We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great value”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We wanted to self cater in Port Douglas and this motel had all the facilities we needed. Penny and Jim were always friendly and helpful. The laundry facilities are a bit dodgy, but that is a minor thing. It is a little away from the centre of town, but the tariff is about half that of more central accommodation. It is a pleasant walk into town. We would stay again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank majonicho18
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Many thanks for deciding to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard. We appreciate you making the time to complete the review and for your comments, the laundry certainly gets lots of use and with the new washing machine it has made it a lot easier for guests. Thank you
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

522 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    411
    103
    7
    0
    1
See reviews for
139
269
28
8
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (72)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
295 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recently stayed in this establishment overnight, attending a meeting next day. Very helpful and friendly staff. Nice big room but a little dated and dark, great towels. Had the continental breakfast in room which was OK. Only downside is that all rooms face car park and you can hear people having conversations outside - a little distracting. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ronald353
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Lazy Lizard. We appreciate you completing the review. The lazy Lizard is a 3.5 star Motel which offers under cover parking very close to the rooms which guests really appreciate along with the covered terrace areas to relax. Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
126 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We selected this place as a reasonably priced option for a family stay (2 adults, 2 kids 9 & 11). We booked the family room which turned out to be two huge rooms, one with two beds, one with a big double bed, the kitchen and lounge. The rooms were spotless, the beds comfortable and the kitchen had enough gear (pots/pans/electric cooktop/microwave etc.) to make self-catering for the 4 of us very easy.
The place was an easy 15 minute walk into town,the kids did it easily. The included breakfast was simple (toast, cereal etc.) but made up of high quality products. The rooms were cleaned daily and kept spotless.
The pool was ideal for the kids and we used the free bikes a couple of times.
Where this place stands out from the crowd is the hosts, Jim and Penny. More lovely, friendly and helpful people you will not find anywhere. They know everything there is to know about any tourist activity in the region and can organise absolutely anything you want to do.
The pool ended up being out of action for 2.5 days due to leaks. Jim and Penny organised a complimentary family day pass for us to one of the flash resorts up the road, giving us use of their lagoon complex and lunch, to make up for the inconvenience. A very generous and much appreciated gesture.
This place cost us about half as much as a stay at one of the nearby big resorts would have. It was spotless and comfortable and Jim & Penny helped make our stay in Port Douglas a very relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Room Tip: The family room is a great budget family option
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank marty k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Many thanks for deciding to stay at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you making the time to complete the review and for your comments. Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived here after long drive from up half way up Cape York. We hadn't booked on advance, so it was sheer luck. The studio was extremely roomy and faultlessly clean and prepared. Plenty of parking for our big (2.3 more high) 4x4. Service very friendly, especially as we were pretty grubby and covered in red dust. Loved the bath! Very quiet. Good value for money and a most welcome stopover.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ann S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
We appreciate you staying with us at the Lazy Lizard and for making the time to complete the survey. Thank you also for your comments.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed here with my parents and it was truly remarkable! Jim and Penny (the owners) are very helpful and accommodating. They booked tours for us and recommended heaps of other stuff to us. And the facilities are great- We made great use of the BBQ! Pool area is beautiful! And our room came equipped with a Kitchenette which came in handy for breakfast and some dinners!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kelli W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for deciding to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you finding the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just stayed one night after a trip to Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas is close enough to Cairns airport to use as a base before flying. We were glad of the laundry facilities and put on a large wash as soon as we arrived. Owners were friendly and helpful. The kitchenette would have been an asset if we were staying more than one night. The walk along the beach into town is pleasant. It is about 15-20 minutes to walk into the main drag. A good clean reasonably priced place to stay in Port Douglas.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank moojea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for staying with us at the Lazy Lizard, we appreciate you making the time to complete the survey and for your comments. Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honolulu, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very clean, but don't come for the amenities. I chose this hotel because it was in the middle of a long family vacation and I was looking forward to having fun in Port Douglas as well as knocking out our laundry. The laundry closed at 8 pm (last load needed to be prior to 7 pm because the "dryer doesn't work very well") at I did not have enough time to do dive trips and get laundry done. The people were nice and the location was very clean.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Dawn A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DJE007, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard. We appreciate you making the time to complete the review. The laundry opens at 8am and is closed at 8pm in consideration of other guests. Thank you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Port Douglas hotels
0.6 mi away
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
#4 of 43 in Port Douglas
689 reviews
0.3 mi away
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
1.3 mi away
Oaks Lagoons
Oaks Lagoons
#16 of 43 in Port Douglas
736 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Garrick House
Garrick House
#3 of 43 in Port Douglas
190 reviews
2.1 mi away
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
0.9 mi away
Port Douglas Motel
Port Douglas Motel
#1 of 43 in Port Douglas
523 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lazy Lizard Motor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Property: Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Lazy Lizard Motor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing