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Overview of Portobello By The Sea

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Beach nearby, scuba diving
Beach nearby, scuba diving
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Portobello By The Sea

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Contactless check-out

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDickey Beach3 min walk
    Popular LocationMoffat Beach9 min walk
    Popular LocationCaloundra Private Clinic15 min walk
    AirportMaroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast)28 min drive

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony

3.9/5 guest room rating
  • 95 sq m
  • Park view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • 68 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony

5/5 guest room rating
  • 150 sq m
  • Park view
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Single Beds

About this area

Sunshine Coast

Portobello By The Sea is located near the beach and in an area with great shopping. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Queensland Air Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Moffat Beach and Shelly Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Surfing/boogie boarding and boat tours offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby. Guests love the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dickey Beach - 3 min walk
  • Moffat Beach - 9 min walk
  • Caloundra Private Clinic - 15 min walk
  • Caloundra Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Shelly Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Landsborough Station - 24 min drive
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) - 65 min drive


  • The Pocket Espresso - 14 min walk
  • Thai Lime Twist - 3 min drive
  • Domenico's on Kings - 3 min drive
  • Blue Orchid - 3 min drive
  • Beau's Cafe - 3 min drive

About this property

Portobello By The Sea

4-star Sunshine Coast hotel in Dicky Beach, walk to Moffat Beach
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a corner/local shop and a garden are on-site. All 55 rooms feature kitchens with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access and balconies are standard, as are TVs with cable channels. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Portobello By The Sea offers 55 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 4-star hotel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable televisions are provided. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Corner/local shop
  • High chair
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area


  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2 PM - 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:30 AM - 5 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (9 AM - 2 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Reception hours are 9 AM - 2:30 PM on public holidays.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per night

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

Portobello Sea
Portobello Sea Apartment
Portobello Sea Apartment Dicky Beach
Portobello Sea Dicky Beach
Portobello By The Sea Hotel
Portobello By The Sea Dicky Beach
Portobello By The Sea Hotel Dicky Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does Portobello By The Sea have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Portobello By The Sea pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Portobello By The Sea?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Portobello By The Sea?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 5 PM.
What time is check-out at Portobello By The Sea?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is Portobello By The Sea located?
Located in Dicky Beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Moffat Beach and Caloundra Private Clinic. Shelly Beach and Currimundi Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 181 out of 317 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 103 out of 317 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 317 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 317 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 317 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
close to everything that we needed pool area was great
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The only thing this hotel has going for it is location. But the caravan park across the road is also just as well located but undoubtably cleaner. Portobello is outdated, with terrible ventilation in the units. Our unit had mould in both bathrooms and on window ledges and blinds. Every surface felt dirty. Shower head was broken. Bathrooms stunk of mildew. Manager offered to move us to another unit. When we looked at it it also had mould in the bathrooms and dirt on surfaces. We ended up leaving and paying for alternate accomodation. The place we ended up in was $50/night cheaper and 1000 times better.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Misleading information. Says there is a lift, but there is only a lift in one part of the complex. For the rest you have to take the stairs, Not so good for the elderly. Also units are shabby, rundown and in need of repair and a proper clean. Mildew in bathrooms, broken tiles in shower held together with duct tape, torn fabric on sofa, dirty stains on bath towels and tea towels, broken venitian blinds. Only fans in bedrooms (no air-con) and fans work poorly. Key-pad to carpark often doesn't work, so have to ask staff to open the gate. Fridge freezes food, even on coolest setting. Had trouble turning off hotplate in kitchen, it was still hot 6 hous later even though it was turned off. Thick pile of dust behind dresser in bedroom (easily visable behind TV) etc, etc.
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Will not stay again and would not recommend. Secure underground parking and lift to unit.Unit was tidy but not clean.(Was expecting a professionally cleaned unit during a global pandemic.) Balcony was not usable whilst aircon was on, toilet/bathroom had no exhaust fan and one window which opened onto resort walkway. Ceiling fans, doors, air conditioner, fridge, toilet and shower all worked fine. Did not test all windows, tv, Foxtel, phone, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, cook top, kettle, toaster, swimming pool, or restaurant. Small container of milk, sugar satchels, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, bin bags, toilet paper, dish liquid, and washing liquid were provided in handy sample sizes - no tea, coffee, salt or pepper satchels. Internet was limited and very slow. Over priced for the quality/age of furnishing and appliances, the lack of cleanliness,lack of screens on windows and door, and poor design choices and placements in regards to the lack of bathroom exhaust fan and the air-conditioner pumping hot air onto the balcony. Location is excellent - being walking distance to Dicky beach and a small selection of essential and handy shops including takeaways, cafes, pharmacy, liquor store, hair dresser, butcher, cafes, onsite restaurant, and small IGA.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

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