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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2015

'By The Sea' is very good value for money. It's the first time we've booked self-catering in a long while, and I'm glad we did. The location is perfect, a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach, short stroll to all the restaurants and shops, and well set up for both couples and families. The apartment complex isn't...

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8Thank Lorraine S
Harrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This hotel is very similar to the remote control. I could leave it there but it wouldn't do this place any justice. Check-in was effortless, being greeted by very lovely staff followed by a introduction to my King Balcony room was had plenty of space for a lone traveller. Kitchen, Bathroom and sitting area, both inside and outside where great...

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5Thank 4mHere2There
Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

What a lovely place... whoever is responsible for hiring the girls on the front desk is a superstar, they are all fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and they genuinely want you to have a great time. Everything you might need, books , dvds , beach inflatables beach chairs of all kinds, bicycles and helmets, towels, games are all available...

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2Thank Carol H
Hengelo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 February 2015

In August 2014 we' ve stayed at By The Sea. Very friendly staff. Location naar to the beach, shops and restaurants. A lot beach articles, bikes, dvd movies, games and books free to use. From the moment of arriving it felt like home. Ladies thanks for THE very pleasant stay at By The Sea. Greatings from Christiane, Norberth and Bart,...

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5Thank Norberth M
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We had a wonderful stay at By the Sea- the staff was wonderful. "The girls" made us feel welcome long before we arrived. We exchanged a number of emails well in advance of our arrival and we felt like friends by th time we arrived. They took care of all of our tour bookings, worried about every detail and made...

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2Thank DSeftonC
Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

I stayed 5 nights here to round off my holiday. We booked a "superior sea view apartment" and I was expecting it to be more modern / luxurious but it was quite plain. Very small kitchen to cook in. Otherwise it was clean, well located away from main bar area. Car parking tight. Staff friendly and helpful. We did have...

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3Thank Joanne C
wickedwendy084, Owner at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Joanne Thank you for you review. We are also grateful to you for making the very important point that we are not luxurious. We are a quality four-star resort, which in Australia means that we offer quality and comfort. We think our rooms are lovely (well, we would of course) and we are proud of the quality, comfort and...

Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Perfect location only meters from the beach, shops, cafes, resturants, and bars. Fantastic facilities, free towel hire, beach gear, bikes, board games, eskies, ice, movies and more. Also a huge wall covered in panflets on where to go and what to do. Spacious and clean room with cook facilities and even a bbq. Friendly and accommodating staff. Great for couples...

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4Thank Ellen G
Liverpool
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights during our three week trip around Australia. The only negative thing that I can say is that we were devastated that we didn't book longer at By The Sea. The girls from the start to the end of our holiday were super friendly. We had a sea view room which was the best room...

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4Thank Liverpool1981
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Stayed at the Oaks Lagoon 12 months ago, and whilst it was very good, BTS has it covered for location, extras and the smiles. Parking a little tight, my only gripe. Very very minor. Will certainly be back

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3Thank CJHLPH
Sheffield
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We have just stated as part of tour of Oz. It really was the place to be in Port Douglas. Nothing was too much trouble for the girls at By The Sea. From help with trips to the Great Barrier Reef to the many extras provided for guests Beach gear, bikes, DVDs, games etc). Rooms are impeccable, in the quirky...

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Amenities

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $101 - $270 (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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