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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 6 nights in Apt. 14, a third floor 3 bedroom/2 bath with a patio that had an ocean view. The apartment was perfect for parents and three adult children (kings in two bedrooms and twin beds in the other). The kitchen was well appointed and we loved having the laundry facilities. Everything you could want to do in...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Great having you stay with us at Balboa. If you are ever back in Port Douglas we would love to have you visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most perfectly located apartment resorts in Port Douglas and one that exudes quality. The property offers huge, well appointed two and three bedroom apartments with generous balconies, some of which have views of four mile beach and the sea. The resort has a decent sized pool which unlike many in Port does not descend into...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Balboa. We know we are in a wonderful position and love that our guests agree.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Situated a couple of minutes from the beach and just a short stroll to restaurants and bars located in the main drag of Macrossan Street this was the ideal place to chill out. The hosts Lynette and Andrew were extremely friendly and helpful and the apartment clean and spacious. The only downside was that the walls are fairly thin and...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We did find it strange that you commented on the thin walls as they are solid brick unlike a lot of the newer complexes. We are gradually putting backs on most louver doors to help with privacy and appreciate your comment.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We spend 3 nights in a ground floor apartment.The apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything you would need to make a stay lovely. The beds were comfortable and all appliances and air-con worked perfectly. Andy and Lynn, the management team, were friendly and efficient. They helpfully made suggestions on things to do and see, as well as organise reef...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Great to know you appreciated the spaciousness of our apartments. We love the position and so do our guests. Thank you for taking time to let us know your thoughts.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We've just spent a week at Balboa with family, including a 2 year old. Our apartment was on the top floor, three large bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite and one huge main with shower over bath) and a spacious living/kitchen area, and there was a laundry as well, which was very handy. Our kitchen had everything you could possibly need,...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Great to get your feed back. Noise from adjoining apartments can present a problem however, if, as managers we had been aware, we would have done our best to alleviate the problem. We were also interested to hear about the water pressure in the shower as no one has mentioned this before. It is always best to let the managers...

Reviewed 3 November 2016

2 couples we had a fabulous 10 day stay at Balboa ,the apartment is close to the beach and main shopping area. fabulous pool area, apartment was large and spotless close to eateries HI_Tide across the road , the Surf club down the road, both have good food Our hosts Lynette and Andrew were great and very helpful with everything...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

We are so glad you finally made it to Balboa. Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you up here in FNQ in the not too distant future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a fabulous holiday with our family...children and parents. Lovely spacious, well kept apartments in the best location in Port Douglas. View of the beach (rare in Port Douglas), beach across the road and quick walk to the shops. We loved our morning walks on the beach followed by a lingering coffee/juice break. The pool is warm; decks are...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Always good to hear from happy guests. Thank you for your comments and see you next year.

Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed here late September 2016. The service from the owners was absolutely exceptional. Always happy to stop for a chat and see to it that we were enjoying our stay. The rooms were neat and tidy and absolutely massive (we stayed in a 3BR apartment overlooking the ocean). Conveniently located just moments away from the shops and the beach....

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hope to see you again. Better luck with your baby next time. I am sure she will love the pool when a little older. Thank you for choosing Balboa.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stayed for 2 weeks with adult family members. Plenty of room for 6 people & we really enjoyed our stay. Last year stayed nearby but it's much better here for the same price. Like the way you only pay for the bedrooms used, as we don't always travel with the family. The managers are very helpful, thanks for the new...

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Even though you were here for 2 weeks I am sure it is just a distant memory now so you must return. Thank for staying with us at Balboa Apartments.

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We recently stayed a week at Balboa. We had six adults in a unit and needed some space as our daughters wedding preparations took place within - makeup hair etc. It was perfect. The hard working managers were very helpful and easy going. The complex is an easy walk to the beach and the other end of town. Easily recommended.

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andlyn49, Manager at Balboa Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

We were so pleased for you all that your daughters special day was just that. Special. Pools are noisy especially with young children although we encourage guests to keep noise to a minimum. Hope to see you again in perhaps one of our other apartments not so close to the pool!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Balboa Holiday Apartments

Address: 1 Garrick St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $204 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balboa Holiday Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms 10 and 11 face the sea on the second floor. Ground floor apartments beneath also have sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulR30, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our top floor had ocean views & the cool sea breezes made for very comfortable living!”
 of 5 bubbles hannah-dee, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room adjacent to the pool. Good for access and visitors. But noisy during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles 249vals, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs to top floor apartments”
 of 5 bubbles christopherjX1716JO, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had ground floor which was great but would have liked a BBQ. Most had one so maybe check this if you want to cook outside.”
 of 5 bubbles wisechoice2015, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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