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What Our Guests Are Saying:-


HELEN WATSON & FAMILY, RENFREW, SCOTLAND: Absolutely 1st class. The attention to detail and the thought behind everything was evident throughout. All compliments & praise are fully deserved. Great job guys!!

SHEILA & RICHARD, LIVERPOOL, UK: Had a great stay in your resort. The service  was wonderful & everyone very friendly. You will come highly recommended. Also enjoyed the tropical storm at the end of our stay. Many Thanks. 12/03/2015

GRAHAM & ANNA SAGE CO KILDARE, IRELAND: Great stay – Such a wonderful quirky place with so many facilities.  Very helpful staff. Would love to come back again! 19/03/2015

MAL & CYNTHIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Had a wonderful stay. Weather was perfect, the staff were great, friendly & helpful. Love to come back sometime. Thanks. 03/03/2015

NIGEL & AMANDA, UNITED KINGDOM: Utterly outstanding!! Thank you very much. 27/02/2015

SANDRA & ALAN LAKE DISTRICT, UK: Had a great stay. The girls at By The Sea were brilliant. A bottle of bubbly & balloons for Big Al’s 60th Woo Hoo & a free upgrade to sea view superior (super).

DIANA & MATT, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  Wonderful stay and so much more than what we expected. Lovely people, and so grateful for all the extra beach towels. Will definitely recommend to any & everyone to stay here. 24/02/2015

CAROL & ALAN:  thank you to ALL the girls – what lovely people you are , fantastic stay here thoroughly recommend to everyone we know 01/02/15

DENISE & JOEL: dear, dear girls, thank you so much for your wonderful by the sea ! it was fabulous and so helpful. We shall recommend you to all our friends and look forward to coming back 27/01/15

LORYN, STEPH & LESIA: thank you for a wonderful stay. They were so polite and friendly. The room was amazing, very comfortable and welcoming. The amount this hotel provided for us was incredible. We defiantly recommend it to anyone if we get the chance to come back we would choose this place J 03/01/15

ANNE:  we stayed here at by the sea 5 nights and loved everything about it, hotel, staff and port Douglas itself. Would definitely love to stay here again cheers and big thanks 03/01/15

GRAHAM & KAREN : beautiful place with beautiful staff , have had a great holiday we will be back, thank you P.S will bring a bone for scruffy next time cheers J 27/12/14

ANDREW, LORAINE, CATHERINE UPTON:  what a wonderful place, we have been traveling the east coast of Australia and this is the most welcoming place we have come across. We liked it so much we decided to stay an extra night. Thank you for making the last few nights in Australia so happy. We are sorry to be leaving here and Australia as we are going back to the cold tomorrow, thank you again and well done J 19/12/14

NICK & MIA thank you for the fantastic stay. The room was perfect and we will recommend it to everyone. It helps that the staff are all so lovely and nice J 18/12/14

KAREN & JESS: thanks so much for the warm welcome that carried on throughout our stay! Very happy at “by the sea “would have no hesitation in highly recommending a stay here to anyone I know, just great. 13/12/14

THE JONES FAMILY: thank you so much for a perfect stay. The staff are helpful, friendly and great at their jobs. Location and facilities awesome. Defiantly coming back fantastic stay, thank you 10/12/14

TARA HEATON: fantastic place, facilities way more than you could ever expect! The girls are fab and really make you feel welcome – more like friends! Highly recommended, loved it! 6/12/14

LOUREL & SAM: love this hotel!!! Thanks for everything. We will be recommending this hotel to everyone 4/12/14

SUE & DEB: thanks girls, you’ve made our stay a blast! Will miss your smiley faces, highly recommend “by the sea “2/12/14

SMITH & DOVES:  only stayed for a few days but have loved every minute of it. Exceeded expectations. Staff here are brilliant 30/11/14

DAVE & MARY LYNNE REYNOLDS:  A little piece of paradise! we enjoyed a magical 3 days of beach, great barrier reef and relaxation. Everything one could need for a beach holiday is right here for you 30/11/14

JOY & PETER BURGESS Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Having last been here in 2008, it was a surprise to see all Wendy’s changes. Nothing is forgotten in comfort. A wonderful holiday thank you ladies 28/11/14

TREVOR & CHRISTINE: Great location, great staff, very friendly. Really clean rooms. Thanks ladies for looking after us definitely recommend staying here 28/11/14.

