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Balboa Holiday Apartments
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beyond expectations”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Balboa was recommended by friends who stay regularly. We stayed with 3 other couples from overseas for three nights and were mightily impressed. Lynette was an outstanding host and incredibly helpful. Cannot recommend highly enough

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Lynette and Andrew are great hosts, unobtrusive, but very helpful if called upon, and they made our stay most enjoyable. The apartment itself is huge (number 14) and all the basics and quite a few extras are there. Undercover, shaded parking was very useful in the heat and humidity of the summer. The location is perfect, yards from 4 mile beach and easy walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and the harbour for the cruise boats. The whole experience was hassle-free and very comfortable. Many thanks to you both Lynette and Andrew.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

A group of us flew in from UK for 3 weeks of sun, fun and relaxation during the Xmas period. Between us we stayed in 3 of the units (10,11 and 14) and had a great time.We have travelled extensively but we were very pleasantly surprised at the level of service we received - there wasn't anything that was too much trouble. I would stay there again, especially as the location was so perfect. All the units were clean, bright and well equipped with views to the beach and easy walking distance to everything you could possibly want! We were sorry to leave, but are already planning our next trip to Balboa very soon.

Room Tip: Unit 11 has a huge wrap around balcony which gets the sun for much of the day.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

You can't ask for anything more with these apartments - absolutely fantastic. Stayed for 3 nights over Christmas in a 2 bedroomed ground floor unit which had an amazing view of the beach(100m away) and palm trees .Lyn and Andrew were very friendly and helpful. I honestly cannot recommend these apartments anymore. A definite must - fully equipped with all utensils you need including extras like a BBQ, books, esky,games DVDs etc and also very roomy. A short 5 min stroll to the main Port Douglas town. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We were lucky enough to spend 7 nights at the Balboa apartments in a 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the beach. We listened to the waves from our balcony and bedroom and watched the sunrise over palm trees each morning.. it really was bliss! The apartment was spacious, clean and in perfect working order. Located at the quiet end of Macrossan St, you're only a few minutes from the shops, pubs and great eating places and only a 60 second stroll to the sandy beach. Our hosts, Lynette and Andrew were welcoming and helpful. We certainly hope to return to Balboa before too long.

Room Tip: We had the corner apartment Apartment #14 (the penthouse) with beautiful views over Macrossan and th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Canterbury, England
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We can't praise Balboa Apartments highly enough, spacious and modern, fully equipped a real home from home. Lynette and Andrew are so helpful and really welcoming. Our trip to the Great Barrier Reef came on a very rough day but thanks to our hosts we were supplied with travel pills so we enjoyed the day very much. Port Douglas is a great base to explore the area and the apartments are so close to the beach and the drinking and eating places that we would recommend them highly.
Carol and Phil Fisher

Room Tip: Ground floor has big patio
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Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

My partner and I had the opportunity to stay at Balboa for 10 nights. The apartments are extremely spacious and modern and unbelievable value for money. You couldnt ask for much more in regards to location either as is situated 10 second walk from the beach which our balcony looked out onto. You are surrounded by lush plants and palm trees and feel that if there is a paradise this is it! Lynette and Andrew are extremely friendly and helpful if you need any help. Lynette recommended a snorkelling day trip which suited our needs and turned out to be a fantastic day. Im glad we could glean a local's knowledge as the choice of trips is extensive and a little confusing so thanks Lynette for tailoring out trip to suit what we needed. Cant recommend Balboa highly enough and it felt like our home away from home except we did not want to leave!! We will definatley be returning to Balboa and the beautiful Port Douglas soon

Room Tip: All rooms are great - a balcony over looking the sea is awesome which most appartments have
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #14 of 55 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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