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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We should have known the hotel sign when lit up at night had one letter not working. The rooms were tired and looked like they hadn't been touched since the 80's in fact, the whole place looked neglected. Outside there were fish ponds that were filthy and I have no idea how fish survived in them. It had a swimming...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though this hotel is not a 4 or 5 star accommodation, we were very happy to stay here a few days. Very good location. The view of the marina from our balcony was lovely and so were the surrounding grounds. Our room was large, clean, comfortable and had all the amenities we required. There was a laundry and also...

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1Thank ejsaliba
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My family & I spent the last 2 days here. The accomodation was basic. While the room & fixtures were dated the pricing was reflective of This in comparison to other accommodation in the area. The location is good 5min walk to town & the Marina. The View was ok looking over the Marina & bay past the units across...

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Thank Christian M
Manly, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We slept there last Wednesday 5 October 2016. We arrived late and left early. We found that it was conveniently located and of an easy access. We had no particular reasons to complain about apart that it was over priced given its ageing conditions and furnitures, its narrow double bed, a TV that was not working properly, and a very...

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Thank Sam G
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have NEVER written a bad review before but Our stay here was awful. We had requested a cot for our 8month old son when booking online. When I checked in the receptionist said she would have to check my booking for the cot and then never did... I asked about it again during our check in and she said...

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2Thank Kylie O
Birmingham
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. I usually wait a few days before posting negative reviews so that I can reflect, but this time, I really do not want anyone to suffer staying here if they do not have to. The ad in the local tourist leaflet claims that they are a boutique hotel next to the...

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2Thank travellingcoral
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The word Resort is used very loosely to describe this Hotel. The two rooms we stayed in were old with thread bare carpet in places, droughts coming through the walls & noisy ancient air conditioning. I had to go & buy my own cleaning products to remove mould & dirt in the bathrooms & elsewhere, However it did have great...

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Thank Suzanne W
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The good: great location. Close to the marina with sea glimpses from the garden room. Close to shops and restaurants. The not so good: sagging and lumpy beds, very dated and tired room, no soundproofing, man in reception very surly and the age of the "resort" made it all seem a little seedy. Defiantly budget accommodation but then if you...

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Thank Kym P
Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Dump old unkept The greeting was not friendly the facilities were average freenet was non existent Over rated and priced booked through Qantas expected an honest rating instead they lied only classed as a backpacker not a resort .

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

First impressions count, so sadly reception is it! The gentleman at the counter certainly seemed lacklustre. The room was O.K. Clean and reasonably comfortable. The bathroom was very clean. The view of the ocean and garden was great. The curtains had most certainly seen better days; sadly they didn't even fit completely over the windows. Breakfast for $15 per head...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marina Resort is a great place to stay while you explore Port Stephens. Marina Resort is well located in the heart of beautiful Port Stephens overlooking Nelson Bay Marina. A short 5m walk to the Dolphin & Whale Watch Cruises in the Marina, Cafes & Beach. Marina Resort is conveniently located near all of Port Stephens major tourist attractions. Our recently refurbished 44 room hotel offer spacious comfort with great views of the bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Stephens Marina Resort

Address: 33 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Price Range: $109 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Stephens Marina Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Port Stephens Marina Hotel Nelson Bay
Port Stephens Marina Resort Nelson Bay
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“All rooms overlook the Marina”
 of 5 bubbles ejsaliba, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check with reception which rooms have a better wifi coverage and speed”
 of 5 bubbles samgJ3855VR, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor for views, but check room is clean and mattress not ripped.”
  • Ripped worn mattress
  • dirty air con
  • stained carpet
  • 'spa' bath
  • 'repaired' furniture
  • old pipe from toilet
  • Ripped worn mattress
 of 5 bubbles travellingcoral, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles 244suzannew, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for waterfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SARAH260998, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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