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“Perfect Property in Port Douglas” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balboa Holiday Apartments

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Balboa Holiday Apartments
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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Property in Port Douglas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed a few days in Port Douglas at Balboa Apartments and loved it. We could not believe the large size and amount of space we had in the apartment. We stay in apartments/self service rentals often and the Balboa apartment has to be the largest one bedroom we have stayed in. The apartment was extremely clean and well furnished. We had a full laundry room with washer and dryer. The kitchen was well stocked so we bought groceries down the street and cooked every night we were there. We had a very large balcony with table that was perfect for sitting outdoors to eat and relax. And the location of the Balboa was perfect. We had an ocean view from our balcony, were close enough to all the activity, but far enough away to have a peaceful stay. Our host Lynette and Andrew were so friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Really recommend the Balboa for any type of traveler. Port Douglas is a perfect place to see the GBR and visit the Daintree.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tara F
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Sydney
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

We have been coming to Balboa apartments for 10 years. We absolutely love the location, right opposite the beach and just a stroll to great restaurants. The apartments are very spacious and have everything you need for a wonderful beachside holiday. The Managers of the property are very friendly and helpful catering to all needs. Thanks for another great stay - we will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Gae C
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Location has to be one of the best - walk to Macrossan street and beach in 2 minutes either way. Clean and comfortable with lots of space. My only criticism - if I had to make one - is that there way no TV in the main bedroom but that is the tiniest of criticisms.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank JAPN
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have just came back from Port Douglas where we stayed at Balboa Holiday Apartments. The place is located not even 2min walk to beach and the main street just around the corner. The place is very clean, comfortable and has all a person needs to enjoy most relaxing holiday by the beach. Thank you (Andrew) for being most helpful with everything. Will will recommend Balboa to our friends and family! Rosa and Gregory.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Victor L
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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

My second stay at Balboa, the first was some 20 years ago. This time with family, I really appreciated the spaciousness and the cannot-be-beaten location. The apartments are wonderfully comfortable without being luxurious. The furnishings are nothing special but adequate for a care-free stay. My kids, 5 and 8 year olds, enjoyed the pool and the space in the apartment and balcony to play. The outdoor dining area is excellent. The gardens are exceptionally beautiful. Andrew and Lynette were an absolute pleasure to deal with and true professional managers. I take the family on vacations all around the world; Balboa compares for great value and rates extremely well. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Chris C
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This was our third trip to the Port. We had stayed at Central Plaza and Mandalay previously. The host Andrew and Lynette were very helpful and attended to our needs which were not much at all.
We were delighted with the accommodation- 2nd floor level overlooking the 4 mile beach just 50 metres away. Balboa was very central very close to the beach and the shopping centre. We look forward to our next trip to Port Douglas and would like to go back to Balboa if we can book in!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Delray Beach, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

I cannot possibly recommend this property high enough! We spent a wonderful week in a top floor, spacious, clean, 2 bedroom with a view of the ocean. With the patio doors open, the ocean breeze blew through during the day and the efficient AC made for a great night's sleep. A very short walk to the main shopping/restaurants provided our 18 year old girls with some independence and made evening meals and strolls fun for all. Lynette and Andrew were friendly, helpful hosts. Their suggestion of the Calypso snorkel tour to the reef was also fabulous.We missed Balboa the second we left.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Balboa Holiday Apartments
Address: 1 Garrick St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balboa Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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