Mantra Portsea Hotel

76 Davidson Street, (formerly BreakFree Portsea Resort), Port Douglas, Queensland, 4879, Australia
(3.5 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Beautiful

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 7, 2009

The Mantra PortSea is a beautiful, open hotel. The main reception I noticed, has no front door just an archway, probably because Port Douglas is blissful with year round perfect weather.
Navigating yourself to your room is a little trickier as its all very narrow corridors but the rooms are lovely - fairly large - with a bed, two sofas, a television, kitchen area, bathroom and a patio with table and chairs. Ours overlooked the unusual swimming pool.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had breakfast every day at this hotel and there was a fairly good selection of cereal, fruit and continental. You can sit in the dining room inside or on the small patio outside the dining room.

The only criticism I have of this hotel was that our towels didn't get changed in our 4 night stay and because of the activities we did (reef etc) we had to request some fresh towels.

Unique Quality: Internet access - I briefly used the internet here. You need to purchase a card from reception and log on that way. I can't remember how much it cost, not cheap but not outrageously expensive. There was a tv, sofa and a vending machine in the computer room too for those who aren't t'internetting.

Pool - The pool was a little different to your usual sort of rectangle shaped pool. It curved more like a river and had a waterfall and a fake crocodile. The pool bar also does delicious cocktails and they have a happy hour in the afternoon! :)

One other thing I really liked about this hotel was the little lizards that would dart about. You'd find them sitting on the wall but as soon as you get too close to them they vanish. I saw at least one lizard a day, one was on the reception floor, I told the receptionist coz I didn't want the little guy to get trod on!!

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Great affordable resort.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 26, 2005

A great place to stay. It was very comfortable and included a small kitchen so that if you wanted you could prepare your own meal.
It also had a menu of various restaurants that would deliver to the hotel. The pools were really nice. The only down side that we found was there were no elevators, and lugging your luggage around was not fun!!!

Unique Quality: The pool bar was great, and made excellent cocktails.
The breakfast menu was very good, and offered a great range.
The staff went out of their way to help you with booking tours etc.
A little bus stops across the road, and for $2.00 each, will take you into the main street. You can catch it back again. It runs very regularly until quite late.

Great place to stay in Port douglas

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 14, 2004

Situated midway between famous 4 mile beach & the marina, and a somewhat longer walk to the centre of town at Macrossen St (with shuttle bus service if you don't feel like walking) this is also self contained resort (except no restaurant, only a pleasant breakfast area and a pool-side bar with great ceasar salads, etc. The whole place exudes class and charm and the rooms all have private balconies and very good spa baths, along with kitchen and satellite tv, all the mod cons, in short. Very private, you can choose to save money by not having the units serviced every day & make yr own bed for a change. Get a room with pool-view as the lagoon-pool with watercourses and a grotto is pretty impressive. Grog shop and good pizza joint across the street and grocery store a few blocks away.. Very popular resort/hotel with European travellers, I notice. Port Douglas is a great place to viisit anyway no matter where you stay!

Unique Quality: Did that above.

LouiseRaggett Sep 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Very disappointing resort. We were lead to believe this was a 4 star resort but the rooms had a very motel feel. Tip advisor described it as 4 star according to triple A tourism. But we contacted triple A tourism and they said it was in fact completely unrated. I thought since that I had stayed at Mantra hotels many times that it would be up to a certain standard but it was not. The apartment we stayed in was very dated complete with rust and bathroom grime ! The hotels own description of it being right in the heart of Port Douglas was also really not true. It was too far to walk down the main highway to feel like it was close to the heart of anything. We were really very disappointed and asked to leave but the manager refused to refund any of the cost of our stay . Their no refund policy is to protect the individual owners of the units which explains why some of them vary so much in standard and quality. The owners are the real customers of this business model not the paying guests. If you are looking for somewhere attractive light clean and welcoming - My advice would be to well clear of this roadside motel .

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Address: 76 Davidson Street, (formerly BreakFree Portsea Resort), Port Douglas, Queensland, 4879, Australia

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