4.6 out of 5

"Wonderful stay, staff were very helpful, facilities onsite great and just across the street from the beach. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 12 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Portobello By The Sea you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Moffat Beach and Caloundra Private Clinic. Highlights at this property include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and in-room kitchens.

You can enjoy a TV with cable channels, and each apartment features free WiFi, a balcony and a dining area. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a hob. A sitting area, a DVD player and a ceiling fan are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free apartment offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area and a corner/local shop. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Dicky Beach property include Shelly Beach and Currimundi Lake.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$199* Per night/room 18 Aug. - 19 Aug.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Portobello By The Sea ratings based on 216 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Portobello By The Sea

Everyone (66) Couples (85) Family (65)
4 out of 5
great location. A little work is needed to freshen up in the unit we stayed in but I understand they are all privately owned. Had everything we needed and was a pleasant stay. There are steps to half of the units (this was hard to find out before stay). One side has elevator and the front ones are steps only.

Posted by , from Fraser Coast on 27 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Portobello by the Sea is in a great location across the road from the surf beach, a short walk from the Dicky Beach Surf Club and has some handy shops and restaurants nearby in case you've forgotten some essentials or are looking for an easy dinner.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Feb. 2019 by Sheilagh

Thanks for your stay. it is a perfect location.

4 out of 5
lovely location, close to caloundra and hinterland, yet quiet location. good local restaurants and surf club. great easy access to beach. clean, comfortable, well kept accomodation

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Feb. 2019 by Sheilagh

I agree awesome location. Happy you enjoyed your stay

5 out of 5
Good location. Good value. Spacious unit. Nice pool. Cold air conditioning. Well appointed kitchen. Spa!!

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
A very comfortable stay. The unit was clean and servicable. Very good value. The location to the beach, shops and Surf Club was great. I have not ranked it Excellent as it is not a high-end apartment. But that is of no concern to us and is reflected in the pricing. The apartment architecture was to be commended. Balconies positioned to catch the breezes and maintain privacy from other balconies. Our unit had air-con but we didn't use it. A comfortable, clean, affordable family friendly beach holiday. We would stay again.

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Well appointed apartment, very comfortable easy reach of beach , nice reception, even though late arrival, all well Could of had a few basic essentials ie salt and pepper

Posted by , from Dorset on 22 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5
Location was great, very close to good places to eat. Price was good.

Posted by , from Blenheim on 16 Nov. 2018

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2 out of 5
Very dirty lots of dust and dirt around just needed a good scrub. Mould in main bathroom

Posted by , from Toowoomba on 15 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5
Was pleasant and staff were amazing, shops right around the corner and beach not even a 5 minute walk.

Posted by , from Wollongong on 3 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Oct. 2018 by Management

Hey Tahlia, thanks for your feedback. You were a great guest also :) Hope to see you again soon. Sheilagh and Ramu

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at Portobello By The Sea. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Dicky Beach apartment is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • On-site shopping
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Brisbane, QLD (BNE) (92.4 km / 57.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Portobello By The Sea offers 55 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Dicky Beach apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Portobello By The Sea has a restaurant on site.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9 AM-2 PM

Reception hours are 9 AM - 2:30 PM on public holidays. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9 AM - 2 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 9.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 9.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Portobello Sea
  • Portobello Sea Apartment
  • Portobello Sea Apartment Dicky Beach
  • Portobello Sea Dicky Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.