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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Look no further. This motel has it all and at an affordable price. Aiden couldn't be more helpful from assisting in a close to midnight check in until we left 10 days later, to suggesting places to visit AND we he next saw us asking how it went. Greeting us by name suggesting places to see and eat best deals... More 

Thank kabetee
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi kabetee, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are so glad that you enjoyed all that Port and the surrounding areas have to offer and that our recommendations didn't lead you astray! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future to do some more exploration. Hopefully you will have left something to do that you didn't... More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed for a few nights on a short solo trip to Port Douglas. Aiden was extremely friendly and helpful with arranging airport transfers, tours and restaurant/bar advice. 20 min walk to town. Quiet and safe location.

Thank Dawn S
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to post it. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and the tours. We can arrange any tour in the area and offer unbiased advice on anything that you like to do. Hopefully you will return again Dawn and explore the area further? Thank you again.... More 

London, Canada
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80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We booked this hotel for a three night stay trip to see the Port Douglas area including the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Forest. Although located on the more southern part of town, it was still within walking distance of the main shops and restaurants. - about 20-25 minutes. Out host, Aidan was wonderful. We arrived early but he had... More 

Thank FirsTimer1
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi FirsTimer1, Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you had a great stay. As we are about a 20 minute walk to town, we do price our rooms accordingly. And just like you did, most guests spend what they haven’t spent on a room to go out and enjoy the reef and the... More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights for a friends wedding and has everything needed for a quick stop over. Host is very hospitable and will give you all the tips of where to go and check out. Easy to find and air con nice and cold, kettle, toaster and microwave along with other items, so great for a longer stay or if you... More 

Thank Cynthia1976
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia1976, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us. We hope to have everything in the rooms that you may need for a longer stay. Any feedback is welcome so as to make for a pleasant stay for future guests. Besides the room that you had, we also have 2 family rooms that can sleep... More 

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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed at Lazy Lizard while visiting Reef and Daintree Forest. Great little hotel located in the southern part of the town about 20 minutes walk to city centre. Shuttles great for access to town. Housekeeping rooms with microwaves. Lots of birds to see.

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Thank Andy C
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Andy C, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and for choosing to stay with us. As you have said, about a 20 minute walk from here are all the shops, bars, brewery and restaurants. Close enough, but away from the hustle and bustle. There are regular shuttle buses to take you there and... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have previously stayed at the big resorts and they are fine but we found this great little place this time and it had everything we need and very clean and handy to town. If you don't need to spend all day in a resort pool this is the place to be, and it does have a pool too. All... More 

Thank Graham C
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Graham C, Thank you very much for your 5 star review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We will pass on your compliments to Kaye, Elodie and Garry, our dedicated housekeeping team. Hopefully you will get the chance to return to us and explore more of what the area has to offer. Thank you again. Kind... More 

Sydney, Australia
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199 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The host is fantastic and makes you feel welcome. The rooms are all good (very good for a motel) and all very clean. Aircon is good and quiet. Only downsides: water pressure in the shower isn't great and wifi in room 12 is mostly non existent (and normal mobile reception very bad). Apart from that we even enjoyed the small... More 

Thank Oliver v
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Oliver V, Thank you very much for your review. We will pass on your compliments to our fantastic housekeeping staff, Kaye, Elodie and Garry. It’s a shame we did not know about your WiFi difficulties while you were here as we have to reboot regularly. This normally resolves any issues. Apologies for the inconvenience during your stay. And thanks for... More 

Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Unfortunately, we arrived late to this wonderful spot and had to leave early in the morning. The hosts were as friendly and helpful as could be and our family of five really appreciated the spacious family room and comfortable beds. I recommend it!

Thank monkey_family4
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear monkey_family4, Thank you so much for your review and for recommending us. Hopefully you will be able to stay longer next time? Hope you enjoyed your trip up North? Kind regards Aidan & Alex More 

Sacramento, CA
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stayed at this property for a week in early September. If you are not a big resort type of person, this is your place. And, for good reasons: Aidan and Alex are top of the line owners/managers. They will arrange all of your plans, tours, make recommendations for restaurants, and everything else you may need. No worries is the motto... More 

Thank Sacramento_CALaurie
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and to help organise your trips to the Daintreee, the reef and your food tour. And thank you for the feedback on that food tour as we will be recommending that to guests at... More 

Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Nice little motel close to town. We pulled in late after a drive from Cairns, and were happy to land at the Lazy Lizard. Not pretentious, but comfortable, clean, and with lots of nice amenities (refrigerator, check! microwave, check! utensils! bowls! cutting board). J mentioned that the bed was unusually comfortable. Aiden was delightful when we finally met him (as... More 

Thank matt h
AJM000, Owner at Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Matt H and J, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was great to meet you both and so glad that you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for the feedback. It is only through feedback like yours that we can hope to improve. We are looking... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per studio. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool and waterfall. Relax and enjoy the quiet setting with a barbeque beside the pool. The staff at our free tour desk can advise on tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, which ever suits your needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

Address: 121 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: RM377 - RM555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lazy Lizard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Best Western Port Douglas
Port Douglas Best Western
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#1 Family Hotel in Port Douglas
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port Douglas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
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1 month ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


      we have questions! First time trip, from Indiana. We have 10 days total, which boils down to 8 nights on the Continent of Australia when factoring in air travel from the U.S.

Q1: I hear about Stingers, but I don't know what they are?

Q2: what is the season for Stingers? We could come in late July or lat November. I am leaning toward late November for reasons that you'll see in later questions.

Q3: My initial plan was: 4 nights in Port Douglas, which would involve two days snorkeling the GBR, and one day to explore the Daintree rain forest. We would spend our 4th night in Port Douglas after a day in Daintree, next morning we would fly to Lady Elliot island and spend 3 nights there. Snorkel two days there. Fly to Sydney, take a train to Katoomba. Spend one night there, explore the entire next day and near dinnertime, take the train back to Sydney. Spend the night in Sydney and fly back to Indiana next day. Finally the question: this trip could happen late July or late November. I think November is better because Lady Elliot is colder waters than the Cairns area. Is it true that we could be on the GBR just walking off the beach at Lady Elliot? Am I over-rating that experience? Would we bet better off staying in Port Douglas for all of our four days of snorkeling?

Q4: Being a naive first-timer, what important logistics am I not aware of? Is my plan overall too aggressive? P.S. I have no interest in cities. Only nature. I'm not made of money and I realize Lady Elliot will not be cheap, but I also don't know how expensive airfare will be just to get on the island.

Q5: There will be three of us: me (age 56), my 16-year old, and my 20-year old. The 20-year old can sleep on a bed of nails, haha, he wouldn't care if he had a roll-away cot. What kind of room would you suggest for us at your place?


6 months ago

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“All rooms are good. We were happy being a few rooms back as nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles georgieandmick, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a double twin room at the back. It was quiet and the kitchen window opened onto the tropical forest.”
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“quite a few rooms - all seem ok”
 of 5 bubbles 431grahamc, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well placed as the facility is about 100 metres from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Kevinononthebike, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms quiet, room 3 has disabled access”
 of 5 bubbles michellec877, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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