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Port Douglas Motel is unique, friendly and colourful... Welcoming from the minute you walk into reception.

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A comfortable, no fuss stay - spacious, clean and vibrant rooms with modern amenities.

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Great facilities: full equipped quests kitchen, dining area, saltwater pool and free wifi.

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All rooms are recently refurbished - you will love our funky, retro styling!

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An unbeatable location, a short stroll to restaurants, shops, marina and the beach.

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Perfectly positioned in Port Douglas at an unbeatable location

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Port Douglas Motel

Family Owned Retro Boutique Motel in a 5 Star Location

From the moment you walk into your guest-room of our 1970’s circa building, you’ll feel at home. Our small retro style boutique motel is located 50 metres from Macrossan Street in Port Douglas. Having recently undergone extensive renovations and refurbishment we offer guests an enjoyable comfortable stay, great value for money in one of the best locations in town. Situated only a couple of minutes walk to the fine dining and fantastic shopping that Port Douglas is renowned for, makes this property ideal for people that want a no frills stay.

We are consistently ranked highly in the Port Douglas Accommodation on Trip Advisor. It’s the little things that make us a top rated Motel and sometimes big things too – like our fantastic customer service, spacious guest-rooms and amazing location.

Funky Retro Rooms

Spacious, cozy and clean retro guestrooms, perfect for couples or friends

Free wi-fi, free parking and free use of pool towels. There is also a guest kitchen by the pool where you can cook up a storm with our gas BBQ or stove and then, enjoy your food in our undercover dining area adjacent to the swimming pool.

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Queen Guest Room

Kick back and relax in comfort for two. The bed is very comfy, the room spacious and clean offering all modern amenities.

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Queen and Single Guest Room

Kick back and relax in comfort for three! The bed is very comfy and the room is spacious and clean offering all modern amenities.

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Port Douglas Holiday Cottage

Our Port Douglas Holiday Cottage is the perfect retreat for your tropical beach getaway with all creature comforts for your enjoyment during your Port Douglas holiday.

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Accommodation Packages

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This package includes:- Complimentary free bottle of white wine on arrival midday check in 12 noon check out free wifi free pool towels during your stay free undercover parking

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Why book with us

4 Star Self Rated Motel

10 minute walk to the Marina

5 minute walk to Four Mile Beach

9 Davidson Street, Port Douglas

+61 7 4099 5248


Funky Retro Styling

Fun boutique Motel

& 4 bedroom beachhouse



Saltwater swimming pool together with waterfall

Sun lounges

Guest Communal Kitchen

Gas Cooktop with Electric Oven

Large gas B.B.Q



Free Undercover Parking

Free Wifi

Free D.V.D Library

Free use of Pool Towels

On Site Car Hire

Tour Desk

Airport transfers



Located 50 metres from Macrossan Street

5 minute walk to Four Mile Beach

10 minute stroll to Reef Marina

Kaalo wrote a review on 23 Apr. 2021 Batemans Bay, Australia177 contributions141 helpful votesRemnant of a missed era. 35 years passed since my last vist to Port. Loved it. On this visit the big decision was where to stay. A huge range of options.Apartments. Condominiums. Retreats. Resorts.All very generic. Each had consulted the thesaurus to add to dramatic superlatives of their properties. Getting disillusioned already.....Then we stumbled on the Port Douglas Motel. No need for pretentious descriptions. Instead a plethora of 5 star reviews from all platforms.And a realistic price? Too good to be true perhaps?Woohoo! It was great. An honest motel which the owners, staff and guests show obvious pride.Immaculately clean. Practical furnishings. Only the mod cons you need. An excellent outdoor kitchen alongside an inviting pool. Comprehensive tour desk.Not for everyone. Only those who appreciate extremely good value. Probably other places have more kudos but why then did I count at least 3 people taking photos of the quirky artwork at the motel frontage.Personally it should be heritage listed. As an example of good clean honest accommodation.Well done to you all!

First time visiting Port Douglas and had a lovely stay in this stunning immaculate comfortable and greatly located establishment! The staff were extremely friendly and thank you to Marie for recommending some great restaurants in the area upon arrival! Everything was immaculately clean which I loved!!! The decor of the room to all the amenities in the room were great!


We stayed for 2 nights and the accommodation was great. Lillian was lovely greeting us and nothing was any trouble. The BBQ and outdoor kitchen facilities are brilliant. We had friends staying there with their 3 kids and they loved the pool area. Would definitely stay again.

Steeri D

I can only agree with all the other excellent reviews on here. Our room was clean, comfortable with everything we needed. Great location which meant we could walk everywhere within the town. Really friendly and helpful staff on reception. Would definitely stay here again


This place is awesome! The location is perfect, one block from the main street. They have a nice size pool and really great cooking facilities outside under cover with a fan. Each room has toaster, kettle, microwave & fridge. Rooms are very clean and modern. Front desk was very helpful too - will return for sure!!

Bali 73

Our reason for the Post Douglas stay was to witness the Wedding of a beautiful couple but turned out to be so much more. From the moment we arrived, were made most welcomed. When stairs were an issue, we were moved to ground leave Lillian, Jenny and others all did there best and it was very much appreciated. Had a great time & really clean and spacious. Thank you.

