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“Fabulous Apartments”
Review of Mowbray By The Sea

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Mowbray By The Sea
Ranked #25 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
1 review
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“Fabulous Apartments”
Reviewed September 7, 2007

Have just returned from Port Douglas and Latitude 16 Mowbray by the Sea it was our 3rd visit and we have booked again for next year.
Daniel Liebowitz the Manager was fantastic offering to carry bags etc and nothing was too much trouble.

Since our last visit considerable money had been spent on the apartments completely painted inside and out swimming pool heating and furniture upgrade wifi very well equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery and cutlery. A great place to stay.

  • Liked — spacious well appointed units
  • Disliked — no lift/ elevator
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2007

Our family of 4 just spent 5 days at Mowbray by the Sea. Due to a cancelled flight, we arrived later in Cairns than we expected, so by the time we drove up to Port Douglas, it was after the hours of reception at the hotel, but they had placed an envelope with our name on the door with all we needed to get into our place. We were very pleasantly surprised by the size, comfort, and condition of the apartment. It was very spacious and really allowed us to spread out and relax; the kitchen was quite large and fully equipped, and the bedrooms were nice sized. The balcony was lovely, with a full size wooden table which was great for a take out dinner we had on our last night.

You are literally steps from the beach (though we were so busy doing other things we never swam at the beach), and about a two block walk from the beginning of the main road where shops and restaurants are. If you are making a major food shopping trip, I'd take a car since the grocery store is at the other end of the main strip, a longish walk if your carrying lots of stuff, but a walk you can easily do if you're just going to dinner at a restaurant around there. Port Douglas is a great location for trips to the reef, the Daintree, and generally seeing the sights in the area, and has a number of restaurants to choose from.

Stayed August 2007
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Sydney
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Reviewed August 26, 2007

I have just returned to Sydney after staying at Mowbray by the Sea for the most fantastic 2 weeks. From the moment we arrived Daniel Leibowitz (the Manager) and his staff could not have done more for us, from booking Restaurants to organising transport all was done with such ease and with a smile. The only thing we had to decide of a day was should we take the 2 minute walk to 4 Mile Beach and start our tan or lay by the heated Pool - decisions....decisions. Mowbray by the Sea is extremely well managed, the Units are clean and well appointed and the complex is close to the Main Street and Restaurants. You could not stay at a better place!!

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 16, 2007

This place was great, especially the Owner/Managers who were extremely helpful and went out of their way to reccommend restaurants and activities. Great appartments, with good air con, and all the electronic equipment needed (dvd, washing machine, tv, etc.). Perfect for families who want a comfortable accommodation in Port Douglas, well located (2mins on foot from the famous 4 miles beach).

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2006

Just got back from Port Douglas (March) and wanted to write about my stay at Mowbray By The Sea. We went in wet season and although this year was apparently really dry, rainy season did decide to descend on us in the week we arrived. Nontheless it was a great opportunity to see the Daintree in its super green splendour. It was fantastic. Mowbray by the Sea was great, especially the Owner/Managers who were extremely helpful and went out of their way to reccommend restaurants and lots of things to do and how best to do them (eg Daintree we hired a car instead of a tour and saved significantly and had a great time and worked to our own schedual).All of their suggestions were spot on. All of the apartments are 2 bedders so we had plenty of room and the furnishings were modern and comfortable without being in the luxury realm. Much like the pics on their website except our lounge room was a little smaller and had 1 balcony not 2. Corner apartments (prob saved for 4 people)are probably larger with the 2 balconies. Anyway the apartment had a nice size balcony, good air con, all the electronic equipment needed eg Hi Fi, DVD, Video to cover all possibilities. The pool was excellent,very relaxing and private facing the back of complex and is larger than we thought from pics. (although we had the place pretty much to ourselves through the week). The position is also very good adjacent to Beach and easy walk to town or bus if your feeling lazy. I would highly reccommend Mowbray Apartments if you want modern & comfortable well equipped self contained accommodation in Port.

PS The Beaches are not used very much in the stinger season by anybody even with the enclosure so pools are important, as is going out on the reef where there are little or no stingers

PPS Try the combined services club which is great for a cheap drink and meal and the best view of the sea in Port from its deck.

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Additional Information about Mowbray By The Sea

Property: Mowbray By The Sea
Address: 40 Mowbray St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Port Douglas
#9 Spa Hotel in Port Douglas
#16 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#20 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mowbray By The Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mowbray by the Sea offers sophisticated beachside accommodation only metres from Four Mile Beach and a short stroll from Macrossan Street's boutique shopping, cafes and award winning restaurants. The property offers modern and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartments. The apartments are fully equipped with kitchen and private laundry facilities. Mowbray by the Sea's quiet location makes it a pleasure to relax on the extra large balconies overlooking the parklands. The property also boasts a 25 metre heated pool, poolside BBQ and complimentary secure undercover carparking. ... more   less 
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