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“Fantastic holiday!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coral Apartments
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“Fantastic holiday!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

To begin with we were picked up form the airport on a free transfer shuttle bus, that drove us straigh to the hotel (stopping at other hotels on the way, took about an hour). Reception was closed when we arrived, but they had left a key in a secure place with a note explaining what was what. Our apartment was on the first floor, so had to carry suitcases up stairs but being a fit family was no problem! Apartment was beautiful, 2 big double rooms and another twin bedroom. One of the doubles had an ensuite with corner bath, the other bathroom had a shower (also tumble dryer and washing machine) some of the biggest bathrooms ive seen! Balcony over looked the gorgeous four mile beach behind the palm trees. The pool was fantastic, perfect temperature and very clean, with hot tub which once we figured out how to use was lovely. Only bad thing i would say about this hotel was noise in the mornings, alot of busses and cars coming to the beach. Probably was only bad becuase of the location of our apartment right on the end by the road. This was a small price to pay though.
It was about a 10-15 minute walk into town to find lots of shops, supermarket, bottle shops, ice creams, internet cafes, loads of restaurnts, famers market on a saturday!

Would absoutely go back! Loved it.

Although look carefully at what time of year you go, ive heard wet season is not nearly so fun! (No swimming, very "wet" and verrry hot!)

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mrsalter1
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2009

I had been to Port Douglas twice with work before and thought it the most beautiful tropical place in Australia so was keen to go back for a holiday. My partner and I decided to travel there for 10 days in May 2009 and we had the perfect holiday, eventually!

We booked the Rendezvous Resort online at a good rate being promised the "renovations would create minimal disturbance" only to find the grounds covered in debris, the main pool closed, the restaurant closed, reception was temporary in one of the rooms, our room was very run down and basically a disaster, I wouldn't put up with that kind of mess and disturbance at home let alone on a holiday!

So we hired bikes and rode around town on our second day looking at a few places to stay within our savings limit (we were refunded by Rendezvous but not for another 2 months so it hit our budget hard having to pay for a second lot of accommodation). We checked out most of the Latitude 16 properties and it came down to Port Douglas Apartments and Coral Apartments because of money.

We chose Coral Apartments because of the lush grounds and the tropical pool setting. The lady at the counter was so friendly and so helpful (she even picked us up at Rendezvous in her own private car to make it easier for us to move in!) and she upgraded us to a pool view room as the place was almost empty being low season.

We had a lovely room in the centre of the second floor overlooking the kidney shaped pool. It was a simple room, basically decorated but had everything you could want in the kitchen with regards to utensils and appliances, which was wonderful seeing we did a big supermarket shop to be able to have bbqs at home for a lot of meals. The bed was comfortable, I could have done with some more blankets though, as with the doors closed and the aircon off it was still a little cold at night and I was glad I had a tracksuit to sleep in.

It was great to have a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher in the room, all for a great home away from home room and making it easier and cheaper in the long run.

The best part of the apartments was the pool area, there was a bbq next to the pool, table and chairs, sunlounges, a hammock, a day bed and even a little footbridge over the small pool which was lovely and refreshing. Lots of palm trees and tropical trees and plants surrounding the pool to create a bit fo a shield from the road. It made the pool are really forest like but it also meant there was not a lot of sunbaking time available by the pool but we snuck into the Sheraton pools and used the beach a lot too.

It was only a 10 minute walk to Macrossan Street and all the amazing restaurants to eat at, and was only a 5 minute walk to the beach.

It is not a luxurious place to stay, I can kind of liken the rooms to the type of rooms you get in Gold Coast holiday apartments, simple yet functional. But for such an expensive place as Port Douglas is, the price was amazing, location great , staff terribly friendly and had all that we needed that fit into our very tight budget.

We also hired a mini moke for the day in Macrossan Street and staying at a Latitude 16 property we got a nice little discount on the rental.

We will be going back to Port Douglas in September 2009 as a group and trying out the Driftwood Mantaray and Port Douglas Apartments, also in the Latitude 16 group.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Summergirl77
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Northland
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

Apartment staffed remotely (located off site). But great response to phone at reception counter, and apartment was open for us with air on. Staff arrived soon after and were helpful.
Stayed on ground floor near pool and very nice setting. Pool is perfectly adequate in a great setting. Units were older and some minor wear and tear, but were clean, newly painted, spacious, and functional.
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bob100Northland
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

Our second use of latitude apartments. Last time was Sun seeker This time was just as
clean and comfortable. Traffic noise was slightly more noticeable but not a problem.
Location was great with all venues within an easy walk.The surf club restaurant is worth
a visit for a meal but the yacht club warrants an evening drink to take in the view but give
the meal a miss
We contacted Latitude 16 direct and found they bettered any web offer and were most
helpful. Phone No 61+7+40996166 or 1800-463325

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rovver
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Melbourne,Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2008

I have just read some of the bad reviews for these apartments and feel that the new management must have improved things considerably, because we had no problems at all and found the service attention as good as any. Everything was very clean, although the knives were blunt, and the bed was a little tired.
But we felt the location was pretty good for us, we could walk to 4 mile beach in 3 or 4 minutes, and it took only 10 minutwe to walk to the Marina, or the cafes & supermarkets on Macrossan Street.
The lady manager was very helpful to us in booking a reef trip, and advising about the variety of restaurants around about.
Our room was large, the bathroom spacious, and equipment levels were pretty good: we had a washing machine & dryer in our bathroom. The location was quiet, we didn't have any late night disturbance. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — Blunt knives which wouln't even slice fruit
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Chris C
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Additional Information about Coral Apartments

Property: Coral Apartments
Address: 11 Blake St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Latitude 16 Port Douglas Coral Apartments)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price range (per night): $95 - $169
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coral Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coral Apartments is an excellent affordable option for holidaying at Port Douglas . The apartments are located across from Reynolds Park on a tree lined street away from noise and disturbances. Restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutique shopping are only a short stroll away. Following a meandering tropical beach track you will find the famous Four Mile Beach. The property provides complimentary undercover car parking, a communal barbeque area and swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens. ... more   less 
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