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Balboa Holiday Apartments

1 Garrick St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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#5 of 68 Specialty lodging in Port Douglas
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Golf course
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Heidi P wrote a review Jan 18
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Just had a week's stay at Balboa, can't recommend this place enough. We were in Apartment 7 on the ground floor, spacious,modern and spotlessly clean, the outdoor area has ocean views. It's location is perfect, a stone's throw from the beach,quiet yet just off the main street with all the bars, restaurants and shops. The managers couldn't have been more helpful, especially as our return flights were cancelled and they accommodated us for an extra 3 nights until our rescheduled flights. Looking forward to another stay soon 🙂
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
k2bp wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia18 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in apartment 7 which was spacious and well appointed. Located right next to the pool on the ground floor we enjoyed the large front balcony that was private but at the same time allowed us to take in views of the beach. Location is perfect too... lovely and quiet but only a stone’s throw to Macrossan Street where you can walk to the array of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Would highly recommend to families or couples.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ken L wrote a review Feb 2020
Hillarys, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent 12 days in Port Douglas at Balboa Holiday Apartments. There are a total of 13 apartments, which was a good size apartment block for us. We were very fortunate to stay in Unit 1, as we felt that is the best location in the complex. It is on the ground floor, close to the swimming pool, has easy access from the road. It is very close to the beach, and the great walkway around the bluff. It is also an easy short walk into the town.The resident managers (Lynette & Andrew) are very helpful, accomodating, and willing to help with any of our questions regarding things to do, places to eat, and tours. They also have fold up chairs, esky’s etc that are available to be used. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sharon J wrote a review Jan 2020
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We were very excited to get to Balboa as the location for the property is great. The apartment was really nice though walking up 3 flights of stairs regularly got very annoying when carrying up luggage, groceries, being wet from the pool hoping we didn't slip etc. The woman when we first checked in was very nice and when we checked out she again was very nice though for the rest of our stay (5 nights) we did not see her. The other gentleman who runs the property was quiet rude. Our first trip to the pool he spoke to my 12 year old from the above walkway and told her no hitting the noodles in the pool water (their policy) mind you a smile would have been nice instead of a scowl and we were the only ones in the pool at the time. Also when we were parking out the front which we were advised to do as it was closer to our 3rd story room he stood a few meters away and just scowled at us. When i went to approach him and ask if there was a problem he just walked off. So hence he made us very uncomfortable for our stay and i was constantly making sure our kids made not noise etc. There are a lot of properties in this area which i would definitely choose next time.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room on the ground level
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Response from andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Very sorry to receive your negative comments about your stay at Balboa. Yes, we definately would have asked your children not to slap the noodles as it is a most annoying sound for all guests whether or not they are around or in the pool. Certainly cannot imagine Andrew walking away from you if you had spoken to him when parking! When booking through an outside agent rather than direct with the apartments, you cannot choose which floor you would like to be placed. Most apartment buildings do not have lifts and this would have been specified at the time if speaking with us. We always appreciate reviews and are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay.
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LambsofSydney wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney35 contributions7 helpful votes
My wife & I spent 5 nights at Balboa a month ago. In order to get an apartment with a view, we needed to take one with 3 bedrooms. The apartment was very clean, very spacious, but a little dated and not quite as well appointed as I expected,. I mistakenly thought we would be in apartment 11, the pick of the bunch, in my opinion, but we were next door. Balboa advertises off street, undercover parking, but on the first night it was suggested we park on the street, which we did, but from then on we used the carpark, even though manoeuvring was a little tricky. Overall an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: If you require, or are prepared to pay for a 3 bedroom apartment request No.11, or the one...
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Response from andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We offer size and location which we deliver. These apartments are not 5 star but have all the necessities for a relaxed holiday. I am sure you will find that parking in all complexes of this type is a little tricky.
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$131 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balboa Holiday Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Jimmy Rum's (0.1 miles), Flagstaff Hill Lookout (0.2 miles), and Coffee Works Port Douglas (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Capannina, Sparrow Coffee, and Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Balboa Holiday Apartments have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Balboa Holiday Apartments offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Balboa Holiday Apartments located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Port Douglas.
Are any cleaning services offered at Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Balboa Holiday Apartments?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (6.5 miles).