PAT & STUART, NORTHAMPTON ENGLAND, Everything we expected and more. Thank you ladies for making us feel so welcome. We will miss you in cold and rainy UK x 16/11/14

IRENE & PETER CHALLINOR, ENGLAND, Our 3rd stay here – love it!!! Accommodation very comfortable. Lovely, friendly staff as always. 13/11/14

PETER & LYNN HOUSE, Great place – love PD. Will be back! Thanks J 10/10/14 – 15/10/14

GEORGIA, AENGUS, CHERYL, SHAEN, Loved all the free stuff and the nice staff. We want to come back next year. Thanks for the lovely, enjoyable stay and thanks for making it feel like home.

STEPHANIE, Perfect is the only word to describe this resort…

THE BANHAM FAMILY, LANCHESTER, ENGLAND, Amazing place, great friendly staff. Wish we could stay longer! 14/9/14

Great location, staff, & all inclusions. Fantastic Amenities. Will be back definitely. 13/9/14

MEARNS FAMILY, Just Married! Thank you for a truly wonderful stay!! Loved how child friendly and relaxed this place is. Staff are all helpful, friendly and welcoming. Would love to come again! Cheers!! 13/9/14

GAIL & DESIREE (TIA) DAWSON, Thank you to “All Our Girls’ for the relaxing and pleasant stay for the past five days. The service, help and friendliness was much appreciated, “we’ll see you again”!! – I hope. God bless! 13/9/2014

ROWENA & DAN DUNSTAN, By the Sea Port Douglas offered us exactly what we were after for our honeymoon. Just two doors from 4 mile beach and offering everything you could possibly need to enjoy the day on the beach. Macrossan Street offers endless shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. At the other end is Anzac Park which is the best place to watch the sun set with a view of the Low Isles and watch the boats return from the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly and incredibly helpful staff can answer all questions and make any bookings you require. 9/9/14

ANDREW & ALESI, SYDNEY, Amazing place! Love how everything is available for use at no extra charge, the staff are absolutely fantastic and so helpful. Keep doing what you do – we’ll be back! 6/9/14

SURENDER & SOUMYA NERAVETTA, USA, Great place, thoroughly enjoyed it. 5/9/14

FRAISER FAMILY, LONDON, What a lovey, friendly place, in a brilliant location. We’ve had a ball! Thank you! August 2014

LEAH HAYES, TASMANIA, Great location, staff, service, accommodation facilities & thank you very much for a fantastic stay!!! Will definitely stay here next time we’re in sunny FNQ!! Thanks Girls – you do an awesome job!

MARIA & TIM S., Loved our holiday. Service magnificent. Love your work girls. We’ll be back.

SANDRA & JOHN DENAHY, Coming here since 1990 – Many thank girls!

ANNETTE & TED, Many thanks once again.

JEANETT & ADAM DONEHUE, We had a wonderful holiday. Everything was provided without even requesting, spotlessly clean (must be woman power). 20/8/14

SYLVA & PETE J-B, PERFECT!!

MARION & BOB B., Enjoyed our holiday again 2014. Thanks to all the Girls for everything. Hopefully see you next year!!

CHRISTINE NORBERTH BART, THE NETHERLANDS, Thank you very much for a very pleasant and enjoyable stay at ‘By the Sea’ apartments. This is the place to be fore the best holiday in Port Doulas. We will recommend this accommodation to everyone who wants to go to Port Douglas. Girls, thank you for everything!! 10/8/14

JILL & PETER FALKINER, ELLIMINOOK HOMESTEAD B&B, BIRREGURRA, VIC, Our first time in FNQ. Wonderful experience, the reef on Calypso Blue, Daintree Dave (Daintree Wonder Tours), and good nights out. By the Sea grew on us the longer we stayed (7 nights). Very comfortable, welcoming, friendly staff and good facilities. Really enjoyed it!

THE MUDDINGS, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, We loved our 5 nights at By the Sea! Great location & lovely helpful staff. We will be recommending it!

HELEN & MICHAEL BROWN, Love PT Douglas, love ‘By the Sea’. Your staff 10/10. Could not do more.

LYNDA & COLIN DUNSTAN, SYDNEY, N.S.W., Beautiful stay!

DOV & SEAMUS O’C, Most welcoming staff & holiday – We loved our stay at ‘By the Sea’ – We will return.

DI & PHIL PAINE, LAUNCESTOW, We love Port Douglas & we love ‘By the Sea’. We’ve been before & we’ll be back!

THE TOUGLAS, Thanks! What a great place! We loved it & hope we can come back! July 2014

JACQUI & GINA, Our second stay here… perfect location, great staff, super clean rooms, so cool to have all the free stuff – bikes, games, beach stuff etc. Many thanks to the Girls @ By the Sea. See you next year! J P.S. A fan in the bathroom would be super. July 2014

ANNE & JOHN COWAN, What a lovely place. Staff are so friendly, location is perfect, room spotless. Only negative – a fan in the bathroom is needed! Will be back. July 2014

KERRY – SUE WATSON, MELBOURNE, VIC, Great accommodation – gorgeous bed! Staff extremely friendly & helpful. Perhaps an extra hook or five in the bathrooms would be beneficial. See you again. July 2014

MARIE & JOHN, NSW, Amazing – Your brochure sounded wonderful… being here exceeded our expectations. Will be back to stay with you again. ASAP J.

DAN, MARK, BASS, ROB, PEDE & WILL, So lovely, funny dog pic’s, happy staff, loved it all. Thanks.

JERRY-LEIGH HOUDY, WA, Loved it! 6 nights – Love to come back again!!

NOLA ASHMORE, Wouldn’t hesitate to come back for another stay in our Cosy Queen & would certainly recommend it to family friends. All the staff have been very helpful & generous. Our rooms were very comfortable, clean, etc. Cannot fault a thing. Had a fabulous stay.

TRICA WATSON & DEE WHY, NSW, Wonderful week, love it! Love it! Love it! Can’t wait to come back.

CHRIS & CAROL, NEWCASTLE NSW, Great holiday atmosphere with décor to match. Add to that happy, friendly staff and you have the perfect holiday getaway. Congratulations to everyone involved. Would certainly recommend By the Sea to family and friends. 20/6/14

JOHN & ANN INVERCARGILL, NZ, 1st stay in the tropical north – just warm enough. Loved the food, shopping and trips. Room clean and comfortable and with a great view (but no fat ladies on the balcony. Freebies are a great idea! Staff very friendly and helpful. 20/6/14

LINDA, CZECH REPUBLIC, Great hotel, 5 days. Amazing trip with Daintree Discovery.

KATE ALLAN & GREG MAUGHAN, ADELAIDE SA, We have had the best week here – we don’t want to leave. Everything has been perfect, you’ve thought of everything. Thank you so much – we will definitely return. J

LUCY, Great view and awesome staff!!!!

DEAN, LIZ & ERIN BEVERIDGE, Excellent place to stay!! Friendly helpful staff! Highly recommend it to all our friends. Thanks. J June 2014

MARK ESTALL, Great movies and friendly workers. 10/10!!

