Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa5.0 out of 5.0
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I have had the good fortunate of staying at Sea Temple numerous times, and have experienced various room orientations, from the private plunge pool, swim out and most recently the spa room. Despite the spa room being the smallest available they are still spacious. The lagoon pool provides enough room for everyone, include small children without being in the way of adults Restaurant provides a nice lunch and breakfast. Gym also available. Totally recommend this property & look forward to returning
if your after somewhere nice to stay while in Port Douglas, Try Pullman Port Douglas sea temple Resort & Spa, they have rooms to suit your budget, with or without pool frontage, or if your just after something special for breakfast stop in ..
Our 2 bedroom apartment was fantastic with a private balcony. We were on the 2nd floor so we did not have a room that you could swim from but instead we had a spiral staircase taking us up to the roof to our private spa and BBQ !!!!! (Pretty sure that's where I left my resort pants) ! There's access to the beach too but not great for swimming due to stingers and crocodiles and definitely not a night adventure it's super dangerous with signs up warning you also. Now the pool here is incredible with a bar in the middle that is a little pricey BUT you definitely get what you pay for and the Bloody Mary's are made with fresh actual tomato juice AMAZING! We did have a gorgeous leafy pool access with a deck and the main pool is EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURES .... food is lovely too and it's around a 10 minute drive from town but there's shuttles if you don't have a car. Clean, private and very luxurious 😏
Enjoyed a very quiet and most enjoyable stay. Staff were exceedingly pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable. Would rate a 4 star rather than a 5; no robes or slippers in the room which would be helpful with the constant changing, and coming and going whilst enjoying swimming in the pool and beach walking. Quiet even as the School Holidays had started.
Bigger, quieter – and more sun lounges! – than the also lovely Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple, which we stayed at the year before. Glorious pool with plenty of space for everyone, surrounding by tropical gardens. Our two bedroom apartment was spacious, including bath, full washing machine and dryer, big fridge, full lounge and large balcony with comfortable seating. Beds and towels were plush, air conditioning worked well, and sufficient inclusions (e.g. enough cutlery, crockery and utensils). Personally, I thought the breakfast buffet had a wide choice and particularly enjoyed the yoghurt bar, pancakes and fresh juices. But the food standard across all meals was fair, definitely not 5-star. Because it's a trip into Port Douglas, would have been great if more sandwiches, salads etc were available for lunch. The property is a little worn in places but it didn't bother us at all. What did bother us is that the women's toilet by the pool was out of order for a number of days. I understand it may not have been possible to fix it faster (e.g. because of waiting on a part). But they could have made the men's – which was exactly the same – a unisex facility for that period. Can be a bit of a trek back to the room, and not all of us have fantastic bladders! Shuttles to Port Douglas are frequent and affordable, and there are even bikes to hire for the flat and reasonable ride. All in all a wonderful relaxing getaway. Special shout out to manager Lee (impeccable service), waitress Caitlyn (always so cheerful and helpful) and pool bar tender Guillermo (fab cocktails and chats).
The management of this hotel keep things to a minimum. E.G. only one type of newspaper available to read, and that was basic local one. Every day the activities notice broad had the exact same thing on: "swim in the pool" and "happy hour". I have attached the photo. Clearly no effort put into arranging activities. If you are looking for a resort that offers you more than pool, e.g. yoga, or tennis, or kids activities, this is not it. There are bikes but you have to pay to hire them. Having said that the apartments are some of the nicest I have seen, very stylish and very comfortable, so you can enjoy them. However, the apartments are piled up one next to and on the other so if you want peace and quiet this isn't the place for you. However, it is just a short walk to the beautiful beach where you can find endless tranquility. One more thing, this hotel is at the far end of Port Douglas, a long way from the shops and restaurants, so you'll need a car or to take the bus to go shopping or out for a meal.
My husband and I recently stayed at Pullman Sea Temple. On arrival, we were greeted with great friendliness and provided with a complimentary upgrade. The room we had was amazing, with plenty of room, a spacious bathroom with an indoor spa, a well-stocked kitchen, a laundry, a balcony overlooking the pool and a courtyard with a jacuzzi and bbq. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The cleaning staff did a great job each day and Laura (front office manager) was particularly helpful with recommendations for tours and assistance in booking these. The location is about 8 minutes drive from town; an easy drive or you can jump on the town shuttle. We had a really great time and hope we can come back soon.
After a 3 weeks trip in Australia, we decide to relax in this nice hotel but we have been really disapointed by the level of service, the cleanliness of the room . We booked a spa room and those are the smallest one and are not really clear. Locatio was near the reception and the restaurant meaning really noisy really soon in the morning and when we asjked to change all rooms were booked. nother morning at 7.30, they decide to make some painting maintenance and they strated just in front of our windows tlaking and phone ringing.... perfect a,d wjhen we caim, reception told us they were not supposed to start there, so no management of their external company. If you tru to find a place around the swimming pool it is very difficult as ther is not enough transat for eveybody and more or less no umbrella...... And when you find place ther is no intimity as you are at 50 cm from the other. From a conception standpoint, thers is no intimity and you can easily see all the other rooms. Ou room was not really clean with a lot of dust on the wall on the window and it has never been cleaned during our 4 nights stay. Linen are changed after 3 days annd not every 2 days as it should be. For the breakfest that was included, you have aloways to wait for the buffet to be refilled....., il is always missing something. Waitress are really nice and helpfull but they have no class or no standing. And finally, don't expect to have internet in your room. Dunring the day maybe a little bit but in teh evening it is a nightmare and they told us this is due to external company ...... they have choosen it they have to assume. Finally, you are at 10 min driving form the city centre without any free shuttle but wa had a car it was not an issue for us. Based on the price we paid , the level of service and the pure hotel and room design without intimity and dark room dor a sunny place, I would not recommend this hotel. I think a strong action plan with real solution need to be dine if they want to continue to maintain their star level.
We love the Sea Temple at Port Douglas. The swim-out rooms are especially good. The 2 bed are spacious and have plenty of amenities. Staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend. Port Douglas has lots to do and locals are super helpful.
Enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing holiday week. Drinks from pool bar, kick back in our spa and reading a good book while lounging in the sun. Spacious and comfortable apartment. Recommend making reservations for dinner at Aqua as it is a popular restaurant for dinner.
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