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“So good we came back a 3rd time”
Review of Mowbray By The Sea

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Mowbray By The Sea
Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Just a quick update to my prior review - our family stayed at Mowbray by the Sea in Port Douglas for the 3rd year in a row in July 2011. This time it was as a result of an aborted stay in Mission Beach. Mowbray by the Sea had availability and we were more than happy to drive the 3 and a bit hours north to return to Port Douglas. Chris and Lorna are fabulous - when we turned up, the apartment was even better than we hoped it would be. We've now stayed in 3 different apartments in the complex and all of them are well maintained, beautifully clean on arrival and have everything you need for a short or long stay. We'll definitely be back.

Room Tip: The apartments facing the park (i.e. south) don't get the hot afternoon sun. Even in July it can...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

We moved to this hotel after a terrible few days at another highly rated Port Douglas hotel. After checking into this lovely place, we were very sorry that it took us so long to do so. The ground floor 2 bedroom apartment we stayed in was clean, spacious, well equipped, not to mention well decorated. A huge bonus was the lovely private outdoor area which included a table, fan and small garden.

This hotel has a heated pool and is ideally located near the main street and beach.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

We've stayed at Mowbray by the Sea two years running - July 09 & July 10. The rooms are great - home away from home with everything you need on hand. Balcony was great for lazy breakfasts and night time wine and cheese infused relaxation. Swimming pool was great, car parking was good and the management are very helpful. It is in a fabulous location - 100m from the beach and surf club and only 5 minutes into the heart of Macrossan Street. We'd highly recommend Mowbray by the Sea.

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  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Lucy998, Public Relations Manager at Mowbray By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2011

Dear Guest
Thank you for your wonderful review. We were happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you return again in the near future.
Please contact me directly when you find yourself in Port Douglas and I will ensure that we take good care of your booking.
Kind Regards
Lynette Lai
Business Development Manager
Latitude 16 Pty Ltd

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Reviewed 6 April 2011

We booked online originally for January . Due to Family illness we had to reschedule for March. Managers where extremley accomodating with change of dates.

Fantastic rooms, very comfortable and unbeatable location. 2 minutes from beautiful 4 mile beach and 2 minutes from the main street. The rooms had all the mod cons and it was great to have 2 bathrooms and a beautiful big balcony that overlooked the park. Fabulous pool area, large spa and BBQ area.

Would absolutley recomend this lovely place to anyone.
Thankyou Lorna and Chris for a truly memorable holiday.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

I booked online, it was easy and fast. We stayed for 7 nights on level 1 apartment 8 facing the park. We were really enjoying our stay until my husband slipped on the stair landing whilst carrying my daughter and my daughter was concussed!!! PLEASE NOTE: TILES ARE VERY SLIPPERY WHEN WET!!!

Pros: It's in a great location. The apartment was clean and modern. The pool and bbq area is fantastic.

Cons: The room never got serviced. Did not have a personal bbq on the balcony . The gates where never down at night for secure parking. The kitchen equipment needs to be updated. The tiles are very slippery wet! Carrying luggage up a set of stairs, Mowbray needs to install a lift.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

We stayed at mowbray with our two teenagers and one toddler. We couldn't fault the property. It is only approximately 100 metres down to the patrolled beach and 5 minutes into the gorgeous port Douglas village. The location is excellent.

All apartments are 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. They have a full size kitchen and are fully self contained. There was plenty of plates, glasses, cutlery, serving plates/platters etc. It was great to have a kitchen so well equipped with such a large family to cater for.

There is a bath and shower in the master bedroom bathroom and shower in the second bedroom bathroom. The rooms are fully air conditioned, a full laundry and the balconies are huge and all weather.

The pool is just gorgeous and great for kids of all Ages. In particular the shallow area is ideal for toddlers or littlies that aren't competent swimmers. It offers a really large area for them to swim and play complete with lots of pool toys. There is a great BBQ area around the pool also which is kept very clean and tidy.

We would not hesitate to stay here again. The management were great and didn't hesitate to help us with whatever needed.

We loved this property

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2010

We stayed here for 4 nights in apartment #8. This was a great location, close to the beach and central stip of Port Douglas. The stafff were so friendly and laid back, they were wonderful. Our apartment was very nice, beautful diing table and chairs, living room with 2 couches and flat screen tv. Very large balcony surrounded by trees and birds, perfect ffor sitting out and relaxing. Bathroom was a bit older, but clean. They provided extra beach towels which was a nice touch. Overall this was a very comfortable well appointment apartment. We paid $225 a night and it was well worth it. We did the Poseidon trip to the reef for snorkeling and rented scooters in Port Douglas. There is a pc in the lobby area with free internet, the pool was nice although we didn't make much use of it.
We did spend some time looking around at other apartments and this one definetely tops the list in Port Douglas. This was a perfect stay for us.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mowbray By The Sea

Address: 40 Mowbray St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#15 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#16 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range: £101 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mowbray By The Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mowbray by the Sea offers sophisticated beachside accommodation only metres from Four Mile Beach and a short stroll from Macrossan Street's boutique shopping, cafes and award winning restaurants. The property offers modern and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartments. The apartments are fully equipped with kitchen and private laundry facilities. Mowbray by the Sea's quiet location makes it a pleasure to relax on the extra large balconies overlooking the parklands. The property also boasts a 25 metre heated pool, poolside BBQ and complimentary secure undercover carparking. ... more   less 
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