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Balboa Apartments Guest REviews

Our Port Douglas hotel-style apartments are situated in the heart of the area and just minutes walk from the main village. The Port Douglas Resort reflects the beach style and relaxed elegance which gives our Queensland resort township its reputation as the ultimate holiday playground for discerning travelers.

Ken L
“We spent 12 days in Port Douglas at Balboa Holiday Apartments. There are a total of 13 apartments, which was a good size apartment block for us. We were very fortunate to stay in Unit 1, as we felt that is the best location in the complex. It is on the ground floor, close to the swimming pool, has easy access from the road. It is very close to the beach, and the great walkway around the bluff. It is also an easy short walk into the town.The resident managers (Lynette & Andrew) are very helpful, accomodating, and willing to help with any of our questions regarding things to do, places to eat, and tours. They also have fold up chairs, esky’s etc that are available to be used. We would definitely stay here again.”

Christine J
“We have been staying at Balboa since 2013 and always enjoy the apartments. They are an 80’s build; so very generous proportions. Right across the road from four mile beach and within an easy walk to all the shops and inlet. They would be enhanced with a makeover but our families prefer the size and position over aesthetics. The pool has a smaller one for children and the well cared for gardens are lush and green. There is undercover parking for rental cars and each unit has a large outdoor eating and lounging verandah. Would thoroughly recommend Balboa!!”

Karen F
“A great experience!. We loved our stay at the Balboa Apartments! Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment was spacious and airy. We had a beautiful deck with a large table where we ate all our meals. Great location, only steps from 4 mile beach. The property is beautiful and the innkeepers are extremely helpful. This is a wonderful place to stay!.”

Hetravels
“With friends staying at Bilboa apartments the spacious and well-equipped apartment was impressive. It’s quiet location only a stone’s throw to four mile beach was excellent and only a two minute walk to Macrossan Street where all the main shops and bars are. The complex itself is rather compact but quite luxurious and the pool was quiet and comfortable with the use of a communal bbq. Highly recommended.”

Aasro
“Highly recommend staying at the Balboa!! Excellent location – steps away from 4 mile beach. Restaurants/shopping/grocery within walking distance. Our unit was well equipped, clean, comfortable and very spacious. Huge patio with large outdoor table and grill, surrounded by tropical plants. The managers are friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and attractions. We flew into Cairns, got a rental car and drove. Very beautiful one hour drive between Cairns and Port Douglas. All area attractions have shuttle service so a car is not needed but we prefer to do things on our own schedule.”

James M
“Great care Takers, beautiful property close to the beach and park. You just walking distance fro grocery store and fantastic restaurants. Really, special people, friendly and kind. CareTakers know the are very well and can tell you what tours are worth going on. If you have a rental car you can just roam the mountains and visit historical sites, Golf Course less than a mile or so from the property. Great Place – you won’t want to leave! Definitely check out the Wildlife Habitat Zoo which is close by… You’ll love it!.”

Jacqui S
“We stayed here from 20th-25th Aug 2018 while attending my mum’s wedding. Apartment #9 ground floor on the corner. Very large and comfortable! we had everything we needed! Friendly hosts, beautiful pool and the best location right across the road from 4 Mile Beach. An easy flat walk to local shops, restaurants, supermarket etc. Great wifi, own kitchen and laundry has everything you will need!
We’ll definitely be back!. Thank you Balboa!.”

Alex K
“Brilliant! Great value, spacious, Clean, fantastic location. Management ( Lynette and Andrew) are superb hosts. Will always return there for our accommodation. Beach across the road, situated on Macrossan Street.”

Annie B
“My family of 5 stayed at the Balboa holiday apartments for 6 nights in a 3 bedroom ground floor apartment. Apartments were perfect, fully self contained with everything to make it feel homely, and so spacious, having 3 teenagers we needed the space, and the balboa was perfect. Location is fantastic 50mtr from beach and 50mtr from the main st, walking distance to everything you need. The managers and staff are extremely helpful and really lovely, ensuring that we had a great holiday. Couldn’t recommend and thank Balboa Holiday Apartments enough, for the amazing time we had in Port Douglas!”

Maria H
“Excellent accommodation in one of the best positions in Port Douglas. Managers Lynette and Andrew are very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation is large, comfortable and well maintained. This was another very relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Australia.”

