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What Our Guests Are Saying:-


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.

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

ESTHER,
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

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