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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Good location at Dicky Beach. Found we spent most days swimming at currimundi, as the water was perfect and ideal for young families.

The resort itself was clean basic accommodation, but don’t expect much in the way of facilities. The resort is in need of an upgrade as it does seem old and tired. Also, keep in mind - no air con in the bedrooms as well as an uncomfortable bed. We did however enjoy the Foxtel and the pool, if and when it wasn’t full of people (however it was a busy time of year).

I feel the resort would have been so much better with friendlier management. They were not helpful from as soon as we arrived. They may have had other things on their mind, but no excuse when a customer is in front of you.

Stayed: December 2017, traveled with family
1  Thank Vanessa_annw
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Stayed at the Portobello by the Sea for four nights recently in Appt 57.. WOW!
Clean, tidy, spacious, great view, great position above the pool away from the road
noise, in extremely comfortable big ed and our friends on the Double pull Out also slept comfortably. the four of us had a great time. I will come back here for sure!

Room Tip: This particular unit #57 is EXTREMELY quiet, night and day. Lots of extras, fully equipped, spa etc
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We received a friendly welcome and was given all the information we required for our stay at Dicky Beach. Having no transport we used the buses which stopped outside and were very frequent. Also the walks along the beach were great. The apartment we had was one bedroom with views over the inner garden which was very peaceful. Lovely comfortable bed. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Luffers10
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Great location with clean but basic accomodation...if somewhat tired and in need of a little TLC. Inner gardens and pool are very good, but don't expect much in the way of facilities.

The overall impression we were left with was lists of things we couldn't do and things we must do.. like empty bins, sweep floors and wash up be fore leaving. You will be told checkout is strictly 10.00am... extendable at management discretion at a cost of $20/hour. You will receive a note the day before reminding you of the checkout time...then in case you didn't get the message, you'll get a text reminder on the day.

A little less attention to the 'do nots', and a bit more attention to inviting guests to enjoy the facilities would make a big difference.

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
2  Thank John H
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

12 of us used two 3 bedroom apartments that were good standard, clean and had adequate facilities. Complex is adjacent to a busy road. View to ocean mostly obscured. Dicky Beach opposite is generally suitable for children. Lift accesses floors of rear wing only.

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Allan B
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GuestServicesBDM1, Guest Relations Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Dear Allan B,
We are glad that your group of 12 had a comfortable stay and found the apartment to a good standard. Thanks for your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon.
Kind regards,
Portobello by the Sea

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