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Mowbray By The Sea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Beverley, United Kingdom
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Modern, spacious and spotlessly clean.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We have never stayed in an Apartment before, we normally stay in b&bs or a hotel. But we loved this!

We had all the benefits of a hotel (reception, swimming pool etc) but with the spaciousness of an apartment. It was bigger than I expected, bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a large living room with dining area, an enormous balcony, a well equipped kitchen and utility room with washing machine/tumbler dryer. Plus extras such as washing powder, beach towels provided, basic consumables in the kitchen such as milk in the fridge, tea/coffee, dishwasher/washing up liquid. The bed was very comfortable and we received all the toiletries you would expect in a hotel bathroom. The apartment was modern, spacious and spotlessly clean.

The pool is narrow and long, ideal for lane swimming, though we just went in for a cool-off. Also just at the end of the road is Four Mile Beach, the main Port Douglas beach which is life-guarded where there is also a netted off swimming section at this time of year to protect against stingers (jelly fish).

Lorna on reception was very helpful in recommending restaurants and also booked us on a snorkelling trip. You are spoilt for choice for restaurants in Port Douglas. We didn't really eat in the apartment, other than cereal for breakfast!

We had a hire car which was stored in the basement garage, they give you a key for the electric up and over door.

I thought Latitute 16 Mowbray By the Sea were very classy apartments and would recommend it for anyone looking for quality accommodation in Port Douglas.

  • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

A great balance between cost, location and facilities.

Unlike some of the other Port Douglas offerings Mowbray by the Sea is a very short stroll from the main beach, has a decent if not huge pool, and and the rooms and quite nice beach style accommodation if not spectacular.

If you've got a family the facilities will be everything you need to have a great holiday. The main street and its shops are hardly worth getting in the car for.

The service was good. The owners were very helpful although the office hours seemed relatively short and certainly shorter than resort style accommodation.

Plenty of off street parking.

Recommended and would stay there again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just loved our unit on the top floor. Immaculately clean and really well equipped including pool towels.These apartments are in a great location. Just a few minutes walk to the shops and the beach is practically at the door. Make sure you try the restaurant at the beach - great food

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Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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melbourne, vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We absolutely loved the Mowbray by the Sea. Fantastic location situated between Macrossan Street and the beach - walking distance from both. Didn't need a vehicle. Macrossan Street is the main street and banking, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. all within a 10 - 15 min walk of the apartment. The apartments are well appointed and Lorna and her husband who manage the property could have not been more helpful. They recommended some great tours. Beautiful pool, BBQ and entertaining facilities. Apart from the well sized apartment there's also a private balcony. Very quiet location and highly recommend it. A great little breakfast place a quick walk down the road on the corner near the beach which is very handy as well.

  • Stayed August 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our family of four stayed for 9 nights on the third floor. The apartments are very well-appointed with a great kitchen and a comfortable family rooms, with TV and Sky. Main bedroom consisted of queen bed and second bedroom had two single beds, each bedroom with its own bathroom. Plenty of storage space and great balconies with outdoor settings and lounge chairs. Air-conditioning and quiet ceiling fans more than adequate. The location is great... a 5 minute walk to the main strip for restaurants and shopping and just near the main four mile beach. Surf Life Saving Club nearby had a great restaurant with a very menu cooked by a five-star chef. Awesome 25m pool which had a great barbeque area, although we didn't use it. Owners were lovely and very helpful for recommending stuff to do. We'll be back!!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Our family of seven rented two two bedroom apartments located on the first floor next to each other for seven nights in May. They were well appointed apartments with great kitchens, comfortable family rooms with dining tables in each apartment. Main bedroom consisted of queen bed and second bedroom had two single beds, each bedroom with its own bathroom. Plenty of storage space and great balconies with outdoor settings and lounge chairs. Good airconditioning and quiet ceiling fans. The best part about this accomodation was the location. We were a 5 minute walk to the shopping strip and just opposite the Surf Life Saving Club and patrolled four mile beach. Next door was Beaches cafe which made good home style breakfasts and lunches and the Surf Life Saving Club also had a great cafe/restaurant with a very innovative tasty menu. Our family loved the pool which had a nice wide ledge suitable for toddlers to swim in and a great barbeque which we used a few times. But you do need to be cautious of the white tiles when wet that lined the coridoors connecting the floors and some walkways. I would highly recommend this apartment block.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Mowbray. Went up with our two children (3 & 6) the accommodation was clean, spacious and an awesome pool for kids and adults alike. Kitchen was good, nice size fridge and washer/dryer supplied. All essential with kids. Thank you to great staff (well done Lucille (I think that was your name!), it was your first week and you were so helpful). The location is great, walking distance to beach and main street/supermarket. We will be back and there is nowhere else we will stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mowbray By The Sea

Address: 40 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#10 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#10 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mowbray By The Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mowbray by the Sea offers sophisticated beachside accommodation only metres from Four Mile Beach and a short stroll from Macrossan Street's boutique shopping, cafes and award winning restaurants. The property offers modern and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartments. The apartments are fully equipped with kitchen and private laundry facilities. Mowbray by the Sea's quiet location makes it a pleasure to relax on the extra large balconies overlooking the parklands. The property also boasts a 25 metre heated pool, poolside BBQ and complimentary secure undercover carparking. ... more   less 
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