27-31 Davidson StreetPort Douglas4877Australia
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About Shantara

Situated near the beach and the Great Barrier Reef, Shantara boasts modern apartments in a great location. The resort features two outdoor pools and a spa, as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Each apartment includes a kitchenette, work desk area, and a balcony or patio. Modern amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV with a DVD player, iPod docking station, and electronic safe. For added comfort, plush bathrobes are provided.

Guests can work out at the onsite fitness centre, or recharge with a yoga class. For convenience, the hotel also has a business centre, and a self-serve laundry area.

Nearby dining options include contemporary Australian eatery, Sublime Restaurant, The Boatshed, and Lighthouse Café.

Shantara is ideally located in the heart of Port Douglas, and is within a 12-minute walk of must-see sights like St. Mary’s by the Sea Chapel, Marina Mirage, Sugar Wharf, and Anzac Museum.


27-31 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, 4877, Australia
Telephone: +61 740841400 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 03:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great Location, Helpful Staff

The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Port Douglas with easy access to restaurants and shops and for many this was the best feature of their stay. Guests also said that the staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly.

Clean and Comfortable

On arrival guests commented that their rooms were spotless and cleaned to a very high standard. Guests also said that the beds and pillows were very comfortable, ensuring that they had a good nights sleep at the hotel.

Private Pool Deck

Many travellers who left reviews were allocated a room on the ground floor of the hotel which had direct pool access via a private wooden deck.  These guests commented that it was a highlight of their stay and recommended to future guests to ensure that they request one of the swim-up rooms.

Negative Reviews

No Housekeeping

The hotel only offers a daily housekeeping service to guests who specifically request daily cleaning for an additional fee. Guests who stayed here for an extended period of time were annoyed that for the price paid, daily housekeeping was not included.

Tiny Rooms

Guests commented that for the price paid for the rooms that they expected a little more space than what was provided. Some guests described the rooms as tiny and cramped, other guests also said that there was a lack of sound proofing between rooms and they could clearly hear their neighbours.

No Food

Guests who were expecting to be able to eat at  the hotel were disappointed that there was no restaurant and no room service, which meant for each meal they had to travel outside of the hotel to purchase a meal.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1872 reviews across the web
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    9.0 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 1872 reviews