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What Our Guests Are Saying:-


Jasmin and Adbul, Dubai -What a magnificent home away from home in lovely Port Douglas! Best service from the kind and talented and knowledgeable ladies at By The Sea. The extra amenities really made it unbelieveable experience and made it super easy to enjoy the beach and pool. This place is awesome! Thank you!
Jacqueline and Kimberley Richardson -Spent a fantastic week here and couldn’t ask for anything better. The girls are wonderful and very helpful. Will definitely be back and recommend friends to come and experience the laid back wonderful atmosphere here. Dec 16

Maria-Zahra and Joe Farhat, Lebanon - We spent two wonderful days. Just felt like if we were at home. We will surely come back with lots of friends next time. Dec 16 

Sven and Dorien Groningen, Netherlands - We had a great time in Port Douglas, thanks to you guys. Always helpful and so kind! An amazing place and you are amazing people. Nov 16 

The Robsons, Watford, UK - Thank you for such a warm welcome to Port Douglas – we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and by the sea goes above and beyond to make guests feel right at home! Will definitely recommend this place – awesome! Nov 16 

Joanne and Gary Little, Carlisle, UK - Fantastic little place. Great location, just prefect. Lovely, helpful, smiling staff, nothing is a problem. 5 star service. Apartment just what we needed and all the extras make a difference. Would defo tell family and friends to stay at by the sea. Great job sorting out trips and good advice. Thanks. Nov 16 

Ashley Miller and Teegan Tuvelyn, Saskatoon, Canada - Wonderful location, the ladies here were fantastic. Wish we could have stayed here longer. Thank you for the best time. Nov 16 

Tracey and Brett James, Cootamundra, NSW - Thank you for having us! Great spot. Great people. Will be back soon. Nov 16 

Craig and Jo Roberts, Mudgee - Fantastic, location location location! We have has the best holiday! Thank you for everything! Nov 16 

Rob Day, UK - First class in thinking about customer service. I will be back and will recommend. Nov 16 

Laura Torrance, Ottawa, Canada - So happy to be here. Best place to stay in Port Douglas. Excellent staff and service! Thanks for all the help you gave us. Nov 16 

Dave and Jodie, Wamberal, NSW - The big chains could learn a bit from this place. Never have we stayed somewhere that caters like they do. They focus more on your holiday not focusing on your wallet. Great stay – great place – even better staff. Nov 16 

Bob Cook, Cincinnati, USA - What a great hotel, location and staff! Thanks for a wonderful experience! Nov 16 

Francine and Giorgio Rennert, Seattle, USA -Lovely stay, beautiful place, wonderful staff. October 16 

Sophie and Dewi, Wales, UK - Wonderful stay, nothing was too much trouble. You’ve literally thought of everything, which is perfect. Thank you. October 16 

Martin Pynor, Clare, SA - Lovely stay in a fantastic location. All staff so cheery and helpful. Thanks so much! October 16 

Robyn and Neil Thomson, Victoria Point, QLD - Thanks for an excellent, relaxing, perfect holiday. What a team! October 16 

Ro and Gary Tuck, Australia - Thanks to you all for making our stay in Port Douglas so easy and special. October 16 

Mark and Leanne Jolly, Melbourne - Very happy with everything. You girls are so easy to get on with and nothing is too much trouble. Certainly recommend!! October 16 

Allan, Helen, Dylan and Gemma, NZ and the UK - Really nice staff, beautiful location, everything provided. Literally paradise! October 16 

Riley and Shannon Connell, USA -thanks for all your assistance and hospitality. What a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon! October 16 

Gary and Jan Trounson, Wesburn VIC - 2 weeks in paradise. We’ll be back! September 16

SONYA BAILEY- Lovely place, lovely people and gorgeous room. Really love the fact that everything is provided free of charge.

KIM & DANNY VERROCCHI –Thank you for your assistance right through our stay, great time and see you again in the future 05/09/16

JOHN & DEBBI RIGONI- Thank you for the wonderful service, great staff and facilities. We will certainly recommend by the sea to all of our friends 5 stars from us x x

TRACEY & MALCOLM COLLINS- Thanks for a great time, your professionalism was second to none and you are full of great information and nothing is a problem. We loved the position of this great family friendly resort and we will recommend to all of our friends, see you again one day .31/08/16

MARGARET & NOEL, MELBOURNE – Thank you for an amazing 5 days, weather was picture perfect and your help for booking restaurants and tours was amazing. Thank you for my birthday surprise I will remember my 60th forever 29/8/16

MANDY & JOHN, VICTORIA, This has been a very enjoyable stay and the staff are outstanding, we didn’t want for anything so well catered for. Thank you everyone for everything and I will be recommending this place to everyone

CHRIS & MICHAEL AICHER, A wonderful stay again, the girls are so pleasant and the rooms have everything that you could wish for, the view is amazing and thank you for making us feel so welcome. 16/07/16

JULIE, MIKE & JAMES. NSW: Excellent visit, will certainly come again:-)

BRUCE & SUE , NEW ZELAND – Thank you for the wonderful hospitality , amazing place and we will see you again soon 18/6/16

GLENN & LIZA , PERTH  – Had a wonderful stay, staff are very helpful & friendly will definatley come again . 18/6/16

ELISHA BENNETT ,NSW – Absolutely LOVED it here, girls were so cheerful and the location and room was perfect. You have thought of everything girls , we will be back. 31/05/16

THE JONES FAMILY , ENGLAND - Thank you for the warm welcome and everything you have done in a few days we will certainly recommend 18/5/16

LESLEY & MIKE– Fantastic to be “by the sea “ great rooms and staff. We loved everything about it. Thank you for making our stay perfect.

CAROLINE & STEWART – Fantastic , aweomse. We have had a great holiday birthday and wedding, All of the girls have been great and nothing has been to much trouble will certainly recommend , thank you all. 7/5/16

VANESSA & STEVEN , MELBOURNE – What a wonderful place , perfect location and the staff were so helpful and kind on our holiday.

AGM 2016 CREW – Thanks for your hospitality . Great location and facility , 6 days of fun, friends and laughter.

KARINA MONTGOMERIE-This place is the bomb,amazing ladies at reception and the best accomodation , we had the time of our lives.

ROBYN, GOLD COAST – I will be back for sure , wonderful stay 23/4/16

JOSETTE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - It was our 2nd visit and we love it even better than the 1st time. Everything about the hotel is perfect: location, service, room and all the extras that are offered to guests. We will definitely be back. 23/4/16

LUM, CARDIFF - This was one, if not the best, ever holiday experiences we've had, right from the first contact by email to a very emotional farewell! If you're staying in Port Douglas - just don't look anywhere else. The only way of knowing and experiencing what I'n saying is to stay there. It's location is perfect - just 50 metres from the beautiful 4 Mile Beach and a short walk to all the facilities of Port Douglas. They provide everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, to make your stay perfect, and nothing is too much trouble. There are apartments of all sizes to meet your needs and a lovely pool to swim and relax. They will arrange all your activities and trips to suit your needs. We found it very hard to leave and can't wait to go back. 23/4/16

SULLIVAN TWILL- AGE 10, NEW YORK - The hotel was a great place to stay because the location was ideal. It is very kid friendly and the staff were extremely accommodating and provided great information and local tour bookings for our family adventures. Also they have a great pool it has the perfect temperature and they very enjoyable pool toys. The room was very nice because it has air conditioning and has a kitchen. In the end I thought it was very fun and nice. So I definitely recommend you to stay at By the Sea Port Douglas.  21/4/16

GLORIA SYMONS, HERBERTON, AUSTRALIA - We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel and had an amazing time. Would definitely go back. Situated right near the beach and all the beach equipment such as eskies for picnics, beach chairs, everything you need for the beach was included even push bikes. The rooms were well equipped for cooking and we had a lovely little courtyard overlooking the lush tropical gardens.Well worth the stay, right on the main street so shops were not far away. 20/4/16

SABRINA, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - Amazing Staff, Amazing Location!!! Love it all! Stayed in the first floor, balcony had partial sea view, but was beautiful! Hotel offers chairs, towels bikes plus more to use it for free! it was an amazing experience... Certainly recommend to anymore that wants a relaxing holiday! 18/4/16

