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Vancouver
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We had a wonderful stay in Port Douglas - every day of our week there was truly "another day in Paradise." Our accommodation at "By the Sea" was one of the reasons we had such a great time. I chose this hotel for two primary reasons: it was small and located just a few minutes from Four Mile Beach. We...

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4Thank LeniVancouver
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Great resort with very helpful staff, extremely close to the beach and walking distance to many great restaurants. Many complimentary extras in the form of beach chairs, sun umbrellas, bikes, also DVD's and books for those that forgot to bring their own!!

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4Thank Fiona P
Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2014

"By The Sea" is exactly what you want for a great get away. We stayed in a Seaview room which had a BBQ on the balcony with views to 4 mile beach and up the main street. It was very quit and the lovely afternoon breezes would flow through via window and sliding door to balcony. The room was modern,...

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wickedwendy084, Owner at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear Oz Trav1 Thank you so much for your lovely words and we hope to see you again before too long! Remember when booking to do so directly with us to get the cheapest price. For the benefit of those reading this review, Oz Trav1 stayed in one of our Sea View Superiors (called Superior because it has a superior...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We enjoyed our stay at By The Sea. I would recommend it for a family stay (we had two children, aged 5 and 8). The added extras of the beach toys, pool toys, DVDs (for tired children), the ice machine, binoculars, bikes and games were all in great condition and added to the holiday. The recommendations by the girls on...

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3Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The location is great, 2 min to the beach, 2 min to shops area. Rooms are quite cosy,high speed internet, a lot of complimentary staff (for the beach, ipads, laptops,books, dvds, adaptors if needed) the service is excellent! Many thanks to Amanda for helping to book all the tours before the arrival! Madina.

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3Thank MadinaNY
Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at BTS for our first trip to Port Douglas. Right near the beach and very close to town. Very neat and comfortable self contained units. The most attractive thing is the free range of items they have for guest use - beach towels, chairs, eskies, umbrellas, pool and beach toys, games, dvds, bikes, etc etc....

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3Thank Andrew V
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Not really a stiff hotel, but great fully equipped apartments. Study the kind of rooms, before you make a booking. Stayed a week in this self catered apartment. It is in a great location just 50 metres from the fantastic 4 Mile Beach to the left and the main street with lots of restaurants and cafe's on the right. But...

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3Thank Felix T
wickedwendy084, Owner at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you so much Felix for taking the time to review your stay at our resort. We are only sorry that the internet service in to the centre of town broke down a couple of times when you were here and made our resort internet therefore patchy as a result. We do assure those reading this review that this (thankfully)...

Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We had 4 nights here and the resort is lovely. It is only small, so it is not over crowded and in a great location. Also very clean and very quite. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We loved that we could use the push bikes, whenever we wanted at no charge. It was great way to get around...

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

A big heart felt thank you to Jen and everyone for taking the time to post reviews, and such lovely one’s at that. A big cheer goes up in the resort every time we get one (well a good one that is!) We always write privately thank guests but only respond publicly when we think we have something further to...

Melbourne
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This was my first time at By The Sea (we usually stay across the street at Balboa Apartments) and I was really blown away at how great this place was. All being owned by the one company (instead of a managed strata arrangement) means there is consistancy in whats offered to visitors. We stayed in the 2 beedroom rainforest canopy...

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3Thank benr1972
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Very well appointed room with kitchen facilities and shower room. Very clean and comfortable. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff who booked wonderful day trips for me. Ideally situated just yards from the beach and close to all shops and restaurants. Very quiet and lots of free extras.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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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: ₹ 6,069 - ₹ 22,372 (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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“They have a range of rooms that cater for everybody and I cannot imagine any of them not being good”
 of 5 bubbles 776williamw, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach view is very nice”
 of 5 bubbles VixSydney, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you read the very detailed room descriptions before making your choice. The Rainforest Canopy is excellent for bird watching.”
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“Sea view room was pretty special!”
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“Rooms to suit all budgets. Book directly with By The Sea as cheaper!”
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