US$114 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 29 Mar 2015 Check-out 30 Mar 2015

By The Sea Port Douglas

4 stars
View map of 72 Macrossan Street, Beach Side Port Douglas, Port Douglas, QL 4877

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
24 reviews
Weekend getaway

Lovely staff. Hotel run by all women, felt very safe. Short stroll to beach and main street in Port... See full review

  • stan2911
  • 19 Dec 2014
Worth the stay

Took a punt as the last hotel I stayed at got delusions of grandeur and tripled their prices in 3... See full review

  • wagger
  • 9 Jun 2013
By The Sea Port Douglas is set in a lush tropical garden and boasts a beachfront location where guests can experience a wonderful vacation in the affordable and comfortable accommodation.
General

Be it snorkelling or diving at the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the rainforests of the Daintree and the Cape York wilderness, there are many extraordinary activities that guests can indulge in while staying at the By The Sea Port Douglas. They can also relax with a swim in the swimming pool after a busy day.



Location

By The Sea Port Douglas is located on the main street of Port Douglas, right by the sea. The property is only 50 metres from the palm-fringed Four Mile Beach and close to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests are only minutes away from cafes, restaurants and shops of the Marina Mirage.



  • 300 m to the City Centre
Dining

Guests can enjoy a coffee at Rehab or dine at the Belmont Restaurant. They can also have seafood at Finz Seafood Restaurant or relish Japanese cuisine at Go Sushi.
Rooms

By The Sea Port Douglas comprises of self-contained apartments, which have balconies with beach or sea or tropical rainforest views. The apartments features amenities such as internet, kitchenette, satellite television and air-conditioning.

By The Sea Port Douglas Rooms

Beachside Balcony
1 - 3 people King bed or Twin singles. Full Kitchen with Full Fridge. Fast in room internet & Satellite TV. Same modern interiors and facilities as the above and they also have a private and pleasant outdoor balcony setting (overlooking tropical palms and foliage) but you save money by not having a view of the sea. Additional inner spring king single sofa bed available if requested.
Beachside Cosy
1 - 2 people. Queen Bed. Small kitchen but with full facilities. Fast in room internet & Satellite TV. Cheapest Option. Only called Cosy because they are smaller than the rest but still have same facilities and modern interiors as the rest. Private outside patio setting with sun lounger that overlooks our tropical rainforest garden. Ground floor
Seaside Seclusion 2 Bedroom
2-4 people. King bed (or two singles) plus Queen bed. Full Kitchen. Two TVs. Washer/Drier. Private barbecue. Two outdoor balconies... Well appointed Long Studio Apartment with additional bed room. Free cots and high chairs available upon request
Rainforest Indulgence 2 Bedroom
2- 6 people. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom very large two level apartment, If your budget can stretch this far you will never regret it! Elegant, idyllic and very special . Huge outdoor balcony overlooking rainforest complete with large outdoor dining and lounge and partial views of the sea from the master bedroom. Includes full kitchen, washer drier, private barbecue. King bed plus two single beds. Sofa bed, free cots, and high chairs available upon request.
Rainforest Family Retreat 2 Bedroom
Sleeps up to seven! Very large 2 storey apartment in a tranquil environment surrounded by rainforest. First floor bedroom has Queen and single (plus another single bed if requested). Second floor bedroom has King bed (or two singles) plus a quality new sofa bed in the lounge. Full kitchen, lounge, dining, two TVs, washer drier, bathroom with bath. Free cots and high chairs available upon request.
Sea View Delight
1-3 people. King Bed. Full Kitchen with full fridge. Fast in room internet & Satellite TV. Treat yourself to a Sea View and go to sleep to the sound of the ocean. Superior well appointed superior studio apartments with rare and delightful views of the sea (which can be seen from most parts of the room, not just from the outside balcony). Outside balcony with five piece table setting. Additional sofa bed available.
Sea and Pool Views
1-3 people. King Bed. Full Kitchen with full fridge. Fast in room internet & Satellite TV. Still A good View. Superior well appointed studio apartment with lovely side views of the sea and overlooking the pool. Outside Balcony with five piece table setting. Additional sofa bed if requested.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

-16.4853 145.4678
Area served
Port Douglas.
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic/International Airport.
Area description

By The Sea Port Douglas is located on the main street of Port Douglas, right by the sea. The property is only 50 metres from the palm-fringed Four Mile Beach and close to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests are only minutes away from cafes, restaurants and shops of the Marina Mirage.



