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“Jodie for Mayor of Port Douglas” 5 of 5 stars
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By The Sea Port Douglas
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   72 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)   |  
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Jodie for Mayor of Port Douglas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

What a wonderful holiday and perfect place to stay. Perfect location, lovely room. Have never met friendlier or more helpful staff, so much "free stuff". Made our Christmas perfect. Spent Christmas day on the reef came home to a bottle of bubbly & Christmas card. Girls from By the Sea.. You should be so proud of your service. Thank You Carol & Irene

Room Tip: near the shops but at the quiet end of the street
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  • Stayed December 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Can't say enough good things about the hotel or about the girls that run the show,particulary Jodie who went well beyond the call of duty to help us out we are sure she could run the country.Would recommend to stay there but book early as very popular.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Stayed here on our arrival in Oz for 3 nights. We had emailed the staff prior to us arriving and changed our stay from 2 nights to 3 as we thought we could do with 3 nights to get over the jet lag, they were so accommodating. They knew we were on our honeymoon and on arrival there was a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge was such a wonderful surprise and so thoughtful. The accomodation was lovely with a gorgeous rainforest view. The complex has a pool and everything you could imagine you might need for days out. Loungers, towels, cool boxes, umbrellas, snorkels, and all free for you to use. It really is a great place and not far to walk at night to the restaurants. It's also the only place we've stayed so far that has wifi included in the room price, and there's no limit on how much data you can use etc. it's a wonderful spot and the value for money is fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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wickedwendy084, the reception team at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
We’d like to say a huge thank-you to all our guests for their very kind and encouraging words. We appreciate each and every review we receive, and take every word to heart so we can continue helping people have the very best possible holiday.
2012 has been a brilliant year, we’ve met so many wonderful, fun, and charming people travelling through our resort, and hope to see you all again here at By The Sea Port Douglas in the very near future!
We wish all our guests - past, present and future - a very merry Christmas, and we hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you.

Our warmest regards,
All the girls at By The Sea Port Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed for 6 nights in dec. We found the location and facilities excellent. We had an upstairs room and being so close to the beach, we always had a cool breeze and did not need the airconditioner even though it was 32 outside. It was only a 1km walk to the end of town and the marina. The staff were always pleasant and helpful, making our stay the best! I was not in the best of health and the girls were very considerate and helped with anything I needed. We enjoyed the tours we did aroound Port Douglas which were efficiently organised for us by 'the girls'. Bescause of my poor health we did not do everything we would have liked and we plan to return next year and definitely will be staying at By the Sea.

Room Tip: We enjoyed being upstairs with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

By the looks you willt hink you're back at the eigthies, but look past that. It's a small place with nice appartments on a very good location. Only 300 meters from the beach and at the main streat of Port Douglas. The girls help you with good tour booking advice. Also they suply free additions suchs as bikes, towels, beachchairs, sun umbrella's etc. The rooms are basic but have everything you need. Bed's are very comfy. We've got a free upgrade to the family room and with that had a nice spacy balcony with a BBQ. We just arrived after a 32 hour flight and it was very nice to get back from our jetlag in this appartment.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed in 'By The Sea' for a week in November with my parents and our twin girls. We had one of the 2 bed appartments and the space and facilities it offered were great. A large outdoor veranda with table and bbq was great. Meant we had loads of home cooked meals whilst the girls were able to play in a safe and shady environment. The kitchen is well equipped and there are two bathrooms, with a washing machine. They provided the cots for free and the pool was nice and shaded for the most part. It is ideally located, right by the beach and at the start of the main street so it was an easy stroll to restaurants, shops and bars. The property is run by a very nice and helpful bunch of ladies that were always willing to help and advise. Value for money this is a great choice.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Again, don't be turned off by the cheesy music on the website - we had a great 3 night stay at By the Sea in Port Douglas. We took a rainforest cosy for just over $100 a night and it was exactly what we required. While basic, the rooms are freshly refurbished, really clean and just the right amount of space for a short stay. The staff were every accommodating and effortlessly friendly. We had a few dips in the pool, and the pool gear (floating rings, etc) was a bonus. The complimentary beach towels and bike hire were also a big plus.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 72 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
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Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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