Port Douglas Outrigger Holiday Apartments3.5 out of 5.0
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We arrived earlier than the check in time and were somewhat frazzled after a night on a boat in rough seas where we had been seasick and had little sleep. It was nice therefore, to be greeted by the friendly smiles of Amanda and Peter who made us feel so welcome and showed us to our apartment straightaway, even though it was only noon. Apartment 2 is on the ground floor, entry is into a large sitting/dining/kitchen area having passed a nice patio with a table and chairs. There was a good sized bedroom and the bathroom is off this and where there is a washing machine and tumble drier. The kitchen is very well equipped and with some thoughtful touches such as provision of cling film and kitchen towel. The table/ fridge of unused food as mentioned in previous posts is a nice idea too. It is a short walk into the shopping/ restaurant area and 4 mile beach is lovely for a good walk. We stayed for 4 nights and would happily stay here again.
My husband surprised me with a trip to Port Douglas for our anniversary. He booked us into the Outrigger and I was so happy with his choice!! Amanda & Peter made us feel so welcome like we were part of their family. They were so knowledgeable on the area and recommended some great tours to go on. The apartment itself was spacious and clean and we enjoyed having breakfast on the balcony every morning. We already can’t wait to go back!
I was looking for a comfortable place to host our girl's annual bookclub getaway. Think eleven girls of a certain vintage.( well a variety of vintages really. ) We needed a place where eleven of us could relax, swim,have fun and be close to both the beach and the main street of Port Douglas, its restaurants and the great shopping it has to offer. We booked three apartments. They were spacious, clean and the kitchens had a large fridge and all the amenities you need, even glad wrap. Friday afternoon was spent by the pool, relaxing in the green surrounds, unwinding from our busy weeks and catching up on each other's lives over a quiet drink and quite a few laughs. Amanda and Peter were great hosts and helped by providing extra glasses and chairs we needed and also with ideas for places to eat and things to do. They were fine with us having our themed ABBA evening and birthday celebrations on the Friday night ( four of us had birthdays) by the pool- think outrageous costumes and lots of singing. They even obliged by taking some group photos for us. I think secretly they too were ABBA fans. On the Sunday they offered for us to leave our cars in their carpark after we checked out so that we could walk down to the Sunday markets (where it is difficult to find a park). It was indeed a fabulous weekend and I would recommend as a great place to catch up with friends for weekend!
My friend and I stayed at the Outrigger for a week in a two bedroom penthouse as treat to ourselves after a hard working year. Driving up from Cairns airportin the rental car was a breeze. Amanda and Peter the managers kindly recommended some places to visit on our we did and enjoyed the stops. The apartments are in a lovely setting surrounded by mature exotic trees and palms (as is all around the neighbourhood) and there a dense strip of bushland across the road which runs up the length of the street. The complex is neat, tidy and clean. They have a kiddie corner with toys and even offer a small DVD library and board games for those rainy days or nights stuck inside. We were on the corner top floor and and and from the two balconies enjoyed views amonover the swimming pool and being amongst the top of the trees, we were amazed at the abundant colourful bird life and noisy rosellas feeding of the seeds and flowers above the pool. At night you get to see flying foxes skimming across the tops the trees. The pool was a welcome reprieve from the steamy humidity and swimming in the warm rain at night with lightning in the distant clouds was a highlight. We didn’t get to use the barbecue that was free to use. Outrigger is a 5-10 min walk to the main strip of Macrossan Street and which makes it walkable to restaurants and shops and also Coles supermarket to stock up on the essentials. At one end of the strip is Sugar Wharf & Rex Smale Park - both very pretty in there own right but come alive with the Sunday Market. At the other end of the strip is 4 mile beach which encourages you to walk it’s golden sands fringed by coconut palms and bush. Back to the Outrigger.. our room was again neat tidy and clean. It was very spacious with comfortable beds, lie out and stretch leather sofas ( Easy for my 6’3 length), bar chairs, and marble dining table and chairs. Outdoor furniture on the balconies were modern and comfortable, and were well used for morning breakfasts and for early evening wind down drinks. Both bathrooms were gleaming clean and grime free. It was handy having the washing machine and dryer for the few occasions we needed it. A well equipped spacious kitchen is there to be used and, except for boiling the jug and cooking up a storm with the toaster, it was under utilised by us. Instead we used our cooking energy on walking up to Grant Street, The Courty & The Tin Shed for good value priced meals. We want to thank Peter and Amanda for kindly allowing us to leave our car packed with our suitcases in the car park after we checked out so we could go and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef for the day and travel back to Cairns after. This was one of many acts of “going the extra mile” by them that made us feel welcomed and settled. Nothing was too much trouble including weather forecast predictions! Thank you to Amanda & Peter, and the Outrigger - it truly was a friendly magnificent stay.
Like many others we enjoyed our stay at the Outrigger apartments. They were spacious, spotless & conveniently situated just off the Main Street. Peter & Amanda were very friendly & helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend to others & will stay there again if we return to Port Douglas.
The Outrigger certainly lived up to expectations. The room was lovely, spacious and very clean. It was well-equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen. The balcony was lovely and peaceful. The design of the building made the room nice and airy. The pool is surrounded by trees providing lots of natural shade which we loved. Peter and Amanda were wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to help (including getting us out of a very sticky situation on the first night when I lost the keys to the padlocks on our bags!) It is only a short stroll to the main road and the marina. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
It was the fourth time my husband and I have stayed at this hotel. But the first time with Amanda and Peter as owners/managers. Great people nothing was to much for them very helpful. Appartment great very clean and comfortable the location is great close to the town centre but very quiet and relaxing this is why we choose the Outrigger. Thanks again Amanda and Peter
As many others have said Peter and Amanda are friendly, relaxed and helpful hosts. The attention to detail is really noticeable and the rooms are spotless. We had a one bedroom apartment which had a full size kitchen with everything you could need - the apartment was actually larger than we expected. The location is a very short walk to the main part of the town and marina so very convenient. Despite that it is very quiet and you wake to the sound of the rainforest birds. The pool is smaller than it appears on the photographs but perfectly adequate and very pretty, surrounded by plants and palm trees.Would not hesitate to stay there again.
I must start saying that this was one of the best experiences I have had during my travels. So don't think twice, just book it! After traveling for almost two month in Oceania, I booked at the Port Douglas Outrigger for 5 nights because I wanted a nice space to relax. Amanda and Peter owners/ Managers welcome me with a big and sweet Smile. They gave me advises, suggestions and help me with my bookings. I had an unexpected and stressful event outside the hotel, in town, my first day that brought me to tears, Amanda and Peter were there comforting me and watching after me like family all the time. Amanda even took me to get a new luggage because mine was broken. I can tell that they really care and their priority is their guests having a good time while in Port Douglas. Thanks to them I did! The apartments are beautiful, clean, spacious, comfortable beds, equipped kitchen, TV, Wifi, AC, laundry! nice pool. The area is very relaxing, I loved the sound of the birds in the morning. The beach and the Main Street is 5-10 min walk and is beautiful! Supermarket, restaurants and shops all are within minutes walks. It was a wonderful stay, I highly recommend this place. Thanks Amanda and Pete....I can't wait to come back with my entire family!
We'd like to thank Amanda and Peter for being such fantastic, friendly and very hospitable hosts during our recent 8 night stay. Our family of 4 (including 2 teenage sons) loved: *Central location - walking distance to 4 Mile beach, shops, restaurants and sporting complex with football field nearby *Tranquil pool setting - heated, salt water pool *Communal fridge, books and magazines
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 296 reviews