery, tea/coffee facilities. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, Plasma TV, Cable TV, CD & DVD players. Bathroom with large spa bath, separate shower, hair dryer & separate laundry facilities. Balcony connects to the pool deck, private courtyard has a large Jacuzzi. The resort must be advised of your estimated arrival time as reception hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm. Optional extra for daily service to rooms, this can be arranged upon checkin for a minimal fee.
Studio Pool View
This room offers one King bed along with Kitchenette with tea/coffee facilities, microwave, mini bar fridge, granite tops with sink and crockery. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, cable TV., Plasma TV, bathroom has shower recess only, hair dryer, balcony with outdoor setting and separate laundry facilities. The resort must be advised of your estimated arrival time as reception hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm. Optional extra for daily service to rooms, this can be arranged upon checkin for a minimal fee.
Studio Pool Deck
This room offers one King bed along with Kitchenette with tea/coffee facilities, microwave, mini bar fridge, granite tops with sink and crockery. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, cable TV., Plasma TV, bathroom has shower recess only, hair dryer, balcony with outdoor setting and separate laundry facilities. The resort must be advised of your estimated arrival time as reception hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm.. Optional extra for daily service to rooms, this can be arranged upon checkin for a minimal fee.
1 Bedroom Apartment Pool View
This room offers one king bed along with Fully self-contained with dishwasher, hotplate, convection microwave oven, granite bench tops, large fridge, all appliances in stainless steel, crockery, tea/coffee facilities. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, Plasma TV, Cable TV, CD & DVD players. Bathroom with large spa bath, separate shower, hair dryer & separate laundry facilities. The resort must be advised of your estimated arrival time as reception hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm.. Optional extra for daily service to rooms, this can be arranged upon checkin for a minimal fee.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

-16.4877 145.4647
Area served
Port Douglas,Cairns,Cairns Beaches,Palm Cove
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic / International Airport
Area description

Located on Davidson Street, the Shantara Resort is just a short stroll from 4 Mile Beach and the Marina for daily departure to the Great Barrier Reef. Other places of interest in the area are The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, The Australian Muster Experience, Port Douglas Courthouse Museum and Rex Smeal Park.

Nearby points of interest

  • Four mile beach: 2.1 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (37)

Ratings and reviews for Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jelena O.
Business
N/A
13 Feb 2015

Perfect hotel for cuuples

We just came back from our holiday and must say that we're impressed with the PD as well as with the beautiful Shantara hotel! We stayed in a room with private pool access which gave us the opportunity to jump straight into the pool whenever we wanted to! The view from the room was amazing during both day and night overlooking the pool. It was also really clean. Anoher great thing about this hotel is that's just a few minutes away from the main street (Macrossan), also few minutes away from the Four Mile beach and just a minute away from the bakery. The staff was friendly and helpful (especially Amanda). They organised transfers for us from Cairns to PD and back, and assisted with the booking for rainforest tour. Overall, the hotel really fulfilled our expectations and we will definitely be recommending it to everyone who is looking for luxurious place to relax and enjoy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gillian S.
Business
Annandale
18 Jan 2015

Great place to relax

Shantara arranged a pick up from Cairns airport and let me check in when I arrived so it was a no hassle start. The location is good and reception gave me some pointers as to where to go. I was there for three nights in December. The room got a bit hot as it faced east but the fan and aircon worked okay. I had a delicious skin scrub with Jane at the Spa who also got rid of a few back kinks at the same time. The toiletries were great (Appelles) as was the bathroom. I liked the fact you could choose a non-serviced option. Plenty of towels etc were provided. I had a studio with a pool view. It came with toaster and jug so breakfast could be had on my balcony overlooking the pool. Lots of restaurants are nearby as well as Coles. I really enjoyed my stay in Port Douglas. I was able to keep my room until 12pm when I went to the airport which meant I could use the morning, have a shower and be ready to leave all fresh. Desk staff were helpful and pleasant as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I got take away coffee from Zinc in the morning but also went there for an early dinner. I had no problems being a solo diner and found the food and wine excellent.

