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Tropic Sands Apartments
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Tropic Sands Apartments
Ranked #41 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The apartment is pleasant with a small onsite pool and 5 mins walk from Port Douglas. Our visit came unstuck on our fourth night. The apartment came with about a 1/4 roll of toilet paper on the holder, which ran out on Saturday night. We didn't know the area, so called the number in the visitors guide in the room. The first number didn't answer and the second said out of service. I looked them up on the web and found a third number, which had an answering machine that put me onto a fourth number which didn't answer. Luckily some locals pointed us to a late night shop and crisis averted. I called the first number again on Sunday morning (which the Guest Information book in the room identifies as "Beaches Reception") and Beaches Reception answered. Only problem is that they do not look after Tropic Sands and were at a loss as to why their number was in the guest book. I kept trying numbers I found on the web until I found a person who grudgingly admitted they were in fact Tropic Sands reception. When I explained the tp situation, I was told that the room came with a minimum of necessities and if we ran out it was our problem. When I pointed out that an1/4 roll for a 7 night stay was hardly minimum I was told there was nothing they could do and they'd try and find us a roll on Monday. And they hang up.

So if you're thinking of staying here, it's a nice enough place in amongst a large number of similar places. Bring your own tp and don't expect customer service.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Close to the main street of Port Douglas and just a short walk to the beach. The library is just around the corner and the markets at the end of that street. The best part of it was coming back to the lovely in-ground, heated swimming pool. The only down side is the bedroom has a big opening to the lounge so there is no chance of sleeping if the television is going in the lounge. Any problems were dealt with quickly be the repair men, such as the stove and tv The wi fi is only available beside the pool, not much use at night or in the rain.

Room Tip: Away from the road is best.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tropic Sands Apartments
21 Davidson Street
Port Douglas QLD 4877

The apartments are situated approx. 3oo metres from the main shopping centre, restaurants, hotels, the market and 150 metres from the surf beach. Port Douglas is a great place to stay. There is plenty to see and do and the countryside is spectacular. The apartment we had was on the top floor, there being a basement and ground floor. There is good parking in the basement. It was well appointed and there were two television sets, one in the bedroom and the other in the lounge area which had FOXTELL. There is also an air conditioning unit in the main recreation room which would service both the main room and the bedroom. Our apartment had a balcony that overlooked the pool in the adjoining motel but it was private and reasonably quiet. The pool in the motel was in the front and is small and the barbecue which is new in situated inside of the pool enclosure. There is a laundry in the basement with two good washing machines and three dryers but the laundry has no bench space.
There were a few small things in the apartment which required maintenance but if you want a well-priced apartment that is close to everything then it’s hard to go past the Tropic Sands on Davidson Street.
We would book again.

Stayed: August 2016
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Port Douglas was fully booked and we ended up staying here. The apartment we had was dark and had no view. It made it very quiet as a result, but if you are in for light and views, make sure you ask for second floor. The location is great, just around the corner from the beach and Macrossan Street.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had problems with a leaking toilet on the first day we were there, but after contacting the off-sight managers for the complex, a plumber arrived to fix it. However, we needed to call him back again. After the 2nd visit, there were no more leaks, so prompt repair service.
The apartment complex was very close to the main street, and had ample off-street parking under the building. The lay-out of the one-bedroomed apartment was adequate, and comfortable, with all that we required.

Room Tip: Our apartment was on the 1st floor - although a fair way back from the road, it was very close to a...
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tropic Sands Apartments

Address: 21 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
Price Range: RM308 - RM675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropic Sands Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropic Sands is a small tropical style accommodation complex with one bedroom apartments and is ideally suited to adults and couples. The property features a handy location amongst the palms and native trees, and only a short walk from Four Mile Beach, the Marina and Port Douglas Village. The apartments provide a communal barbeque area, outdoor swimming pool, complimentary undercover car parking and tour booking service (located at nearby Beaches Resort on The Esplanade). ... more   less 
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