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The Observatory

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40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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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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Tuross Head, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only spent the one night but enjoyed the stay. Special mention must go to the front of house staff member who went out of her way to make us feel most welcome, and is a great asset to the Observatory. Our room did not have ocean views, but we knew that when paying less at time of booking. I'm not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Package from Luxury Escapes was very good value. Our room on the second floor looking out to the beach was standard hotel expectations,louvered balcony with great big table for 5 o'clockers to watch the world go by. Bed was very comfortable but one of two roll down blinds only rolled down 1 m so morning sun didn't promote a nice... More 

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Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They were out of one bedroom apartments and even two bedroom apartments. All they had left was one of the Penthouse apartments (three bedrooms and three bathrooms) so we blew the budget and went for it. No regrets whatsoever. Best money we've ever spent. HUGE lounge and dining area. Even a second lounge off the magic kitchen. Flat screen TV's... More 

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Agnes Water, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location, have very helpful reception staff and is close to the city centre. Unfortunately it is showing its age and lack of attention. The corridors are glum, dull, uninspiring and the rooms are only marginally better. The room we stayed in had very little art and made a feature of the Flat screen on... More 

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New South Wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on the 4 floor overlooked town beach and breakwall you could sit on closed in balcony and watch the fishing boats and was a great place to have breakfast It is 2 minutes walk to port city bowls club and 15 minutes stroll into town The room had tea and coffee making facillites and a toaster and wine... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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472 reviews 472 reviews
80 hotel reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this one as it has a commanding presence on the front and it is clean and modern. Not the most romantic looking hotel but it appealed to me in style. The room was spacious and comfortable with free wi-fi and a good bathroom. The bed gave a good night's sleep and there is laundry facilities available between the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course there were aspects which were really nice. But for almost 300 dollars a night you do expect a high standard. Disappointing for me were the hundreds of mosquitoes not only on our balcony but obviously room cleaning had left open our door. So to survive in the living room i had to go on a 30 minute hunt... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights as part of a Luxury Escape deal. Room was on the 3rd floor which was pleasant and comfortable. Bought our Sunday papers and a coffee from the café downstairs and enjoyed them both from the enclosed balcony in our room that overlooked the park and town beach. Walked to the town centre most days, made... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a three night stay here as part of a package deal which included other attractions in the Port Macquarie area. The hotel has a range of accommodation - our deal provided a standard hotel room, with king size bed, good bathroom, but only a small fridge, kettle and toaster as cooking facilities. The hotel was happy to provide... More 

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Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While motoring up north my wife & I stayed in thisvery well situated hotel for 3 nights. Staying on the 3rd floor in the West wing we found our room spotlessly cleanwith ample hanging & drawer space, nice bathroom & a louvred in balcony with beautiful views over Town beach & north along the coastline/ With Restaurants at ground level... More 

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