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What Our Guests Are Saying:-

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 “”, 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.

GEOFF & ANNE, What a wonderful place to stay! Everything as just perfect! Those girls are always so helpful and forever smiling! Will be back xxx 27/2/14

MARK & VICKY, WHITESIDE, A plesant end to our journey many thanks, 25/2/14

STEVE + JACQUI, we had a very relaxing holiday. The staff are amazing. The facilities + extras were fantastic. We will be back! Xx 14th – 21st February 2014

SUE & JACK MELLING, LONDON, ENGLAND, How can you improve on perfection! A fab place to stay with lovely team of workers, helpful and exceptional. By The Sea provides all you need for a perfect holiday. Definitely will return xx 9/2/14

CLAUDIA + TED CORBETT, CANADA, We enjoyed our stay so much + having a very critical eye for places we stay. This has been exceptional! Thankx

To all the girls…
A lovely place to be,
So cosy and wee,
Clean rooms and tidy pool,
That’s where women rule!
So we loved our enjoyable stay,
Miss it extremely when away!
We are not to make a fuss –
But just hype them
All the girls!
…at by the sea!
(30th January 2014)

CATHERINE, A brilliant place to stay – perfect location for town, beach and port. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Rooms have every facility imaginable – and all free. Have had a fabulous stay in spite of occasional torrential rain. Would definitely return. Many many thanks, 28/1/14

BHAVIN + PAV, Hi ladies. Thank you for great services during our stay we enjoyed all the tours that were recommended + think you all do a fab job wishing you all the success in the future, 24/1/14

KERRY MULRANEY + TAM, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, Had a super time – freebies fantastic, cycle along 4 mile beach it’s brilliant. Reef awesome, hopefully will return some time in future, 20/1/14

HAYLEY + CHRIS, Great hotel and a fantastic location for the beach and the town. Very helpful + lovely staff and great idea offering the free towels, chairs etc, this is the first hotel we have been to that offers this and it’s a brilliant idea. Will defo come and stay here next time (but maybe not in monsoon season!) Extras made this hotel stand out so will be recommending it to all our friends and family. Hope to see you all again some time + thanks so much for your help + advice + service xx January 2014

FELIX AND DEMY, Thank you for the best accommodation experience! Lovely & clean room, great and friendly staff and most of all the best service of all!!! Everything here is free!!! Internet, pool toys, movies to watch, kitchen equipment and more! Thank you for the great experience. Will come back again and will encourage my friends and family to stay over! Deserve #1 accommodation in Trip Advisor. 9/1/14 – 12/1/14

JENINE & MARINA, LA, We love your hotel! Other resorts have so much to learn from your candor, humor and hospitality. Thank you so much for everything you offer. Happy New Year!! Jan 2014

BARRY, BOBBI & SIMON MOULD, What an amazing hotel! I cannot put into words just how great our brief stay was. A credit to you girls, you are doing a fantastic job. All the very best for 2014! 9/1/13

DAZ & CATHY, KURANDA, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014! Daryl & Cathy Styles we love this place! It was all we could want, room, staff ‘great’, location ‘10’ and all the bits and pieces (games etc) terrific! 2/1/13

NANCY & ROLF, GERMANY, Had such a great time here. Room was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. Thanks for everything! 27/12/13

McELVOGUES x 4, Super location. Excellent room and facilities. The additional services; bikes, golf clubs, films etc a great idea. Just wish we could stay longer! Will definitely recommend to friends. Amelia, Tony, Antonia and Alexander. 23/12/13

JESS AND KAYK, WA, Merry Christmas to everyone at By the Sea, great service. Love that there is so much ‘free’dom, love the fact that you can take bikes, movies, and beach chairs for free. Very refreshing. Great rooms and location. 5 stars! Love Jess & Kayk 22/12/13

MARTIN & JULIE, ENGLAND, If we had known it would have been as good as it was, or sure would have stayed much longer. All the staff really friendly, especially Olivia, booked all our trips with her, nothing too much trouble and a credit to the hotel. Well done to all at “By the Sea”….. As Arnie says “We will be back!” Happy Christmas and New Year to all! 20/12/13

CHRISTINA & BEN, Loved the hotel! The staff made us feel so at home and the rooms were so accommodating. We will be back and tell our friends  THANK YOU!! :-) 18/12/13

