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By The Sea Port Douglas

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

When we booked the apartments we received an email from the girls letting us know of all the facilities available and made sure we had booked the right room for our requirements. We then received another email a few days before we arrived letting us know the check in times for when we arrived and an offer to help us...

3Thank vegita
wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear Deborah and Mark, thank you so much for such a great review. Every time we get a new review (well a good one that is!) a collective cheer can be heard from all the girls working at By the Sea Port Douglas. We treasure each and every one of them and are most grateful not only to your good...

Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2015

This accommodation was only seconds from a world class beach and only minutes from shopping and fine dining facilities. A very comfortable place to stay. Every need had been considered and was available in the apartment. We would gladly return

3Thank maria p
South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We are spending three nights at by the sea in Port Douglas. This is a boutique hotel that offers everything, wonderful accommodation clean tidy rooms with fun decor. They have fabulous amenities free of charge with your room cost. Beach chairs beach towels, sand toys, wagons to carry toys down to the beach, bicycles, golf clubs, free Wi-Fi. A special...

5Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Smart clean affordable accommodation just a short stroll from the Centre of Port Douglas night life. Free bike hire is brilliant (although the road worthiness of the bikes is pot luck) and you can cycle down the beach and around town. Very comfy beds! A bit disappointed that we did not experience as much friendliness from the front desk as...

6Thank _ES1_1
Bree, Belgium
Reviewed 9 May 2015

had a very nice, relaxing time in port douglas! nice clean room, enough space. they have everything you need in reception, very friendly staff, they will help you with anything you need!! Only small thing we missed: they dont make up the room every day. we only stayed 4 nights - and if you wanted you would get new towels...

5Thank 1985Karen2014
wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Bree. A big thank you to you and all the lovely people who take time to post a review after their stay at our resort. Every time we get a new review (well a good one that is!) a collective cheer can be heard from the girls working at the resort. So a big thank you again from us...

Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at By the Sea and would highly recommend to anyone. Location was fantastic very close to beach, the staff were very friendly and helpful especially in assisting with tour bookings. The rooms were very clean and well appointed :)

5Thank gemmagrier
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We stayed here for 2 weeks in April. We found the place to be clean, neat and comfortable. It is in the perfect position in port douglas, right on the beach and close to all the bars and restaurants. The staff were always extremely helpful and friendly. The highlight for me was the free hire of many items (listed on...

5Thank melissa s
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were here in March during the Cyclone Nathan first Act. A really nice room to watch the rain pound the beach. Can only imagine what it would have been like during better weather. The ladies on the front dest were more than accommodating! Comfortable bed and great location. Would definitely return.

5Thank Colonel_Butler
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Excellent accommodation, great location, very well managed property, great bikes for the beach, excellent restaurants within a short walk from apartments, great views from baloney of beautiful four mile beach, highly recommend, very happy.

6Thank Kiwibrent73
Greystones, Ireland
Reviewed 22 April 2015

By The Sea was a great find for my first trip to Port Douglas. Located right by the Sea at the end of the Main St- means everything in walking distance- Shops, Restaurants, Bars, the Marina and 4 mile Beach literally steps away.... Well appointed room with Great View, Big Comfy Bed, Well equipped Kitchenette, Balcony, Big TV with DVD,...

5Thank Brian R

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Have the best of both worlds by staying at By the Sea Port Douglas. The convenience of staying in the main town centre (Macrossan Street) but also the tranquility and beauty of staying right by the sea! ... more   less 

Additional Information about By The Sea Port Douglas

Address: 72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: ₹ 6,320 - ₹ 17,795 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“We had a 2 bedroom self contained unit, with an ocean and tropical garden view.”
squashsteve2013, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“It only has a few floors,stairs only. We stayed on the bottom floor.”
Travele65, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is pretty much a room to suit any requirement; family rooms, rooms with a view, etc. Their website is detailed. ,”
pcelwin, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Would pay extra and get second or third floor”
NormandG905, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor room with partial sea views was excellent.”
suzanne704, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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