Peninsul Hotel, Port Douglas
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Peninsul Hotel
Highly recommendedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Perfect honeymoonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
service, forget the old reviewsfrom lovelyweather
Yes. The road may be in front of hotel but it is very quiet and the ocean front rooms are nice. The public beach (with AMPLE great beach!!!) is just ahead of the hotel. We checked out every 5-star hotel nearby and found we had a really great deal at Peninsula.
There is a sufficient kitchenette and the sounds of the ocean was much much louder than the sounds of the rare car passing. The breakfast was good enough - not fancy but good. Fancy would be having cheeses and cold cuts, but then there were eggs, ham, etc. The restaurant and the staff were wonderful...pricey and small portions but good. I would rather food be delicious and pricey than just pricey.
We had moved from the Thala Lodge where they promised coral sea view - only to find the views of the sea was nearly 1 km to the distance! We actually ended up paying less at the Peninsula and being (much) nearer to the sea and being central to all the restaurants in "town". We highly recommend Peninsula and no, we were not paid for this review by them!!! :)
Loved it!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was great, spacious and well decorated with a seperate living area (complete with a small kitchen), a balcony overlooking 4-mile beach and a huge bath in a very nice modern bathroom.
When you're not diving the reef or trekking through the rainforest, the hotel pool and jacuzzi is a perfect place to chill out and relax over a beer or 2 and the hotel restaurant High Tide is also very good, well worth a hit.
Overall this hotel gets it spot on, but what really sets this place apart is the staff, they were all genuinely friendly and incredibly helpful.
We did not want to leave...defintely recommended.
Return trip, and just as great the second timefrom A TripAdvisor Member
When I returned with a friend in November 2004, we were greeted with a special gift thanking me for returning to their hotel, an upgraded room, and more of the lovely service I had come to expect from my prior visit. The location is truly unbeatable -- across from an incredible beach, and a couple of blocks away from the main drag with all the bars and restaurants in Port Douglas. I have no quibbles whatsoever. This is not a true "luxury" hotel -- there's no spa, the rooms have tile floors (although they're spotless), and it doesn't feel so much "posh" as sleek, clean, friendly, and modern. It's worth the trip (even when the trip means flying via Honolulu and Guam, as New Yorkers must).
Not value for moneyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The front desk staff all seem the type who were friends and not professionals and somewhat indifferent and gave a most definitely 2 star service. The itinerant room people were nice however.
We would strongly recommend people to spend that amount of money- or maybe just a bit more- and stay at a proper 4/5 star hotel.
Perfect Hotel - Perfect Stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good location, but disapointing, poor service, overpricedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Whilst the location is good, most other aspects of the hotel are very disapointing and overpriced. The suites are small and not particularily well appointed, but the biggest ctiticism was the service - which is extremely poor for such a price. No room service, no in room bar, and the hotel "bar" ( in reality a serving area) seems to close at about 9:00.pm.The breakfast "buffet" is pathetic. On Wednesdays there is no service at all in the evening - no bar - no restaurant - it is not possible to get even a cup of coffee. We returned from dinner, at a very nice local restaurant. at 9:30pm to find the main door locked and everywhere in darkness. Reception staff were not particularly helpful and decidedly snooty. Having stayed in first class hotels all over the world this hotel is no better than a three star. There is more to running an exclusive hotel than calling yourself "boutique"and putting some fancy soap in the bathroom !
Hated the Peninsula!!!from Dumbeldore
Very disapointed in most respects - a bit like a Butlins or Pontins camp. Rooms very uncomfortable with no carpets on the floors and uncomfortable cane furniture.
The hotel backs onto the beach yes, but there is a pretty major road between the hotel and the beach which is busy all day, 7 days a week.
Breakfast was shocking for such an expensive hotel. Burnt scrambled eggs, no choice, no pastries. About 8 tables for 34 rooms so didnt get a table nearly every day of our 8 night stay!
No room service, no in room bar and the pool was very small and unusable.
Sorry but a hotel costing this much should be much better.
Not worth the money.from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Port Douglas
A recommendation We were recommended to dine at the Yacht Club (near to the Marina) by one of the ladies who worked at our hotel. She said that the location is lovely, and the food very good and not expensive. We never actually made it there, but it might be worth passing on to other travelers!
Best restuarant in Port Douglas Best place for a great steak and other great food in Port Douglas. Check out the aquariums in the toilets.
Lady Douglas boat trip Really enjoyed this trip on a family run boat along the river - beware of sandflies though!
Other names for Peninsul Hotel
- port douglas peninsula
- peninsula port douglas
- Address: The Esplanade - Port Douglas - Queensland - 4871 - Australia
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