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“FANTASTIC NELSON BAY GETAWAY” 5 of 5 stars
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16 Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Nelson Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lansvale, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC NELSON BAY GETAWAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Amarna for the first time over new years and it was the best thing we could've done. WHAT A FANTASTIC LOCATION right on the beach, I mean literally the beach was at our back steps. The private pool and spa was just amazing and something you would see on the movies, we felt very special staying there, relaxing in the pool whilst overlooking the beach. The actual rooms were so modern and luxuriuos and the appliancies were top notch. STAFF were friendly, happy, always willing to help and so down to earth, which is want you want when on a holiday. WAYNE and TRACEY need an award equivelant to a grammy award for there exceptional service, they were very sweet. The only Negative thing was that we had to leave :( I WOULD DEFINITELY LOVE TO STAY THERE AGAIN!!! Bec and Tony

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windsor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband I have returned to the Amarna 4 times. It's our favorite getaway in NSW. The apartments are exceptionally well appointed - we stayed with friends JAN 11 in the 2 bedroom penthouse with the private pool and spa.. We felt like movie stars. They have absoultey everything you could need including Nespresso captures/machine, BBQ facilities, outdoor dining suit, private sun lounges etc.. Inside the apartment was (has always been) very clean, nothing over looked. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom facilities boast opulence in each bathroom. A fresh selection of pasties or muffins and fruit were dropped to our room each morning - a perfect way to start your day without having to leave the comfort of the hotel. The beach is beautiful, crystal clear water and around the beach & hotel is natural bushland with lots of pretty native birds and wild life. We endulged in an in room massage from a therapist named 'Maddy' who can be booked through reception - which I highly recommend. Overall we continue to revisit the Amarna because it is always an exceptional stay. That's why we always go back!

Room Tip: Book the two bedroom penthouse with the pool - it's exceptional and great if with another adult...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My family and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the second level. The apartment itself is spacious, luxurious and well appointed. The view over Dutchman's Beach and the bay beyond is spectacular. My children spent hours playing in the heated pool and spa - this was the highlight of their stay! There is also direct beach access from the resort, along with a beautiful walk way that leads right into the heart of Nelson Bay which took less than 10 minutes. The office staff were very helpful and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend Amarna Ressort.

Room Tip: I don't think you could go wrong with any apartment at Amarna.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is an amazing place to stay for an escape with the most amazing views. We were able to enjoy the beautiful views with the huge lounge room doors open in the middle of winter creating a feeling of summer which is an amazing escape from the freezing winter weather of Sydney. The rooms are huge, perfectly clean and very impressive. I will be recommending Amarna to anyone wanting a high quality holiday. Amazing

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sydney
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Absolutely beautiful views and excellent quality rooms. However this was totally cancelled out by the fact our weekend was ruined by a group of young men staying directly above us. They took charge of the place partying until all hours taking over the pool and capped it off by vomiting onto our balcony from above. They were let do it because of no full time security at the resort and the office/reception was only open for a few hours a day. I wouldnt expect this behaviour anywhere let alone at a so called boutique/ exclusive resort. Very dissapointing and even more dissapointing has been the response from the resort re the apology and compensation.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment on the 2nd level and we loved the place. The views were so beautiful and it was so relaxing. The rooms are very luxurious. The pool was very nice and they had a hot spa next to it. We got a package and got massages on our balcony.

Room Tip: Get the rooms higher up if you would like views.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment over Easter and found the accommodation to be lovely and spacious. The location and ammenities are excellent and having the choice of a pool or the beach at your doorstep is great.
It is walking distance into town but only in daylight (no lights on the pathway) otherwise everything is a quick car trip for any basics for the pantry or fridge.
There is NO breakfast provided and we only got a paper every other day (not sure if that was an Easter thing). When we arrived we were shown how everything works and told the rooms would get a basic service everyday which simply involved making the beds (not changing the sheets) replacing towels and taking out the rubbish. Over 4 nights this did not happen once and we found it easier to take out our own rubbish. We paid absolute premium for this apartment over Easter, as we understand is customary, but did not recieve the most basic of service. I was under the impression you pay a premium because the staff working get paid more and it just rolls over. There was no staff working in our apartment this weekend so the mind boggles. Absolutely no value for money and I suspect as most of the apartments are for sale there are some management issues.
Knowing all this I would still come back but I would not pay the price we were charged. Port Stephens is a fantastic area and so much to do for adults and children.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Amarna Resort

Address: 16 Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson Bay
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Amarna Hotel Nelson Bay
Amarna Resort Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

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