Portobello By The Sea
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Portobello By The Sea

Portobello 6 Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551 Australia
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4.5
#1 of 1 apartment in Dicky Beach
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Beach
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming

Location

Portobello 6 Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Brisbane Intl Airport
68.5 km
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Sunshine Coast Airport
20.6 km
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1 Attraction
within 1 kilometer
180Reviews1Q+A52Room tips

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WallanWanderer wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia51 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Portobello has a great location literally just across the road from the patrolled Dicky Beach; there's also a restaurant downstairs and a few cafes / takeaways in the small strip of shops alongside it. The surf club is also just a couple of minutes walk away.
Our two bedroom apartment was clean and quite spacious, including a small veranda. Bed was comfy, shower was all good, the kitchen worked well.
We enjoyed our two night stay, definitely a good option if you are looking to stay in this part of Caloundra.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Karen M wrote a review Jan 2024
15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Unit 20 on the first floor which is a 2 bedroom unit with 2 bathrooms. There was a laundry with a washer and dryer, kitchenette with everything you'd need to prepare a meal, dining table with 6 chairs, a lounge area with adequate seating for us all. There was an array of tv channels to pick from our you could stream from your phone. The main bedroom had a smaller TV and a walk in wardrobe. There was an outdoor table with 3 chairs on the balcony but the weather was too humid to enjoy it. A bonus was a restaurant, chemist and bws downstairs. Just a short distance was a fish and chip shop, IGA, ice cream shop, Cafe etc. It was a 5 minute walk to the surf club where we enjoyed cocktails, pizza etc.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cruiser33376504606 wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After reading previous reviews I was feeling anxious about our stay. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in unit 58 which was clean and appeared to have been updated recently. The unit is position on the interior of complex with an outlook onto pool area from third floor. Very quiet and comfortable. The location of complex is fantastic too as the beach is just across the road and you can also walk easily to Moffatt Beach. Downstairs of street frontage is a delicious local Thai restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris J wrote a review Jan 2021
Jerusalem, Israel10 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice open room. Basic supplies and then they charge you $2 for toilet paper! You get one gig internet free per day, too bad you can’t get on. The air conditioner is woefully inadequate for the size of the room. And the stairs! There are no elevators so if you have bad knees like me stay elsewhere.
We paid 250 per night over the long weekend. It was the cheapest place we could find, but I would have spent more to get a/c, lift and toilet paper.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NZBunny wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland, New Zealand118 contributions38 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
after staying here three times in the past we were looking forward to our stay.
This visit was terrible, the place was having something done to the building and I wasn't told of this (we wouldn't have gone) so we couldn't use the grubby looking balcony on any day for breakfast as too noisy.
The apartment was overdue to be trashed and re fitted out.
Bedroom was ok and lounge furniture borderline (could do with a shampoo) but the kitchen cooktop was rusty, the dishwasher handle was almost broken off so difficult to open and close. The dryer would only go when door was jiggled and part open, the washing machine top couldn't be opened fully as the dryer had been hung too low. The sweeping brush must have been purchased when the place opened and the bathroom needed a proper thorough cleaning the grout was yucky half way up the wall, toilet was pretty yucky- this is basic hygiene.
Management discarded my concern about the building work not being advised and wasn't interested in our visit, they had my money up front and gave us what was obviously the worst apartment.
I agree with previous comments on here the place had gone to the dogs- management you need to up your game especially on the cleaning, this was not being done properly every time. I saw the cleaning trolley and it only had one spray for cleaning! We didn't enjoy our stay and won't be back which is a shame as there is a great pool (not sure if that was being monitored twice a day?) and handy to the beach and just a few minutes drive to Caloundra.
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Date of stay: February 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: find somewhere else, cleaning and upkeep have been let go.
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Dywill wrote a review Mar 2022
16 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They charged an extra $923 to my credit card (confirmed by my bank and booking.com) and are keep saying they didn’t do it and won’t return my money. Do not stay there unless you want to be ripped off. I have rung the manager and he is denying that he charged me even though it is on my bank statement and the bank has confirmed it is the same merchant.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sillypiggys wrote a review July 2022
Sydney, Australia1,747 contribution77 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
A spacious apartment which is great for families. It’s well situated with the beach across the road. There is a boardwalk under construction which will like all the nearby beaches. A great selection of good cafes, restaurants, liquor store and IGA downstairs. The only problem we’ve had was that the floor needed a mop, one of the showers looked dirty with soap scums on the shower screen and no spare toilet paper rolls (existing rolls were almost running out!!). We’ve only found 4 towels for a booking for 6 people. The parking was easy downstairs of the building and the luggage trolleys were handy. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stewart C wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here quite a number of times over the past six years and it was great. Last time in August 2022, new managers and it's a great pity the way it has deteriorated. The grounds and gardens are run down and not maintained, stairways and stairwells unkempt and dirty and our room (32) was very dirty. I had to sweep and mop the floors before we felt comfortable. Balcony can only be described as filthy and the bedding didn't fit the beds and had holes in the sheets. There were personal items left in the wardrobe and overall a very disappointing experience. Would not stay again and defiantelt not recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do Not Stay Here
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mfo1901 wrote a review Oct 2021
Mount Ommaney, Australia47 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a top floor front apartment with ocean views. Great location, unit very clean and well appointed. Plenty of parking underneath and a peaceful pool area. Only issue is that there’s only one lift so be prepared to climb about 50 stairs to get to the top units. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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koleos1 wrote a review Mar 2012
Gold Coast5 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
While our apartment was quite spacious and its furniture in good condition, the bathroom was dated and not that clean (spots, rust and even some mould). Management was really friendly but cleaning personnel woke us up twice just after 6 am!
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Date of stay: March 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NZBunny wrote a tip Apr 2023
Auckland, New Zealand118 contributions38 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"find somewhere else, cleaning and upkeep have been let go."
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Stewart C wrote a tip Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do Not Stay Here "
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Heather L wrote a tip Dec 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check accessibility - only some rooms have lift access. Great for family groups - couples not so much. We won’t stay again."
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santana23493 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia19 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we were on the 2nd floor and balcony had lovely ferns etc around.... very peaceful setting"
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Jenni H wrote a tip Dec 2018
Southern Queensland, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Views over the pool area and tropical gardens on second or third floor"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$178 - AU$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandSunshine CoastCaloundraDicky Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portobello By The Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Portobello By The Sea?
Nearby attractions include Seaview Art Gallery (0.7 km) and Sunstate Jewellers (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Portobello By The Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Portobello By The Sea?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Portobello By The Sea?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Portobello By The Sea?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portobello By The Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Giggling Goat Emporium, The Pocket Espresso Bar, and One Block Back.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Portobello By The Sea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Portobello By The Sea located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Dicky Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Portobello By The Sea?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buderim - Palmwoods Heritage Tramway (14.8 km).