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Penrith, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Me and my family only stayed here for one night but it was enough to know that we liked it. The cabins were huge with 2 big bedrooms and a massive living area and kitchen. The bathroom was big and even the laundry was big. The cabin was very clean and tidy and made up lovely. The beds were extremely... More 

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Thank Megan B
Canberra
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157 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We spent four days in one of the two bedroom apartments. There was five of us (two couples and a friend) and there was plenty of room for us. The place was clean and comfortable and probably more then we expected for the very cheap price we paid. We didn't get to use the pool or some of the other... More 

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Thank KittyKatch
Newcastle, Australia
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148 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Awesome place for a wedding, food was wonderful, staff were very helpful and location was ideal. Recommend this resort. Was married by the pool. Rooms were great for travelling family and friends who attended our wedding.

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Thank Blewbay
Tumut, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Probably the best "cabin" I have ever stayed in, I was blown away by the size of it, 2 large bedrooms with all linen provided, including towels, all we had to bring was food and some laundry powder (yes you get your own washing machine!) Our little family has stayed in a lot of cabin style accommodation over the years... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Not perfect but value for money. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage which was clean and spacious. There are some things that need improvement though. 1. The sofa set in the cottage where we stayed are so old and stained. They should be upgraded. 2. For safety purposes at night, the resort needs better street lighting on account of... More 

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Thank PercyMo
Port Stephens, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We were thankful for a minimum 1 night stay on the June Long Weekend. Others wanted over $299 minimum 3 for 2 people. So when a family of 4 could stay 1 night after seeing family in the area in a large clean comfy cottage and take in the sounds and activities of the music festival with markets for $99... More 

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Thank Kath C
Cessnock, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Stayed here lastnight with my partner for a 1 night away in a 2 bedroom cabin.But I wasn't real happy with the "NON SMOKING PROPERTY" (Yes I know it's my choice to be a smoker) but if you are a smoker and stay here just take When you book about "No smoking outside even on the verandah" Yet even when... More 

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Thank PrincessNa
Newcastle, Australia
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83 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed here with my family for the weekend. Very good service. The rooms were very spacious and clean. They need a little TLC but perfectly fine for the price. The pool is inhabited by birds and the pool area was covered in droppings which was unhygienic/unfortunate- though think they are wild and not sure they can do anything about... More 

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Thank MiddoRae
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last minute when our camper-van broke down in the area. Staff we're very helpful and allowed us to extend our visit one day at a time until fixed, even when over weekend and heading towards holiday peak times. Room was rather spacious for the cost and had all the basics. Pool was very nice, but tennis courts could... More 

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Thank Barefoot_Wanderlust
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

This was the fifth time I have stayed at Colonial Ridge. I take my very elderly in laws and we stay for 4-5 nights each time. We stay in the easy access cabin near the pool. I would like to say this place is fabulous but it's not. Shouldn't be called a resort! The cabins are basic but very dated.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Colonial Ridge Retreat

Address: 4 Fleet St | Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Price Range: $63 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Ridge Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Colonial Ridge Retreat Port Stephens, South Pacific - Australia
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“Cabins at the front of the complex have a common parking area, other units have their own carport.”
 of 5 bubbles 166DavidL, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Large roooms, self contained. No water views. Good for larger families.”
 of 5 bubbles timekeeper28, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Higher up the hill has a better chance of a view”
 of 5 bubbles ActRegular_traveller, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
“As a suggestion, you can request a cabin with fewer steps, a walk-in shower and a firmer bed to suit. Bring a dongle to ensure internet connection”
 of 5 bubbles 391deberam, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't take any brochures in there office as they are really old and not valid anymore.”
 of 5 bubbles donnabR1308EG, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
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