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Windsor, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took a side trip to Port Douglas Australia and stayed at By the Sea. The team was absolutely fabulous and it was perfect for our first trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Very quaint and easy walking distance from the shops and restaurants, plus just a short walk to the beach. We look forward to going...

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Israel
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

By the Sea hotel is really by the sea... A walk of a minute and a half will take you to the area of the beach where you can safely swim. The room is spacious and very well equipped with all the accessories you might need, like a fridge, microwave etc. You can get free of charge almost anything you...

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bts64, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear UAvron Thank you for staying and your very positive review. Thank you for also pointing out we do not have a lift. Hardly any resort has a lift in Port Douglas and one of the reasons for this is that our buildings are not allowed to be higher than a palm tree. Most resorts are usually no more than...

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We couldn't have picked a cleaner, friendlier, 'we think of everything' spot to stay in Port Douglas than this place. Our room was immaculate, the bathroom recently updated, the view gorgeous and private at the same time, the extras super great, thoughtful and free from books, dvd's, beach chairs, umbrella's and towels to goggles, bikes and more. The staff were...

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is the only place we have stayed where everything is included in the price, and when I say everything I mean everything has been thought of! All beach accessories from chilli bins & ice to deckchairs/loungers/sun umbrellas/towels, even a trolley to get your gear to the beach. Bikes are available to use, DVD'S & books to borrow. The lovely...

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1Thank Sue W
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We recently stayed here for 6 nights with our 2 year old toddler in Sadies Den. From the time of our booking a couple of months prior the girls kept in contact and were very helpful. They supplied a portacot, pram and arranged our transfer from the airport with a car seat so we didn't have to worry about bringing...

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1Thank Rebecca M
Sorrento, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Location is perfect, beds comfortable, rooms are clean and large and the staff are so nice and helpful! You will love your stay here. They have a great movie collection too! My partner and I had the best stay and will be back!

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1Thank hayleyroper
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Friendly and efficient staff checked us in, helped with luggage and showed us how everything worked. Four of us stayed in the Rainforest family canopy, everything we needed for our stay was available in the unit and only 50 metres from Four mile beach, or swim in the heated pool.Everthing else for the beach is available at reception for free,...

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3Thank Frannypanny2014
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're going to Port Douglas, I encourage you to stay here! The ladies at By The Sea are super friendly and thorough with communication in the lead up to your stay, they're also a wealth of knowledge on the local area. I had to check in very late one night and they had everything laid out ready to go...

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3Thank Jessica F
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The first thing we noticed upon arrival was the location, just steps to the sea and a quick walk to shops, restaurants, and the docks. The second thing we noticed was the attentive, kind, and professional staff. Seriously, they are THE BEST! By The Sea has a ton of extras, all for free. Beach chairs? Check. Pool floats? Check. Coolers?...

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2Thank rec_girl79
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great place to stay, we had self catering king room with balcony. So much stuff provided free, bbq on balcony, beach toys, laptops, books, dvd's, games, bikes etc etc staff so friendly and helpful. Bargain!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Have the best of both worlds by staying at By the Sea Port Douglas. The convenience of staying in the main town centre (Macrossan Street) but also the tranquility and beauty of staying right by the sea! ... more   less 

Additional Information about By The Sea Port Douglas

Address: 72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $125 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Shortage of on site parking. Top floor with sea view get view and more cool breeze. Pool deep at one end.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeGolfHack, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We all love to be spoilt”
 of 5 bubbles R0gerDJ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors probably quieter and be aware there is no lift if that's an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 399carolynh, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good rooms as far as I'm concerned.”
 of 5 bubbles bionicallah, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with view of the sea are great but located on the 3rd floor (no elevators).”
  • Not a bad view to wake up to in the morning....
 of 5 bubbles claudios897, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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