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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Situated a couple of minutes from the beach and just a short stroll to restaurants and bars located in the main drag of Macrossan Street this was the ideal place to chill out. The hosts Lynette and Andrew were extremely friendly and helpful and the apartment clean and spacious. The only downside was that the walls are fairly thin and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spend 3 nights in a ground floor apartment.The apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything you would need to make a stay lovely. The beds were comfortable and all appliances and air-con worked perfectly. Andy and Lynn, the management team, were friendly and efficient. They helpfully made suggestions on things to do and see, as well as organise reef... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just spent a week at Balboa with family, including a 2 year old. Our apartment was on the top floor, three large bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite and one huge main with shower over bath) and a spacious living/kitchen area, and there was a laundry as well, which was very handy. Our kitchen had everything you could possibly need,... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 couples we had a fabulous 10 day stay at Balboa ,the apartment is close to the beach and main shopping area. fabulous pool area, apartment was large and spotless close to eateries HI_Tide across the road , the Surf club down the road, both have good food Our hosts Lynette and Andrew were great and very helpful with everything... More 

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

We are so glad you finally made it to Balboa. Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you up here in FNQ in the not too distant future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a fabulous holiday with our family...children and parents. Lovely spacious, well kept apartments in the best location in Port Douglas. View of the beach (rare in Port Douglas), beach across the road and quick walk to the shops. We loved our morning walks on the beach followed by a lingering coffee/juice break. The pool is warm; decks are... More 

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Always good to hear from happy guests. Thank you for your comments and see you next year. More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed here late September 2016. The service from the owners was absolutely exceptional. Always happy to stop for a chat and see to it that we were enjoying our stay. The rooms were neat and tidy and absolutely massive (we stayed in a 3BR apartment overlooking the ocean). Conveniently located just moments away from the shops and the beach.... More 

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Thank Tom G
andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hope to see you again. Better luck with your baby next time. I am sure she will love the pool when a little older. Thank you for choosing Balboa. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stayed for 2 weeks with adult family members. Plenty of room for 6 people & we really enjoyed our stay. Last year stayed nearby but it's much better here for the same price. Like the way you only pay for the bedrooms used, as we don't always travel with the family. The managers are very helpful, thanks for the new... More 

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Even though you were here for 2 weeks I am sure it is just a distant memory now so you must return. Thank for staying with us at Balboa Apartments. More 

Caloundra, Australia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We recently stayed a week at Balboa. We had six adults in a unit and needed some space as our daughters wedding preparations took place within - makeup hair etc. It was perfect. The hard working managers were very helpful and easy going. The complex is an easy walk to the beach and the other end of town. Easily recommended.

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Thank Val S
andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

We were so pleased for you all that your daughters special day was just that. Special. Pools are noisy especially with young children although we encourage guests to keep noise to a minimum. Hope to see you again in perhaps one of our other apartments not so close to the pool! More 

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8 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We rented a Balboa apartment for my family of four plus two friends. The apartment was very large, furnished and equipped to a high standard, and accommodated six people very easily. The location of these apartments is perfect, situated at the end of the main street in Port Douglas and just yards from the north end of the beach. A... More 

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Thank Christopher J
andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments Christopher. Hope to see you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Fantastic location with small children. Well appointed apartment with lots of space and close to the beach and main street. Easy to come and go with minimal planning. Heated pools were a bonus. Will be back.

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Thank cbmelbourne2016
andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Your comments sum up Balboa perfectly. Many thanks. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Balboa Holiday Apartments

Address: 1 Garrick St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: £127 - £263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balboa Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Our top floor had ocean views & the cool sea breezes made for very comfortable living!”
 of 5 bubbles hannah-dee, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room adjacent to the pool. Good for access and visitors. But noisy during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles 249vals, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs to top floor apartments”
 of 5 bubbles christopherjX1716JO, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had ground floor which was great but would have liked a BBQ. Most had one so maybe check this if you want to cook outside.”
 of 5 bubbles wisechoice2015, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a front apartment if an ocean/beach view is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles Rendug, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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