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Neil62
Business
Melbourne
9 Dec 2014

Fabulous holiday

Great location , short stroll to main shops or beach. Clean rooms, enticing pool with bbq & condiments supplied, helpful & friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Little Larder on main street for brekky or lunch. Back Country Bliss for morning sea kayaking around Pott Douglas. Jungle surfing in Daintree Forest is must!

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shaz who loves travelling
Business
Perth
24 Nov 2014

Lovely 3 Day Getaway

I booked this room through an advertised special so it was definitely good value for money. We had to go through an after hours check-in process which went smoothly. There was a problem with the type of room that we booked but that was efficiently rectified the next day. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful, the room was very spacious and comfortable and Kristian on the front desk is so friendly, capable and helpful, a valuable asset to the resort. I would definitely recommend staying here if you visit Port Douglas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MRSJCC
Business
Canberra, Australia
8 Sep 2014

Met our expectations

We had a 1-bedroom apartment which was perfect for 5 nights. Beautiful layout, practical kitchenette and close to shops/beach/etc (located directly opposite Peppers Resort). Also had free parking, the tour desk staff were very helpful marking all the hot spots for our self-drive trip to Mossman Gorge, Daintree and Cape Tribulation. We had no issues whatsoever, just wish we got a little sunshine on our corner balcony but we were out and about most of the day so this wasn't a big concern. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Couple in their 50s
Business
Adelaide
17 May 2014

OK room in town centre

High quality, though very small room, with nice palm fringed balcony overlooking pool. Good BBQ. Only a 5 minute walk to beach and cafe street. We booked the room at a heavily reduced price. OK value for money at this price. I wouldn't want to pay more; the place is good, but nothing "out of this world".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tara E
Business
Melbourne
27 Jan 2014

Our first wedding anniversary

What a wonderful resort the Shantara is! I am always worried when I book a hotel it is never what they describe or the pictures show but the Shantara was everything and more. Knowing it was our first wedding anniversary, they left two chilled glasses and a bottle of sparkling for us, complementary and for me these are the things you remember (going that extra mile). The hotel is kept to a very high standard of cleanliness, all amenities and common areas. We rented one of the Shantara apartments (only 4 on site) and the Jacuzzi was spacious and well cleaned and maintained. Location was fantastic, we didn’t use the car at all, and we walked everywhere, maybe 10 mins. One night we ordered take away and had it delivered and had no issues. A great couples only apartment, we will definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

You have to get out on the reef. Besat scuba diving I have ever done.

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carols
Business
Waterways, vic
25 Sep 2013

Perfect without the pricey rates.

Loved the location - convenient to town, no need to catch the shuttle bus, walk to everywhere including shops, restaurants, marina, beach, bars, etc. Loved that it was so clean - sheets, towels, kitchen, bathroom all spotless! Loved that it was so peaceful. Loved the pool deck room - walk from bed straight into pool each morning! Loved the modern and contemporary feel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Be sure to hire a car a see the pristine sites out of the town too. A visit to the Daintree, mossman gorge and palm cove a must!

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AUDREY DE ROSA
Business
PERTH W.A
29 May 2013

VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER PROPERTY

I would absolutely stay at the Shantara Apartments, if you like it quiet. My Husband and I stayed in a 1 Bedroom,Pool deck,for 7 nights. So if you are NEWLY WED OR NEARLY DEAD, This is the perfect place for you.5 minute walk to Shopping and Dinning. Kids 16yrs and under are not welcome.Personally I think Kids are great.Clean modern and spacious apartment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

THE TIN SHED IS A MUST FOR DINNER IF YOU LIKE PRAWNS ORDER YOURSELF A BUCKET OF PRAWNS.GREAT VALUE AND FRESH.

Review of Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brian the traveller
Business
Melbourne Australia
21 May 2013

GREAT PORT DOUGLAS BASE

This is a delightful place to stay in Port Douglas.Close to beach,shops and restaurants Staff are friendly and helpful. We had a pool deck studio, which was fantastic for 5 days. Great to have pool access straight from our studio. Resort has fifty something units, so not too big.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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