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Portobello By The Sea

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Signage is 'luxury', it's 3 star if that. On arrival to Unit 50 the smell of cigarette smoke hit us. Whole unit stunk and bedlinen stunk. We complained and management gave us glen 20 and airfreshner. Lounge was dirty and smelly old we wouldn't sit on it. All 4 chairs on balcony were broken, fridge and stove 20 years old....

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portobello by the Sea is in a great little spot. Everything is within walking distance. Dicky Beach is not high end but it has a few restaurants and takeaway shops, an IGA, newsagent, hairdresser and chemist. Perfect for families that dont want to swim in amongst thousands of people at Caloundra and other beaches. There is still a parolled beach...

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So one can only presume that if adults are drinking beer in the pool for hours on end that eventually they will need the toilet, however not a toilet in sight around the pool area, so guess what?? Pretty gross really and irresponsible of complex not to provide a toilet. Lots of stairs all the time with this complex, if...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for many years and we still love the place. The staff management go out of their way to help out to keep the place clean and the gardens lush. The vibe in the area is family friendly and it's so close to the shops and beach. Recommend this place to anyone!

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a really great family friendly resort. The staff and management go out their way to help out and we have returned for the second time to enjoy the resort. The rooms were clean and welcoming on arrival and we were so pleased that we were able to holiday back here with the family again. The pool was...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very handily situated near Dickey Beach (patrolled), with lots of amenities nearby (cafes, restaurants, liquor store, chemist, etc). Pleasant 1-bedroom unit designed for holiday makers overlooking the central pool and garden. Clean, functional, air-conditioned apartment in a well maintained and well managed complex.

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GuestServicesBDM1, Guest Relations Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this review

Dear Geoff G, Thank you for staying at Portobello by the Sea and taking the time to review your stay, we are so pleased that you enjoyed our location, and the apartment that you stayed in. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Portobello by the Sea.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here with my family now for 5yrs and have always thoroughly enjoyed every stay. This year however we have sadly been very disappointed with our stay. New managers have come in and the friendly family atmosphere that we have always enjoyed has been somewhat lost. Unit floors were dirty on arrival and grounds are far less well...

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GuestServicesBDM1, Guest Relations Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this review

Dear Shanecottle, Thank you for your review, we greatly value the feedback of all of our guests. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss rebooking for next year. Kind regards, Portobello by the Sea

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is apartment hotel that you need to clean the dishes take rubbish out etc. This is not a hotel changing towels or making beds. It is in a very good location a small shopping center nearby all walking distant. The rooms are quite large and plenty of space and all the amenities that you need for an apartment.

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GuestServicesBDM1, Guest Relations Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Thomas G, Thank you for choosing Portobello by the Sea and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're so glad that you enjoyed the location and found the apartment spacious and well equipped. Kind regards, Portobello by the Sea.

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location across the road from a great surf beach, surf club, skateboard park and playground. This spot really caters for everyone. Plenty of local shops within walking distance. I don't think you can do better, unless stair climbing is an issue. Be warned that some apartments don't have lift access.

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GuestServicesBDM1, Guest Relations Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this review

Dear pearler2015, Thank you for your great review of Portobello by the Sea. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our location across from the surf beach and local amenities. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Portobello by the Sea

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The best part about the apartments is their location to the beach, as well as an IGA, BWS bottlestore and a few restaurants - all within a few minutes walk. The room was spaceous, clean and had everything you need for a comfortable holiday. We had a room with a view over the swimming pool but I would recommend asking...

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GuestServicesBDM1, Guest Relations Manager at Portobello By The Sea, responded to this review

Dear SagMoonTravels, Thank you for your great review of Portobello by the Sea, we are so pleased you enjoyed our apartments, facilities and location. At Portobello by the Sea we do offer 1GB of free WiFi per day, anything beyond that will incur a fee. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Portobello by the Sea

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable 4 star luxury Caloundra Holiday Accommodation, just an hour’s drive north from Brisbane. Portobello By The Sea is located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach, an unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland's magnificent Sunshine Coast. With a superb patrolled beach at the front door, excellent for both swimming and surfing, a holiday at Portobello will be both refreshing and memorable.The spacious one, two and three bedroom Caloundra resort apartments are set amidst landscaped tropical gardens and feature an open-plan design with large timber decks or private balconies to enjoy the sea breezes whilst enjoying your Caloundra holiday. Laze by the lagoon style heated pool with wading area perfect for the children, or enjoy a sizzling BBQ by the poolWith local shops, restaurants and cafes nearby, just park your car and relax whilst on vacation on the Sunshine Coast. And when it's time to take in the sights, Portobello is only minutes away from the heart of Caloundra and close to all the major tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast - Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Montville, Maleny, The Glass House Mountains, The Hinterlands and so much more... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portobello By The Sea

Address: Portobello 6 Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Caloundra > Dicky Beach
Price Range: $123 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portobello By The Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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“ask for a room looking towards the road, otherwise the pool noise is all you'll hear”
 of 5 bubbles Sneeky76, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a nice view”
 of 5 bubbles SagMoonTravels, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles JerkyWez, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Unit 60 is the only 3 bedroom with water views.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenpI9039WR, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We chose a top floor apartment to avoid hearing people scraping their furniture on the tile floors above us.”
 of 5 bubbles williama331, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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