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9 Davidson St Just 50 metres from Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#2 of 41 hotels in Port Douglas
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Port Douglas Motel is perfectly located. We are 2 minutes to Four Mile beach and only 150 metres to shops, restaurants and bars! Our retro and funky themed guestrooms have quality bedding and furnishings to a 4 star standard with ensuites, kitchenettes, tv's, dvd's, airconditioning and ceiling fans. Our extensive dvd library is for your use and enjoyment. A mid stay service is provided for stays of 7 days or more. Our facilities include not only a salt water swimming pool (free use of pool towels) but also a well appointed guests dining/kitchen with a barbeque and stove. The guests laundry has washing machine, clothes dryer and clothes line. We offer a great tour booking service and can arrange for your transfer to and from the Cairns Airport. Our facilities are excellent for long or short stays. Your stay is important to us. As owner operators we ask Try Us We Care!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Diving
Snorkelling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
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Flatscreen TV
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Mark C wrote a review 20 Sep
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The Port Douglas Motel is a really cool place to stay, just off the Main Street & close to 4 Mile Beach. Jenny & her team are really friendly & helpful - the rooms are super clean. I can highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in a room at the back
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Response from Bernie Nagan, General Manager at Port Douglas Motel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much Mark for your lovely 5 bubble review of the Motel - it is very much appreciated indeed!! Enjoyed our chats with you and Alison and hopefully you will be back again one day! Wishing you both all the very best - Jenny and the team
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BonzoD wrote a review Aug 2022
Newcastle, Australia187 contributions64 helpful votes
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We stayed here a year ago in the midst of the ravages of COVID and enjoyed the relative quiet of this superbly located and run motel. Second time around and, while Port Douglas itself was chockers with visitors from the south, the Port Douglas Motel was still effortlessly chic, unhurried and right-on-the-money when it comes to cleanliness, utility, comfort, value and service. It was a pleasure staying here again and if I’m ever in Port Douglas in future I wouldn’t stay anywhere else, period.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are probably better so you don’t have to worry about cars parked outside your door.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello BonzoD, thank you so much for your delightful 5 bubble review of our Motel. Very happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us as much as your first visit! You are so right about town being "chockers" - it has been such a very hard 2 years for everyone and to see so many smiling faces around Port Douglas is fantastic! Looking forward to your third visit! Take care - Jenny
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Anna wrote a review 13 Sep
Perth, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
Exceptional overnight Stay, fitted us in at the last minute. Decor so Bright, modern and clean. Good facilities in Barbacue area. Walking distance to Cafes, bars and beach. Would definitely stay again, there need to be more motels of this standard.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Hello AnnaC - glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Motel and we very much appreciate your lovely review! Maybe next time you can stay a little longer?! Kind regards, Jenny
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Joy V wrote a review 5 Sep
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Funky 60s decor - so refreshing and bright. Very comfortable. Spacious. Just around the corner - 1 min walk - to shops, coffee and pubs, headland walk, beach. Loved staying here. Will definitely come back whenever we return to Port Douglas.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you arrive early can park at motel and walk to coffee or beach
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Joy, thank you so much for your lovely 5 bubble review of our Motel! Glad you enjoyed the "funky 60s decor", it certainly does put a smile on your face! Hope to you see you again, take care and kind regards, Jenny
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Lynn S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Very comfortable motel. Welcoming reception, good kitchenette area within the room. Within walking distance of the harbour, four mile beach etc. Many of the restaurants locally were full. We didn't want toe eat in a pub so used the supermarket near by. Easy to use washing machine and line and tumble drier.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Bernie Nagan, General Manager at Port Douglas Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Love your review comeupwithsomething.....also love your tripadvisor name - very catchy! So glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us and hopefully we will get to see you again some time. Take care - Jenny
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Darren W wrote a review Aug 2022
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We have stayed here many times now as we are Cairns locals who often head up to Port for various reasons and need to stay the night. It is a beautifully renovated place in retro style, is older, but is just immaculate! The price is amazing for the location which is right next door to the Main Street, and easy walking distance to everywhere. We don’t like to let the secret out of the bag, but it’s too good to miss, and the owners are just lovely people.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are nice and quiet, particularly down the back of the car park.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi B7198HGdarrenw - you have well and truly let the secret out of the bag now and we appreciate that you have!! Very glad to read you enjoyed your stay here at the Motel with us and loved reading your review! Come back any time!!!! Kind regards, Jenny
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wayne wrote a review Aug 2022
Yungaburra, Australia1 contribution
Great motel and close to restaurants and cafes and the beach.. rooms are clean and larger than the normal motel room..friendly staff with that local flair.. internet wasn’t the best but that wasn’t a deal breaker.. pool area clean and functional with bbq and kitchen facilities..
