About this listing
A well equipped & comfortable hotel style room, set in ancient rain forest gardens. Great for couples, with a king sized bed. The sofa bed beside it is good for families (porta cot on request for babies)
Specials available for last minute bookings.
Set in beautiful ancient rain forest gardens, this privately owned well-equipped hotel style room in The Ramada Resort overlooks the lagoon style swimming pool. This first floor unit is air-conditioned, has a ceiling fan, plantation shutters, Flat screen TV, bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, toaster, hair dryer, shower over the bath, Iron & Ironing board.
Laundry facilities are available on the same floor. There's a king sized bed, and a sofa bed next to it we can make up to sleep extra. Plus a porta cot on request. WiFi is available (free in the pool area and on computers near Reception)
The Ramada Resort has a Day Spa and gym and the Tree Bar & Grill Restaurant is next to the pool and waterfall.
4 Mile beach is a short walk from the Resort and a shuttle bus (small fee) leaves every 20 minutes for Macrossan Street - the main part of town where there are great shops and Restaurants, and a Market Sunday morning.
Port Douglas, one hour North of Cairns along a beautiful coast road, is truly a Magical place where The Daintree Rain Forest and the Great Barrier Reef meet .The pristine Mossman Gorge is close by.
A place to relax and unwind with the natural beauty of two World Heritage listed areas to explore and enjoy.
One week before your visit I will send you a resort map with directions to the room and access details. All the Resort facilities are available for your use.
The Ramada has free WiFi in the pool area, a gym (small fee), restaurant and swim up bar, lagoon style pool, areas for lounging. Computers in the huge foyer. Helpful Reception Staff will give you a gym card (small fee) if required, and help you book tours. Day spa onsite.
Interaction with Guests
We live 20 minutes away on the edge of the Tablelands, so will only come if you want to see us, or if you need anything. We don't usually get to meet our guests, except through email.
This part of the world is so beautiful, every day we feel blessed to live here. Even after work I can go to Port Douglas to shop, and instantly feel "on holidays" There's something about the ocean that does it . I go to Mossman Gorge whenever I can to be in the middle of the Daintree rain forest, its so restoring.
Options for getting to the Ramada from Cairns Airport on the beautiful coast road are - car hire, Shuttle bus or our 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Limousine. There are many shuttle bus services online for around $44 per person. Sunpalm are slightly more, but have a desk at the Airport near the luggage carousel.
Once you're in Port Douglas you can hire bicycles from Reception, enjoy a walk (if you're keen) or catch the shuttle bus into town that comes by every 20 minutes or so for $5, $9 return or $25 for a 3 day pass.
Parking is included at the front and side of the Resort.
Other Things to Note
Look for specials, we offer last minute booking rates.
Have a wonderful time...
Leave the air conditioner and fan on when you're out, rooms can go mouldy if left off.
There are books to read, if you're not finished one you're enjoying take it with you.
As this is a private room, you cannot put anything on the tab, pay as you go for all food & drink. The staff are helpful and will arrange tours etc.
Strictly no smoking
All in all we had a nice stay at Roger & Wendy's. We are a couple in our late 20's who stayed 5 days to attend a wedding in PT Douglas. I could not fault Roger & Wendy's personal service as hosts, we found them very helpful & attentive leaving a breakfast for us, replying promptly to Q's on email and quickly sorting out a minor elec fault in the room on day 3. As for the hotel, although it is only a short 5-10min drive/shuttle bus from PT Douglas and a great location to get out and active by day or night which we did. The hotel itself seriously lacks any holiday atmosphere. The food at the restaurant was terrible both times we ate their especially BBQ night, twice we had to park down the road because the on site parking was full & the attitude of most staff when asking for assistance seemed dull & disinterested. The room was Ok, the bed was comfy, however the room itself had minimal storage room cupboards etc full of books & bed linen.
My partner and I had a wonderful stay in Roger and Wendy's resort room at Ramada. This was my first time using Airbnb, and we were so lucky to have such a fantastic experience.
Communication leading up to the stay was great, and any questions were answered.
The resort facilities were fantastic (in particular; the tour desk, bar and spa) and all staff we encountered were very helpful.
The room was lovely, overlooking the lagoon-style pool, and the bed is very comfortable (and large). Roger and Wendy left us breakfast supplies, which nearly lasted us our whole stay.
Getting into town really was easy, shuttles are very frequent ($5 each way), and it is actually a lovely walk into town, around 35 minutes, directly along Four Mile Beach (do it!). The beach is only a couple of minutes walk from the resort.
We would absolutely stay again, thank you for providing a perfect base for us to explore Port Douglas!
What a wonderful stay! Roger and Wendy made us feel so welcome and went completely above and beyond expectations. They had provided a really extensive range of breakfast cereals and had stocked the fridge with milks and butters (dairy and non-dairy). They even had some chocolates on the bed and had left a "Happy Birthday" banner on the table seeing as this holiday was to celebrate my 21st. The room was clean and comfortable, with a lovely view and lots of brochures about things to do in Port Douglas. Communication with Wendy and Roger through email was really prompt and easy. One standout thing was that during our stay we needed a parcel delivered but the resort wouldn't hold post for a private room, so Wendy said the parcel could be delivered to their house and then Roger came all the way into town to give it to us. They really went out of their way to help us! The room was exactly how it was described on airbnb, Wendy and Roger were lovely, and we had a fantastic stay!
Thank you Wendy and Roger for a wonderful week in your lovely room at the Ramada Resort. Everything was exactly as described in the listing and all the little special touches made us feel very welcomed and spoilt.
Nothing was too much trouble for Wendy and she gave us some great advice about exploring the region. I would recommend renting a car because the Ramada is a good five minute drive to the Port Douglas village, and there are just so many incredible places to explore!
The Ramada itself is a gorgeous and very well maintained resort with extensive boardwalks in a magical, tropical rainforest garden. The gardens and pool/restaurant/bar area are just like a Balinese resort. There is a short and very pretty walking track to Four Mile Beach which was simply perfect.
I would strongly recommend Wendy's room for a great Far North Queensland getaway. We would book again without hesitation. Thanks Wendy and Roger!
We stayed in Roger & Wendy's apartment for a week and found the apartment had everything that we needed. Wendy provided breakfast foods (even thoughtfully catering for my intolerance's), meant for our first day but they ended up lasting the whole trip. The chocolates on arrival were also a great touch! The resort was nice but unfortunately we stayed during the wettest June in 28 years so we found the pool still too cold to really relax in. We tried breakfast and dinner in the resort too but would recommend trying the numerous other restaurants in Port Douglas instead for a better range and value for money. Both of our phones had barely any coverage in the room except if you sat on the end of the bed - something we worked around. We also hired a car for our stay and found plenty of parking in front or on the side of the hotel which was really pleasing. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would book with Roger & Wendy again!
Roger and Wendy made us feel so welcome, they left chocolates on our bed and breakfast things for the first day. The room was just like the pictures and the resort was lovely and tropical. Roger and Wendy were easy to talk to and get in touch with and they helped us know about an Iron Man event that was on that affected getting to our flight home which was a huge help. We really enjoyed our time thanks guys!
The room was great, with nice touches like breakfast and chocolates. The resort itself is also very nice. I'd recommend this room and would stay here again.
About the Host, Roger & Wendy
We live in a cottage in the rain forest in the Tablelands and enjoy wood work - carved rocking horses and furniture, gardening and spending time with the grandchildren.
Roger drives our 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud for Weddings and tours of the region.