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Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We would definitely stay here again really lovely units and not far from town centre. Probably not walking distance. Small pool but perfectly great for getting wet and ideal if children are being monitored. Manager was really helpful and friendly.

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Thank nimhnuts
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi nimhnuts, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us. Hopefully see you here again in the not too distant future! Kind regards Aidan & Alex More 

Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Nice motel, the pool fantastic, very clean, the people that owns it very welcoming and very helpful. I felt like I was home. I highly recommend it. They even have bikes for u to ride. Not far from the shops. Love the decor and huge rooms.

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Thank Claudia N
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Claudia N, Thank you very much for your 5 bubble review! So happy that you enjoyed your stay and that it felt like home. Watch this space for more decor changes in the coming months! Here's hoping that you can return one day and enjoy all that Port Douglas has to offer. Kind regards Aidan & Alex More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third stay at Lazy Lizard & it certainly won't be our last. The managers Alex & Aiden look after the place beautifully & are always there with a friendly wave & a smile. The rooms offer everything you need; comfy bed, tv, kitchenette & bathroom. They are very well maintained & the rooms stay lovely & cool... More 

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Thank Denise A
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Denise A, Thank you for choosing to return to us and so glad that you found our standards maintained. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Just give us a phone call and we can book you in! Thank you once again and for taking the time to write your lovely review. Kind regards Aidan & Alex More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Lazy Lizard a year ago, revisiting again to say hello a couple months ago, when we just dropped into Port for the day. The 2 guys who own the resort are fabulous, so friendly and helpful. The rooms are huge, very clean and comfortable. Big comfy bed, couch, table and chairs, tv and kitchen amenities, everything... More 

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Thank georgieandmick
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear georgieandmick, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and it was so nice to see you both again. Next time you are up this way, please call in again, or even better, stay! Your sister may even join you! Thank you again. See you soon? Aidan & Alex More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Port Douglas during our vacation to Australia. Aidan was wonderful and booked our tours Keeping us up to date on how, where, what and when of each. The accomodations were excellent and the location was near all of the resturants and shops. The Great Barrier reef was our focus but we also visited other attractions in the area.... More 

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Thank tkjsmlee
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi tkjsmlee, Thank you so much for taking the time to write and publish your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. So glad that you enjoyed all the tours and the Daintree. We are so lucky to have so many great experiences on our doorstep. Hopefully you get to return one day and explore further?? Thank... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start?? My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary, and through recommendations from Trip Advisor we chose to stay at the Lazy Lizard, and boy are we glad we did. From the moment we checked in we were treated like royalty. Aidan and Alex bent over backwards for us. The room was spacious, yet intimate,... More 

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Nicki H, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both and thanks for the chats and the laughs! And we are so looking forward to meeting you again next year on your return with the family. We will keep those frangipanis flowering for you! Warm regards Aidan & Alex More 

Fleet, Hampshire, Uk
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38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We loved our stay at The Lazy Lizard in Port Douglas and wished we could have stayed longer. Port Douglas is a wonderful relaxed resort. In Aidan and Alex you could not find better hosts. Booking emails were answered promptly; Aidan arranged our transport from Cairns airport which was a great help. We arrived after the office had closed and... More 

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear TwoUKtrawvellers, Thank you both so much for taking the time out of your time away to write your review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay here and the tours. We have travelled a lot in the area and it gives us great pleasure to be able to share our knowledge with you. We have maps and our experience... More 

Los Angeles
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Aidan was so helpful even before we arrived at the motel. I had some questions about Great Barrier Reef tour and used the Contact Us form on the Lazy Lizard website. Aidan answered right away and gave me information and recommendations. He arranged transportation to and from the airport in Cairns which we appreciated. Our room was spacious, comfortable and... More 

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Thank moorpwr
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi moorpwr, Thank you for choosing the Lazy Lizard and thank you for your wonderful review. It is our pleasure to share our local knowledge about the area, tours, places to visit, restaurants etc as it is your holiday after all! We want you to get the most out of your time here without stress or trying to plan –... More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed only 1 night but would recommend for longer. Great Motel style accommodation - with kitchen facilities. Spacious, clean rooms. Very friendly management. Good posi. Very reasonably priced. Good value. A little out of the village centre but close enough and easy distance to the beach.

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Thank rozt1212
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi rozt1212, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post your review. Hopefully your next stay will be for a bit longer as there is so much to see and do here. Thank you once again. Kind regards Aidan & Alex More 

White Plains, New York
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Great, affordable place. Aiden and Alex couldn't have been friendlier or more gracious and helpful. Communication was easy with them from the beginning. They suggested restaurants and booked excursions and our bus transport back and forth to the hotel. The room was immaculate and had all the basics we needed. We made good use of the saltwater pool. The absolutely... More 

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Thank ann c
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi ann c, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Next time you might just have to skip Sydney and explore the region further! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here and hopefully you will return again in the future. Just get on touch for ideas and we will get right on... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $84 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western
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#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
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1 month ago
park city
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Hello,

      we have questions! First time trip, from Indiana. We have 10 days total, which boils down to 8 nights on the Continent of Australia when factoring in air travel from the U.S.

Q1: I hear about Stingers, but I don't know what they are?

Q2: what is the season for Stingers? We could come in late July or lat November. I am leaning toward late November for reasons that you'll see in later questions.

Q3: My initial plan was: 4 nights in Port Douglas, which would involve two days snorkeling the GBR, and one day to explore the Daintree rain forest. We would spend our 4th night in Port Douglas after a day in Daintree, next morning we would fly to Lady Elliot island and spend 3 nights there. Snorkel two days there. Fly to Sydney, take a train to Katoomba. Spend one night there, explore the entire next day and near dinnertime, take the train back to Sydney. Spend the night in Sydney and fly back to Indiana next day. Finally the question: this trip could happen late July or late November. I think November is better because Lady Elliot is colder waters than the Cairns area. Is it true that we could be on the GBR just walking off the beach at Lady Elliot? Am I over-rating that experience? Would we bet better off staying in Port Douglas for all of our four days of snorkeling?

Q4: Being a naive first-timer, what important logistics am I not aware of? Is my plan overall too aggressive? P.S. I have no interest in cities. Only nature. I'm not made of money and I realize Lady Elliot will not be cheap, but I also don't know how expensive airfare will be just to get on the island.

Q5: There will be three of us: me (age 56), my 16-year old, and my 20-year old. The 20-year old can sleep on a bed of nails, haha, he wouldn't care if he had a roll-away cot. What kind of room would you suggest for us at your place?

Thanks!

6 months ago

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“All rooms are good. We were happy being a few rooms back as nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles georgieandmick, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a double twin room at the back. It was quiet and the kitchen window opened onto the tropical forest.”
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“quite a few rooms - all seem ok”
 of 5 bubbles 431grahamc, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well placed as the facility is about 100 metres from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Kevinononthebike, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms quiet, room 3 has disabled access”
 of 5 bubbles michellec877, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
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