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Portobello By The Sea

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good location at Dicky Beach. Found we spent most days swimming at currimundi, as the water was perfect and ideal for young families. The resort itself was clean basic accommodation, but don’t expect much in the way of facilities. The resort is in need of an upgrade as it does seem old and tired. Also, keep in mind - no air con in the bedrooms as well as an uncomfortable bed. We did however enjoy the Foxtel and the pool, if and when it wasn’t full of people (however it was a busy time of year). I feel the resort would have been so much better with friendlier management. They were not helpful from as soon as we arrived. They may have had other things on their mind, but no excuse when a customer is in front of you.

Stayed at the Portobello by the Sea for four nights recently in Appt 57.. WOW! Clean, tidy, spacious, great view, great position above the pool away from the road noise, in extremely comfortable big ed and our friends on the Double pull Out also slept comfortably. the four of us had a great time. I will come back here for sure!

We received a friendly welcome and was given all the information we required for our stay at Dicky Beach. Having no transport we used the buses which stopped outside and were very frequent. Also the walks along the beach were great. The apartment we had was one bedroom with views over the inner garden which was very peaceful. Lovely comfortable bed. Would definitely stay again.

Great location with clean but basic accomodation...if somewhat tired and in need of a little TLC. Inner gardens and pool are very good, but don't expect much in the way of facilities. The overall impression we were left with was lists of things we couldn't do and things we must do.. like empty bins, sweep floors and wash up be fore leaving. You will be told checkout is strictly 10.00am... extendable at management discretion at a cost of $20/hour. You will receive a note the day before reminding you of the checkout time...then in case you didn't get the message, you'll get a text reminder on the day. A little less attention to the 'do nots', and a bit more attention to inviting guests to enjoy the facilities would make a big difference.

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.

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 convenience store, 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

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 147 reviews