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Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is not impressive from the road....but the rooms are large,extremely clean and a great value. Jim the owner is the nicest most attentive host I have encountered in a long time. He is extremely knowledgable about the area and very willing to accommodate any request. I would definitely recommend this place and stay here again

Stayed October 2013
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Free bikes, wifi. Spacious.
A great stay.
They give good advice regarding trips especially Penny.
Can walk easily to everywhere.
Pretty trees and plants screen cars.
Late afternoon just watch the birdlife around the trees by the entrance!
Must be one of the best Best Western hotels.
Its situation is just off the main road, but enough to be totally away from any traffic noise (not a busy road anyway)

Room Tip: All rooms ground floor, quiet, nice kitchen area for self catering if require, well kitted out.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us at the B/W Lazy Lizard, many thanks for making the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

I highly recommend staying at the Lazy Lizard. The high standard of the rooms, comfy beds, the warm welcome from Jim & Penny and the room rates make this a must-do. It meant we could have a great place to stay & afford all the tours & activities & dine out twice a day.

Jim & Penny make this resort a friendly, well run, gorgeous motel. They offer free bike hire, free WiFi & can give unbiased advice on all attractions.

I went in a fishing trip & brought back my catch and they offered to prepare and cook it for me. So we had a lovely dinner together. You don't get that service anywhere else.

I cannot recommend this place enough. I normally stay in 4-5 star resorts but I shall always return here because it is everything I need & within such a good price.

Thank you Jim & Penny for a memorable and enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed October 2013
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My 21 yr old daughter and I had the most wonderful stay at the Lazy Lizard ... as well as the spacious, clean accommodation and very friendly, helpful owners, we liked the fact that extras seemed to be free - free wifi, bikes we could use, towels for the beach or pool, books and DVDs.
We were car-less and found it a bit of a walk back from the main centre loaded with shopping but soon discovered the joys of the lockable push bikes and used the shuttle to go out for dinner in the evening (would think a taxi would be cheaper option if more than 2 of you). lovely food (not friendly staff) at the local chinese restaurant just near the lazy lizard. Wished we had stayed longer than the 3 nights we were there .. a couple of trips (trip to Kuranda) we could have taken from P. Douglas instead of Cairns.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

While in Port Douglas we stayed at the Best Western Lazy Lizard based on previous Tripadvisor reports. We were not disappointed. The room was very spacious, the owner and his wife were very helpful in advising on tours and things to see.
Although not in the main street of Port Douglas there were restaurants within walking distance of the motel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Coming from the US, we didnt have any idea where to stay in Port Douglas. We picked the Lazy Lizard because of its price and the international Best Western name. We were completely and appreciatively surprised what a great choice we made. Jim and Penny were great hosts. Jim gladly set up our Barrier Reef day and rainforest tour for us, and all the recommendations he gave us were spot on. Our room was lovely, clean and comfortable. WiFi provided. We ate "brekky" by the pool everyday and it was just a short walk to downtown, the marina, and the beach. The Lazy Lizard not only has a cool name, but also a fantastic charm as well. The mango tree in the parking lot is something to see. The Dudaks loved the place!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the B/W Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you making the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you for being wonderful guests.
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NZ
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our first trip to Port Douglas and wow what a place! Staying at the Lazy Lizard was the best choice we could have made. Penny and Jim are amazing hosts. They went above and beyond what we would expect any motel owners to do. This place was exceptionally clean, well kept and tidy. The pool was such a welcome reward after a hot day sightseeing and snorkeling. We can not fault this place at all and would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit an amazing place in the world. Thank you so much Penny and Jim!

Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
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Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Property: Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Best Western Lazy Lizard Mtr Inn)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The largest motel rooms in Port at 46sq metres! FREE undercover parking and FREE WiFi. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool. Rest and Relax and enjoy the quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a beverage on your patio or a lunch or dinner on the barbeque beside the pool. Aidan & Alex can offer advice on tours and book tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, whatever suits your needs. We are a 12-minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the main street. By car to Macrossan street is about 4 minutes and there is free parking in town. Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per Deluxe Queen Studio and King studio, 3 in a Queen studio and 5 in a family studio. ... more   less 
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