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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Hobart, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We wanted to self cater in Port Douglas and this motel had all the facilities we needed. Penny and Jim were always friendly and helpful. The laundry facilities are a bit dodgy, but that is a minor thing. It is a little away from the centre of town, but the tariff is about half that of more central accommodation. It is a pleasant walk into town. We would stay again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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
    • 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, July 27, 2014
Many thanks for deciding to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard. We appreciate you making the time to complete the review and for your comments, the laundry certainly gets lots of use and with the new washing machine it has made it a lot easier for guests. Thank you
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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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recently stayed in this establishment overnight, attending a meeting next day. Very helpful and friendly staff. Nice big room but a little dated and dark, great towels. Had the continental breakfast in room which was OK. Only downside is that all rooms face car park and you can hear people having conversations outside - a little distracting. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Lazy Lizard. We appreciate you completing the review. The lazy Lizard is a 3.5 star Motel which offers under cover parking very close to the rooms which guests really appreciate along with the covered terrace areas to relax. Thank you.
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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We selected this place as a reasonably priced option for a family stay (2 adults, 2 kids 9 & 11). We booked the family room which turned out to be two huge rooms, one with two beds, one with a big double bed, the kitchen and lounge. The rooms were spotless, the beds comfortable and the kitchen had enough gear (pots/pans/electric cooktop/microwave etc.) to make self-catering for the 4 of us very easy.
The place was an easy 15 minute walk into town,the kids did it easily. The included breakfast was simple (toast, cereal etc.) but made up of high quality products. The rooms were cleaned daily and kept spotless.
The pool was ideal for the kids and we used the free bikes a couple of times.
Where this place stands out from the crowd is the hosts, Jim and Penny. More lovely, friendly and helpful people you will not find anywhere. They know everything there is to know about any tourist activity in the region and can organise absolutely anything you want to do.
The pool ended up being out of action for 2.5 days due to leaks. Jim and Penny organised a complimentary family day pass for us to one of the flash resorts up the road, giving us use of their lagoon complex and lunch, to make up for the inconvenience. A very generous and much appreciated gesture.
This place cost us about half as much as a stay at one of the nearby big resorts would have. It was spotless and comfortable and Jim & Penny helped make our stay in Port Douglas a very relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, July 24, 2014
Many thanks for deciding to stay at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you making the time to complete the review and for your comments. Thank you.
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived here after long drive from up half way up Cape York. We hadn't booked on advance, so it was sheer luck. The studio was extremely roomy and faultlessly clean and prepared. Plenty of parking for our big (2.3 more high) 4x4. Service very friendly, especially as we were pretty grubby and covered in red dust. Loved the bath! Very quiet. Good value for money and a most welcome stopover.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
We appreciate you staying with us at the Lazy Lizard and for making the time to complete the survey. Thank you also for your comments.
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stayed here with my parents and it was truly remarkable! Jim and Penny (the owners) are very helpful and accommodating. They booked tours for us and recommended heaps of other stuff to us. And the facilities are great- We made great use of the BBQ! Pool area is beautiful! And our room came equipped with a Kitchenette which came in handy for breakfast and some dinners!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for deciding to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you finding the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you.
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just stayed one night after a trip to Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas is close enough to Cairns airport to use as a base before flying. We were glad of the laundry facilities and put on a large wash as soon as we arrived. Owners were friendly and helpful. The kitchenette would have been an asset if we were staying more than one night. The walk along the beach into town is pleasant. It is about 15-20 minutes to walk into the main drag. A good clean reasonably priced place to stay in Port Douglas.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for staying with us at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you making the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you.
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Honolulu, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very clean, but don't come for the amenities. I chose this hotel because it was in the middle of a long family vacation and I was looking forward to having fun in Port Douglas as well as knocking out our laundry. The laundry closed at 8 pm (last load needed to be prior to 7 pm because the "dryer doesn't work very well") at I did not have enough time to do dive trips and get laundry done. The people were nice and the location was very clean.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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DJE007, Owner at BEST WESTERN Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard. We appreciate you making the time to complete the review. The laundry opens at 8am and is closed at 8pm in consideration of other guests. Thank you.
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Address: 121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#2 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#4 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 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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