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By The Sea Port Douglas

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location is decent but not in the action area. Close to the beach but not "the beach". A bit over priced for what it is but I guess that's everything in Australia. Overall good experience. Would recommend.

Had a wonderful stay at By the Sea Port Douglas.. we were upgraded to a suite that had everything we needed... kitchenette and laundry facilities in the room (although the washer/dryer was a challenge to operate).. great location 100 yards from the beach.. the hotel staff were delightful and very helpful.. They provided bicycles, beach towels, ice and excellent advice on dining and sightseeing. They have recently renovated the hotel so it had a new feel to it and was clean and pretty. Wifi in the room worked great. Loved it.

Everything you have read about this hotel is true - kudos to the staff. Without the girls, my stay in Port Douglas would not have been as memorable. Sure there are fancier places but you cannot beat the service, location or value! If returning to this area I would stay here without question!

The hotel was wonderful, the office staff was very helpful and the hotel was a great location

Hotel is located within 2 min. walk from the famous 4-mile beach (this is a long beach!). Try to get a room on the 2nd or 3rd Floor, however. Balcony was nice, but has only view of adjacent hotel. Very Friendly staff! Located on quite part of the main road within walking distance of small shops and places to eat. Has small kitchen, but dining table is on the bacony. No shampoos/soaps in bath (hmmm), but kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans as well as toaster and refrigerator (very nice!)

Everything was perfect. By the Sea is one minute from the 4 mile beach and at the top of the main street of Port Douglas yet quiet and away from the shops and restaurants. Everything we asked for was provided by the owners who were in the reception office. They provided a high chair, cot and even a baby bath. One could help oneself to beach chairs, cool boxes, children's toys, floats and they even provided us with a laptop and an internet card which we could use at any time during our stay for a minimum sum. We booked very good excursions to the Daintree National Park and the reef trip through them and they also arranged our pick up and return to Cairns Airport. The apartment was small but very well appointed with a full kitchen, fridge with freezer and balcony with table and chairs. Our towels were changed on demand and beach towels were always available. We stayed 5 days and were sad to leave! May 2010.

72 Macrossan Street Port Douglas QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free bike rentals

By The Sea Port Douglas is a short stroll from Court House Museum and Rex Smeal Park. This 26-room, 4-star apartment has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Port Douglas, the apartment is also a short walk from St Mary's by the Sea Chapel and Sugar Wharf.


The 26 recently renovated apartments feature kitchens with microwaves and stovetops. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Tempur-Pedic beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. IPod docks, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Guests of By The Sea Port Douglas enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free use of bicycles. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 38 per person one way. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach apartment include a computer station, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Superior Studio Apartment with Superior Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Studio Apartment with Partial Sea View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Studio with Balcony

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Rainforest Terrace- Superior 2 Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 5