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By The Sea Port Douglas

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I visited with my husband for a week, the ladies at By the Sea were very helpful and really lovely, always helping out with trips and places to eat. Port Douglas is lovely and very close to the reef so we did snorkeling and even a helicopter ride. Would recommend

Staff was lovely. Everything about our stay was amazing and comfortable. There was a dog named Ryan he was literally the smartest and the cutest dog ever. Staff went out of their way to help us feel comfortable. Pool was amazing.

We had a superior sea view room - it had a small kitchenette, a big bed, sofa, table and chairs. On the balcony there is another table and chairs in addition to a barbecue which we didn't use. The bathroom was great - excellent shower. All spotlessly clean. Very quiet and lovely views. Loads of 'stuff' to borrow in reception- bikes, dvds and beach trolleys, chairs etc. Great wifi and close to shops and restaurants as well as the beach. To top it all the girls on reception are so friendly. I hope we get back there one day.

We only stayed here two (rainy) nights but thoroughly enjoyed our time here and the extremely helpful staff. They made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived, asked us what we were interested in, and immediately helped us book an awesome zipline adventure in the Daintree Forest. Location was great (right near the beach and close to all the restaurants in town), room was spacious & comfy, and the laundry facilities were a godsend. My parents recommended this place to me & my wife, and I would recommend it to anyone else.

We stayed here on a whim- the rain was so bad we decided to park up our Campervan and check into a hotel where we’d be more comfortable. From the moment we checked in we felt at home! The staff are absolutely amazing, couldn’t do enough for you. The room was absolutely spotless and had everything you could possibly need. There was no shortage of entertainment either which is exactly what you need when you’re holed up on a rainy day. Loads of DVD’s, board games, books, gym equipment...the list goes on. Not to mention, there’s a VERY CUTE dog who’s an excellent soccer player. Thank you so much to the staff for making our stay so comfortable, we can’t recommend it enough!

You won’t be disappointed, rooms are fabulous, staff fantastic, best value for money accommodation in Port Douglas, nothing is too difficult and a stones throw to the beach. Our visit was way too short and I would come back and stay here again

Perfect location (1 min walk from the beach; a few min walk from many restaurants; 5 min walk from the marina). Most helpful staff. Fast WIFI. Lots of free items to use (towels, beach chairs, bicycles, etc. Highly recommend it this place.

The hotel is a gem, specially because of the wonderfull staff and the "all what's here is for you to use(for FREE)" atmosphere.The whole place oozing with a private touch, as small figures and ornaments everywhere It's situated just by the beach,which is so clean...nearly no plastic found on our 2 hour strol. The room very clean and as subscribed in the text. The kitchen equiped with all you need. We cannot but thank you wonderful, smiling "girls" and the one "male" Ryan with his ball, for such a pleasent stay. Love from Norway

We have greatly enjoyed our recent stay at this small resort. It is steps from the beach and an easy walk to restaurants, grocery, shops, marina. The staff is always friendly and were very helpful. This place supplies all the equipment you could think of for a beach day or enjoying the surrounding sites. Highly recommend

Wow the staff were amazing so helpful with everything...the place is spotless fantastic amenities lots of free things to borrow books dvds boardgames pool things ....would highly recommend this place and affordable we stayed 3 nights everthing was great

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 St Mary's by the Sea Chapel. This 24-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 Sugar Wharf and Marina Mirage.


The 24 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1418 reviews