This was the first time we had been to Port Douglas and were looking for a mid-priced, 2 bed apartment near the centre of the town, as we did not have a car for the first week or our 10 night stay.
We did some pretty detailed research on-line and also looked at the reviews of several places before deciding that the Central Plaza looked comfortable, affordable and close to restaurants and shops as well as being well reviewed.
We found Fiona and Ian to be very helpful and knowledgeable managers who went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always happy to give advice on tours, local attractions and services. They were happy to book tours for us and their local knowledge added to the ease of our stay.
The 2 bedroom apartment we had was clean and comfortable and had all the essential kitchen and laundry facilities. The beds were good, the bathrooms very big and the living area adequate for 2 adults and 2 children 10 and 13.
The air conditioning worked well, the pool was great as were the BBQ facilities. The bedrooms were quiet and the apartments seemed well maintained.
The second bedroom was a bit small and there was not much room to move when the suitcases were opened. It was fine for two smaller children but would be a bit of a squeeze for two teenagers or adults. The main living area was quite dark and we had to keep the lights on during the day, however as we spent little time there during the day, it was not a major problem.
We highly recommend the apartments to families on a moderate budget and couples looking for a friendly and relaxed place to stay.
When next looking for great Port Douglas accommodation with friendly management and great location, look no further than Central Plaza Port Douglas.