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Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We can only echo the other reviews. Jim (host) was brilliant from the moment we arrived.

Our late arrival outside of their normal reception hours was accommodated with no issues whatsoever and Jim helped us decide with impartial advice on
which tours were worth while. He also booked them on our behalf - fab! Jim's advice was invaluable.

Rooms were huge, clean and the breakfast delivered the night before was a nice touch.

We made use of the BBQ facilities which were well maintained and provided a cheap alternative to eating out.

The accommodation is out of town and took us 20-25 mins to walk. Having said this there is a bus but we like to walk.

All in all we would thoroughly recommend the lazy lizard motor inn - excellent value and a superb host.

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  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Just spent 8 days there with wife and family for a get-together before the older children head to uni. A really great place to stay and relax, use as a tourist base, set out on day trips from, and come back to in the evenings. Comfortable beds, clean well-equipped rooms, a quiet yet convenient location handy to shops and beach and marina, great pool and BBQ facility, but most of all - Penny and Jim the owners know the area inside out and not only do they run a great motel, they cheerfully, accurately and unbiasedly advise on what is worth doing and where to do it - and can book it all. We had a terrific family time. A 5 star experience.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights just prior to the arrival of Cylcone Ita. Very nice well equipped rooms, great little pool, hot tub and bbq area. We took the option of the great value continental breakfast delivered to our room each day which we highly recommend. Jim and Penny the owners are a delight so helpful, informative and friendly. When we left it was almost like saying goodbye to family. :-) Unless you need the bells and whistles of a full service resort hotel and the matching cost, look no further , this is the place to stay in Port Douglas. If we are ever back in the area we certainly won't be looking anywhere else.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Having a kitchenette in the room was great and helped save on food costs. There is also a great salt water pool onsite, we used it every day. The grounds were well kept and there was lots of parking.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

.. to the other reviews here really. The proprieters (Jim and Penny) were very helpful - including giving good advice on where to eat/drink and on the excursions available. Not really that far from the centre of the small town - I walked it in less than half an hour, more than once. The room was a king studio; very spacious and nicely decked out with stuff. I probably should/could have had the queen and saved a bit of cash but that's a long story and my own fault! And honestly I enjoyed the unnecessary opulence of space! Breakfast was always delivered as it should be. Nothing fancy but did the job every time. Nothing really to fault ithe place on. The wifi could be a bit tempramental at times but hey that's no big deal really. Nice little car bays to put the motor in although when they get full for some not too confident with parking it might be a bit flustering. I had no problem but as I was driving as hire car I was a bit worried the neighbours might scrape it! Good place all in all and well looked after by Jim and Penny. Good stuff.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

My Wife and I stayed at the Lazy Lizard for four nights during our month long trip to the east coast of Australia.

The hotel is great value and the owners Jim & Penny are fantastic hosts. They went out of their way to help us (helping to plan our trips, showed me how to snorkel in the pool and even called local restaurants to book us a table). The room was spacious and very clean. The pool is small yet perfectly adequate and clean; it was a lovely relaxing place to have a swim.

Location-wise it is a little way out of the centre of Port Douglas, but not a problem if you have a car or don't mind a 20-30 minute walk.

The only improvement areas we would suggest would be for hot plates/ a hob in the room and for the free wifi to be a little faster.

Overall we had a fantastic time in Port Douglas, loved staying in this hotel and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Port Douglas is a tourist trap with prices to match but this motel offers extremely good value.
We had the Queen studio room and were impressed with how big, clean and well furnished the place was.
He manager was very helpful and friendly.
This motel is not your usual basic offering, is exceptionally comfortable and well located

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range: $82 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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