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By The Sea Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Anything you ever wanted for your holiday.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We are travelling on the east coat from Port Douglas to Melbourne. After staying now for a few days in a resort in Airlie Beach, we wish we have stayed longer in the By the Sea in Port Douglas. Perfect position, nice and quiet, almost on the beach. The staff happy and friendly and always happy to help or advise. The resort has bikes, beach and deck lounges, buggy boards, DVD's, books and all that free of charge. The internet is also free of charge, as it should be these days. (Unlike the resort we are staying now) BBQ's on the balcony, provided by the hotel. Perfect Queensland destination! We will be back and tell our friends. We would recommend a trip to Mosman Gorge, not far and very pretty.
Sema from Melbourne

Room Tip: After staying now for a few days in a resort in Airlie Beach, we wish we have stayed longer in the B...
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Port Douglas is such an amazing place for a relaxing holiday and By The Sea is a great place to stay. We stayed 5 nights in a Superior Sea View room. Quite small but perfect for a couple. View was great, close to the beach and to shops/restaurants. It was quiet, had everything we needed and all staff were friendly.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

ideally located at the end of the main street and 20 meters from the beach. The staff are incredibly helpful. A short walk to all shops and restaurants. A range of free services like bikes, beach towels, deck chairs, eskys ans shopping trolleys. Definitely recommended.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The location is perfect. The staff are very helpful. I would recommend it 100%. You can borrow many items free of charge eg. Bikes, videos, books, beach chairs, beach towels etc. the ladies helped us chose and book 3 fantastic tour. Great Barrier Reef - snorkeling, Daintree rainforest and the cable car up to Kuranda and train down. We went from 14th July - 24th July and the weather was perfect. Nights 21 days between 25 and 27.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

My third visit to Port Douglas but first time staying at By the Sea. What more could we ask for given the price? Very clean room with all the things needed including a kitchen (with all cutlery etc) so that we could eat at home and save a little for our reef trips and restaurant meals! The little balcony also had a BBQ that was clean and ready to use. Located 1 minute from the beach (that is from our room to the sand) and on Macrossan Street, which is the main drag in Port Douglas - we were close to everything we needed. We had a studio apartment with balcony and extra large double bed - this was plenty of room for the 2 of us for the week. The staff were incredibly welcoming from their initial "we are looking forward to seeing you" email to the friendly "good morning" and helpful advice for the duration of our stay. If this wasn't enough - everything we needed was available to borrow for free - spare towels for the beach, bikes, shopping trolley, beach chairs, DVDs to watch while we relaxed in the afternoon and much more. If you are relaxed and enjoy being in the thick of a place when on holiday and happy not to be paying top dollar then By the Sea is an excellent option.

Room Tip: Our room faced the side closest to the beach and we could hear the waves!
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Another holiday at Port Douglas and our first choice of accommodation was By the Sea. We stayed here 2 years ago and were impressed with the location and the friendly staff. So we booked again! The room we had was not large but perfect for the 2 of us. It was great to be so close to the beach and just a short walk to the village . We loved the little extras on offer - the bikes , the DVDs, even shopping trolleys! Thanks girls for your professionalism, your help and your sense of fun. We'll be back.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

My wife and i stayed here for 12 days during July, 2014. we stayed in a cosy room which was cosy. We would book a larger room next time with a sea or street view. Other than that we had a fabulous experience there. The girls are great, Jodi helped us to book all of the local tours and it was all charged to the room. You can get towels, cool boxes (ice provided) deck chairs all you need for the beach which was ideal when travelling from overseas and having baggage weight restrictions, it was just so convenient. The beach is literally yards away and there is a nice green area between the complex and the beach, having the bikes is great we took a couple one morning and got to see all of Port Douglas. If you want a clean room with so many extras and nice welcoming staff then By the Sea is the place to go in Port Douglas,

Room Tip: Rooms on the second or third floor (only 3 floors) facing out towards the sea
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Property: By The Sea Port Douglas
Address: 72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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