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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently booked for dinner at the pool bar with a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. Apart from the incredible views (and good company), the rest of the night was underwhelming. We arrived to find they had allocated us 2 tables that were separated by pool lounges. Great during the day, but not when you have crowds...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have now visited Bannisters by the sea three times and it has never disappointed. We love relaxing by the pool area, strolling around the local area and hanging out in the beautiful rooms. We stayed in an ocean view room which had stunning views and you can drift away listening to the waves crashing against the rocks. This time...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Save a overseas plane ticket. This Room is once in a lifetime.Ive stayed at the new boutique bannisters loved it. However I love love love love love love love love mrs Dininngan room. I cannot stress how wonderful this room is. Under better circumstances(mental breakdown is a mother) I just loved it. Next time hope my circumstances are wonderful. This...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

‘Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow’, Howwilliknow123, what kind words! The aim in our game is always to deliver magic so thank you for sharing with us. We too hope that the next time you join us, is a wonderful occasion. We look forward to making sure it is! Till then, Kindest regards, Rupert Sakora General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent our 4th visit to Bannister's by the Sea and it is still great. Terrific location with wonderful views and the rooms and amenities are excellent. It is hard to find decent accommodation on the south coast other than tacky, outdated motels but Bannister's is really good. The breakfasts, including in the room rate, are delicious and plentiful. Hopefully...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Thank you CMKEX, For taking a quick moment to share such kind words about us. Consistency is important and it’s wonderful to hear that we continue to deliver an excellent product to you on your fourth visit. Thank you for choosing us again and again and we look forward to personally welcoming you on your next visit! Best wishes for...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved Bannisters by the Sea! We've travelled extensively in Europe and have come to have low expectations of so called 'high end' establishments in Australia, but Bannisters by the Sea and the fabulous Rick Stein's restaurant, were up there with the best that Europe offers. We stayed in a spa suite (room 14). The room was very private...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Minkitoria, Wow what a wonderful review! It’s always lovely to hear when we achieve the high standards we set for ourselves. We agree with you and we work hard on and in our lovely surrounds and the venues we operate. ‘An international-quality place in the middle of nowhere’ – we will quote you ;) Thank you for taking the...

Campbell, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful room with very comfortable bed. The view was just amazing. Loved the pool area. Breakfast, which was included in the price was very good but the service was very disappointing. The coffee took forever to arrive with no apologies for the slow service with the staff seeming quite disinterested.

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Sioux230, That is fabulous that our great rooms, breakfast and pool bar were wow factors for you! Thanks for letting us know! It looks like we dropped the ball on service on this occasion so we will address your specific feedback with the service team in order to have them fully equipped and ensure our valued guests don’t have...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a Terrace Suite, which at $600 a night was disappointing. Lovely view but the room itself is tired and in need of a refurb. The whole property feels like it's past it's best. Breakfast was mediocre. At the price paid I wouldn't expect to have to pay more for something cooked to order (rather than the buffet) We...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Thank you Mikey076, That’s some good honest feedback for us to address and work on. We have just completed extensive renovations of all our rooms and feedback has been positive so it’s a shame we didn’t meet your expectations. Your feedback is welcomed and there are definitely areas we can improve on to add value. If you decide you would...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Bannisters for a weekend away and was very impressed. Very clean bedroom with an extremely comfy bed. Got to see some whales playing from our balcony - that was truly amazing! I think the Bannisters by the Sea is a great hotel for someone looking for a bit of comfort if you don't mind paying for it....

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Wollongong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the money you send at Bannisters its nothing to rave about thats for sure we stayed in a suite was expecting it to be beautiful they had a little LG TV stuck on the wall no TV in bedroom room when you have 3 kids at home sometimes its nice to watch TV in piece was small bathroom out...

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3Thank Melissa C
Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Melissa C, Firstly, thank you for choosing to stay with us at Bannisters. We take a lot of pride in what we do so it’s disappointing that we didn’t deliver on your expectation on this occasion. It’s a shame that credit card fees exist as they are a part of transactions everywhere we go in this age and we...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful weekend spent at Bannisters by the sea celebrating our anniversary. The accommodation is first rate, polite attentive staff and a very relaxing setting all combine for a lovely weekend getaway that we enjoyed immensely. Do treat yourself to a meal at the Rick Stein restaurant and use the courtesy shuttle service to access the pavilion.

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Bannisters_Hotels, Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Happy anniversary Antjones72! Thank you for sharing it with us at Bannisters by the Sea. I am delighted to hear you so enjoyed your stay and dinner as well as using our courtesy shuttle to visit Bannisters Pavilion. Hope that we may have you back again soon! Warm regards, Shona Philps Front of House Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in 1970s as a seaside motel, a succession of upgrades and refurbishments now sees our accommodation offering 4.5 star rooms with panoramic ocean views and private balconies. We offer a choice of ocean deluxe, spa rooms, luxury suites, jacuzzi decks and penthouses as well as Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant, a pizza bar and rejuvenating day spa. With close proximity to local surf beaches, Bannisters makes an excellent choice for your coastal retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bannisters by the sea

Address: 191 Mitchell Pde, Mollymook, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539, Australia (Formerly Bannisters Point Lodge)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Shoalhaven > Mollymook
Price Range: $380 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bannisters by the sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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“I like the rooms away from the pool area”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaD652, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms away from the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles CMKEX, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for suite NOT overlooking pool. Ours was away from pool which was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Minkitoria, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a quiet floor but wouldn't hesitate to try higher next time”
 of 5 bubbles EllyMayanne, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs bedrooms with a spa bath on the deck”
 of 5 bubbles 259Bev1963, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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