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“Superb motel and lovely hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
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“Superb motel and lovely hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Had a lovely 5days stay with wonderful hosts jim and penny .this motel should be 5 star rated, spotlessly clean,lovely pool.the thing that made our stay was the kindness of jim and penny .they couldn't have done more to make our stay better.

  • Stayed January 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was a 'walk in' customer so had not seen any reviews - I went purely on the look from the outside. I was met by Jim who showed me a room before I made my decision. Well that didn't take long to ask for a room! I was lucky enough to be able to stay just over 2 weeks and saw many other guests come and go. Penny and Jim remembered every guests name, and what trips they were going on (whether they had booked through their reception or otherwise). They made a point of asking how their days had been which really made you feel more of a family member or friend rather than being a 'guest'.
The rooms are enormous. Apart from the beds (!) there is a sofa, dining table, extended dressing table which houses a dvd player (huge amount of dvd's available at reception) and a tv. Each room has it's own patio area and if you hire a car you can park it immdiately outside your room under a covered canopy. The kitchen area is very well equipped with everything you need including a full size under counter fridge. The bathrooms are really really clean with a seperate bath and shower enclosure, soaps and toiletries, and the fluffiest white towels. An ice machine and washing machine/dryers (small fee) next to reception complete the picture.
The pool is again spotless with loungers and parasols, and you can borrow pool towels from reception. Adjacent is a barbeque area with everything provided but the food.
An excellent night's sleep thanks to the Lazy Lizard being just away from the main stretch - no lorikeets! Penny and Jim have a wealth of knowledge about the area and will not recommend visits or trips if they think there is an alternative better suited for your needs.
A car is helpful if you intend to drive to local areas such as Daintree etc, but not essential as you are a short stroll from te centre and the marina area,
Would I visit here again? Absolutely.
Liked - Penny and Jim/everyhing about the Lazy Lizard.
Disliked - having to leave :(
xx

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Many thanks for making time to review the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate your indepth review and comments. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We are locals of Cairns and spent one night at the Lazy Lizard. My daughter and I were very impressed. It is VERY clean and the rooms are HUGE! Very nice to have the kitchen also. It was a decent size too. The pool was so lovely and clean.
Thank you for a great stay. I have been telling everyone what a good choice was, although in regards to the location, you need a car.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Easy to find on main road into Port Douglas. Single storey motel with parking right outside room. Big room, clean, comfortable, quiet. Slept like a log. Nice bathroom. Proprietors live up to their friendly and helpful reputation. In trying to be picky, I'd say it's a little too far off the main drag to walk in Port Douglas temperatures, but that's all. Great place to be based.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for making the time to write your review, we value your comments which encourage us to provide the best we can, thank you.
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Kwajalein Atoll
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Two of us stayed at this hotel for two nights 12/25/12. The rooms where very clean. The location great and easy to find. Jim & Penny, are a great host with tons of local knowledge. Nice pool.

I would stay their again, anytime. My only regret, we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights to attend a friends wedding.

I had tried to get in at some of the higher end hotels but couldn't, in the end I just went off the reviews on here and booked.

No regrets at all the owners are friendly, helpful and run a first rate establishment.

Where to start? Well for starters we got a really early check in, something I would have totally understood if we had been refused. The flight times from Perth are a pain so I guess we weren't the first bedraggled west coasters they had seen.

The rooms are great we had a queen bed with a second single. But the real plus was the exceptionally high standard of cleanliness. When I say it was spotless I mean it even the car ports were Spick and span. Not a spider web or dirty mark to be seen. Bedding, floors, kitchen all immaculate.

The pool here is also a gem, waterfall, well maintained and plenty of loungers.

This place is set back from the main road in to town so it's a two minute drive to the heart of things or a ten minute stroll. We didn't hear any road noise.

When we come back to Port Douglas this will be my first port of call!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calabasas, California, United States
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My mom and I stayed here for 4 nights in November on vacation. The rooms are very clean and very spacious and the hosts, Jim & Penny, are the nicest most helpful folks I've encountered at a hotel. They helped us arrange for transportation from Cairns, helped us choose and book our tours, told us where to go for great produce and food, etc etc. Any question we had they answered. Jim was very helpful (and funny) when we couldn't figure out how to use the DVD player. (They have DVDs you can borrow). It's a bit of a walk to the main part of town (10-15 minutes) if you don't have a car (we didn't), but it's a very pleasant walk. We also were able to do laundry there (for a fee). We didn't really look at the pool because the beaches are so nice so I can't comment on that, but everything else was great. We'll definitely be back!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for finding time to write your review for the Lazy Lizard. We both really enjoy our guests and it is really great to see so many smiles when they return from a wonderful day. We appreciate your comments. J & P
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Address: 121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#4 Business Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per studio. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool and waterfall. Relax and enjoy the quiet setting with a barbeque beside the pool. The staff at our free tour desk can advise on tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, which ever suits your needs. ... more   less 
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