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By The Sea Port Douglas

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very clean quiet no problems with the ladies that run it. Nothing is too hard. Very friendly and great apartments would recommend to families or even couples. Has a pool , plenty of other free stuff to use Eskys, games for kids, DVDs etc fantastic

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2Thank Andrea B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a hotel in the traditional sense, 3 levels with basement garage, no lift, no big foyer, no breakfast or dinner etc... its more of a serviced apartment. Located on edge of Port Douglas, easy walk to centre and shops. Lots of data on activities in foyer, helpful staff. Free Ice and cooking facilities. Bring sandals, shorts,Tshirts and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really happy stay here. Clean and tidy room. Lots of equipment to use at the pool/ beach for free. Girls were very helpful and cheerful at all times. Close to the beach and easy walk in to town. Would stay here again!

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2Thank Lynda J
Bourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its Wonderful when you are a total stranger to Town and Country, and there are People out there that can't do enough to help. You know who you are. Thanks to all at By the Sea Post Douglas not just for help for Port Douglas but for your information and direction to Darwin.

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2Thank Roger D J
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 2 bedroom rainforest balcony room which was on two levels. Lovely big parents retreat upstairs with ensuite and lounge/kitchen second bedroom & bathroom with washer/dryer downstairs. Could not fault anything. Loved how everything was included in the price from DVD's through to additional laundry powder. Nothing was too much trouble and the girls are lovely. Great location,...

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Ladera Ranch, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the Best place to stay in Port Douglas! Very helpful and attentive staff, they helped us book all of our tours in Port Douglas. The Hotel is walking distance from almost everything in Port Douglas and right across the street from 4 Mile Beach! Rooms were very clean and comfortable. By the Sea is a hidden...

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Cairns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. Stayed here with my mum when she came over for a visit in February. They have everything you need, all the town is within walking distance, the beach is a two second walk and they have thought of everything you would need for a day at the beach of chilling by the pool. The staff are...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I recently visited Port Douglas and stayed at By The Sea for 4 nights (Feb 24-28, 2017). We selected this accommodation based on the rave reviews we found on Trip Advisor and other travel sites. We were not disappointed! We would without question stay here again, and would recommend it to any friend. By The Sea provides...

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1Thank Claudio S
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel at the end of Feb. We got a reasonably good deal through Quantas and wasn't disappointed. Modern updated room with good view and very clean and spacious. Plenty of room in the kitchen also. But what we really liked was the free use of bikes, body boards, movies, beach chairs etc etc! Excellent in all respects...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what an beautiful place to visit, didn't want to leave here. Everything is provided to make your stay an enjoyable and relaxing visit. Lovely staff, so very helpful and friendly, nothing to much trouble. Lots of items provided such as deckchairs, cooler boxes, ice, beachcomber pushbikes, towels for the pool area. The apartment itself was perfect for our 4...

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $121 - $347 (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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“Shortage of on site parking. Top floor with sea view get view and more cool breeze. Pool deep at one end.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeGolfHack, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We all love to be spoilt”
 of 5 bubbles R0gerDJ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors probably quieter and be aware there is no lift if that's an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 399carolynh, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good rooms as far as I'm concerned.”
 of 5 bubbles bionicallah, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with view of the sea are great but located on the 3rd floor (no elevators).”
  • Not a bad view to wake up to in the morning....
 of 5 bubbles claudios897, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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