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Explorer26793081565, thank you for taking the time to review our Motel - it is very much appreciated! We are in the process of upgrading our internet so for your next visit all should be perfect! Take care, Jenny
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5StarSeeker wrote a review Aug 2022
Cairns, Australia71 contributions58 helpful votes
Don’t hesitate to book this motel - really nice family owned accommodation in a super convenient location. Very easy walk into town or to Four Mile Beach. Clean comfortable rooms, great pool, funky tropical decor… a really good choice and would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Aug 2022
Hello 5StarSeeker, Thank you so much for staying with us and providing your wonderful review of our Motel. Thanks for the recommendation to other travellers. Our funky rooms make all the difference....happy and colourful. We do hope to see you again when you next visit Port Douglas. Kind Regards Lillian
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placidscout wrote a review Aug 2022
Bega, Australia106 contributions66 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay at the motel. We got a friendly reception, from Lillian and Jenny. We had a downstairs room which large and airy. It tends to be filtered light due to surrounding palms (good for sleeping!). The room had a full fridge, crockery & cutlery, a microwave, toaster, comfy chairs and eating table. There were also a table & chairs on the patio. The air con was great, though we didn’t use it much (lots of opening windows). There is a couch and a good sized TV. For luggage there’s racks as well as a wardrobe with shelves. If you need it there’s a Laundry ($6 wash/dry (each)). However, things dry pretty quickly on the washing line. Cute pool area and outdoor kitchen. The only detractors were minor things, such as weak shower strength. Reduced service (due to Covid); once in a week. Quiet but there’s some noise from neighbouring resorts both sides & indoors can be echoey due to wood floors. Wifi limited & patchy. Ok for email. Nonetheless this is a terrific motel, in a great location - central to town & close to beach. Thanks all at PDM.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Car parking is a squeeze (reverse in). Back gate can be tricky, but persist, it does work 🙂
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Responded 3 Aug 2022
Hello placidscout - thank you so much for taking the time to review our Motel - your feedback is very much appreciated! Take care until next time - Jenny
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Karen2315 wrote a review Aug 2022
Port Stephens, Australia7 contributions10 helpful votes
What a little Gem find this motel was. Beautiful renovated retro style furnished large rooms, with a super clean bathroom, well equipped kitchenette, comfy beds and pillows, 2 min walk to main street and beach. The pool was lovely with plenty of sunshine and pool day beds. The outdoor kitchen area was excellent too with everything you needed to have a meal by the pool - a great bonus for families. The staff were very helpful and friendly from time of booking, and during our stay with local info etc, and after our stay as we had left an item in the room. Should we have the opportunity to visit PD again would not hesitate to stay here again. Well done to all at PD Motel - A great find in Paradise.........
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Upstairs room is quiet and palm views.
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Responded 3 Aug 2022
Thank you so much Karen for your delightful 5 bubble review of our Motel! Very happy to read you had a good time with us and got to enjoy all that the Motel has to offer. We hope to see you again one day Karen - take care - Jenny
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US$88 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Douglas Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Port Douglas Motel?
Nearby attractions include Flagstaff Hill Lookout (0.4 km), Jimmy Rum's (0.1 km), and Trinity Bay Lookout (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Douglas Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Port Douglas Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Port Douglas Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Douglas Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Douglas Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Epicurean Port Douglas, Capannina, and Grant Street Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Port Douglas Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Port Douglas Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Port Douglas.
Are any cleaning services offered at Port Douglas Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Port Douglas Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (10.3 km).
Is Port Douglas Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.