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Portobello By The Sea
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All reviewssurf clubacross the roadone bedroom apartmentsunshine coastideal for young familiestop floora couple of minutes walkswimming poolwithin walking distancethe managersliquor storepatrolled beachbeach holidayfull kitchengreat spotwashing machinebbq area
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Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

This is our second time at Portobello and definitely won't be our last. Rosa and Pia (owners) are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble for them. They are friendly and welcoming and make you feel very much at home. The rooms are clean, comfortable and have everything you could possibly need. The grounds are immaculate and the pool is beautiful and warm. My daughter loved finding her teddies specially arranged on the bed after housekeeping had serviced the room. The location is fantastic with the beach across the road and Caloundra a couple of minutes away. We loved it so much here we extended our stay. It is the little things that make you want to come back and we definitely will. Thank you so much for helping to make our stay so enjoyable. G&R &kids.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Manager M, Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thanks Raemck for such a lovely review on your stay at Portobello By The Sea. We loved your comment regarding your daughters teddies being nicely placed on the bed by housekeeping. We are very lucky to be located in such a wonderful spot with everything so close at hand. We look forward to welcoming you all back again next year!!! Once again thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Although we only live nearby we have often hankered after trying this place out - we went there for an anniversary and weren't disappointed.

The management was very helpful and obliging to a special request I had and we had a very comfortable stay.

The resort is above a restaurant and shops and all you need is right on the one block. The famous Dicky Beach is right across the road.

Recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager M, Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. Nice to hear you had a lovely stay for your special Anniversary. See you same time next year!!!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed at Portobello By the Sea in a two bed apartment (No 20) and found it to be in excellent condition, very clean and well equipped. The relaxed and friendly nature of the Managers was wonderful and the pool area / BBQ was excellent. Parking was well catered for and lift access to the complex was very good. The location so close to the surf patrolled beach (Dicky's) was so convenient and the heated pool in the complex was well maintained.

There is an excellent restaurant 'Table Manners' in the complex as well as a chemist, surf shop & BWS. The local shops provide an excellent selection IGA, Bakery and takeaways (the Japanese around the corner is also very good).

I will certainly be returning and make the following notes to others:
- road noise can be experienced from the front facing two bedroom apartments
- take your own docking station should you require music in the apartment
- note the opening hours of the office - although a handy SMS was received prior to arrival to ensure no problems were experienced for check in and check out.

Overall a very good experience and we look forward to our next stay.

Room Tip: Apartments overlooking the lush tropical garden and pool area
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Manager M, Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review of Portobello By The Sea. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a chance to experience some of our local restaurants. Table Manners the new restaurant in our complex has had some fabulous feedback by the diners. Also the Japanase restaurant is fantastic and makes the best Sushi!!. We are very lucky to have such a variety of shops, cafes & restaurants at our door step. Certainly no need to cook whilst your on holidays!!!

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!!!

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

A truly great place to spend quality time enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast. Close to everything, the hinterland and other beaches but delightfully tucked away and very close to the SLSC Club and Dicky Beach Caloundra. We have stayed at Portabello a couple of times now and thoroughly enjoy just being there and intend to go back again whenever we can. Apartments are generous in size with great kitchen, lounge and balcony areas and most of all the people who manage the complex are friendly, welcoming and willing to assist. Thanks Rosa and Pia!! Denis & Elva

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Manager M, Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Thanks Denis & Elva for the wonderful review. We're very happy to hear that you always enjoy your stay with us at Portobello By The Sea. We are very lucky in that we have everything you need at our doorstep so you can enjoy a nice relaxing stay with us. "Just park the car and Relax" And as you mentioned our apartments are very spacious and have everything you need to make your holiday enjoyable. Look forward to seeing you and your family very soon!!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had a great time at Portobello. Lovely, clean and spacious apartments - great layouts with bedrooms situated at the back of the apartments so noise and morning sun was not an issue. The pool was a big winner - warm, and great for kids with lots of shallow areas for them to swim to. Loved the location across from the beach. Having shops around the corner was also very convenient. Very friendly service as well. We are already planning our next year's stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Manager M, Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thanks Danni for taking the time to review Portobello By The Sea. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a great pool and the convenience of having everything at your doorstep without having to get in the car is a huge bonus when you just want to relax. Look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay with us!!

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