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“Sands Resort Port Douglas - 5 night stay”

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Port Douglas Sands Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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4 reviews
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“Sands Resort Port Douglas - 5 night stay”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at this resort and it was good value for money. We took advantage of a special offer (stay for 5 nights - pay for 4). Then we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment foc and also allowed a later check out (11am). A continental breakfast was included in the price, in a room under reception and close to the pool. Even though the resort is just off Port Douglas road we didn't find the traffic too noisy and it didn't disturb out sleep. The gardens were tidy and the whole complex is enclosed and secure.(swipe cards for gates and car park). Pool and spa was kept clean and water temp lovely. There is a shallow wading area for kids with a sandpit. Room was starting to show some signs of age, but on the whole it was clean and more than adequate. Bed was comfy. Its possible to walk to the beach via a pathway through the Sheraton Mirage resort opposite - take about 10mins.

Room Tip: Our room was ideal (room 22). This was a 2 bedroom apartment on the first floor which centrally over...
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Stayed here for 4 days, wish I had booked for longer. We were upgraded to a 2 bed apartment but asked to use just 1 room. The apartment was very spacious and well equipped with crockery and cutlery etc and a large fridge that would be great for a family. Everywhere was kept very clean (though no cleaning done in the apartment while you are there). It was good to have a washer and dryer too.
We had continental breakfast included which was sufficient, cereal and toast/jams and usual beverages. The lady was always tidying and refilling so nothing ran out.
Didn't use the pool area but again, it was kept very clean.
Reception staff were very helpful and booked various trips for us.
Only minus was that there is no air con in the bedroom, just a noisy fan which kept you awake if left on, but I am a very light sleeper.Bed was comfy with good quality bedlinen.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

What a find!

This resort is such a change from the concrete jungle, high rise resorts on the Gold Coast. It is a U shaped building protecting the really nice garden and pool area from the strong south easterly winds that often spring up in the afternoons. It is a most attractive 3 story walk up building. But there is a lift if you need to use it and secure underground car parking..

Four Mile beach, which is the nicest beach I've been to in Australia is a short walk through the Mirage Resort gardens which are just across the road. It is just a twenty minute walk into Macrossan Street where the shops and restaurants are located. But, if you prefer, there is a shuttle bus which stops outside the resort approximately every 15 minutes for $3.

The managers are a very friendly, most helpful young couple ... Matt and Amanda They can advise you about tours and make the bookings for you. They can also fill you in on the various things to see and do in the area.

A most pleasant place to holiday !

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

Lovely self contained accommodation with an atmosphere or relaxation & enjoyment. The pool is a central focus point is inviting. It is a good size & has depth variations to suit all ages. I had a great holiday & will have no hesitation is returning.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We had a great time well looked after by Amanda and Matt in a very pleasant apartment overlooking the tropical gardens and pool at a reasonable rate.A two for one breakfast at the Sheraton Mirage provided by Amanda was one of the many highlights staying at the Sands Resort. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: 1st floor unit facing south was great.
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Property: Port Douglas Sands Resort
Address: Cnr Mahogany And Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Quest Port Douglas Resort)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price range (per night): $115 - $298
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Douglas Sands Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Douglas Sands Resort holiday apartment and short-term rental accommodation is an easy distance to the bustle of Macrossan Street, the Sheraton and Marina Mirage complex, golf course and beautiful Four Mile Beach (only 400 metres away). ... more   less 
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