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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a night on a drive from Sydney up to the Gold Coast. We really enjoyed our stay here. Easy check in, undercover private parking with lifts up to the floors, room was very nice and clean with a good view to the beach across the road. Great location and easy to get to beaches, bars and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The name says it all… Observing & preserving the history, Observing & valuing environmental sustainability, Observing the magnificent locale with fantastic views & facilities, The Observatory – The best place to stay in Port Macquarie! For our recent stay at Port Macquarie, we checked out all the options…we were keen to stay somewhere in town with great views, that was... More

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Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our 21st anniversary stay at the observatory in beautiful luxury over-looking the beach and listening to the waves crashing. Dinner was at Scampi’s Restaurant and was excellent, we’ll be back! All the staff were friendly and attentive a nice change from some others we've stayed at. Many Thanks to all, Peter & Kym Murphy, Nabiac NSW.

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Maroubra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at the Observatory in the spacious one bedroom ocean view apartment overlooking Town Beach. We again we had a wonderful and relaxing time, particularly enjoying the views from the apartment balcony.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Observatory on your return visit. We are pleased to hear you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed the view from your balcony. We hope to see you again. More

Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely, comfortable and clean room. Our stay was very pleasant and we will definitely consider The Observatory as our first choice when we holiday here again. The view is lovely from any room - beach front, or garden terrace. Friendly, efficient staff, and the room (2 bedroom terrace) was surprisingly spacious.

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

Thank you for scoring us 5 Stars! It's great that you had the perfect stay and plan to stay with us again on your next trip to Port Macquarie. We look forward to welcoming you again. More

Karratha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed for 2 nights in a garden terrace apartment. The apartment was well equipped, clean,incredibly spacious and huge bonus was the fenced front area and back which had a small area of grass. This was perfect for our 2 young children to burn some energy off in. Friendly staff,great location. Nice coffee shop,Milkbar located underneath and walking distance (15min... More

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

Thank you for the great feedback. It sounds like you had a great family holiday and were able to take advantage of the space offered by our 2 bedroom garden terrace apartments. As you mentioned the ground floor garden apartments have a courtyard which is great for young children. Thank you also for your feedback about the staff. We hope... More

Hobart, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large airy rooms with balconies looking over fabulous Main Beach.restaurants. The restaurant downstairs to the hotel is better than some of the other more recommended ones. Breakfast is a must at the coffee shop. All staff, from reception to the cleaning were welcoming, helpful and friendly. We stayed for 3 nights and could have stayed much longer. Only downside was... More

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

Thank you for your excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time and really enjoyed the onsite restaurant and café also. Thank you also for your lovely feedback about our staff. We hope to welcome you again to The Observatory. More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at The Observatory, located over the road from Main Beach. We travel around the world and always stay in 5 star accommodation, this hotel surpassed the best we have stayed in anywhere around the world. Big rooms, fantastic comfortable beds, great luxurious towels and our pillows were to die for. We had a wonderful ocean view and... More

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

Wow thank you so much for your amazing review of your stay. To be compared as one of the best hotels in all of your travels around the world is a huge compliment and we are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a detailed review and we... More

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't understand anyone finding this location poor or terrible as some reviewers say. Excellent location, service, facilities, rooms. Rooms very comfortable-bathrooms roomy,& pool, spa and sauna areas great. Great location for walks to town centre and the rock wall walk near caravan park. Close enough to walk to Bowls Club or town for meals.

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

Thank you for scoring us top marks! It sounds like you had a great stay and enjoyed the onsite facilities and also had the time to explore Port Macquarie and some of the lovely walks around our waterways. We hope to see you again. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Observatory is in a fantastic position, close to beaches, shops and cafes. We had a great ocean view from our room and the pool is fantastic, we really loved our stay here and will definitely come back.

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

Thank you for the 5 Star review! We are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us and plan to return and stay with us again. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback. 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 81
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Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie

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