We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
The largest motel rooms in Port at 46sq metres! FREE undercover parking and FREE WiFi. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with a HEATED freeform saltwater pool. Rest and Relax and enjoy the quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a beverage on your patio or a lunch or dinner on the barbeque beside the pool. Each room has an updated kitchenette. Aidan & Alex can offer advice on tours and book tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, whatever suits your needs. We are a 12-minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the main street. By car to Macrossan street is about 4 minutes and there is free parking in town. Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per Deluxe Queen Studio and King studio, 3 in a Queen studio and 5 in a family studio.
Read more
Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Show more
Room features
Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Quiet
HOTEL CLASS
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Reviews & more
853Reviews
310Photos
17Q+A
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 698
  • 143
  • 9
  • 1
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Show reviews that mention
Good value for money, rooms comfortable and clean, and a refreshing pool to cool off. Very friendly and helpful staff with comprehensive local knowledge. Nice location, outside the town but close to the beach.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Response from Milumanu, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you DayTrip63996919768 for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post your review on here. We really appreciate this. So good to read that you found us to be good value for money and that you availed of our local knowledge. Safe onward travels or welcome home! Thank you again for posting your review of your stay. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
Read more
My wife chose this great little hotel in Port Douglas during our travels along the wet tropics coast in November. Based mainly on its proximity to town and the appeal of its name and photo, we found even more to our liking on arrival. We were greeted by a most friendly man by the
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Response from Milumanu, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much RandJL for choosing to stay with us and we are absolutely thrilled to read that the Lazy Lizard was the best stay of your month in Aus! And so good to read that you enjoyed your GBR trip. We have so much wildlife here on the property and they all have their cheeky little spots to hang out! The resident frog mouths unfortunately, have gone on a little holiday, but they will return again. And the daily flight of the lorikeets continues! We are so lucky to live in paradise and are very happy to share our knowledge of the area with guests. Nothing better than getting the inside info from a local! Welcome home RandJL and maybe we will get to welcome you both back again one day? We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review here on TA. Thank you again. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
Read more
We was here for our honeymoon.
The hosts Alex, was brilliant and very helpful.

Its not that close to the town centre though, as its a good 20mins walk in the heat but they do provide some bikes.

The cleaniness of the room was okay, there was dusts in the draws and some of the c
Read more
Response from Milumanu, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you zincy83 for choosing to stay at the Lazy Lizard for your honeymoon trip. Yes, we are about a 20 minute walk from the main street or a 4 minute car drive. As you have said also, we do provide free bicycles and the terrain to town is really really flat. Apologies about the dust in the drawers etc and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Gopod to read that you loved the USB lamps! They are very handy. Safe onward travels and enjoy the rest of your time in Aus! Kind regards Aidan & Alex
Read more
My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Lazy Lizard Motor Inn in early December 2018. Everything about the stay was fantastic. As other have noted, Aiden provided us with an excellent itinerary for our 3 days in Port Douglas and he went out of his way to help with restaurant recommen
Read more
Response from Milumanu, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Alex H for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post your 5 bubble rated review here on TA. So happy to read that you had a great stay and that everything about your stay was fantastic! We do try to make this a home away from home so that you can rest and relax and get out there and experience the region. So so happy for you that you got to see that Cassowary! And thank you for sharing your pictures. It is a really special moment to see these creatures roaming around in the wild. Safe onward travels and we really appreciate you taking the time to post your fantastic review. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
Read more
Stayed for 5 nights and couldn't have been happier. Great front desk help with activities and perfect room service. Nice, clean and spacious room, well-equipped with everything you need. Great location.
Read more
Response from Milumanu, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much 2018helin for choosing to stay with us and so happy to read that you both couldn't have been happier! We try to create a stress free home away from home so that you can explore this beautiful region, hassle free! Safe onward travels or welcome home! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your amazing 5 bubble rated review on here. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuitePool & BeachDining
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorLazy Lizard Motor Inn
The Standard Room at the Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorLazy Lizard Motor Inn
The Queen and Twin Room at the Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
our room
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorLazy Lizard Motor Inn
The Standard Room at the Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Photo provided by managementLazy Lizard Motor Inn
Deluxe Studio
Previous
It says you have airport transportation. From Cairns? How does that work? Thanks.
Hi Falcons20, All that we need is a flight number and arrival time and we can arrange a seat in coach for you. It costs AU$41 per adult each way. Kind regards Aidan
0 votes
Show all answers
Hi Is the pool heated in winter? Thanks
Hi Jill1968, Sorry about the lateness of my response. The pool is not heated. But we are looking into some options. Aidan
0 votes
Show all answers
we are arriving in Cairns Nov 18 for 5 nights. We have a 12 year old son and are looking to snorkle the GBR, see the rainforest, and do a safari. Reccomendations? Do you also have a room suitable for 3?
Hi dodgehayden, All of our rooms have a queen bed and a single bed with ample room for 3 people. They are 46sq metres with a kitchenette and ensuite. We organise tours to the GBR and the Rainforest daily and they cam pick you up from here. We email options to guests once a booking is confirmed. Our email can be found on our website. Unable to post email addresses or websites on here. Kind regards Aidan
1 vote
Show all answers
I read your hotel is named Best Western Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, but I could not find your Inn on the Best Western website. Do you have your own website? . Can people reserve directly or it has to go through the third party travel site?
Hi beenthere, From the 1st of April, we are no longer a Best Western hotel. You can find our website if you look for Lazy Lizard Motor Inn or email us directly. Unable to post web pages or email addresses on here. Kind regards Aidan
0 votes
Are there any grocery stores close-by?
Hi airamelis, Coles is right in the centre of town, about a 4-minute drive from here and there is the IGA at just at the Highway when coming into town. Kind regards Aidan
1 vote
Show all answers
Previous
"All the rooms appear to have the same view, as they are strung together in a long line, making each with its own charming privacy."
"Watch the undercover pillars when parking (no I didn't hit one!)"
"All rooms are quiet and convenient for parking."
"Had a deluxe family room and it was amazing "
"All good clean rooms with large comfortable beds and excllent house keeping."
Previous
PRICE RANGE
US$70 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western port douglasport douglas best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Lazy Lizard Mtr Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandPort Douglas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing