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Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I had one of the best experience ever, staying in this motel. Great service started not just on arrival but straight after booking the accommodation few weeks earlier. We are still raving the great service from Aidan ( also Alex ). Although one can get much info these days from internet, tips from locals still matter- that's where Aidan is...

2Thank Ramesh S
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ramesh S, Thank you for your very kind review. It is always a pleasure for us to share our local knowledge with guests and to recommend things to see and do and places to eat. So glad we finally got you both to the reef! Hope you have a fantastic remainder of your trip and maybe see you back...

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We just stayed one night to get an extra night in Port Douglas with our family of four (2 adults, 2 teenagers) and it was excellent. Friendly staff, clean rooms, well equipped, and it was a nice touch having the free bike hire. A well run place. Good location and good privacy as well. Well priced too.

1Thank andersentravel
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear andersentravel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and thank you for staying with us. So happy that everything was to your satisfaction. We share all of this feedback with our loyal and expert housekeeping staff. Hopefully see you again one day at the Lazy Lizard?? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My 13 year old daughter and I (and sometimes other family members) travel every US summer while she’s off school. There’s usually a place that years later we say, “Ooooh, and remember that place [such and such]? I LOVED it there!” After this summer’s five weeks Down Under, The Lazy Lizard is that place for us. We stayed there ten...

2Thank SanFranciscotoLDM
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear SanFranciscotoLDM, What a fantastic review. Thank you so much. And thank you and your daughter for the chats, the laughs and for staying with us. You planned your stay perfectly. A trip out one day, a day of relaxation the next, another trip out the following day and then another rest day - the perfect way to explore the...

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this friendly motel. The guys were very helpful booking trips and giving local advice. Place was clean and comfortable. 20 min walk into town. Can catch bus out from town and set off the main road with a walking path into town.

Thank Paul B
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Paul B for your review and for choosing to stay with us. We give unbiased advice on all the tours available in the area and listen to our guests to be able to recommend the best trips for them. Hopefully you left some for your return trip?? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Just back in Melbourne after a great five days at the Lazy Lizard Motor Inn. What a great place to stay! Clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced. Aidan was really helpful. Himself and Alex run a really lovely motel. Aidan has a great knowledge of the area and gave us great tips on Mosman Gorge, Daintree and Cape Tribulation -...

1Thank Annsnews
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Annsnews and family! Go raibh mile maith agat! So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. And yep, that ice cream! There is so much to see and do in the area, it's just about choosing what to do and what to leave for the next time!! Hope see you all back here again one day?? Thank you...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The staff at the Lazy Lizard are so helpful and friendly. The rooms were spotless and although they may not be ultra modern it was hard to fault them, as they were equip with everything we needed to prepare a family meal. The other night we made use of the BBQ area by the pool. There are nice touches such...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to publish it. We are very happy that you enjoyed the Lazy Lizard and the facilities that we offer. It is only through feedback that we can improve what we offer. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We can't justify spending huge prices for a bed to sleep in so thie motel provided excellent value for money. Our room was large, extremely clean with great bethroom/kitchen facilities. It is close enough to the Main Street of Port Douglas but not shadowed by some of the monstrous resorts. There was plenty of parking and not much noise.

1Thank Teresa B
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Teresa B, Thank you for taking the time to write your great review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. I will pass on your compliments to our dedicated and loyal housekeeping staff. We pride ourselves in providing clean accommodation, where you can relax. Hopefully see you here again one day? Kind regards Aidan & Alex.

Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This motel offers nice clean rooms within short walking distance to main port Douglas centre, staff were friendly on arrival and most helpful. Priced well considering location with mordern facilities.

1Thank jco97766
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you jco97766 for your review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back here again one day? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Langley City, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Lazy Lizard was just what we wanted in Port Douglas. It was excellent value -very friendly help and guidance, clean and comfortable. I dealt with Aidan who was wonderful-genuine and enthusiastic. As we had to leave at 5:30 in the morning to head north to Daintree he gave us our breakfast items (that we were leaving too early to...

1Thank JimboCanucks
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear JimboCanucks, Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast on the go! And yes, we have lots of tips and tricks for getting the most out of your time while you are here. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Daintree? Maybe see you back here again one day?? Thank you once again. Kind...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This motor Inn was ideal for our family stay, it was very good for its budget. Provided good clean rooms with kitchenette and comfortable beds & the location to the Marina area was not too far away. The friendly helpful staff just added to this.Highly recommend it to anyone who is on a budget and when you are out and...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kathy W, Thank you so much for your review. Glad to hear that we met your expectations and that your family enjoyed the Lazy Lizard. True, the money you save on accommodation can be spent on tours and dinners! And there are lots of tours and nice restaurants available in Port. Hopefully see you back here again one day?...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The largest motel rooms in Port at 46sq metres! FREE undercover parking and FREE WiFi. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool. Rest and Relax and enjoy the quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a beverage on your patio or a lunch or dinner on the barbeque beside the pool. Aidan & Alex can offer advice on tours and book tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, whatever suits your needs. We are a 12-minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the main street. By car to Macrossan street is about 4 minutes and there is free parking in town. Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per Deluxe Queen Studio and King studio, 3 in a Queen studio and 5 in a family studio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Best Western Lazy Lizard Mtr Inn)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $112 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
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“All rooms appear to be the same, very good.”
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“All rooms are on the same level ; there are laundry facilities ; a small pool ; a comfy stroll from the town centre”
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“Easy access and good amenities.”
Robert1961000, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“WE stayed in a room made for three people. A Queem and one single with a couch. There was a frig with milk, soda and water and availability to make food. Room was simple but clean and bright.”
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“Closer to reception is better.”
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