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“A wonderful place to stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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Port Douglas Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   9 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Port Fairy, Australia
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“A wonderful place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Our 8th time in Port Douglas and have now found the best accommodation. The room is comfortable and well set out. The camp kitchen is just wonderful. Leo and Susie make you so welcome. Close to the centre of town and a short walk to the beautiful beach. A home away from home. We will be back next year.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
It is not difficult to offer friendship to nice people Jackie! You are both wonderful company and it is a pleasure having you at our motel!
Susie and Leo
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Port Douglas Motel is ideal. Right in the heart of town, walking distance to everything. The owners, Susie and Leo, are both a great laugh and very helpful. They've done an excellent job with the refurbishment. Rooms are a really good size with everything you could need.

Can't fault it at all.

And, just to round off a perfect weekend, the Lions won too...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
So good to hear you enjoyed the stay and thnak you for your kind words! You just had to rub in the Lion's bit!!!!!See how good we are as hosts inur country??LOL
Hope to see you back one day!
Susie and Leo
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Point Samson, Western Australia, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Recently refurbished the motel has everything you need ! Pool, outside cooking area inside equipped with microwave, fridge and everything you need. Very spacy well designed rooms, only a minute walk and you are in the middle of town ! Fantastic hosts, great location - great value for money!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your time to offer a review! We appreciate the feedback and we were pleased to meet you!
Enjoy the rest of your travels and maybe one day we will meet again!
Susie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

After over 8,000kms around Australia we arrived in Port Douglas looking for a place to stay that was reasonably priced... We stumbled on the newly refurbished Port Douglas Motel. We where made most welcome and I even got a cup of tea and a biscuit for Susie while I was catching up on emails outside reception on beautifully manicured lawns.. The room is virtually band new will all the the features you would expect these days... Big screen TV , air con etc..
I would highly recommend this spot only 5 mins from the shops..

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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portdouglasmotel, Manager at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We responded to your kind review but it has not appeared so here goes again!
So good to meet you both and we hope you have an enjoyable journey with safe riding! All the best in your fund raising efforts and thank you for the time taken to review our motel.
Kind regards
Susie and Leo
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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This motel has just been completely refurbished and is cheap by Pt Douglas standards. It is 1 minutes walk away from the main drag and the owners were really friendly and helpful and full of good advice.

They go out of their way to help you and make you feel really welcome. !

i would stay there again because it is so close to everything and yet not noisy.

The beds are really great as they are new and the rooms are very roomy and you have facilities for preparing food if you so desire.

I t is in walking distance to Fourmile beach , has free wifi and a pool and BBQ area.
The parking is undercover.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
We thank you for your kind words and appreciate your feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here from 16th to 17th of April. Unfortunately just for one night, as we would have loved to stay much longer. On our search for a Motel we stopped here and met the new owner, who was so friendly and showed us around. He explained how they refurbished the last couple of months and we could see the great effort, as everything was so beautiful and cosy.
The rooms are all brandnew and absolutely clean. The motel is situated next to the main shopping area. It's not far from main beach or you can walk in a couple of minutes to the restaurants. A bakery is right around the corner and a supermarket is also not too far to walk. The owners are so helpful with giving recommendations for things to do. Thank you for welcoming us, we will come back!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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portdouglasmotel, Owner at Port Douglas Motel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind review we are grateful your feedback after such hard work renovating. Always easy to look after nice people! Enjoy the rest of your holiday
Susie and Leo
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Brisbane, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely place to stay. The property is still undergoing some renovations by the looks but our room was beautiful and must have been totally refurbished going by previous comments?. Spotlessly clean with beautiful, tropical colours reflecting the wonderful location. Staff are very friendly and went out of their way to help with tour recommendations. We were even able to hire a car right there! Although a short stay, we were delighted with our last minute choice. Reasonably priced and fantastic location. If in Port Douglas we will stay again!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 9 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Douglas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Douglas Motel is perfectly located 2 minutes to the beach and only 200 metres to shops,restaurants and bars!The motel has recently been refurbished and upgraded to a quality 4 star with everything new! We have facilities including a fully equipped guest kitchen/BBQ in the pool area and a guest laundry! We even have car hire onsite and book all your tours and trips.Although a motel we offer more than just a motel.Our facilities are excellent for long or short stay with a safe in each room!Our rooms are clean,comfortable with new ensuite, new pillow topped beds, great pillows,Plasma TV,DVD,Free movie choice,daily towel change and mid stay service for 7 days plus and use of free beach towels.We offer a great tour booking service,can arrange your transfers to and from the airport and onsite car rentals.Your stay is important to us. As owner operators,we ask Try Us We Care! ... more   less 
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