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Colonial Ridge Retreat

3.5 of 5 Ranch   |   4 Fleet Street | Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
Blewbay Newcastle, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place for a wedding, food was wonderful, staff were very helpful and location was ideal. Recommend this resort. Was married by the pool. Rooms were great for travelling family and friends who attended our wedding.

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Tumut, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Probably the best "cabin" I have ever stayed in, I was blown away by the size of it, 2 large bedrooms with all linen provided, including towels, all we had to bring was food and some laundry powder (yes you get your own washing machine!) Our little family has stayed in a lot of cabin style accommodation over the years... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Not perfect but value for money. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage which was clean and spacious. There are some things that need improvement though. 1. The sofa set in the cottage where we stayed are so old and stained. They should be upgraded. 2. For safety purposes at night, the resort needs better street lighting on account of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We were thankful for a minimum 1 night stay on the June Long Weekend. Others wanted over $299 minimum 3 for 2 people. So when a family of 4 could stay 1 night after seeing family in the area in a large clean comfy cottage and take in the sounds and activities of the music festival with markets for $99... More

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Cessnock, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here lastnight with my partner for a 1 night away in a 2 bedroom cabin.But I wasn't real happy with the "NON SMOKING PROPERTY" (Yes I know it's my choice to be a smoker) but if you are a smoker and stay here just take When you book about "No smoking outside even on the verandah" Yet even when... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed here with my family for the weekend. Very good service. The rooms were very spacious and clean. They need a little TLC but perfectly fine for the price. The pool is inhabited by birds and the pool area was covered in droppings which was unhygienic/unfortunate- though think they are wild and not sure they can do anything about... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed here last minute when our camper-van broke down in the area. Staff we're very helpful and allowed us to extend our visit one day at a time until fixed, even when over weekend and heading towards holiday peak times. Room was rather spacious for the cost and had all the basics. Pool was very nice, but tennis courts could... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This was the fifth time I have stayed at Colonial Ridge. I take my very elderly in laws and we stay for 4-5 nights each time. We stay in the easy access cabin near the pool. I would like to say this place is fabulous but it's not. Shouldn't be called a resort! The cabins are basic but very dated.... More

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Killarney Vale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We read some of the previous reviews and thought could be good or bad. We walked into the reception area and the lady behind the counter could not have been any more helpfull, gave us maps, explained how to get to a restaruant we were booked into at Nelson Bay, told us about our cabin , how to get to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This was our second weekend at Colonial Ridge Retreat and we would happily go back again. Cabin was large, clean and very comfortable. Location is perfect. You can walk to a bay for swimming or drive 5 - 10 minutes to have you pick of bays. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance, however for higher class restaurants... More

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Address: 4 Fleet Street | Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Ridge Retreat 3.5*
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