We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

By The Sea Port Douglas

4.0 of 5 72 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
Hotel website
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
By The Sea Port Douglas
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
By The Sea Port Douglas
Write a Review

769 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    580
    156
    21
    6
    6
See reviews for
156
455
39
5
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (192)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (769)
  • Mar-May only
    (195)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (193)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (188)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (193)
All months
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just spent a wonderful week in Port Douglas staying at By The Sea, very friendly, helpful reception staff, excellent facilities (eg barbie on the room balcony), and good value for money. Highly recommended. High standard of cleanliness. Deck chairs, umbrellas, cool boxes, dvd's, books, bikes - you names it you can borrow it. To top it all right... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hotel, made better by the exceptional service provided by the staff who were helpful to us in helping us plan our stay in Port Douglas even before we arrived. The hotel is located close to the ocean (get a room with a view -- well worth the few extra dollars) and to the main restaurant area.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From when I arrived it was really amazing, I could not ask for anything more. The girls at reception also the girls that clean the rooms are the best I have ever meet at a Hotel. Also location could not be better, only one regret I could not stay longer, but I will return that is for sure. For me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived after a gruelling flight from the UK at 7.30 am and was immediately welcomed by the lovely staff here. Even though we couldn't check-in so early we were able to change from our travel clothes and put some beach stuff on and then advised how to cope with the jetlag and where to go to keep going, we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed in By The Sea, having chosen it after much research on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. The location is fantastic, only a short walk to Four Mile Beach on one end, and the main area of Port Douglas on the other end. We stayed in the Pool/Sea views room on the first night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mission Beach, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were so impressed with By The Sea, all the inclusions, mod cons, proximity to beach and town, the furnishings and general vibe, the staff were lovely and we got a great rate. Perfect for a family break, we will go back again to Port Douglas just to stay here. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Victoria, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a week long stay at By The Sea in July last year (2014). After having been to Port Douglas before and having stayed in other accommodation, By The Sea is by far our favorite place to stay in Port Douglas and will be returning this year. The staff were wonderful, so helpful and genuinely welcoming. Our room was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Te Puke, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place ever to stay. Roll on up with your clothing,food etc. Everything else that you need is there for you to use, must must check this place out. We will stay here again and will recommend to friends and family. Well done Amanda and the girls

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Alberta
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a short but wonderful stay in Port Douglas at the lovely By The Sea Port Douglas hotel. Very clean and well equipped and the ladies that operate this hotel are great. They were very informative, and helped us book our hotel shuttle and our tours. The hotel is well equipped with many complimentary things such as beach towels,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'By The Sea' is very good value for money. It's the first time we've booked self-catering in a long while, and I'm glad we did. The location is perfect, a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach, short stroll to all the restaurants and shops, and well set up for both couples and families. The apartment complex isn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to By The Sea Port Douglas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about By The Sea Port Douglas

Address: 72 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with T4B, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Agoda, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your By The Sea Port Douglas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
By The Sea Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas

173 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (165)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (29)
Viewed
Room/suite (39)
Viewed
View from room (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (28)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay