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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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous time at The Observatory. The facilities and service were outstanding and we are looking forward to returning next year. We found the location was handy to everything we needed and the views were superb. Thank you for such a memorable time.

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a 3 night stay, and we were very happy with the accommodation on 2nd floor. Room overlooked the ocean (across 2 roads and a small Park) and was completely satisfactory for its purpose i.e. somewhere to sleep at night . The only contact we had with staff was Reception to Register and sign out, which was effortless, and very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel to Port Macquarie for business, have been staying at the observatory for close to 7 years. They have amazing staff who make the place so great. You have to try the guest chocolates (made locally) and the milk bar cafe is the best in town.

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the location was excellent. It was quiet but within easy walking distance of the main attractions of Port. Room was spotless, offered a marvellous ocean view and was more spacious than most with a very useful loggia. Front desk service was pleasant helpful and efficient. We'd definitely use this property again bbay2536

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

Thank you for your 5 Star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay, the location and the room and plan to stay with us again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you to The Observatory on your next visit. More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a ocean view hotel room in the Observatory for one night on our way up to Surfers Paradise. The room was modern and clean, with the bonus of a large and comfortable king size bed. The view was spectacular aswell set right on Town Beach with views to the breakwall and beyond. There was minor evidence of... 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. We are pleased you had a pleasant stay and plan to stay at The Observatory next time you pass through. We look forward to welcoming you again. More

Green Point, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Observatory for a few days in August in a seaview room on the 3rd floor. we had a covered balcony with louver windows to the front which served as a dinning area. The staff were very helpful and friendly and it was situated within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. We would definitely recommend... More

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

Thank you for your 5 Star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and plan to stay with us again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you to The Observatory on your next visit. More

Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're currently staying at The Observatory in an ocean view room due to a very generous gift from my mother; we're on our first trip with a 6 month old. This hotel is lovely, and if we didn't have our baby with us, I probably would have rated it more. The problem is that the halls are tiled, and so... 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 review. Sorry to hear your baby didn't sleep well, unfortunately it's hard to control all noises in the hotel. We are pleased to hear that you are enjoyed the facilities and the onsite restaurant and found the location convenient. We hope to see you again. More

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the ocean views from our balcony and made good use of the spotless heated pool. Friendly welcome from reception staff on arrival. Well located with easy access to dining venues and easy walk to town. Looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

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

Thank you for your 5 Star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and the facilities and plan to stay with us again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you to The Observatory on your next visit. More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Observatory in Port Macquarie was very good value. We had a self-contained one-bedroomed apartment on the 5th Floor. It was very quiet, comfortable and well maintained. The apartment was well equipped for eating in, there is plenty of space and comfortable sofas. Downstairs is an indoor pool and gym, and also a great café for coffee & light lunches...just... More

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

Thank you for your 5 Star review! Sounds like you had a great time, enjoying the restaurants on-site and the coastal walk close by. We look forward to welcoming you to The Observatory on your next visit. More

Hobart, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a suite with ocean view balcony on a recent stay at the Observatory in Port Macquarie. Comfortable, beautifully presented, clean and spacious. The balcony had seating for four so we could entertain friends who were there at the same time and the views were to die for! So well located and underground parking for convenience. Staff were very... More

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

Thank you for your 5 Star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the ocean view from your balcony. We hope to see you again. More

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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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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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