BILL & MATT, SYDNEY, Felt at home. Very laid back with great help from all “the girls”. Swam a lot as well. 20/12/13

CLAIRE MILNER-SCUDDER, ENGLAND, Fantastic stay! Beautiful hotel and location, very chilled out! Thank you x Dec 2013

GRAHAM & ZARLES, ENGLAND, Great welcome and support from “The Girls”. Immaculately clean and cheerful. Totally relaxing environment. You’ve thought of everything. Thanks for a lovely stay! 13-16/12/13

MAGGIE, Fantastic staff! Loved the pool! Dec 2013

SABINA, Very friendly staff. The free stuff was fab :-) Dec 2013

BELVINA, Very friendly and everything is beautiful. Dec 2013

CATHERINE, Fab staff, very friendly, lovely rooms too! Fab view!! :-) Dec 2013

ANNA & GEOFF HEATH, UK, Wonderful place – great rooms, friendly staff and great location. Enjoyed our stay a lot!! 12/12/13


CATHERINE, AMAZING!! Loved the staff! They were all so friendly. Loved the spectacular view! Dec 2013

SALLYANNE MURRAY, UK, Wonderful place, wonderful staff, hope to be back when next in Australia! 19/12/13

KEIRA W, Loved everything. Can’t wait for next stay! :-) Dec 2013

ALAN & AOIFE, IRELAND, Fabulous stay and friendly staff, very helpful indeed 6/12/13

CHUCK & CAROL, A real home from home. A real comfortable feeling… Unbelievably friendly. We will be BACK :-) 16/12/13

VIRGINIA MACDONALD, Fabulous entire visit. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Hope to return. 6/12/13

DIVYA & RAM, Great location! Thanks! 15/12/13

LINDA & ANDREW, We had a great time. Thank you very much or your hospitality! Dec 2013

ALYSHA & MONICA, USA/JAPAN, Our stay has been fantastic! The location of B.T.S. is absolutely wonderful. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. Thank you or making our vacation so much fun! Can’t wait to come back :-) 6/1/13

GLENN & SUE HAY, TAS, We have had a wonderful holiday, loved Port Douglas & hope to return. By The Sea has been very comfortable and convenient, Thank you!!. 1/11/13

EMANUELE & ARIANNA, ITALY, Thanks for a wonderful time!!! 31/10/13

TREVOR REID & KELLY O’MAHONY, CANADA,  We had an amazing visit! Great location, beautiful town, excellent food. The ladies were so kind & helpful. Thanks for everything! 22/10/13

JAN & ANNE, VIC, We have had the most wonderful week. By The Sea and staff was fabulous and everything was just what was needed – we will be back. 20/10/13

CHELSEA & JARROD, VIC, So relaxed & everything at your convenience. Hope to come back!! 18/10/13

ADAM, LANA & LEVI, First night, loving it. Great place. Can’t wait til tomorrow!! 22/10/13

DONNIE & PAULA, TEXAS, Love this place! Hate to leave! It’s perfect! 15/10/13

ANITA B, UK, Fantastic!! They thought of everything. Thank you :-) 13/10/13

MATTHEWS, VIC,  Great stay, great staff, beautiful location! Thanks x 5/10/13

MARIA & BRIAN ADAMS, Great stay. Thank you :-) 1/10/13

GLORIA, VIC,  Fantastic Thanks – will be back, G. 29/9/13

ERIC & SASKIA CHARTERIS, NZ, The friendliest staff ever! Very Welcoming, helpful and upstairs room a bonus. Thank you so much. Wonderful stay. 20/9/13

BRIAN & SUSAN DEAN, NSW, Great place to stay – all the girls are fantastic, whatever you need for beach AVAILABLE & FREE – great position. Will be back. 14/9/13

NOEL & JULIE HUDSON, VIC, We have had a great stay at PD, loved the area, good food places. BTS was terrific, friendly and helpful! Especially “The Girls”, love to come back! 12/9/13

GRAHAM & DALE STONESTREET, NSW, We had a lovely holiday. We loved the area. The unit and staff were GREAT! 9/9/13

ALI & PETE JONES, UK, Wonderful stay! Thank you for your hospitality! :-) 9/9/13

JANE, TOM & BECKY WEIR, Brilliant stay. Lovely staff, great films/bikes/chairs to borrow, great room and definitely the best hotel in Port Douglas! (We’ll be back!) 4/9/13