Port Douglas Hotels | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Port Douglas Hotels

Status
Not open for further replies.

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,740
Flights
My Map
I am looking at spending a couple of days in Port Douglas, and have got down to a choice between two hotels - Redisson Treetops (cheaper) or Sheraton Mirage (looks better). Has anyone here got views on these two, or maybe other options in the area?
 

smithym

Intern
Joined
Jun 3, 2006
Messages
88
The radison tree tops is ok, but not the most styleish. They were planing a refirb when we were there, so it might be better by now. If you go there the tree house's are a great place for a special dinner, have to pre book though. The staff were awesome when we stayed there (2 yrs ago), went out of there way for everything for us. Was worth the money, but wouldn't of payed any more.

The mirage is very nice. Didn't there but played golf and had lunch. Very nice. Guess you pay for what yo get.
 

ric_melb

Active Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2005
Messages
964
Have just come back from Port Douglas. Stayed in a villa at Sheraton Mirage, and it was great, a walk across lawn to the beach, plus hotel has some great "lagoons" for swimming.
Breakfast was included, and buffet selection excellent.
Staff were friendly, tour office and reception very helpful.
Refurbishment is planned for the hotel, but surprisingly it is holding up quite well for its age. Rooms look adequate from looking at them, though maybe not as spacious as the villas.
The really big benefit of staying at the Mirage is the extensive grounds, well maintained and expansive.
I've heard good reports of the Radisson, but you don't get anything like the same environment.
 

cssaus

Active Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
928
Just a tip if you're thinking about staying at the Mirage, get a Starwood Priviledge Card before you go. It's dining discounts can certainly make eating at the Mirage much more enjoyable, especially the seafood buffets they put on there.

The Starwood Priviledge Card also offers a number of accommodation vouchers.
 

serfty

Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
40,570
Flights
My Map
When compared with the Mirage, Treetops is a Motel with a restaurant that has a good presentation/rap (the restaurant that is).

IMO, at the Sheraton, you pay for what you get, at Treetops you don't get what you pay for!

(And I have stayed at both...)
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,740
Flights
My Map
Thanks for all the feedback. In the end, my travelling companion (aka SO) made the decision for me :)

I liked the way that serfty's message had a google ad for the Thala Beach Lodge inserted. Unfrotunately, couldn't justify the $$ for that.
 
Last edited:

bravoecho1

Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2004
Messages
221
Oz_Mark,

just to add another one to the list is the Peppers Links Resort. Having stayed at both the Sheraton and Links resorts, if SPG points aren't your main motivation and your price sensitive, then this is a very good alternative.

Address is http://www.peppers.com.au/links
 
Last edited:

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,232
oz_mark said:
Thanks for all the feedback. In the end, my travelling companion (aka SO) made the decision for me :)
So which one did she pick, I mean which one did you pick? :oops:
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,740
Flights
My Map
Johnk, Was going to go the Mirage, which I could get for $300 a night, but the Treetops came in with a deal at $140 a night (including breakfast). I was going to go the Mirage, but got talked into the Treetops. Apparently there are other uses for the money saved!

SPG points were not a motivation has I have no points with them, although I have joined.
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,232
oz_mark said:
Johnk, Was going to go the Mirage, which I could get for $300 a night, but the Treetops came in with a deal at $140 a night (including breakfast). I was going to go the Mirage, but got talked into the Treetops. Apparently there are other uses for the money saved!
A big difference in price there. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Now with the money saved you can now afford to come to AFF's inaugural golf challenge in August. ;)
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,740
Flights
My Map
JohnK said:
A big difference in price there. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Now with the money saved you can now afford to come to AFF's inaugural golf challenge in August. ;)
Had they not come through with the price reduction, it would have been the Mirage. But $140 is a pretty keen price, which certainly swayed the decision somewhat!
 

Commuter

Active Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2006
Messages
793
I stayed at Treetops and wasn't hugely impressed (it was OK, but I wanted better), so I'd definitely go for Sheraton Mirage next time I'm up there.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,740
Flights
My Map
Commuter said:
I stayed at Treetops and wasn't hugely impressed (it was OK, but I wanted better), so I'd definitely go for Sheraton Mirage next time I'm up there.
After reading some of the comments, I am not expecting too much, so hopefully won't get too disappointed.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • The Qantas Oneworld Award – AIR015
    Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:07:50 AEST
      Learn how to fly around the world using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points as Matt chats to James Green, an award travel consultant at Frequent Flyer Solutions. This episode ...
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Changes – AIR014
    Sat, 29 Jun 2019 00:40:35 AEST
      Last week, Qantas announced a major shake-up to its Qantas Frequent Flyer program. In this episode, former Head of Loyalty at Malaysia Airlines, Mark Ross-Smith, joins Matt ...
  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...

Community Statistics

Threads
82,026
Messages
1,897,045
Members
49,859
Latest member
Rayan

Currently Active Users

Top