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Review of Balboa Holiday Apartments

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Balboa Holiday Apartments
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

There was nothing I did not like in this apartment we stayed in. It was clean, spacious, the pool was warm and clean, the owners were delightful and politely enforce a quite curfew after a certain hour making it a VERY peaceful and a respectful space to relax and enjoy. Even the fellow travellers were friendly. Overall I think people are in tune to the happy and relaxed feel. The location is perfect. Is situated a stone's throw to the beach where the life guards and stinger nets are located and right at the foot of the shopping strip but it is not noisy at all. I would stay again and I have recommended it to others.

Room Tip: The apartment we stayed in was up on the top floor overlooking the pool. Other balconies overlooking...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank H0lliDaze
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Mudgee, Australia
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72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Our decision to stay at Balboa was based on all the great Tripadvisor reviews, and we weren't disappointed. Our apartment was spacious and bright, perfect for a family with three teenagers, and great value for money. Andrew and Lynette were perfect hosts, particularly helpful in the days prior to our arrival when Cyclone Ita was threatening Port Douglas. Balboa is in a fabulous location, so close to beautiful Four Mile Beach and within moments of all the shops and restaurants Port Douglas has to offer. We were amazed that we could leave all our windows open day and night with no screens, and we had no bugs or mozzies in the apartment (No. 14, second floor). The pool area was great for relaxing. A brilliant holiday and would love to come back one day.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

The location of the apartments was so central to the beach, shops & restaurants. Everything was in walking distance. We stayed in apartment 11 which had a huge balcony and everything we needed. Very spacious & well appointed. Can't wait to come back to the Balboa again. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Apartment 11 is very big with a great balcony & view
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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