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By The Sea Port Douglas

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72 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at By the Sea for 9 nights in July and loved it. Apartment was well equiped, well decorated, clean and comfortable. Location is very close to the beach but also a short walk to cafes and the town. The staff are very friendly and provide everything you need for your stay for free - good wifi, beach equipment,... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By The Sea has a lot going for it driven by the management team who make every effort to ensure that your stay is an excellent one and who are continual investing in their property to improve your experience. We were greeted by a lovely friendly young lady at reception which warned us immediately. This is the norm for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is fantastic. Close to the beach, close to all the shops and restaurants on macrossan st. The rooms are excellently furnished, clean, well equipped and the beds are very comfy. Did I mention a BBQ on your balcony? It is also a lovely quiet location. The staff are fantastic - friendly and helpful. The freebies from the desk...... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a very happy and helpful receptionist and made to feel very welcomed. We had room 9 which was a studio room with a small kitchen and a balcony. The room was extremely clean and provided everything that we wanted for our 3 night stay. The hotel is about 50 metres from the beach where you can... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So close to beach, great warm pool for all ages, friendly helpful staff. Great library and DVD collection. Appreciate free use of bikes and beach equipment. Would recommend this motel for a very relaxing holiday.

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Oxley, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Port Douglas as a family. We wanted somewhere close to the beach and By the Sea Port Douglas was only 80mtrs from the 4mile beach. Perfect. Everything was on offer for free, which was a bonus. Bikes WiFi beach gear, exercising equipment. The list goes on. We stayed in the rainforest canopy apartment. Once... More 

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wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear Jacaboy. Thank you for taking the time to review our resort and for your kind words about our resort and location. We were sorry though that you were disturbed by noise from a neighbouring apartment. We were also surprised as well. Noise complaints are rare at By the Sea because the walls between our apartments are very thick and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly, welcoming place to stay. Lovely little touches and lend out lots of beach equipment. Staff just so helpful. I think here name wa Myra who spent time ensuring we enjoyed our stay but all the staff we encountered were just so helpful. us about best places to eat and booked us in last minute etc. nothing to dislike... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so we were in By the sea during a school holiday, which probably pumped up the rate, and paid AUD 220 per night (ex breakfast). My review is therefore a bit colored by the fact that I feel this is too much for what we got... What we got was a small neonlit room, reminding me of my days... More 

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wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

What a weird review! This reviewer says that they stayed in a room that was neon-lit, but we do not have neon lights let alone a room neon lit? And also which state prison did they stay in ? (…. only kidding). They then go on to say that some small touch ups can make this place shine (no pun... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stay. Not sure where to even start! The front end staff are friendly and cant do enough for you. The foyer was full of things you could borrow/use and the items available were incredible. From board games to beach blow up toys and small eskys,and bikes - unbelievable. Great place for families of all ages. The rooms... More 

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wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you so much “Ticking the Bucket List” Family for such a lovely review. We look forward to your return and remember that when are ready to book again, to book directly with us (via our official web site, live chat on this web site, or by phone or E mail) as the savings can be considerable. Take care and... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most enjoyable place we stayed at during out trip in Australia. We had a large sea view room. The hotel really is in a great position only a few metres from the beach. The room was very well decorated with a little kitchen. Loads of DVDs to take from reception meant that we mould just relax in... More 

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