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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing facilities only thing is u have to worry about discarding your own rubbish and worry about getting clean towels shouldn't have to worry about that if im paying close to 800 $ for 3 nights i even got told at reception that they charge 2$ for pool towels now thats ridiculous. But besides that cleanliness is great 5stars there!

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We really appreciate your feedback as we seek it out to ensure we are able to listen and learn from our guests in order to keep improving. Kind regards Jacqui Lawlor

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views from the apartment. Friendly staff. Music from the pub was very loud in the lounge room but the bedroom was set back and quieter. Overall I would definitely recommend a stay here. The area also has beautiful bays and surf beaches a short walk away

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We do hope to see you back in the near future Regards Jacqui Lawlor

Sydney Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ramada Resort is in a great location and very good accommodation, able to walk to the hotel downstairs for a good meal or other restaurants only 5 minute walk, the indoor lap pool, spas and gym are great as is the main pool. Great walks nearby also

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback, i am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the resort and this beautiful piece of the world. We do hope to see you back in the near future Regards Jacqui Lawlor

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit concerned reading some of the negative comments before arriving at the resort. I was pleasantly surprised that my apartment was clean and in pretty great condition. We all loved the outdoor pool and indoor pool with 3 different spas! I was in the whitesand building with no waterviews but minimal noise. Happy so far!

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We do hope to see you back in the near future Regards Jacqui Lawlor

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent a couple of days at the Ramada Resort which was very pleasant. Great building and great views across the Bay. Everything went well and we had a good time and the staff were excellent - however, there are only 2 lifts to get up to the Apartments and or the car park and one of the lifts did...

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We do hope to see you back in...

Sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most comfortable quiet well equipped room with pleasing ocean and mountain views from balcony . Right on shoal bay beach with plenty of eating establishments steps away. Great indoor and outdoor aquatic features . We parked the car and felt no need to drive anyway with plenty to keep us occupied for our 2 day stay.

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reception staff friendly and attentive. Rooms are large and airy. Our bedroom was set well back from balcony which allowed for a better sleep as no morning light filtered through and bedroom had a door. The rooms at front of property allow expansive views over Shoal Bay. Rooms very quite and clean. We stayed for 2 nights and the only...

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at Shoal Bay and i do hope to see you again soon. Regards Jacqui Lawlor

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a 5 night stay for my visitor from the UK, he picked the worst time to visit as he had 4 sunny days out of 30 he spent here in Aussie. The room was spacious and had a small kitchen so we could make a meal or snack. The room was on the top floor, with a great view,...

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. We do hope to see you back in the near future Regards Jacqui Lawlor

Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were part of a big group that stayed 3 nights We stayed in one of the heritage suites facing the water. Lovely view, spacious room with a tiny kitchen, big bathroom and a comfortable king bed The apartments are individually owned so quality will vary. Our room was clean no real complaints. The housekeeping only service the rooms weekly...

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found all the staff to be very polite and friendly. The location is fabulous and there are some good restaurants just outside the resort if you choose. We had a buffet dinner one night as part of the conference and it was really good for a buffet. There was a slight delay in replacing one of the popular dishes....

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Ramada S, Front Office Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa is the ultimate beachfront Resort perfect for romantic escapes, family holidays, pamper weekends, beach getaways, weddings, special events and meetings and business. Shoal Bay lays by the entrance to Port Stephens, overlooking the white sands and the magnificent volcanic Tomaree headlands. Boasting crystal clear waterways and extensive National Park with unspoiled bushland, Shoal Bay is certainly one of New South Wales most stunning destinations. Just 2.5 hr drive north of Sydney and 30mins from Newcastle, this award winning Resort offers a diverse range of accommodation styles and options to suit a variety of budgets and can accommodate up to 700 guests. Accommodation ranges from Standard Studios through to Waterview, Beachfront and Bayview rooms with a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located across 7 accommodation buildings. The Resort features 4 restaurants including the award winning Catch at Shoal Bay, 5 bars, the iconic Country Club Hotel, Occie’s Kids Club (operating throughout NSW School Holidays periods), Shoal Bay Resort Store, Whitesands Conference Centre, an outdoor heated Resort pool with children’s wading area and complimentary secure undercover parking. Relax at the Aqua Spa wellbeing sanctuary for adults (min 16 yrs+) offering a true Thalassotherapy experience for guests through the 3 mineral spa pools and 25m heated lap pool. Take yourself on a journey to revive your mind, body and soul, indulge in a range of menu treatments that enhance the total well being and surrender to the experience of products that will relax, de-stress and energise you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Address: 35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia (Formerly Shoal Bay Resort & Spa)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Shoal Bay
Price Range: $138 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ramada Resort Shoal Bay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 183
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