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Lazy Lizard 121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 28/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 28/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Diving
Snorkelling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Water park offsite
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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mattiasmagnusson89 wrote a review 22 Sep
Linköping, Sweden2 contributions
Stayed for 10 days with my wife and young kids. Room was clean and in good condition. Powerful aircon and fan in the ceiling. Fridge and kitchenette. Pool and communal barbeque on premises. Close to central but very quiet location. Walking distance to everything. What really made this trip was Aiden and Alex's friendly smiles, outstanding service and local knowledge which they were more than willing to share. Invaluable tips of which restaurants to go to and at what time to avoid other tourists, hidden gems to visit in the rainforest, which hikes one could do with a 2WD and young kids, what beaches to go to (and where/when not to go to avoid saltwatercrocodiles!) and what dive companies to go scuba diving with. Thanks to Aiden and Alex we had the perfect family holiday with both adventure and downtime. I feel like the star-rating system on TripAdvisor isn't enough to express how happy we are with our holiday. We will definitely be back! All the best and thank you for everything, Mattias, Louise, Elliot and James (Sweden)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brad290 wrote a review 16 Sep
Liverpool, Australia101 contributions59 helpful votes
Large Room with very firm Queen Bed. Parking at front of room that fits 2.7m high vehicle. Free WiFi which is handy for the non Telstra mobiles. You need to bring your food needs, or drive into town for a restaurant etc. Room has all the plates / cutlery etc. Pool was clean & well maintained. The price of $194 is probably cheap by Port Douglas standards! Reception staff are extremely helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much Brad for taking the time to post your review of your stay on here. So good to read that you found it quiet. Hopefully you are planning a return journey up north some day in the future? Looking forward to welcoming you back again! Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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kiakahacant wrote a review 13 Sep
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
A warm welcome, with lots of information, then a large clean unit with very comfortable bed. What a start to a great stay. A reasonable walk to town, but the electric scooter park just outside the entrance was useful and well used.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 3 days ago
What a beautiful review Pat, thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you both and it is so good to read that you had a great stay. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your 5 bubble rated review on here. Thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Linsim wrote a review 11 Sep
Port Kennedy, Australia263 contributions79 helpful votes
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Decided to stay a night in Port Douglas as we had a big day driving. I found this little place and called ahead. Arrived to find a lovely heated pool and spotless accomodation. When i say spotless i mean it. Lovely room with a sofa, one queen bed and a single. Kitchenette, seperate bath and shower. The hosts Aiden and Alex are lovely and welcoming. If you dont want to pay an arm and leg for accomodation head to the Lazy Lizard, its quiet and peaceful. There is a shuttle bus you can catch into town or the walk will only take 20 mins. Id stay here again for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Wow! Thank you so much Linsim for your glowing 5 bubble rated review! Aren't we glad that you chose to stay here. It is so nice to read that you found the Lazy Lizard quiet and peaceful and that you would stay here again. Here's looking forward to welcoming you back again one day! Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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RebeccaL123202 wrote a review 5 Sep
We had a great stay at the Lazy Lizard. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and provided with lots of information to help us make the most of our trip in North Queensland. The room was clean and tidy with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review on here and thank you for highly recommending us. Tell your friends!! We have lots of local information that hopefully helps you make the most of your time in the area. Nothing worse than trying to research the area independently and missing the good bits! Hopefully see you back up here again one day? Thank you again Rebecca. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Climber25130352315 wrote a review 4 Sep
We stayed at the lazy lizard for 2 nights and extended an extra night with no hassles, Adien the owner was very helpful with explaining where everything was located and time frames, will definitely be booking a stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Climber25130352315 for staying with us and for extending! We always try to accommodate where we can. We are so happy to read that you you will be staying again! Just give us a ring and we can do the best possible rate by booking direct. Safe onward travels and thank you again. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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bandaprigg wrote a review Aug 2022
Newcastle, Australia
Very clean & tidy. Lovely kitchenette with good facilities.Very friendly & helpful staff. The price was good in comparison to other places. I’d stay here again for 1-2 nights. Only 10 minutes walk to 4 mile beach. You could walk into town (maybe 40 mins) or use an e scooter (out front of motel) The pool area is very small so not always space to relax. The outside sitting area of unit is nice but not private & always in shade. It seems to be a motel that people use for 1or 2 nights - great for this. For longer stays I’d try & find a resort or a place with bigger outdoor areas.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Amanda for choosing the Lazy Lizard for your recent stay in Port. We have many guests staying here from 1 night to months! Because our price is good in comparison to other places. 20 minute walk to the main street or 4 minutes by car. 11 minute walk to the beach. Unfortunately, we do not have any flexibility in increasing our heated pool area. But we have one of the very few heated pools in Port! Maybe see you back here for 1-2 nights in the future? Safe onward travels and thank you for posting your review on here. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Camper53561639411 wrote a review Aug 2022
Much enjoyed stay. The room was large, bright, with a view on beautiful vegetation. The room was spotless. The little kitchen area a bonus so was the quietness of the place. The owners of the place were an absolute delight. Highly recommended and not far from town. We will be back for sure. Fanou and Fiona
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Fanou and Fiona, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. We are so happy to read that you would highly recommend and that you will be back! Looking forward to meeting you both again (unfortunately we cannot accommodate fur babies - sorry). We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review on here, thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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bluesbrother2022 wrote a review Aug 2022
Winterthur, Switzerland2 contributions
Loved the stay at the Lazy Lizard Inn. The apartments were comfortable, family friendly and we have found the host very helpful and friendly - we would certainly recommend the Lazy Lizard for a stay in Port Douglas.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Family Bruderer, welcome home!! Thank you so much for picking the Lazy Lizard for your holiday in far north Queensland and we are thrilled to read that you loved your stay. It was great to meet you all and we hope the memories of all your experiences and adventures here will live with you forever. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your fab 5 bubble rated review on here. Thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Robyn T wrote a review Aug 2022
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Good sized room, clean and tidy. Great setup for wheelchair user. Bed was a good height for wheelchair transfers and bathroom had everything you need. Kitchenette was nifty and host very friendly. Value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Thank you so much Robyn for choosing to stay with us and thank you for posting your review on here. We can only ofer what we do by using feedback from previous guests. So, we are very happy to read that the set up was great for a wheelchair user. Just give us a phone call again when you are next up this way for the best price! Thank you again for staying with us and for posting on here. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western port douglas, port douglas best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Lazy Lizard Mtr Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandPort Douglas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Agincourt Reef (2.6 km), Four Mile Beach (0.1 km), and Flames of the Forest (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Epicurean Port Douglas, Capannina, and Melaleuca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (10.5 km).
Is Lazy Lizard Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.