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“A great start to our holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Bay Villas Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   51-53 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia   |  
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Ranked #19 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A great start to our holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I and our 4 grown up children stayed here for 4 nights at the start of our Australia adventure. We were given 1 two bed and 1 studio apartment which were adjacent and suited us fine. The accomodation was clean and well equipped. There are 2 swimming pools which were beautiful and an outside dining area with a BBQ which guests can use. The villas are on the outskirts of the town and it takes just less than 10 minutes to walk in. The beach is about the same distance. The staff were very polite and helpful. Would stay here again - recommended.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We have just returned home from Port Douglas, we stayed at the Bay Villas Resort, which were self contained rooms. Vicki, who is the receptionist during the week was so helpful, always polite the whole 12 days we were there, nothing was too much for her and we did all our tour bookings through her at no extra cost to us. I just had to tell her when and where and it was done. It has 2 swimming pools which were lovely in a beautiful surroundings and big enough for a swim, also very clean. Our room was on the ground floor and it didn't over look the pool which was a bonus. We were only 5 minutes or so from town, and only 55 meters from the beach (awesome). I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone. : )

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  • 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Good value self contained apartments. Is just a few min walk from the city centre and beach. The staff here were fantastic and are a great source of advice on the different tours available and book them for you free of charge. Only down side that I could see is that the kitchen could use a few more cooking utensils.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Bay Villas are great Clean and well worth stay there:) We spent 4 nights there in a 1 bedroom apartment .They have 2 swimming pools and only an 8 minute Walk to the main shops and in port Douglas. It was peaceful and only about a five minute walk to the beach .

  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for 5 nights October 2012,
The 1 bed apartment was very clean well equipped and peaceful.
We always expect the worse and anything else is a bonus this was a very pleasant and unexpected bonus. Not to far from the shops and resteraunt, and within a short stroll of the beach. The pools were clean and very quite and best of all no screaming children !
The rooms were spotless and well maintained I really could not find fault with the rooms / complex at all.
Good value for money and I would defiantly stay there again.
We also recommend eating at the "2 Fish" Resteraunt on Wharf Street close to the Church and Market.
The food was worthy of any high end Resteraunt and reasonably priced.
Also take a trip on the Quicksilver Reef tour
Don't be put off by the large vessels and larger crowd, they have a pontoon anchored at the Great Barrier Reef and the day spent there is truly awesome !
Port Douglas was relatively quite while we were there but defiantly a place to visit for couples and I would recommend Bay Villas Resort.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed here for a week in October. Location is good, 10 minutes easy walk from the centre of town. The 1 bedroom apartment we had was spacious and overlooked the small pool. Good cooking facilites.The cane lounge was uncomfortable but other furniture was adequate. The cheap plastic venetians went up fine. Getting them down again was a challenge. We left them down after the first couple of times.There are two pools and two bbq areas in the complex. The pool below us was small but quite nice. Our bbq was out of order all week. The other one would have been more awkward to carry our stuff to so we didn't bother. The neighbours in the property next door were permanents and were a noise problem every afternoon and most evenings we were there. Stereo noise and playstation barracking by a group of young guys. We enjoyed our stay, but the noise was a problem.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We enjoyed our stay for three nights here. The resort is 10 mins walk to the shops. If you are In Port Douglas on a Sunday there is a very good market there. We found that we could just use the ceiling fan at night with the doors and windows open as they have screens on them. - Less noise and better quality air! The room was clean. But if you really want privacy this isn't the place for you as the rooms face other balconies. Also take some soap and shampoo and there is none in the rooms. And if you are elderly or disabled ask for a ground floor room as there are no lifts. It would have also been good if there had been free Wifi in an area. But the resort is very good value for money compared to others and we would go back there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 51-53 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Port Douglas
#14 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#16 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#17 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Villas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bay Villas is located within few minutes walking distance of downtown Port Douglas and the world famous 4-Mile Beach. Bay Villas has been designed with an emphasis on spaciousness and reflects the North Queensland style with bright, tropical furnishings. There are a choice of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with courtyards or balconies. Most of the apartments overlook the resort style swimming pools and barbecue facilities.The apartments are fully self-contained with full kitchens, separate dining are, internal laundry. The studio units have cooking facilities and access to the free shared laundries. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bay Villas Hotel Port Douglas
Bay Resort Port Douglas
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