Dou­glas re­gion ranks highly with Trip Ad­vi­sor

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - DONNA-MARIE MILNE

THE big­gest on­line re­view web­site in the world has named two Port Dou­glas bou­tique re­sorts in the top 10 best ho­tels in Australia at the 2012 Trav­ellers’ Choice awards.

Mar­tinique on Macrossan scooped the third-best ho­tel in Australia by Trip Ad­vi­sor vot­ers and Co­conut Grove Apart­ments was voted ninth-best, with lo­cal re­sorts Pink Flamingo (11th) and Salt­wa­ter Lux­ury Apart­ments (24th) also mak­ing the top 25 list.

The well-re­garded Trav­ellers awards are based solely on the opin­ions of mil­lions of trav­ellers glob­ally and are de­ter­mined based on a com­bi­na­tion of trav­ellers’ favourite places and over­all des­ti­na­tion pop­u­lar­ity.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion providers in the Dou­glas re­gion punched well above their weight in the Trav­ellers’ Choice awards with sev­eral be­ing recog­nised for ex­cel­lence.

Mar­tinique on Macrossan man­agers An­to­nia and Fred Eg­gers were as­tounded by the achieve­ment.

“This is re­ally great and pos­i­tive for the area,” An­to­nia said.

“It’s also a re­ward­ing achieve­ment for us - many peo­ple rely on Trip Ad­vi­sor when book­ing a hol­i­day.

“When we bought this place five years ago, we were ranked 49 of Port Dou­glas ho­tels on Trip Ad­vi­sor.”

An­to­nio and Fred pride them­selves on their cus­tomer ser­vice and are de­lighted their ef­forts have been recog­nised by guests.

“Lots of peo­ple come back to us time and time again - word of mouth is our big­gest ad­ver­tise­ment,” Fred said.

“The most pleas­ant thing for us is guests leave with a smile and they come back from tours with a smile.

“Peo­ple come here from all over the world - it’s a real in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tion.

“We want them to have the best ex­pe­ri­ence in this beau­ti­ful part of the world.”

Photo by AN­THONY CAPOGRECO

Toast­ing suc­cess: An­to­nia and Fred Eg­gers of Mar­tinique on Macrossan

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