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The Observatory

40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 41 hotels in Port Macquarie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Lee H Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to stay in Port .. We stayed in a hotel room overlooking the beach and it was ample in size for three nights as it had a lovely shuttered conservatory attached which we spent quite a few hours reading and taking in the view. The staff were friendly and efficient. There is a wonderful cafe downstairs for breakfast..... More

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Blacktown, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have had several short breaks in various locations and The Observatory at Port Macquarie was the best ever! From the friendly receptionists to the smiling, helpful service staff, we felt welcome and valued. Our room exceeded our expectations. It was a pleasure to look out at the water while sitting in comfortable lounges on the balcony. We are looking... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second stay at the Observatory, we had a single bedroom apartment with ocean views and full length verandah with access from both the large living area and the bedroom. The apartment had everything required for our stay and the complimentary bottle of local wine was well received and devoured :) The staff including the cleaners were friendly and professional... More

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Pokolbin, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The observatory certainly looked after us on our 3 night stay. There was an issue with a leak in the room, as soon as I informed the staff we were moved instantly( with the help of reception staff ) and were given The Penthouse. I cannot thank the staff enough as it was a special getaway for my daughter &... More

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Kyogle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving at Port Macquarie without accomodation we wanted ocean views and outlook, The Observatory was in the perfect location, reception staff were so lovely they even gave us a key to look at the room available before we committed to book in! We were impressed with the views to ocean, lovely clean room, stones throw to fabulous beach & walkway.... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Observatory offers an unique accommodation concept that caters for both family and couples. Its location in beautiful Port Macquarie is superb being so close to the beaches & town.Rooms are well appointed making for a great spot to have either a romantic weekend away or a complete family holiday.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lovely room looked North over the ocean. The everchanging light and moods of the sea never ceased to take our breath away. There is a beautiful little deck. We listened to the sound of the breakers as we went to sleep at night. The room is extremely comfortable, everything is well designed and finished in an elegant minimal style.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family with young children we don't get away much so when we do we always go to the observatory. Customer service is 2nd to none. Amazing views, beautiful rooms and great spa, sauna and pool. I recommend so highly that several of my family member only choose this hotel also. Can't wait to go back!

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Nowra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great rooms, fantastic views, friendly staff. A great place to chill out, we thoroughly enjoyed our three day break at The Observatory. The hotel room we stayed in was clean, fresh and airy - first impressions were terrific. We had a view overlooking the ocean; and the balcony was enclosed - perfect for keeping out the cool breezes. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect location, apartments were beautiful, just as they look on the website. Wow what a view! Staff are friendly, Scampi's restaurant was exceptional. Cant wait to return. Wouldn't change a thing.

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Address: 40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
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The Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie

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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie #1 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie #1 Romantic Hotel in Port Macquarie #2 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie #4 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
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Enjoy the spectacular ocean views at The Observatory Hotel, located opposite Port Macquarie's Town Beach and only a short riverside stroll into the town centre. Choose from 1, 2 & 3 bedroom open plan apartments, hotel rooms or luxury penthouses all with contemporary finishes and state-of-the-art appliances. The Observatory is the region's most awarded apartment hotel - winning the most pretigious Australian Property of the Year Award at the 2010 Hotel & Motel Accommodation Association Awards for Excellence. ... more   less 
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