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Portobello By The Sea
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I recommend room 8 if you have a toddler. Enclosed patio on ground floor. There are not many options for food nearby besides an overpriced IGA and fish n chips shops. Dickey beach is nice and quiet and the hotel is right across the street from it.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed here in September 2012. This is a very affordable, self catered apartment. It's clean, comfortable & a good size. It is centrally located in Dickie Beach, Queensland. The complex has a variety of shops on the ground floor including cafe's, convenience stores & a bottle shop. Our apartment had a view of the ocean but a lot of noise from the street below. It's close to the beach but those with young children need to be aware that there is a busy street to cross. The pool is small but set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The staff were friendly & helpful & very obliging considering ours was a last minute booking during school holiday time.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Erin C
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We found this to be the best self-contained place we have stayed at in a long time! It was clean, relaxing, conveniently located. Dicky Beach is located right across the road and the concrete walkway right round the coast made for beautiful photos, calming wanders and gentle morning bike rides. The pool area was our children's favourite place to be. We found the hotel to be extremely well cared for right down to the beautiful gardens, clean pool area, and very friendly staff from reception to maintenance. We stayed in the three bedroom/two bathroom apartment which was well appointed and extremely clean. We loved the way it was laid out and found that it was nice and spacious. These things made it a completely relaxing week away. We would definitely recommend this to anyone, and we will definitely be having another holiday here.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Right from my initial booking via the internet, it was a pleaseure to stay and deal with all at Portobello By The Sea at Dicky Beach Caloundra. Value for money I could not fault it. location location location. Clean, spacoius, ample parking , great pool and gardens, friendly staff, right near, supermarket, bakery, bottle shop, surf shop, eateries and a short stroll to Dicky Beach. wish we could have stayed longer, definately our first choice next time we visit Caloundra

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had a one bedroom apartment. It was very spacious, very clean, comfortable on the ground floor and surrounded by lovely tropical gardens and the pool nearby. We were late arrivals and the keys were there as we had been notified by email. The pool towels we hired for $2 each the following day. We kept these for our stay. The self catering option appealed to us. There was a microwave, an electric hotplate with 2 plates and a full size refrigerator and a full laundry (behind cupboards). There was plenty of implements in the kitchen and bathroom was enormous. The bedroom was very comfortable and for most of the time very peaceful apart from one night where there was a group of rowdy out of control guests who had returned from a wedding…..somewhat noisy. The outside balcony was quite private which was very welcome. The pool was really lovely and warm. The beach was just a walk across the road. A great walk to Moffat Beach. There is a great little group of shops just outside Portobello which offers a grocer, pharmacy, restaurants, fish and chips x 3, bakery and butcher. They are all great and very handy. Just be prepared when arriving late as there is no bathroom pack or tissues so BYO all. We were very grateful to have room in the middle of the complex and not on the roadway. Our experience may have been quite different had we been on the road side of the complex.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had a 2 bedroom apartment, good location right across the road from the beach. There was not much around, although a free bus to the Caloundra RSL in the evenings, and a short (but expensive $5.20) bus ride. The pool was also nice for a swim. The apartment was clean and spacious, just what we needed for a week away from Sydney.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a 1 bedroom spa suit. Very clean, roomy. Had nice modern furnishings. Across the road from the beach, although no view. The pool was really nice and it was heated. Beside the Portobello is an IGA, takeaway shop, bakery, coffee shop, chemist & surf shop.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Portobello By The Sea

Address: Portobello 6 Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra > Dicky Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Dicky Beach
Price Range: $99 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portobello By The Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable 4 star luxury Caloundra Holiday Accommodation, just an hour’s drive north from Brisbane. Portobello By The Sea is located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach, an unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland's magnificent Sunshine Coast. With a superb patrolled beach at the front door, excellent for both swimming and surfing, a holiday at Portobello will be both refreshing and memorable.The spacious one, two and three bedroom Caloundra resort apartments are set amidst landscaped tropical gardens and feature an open-plan design with large timber decks or private balconies to enjoy the sea breezes whilst enjoying your Caloundra holiday. Laze by the lagoon style heated pool with wading area perfect for the children, or enjoy a sizzling BBQ by the poolWith local shops, restaurants and cafes nearby, just park your car and relax whilst on vacation on the Sunshine Coast. And when it's time to take in the sights, Portobello is only minutes away from the heart of Caloundra and close to all the major tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast - Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Montville, Maleny, The Glass House Mountains, The Hinterlands and so much more... ... more   less 
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