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Bellingen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Retreat provided a great place for our extended family to get together. Set in a bushland setting with plenty of entertainment, especially the amazing dunes (bring your sandboards). We booked the Ranch and a Duplex which proved good value for money. Both provide large living areas and the Ranch has a great undercover verandah which enabled all 28 of...

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Killarney Vale, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location,The Ranch suited our large family and had everything we needed!! The possums at night were great. The staff were very friendly and we had a fantastic time, lots of great memories were made!! Looking forward to going back again some time soon!!

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Mudgee, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made feel very welcome on arrival. Very pet friendly. Has 2 cabins with dog yards. Accommodation is high quality for a park. Everything is supplied. The grounds are well cared & are great for walking your dog.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in the lodge, there is a great variety of spaces so 20 people didn't feel squashed. It's great to have big beds for the adults as well as bunks for the kids.The kitchen is superbly fitted out. Absolutely perfect but could benefit from air conditioning, at least in the lounge room.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a two bedroomed cottage at The Retreat for my step daughters 21st birthday. Michelle, Julie and Tracey were very accommodating and allowed us to book in a little earlier than usual (we wanted to decorate the cottage) and book out a little later than usual as we needed to tidy up and take down all the decorations. The...

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TheRetreatPS, Manager at The Retreat Port Stephens, responded to this review

Thanks Karen for your brilliant detailed review. As a small team we do offer a personal booking service and want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible and that other groups or guests are not going to impact on each others stay. Our buildings do offer self contained kitchens and large fridges which is important as we...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place for a group, we had 20 people using various cabins but the facilities were well designed to cater for dinner around the bbq, hanging out around the pool and the games room. Staff couldn't be more helpful

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TheRetreatPS, Manager at The Retreat Port Stephens, responded to this review

So pleased you had a great stay with your group and enjoyed the facilities. The BBQ area's and camp fires are a great area to gather and spend time with your family and friends. Our staff strive to ensure that all guests have a great time and are comfortable. We look forward to having you all stay again in the...

Silverwater, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found The Retreat an excellent venue for a family weekend. We had four cabins which enabled us to spend time together as well as have time out. We enjoyed time in the pool as well as the sand hills.

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TheRetreatPS, Manager at The Retreat Port Stephens, responded to this review

The Retreat is perfect for a few families to have their own private rooms but make us of the communal BBQ areas to gather and spend time with each other. The facilities available for all guests allows for plenty of time to be together, interact and enjoy your time together. Group accommodation is also available for those families who are...

Umina Beach, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great facilities, great cabins, great people looking after us and just great all round. Everything was spotless and in great condition. Everybody else was a great distance away to not disturb you. Great value for money

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TheRetreatPS, Manager at The Retreat Port Stephens, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed our property and facilities. The park is well set up with rooms spread out enough to not disturb each other and give you a nice sense of privacy. We look forward to having you stay again

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely stay for a solo person. Very good location with lots of shady trees. Cabin was compact but was suitable for myself. Just around corner behind sand hills is Birubi beach which stretches for miles ... a must see!

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TheRetreatPS, Manager at The Retreat Port Stephens, responded to this review

Thanks Cheryl for your time to review our business. Our Cabins are the smallest of our accommodation options but best suitable for small families or couples. We are always updating and making improvements to our rooms. We hope to be able to host you again in the future

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Retreat was perfect for our break - we stayed in the Ranch which was spacious and clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and the pool was wonderful. We would definitely recommend to others and we will return!

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TheRetreatPS, Manager at The Retreat Port Stephens, responded to this review

Yes the Ranch is a great holiday house and certainly offers lots of room internally. All our staff are here to ensure everyone's time at our property is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The pool is fantastic also being close by to The Ranch. We look forward to having you all stay again

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Retreat Port Stephens is set on 4 acres surrounded by natural bushland. Offering a very private and peaceful accommodation property for couples, families and groups.The Retreat is a very unique venue as we back directly onto the sand dunes with walking access over to the beach.Offering accommodation for Couples,families & Groups.Our beautiful Cabins and Bungalows are perfect for couples & families. For Groups & Schools The Lodge,Duplexes & Ranch are perfect. All of our buildings are self contained with full cooking facilities, bathrooms, lounge/dining areas, outdoor settings and use of all facilities.Onsite we have a games room for hours of entertainment, salt water swimming pool, covered BBQ area's with camp fires, kids play area, parking areas, sand board hire & tour bookings available at the office, and plenty of space for kids to ride their bikes and play ball games. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat Port Stephens

Address: 4302 Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Anna Bay
Price Range: $125 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Retreat Port Stephens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Ranch is excellent with 3 comfortable bedrooms (sleeps 9 people) plus a sofabed in the lounge. If you're not keen on lots of bunk bedding, try to book the smaller cabins rather than the Duplexes. The Duplex and Ranch allowed our family of all ages to congregate easily.”
 of 5 bubbles P3098RAsuzannec, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Cottage #3 is the best one for an off-road patio and closest to teh dunes”
  • Sand dunes next to the cottage
  • Cottage #3, showing the outdoor patio area
 of 5 bubbles KarenR234, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Even though cabin supposed to sleep 5 people I feel a couple + one is ample. There are no wardrobes just a hat stand to hang things so would have to stay out of suitcase which may suit some people.”
 of 5 bubbles 889cherylw, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No rooms - houses!”
 of 5 bubbles joannebZ1835YF, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ranch has good access to the pool and you can sit on the deck and watch the kids in the playground.”
 of 5 bubbles toddhorvat, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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