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Ravenshoe, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked an overnight accommodation at this Resort to celebrate a Birthday, unfortunately the Resort did not live up to our expectations. We had no idea when booking there was construction work going on and the fact the Restaurant was closed for dinners, something we had counted on. The apartment was difficult to find, it poured with rain, but that...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with the comments in the other reviews. Great place to stay for people with kids. Plenty of safe pools and room to run around.Reception staff were fantastic,nothing was too much trouble and they re-arranged all our excursions which our travel agent had mucked up. Bus shuttle service into town was reliable and not expensive

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Skegness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stayed for 4 nights. Our apartment was a one-bedroom house with well equipped kitchen/diner, laundry and shower/toilet downstairs, bedroom and shower/toilet upstairs. The resort was clean, tidy and attractive. The pool area exceeded expectations.

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Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good family accommodation. Spacious 2 bedroom self contained apartment. 3-4 different pools which the kids loved exploring including some with tunnels and spa's inside caves which they loved. Hot breakfast was included in the room rate which was a bonus. Location was only a 2min drive down the street to all attractions, tours and entertainment and shopping. Remember self contained...

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Pyroay, Thank you for your review and great feedback. Our pools are very popular with the kids, especially the tunnels! We are currently investigating Wi-Fi options and will hopefully being offering this service to all villas before long. Watch this space! Kindest regards The team @ Reef Resort.

Penola, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stayed in unit 22 which is a central, three bedroomed two storey villa for 13 nights. It was beautiful and had everything that you could possibly want. It had a microwave, fridge, tv, dishwasher, air conditioning and fans. We loved the lagoon swimming pools/spas. Very clean and well kept. You are really renting a house so need to be...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had some family from NSW come up (We live in Cairns) thought we would have a nice weekend at port douglas, found your resort on the internet and thought it looked amazing, Upon arriving we walked into reception/restaurant and it was under reconstruction, there was like 5 tables in there you couldnt see out windows as it was all tarped...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A group of us stayed here. Was a bit concerned after reading some of the reviews yet nothing at all to worry about. We had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment which was spacious and had everything you need. Yes the rooms are a bit out dated and could do with a make over and the garden outside our lounge was...

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear rhOdes, What awesome feedback! Thank you for your review and wonderful words about our staff, they all work hard in these hot conditions! It's fab to hear you'll be back - be sure to drop us a line and we can sign you up for our PGR membership! Kindest Regards The Team at Reef Resort

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed here in Jan 2017. As we had little desire to spend much time in the room or the resort I chose this one over other resorts as it was quite cheaply priced for that time of year and had all the basic necessities. We stated in a two bedroom apartment. neat and clean but only partly renovated. The...

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Thanks jatss2017 for your review! Its great to hear you explored the region and enjoyed your time in Port Douglas. We will be upgrading the internals of the villas in the coming months, currently our restaurant is being refurbished and extended to include a larger buffet breakfast area, more space to offer a larger variety of produce. We hope we...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great location, but the hotel needs a revamp. Rooms were large and well equipped, beds were not comfortable at all, it was like sleeping on foam mattresses. Staff who worked during the week very knowledgeable and helpful, weekends another story. They also need to spice up breakfast menu, same food every day on offer for buffet breakfast.

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

Thank you BPRSYD for your feedback and comments. We are always working to improve our product and we will take your comments regarding our beds, breakfast and staff on board. Kindest Regards

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A great location, a nice setting, with very nice, practical accomodation with room to move. Close to the Main Street of Port Douglas by car, and very close to the Golf Course. Service was faultless, I will be back.

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RRPDOM, Front Office Manager at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back! Many thanks for your review, Warmest regards, The Reef Resort team

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges offers two storey 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas each with a kitchen, laundry, separate lounge and dining areas, TV/DVD player and balcony or patio in over 110 square metres of living. Set on 15 acres of lush tropical gardens offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the facilities which include 2 large lagoon-style pools, 1 leisure pool, a children's pool, children's playground, gymnasium, 25m lap pool, tennis courts and a family BBQ area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges

Address: 121 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: €127 - €522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas
Rendezvous Reef Port Douglas
Rendezvous Reef Hotel Port Douglas
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#24 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
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“I believe this could be and maybe is a great resort for families, I suggest they separate the residents from the holiday guests...”
allan_don, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 22 was just out the front of the main building close to the main lagoon pool.”
LucyJean61, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“request a room near a pool as very lasrge complex if you dont like walking far.”
jatss2017, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you need internet research your room and BYO options”
551justinv, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for room away from the main pool if you want quietness an dpeace”
1346kzar, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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