Patricia B
“We recently stayed at Balboa with overseas visitors. We stayed in apartment 12 perfect for two couples. Spacious and extremely clean . Beds were comfortable as were the pillows (most important for me). Kitchen had everything we needed for cooking for when we did stay in and cook.  Lovely swimming pool, loved the coloured lights at night time. We certainly enjoyed the large verandah eating most of our meals outside . The position of Balboa is excellent, across the road from 4 mile beach and an easy walk to cafes and shops . We will definitely book Balboa for our next trip to Port.”

Paul L
“We decided on short notice to escape Melbourne’s cold and spent a week in Port Douglas. We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the town with great restaurants and easy to walk around. We stayed at The Balboa apartments and the location is great being a short walk to beach and town. Our apartment was very spacious and had everything we wanted and needed. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay there next time.”

April D
“My partner and I stayed at Balboa Apartments in September. This is our second time back to Balboa and Port Douglas and would not stay anywhere else. The location is steps away from the beach and steps away from the main street. The apartments are extremely spacious and super clean and the hosts Lynette and Andrew are always helpful , very friendly and professional. Port Douglas is a fabulous location and staying at Balboa Apartments makes it even better. You could not ask for a better location , apartment or hosts!!!.”

James M
“Great care Takers, beautiful property close to the beach and park. You just walking distance fro grocery store and fantastic restaurants. Really, special people, friendly and kind. CareTakers know the are very well and can tell you what tours are worth going on. If you have a rental car you can just roam the mountains and visit historical sites, Golf Course less than a mile or so from the property. Great Place – you won’t want to leave! Definitely check out the Wildlife Habitat Zoo which is close by… You’ll love it!.”

KiwimadeinNZ
“This was our second time staying at the Balboa it is in an ideal location just across from the beach but sheltered from the sea breeze, which can be very breezy at times! The apartments are well appointed and well equipped if you are self-catering. It is only a short walk into town for restaurants, cafes, bars or groceries. The pool is relaxing if the beach is not your thing and the surrounding gardens are well maintained. Already looking forward to our next visit.”

Helen M
“Love this place. Location is amazing – specially compared to many places in PD. don’t underestimate the benefit of being able to easily access town. Owners very friendly and accommodating – eg printing my daughters homework. Apartment was great – well stocked, super clean, well maintained.”

Rosaleen K
“We stayed for 5 nights with friends at this apartment block over the Anzac Day weekend. I honestly don’t know how our time there could have been better. The accommodation (we stayed in no. 7 on the ground floor) was beautiful: clean, comfortable and welcoming with everything we needed including a well-equipped kitchen, and the couple who manage the building are delightful and helpful without being in any way intrusive. The location, on the corner of Garrick and Macrossan Streets is ideal. It is situated at a 2-minute walk to the beach, and a 5-minute walk to the thriving town centre buzzing with excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and fashion boutiques. We had a couple of great walks, swam in the pool, the sea and rivers and enjoyed some fabulous meals. And, the weather, about 27 degrees was perfect. Highly recommended.”

Andrew K
“Just go there. Don’t think about it. Just go. This place is awesome. Stone’s throw from the beach. You fall asleep at night listening to the ocean, and wake up in the morning and walk across Garrick Street to the beach to see the sun emerge out of the Coral Sea. It’s spacious, comfortable, well appointed, brilliantly located, quiet and the kitchen is full of utensils if you’re into home cooking. Alternatively, Macrossan Street is 5 mins away. I can’t wait until next time. And cheers to Andrew & Lynette – fabulous hosts.”

Lee Q
“This was the second time we have stayed at Balboa and again we found it exceptional. Perfectly situated next to 4 mile beach and an easy stroll to the main street and all that has to offer. This place is an amazing home away from home with everything you could want. The caretakers are lovely,friendly and very helpful. The apartments are huge ….like a small house !! We had a two bedroom apt ground floor, beds were both king size. Main br had lovely ensuite with walk In shower and there was a second large bathroom. Generous built in robes in both rooms. Lounge with large Tv with Foxtel and radio for background music. Large marble dining table,cane chairs and cane couches and chairs in the open lounge. Kitchen has dishwasher, oven, microwave and all utensil and cooking items you need? Everything is pristinely clean and well cared for. We will definitely be back again, wouldn’t go anywhere else now!!!”

Chris W
“reat location near the beach with some apartments getting ocean/beach views. Walk to just about everything from here; shops, restaurants, beach, marina, parks, Sunday market. Apartments really large with all mod cons and just about everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean and well maintained.Very well managed and very helpful.”