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“Absolutely fabubulous place to stay in Port Douglas”

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By The Sea Port Douglas
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Tring, England, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely fabubulous place to stay in Port Douglas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

My Husband and I chose this fantastic apartment block because of all the essential extras on offer for free. The apartment was small but spotless and fully met our requirements. Fully equipped for making our own small meals but so many 'little extras' made the stay really special. these included free use of bicycles, belly boards, beach towels and chairs, cool boxes, shopping trolleys and free use of up to date videos. Too many things to try in our short stay. The staff were also very helpful and friendly offering good advice. The apartments are two minutes walk from the sea. We'd definitely go there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at By the Sea for four nights whilst in Port Douglas and the whole experience was fantastic. The room was clean, spacious and just what we were after. The beach is around the corner and we could see the ocean from our balcony. It is situated on the main street so there was endless choices of places to eat.

The girls at reception were incredibly helpful and booked all our tours and bus transfers without hassle. The facilities were impeccable and being able to hire bikes, beach umbrellas, esky's, DVDs was such a bonus.

I would highly reccomend By the Sea Port Douglas.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

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We were thrilled with our accommodation at this very trendy place. Decor was lovely, the staff was amazing. What they advertise is what you get! I would definitely return to this hotel and would highly recommend it. I hope they retain this family friendly atmosphere!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I recently enjoyed a wonderful three-day break in Port Douglas, staying at By the Sea. The entire experience was excellent - clean, well-appointed and spacious room; great location, close to both beach and town and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Would return in a heartbeat.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We found this place by chance, after 'needing' another night in port douglas before heading home. Staff were so friendly, room 14 has an amazing view, great sized and overall the hotel, facilities, quirky homey feel and freebies (dvds, umbrellas, eskies etc etc) made our last night fantastic. Highly recommend this place. If we're lucky enough to return this will be our first choice.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed at by the sea and as the name says only a minute from the beach! Also on the Main Street where all the shops and restaurants are so great location if you plan on eating out. The accomodation was clean and very well kept and our room was large and had a small kitchen and a good size balcony. The extras is what made this place such as a huge DVD collection and beach equipment and the girls were welcoming, friendly and helpful! All this at a decent price!

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Charlestown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

I stayed here last year for 10 days with a friend and we absolutely loved the place! Location!!!, the set up with all the free extras, friendly and obliging staff! I decided after that stay, to take my four children and their partners there for a family holiday. We arrived the day before Cyclone Ita and I have to admit I was very concerned! All the staff were very matter-of-fact but also extremely reassuring and I felt confident that we would be safe. On the morning of Ita's anticipated arrival there was a group meeting to clarify the situation and the expected effects. I felt very reassured and was able to enjoy the rest of the day. The staff showed great professionalism and I thank them for their efforts, realising they had their own homes to be concerned about. We all had a wonderful time! The apartments we had, enabled us to cook family meals and we had great family time together. I look forward to staying at By the Sea again, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Thanks, Girls!

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Property: By The Sea Port Douglas
Address: 72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Have the best of both worlds by staying at By the Sea Port Douglas. The convenience of staying in the main town centre (Macrossan Street) but also the tranquility and beauty of staying right by the sea! ... more   less 
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