CATH J, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - By The Sea is a wonderful place to stay at the beach end of Macrossan St. It's clean, comfortable, really friendly gorgeous staff and everything you could want for free hire from reception for a perfect day on a perfect beach- beach iPod boom boxes, eskies, ice, beach trolleys, towels, even bikes that are a great way to see this quaint sunny town. Love it and highly recommend the Queen Cosy- as it's name suggests it is cosy but perfect for two people with a superb private balcony with jungly outlook for chilling. The beach is divine with the finest and therefore very compact sand in Australia- forget the crocs, beware of the sand!!! It's hard to get off! Forget nookie on the beach! Thanks everyone from By The Sea you are all lovely. 19/4/16

AMY-JAYNE - This was our 4th visit to by the sea and we weren't disappointed. We booked a partial sea view room which was lovely and had plenty of space for us and our 5 month old. The thought that has gone into this place is brilliant. The room has a kitchen area that was well equipped and a bbq on the balcony. In the reception area there's everything you could think of (and more!) to enjoy the beach....towels, chairs, loungers, eskies, inflatables etc. They also have an extensive and up to date dvd collection. The girls at by the sea are lovely and were so accommodating! We look forward to our next trip. 18/4/16

MICHELE, LIMA, PERU - We just spent three nights at By the Sea, and it as great ! "The girls" are so helpful and nice ! The place lent us all the necessary equipment for our time at the beach, umbrella, chairs, beach towels, cooler box, bicycle ! etc.....and even a little wheel cart to pull all the stuff needed to the nearby wonderful 4 mile beach which is only meters away ! Also a very easy access to the beach and shops, and a convenient lent shopping little trolley to bring all our goodies back from the supermarket ! ! The room was nice, AC, ventilator, good internet, great kitchen facilities little balcony to have breakfast or dinner ( the only thing missing there was a light !) . The girls also organized the transport service to/ from Cairns and it was excellent ! Nice refreshing swimming pool ! Overall a great experience ! We recommend it ! 5/4/16

IRIS AND CHRIS, WICKHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - Everything out this place is exceptional. Cannot fault at all. It personifies hospitality-- nothing is too much trouble and you feel so welcome. They provide everything and more that you could possibly need, including everthing imaginable for beach, pool etc. Facilities excellent. Very comfortable bed. 3/4/16

ELLE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - The ladies at "By The Sea Port Douglas" were amazing!! They couldn't have been more accommodating. My partner and I stayed there for our anniversary and anytime we had a question, they were more than happy to answer it (always with a smile of their face!). They provide anything you can think of at no extra cost...bikes, eskies, huge selection of DVD's, board games, beach chairs, blow up pool toys, wi-fi and much much more! They were very knowledgeable about all the tours in the surrounding areas and helped us narrow them down. So handy to the beach and the main street of cafes/restaurants. The perfect beach holiday! 1/4/16

MANY JB, LANCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM - We stayed for 3 nights in March 2016 and found the resort to be exactly as described. It is not p[possible to fault By The Sea as the owners have thought of everything. They provide all cleaning equipment and the room was immaculate and bright and very colourful and the bed so comfy. We felt welcomed by all the girls and borrowed a great dvd to watch on a TV that was superb. No expense has been spared to make this a great family holiday resort. We also loved the location. A great place to stay all is all. Would definitely return again. It is all the small details that make the difference, like free beach towels and free deckchairs and cool boxes and free ice. Many thanks to all x 29/3/16

CHRISTINE & VICTORIA - Thank you! Your knowledge and kindness surpassed all expectations. We shall visit again Emma & Marieke – you were both absolutely magnificent 25/01/16

THE BENEDICK FAMILY , MELB – We have enjoyed a beautiful week up here in Port Douglas and have been thoroughly impressed by everything at “by the sea” it was great being able to borrow everything from towels to eskys to chairs for out trips to the beach and around the area . The staff are excellent, so helpful and easy going. The kids loved the free WIFI & DVDS 18/01/16
PAUL MCNAMARA – Been to Port Douglas a numerous of times but id wish id found this earlier. Amenities, staff, free extras and location make by the sea a must visit and we will be back 14/01/16

