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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

All the comforts of a hotel/resort in a motel. The facilities are well above what I expected, pool, spa, high speed wifi that was actually high speed, and above all a USB charging port next to the beds. Rooms are clean and modern, and the staff couldn't be more friendly.

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Milborne Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

.......Of this great little motel. We booked it based on the excellent reviews and within five minutes talking with Aiden, we knew we had chosen the right place. I can only repeat what the reviewers have said before especially Genevieve E. Clean, tidy, spacious, air conditioning, undercover car park, sweet little swimming pool, washing machines, ice making machine, just everything...

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Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this hotel based on the reviews and price. And the reviews were right! What a great little hotel! The room was spacious and very clean and tidy. The beds were comfortable and, when we needed it, the air conditioning worked well. The wi-fi was a little weak, but we weren't there to spend our time on the Internet....

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Steve3591, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass on your compliments to our valued housekeeping staff. And so happy that you enjoyed the tours. Hopefully, we will see you return one day? Thank you again for taking the time to write your review. Kind regards...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aidan was a fabulous host during our stay at Lazy Lizard. He helped us plan our daily itineraries with unbiased suggestions and had the best recommendations for what to see / how to do it / where to eat (fabulous suggestions!) / how to make the most of our trip. He made sure we had everything we needed (towels, bug...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Genevieve E, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure to assist you in planning your days out and your gastronomic events!! You chose well! Hopefully, you got to eat at Palm Cove on your day of departure? It is your holiday after all and we try to share our experiences and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Service,great location and extremely clean ,the hosts are very helpful and always available to help you,really enjoyed the location and how peaceful it is to stay here,our rooms were immaculate and the hosts will go out of their way to assist with any of our needs, will definitely stay here again,loved it ...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much fro taking the time to write your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lazy Lizard. Just give us a ring when you next decide to pop up north again and we can book you in! Thank you once again. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aiden and Alex were great host. Amenities are good. Location is near to all attractions If you ask them they will arrange you the tours also. we had great time in Port Douglas, we stayed there for 2 nights and everything was good.

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Aneesadi, Thank you so much for your 5 bubble review! And we are so glad that you had a great time here in beautiful Port. Hopefully we get to welcome you back again sometime soon? Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not want know what to expect as all i had previously experienced in Port Douglas were luxury hotels, causing P.D to be an extremely expensive holiday. Last holidays we found this gem. It cannot be faltered. clean and spacious rooms, extremely comfortable beds, parking, good wifi, informative staff , quiet and close to everything. When i return to...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dionysia K, Thank you for your amazing review and thank you for choosing to return to us again. We will pass on your compliments to our awesome housekeeping staff. We so look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Wellington, NZ
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There are some large and expensive resorts in Port Douglas. This isn't one of them. It is a typical motor inn tucked away on a side street about 1 km from Port Douglas (5 mins in car to the wharf). The rooms are quite large with kitchenette, and at first I thought it was going to be too hot inside...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Duncan W, Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to write your review. And thank you for choosing to stay with us. As you have said, we are not a large and expensive resort, hence conserving power usage is a must for us, a small independent hotel. We service the rooms daily and turn...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Lazy Lizard for 10 days over the Christmas break & could not fault the hospitality & service provided. From recommendations for tours and sightseeing to the best places to eat & easy ways to get around Port Douglas, Aidan & Alex have everything covered. We were so grateful to have the use of the pool & a...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi there 307D! Thank you both for your wonderful review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We trust that you left refreshed and relaxed? It was great to see you making such good use of the local shuttle buses. We used to have only 1 in town, but now there are 5 or 6 companies running buses...

Silicon Valley, CA
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A clean basic comfortable and quiet hotel. The room is fairly large and well equipped with plates and kitchen utensils, microwave oven and mini refrigerator. The air conditioner is quiet and there is a ceiling fan in the room. The only drawback for us was that without a car, the hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk to the marina...

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AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Alexx_10 for taking the time to write your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Unfortunately, we cannot change our location, but there are local shuttle buses that run every 15-20 minutes all day long and will take you around for $3-$4. Alternatively, our free bicycles are in great demand and make it an easy,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The largest motel rooms in Port at 46sq metres! FREE undercover parking and FREE WiFi. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool. Rest and Relax and enjoy the quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a beverage on your patio or a lunch or dinner on the barbeque beside the pool. Aidan & Alex can offer advice on tours and book tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, whatever suits your needs. We are a 12-minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the main street. By car to Macrossan street is about 4 minutes and there is free parking in town. Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per Deluxe Queen Studio and King studio, 3 in a Queen studio and 5 in a family studio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $111 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western
Lazy Lizard Motor Inn Port Douglas
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#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
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3 months ago
park city
3 months ago
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Hello,

      we have questions! First time trip, from Indiana. We have 10 days total, which boils down to 8 nights on the Continent of Australia when factoring in air travel from the U.S.

Q1: I hear about Stingers, but I don't know what they are?

Q2: what is the season for Stingers? We could come in late July or lat November. I am leaning toward late November for reasons that you'll see in later questions.

Q3: My initial plan was: 4 nights in Port Douglas, which would involve two days snorkeling the GBR, and one day to explore the Daintree rain forest. We would spend our 4th night in Port Douglas after a day in Daintree, next morning we would fly to Lady Elliot island and spend 3 nights there. Snorkel two days there. Fly to Sydney, take a train to Katoomba. Spend one night there, explore the entire next day and near dinnertime, take the train back to Sydney. Spend the night in Sydney and fly back to Indiana next day. Finally the question: this trip could happen late July or late November. I think November is better because Lady Elliot is colder waters than the Cairns area. Is it true that we could be on the GBR just walking off the beach at Lady Elliot? Am I over-rating that experience? Would we bet better off staying in Port Douglas for all of our four days of snorkeling?

Q4: Being a naive first-timer, what important logistics am I not aware of? Is my plan overall too aggressive? P.S. I have no interest in cities. Only nature. I'm not made of money and I realize Lady Elliot will not be cheap, but I also don't know how expensive airfare will be just to get on the island.

Q5: There will be three of us: me (age 56), my 16-year old, and my 20-year old. The 20-year old can sleep on a bed of nails, haha, he wouldn't care if he had a roll-away cot. What kind of room would you suggest for us at your place?

Thanks!

8 months ago

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“They are all the same”
 of 5 bubbles dionysiak699, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I presume rooms in the rear would be quieter, but they all should be pretty quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexx_10, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stayed in the same room, every week , but all areas are quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles markluciah, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good. We were happy being a few rooms back as nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles georgieandmick, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a double twin room at the back. It was quiet and the kitchen window opened onto the tropical forest.”
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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