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Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stayed here for a week with the family. Place is fantastic. Good services and staff are willing to help. Has bbq areas, pool and a pretty good gym available to guests. Free wifi and in room internet available. Accommodation is spacious with 2 and three bedroom apartments available. All facilities are available to self cater. Only a short drive to...

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

Hi Nick A, Thank you for your review! Its great to hear you enjoyed all of our Resort facilities and the amazing value to money! We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon! Warmest Regards The Team @ Reef Resort

Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at the reef resort it was such a great place for us to stay with a family of 6! We had a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa that was spotless and very modern, we were only metres from a pool that was used by only us for the time we were there complete with great BBQ...

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

Hi Meeegsx Great review! Thanks for taking the time to leave us your amazing feedback! During the super busy (and very hot!) Christmas and New Year periods, its lovely to get such positive feedback to give to our teams, who all work tirelessly over Christmas holidays to ensure our guests are well looked after - so thank you! From the...

Melbourne
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Three bedroom deluxe apartment very spacious and clean. Kids loved the pools. Breakfast very basic but a bonus if included in rate. Could do with a bit more choice of beverage, a herbal tea or hot chocolate would be a nice option. Purchased coffee overpriced, 5$ for latte in a mug. We only did that once. Dinner quite OK there...

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

Hi Alison C, Thanks for your feedback! We are currently refurbishing our restaurant and will be changing our breakfast offerings in the near future, we will have more space to provide more choice and I hope we can welcome you back to enjoy this again!. Warmest regards The Team @ Reef Resort

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed with 2 children and had a 2 bedroom unit that was functional and comfortable . 2 bathrooms was an advantage . We had continental daily breakfast included that was fresh and adequate. Great swimming pools . BBQ area clean and always available Even though we had a hire car the town centre was accessible by foot. Bringing groceries home...

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

Dear TRAVELLER061, Many thanks for your review and positive feedback. We are placed in the market to appeal to budget conscience families, offering value for money in large apartments with access to full resort facilities. Our continental breakfast has a variety of fresh and preserved fruit, and our chefs make fruit muffins, bircher muesli and other offerings daily. We appreciate...

London
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Last minute booking, room are dated and the cleanliness if the apartment was poor. Free wifi only in restaurant area. The grounds man must have had the week, I mean month off as our garden bed area was full of cigarette butts. Most paths were littered with leaves and palm fronds some with mud... The entire site looks old and...

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

Dear BurnettBear, Thank you for leaving your feedback and comments; we do only have Wifi in our common areas but are currently investigating installing in the villas. Our Grounds team work hard to cover 16 acres, and attend any areas needing a clean up promptly when notified. We will be following this up with the teams. Kindest Regards The Team...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We got a cheap deal on groupon when this place was still under previous management. We weren't expecting 5star. The place is VERY rundown. The pool is falling to pieces but in saying that the design of the lagoon style pool is perfect for our kids. We were in a 'refurbished' villa, but it only seemed half refurbished. Bugs are...

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

Dear Leeleee1, We appreciate you providing your feedback, we have passed your comments on to our ground teams; we use these comments to continually improve our guests experience. Kindest regards The Team @ Reef

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A great place, spotlessly clean everywhere. Breakfast is great and the pool area is fantastic. The accommodation was clean and quiet and better than We had hoped for in our budget. We have had a lovely experience and would highly recommend this place.

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Many Thanks for your review. Its wonderful to get such great feedback regarding our product. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kindest Regards The team @ Reef Resort

Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We found this resort very average. The grounds were messy and not well maintained. The furniture in our villa was dated and the lounges actually smelt. Also the pools were far to warm. The continental breakfast was terrible. All the fruit was from a tin - not one piece of fresh fruit was available and its tropical North Queensland! There...

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

Dear Annabellelenehanm, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Its disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. We have noted your comments and appreciate the feedback. Warmest Regards The Team @ Reef

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

villas are generous in size but only partially updated. Not expensive but be aware that the B&B rate is a basic continental and the free wifi is only in the reception area. Main problem was that the swimming pools were unpleasantly warm.

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

Hi Syd60, Thanks for your feedback and review of your recent stay with us. Our villas are 110 square meters of living space so yes - very generous in size. We currently have free broadband connections in the villas and free WiFi in reception, restaurant and pool areas and we are investigating WiFi options in the rooms. Summer in the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We only stayed one night in Port Douglas after a road trip up to Cape Trib from Cairns yesterday. Found a good deal here and brought the family... not kids, the in-laws! Here are a few rambling thoughts in no particular order. Cocktail Happy Hour by the fantastic pool was great and the villa was fully kitted out. It's a...

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

Hi Zalgariath, Thanks for this review, we appreciate you taking the time. We do aim for the self catered market, given that our villas have kitchens, 2 bathrooms and a laundry, so its good to hear you made use of these facilities. And of course the happy hour - as you would've witnessed we get busy this time of day...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Babysitting
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: $186 - $765 (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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