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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience. We booked a 1 bedroom unit complete with kitchen facilities and lounge room and it was everything you could ask for.From the time we arrived to a great welcome from the very happy, friendly, and helpful staff to the end of our stay, nothing was a trouble.All staff had a great knowledge of the area and we're...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you so much Darl747 and we look forward to your return hopefully next year. Please remember that the price is much cheaper if you book directly with us via our web site, e mail or phone. Please also remember we can get booked out month’s in advance so booking as early as possible is recommended. For those reading it...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a 'Superior Sea Views' room for our 5 day stay in Port Douglas. At the last minute our adult daughter decided to join us. We reached out to 'the girls' at By the Sea and they effortlessly made arrangements to have her in our room. Everything about this resort is perfect- - - the location...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you Debabush for both staying and your lovely feedback. So appreciated. We hope to have the pleasure of your stay again one day. In the meantime take good care and continue to enjoy life to the full Kind regards The Girls at By the Sea Port Douglas

North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Up in Port Douglas for the running festival, I chose By the Sea for the convenient location, so close to everything. What I found was well above expectations: my studio apartment was spacious, very well presented and with lovely ocean view. Loved the quirky decor, beach shack style with style and the friendliness of the Staff. The BtS girls deserve...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you LauraGarbo and we look forward to you staying again and hope that time is not too far away!. Please remember when staying again to book direct to get the best price, most personalised service and greatest range of room availability Take Care and kind regards The Girls at By the Sea Port Douglas

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic 5 nights at By The Sea in Nov.16. Location is excellent. Close to everything. The girls at reception always greeted us with a smile. They supply everything you could possibly want for a holiday up north. We had great use of the bikes and all beach equipment. Would definitely recommend staying there.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife said when we walked up the ramp to the open lobby "Are they having birthday party for 1 year olds?" Everything to play with for free-boogie boards, bikes, books, DVD's (excellent selection) games, balls, towels, and all bright whimsical colors. We thought "Oh no!" but it turned out to be a great place. One door from the beach, walk...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear Twisties Fan We could not help but smile at your initial impression of our reception. It is indeed very colourful and fun, but we should reassure those reading that whilst the reception is full of bright colour, the rooms are tastefully done in neutral colours only with the occasional spot of colour. We hope to have pleasure your company...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow by the sea is awesome !! The best accommodation I have ever stayed in from the friendly staff to the location and the excellent room unbelievable. I have never seen accommodation that provides everything you need to enjoy your stay from towels for Beach and pool to chairs for the beach, inflatables for the water and movie and board...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you Brad for both staying and your brilliant feedback. We look forward to your return and please remember when re-booking to do so directly with us - so that you get the cheapest price, most personalised service and greatest availability of rooms. We look forward to seeing you again and in the meantime take good care! Kind regards The...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Port Douglas after travelling from Toronto for 23 hours and the girls at By The Sea Port Douglas had everything arranged for us just as promised. The hotel is one hotel removed from Four Mile Beach and an excellent location. This is in the older part of town and is excellent for shopping, walking and just chillin....

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear Frank. Thank you so much for staying and for taking the time for the lovely feedback. We hope the rest of your vacation in Australia was thoroughly enjoyed and hope one day you might be back to our wonderful part of the world. Take good care Kind regards The Girls at By the Sea Port Douglas

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by an excellent B and B proprietor because he had stayed there, we were delighted by everything the ladies at By the Sea Port Douglas provided. It's a model of good service and holiday convenience. If you plan a holiday in the town make it your first attempt at reservation. If we ever come back we would choose it...

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Jacksonville
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Spacious room with balcony, and small kitchen. Very comfortable bed. Clean, although there is no daily maid service, they do replace towels and remove trash if you put the sign on the door. Right next to the beach, walking distance to the marina, restaurants and shops. Use of all kinds of equipment at no extra charge.

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you Saylor Family for staying and your feedback. We should just clarify though that daily servicing of apartments is available at our resort at a small additional charge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day at By the Sea in Port Douglas. Kind regards The Girls at By the Sea...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The first thing you notice about By the Sea, aside from the friendly staff, is the amazing location. It's situated at the end of the main road next to 4 mile beach. This location boasts easy walking to both restaurants, the marina and the beach, while still being quiet at night. The staff were some of the most helpful and...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendations and lovely words We urge those considering staying with us to look at our web site for details of our room types and facilities. Our web site has by far the most details and you also save money if you book directly with us. Thank you Robert and kind regards to all The...

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Amenities

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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
  • Suites
  • 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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  • 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: $96 - $252 (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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