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“Pretty good motel in a central location”
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Port Douglas Motel
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Jindabyne, Australia
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179 reviews
109 hotel reviews
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“Pretty good motel in a central location”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Parking was cramped to say the least, why not dump the smokers chairs outside their rooms and make it easier to park your car-after all this is a Motel not a Hotel.
I would have given it 4 stars but found someone elses dental floss in the shower on arrival.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We have considered your review. As you occupied a family room, there are no small tables and chairs outside this upstairs area. The hallway is uncluttered. I am totally at a loss to note your reference to "smoker's chairs outside their rooms". The small tables and chairs are located outside some of the downstairs rooms. These are for the comfort of guests who wish to sit outside their room and enjoy the ambience of our property. The parking area is more than adequate. Most guests reverse into the parking spot and have no trouble with ingress/egress. My cleaners pride themselves on their cleaning ability and spotless state in which they leave guest rooms so I cannot comment on your complaint.
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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

So happy with our one night stay - comfort, comfort, comfort and very clean - best pillow ever. The location is really good - surrounded by fab restaurants and the beach is close by. We stayed with our grown up child but with small kids it would be lovely too. Was the first time we stayed anywhere our son didn't jump on the bed (which was a sad growing up sign!!)

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We thank you for your review. Yes, new beds and pillows make for a good night's sleep. And, you cannot beat our location...in the heart of town!!! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again.
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights here and had a great stay. Our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. A mini kitchen with fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster was great for breakfast. The big walk in shower was perfect. The room also had free wifi. There is a covered kitchen and barbie area outside for guest use. Also a laundry. We didn't use either. Our son loved the pool. The owners Lilian and John were very friendly and welcoming and their son Bernie really helpful too. Bernie booked us on a couple of great day trips, snorkelling and rainforest, we we very impressed.
Thank you so much :)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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portdouglasmotel, Manager at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
We are pleased you had a great stay with us. We hope the rest of your holiday is fun before you return to the cold weather. Our cleaners take great pride in their work and thank you for your compliment.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We only stayed one night, but were impressed. The room was large with a new bathroom and undercover parking. It is an older style hotel, but very clean and comfortable, also with a little kitchenette.The manager was very friendly and helpful. Great location, right in the middle of town. The pool was only small - not a resort style motel at all.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for your review. You couldn't ask for a better location - right in town. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again.
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed here and had a pleasant stay. The motel is very basic but comfortable. Staff are also friendly from our 2 encounters (check in and check out). Compared to other hotels we stayed at along our trip this one was on the more expensive side for what you got, however you pay more being in a holiday destination. The bed was not very comfortable and the water pressure for showering was very low. we had to give average rating as it didn't quite fit the 4 star very good rating. A comfortable stay and friendly staff, but we would probably go somewhere else for the value next time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank littletripper2014
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portdouglasmotel, Manager at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thankyou for your feedback. Yes our staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We are sorry that our Motel did not meet your expectations. We hope you have better luck the next time you travel to Port Douglas.

Regards,

Bernie
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Sydney
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

This is not a 5 star hotel but had to rate it a 5 because it was more than expected for the price. Perfectly clean, wonderful Lillian to help you at the front desk, an absolutely perfect location for heading to the beach, the marina or Macrossan street. The bed was comfortable, good pillows and towels. The room was spacious and had a little kitchen with dishes and a kettle and toaster -- and microwave and fridge. Really there was nothing to complain about! Even has undercover parking for free! Can't go wrong with this place in PD.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for providing your review of our Motel and staff. We greatly appreciate the feedback. See you next time.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We recently stayed for 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay and thought it represented great value for money. Our room was clean and very comfortable and the facilities were very good as was the very friendly service of the owners. The motel is within walking distance of most attractions.
We were very pleased with our decision and would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for your review of our Motel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit Port Douglas.
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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 #2 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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