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Portobello By The Sea

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

12 of us used two 3 bedroom apartments that were good standard, clean and had adequate facilities. Complex is adjacent to a busy road. View to ocean mostly obscured. Dicky Beach opposite is generally suitable for children. Lift accesses floors of rear wing only.

Location was fantastic for a simplistic beachside getaway. The resort was completely booked out, but was super quiet and relaxing. It felt like another home away from home. The staff were also very friendly and welcoming. I was with my 15mth old son in the pool and a staff member walking by offered a ball for him to play with. It certainly made his day, which in turn made ours.

Stayed for four nights in a one bedroom apartment, beautiful room, great location and really helpful managers. Apartment was spotless and recently refurbished just like new. Great access to the surf club and cafes.

Stayed here for the weekend and it was perfectly relaxing. Great location with beach and surf club across the road and shops below, no need for car if staying locally. Easy check in, they even rang us to tell us room was ready and we could check in early. Very friendly staff and good service. Had a room at the front of building which can be noisy with road traffic but good to watch the world go by. If you want quite time get a room at back of site with pool views although block at front does not have lift access. Good amenities with BBQ area and nice child friendly pool. Will definitely go back.

I had a one bedroom apartment for a few days holiday. The property is spotlessly clean and the gardens are so well cared for. The managers are very helpful and I can't speak highly enough of this place to stay. It has everything - lovely beaches and walkways nearby and close to cafes and restaurants.

Group of us were doing charity fund raiser and stayed here. Complex is in a good location, close to shops, however our Unit was very average and very tired and needed upgrade. We misplaced a key and was charged $285 which I think is very excessive and very poor!! Dicky beach is great spot however Will not be staying at this resort again.

Lovely stay, has a great big apartment. Would recommend this place to others. Very comfortable like a home away from home! Was a tad cold on our visit so no swimming in the pool, but the courtyard looked lovely. Will stay here again.

We booked this hotel for my son's 6th birthday, to take him to the Australia Zoo. I was deciding between here and Oaks Oasis (they were about the same price over this weekend). I decided to choose this hotel, as I had read good reviews about it, and it has a kitchen so I thought we'd save some money cooking our own food rather eating out. This hotel is conveniently located right across the street from Dicky beach. Our boys, 3 & 6, had a great time on the beach playing in the rock pools, discovering little creatures and collecting shells. When we arrived, they had us in a unit on the top floor with a nice view to the beach. But the unit was absolutely filthy and there is no lift to get to the top so we had to drag all our luggage and 2 kids up 3 flights of stairs to get to the top. There was a film of dirt on the walls, floors, bathtub, and toilet. The kitchen was old and dirty, the coffee maker still had coffee bean residue left in it. The managers were great and promptly organised another room for us, which was on the ground floor, so easier to access with the children and the room was cleaner but still not great. The rooms were so old and dusty that I had allergies the entire weekend we were there, so didn't spend much time in the room and tried to stay outside most of the stay. Then only good thing about staying here was that we discovered the best Japanese restaurant just down the street, Yumi. We had dinner there 2 nights in a row, so didn't end up needing to use the kitchen much anyhow. Other than Yumi, there were not many other good eating options around there.

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment, it was definitely showing signs of its age. There was a small 2 burner hob to cook on, it was rusted all around the edges. I didn't even want to touch the exhaust fan above it. I couldn't open the dishwasher. I was very surprised that there was no exhaust fan in the bathroom, that probably explains the poor state of the bathroom fittings. The ceiling fan above the bed was all rusted out on the edges too. One positive was that there was a washing machine & clothes dryer inside a cupboard, however I couldn't open the lid of the washing machine properly due to the positioning of the clothes dryer above it. Made it very awkward to load and unload the washing machine. When we opened the doors onto the balcony we could overhear everyone around us and in the pool below. There were no fly-screens on the balcony doors. We also found it very odd that the reception opening hours on the weekend were 9am to 3pm - not very convenient at all. There is a lift to the apartments (when it works) however there is still a small staircase to negotiate either up or down depending on which room you had. Location was ok, with basic shops a short walk away. Overall we were not very happy with this accommodation and frankly couldn't wait to leave it. Would not rate it as 4-star accommodation!

I stayed here with friends for the weekend. The staff extremely polite and very helpful. I received a text message to notify me that our apartment was ready for check-in at 11:30am which was extremely convenient. There are a number of cafes/restaurants within 200 meters, along with a BWS, an IGA, and the beach is across the road. If ever I'm in Caloundra again, I will definitely stay here again.

6 Beerburrum Street Dicky Beach QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Portobello By The Sea places you next to Dickey Beach and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Moffat Beach. This 55-room, 4-star apartment welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Shelly Beach is also 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.


This apartment has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


The 55 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Electric kettles, ceiling fans, and phones are also standard. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Portobello By The Sea enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. There's free parking and an airport shuttle. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden and barbecue grills.

Room options

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Park View

Queen 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 7

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 143 reviews