Liz Picking

We found our stay at the motel to be one of the greatest we have done. The staff was excellent , the rooms were very neat and kept very clean. The location was great, close to the four mile beach, the town, the harbour, all within a 5 minute walk. The motel had a great swimming pool, with a great cooking area, with table and chairs, all under cover and use for all motel guest. The town is what we call a great walking town and a lot of activity at night.

Ray & Diann Merrill

As part of our Australia round trip we (unfortunately only) spent two nights in Port Douglas, in this motel. We were greeted warmly and had super nice and functional rooms. The motel is in close proximity (max 5 minutes walk) to the harbor and city center, so ideal for walking and exploring Port Douglas. By car we explored the area (Daintree ...). All in all ... our recommendation.

Bernd Kasper

We were more than happy with our accommodation. This motel has everything you need from entertainment area to quality retro furnished rooms. Only 2 min walk to Main Street for dining. Quiet location we will be back.

Patricia Bick

Fantastic, friendly, happy lady in office who was also very informative. I needed budget accomodation for only 1 night and I got more than I expected. Room very retro style, lovely and very comfortable and clean. I loved the fact they have blue towels instead of white. Just around the corner from shops and bars. I would recommend this to anyone and I will be back if I ever come to Port Douglas again.

Kristina Eriksson

I chose the Port Douglas Motel because it looked good online( modern, colourful, quirky), location (centre of town), local family run business (professional service with a personal touch), affordable and the online reviews were really positive. This establishment well and truly lived up to expectations. It's a fabulous place to stay. Spotlessly clean. Friendly and helpful service. I highly recommend


We stayed at the Motel in July on our first visit to Port Douglas. We were very happy with our accommodation - all we needed and nice and quiet at night. Amenities were good and it was very clean. Enjoyed the pool and the communal cooking facilities. We will be back.

Sue Isitt

Fantastic central location in Port Douglas with lovely helpful staff. The rooms are a great size with new furnishings and very colourful. Oozed the Port Douglas relaxed tropical vibe which we loved! Rooms are very clean with super comfy beds and pillows. It was my first time to Port Douglas with my fiancé. Bernie and Jenny were great, made us feel so welcome. Thanks to the Port Douglas Motel team for making our holiday to Port Douglas amazing!

Roslyn and Corey

I could not have been happier with this motel. The ladies in the office are so nice & helpful!!! The place is clean, comfortable, close to town & the pool area has an excellent set up for having a BBQ or cooking. I stayed November 18th - 22nd, 2018. I don't think you could find a better place to stay!

Denise Hout

Room was presented so well and pleasantly bright. Great facilities. Great location. Alround affordable little gem.

Corinne Lutton

We stayed here for 1 night at the end of February 2019 and were very pleased with everything. I would recommend it. The staff were also very helpful when we encountered a problem with our trip.

Lyndsey Turner

I love staying here for work trips, I can walk to the beach and main street, the rooms are bright and inviting and the office staff are absolutely lovely. Highly recommended!

Elisa Zavadil

How lucky was I to have stumbled on this lovely little motel. Super friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff who went over and above. Bright & colorful, immaculately clean, comfy bed, great location to beach, restaurants & shops. Would definitely return!



Things to do in Port Douglas

Port Douglas tour and activity experiences are countless; you will be spoilt for choice

Let Port Douglas Motel’s Tour Desk Staff help you choose and book your tours and adventures. Based on our local knowledge and experience, we can help you plan tours that best suit your individual needs. No charge to our guests for this service. To pre-book a tour or to enquire, contact us direct.

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An unbelievable gondola ride over the rainforest with incredible views out to the Coral Sea and of the Barron Falls; take it to Kuranda then return on the historic Kuranda train.

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Sport Fishing

On the rivers, inlets or on the reef - try for coral trout, barramundi, red emperor to name but a few. Local guides show you where the good fishing is.

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Lush Tablelands

Take a hot air ballon ride. Ride the rapids on the Barron River, tour Millaa Millaa Falls, the Mareeba Wetlands, Yungaburra Markets.

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Great Barrier Reef

A must do while here - diving, snorkelling, cruising the reef, experiencing the breathtaking scenery both above and below the water. Both full day and half day excursions offered.

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Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest

4WD safaris, interpretive tours, bushwalking, cruising the Daintree River, Birdwatching

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Horseback Riding

Go horseback riding along the beach or through the rainforest.

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Go golfing on any one of 3 -18 hole golf courses in the area.

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Hartleys Creek

Experience a real crocodile farm


The Heart of Port Douglas

Located a 1 hour drive along the Scenic Coast from Cairns

It is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated resort town with a laid back tropical attitude focused on providing the visitor with a wide variety of services, tours and activities.

Safe & friendly, Port Douglas is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation – Daintree Rainforest and Australian Outback.

Shady, tree lined streets with an extensive choice of restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops in combination with idyllic warm temperatures – a tropical paradise

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Port Douglas Motel
9 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland

Our Accommodation Awards

Booking.com award 2020
Hotels Combined Awards 2020
Trip Advisor Awards 2020
Trivago Awards 2018
Trivago Awards 2017
Booking.com Guest Review Awards 2016
Booking.com Guest Review Awards 2016
Hotels Combined Stellar Stays 2015
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2018
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2017
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2016
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2015
TripAdvisor Guest Review Awards
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Trivago Awards 2015