We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

By The Sea Port Douglas

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
By The Sea Port Douglas
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for By The Sea Port Douglas
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,223: English reviews
Peregian Springs, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We have just spent one of the best weeks we have had on vacation for a long time. After inspecting the property about 6 months ago, we decided that we needed to return and have the full experience. We were not disappointed. The girls especially Emma and Amanda were extremely friendly,helpful and attentive. Nothing we asked for was a problem....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank acfinch
Rostrevor
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Three mature interstate ladies arrived at "By The Sea", full of high expectations. These were exceeded! "By The Sea" comprises various different bright, hip, young apartments and our accommodation, the Jelly Bean Villa (3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) was faultless. We even had t.vs and DVDs in two of the three bedrooms, as well as downstairs in the living area. One en-suite...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank NiceRostrevor
wickedwendy084, Owner at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Mary & Sharrone, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure having the three of you stay with us at By the Sea Port Douglas. We would just like to clarify for readers about the two pools. Our resort has just one lovely heated pool. It isn’t big, but we think it’s really cute (and it’s...

Perth
Reviewed 19 May 2015

When we booked the apartments we received an email from the girls letting us know of all the facilities available and made sure we had booked the right room for our requirements. We then received another email a few days before we arrived letting us know the check in times for when we arrived and an offer to help us...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank vegita
wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Dear Deborah and Mark, thank you so much for such a great review. Every time we get a new review (well a good one that is!) a collective cheer can be heard from all the girls working at By the Sea Port Douglas. We treasure each and every one of them and are most grateful not only to your good...

Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2015

This accommodation was only seconds from a world class beach and only minutes from shopping and fine dining facilities. A very comfortable place to stay. Every need had been considered and was available in the apartment. We would gladly return

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank maria p
South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We are spending three nights at by the sea in Port Douglas. This is a boutique hotel that offers everything, wonderful accommodation clean tidy rooms with fun decor. They have fabulous amenities free of charge with your room cost. Beach chairs beach towels, sand toys, wagons to carry toys down to the beach, bicycles, golf clubs, free Wi-Fi. A special...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Leslie B
Sydney
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Smart clean affordable accommodation just a short stroll from the Centre of Port Douglas night life. Free bike hire is brilliant (although the road worthiness of the bikes is pot luck) and you can cycle down the beach and around town. Very comfy beds! A bit disappointed that we did not experience as much friendliness from the front desk as...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank _ES1_1
Bree, Belgium
Reviewed 9 May 2015

had a very nice, relaxing time in port douglas! nice clean room, enough space. they have everything you need in reception, very friendly staff, they will help you with anything you need!! Only small thing we missed: they dont make up the room every day. we only stayed 4 nights - and if you wanted you would get new towels...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank 1985Karen2014
wickedwendy084, Manager at By The Sea Port Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Bree. A big thank you to you and all the lovely people who take time to post a review after their stay at our resort. Every time we get a new review (well a good one that is!) a collective cheer can be heard from the girls working at the resort. So a big thank you again from us...

Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at By the Sea and would highly recommend to anyone. Location was fantastic very close to beach, the staff were very friendly and helpful especially in assisting with tour bookings. The rooms were very clean and well appointed :)

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank gemmagrier
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We stayed here for 2 weeks in April. We found the place to be clean, neat and comfortable. It is in the perfect position in port douglas, right on the beach and close to all the bars and restaurants. The staff were always extremely helpful and friendly. The highlight for me was the free hire of many items (listed on...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank melissa s
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were here in March during the Cyclone Nathan first Act. A really nice room to watch the rain pound the beach. Can only imagine what it would have been like during better weather. The ladies on the front dest were more than accommodating! Comfortable bed and great location. Would definitely return.

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Colonel_Butler

340 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (333)
Viewed
View from Room (30)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (49)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (49)
Viewed
Room/Suite (61)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (122)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Port Douglas hotels
2.3 km away
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
0.1 km away
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
#9 of 44 in Port Douglas
883 reviews
0.6 km away
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
#4 of 44 in Port Douglas
681 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
The Port Douglas Outrigger
The Port Douglas Outrigger
#1 of 58 in Port Douglas
228 reviews
4.6 km away
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
0.4 km away
Shantara Resort  Port Douglas
Shantara Resort Port Douglas
#7 of 58 in Port Douglas
938 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Have the best of both worlds by staying at By the Sea Port Douglas. The convenience of staying in the main town centre (Macrossan Street) but also the tranquility and beauty of staying right by the sea! ... more   less 

Additional Information about By The Sea Port Douglas

Address: 72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia (Formerly Archipelago Apartments)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: RM398 - RM1,060 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — By The Sea Port Douglas 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your By The Sea Port Douglas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
By The Sea Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from By The Sea Port Douglas staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from By The Sea Port Douglas staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Shortage of on site parking. Top floor with sea view get view and more cool breeze. Pool deep at one end.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeGolfHack, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We all love to be spoilt”
 of 5 bubbles R0gerDJ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors probably quieter and be aware there is no lift if that's an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 399carolynh, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good rooms as far as I'm concerned.”
 of 5 bubbles bionicallah, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with view of the sea are great but located on the 3rd floor (no elevators).”
  • Not a bad view to wake up to in the morning....
 of 5 bubbles claudios897, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5