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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Awesome place to stay. Rooms are nice (bathrooms are a little dated). Best thing about this place are the new owners (even though the old owners we great too!). They are welcoming and so helpful. They booked many of the tours we went on and gave great advice as to what to do around the region. Pool is nice and...

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

Glad you had a wonderful time Nic2680. And thank you for your very kind comments. The bathrooms have a bath and a shower with new sinks and vanities. The overall look of the bathrooms is a bit dated, but over time, we hope to modernise these. thank you for your feedback and hopefully see you here again soon. Kind regards...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

A spacious and well presented room, representing great value for money . Aiden and Alex made us feel very welcome and were very helpful in offering great suggestions for self touring. The swimming pool and bbq area very clean and tidy and the provision of oils, paper towels, bbq tools and plastic ware for use in the pool area was...

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

Hi Michelle P, Thank you for your review and for staying with us. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that is on offer at the Lazy Lizard. Hopefully see you on your return soon! Regards Aidan & Alex

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Little motel with huge comfortable rooms. It has a little kitchen with microwave in it and plenty of room to sort out your luggage when youre on a long journey. The owner or recepsionist made us feel very welcome and gave some great tourist info about the daintree and cape tribulation. There is a big mango tree in front of...

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

Dear Nelis010, Thank you for your review and for staying at the Lazy Lizard. The poor Mango tree has finally shed all its unreachable fruit, with a lot of help from the fruit bats! Glad we managed to secure a few before the bats had a feed! They are now cubed and in the freezer! Thank you once again and...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, a quiet , relaxing home away from home. Clean , neat & tidy. The guy's made us feel like we were special guests. Helped us with tourist info, I would return and recommend this motel, great value for money. Thanks guy's. A+

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

Hi Lynda K, Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Glad you found it a home away from home. Thank you once again for the sweet farm brochures. Hopefully you are having the time of your lives on that cruise? Saw the ship in Port here the day you left! Hopefully see you on your return to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Your unit at the Lazy Lizard will be big and spacious; a queen size bed, a separate single bed, plus a double sofa (which also converts to a bed), very large desk space, large dining table. The kitchenette is extremely well-appointed (microwave, kettle, toaster, large fridge and freezer, good selection of utensils/cutlery), plus of course a good-sized bathroom with separate...

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

Dear Airlineconsultant, Thank you so much for your very detailed and fantastic review. It was a pleasure meeting you and chatting with you during your week stay. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you back again this year, once you have dates organised. Kind regards Aidan & Alex

Cairns, Queensland
Reviewed 29 December 2015

My wife and I stayed in over christmas 2015 with our 3 daughters, 6, 4 & almost 2. We had the family room which has a Queen bed in the main area and two singles in another room with a built in cupboard. We also used a port a cot in that room and it was not cramped. It was...

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

Dear wemarriedinvegas, Thank you very much for your detailed review and for taking the time to write it. We do take your feedback seriously as it is only through your constructive comments can we make future guests’ stay better. It is unfortunate that we didn’t know that you were experiencing issues with the Wifi during your stay. Rebooting the routers...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Lazy Lizard in September, and will shortly be booking again for next September as we have just booked flights to Cairns. The accommodation certainly exceeded our expectations; namely the size, cleanliness and quality of the room - but in particular we appreciated the accommodating hosts, Aiden and Alex, who really stamp their own...

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

Dear zepper07. Thank you very much for your great review. Greta to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and looking forward to welcoming you back next year! We have beach umbrellas and chairs and eskys that previous guests have left for others to enjoy. Guests have loved the esky as they can make up sandwiches and drinks and take...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2015

With excellent service, spacious rooms and good facilities, this is an excellent choice for those staying in Port Douglas. Aiden and Alex are welcoming and eager to provide tourist information. Furthermore, the modern and spacious rooms have many facilities, with shared facilities such as an ice machine and a washing machine also available.

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

Thank you Bartholemew D for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed the BEST of Port! Hopefully see you here again one day soon? Regards Aidan & Alex

Kambalda, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

If the rooms look big in the pics, that's because they actually are. What can I say, this place was my favourite, 2 double beds, nice and clean, great pool and spa. Alex is really nice and helpful. Only downfall maybe that it's a bit far out of town but if you have a car, look no further.

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

Dear Sharon C, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the spacious units and the pool. Yes, we are a little out of town, about a 20 minute stroll to the main street (too humid and hot to walk!) or it takes about 4 minutes in the car. Having a car allows you to explore more of the region,...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Adrian and Alex provide a very pleasant stay at a clean and spacious motel with a kitcenette and covered parking. Wi Fi is free and works well.Their advice and guidance for things to see were most welcome and never intrusive. The motel is located about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Port Douglas and about 10 minutes from the...

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

Dear 611sunseekers, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Glad you found our advice helpful. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable and stress free as possible by suggesting activities in the area. I agree, a car is the best way to get around as there is so much to see and do in the area....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The largest motel rooms in Port at 46sq metres! FREE undercover parking and FREE WiFi. Set in tranquil tropical garden surrounds with saltwater pool. Rest and Relax and enjoy the quiet setting, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a beverage on your patio or a lunch or dinner on the barbeque beside the pool. Aidan & Alex can offer advice on tours and book tours to the reef or rainforest and beyond, whatever suits your needs. We are a 12-minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes to the main street. By car to Macrossan street is about 4 minutes and there is free parking in town. Rates are for 2 people. Maximum 4 people per Deluxe Queen Studio and King studio, 3 in a Queen studio and 5 in a family studio. ... 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: RM379 - RM573 (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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3 months ago
park city
3 months ago
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Hello,

      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?

Thanks!

8 months ago

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“They are all the same”
 of 5 bubbles dionysiak699, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I presume rooms in the rear would be quieter, but they all should be pretty quiet.”
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“Stayed in the same room, every week , but all areas are quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles markluciah, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
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