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The Observatory

40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 42 hotels in Port Macquarie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay began opening the door to a very spacious well presented clean unit. A wonderful pack of great wine,cheese, crackers, relish and chocolates from Cassigrain wines was begging to be sampled and might add was delicious and very welcome. The balcony was very spacious with an amazing view and was very much enjoyed during our stay! The free wifi... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 3rd visit to The Observatory & again it didnt disappoint!!! Fantastic! I had a special weekend planned for my girlfriends birthday & worked with the staff for some special requests. They were brilliant, super helpful & did everything possible to accommodate me. I had planned to propose to my girlfriend the Saturday night which they helped me... More

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Pomonal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I were in Port Macquarie for the annual food festival Tastings on Hastings, celebrating local producers. It's an amazing festival and we were really glad we had an ocean view apartment at the Observatory for the weekend. Our apartment was very comfortable, spacious, plenty of natural light, with indoor and balcony settings. The complimentary local wines, cheeses,... More

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

The Observatory’s reception could be described as Directors of First impressions – Fantastic. Breathtaking views, all you could want facilities. I didn’t want to leave! Reasonably priced for 4 ½ star such great value. There is a really well maintained back BBQ area with table and chairs undercover, great for nights you don't want to go out. A lovely spa... More

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely friendly and professional service. The Observatory would have to be one of the most reasonable and pleasant, for the price, hotels we have stayed in. We love it here! This is our third visit and won't be our last.

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Gloucester, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Observatory Port Macquarie is our favourite family destination. The apartments have everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The location is perfect, facilities great, and you are always welcomed with a smile! It has become our yearly destination for a short holiday... We love it !!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here a number of times both in studios and apartments and have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Great location across the road from the beach and within easy walking distance to town. Comfortable well equipped rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Observatory as after reading all the Rave Reviews we thought it must be super special. We had a one bedroom ocean view on the second floor and the view was good. We did not have any problem with noise, however we were there mid week so maybe that made the difference. We have stayed... More

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Tracey B, General Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review about your recent stay with us. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view and were happy with the service you received from our staff. In regards to the floor level, we do not charge a premium for the higher floors, it is purely based on how early... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed in an endless array of lodging establishments around the world in my many years, I am pleased to say that this was one of the very rare hotels where you open the front door to your apartment and say "WOW!" As we were staying for a week, we booked a Penthouse and were given suite 701. To say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a special occasion, we were fortunate enough to stay in the Pent House for seven nights and we were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful, the room was immaculate, clean and beautifully furnished, and the ocean views amazing, a huge balcony with bar be cue if you need it. The bed was very comfortable. During the day there... More

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Also Known As:
The Observatory Hotel
The Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie
Address: 40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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