The Friendliest Port Douglas Hotel
We are thrilled to be a Tripadvisor 2023 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner.
A huge thank you to our past guests who have reviewed their stay with us.
And also, a Silver winner of the 3-3.5 star Accommodation category at the Annual Queensland Tourism Awards >>>>>>>>>>>>>
We offer guests spacious, quiet, clean and affordable accommodation to REST and RELAX in. Lots of space and lots of fresh air.
We are a small, Independent Motel, the only Port Douglas Motel to be rated 3.5 stars by Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC).
Check in and Chill out with a sense of calm and serenity.
The Lazy Lizard is a short stroll from many Port Douglas attractions including the famous 4 Mile Beach, Port Douglas Village Centre, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and shops. 4 minute drive to the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, the point of departure for day cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and centrally located to take day tours to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, and the lush Tablelands. Many tours will include a pick up from the Lazy Lizard. A local bus service runs from 7.00am to 12 midnight daily, numbers available at reception.
Or just spend your day by the pool (Heated from June - October).
Looking forward to welcoming you to our calm and relaxing haven at the Lazy Lizard soon.
Aidan is also a Registered Nurse, so you can be guaranteed that the rooms are very clean!! We are COVID safe.
Aidan & Alex
27th Sept 2023 - LOVED IT.
I rarely write reviews but feel compelled to share the great time we had at the Lazy Lizard Motor Inn. We booked relatively last minute, the booking process was easy, the instructions to get to the motel and the Welcome email exemplary.
What a gem! The Lazy lizard motel is a great place to stay, we had a lovely big airy room, exceptionally clean & comfortable, well stocked equipment in the kitchenette & fluffy white towels!! 😍
Aidan who greeted was fantastic and soo knowledgeable, helping us plan our own road trip of local places to see and do. The best trip ever, we saw some amazing sights in Daintree, including a wild cassowary!!!
We loved all the extra touches: Clear, easy to follow maps, beach towels from reception for our trip out to the reef, laundry, ice machine, borrowing a DVD for the evening, local restaurant & bar information.
We felt so well cared for as customers, thank you so much Aidan. Sam and I would highly recommend the Lazy Lizard and would love to visit again, as it’s been the highlight of our trip. 10 out of 10 for excellent customer service. Thank you.
Great place to stay
This motel is a great place to stay and reasonably priced. The rooms are big, exceptionally clean and have a great little kitchen area. The staff are fantastic, helpful and are so knowledgeable about the area. Aiden was extremely helpful with planning our tours. He gave us an esky so that we could have a picnic on the beach at Cape Tribulation which was fantastic. They have a big ice machine for everyone to use which is brilliant for your evening drinks. The pool area was great. We would highly recommend the Lazy Lizard and would happily come back. I give Aiden and Alex 10 out of 10 for excellent customer service.
It is not easy to find a decently priced but nice and clean room in Port Douglas during high season. However, we found exactly this at the Lazy Lizard. We were most impressed with the heated pool and the kind and helpful guys at the reception, who even took care of my luggage while I went camping in the rainforest for a week. Thanks so much, guys! We had a great time at the Lazy Lizard and will certainly come back soon.