  • 300 m to the City Centre

Nearby points of interest

  • Four mile beach: 2 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for By The Sea Port Douglas

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stan2911
Business
Auckland
19 Dec 2014

Weekend getaway

Lovely staff. Hotel run by all women, felt very safe. Short stroll to beach and main street in Port Douglas. Lovely room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wagger
Business
melbourne
9 Jun 2013

Worth the stay

Took a punt as the last hotel I stayed at got delusions of grandeur and tripled their prices in 3 years. Located 50metres from the beach, with top floor rooms having partial views to the beach - albiet for a few trees along the beachline that can't be helped (and able to get in the cooling sea breeze). Didn't use the air con, with open balcony doors and ceiling fan sufficient to keep the room cool. Whilst not the top hotel in Port Douglas, it is still worthy of positive reviews. I've NEVER received such good service elsewhere equivalent to what we received from the ladies at this hotel. Not one staff member disappointed. The hotel offers everything you could want to use for free, from eskys, DVDs, books to bottled water (small charge to assist with staff xmas party), beach chairs, boogie boards, beach cricket sets, kids board games, beach towels to full tour desk. This hotel underwent a major renovation back in 2009 and it shows: new kitchens, bed covers, bathrooms, swimming pool, paintjob and office area. This complex offers undercover parking. Certainly didn't need a car with beach so close and shops only 2 mins walk away. Ideal centrally located. As a gay couple I always worry how the staff will take us, but they were quite open and friendly and it wasn't an issue. Definitely call this place "gay friendly". It's not every hotel that advises you they are closing one hour early because the staff member on duty is going home sick. Only down side was there was no washer or dryer in our room (no space basically) so had to use the hotel's washer and dryer @ $3 per time (need it to dry the towels due to the humidity). Rooms are not serviced daily, however stays over 7 nights do get a complimentary mid-stary room service. They also offer complimentary clean towels and bin emptying if you request. Daily room cleaning is charged @ $15 per time, however not required. And this is the only hotel I've stayed @ in Port douglas that has carpet in the rooms (5th hotel I've stayed at in town). Would definitely recommend this and happily stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Try to stay on a Sunday so you can visit the local market at the other end of Macrossen street (10minute easy walk along main street past all the shops).

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bobsa
Business
Sydney, Australia
18 Sep 2012

A Sea side gem

Highly desirable location, lovely staff, plenty of free added extras. Cosy room is small, so if you want to mooch around your room, better go one size up. Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Boys
Business
Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
23 Mar 2012

Great faciliries, location & staff.

We were surprised by all of the standard inclusions beyond pool, parking and wireless internet to include beach and rain umbrellas, bicycles, DVD's & books, games, beach toys and towels, and BBQ's on the balconies. The location is ideal being 30 seconds to Four Mile Beach and a leisurely stroll to the supermarket at the other end of the main street if you plan on self catering, which we did. The staff are local & knowledgeable with eatery recommendations, and we would happily stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mccannski
Business
Christchurch, New Zealand
18 Nov 2011

Small dark room but value for location

The staff made us feel very welcome and were most helpful. The cosie room was comfortable but the balcony looked out into rain forest up close so quite dark, cool on a hot day so if you are not booked in there to enjoy a view you should enjoy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

There are a couple of eateries on the inlet worth spending some time at, enjoy watching the boats returning before dusk.

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Liz
Business
Not Provided
24 Jul 2011

Definitely not a 5 Star hotel

Definitely not a 5 Star hotel but a perfect base from which to explore Port Douglas and surrounds. It has great facilities and Cathy is very helpful, friendly and efficient. By the Sea is clean, quiet and perfectly positioned for an easy walk to the beach or to the town CBD. Port Douglas is expensive so while the tariff may seem excessive, this is the norm for the area and you wont get better at a cheaper rate. We will definitely stay here again if we ever visit Port Douglas again and will unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone looking for this type of accommodation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Julia
Business
Not Provided
3 May 2011

Very nice, clean apartment overlooking

Very nice, clean apartment overlooking the pool. Excellent position close to the beach, a few minutes walk to bars, restaurants and shops. Katie was very helpful and informative with booking of trips and resort advice. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ellie
Business
Not Provided
15 Apr 2011

I really enjoyed my stay here

I really enjoyed my stay here . The location was perfect as it says right by the sea, and also just down the road from the shopes so it was near everthing. The staff were very friendly and were willing to help you in any way they could. I would definitely stay there again as I was travelling alone nI felt very safe there too and any trip you wanted to go on they would organise it for you so yes a good choice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
15 Dec 2010

very friendly helpful staff. view

very friendly helpful staff. view from pool and sea views was glimpse of ocean from balcony bit was sea views nice breeze great location easy access to beach and restaurants. bed was very comfortable and t.v great. will stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of By The Sea Port Douglas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
6 Dec 2010

excellent situation two minutes

excellent situation two minutes from the sea and close to the main street. Were upgraded to a very nice room. Thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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