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“Cheerful room and great position and price”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Port Douglas Motel

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Port Douglas Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Buderim, Australia
2 reviews
“Cheerful room and great position and price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Stayed here for one night on first trip to Port Douglas. Enjoyed being so close to shops and restaurants. Room clean and fresh with happy tropical feel. Had a lovely meal at Japanese restaurant in Main Street (very reasonably priced). Loved being able to walk from motel down the tree lined street to the Sunday market. Best markets I have been to in years with gorgeous hand made goods and jewellery.Look forward to going back one day.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BerniePDM, Manager at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thanks for the review and it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay in Port Douglas and at the Port Douglas Motel.

We look forward to seeing you again!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolbotn, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

We were 4 friends staying one night in Port Douglas after a day in Kuranda. The newly refurbished motel was nice and perfect for our purpose - one night sleep. Very close to restaurants and the main street. Friendly welcome. They charged us for something they weren't supposed to, but sorted it out quickly. No problem in recommending the place.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Kari1959_09
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Hi Kari,

Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you all again in Port Douglas. Nice to see some rain about.
regards Lillian, John and Bernie
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Writing this on the last of 3 nights stay with Lillian, John and their son Bernie who have recently taken over the motel. Our stay was in a Queen studio which was bright, comfy & all you need with a small kitchenette but if that was not sufficient the full size equipped kitchen by the side of the swimming pool certainly is. We made use of it and it seems past guests leave any food stuffs they have left for others to use in the fridge there. Our hosts were very helpful on advising us on the area and Bernie kindly booked our trip to the Reef, when we first arrived. The cost was very reasonable so do give them a ring as they bettered the rate on wot-if for us. All in all full marks in every way and the location is central for beach, shops and marina for any trips. No hesitation in recommending this motel.




Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Hi Janet and Jeff. Thanks for your review. We hope you are travelling safely and look forward to seeing you both again when you next visit Australia. Hope it's not too cold when you get home to the U.K. Cheers Lillian, John and Bernie
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Cairnslocal4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Thank you for a great stay, being a local of 19 years it was the best location for us to walk to the restaurants and shops. The staff couldn't have been friendlier, great value for money and the rooms were immaculate. What more could we want, we will be back soon

Stayed October 2013
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Thank Maryanne J
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Hi Maryann - Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Motel. Regards Lillian, John and Bernie
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Its hard to find a place that is reasonable in price and clean, especially if you want to stay 1 night in Port Douglas. I booked my accommodation online with Wotif.com and was very surprised on this property. Bernie greeted us with a warm and friendly smile and was most helpful. The rooms are lovely and clean and well designed. The pool area is great! Definitely have to stay here again but 2 nights next time. Location is good as you can walk easily down the main drag of Macrossan Street for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lillian the Manager at Port Douglas Motel reminded me of the old days of how customer service used to be. Do yourself a favor and check it out yourself, you won't regret it ;-D

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Kath J
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Hi Kath,
Thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you back at the Motel next time you travel to Port Douglas. We do our best to make sure all guests enjoy their stay with us and we were delighted to host you guys. See you next time. Lillian, John and Bernie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

At our two days stay in PD we wanted a cosy small hotel and that's exactly what we got here at the Port Douglas Motel. With the most lovely people working I've ever met. This family running this motel is so kind and perfect for this kind of business. They've just made an renovation of the rooms and as soon I went in I felt like I was home. Lovely pool and a perfect little tavern to make BBQ or simpler dinners lunches and breakfasts. Highly recommend this place for your PD stay!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Johanna L
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BerniePDM, Manager at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We did a lot of research and booked the Port Douglas Motel based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. It proved to be a great choice. The motel is perfectly located in walking distance to everything in town. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The outdoor kitchen by the pool was a real bonus, we loved spending our evenings there. And the family running the motel were great fun. Their presence made for a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank LukeFC
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portdouglasmotel, Manager at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Hi Luke and Helena,

Thanks for your great review. We are really pleased that you guys had a great stay with us. We look forward to seeing you two again if you both don't end up moving to Sweden.

Its raining up here tonight, hope you are not too washed out in Sydney.

See you soon,

Regards,

Bernie
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Property: Port Douglas Motel
Address: 9 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Douglas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Douglas Motel is perfectly located 2 minutes to the beach and only 200 metres to shops,restaurants and bars!The motel has recently been refurbished and upgraded to a quality 4 star with everything new! We have facilities including a fully equipped guest kitchen/BBQ in the pool area and a guest laundry! We even have car hire onsite and book all your tours and trips.Although a motel we offer more than just a motel.Our facilities are excellent for long or short stay with a safe in each room!Our rooms are clean,comfortable with new ensuite, new pillow topped beds, great pillows,Plasma TV,DVD,Free movie choice,daily towel change and mid stay service for 7 days plus and use of free beach towels.We offer a great tour booking service,can arrange your transfers to and from the airport and onsite car rentals.Your stay is important to us. As owner operators,we ask Try Us We Care! ... more   less 
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