PENNY, CHRIS, JUSTINE, MADDIE & ELIZABETH, SURREY UK – What a fantastic place to stay. Having visited many European and American hotels we can honestly say this is the best ever. Accommodate – superb location superb staff – absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for allowing us to have such a memorable holiday. 25/12/15

SARAH-JANE & PETE HORNER – Wow, wow, wow such an awesome place to stay in an amazing area. The girls at the hotel are second to none and couldn’t be more helpful if they tried. The living accommodation was fab and the equipment on offer was superb. Thank you to everyone involved in keeping this place running how it is and keep up the good work 18/12/15

ROBERT, CARDINE & LUKE MCMULLEN – Amazing place to stay, all details perfect, staff even better. Thank you very much we have an amazing visit 10/10. 14/12/15 BAYLOR- Cannot than you enough for all the ease, convenience and friendliness – you made our trip 14/12/15

PETER, SUSAN & NIAL DALY , ENGLAND- Thank you for all your help during our stay, by the sea is a perfect location all the amenities you provide to help make the stay comfortable are exceptional , we would thoroughly recommend you. 9/12/15

JULIE & SARAH GOWER, BRISBANE- Thank you ladies for a beautiful stay at such a lovely holiday destination. We loved every minute of it and felt truly welcome by your helpful and friendly team 26/11/15

PETER STEVENS/ JULIA HIGGENS, CANADA – Truly a wonderful stay in Port Douglas!! Thank you to the girls at by the sea who were most friendly and helpful, we will be back 24/11/15

DEANA & LAUREN, AMERICA – Our second time in Australia but our first time in cairns! Absolutely LOVED Port Douglas and really enjoyed saying at by the sea!!! Best holiday ever. All the ladies here are so wonderful and so helpful  Thank you for making this mother-daughter trip unforgettable & truly enjoyable. 20/11/15

LYNNE & MIKE, UK – Perfect location, fabulous weather, friendly staff and would definitely return 13/11/15

JAMES & LESLEY – A great relax. Great weather, great walking, great activities and would love to return 9/11/15

PAUL & SUE, TASMANIA – Wonderful holiday, perfect location, service & staff are excellent, very helpful and very friendly. Will definitely recommend to family & friends & we will be back 5/11/15

SCOTT & LEO, AUSTRALIA – Awesome place, awesome staff, great location. We felt like big kids being able to use all of the toys. 29/10/15

TINA & HARRI BACKMAN, FINLAND: Stayed for four days and really enjoyed ourselves.  Did snorkelling on the reef – what great experience! Thank you! 24/10/2015

DENISE & TREV YOUNG, MT MARTHA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: We had a great time here. Sad to Leave! Thank you to the girls for all the help. 21/10/2015

VAL & JOHN SMYTH: Would love to have stayed longer. 21/10/201

GINA NEWALL & VAL COTGREAVE, ENGLAND, UK: We have had a fantastic time at this hotel. There is nothing that you could not provide, lovely clean room and friendly staff. If we are back in Australia in the near future we will certainly stay here again. By for now xx 30/09/2015

AMY & LUCY SHENNAN, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: We really like our stay and enjoyed all the free stuff including an enormous amount of DVD’s & beach toys! Great location, why would you stay anywhere else! Thank you. 04-10-2015

CAROL & DANNY PARKER, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: A great place! We will be back with the rest of the family. Wonderful friendly staff & great location. 28-09-2015

LARA KENT & FAMILY, GLADESVILLE, AUSTRALIA: A great place to stay for a nice relaxing, fun & adventurous holiday. Thank you! 26-09-2015

GAIL & JULIAN DEETCHER, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Thanks to all the friendly staff. Had a relaxing 10 days in this lovely location. 22-09-2015

HELEN & CHRIS PRICE, AUSTRALIA: Thank you for your amazing hospitality. We loved staying and it was a wonderful place to spend our 30th wedding anniversary. We most certainly would recommend you to anyone. Thank you. 22-09-2015

MARK & JENNI GRAHAM, WARRAGUL, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: A wonderful place to stay. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks!! 20-09-2015

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