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Childers, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stumbled on this fantastic place by accident and will definitely return! The decor is eclectic chic and quirky. But the things that really stood out were the friendly and helpful staff and the 'extras' that were provided free for our comfort and enjoyment; bikes, IPads, wi-Fi, DVDs, eskies, shopping trollies, even the laundry powder! No wonder they're fully booked...

3Thank 5starlover_12
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed for three nights here in January. The room/apt was spacious, plenty of room for luggage, to move around and be comfortable. We chose to have a seaview, which while there a lot of Palm trees lining the ocean still made for a lovely view, especially in the morning. The room & bathroom were very clean. The kitchen was...

2Thank Lyndsey S
wickedwendy084, Owner at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Lindsey, Thank you so much for your kind words, we’re delighted you had a great stay here at By the Sea Port Douglas. We would just like to reassure everyone reading that we do not have an infestation of mosquitoes. Mozzies are (unfortunately) a normal and natural part of the tropical environment in which we are situated, especially in...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We recently had a week here and really enjoyed it. The hotel is quite small but that was the good part, lovely pool, rooms very clean and tidy. We had a studio room overlooking the pool and towards the beach, great to sit on the balcony and relax and also to bbq. So handy to the beach and great they...

3Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed at by the sea for 3 nights which was no where near enough. Fab hotel with very friendly staff who could not do enough for you. The binds was the bikes and hits of other stuff you could borrow which just made it an amazing experience. We loved the way the hotel was decorated and there is masses...

3Thank Alison B
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We arrived for our stay and greeted by the staff who took great pleasure in showing us our room, a new experience from other accommodation. Very enjoyable stay , rooms are excellent at a good price staff are friendly and the location is perfect if you want to park the car and walk as we did.

3Thank 426simon
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

As most other reviews says, great hosts make a real difference. One of them agreed to stay late for our bag that Qantas lost. The room was clean. Parking was easy and free. The beach and few restaurants are in a walking distance.

2Thank Peace A
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We arrived at Cairns Airport and were picked up by a private limo for our transfer to By The Sea Port Douglas! Good start! When we arrived at the reception we knew there would be no one there as we had received an email telling us that a letter for us would be on the notice board as reception wasn't...

3Thank LinnieBirmingham
Rowville, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

By the Sea is the perfect location to stay in Port Douglas being at the quiet end of the main street it is easy walking distance to restaurants, cafes and all the town's attractions. The rooms are bright and comfortable with the sea view rooms being an extra luxury. The staff are very helpful with information, recommending & booking tours...

5Thank Angela K
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Who knew one place could offer so much!! We stayed one night for a quick getaway from Cairns. The room was clean, fresh and felt like a home away from home. Wish we were staying longer as I would have loved to borrow one of the bikes on offer and ride around town. Everything you need for the beach can...

5Thank suttonstravel
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2015

My wife and I drove to Port Douglas to enjoy a day's shopping and stay on to see the Carnivale street parade in the evening. We then overnighted at By the Sea, rather than driving home at night. We were warmly greeted on arrival and shown to a lovely apartment with balcony. Everything so bright and airy, and couldn't believe...

4Thank Bob S
wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Bob and we are delighted to hear that you will be returning to By the Sea Port Douglas. We look forward to seeing you (and remember to book direct to get the cheapest price!). For those considering staying with us, we provide the following information which we hope is useful to you: (1)...

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $118 - $314 (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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