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BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

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121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 7 nights and used this as a base to see the sights around Port Douglas including the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Barron Falls, Kuranda Heritage Market and the Port Douglas Wild Life Habitat. All were within a 1-2 hour drive making this a very central location. Penny and Jim were excellent in giving us insights into what places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very rarely does a place live up to expectations, but this place far exceeds. The room was lovely, spotless and spacious. The owners Penny and Jim are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and so helpful. We arrived late and the keys were in the room with the Air con on to keep it cool, so grateful. Jim helped us... More 

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Thank you for deciding to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard, we really appreciate you making the time to complete the survey and for your kind comments. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had an absolutely amazing stay there. The owner of the Lazy Lizard have been so friendly and helped us so much. The room was clean and very good appointed. We enjoyed the lively pool area and had a yummy BBQ. It was a pleasure to stay there and we will definitely back sometime. Many thanks for the warm welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Port Douglas is probably the most convenient place to discover the coast site between Cairns and Cape Tribulation. We have stayed here with our friends for 6 nights in the Best Western Lazy Lizard Motor Inn. Jim & Penny are excellent hosts, any time ready to help you with a reservation or an advice if needed. The rooms are large... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed at this very friendly motel in November. The hosts could not have been more friendly and recommended places to visit and eat. They even booked our tour on the Kuranda Railway and our trip to the Agincourt Reef to save us time. Breakfast was included and the room was clean and tidy. Highly Recommended.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Excellent good value for money. Most friendly hosts. They gave us good adwise and helpfull bookings on things to do and see in the area. We stayed for eight wonderful days. Maybe a little bit remote for walks to the center (restaurants and stores). But who cares. It's a motel. You got wheels!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Jim & Penny could not be more accommodating! We traveled to Port Douglas as part of a Australia/New Zealand trip with our two college age daughters. I had contacted Jim & Penny numerous times with questions prior to our trip. They immediately responded and provided us with the details I was looking for. Upon arrival, Jim and Penny met us... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a great place to stay! From the time we contacted Jim and Penny to ask a few questions, we felt we had made the right choice of accommodation. We arrived late Sunday and were greeted by Jim and found our room to be spacious (traveling with 2 year old and 6 Year Old) The walk to town was about... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Really lovely couple who run the Lazy Lizard. We were made very welcome by the owners (Penny and Jim), the accommodation was extremely clean, we used the pool every day we were there, the owners gave us local information and also gave us discount vouchers for attractions. They could not have been more welcoming or helpful. I have no hesitation... More 

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23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After four long and tiring flights, (Manchester to Dubai to Perth to Sydney to Cairns) we needed a hotel easy to find, clean and attractive. We found it here! Jim gave us a great welcome, and our room in this motel was a good size and very clean. Port Douglas is a small attractive town with very friendly residents. Although... More 

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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for deciding to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you making the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you,The shark attack was a sad day only the 2nd one in ten years, spear fishing. More 

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