DI & ROB LIIV, Great place to chill. We loved PD and By the Sea – highly recommend. 2/6/14

JENS BUNGARDT & RAUL GARCIA, MONTREAL CANADA, We had a fantastic time here, unfortunately too short!! Ideal location, great accommodation and so many pleasant surprises & unexpected extras.  One couldn’t ask for more – the staff is super attentive and the owner very innovative, trying to imagine and successfully cater to the needs of the vacationer. A big thank you!! Jens & Raul. 25/5/14

DES & DI JONES.  A most generous feeling here. Thank you! It makes a difference! 22/5/14

BARBIE PEARCE, NSW, First stay in beautifully tropical, friendly, Port Douglas, between reef & rainforest! Thanks to trust “tripadvisor.com”, this gem has been my “beach house” for 5 delightful days. Thanks to the pink bike, I have cruised every street & beach track! What a great deal of imagination has gone into equipping “by the sea” for a great visit. Congrats!! A gem! 22/5/14

CHERYL & BRITNEY JOHNSON, VANCOUVER, CANANDA, We’ll be back soon! Wonderful place to stay – Thank you! 17/5/14

MORRIS, UK, What a wonderful stay! All staff so friendly & helpful, room great, whole town is fabulous – we will be back! 15/5/14

TOOLES, CANADA, Thanks for all your help in making our vacation fantastic! Your knowledge + help in booking our tours was great. We appreciate all you’ve done. 13/5-15/5/14

MISSY NEW & SANDRA SOLIZ, HOUSTON, TEXAS, By the sea was terrific & the girls even more so! Thank you for the birthday wishes and all the help with reservations and town knowledge. Our only regret is not enough time! Thanks Again!! P.S. Being from TX we were so thankful for the cold AC! 10/5-12/5 2014

PAM & TONY, REDCLIFFE, So handy to have bikes etc., thank you 4 a great stay. MAY 2014

TONY & LIZ, VIC, After many visits to P.D. we have found the perfect place. 10/10 for everything, found all the extras, what a difference they make, Thank you, see you again ASAP. MAY 2014

BILL & AFRODITE, ADELAIDE, S.A., Thank you girls for a fabulous stay here. We loved the location, the very helpful staff, the weather and everything! Great facilities (thanks for the bikes), and your excellent advice regarding tours. We will be happy to recommend this great stay. 5/5/14

JEREMY & MARY BELK, LEEDS, ENGLAND, Thank you for a comforting & welcoming stay. All the staff have been so helpful & friendly. Coming from the north of England we were a bit worried about the heat, but we managed fine & were very comfortable  2/5/14

PATTY & TOM, NEW ORLEANS, U.S.A., Had to stay 1 day in Brisbane & 1 day in Cairns due to cyclone, but we enjoyed both. Then we came to By The Sea and had a wonderful time! What a great location & wonderful staff! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Port Douglas. Loved all the freebies! 17/4/14

The BATALHA FAMILY, PORTUGAL, Even with a cyclone it was amazing! Thank you girls at By The Sea Port Douglas. 14/4/14

SUE & GORDON, U.K., Amazing! Thanks to all & well done. March 2014

JOHN & RACHEL, C.I., Thank you for a wonderful stay at By The Sea & for all your help and suggestions. We had a great week! 17/3/14

MICK & ZOE, ENGLAND, Thank you for all your help ladies, your hotel is amazing and the trips you helped us decide on were brilliant! March 2014

EDWINA & ERIC, A great place to ‘chill’, everywhere is impeccably clean. Friendly & helpful girls. A great place to relax, thanks. March 2014

BILLY & CAROLE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA & LONDON, UK,  By The Sea is a wonderland. What a fab place this is!! Quirky Hotel, quirky helpful & laidback staff. Lovely and clean, will come back again one day. Lots of love xx, 7/3/14

RACHELE, FLORIDA, U.S.A., Great place, very friendly staff, very peaceful & quiet. 1/3/14

THE GREEN’S, U.S.A., Thank you Thank you. A wonderful place to stay. Very Clean and the staff were superb.

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