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Port Douglas Motel
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Winchester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a three person studio, which consisted of a double bedroom, open to a room with a bed, sofa, table, tv and kitchenette area (microwave/kettle/fridge), and a bathroom.
Everything clean and in good working order.
There is a large kitchen area by the pool with all cooking facilities (oven.hob,barbecue) and utensils and even some condiments provided free to use,
Pool was lovely.
Very close to all restaurants. Few minutes to supermarket.
Owners very friendly.
Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 6 October 2014
Thank you for your review of our Motel. We are pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Being so close to everything!!!!!is fantastic for all of our guests. See you next time you visit Port Douglas.
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

again I find myself wanting a three-and-a-half button. Its in a great location, just around the corner from all the eateries and shops on Macrossan Street, and a ten minute walk at most from the marina for your cruise to the reef. We had a three person room which is always a bit squishy and stayed for three nights, and it was fine as a base, mostly clean (ok to be honest the loo seat needed some extra work but once done it was all good), and was surprisingly quiet - I guess you're at the discretion of other guests but I was expecting some night noises from people coming up the stairs or from the place next door, but not bad at all. And we were lent spare towels to take on our reef trip....
So why the uncertainty over the rating? I guess because we had spent three nights in the Pullman International in Cairns just before hand for almost exactly the same price. Well $33 per night more. Port Douglas is expensive. Due to it being full with limited options. Not because its 'better'. So part of me was thinking 'for this price I could get a good hotel...'. Well yes you could, but not in PD.
So overall a tick for a friendly and well located motel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Port Fairy, Australia
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10 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Once again an excellent stay. Great rooms - both for doubles and families - (our granddaughter and her family also stayed for two weeks and loved it). Camp kitchen is excellent for those who do not want to eat out always. Friendly staff who make you feel at home.

Room Tip: The rooms next to the pool and camp kitchen give great access to these facilities
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BerniePDM, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you have both had another great stay at our Motel and made good use of the guest's kitchen every day. It is such a nice area to relax and as you would have observed during your long stay with us, this area is very popular with our other guests. We hope to see you both again next year.
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Sollentuna, Stockholms Län, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The staff, Lillian, John and Bernie were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.The room were clean and spacious, it's so clean and modern, has everything you need and near to the centre. We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BerniePDM, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Now that you are back in Sweden we hope the weather is not too cold. Port Douglas has blue skies and the weather has been perfect for all visitors. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - being in the heart of the town is one of the things all of our guests love about our Motel. Thank you for your review.
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. It was a perfect location for our stay and the facilities were great. Their outdoor kitchen is well equipped, and there is a good selection of DVDs for hire. We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014
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BerniePDM, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us and we thank you for your review of our property. Yes, the guest's kitchen is so popular with our guests and the added bonus is the condiments that are in the pantry. So, a short stroll to the supermarket for some food is all that is needed.
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Goes, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Friendly welcome, clean and spacious rooms, near to the centre. Parking place near the motel. Small pool, wifi did only work outside the rooms near the pool. Comfortable beds, we had good time in port douglas.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BerniePDM, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
We thank you for your review and are pleased you had a good time during your stay with us in Port Douglas. Yes, the wi-fi can be a little troublesome at times but it works perfectly in the guest's kitchen area.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We had such an amazing weekend at the port Douglas motel.
Lillian and her family made us feel right at home and are so friendly- they just go above and beyond to ensure we have a great time. The the motel is even better than a hotel - it's so clean and modern, has everything you need- great toiletries and even biscuit treats for your tea.

Love that there are windows you can open and let the port vibe in. Also so spacious that you can spead out.

Just lovely and would only stay here whenever we go to port. It's really a locals secret

Stayed August 2014
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BerniePDM, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for providing your review.We are so pleased that you all had a great stay with us and the wedding was fantastic. As a family owned and operated Motel we pride ourselves on our service and relationship with all of our guests. Yes, our guest rooms are spotless. I will pass on your compliment to my cleaners.
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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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