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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Nice little motel close to town. We pulled in late after a drive from Cairns, and were happy to land at the Lazy Lizard. Not pretentious, but comfortable, clean, and with lots of nice amenities (refrigerator, check! microwave, check! utensils! bowls! cutting board). J mentioned that the bed was unusually comfortable. Aiden was delightful when we finally met him (as...

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

Hi Matt H and J, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was great to meet you both and so glad that you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for the feedback. It is only through feedback like yours that we can hope to improve. We are looking...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very friendly helpful hosts who provide top local knowledge. Very clean, large rooms,can walk to beach and town though helps to have a car if weather is very hot.Relaxing enjoyable few days,thanks to our hosts.

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

Hi Janice M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. In the quiet months, we like to get out and about to source what is new in the area and to experience all that Port has to offer so as to be able to give guests advice on...

Hastings, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Fantastic experience made all the better by to two great managers , there was not a thing that was to difficult . Service amazing , bikes ( free ) available to cycle into town or around Port Douglas , Pool always clean and fully serviced , ice available at all times and all bookings for our trips done very professionally...

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

Hi Kevinononthebike :-) Great and appropriate name! Glad you both enjoyed your stay here and availed of the facilities that we offer. Numbers 2 & 3 bikes are awaiting your return! Thank you for staying with us and thank you for writing your great review. Hopefully see you both again next year? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Mount Isa
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This motel was exactly what two weary travelers were looking for. Reasonable price, comfy beds and perfect pillows. Accommodated our camper trailer, nothing was too much trouble. Front receptions Local knowledge and a friendly chat was the icing on the cake. Thanks!!

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

Hi Lulu C, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 star review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Hopefully you caught up on some well deserved zzzzzz's? Great chatting and meeting you both. Hopefully see you next year when you travel north again?? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great motel with exceptionally clean rooms and friendly, helpful staff. Located close to the Marina and central tourist areas in town. Stayed for 2 days and wanted to extend to another night but the motel was full. The staff went out of their way to find us alternative accomodation.

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

Hi Lyn T, Thank you so much for your review and we will pass on your compliments to our fantastic housekeeping team. It was unfortunate that we could not accommodate you for the other night, but hopefully you had just as good a stay. Hopefully see you back here again for a little longer next time? Thank you once again....

New York
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are about to leave a 6 day stay for the second leg of our honeymoon and we could not have picked a more perfect place to stay! Aiden and Alex have been awesome and helped schedule all our excursions. They also never hesitated to recommend local businesses and helped guide the way. The room is very spacious, clean and...

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

Hi Christi H, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. During the quieter months here, we like to get out and about to explore and source things for people to do when they are here eg drive up the daintree, go...

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is a pleasant 15 to 20 minute walk to the harbor or the center of town. The walk to Four Mile Beach was about 5 minutes. Best priced accommodation we had in Australia. Very functional. Got everything you'll need including lending iPhone chargers or a second hand novel.

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

Dear TheGoBird, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. And for your accolade for the best priced accommodation you had in Australia. Things that previous guests have left behind that cannot be returned to them or not required by them, we make available to other guests to use - eg olive oil and condiments for...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were attracted to Lazy Lizard based on the reviews on TA. This is not 5 star accommodation and they don't charge as such. The hosts Aidan and Alex are extremely helpful with offering suggestions for tours, restaurants etc (based on feedback from other customers). We got them to make the tour bookings for us as it is done at...

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

Hi T1ssy, Thank you so much for your 5 star rated detailed review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here and utilised all of the facilities here at the Lazy Lizard. And thank you for booking your tours with us. You planned your stay well with activity days and down time days to just relax and recharge....

great neck, ny
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We got the largest room possible and it slept 5. We were only there for one night before we moved to the Sheraton across the street. We got there after reception closed and they left the room key in the room which was fine. The men at the desk were helpful the next day with booking a snorkel tour. I...

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

Hi Lilia s, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We apologise for the noise outside your room but we live on site and could have done something about this if we were made aware at the time. Hopefully you enjoyed your snorkelling trip and your time at the Sheraton. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Hobart
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights and the room was very comfortable and clean. The décor reflected a good quality refurbishment not long ago. The room was spacious and free wifi worked fine. They also have bicycles for guests to use with the surrounding landscape fairly flat makes for easy riding.

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

Hi David B, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We will pass on your compliments to our fantastic housekeeping staff. And yes, the bicycles are a great way to get around Port as it is flat and easy cycling. Hopefully we will see you here again? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per studio. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool and waterfall. Relax and enjoy the quiet setting with a barbeque beside the pool. The staff at our free tour desk can advise on tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, which ever suits your needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $111 - $165 (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 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
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1 month ago
park city
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Hello,

      we have questions! First time trip, from Indiana. We have 10 days total, which boils down to 8 nights on the Continent of Australia when factoring in air travel from the U.S.

Q1: I hear about Stingers, but I don't know what they are?

Q2: what is the season for Stingers? We could come in late July or lat November. I am leaning toward late November for reasons that you'll see in later questions.

Q3: My initial plan was: 4 nights in Port Douglas, which would involve two days snorkeling the GBR, and one day to explore the Daintree rain forest. We would spend our 4th night in Port Douglas after a day in Daintree, next morning we would fly to Lady Elliot island and spend 3 nights there. Snorkel two days there. Fly to Sydney, take a train to Katoomba. Spend one night there, explore the entire next day and near dinnertime, take the train back to Sydney. Spend the night in Sydney and fly back to Indiana next day. Finally the question: this trip could happen late July or late November. I think November is better because Lady Elliot is colder waters than the Cairns area. Is it true that we could be on the GBR just walking off the beach at Lady Elliot? Am I over-rating that experience? Would we bet better off staying in Port Douglas for all of our four days of snorkeling?

Q4: Being a naive first-timer, what important logistics am I not aware of? Is my plan overall too aggressive? P.S. I have no interest in cities. Only nature. I'm not made of money and I realize Lady Elliot will not be cheap, but I also don't know how expensive airfare will be just to get on the island.

Q5: There will be three of us: me (age 56), my 16-year old, and my 20-year old. The 20-year old can sleep on a bed of nails, haha, he wouldn't care if he had a roll-away cot. What kind of room would you suggest for us at your place?

Thanks!

6 months ago

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“All rooms are good. We were happy being a few rooms back as nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles georgieandmick, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a double twin room at the back. It was quiet and the kitchen window opened onto the tropical forest.”
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“quite a few rooms - all seem ok”
 of 5 bubbles 431grahamc, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well placed as the facility is about 100 metres from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Kevinononthebike, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms quiet, room 3 has disabled access”
 of 5 bubbles michellec877, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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