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Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Lazy Lizard 121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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#2 of 37 hotels in Port Douglas
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We offer clean, quiet and comfortable motel style units, all on the ground floor, with parking in front of your door. Each unit has it's own kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster, electric frying pan and all crockery and cutlery. There is also an ensuite with a separate shower and bath. We willingly help our guests by offering unbiased facts, and book tours ensuring their personal needs are met.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Boating
Diving
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Water park
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Water park offsite
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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LisaAllen5144 wrote a review Dec 2023
Birmingham, Alabama1 contribution
We could not have had a better stay! The motel was perfect for us, it was extremely clean, easy to find, plenty of parking, convenient location for everything we wanted to do in Port Douglas, and had everything we needed for eating in. Plus the price just can't be beat. But the best part was the font of knowledge that is Aiden! He is so incredibly helpful in planning activities and giving directions and suggestions, just awesome! :-) Thanks so much, you were the icing on the cake that is Port Douglas!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Lisa, It was such a delight to meet the three of you and thank you fo all the chats and laughs!! It is our absolute pleasure to share our local knowledge so that you can make the most of your time in the area and so that you get to see and experience it all! So glad that we contributed to this. Hopefully, you can come back to us on a return visit to Oz?? We are so grateful to you for taking the time to post your fantastic 5 bubble rated review on here, thank you. Until next time.... Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Erika Symmons wrote a review Sept 2023
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This motel is a great place to stay and reasonably priced. The rooms are big, exceptionally clean and have a great little kitchen area. The staff are fantastic, helpful and are so knowledgeable about the area. Aiden was extremely helpful with planning our tours. He gave us an esky so that we could have a picnic on the beach at Cape Tribulation which was fantastic. They have a big ice machine for everyone to use which is brilliant for your evening drinks. The pool area was great. We would highly recommend the Lazy Lizard and would happily come back. I give Aiden and Alex 10 out of 10 for excellent customer service.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Sept 2023
Erika and Scott, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. So glad that we could assist with planning your tours and we really love to use our local knowledge to make the most of your time here. Update on the sunbirds – they have flown the nest! Stayed for about 10 days and then had their first flight. Mum and Dad come back daily to reception door and have a chat! Thank you for highly recommending us and for your rating of our customer service! Erika and Scott, we really appreciate you taking the time to post your fantastic 5 bubble rated review on here for future guests. Thank you. Maybe see you both again next year?? Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Maps02444706240 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We stayed 1 night to do a tour to the Agincourt Reef. Aiden was very helpful throughout. The room was well appointed, clean and comfortable. The location was very convinient for to the center and the wharf.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Dec 2023
Thank you for choosing the Lazy Lizard for your overnight stay in Port. We are so happy to read that you found us convenient, clean and comfortable. Hopefully we will get to welcome you back again for another adventure to the reef? We really appreciate you taking the time to post your wonderful 5 bubble rated review on here, thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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elicia l wrote a review Nov 2023
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I have stayed here more than once and love everything about it. It's clean, it's quiet. Good size room. Not too far away from shops and restaurants. Great service. Aiden makes you feel at home the minute you check in.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 22 Nov 2023
It was so nice to welcome you back again Elicia and we are so happy to read that you loved everything about the Lazy Lizard. And we are so glad that you feel at home here. Hopefully you have had time to rest now after your trip up north? Elicia, we really appreciuate you taking the time to post your fantastic review on here for future travellers. Thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you back again one day. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Fred V wrote a review Nov 2023
Heemskerk, The Netherlands59 contributions29 helpful votes
We were welcomed very friendly, a big room, the room was clean, nice warm swimming pool. We had a wonderful stay and should come back again. Also they had a good free parking next to the room. A pleasant stay
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 16 Nov 2023
Thank you so much Ferdinand for choosing the Lazy Lizard for your Port Douglas stay. We are so happy to read that you had a wonderful stay. Safe onward travels. And thank you for posting your 5 bubble rated review on here. We really appreciate it. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Rebecca B wrote a review Nov 2023
Didcot, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
The Lazy Lizard Motor Inn is a great choice for staying at Port Douglas. The rooms are spacious, comfortable with a really nice kitchen. The laundry facilities are also good. The best thing about the Lazy Lizard though is Aidan - really friendly and helpful. His advice was just great. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Nov 2023
Thank you so much Rebecca for highly recommending the Lazy Lizard after your stay with us. We agree, we are a great choice for staying in Port Douglas! Spacious rooms, quiet, and local advice to make the most of your time and the best experiences! Safe onward travels and maybe we will see you back here again one day? We really appreciate you taking the time to post your fantastic 5 bubble rated review on here Rebecca. Thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Paradise05209229394 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very pleasant to deal with, quiet, peaceful stay. Helpful in getting cheap local transport and assisting with local dining experiences. Clean, well appointed rooms suited for every type of traveler. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 6 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for posting your 5 bubble rated review on here and we are so happy to read that you had a quiet, peaceful stay. If you want to make the most of your short time in Port, ask us where to go, what to do, where to eat etc. Always ask a local. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Colin N wrote a review Oct 2023
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The Lazy Lizard is the bewst Motel we have ever stayed in. Excellent customer service, spotless room and grounds, quiet location and everything was meticulously presented. We highly recommend this accomodation.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 1 Nov 2023
Wow Colin! The best motel that you have ever stayed in! Thank you! It is our pleasure to offer you a spotless room that is meticulously presented. We do try to make this a home away from home so that you can relax and enjoy this beautiful part of the world. Maybe we will get to welcome you back again one day? And Colin, we really appreciate you taking the time to post your fabulous 5 bubble rated review on here. Thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Juli S wrote a review Oct 2023
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Excellent customer service and assistance during booking process and with late check in. Room clean and tidy to expected standard for this type of accommodation, reasonable walking distance to town (day time). Best suited if have own vehicle.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 Nov 2023
Hi Juli, Thank you so much for choosing the Lazy Lizard for your 1 night stay in Port. And we really appreciate that you booked direct with us. Hopefully we will get to welcome you back again one day, maybe for a bit longer next time? Thank you for taking the time to post your review on here Juli. Really appreciate it. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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Dale L wrote a review Oct 2023
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What a great place! It’s in a very good location, quiet but only 20 minutes walk in to central Port Douglas. Our room was large, spotlessly clean and with everything you need to hand and what a fantastic pool! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, thank you!
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Response from Lazy Lizard, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Responded 30 Oct 2023
Dale, thank you so much for choosing the Lazy Lizard for your night away with family. And we are thrilled to read that your stay was excellent, all round. Hopefully we will get to welcome you back again one day soon? We really appreciate you taking the time to post your fantastic 5 bubble rated review on here, thank you. Kind regards Aidan & Alex
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PRICE RANGE
AU$138 - AU$151 (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 St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (1.9 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 and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lazy Lizard Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Epicurean Port Douglas, Melaleuca, and Capannina.
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, self serve laundry and a washing machine 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.