4.8 out of 5

"Nice room with a view of the beach. Easy walk to the beach and restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff which made our stay special. Great plac ... " More

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Hotel Description

By The Sea Port Douglas puts you in the heart of Port Douglas, within steps of popular attractions like Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. Highlights at this beach property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

Each apartment is individually decorated and features an LCD TV with cable channels, along with free wired Internet, an iPod dock and a DVD player. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a microwave and a hob. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a rainfall showerhead and designer toiletries, while a Tempur-Pedic bed and a pillow menu invite a good night's rest. A coffee/tea maker, first-run films and a ceiling fan are also available.

This business-friendly apartment offers free WiFi in public areas, a library and a terrace. Other amenities include free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Port Douglas property, you'll be 21.8 km (13.5 mi) from Mossman Gorge.

Studio with Tropical Garden

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$141 per night

Studio for Four People

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sea Views Superior Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Rainforest Terrace- Superior 2 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio (Superior two bedroom apartment)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Studio with Partial Ocean Views 2nd Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

By The Sea Port Douglas ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for By The Sea Port Douglas

Everyone (45) Couples (56) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Lovely friendly staff, close to beach, lovely view

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent service...can't wait to stay there again!!

Posted by , from Central Coast NSW on 9 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean and customer service was excellent. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff and every amenity you could possibly think of for free. Very well set up accommodation! Room had a bit of a dampness to it that seemed like an ongoing problem, understandable In the humid and rainy climate of the wet season. That’s the only slight fault I could find, everything else was absolutely spot on! Thanks ladies, we will be back for sure.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very clean and great staff. Will definitely be back.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Really the only thing I didn’t like was the dust and dirt on the blinds and around the covers too the blinds otherwise it was pretty nice.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff very attentive and helpful. Free use of resort equipment. Well stocked rooms with towels and accessories. Minor noise dur to some renovations.

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Really friendly and helpful staff Excellent facilities with beach toys, bikes, inflatables, DVD’s, eskies and more! Would be great for a family on a week long holiday. Sadly we only stayed one night

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
The girls were just wonderful, nothing was too difficult. Fantastic location steps from the beach and shops. They have a huge room full of stuff that you can borrow - from iPads to beach umbrellas and everything inbetween at no EXTRA charge!!! Would definitely return :)

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 13 Feb. 2019

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Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sunloungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at By The Sea Port Douglas such as the outdoor pool and free bike rentals. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This Art Deco apartment also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Port Douglas apartment is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (66.4 km / 41.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

By The Sea Port Douglas offers 24 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features iPod docking stations and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and first-run films. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchens with hobs, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • iPod dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • First-run films
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5:30 PM.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests arriving after 5:30 PM (3 PM on Sundays) will find a letter for them on the Late Arrivals notice board at the reception, containing their check-in instructions.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5:30 PM.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • 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.

  • No lifts


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 38 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 19.00 (one way), (up to 12 years old)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Sea Port Douglas Apartment
  • Sea Port Douglas
  • By The Sea Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas

You should know

  • By The Sea Port Douglas offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.

National Rating

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