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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 #3 of 46 hotels in Port Douglas
Ripley, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Loved Lazy Lizard, Loved Port Douglas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We loved Port Douglas .. such a beautiful place. The Lazy Lizard is a lovely motel with a nice pool and BBQ to use. We had a nice quite room (9) with parking right outside. The rooms a very large, very clean, comfy bed, sofa and a kitchen with microwave and well equipped,free wi fi too.
Penny & Jim are very nice and helpful recommending trips and places to eat.
We annoyed our stay very much .. Thank you.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Brisbane
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Good location few minutes drive from Macrossan Street and the beach. Here for 5 nights with our son, spacious room with double, single beds and sofa bed. Kitchenette had everything needed and continental breakfast provided each day. First time staying in Motor Inn and facilities good, nice pool and BBQ area. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Free WIFI and free bikes available. Well worth a ride as everything so close. Harbour for cruises to the reef is only a couple of minutes drive and we would highly recommend Silversonic outer barrier reef which visits 3 sites at Agincourt reef daily.
Only negative - thin walls so may have to put up with some noise, but this only happened on 1 night.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, October 7, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the B W Lazy lizard, we appreciate you making time to review our property and for your comments. The walls are concrete and normally pretty good sound proof, we do have 3 inter connecting rooms and this may have been the one of the rooms you stayed in. we are researching for the most efficient material to place between the two doors to lessen the effect and we expect to have this fitted shortly. Thank you.
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Lazy Lizard for 5 nights in late September, 2013. Jim and Penny were wonderful hosts. They helped in setting up transportation to and from Cairns and made us feel like welcome guests.

The room was large and quiet. The chairs and table outside the room were a nice touch as we often had our breakfast there in the morning. Overall a very good place to stay in lovely Port Douglas.

Room Tip: The higher number (9 and higher) are further from the road which makes them quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, October 7, 2013
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Haifa, Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

we were 3 guys traveling and found the place to be everything we wanted: clean, spacious, helpful and friendly owner, large and well maintained bbq, great starting point for biking, hiking or beach activity. Sure would like to come back sometime soon.

Room Tip: room 001 is just next to laundry room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, September 21, 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stayed at the Lazy Lizard in August with my kids and it was like staying with family. Jim helped us with booking tours to snorkel the Reef and zipline in the rainforest, which we loved. The room was clean and spacious, the hotel was peaceful and quiet, and I loved coming back to the hotel in the afternoon for a glass of wine by the pool while the kids swam. It was a great family trip and we can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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, September 17, 2013
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Sebastopol, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We chose the Lazy Lizard based on TripAdvisor reviews and boy, are we glad we did! This was the best place for the money! Jim was so friendly and accommodating. We got there rather late on the day of our arrival and he was still able to book us for a Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour for first thing the next morning with a bus that picked us up right in front of the motel. We booked two rooms as we are a family of four - my husband and I and our two teens. The rooms were SO huge, we could have actually fit all four of us in the same room. The place was CLEAN, quiet, spacious and relaxing. We had rooms right next to each other and enjoyed being neighbors on our little patios. I would definitely want to come back and stay longer than the 2 nights we had. It was great to see that the place was actually nicer than it even appeared online which is something! Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Our rooms were at the very end which added a nice bit of privacy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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, September 11, 2013
Many thanks for choosing to stay with us at B/W Lazy Lizard Motor Inn. We appreciate you completing the survey and for your comments. Thank you.
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This place was exactly what we needed as we didn't want to stay in a backpackers and certainly didn't want to pay the high prices in the town centre. The rooms themselves are very spacious with free bicycle hire available. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, September 8, 2013
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

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
#3 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
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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Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western

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