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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Observatory, has everything you could ask for , we had a three night stay ( would have loved a few more days ) our room had King size bed , small fridge tea making facilities, a great closed in verandah louvred,overlooking the beach area watch the sunrise , you are close to the beach , for early morning walks... More 

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

Many thanks Sylvia for your review and for your very kind words. Thank you as well for supporting our Green initiatives. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back soon. More 

Greater Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing. The view from our balcony was amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was very easy to walk to tourist attractions from the hotel. Off street parking was available.

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

Thank you Donna for your complimentary review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to looking after you on your next visit. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a comfy bed which is such a plus, have stayed here numerous times and hoping to stay again in the future. I was in a 1 bedroom apartment and it's extremely well appointed and clean. Staff are very helpful and pleasant.

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

Thank you Narelle for your review and for being such a loyal guest over the years. We hope that we can continue to look after you for many years to come. More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just concluded our 3 day luxury escapes package at the Observatory and can provide only very positive feedback on this hotel, from the time of our arrival to departure. The reception staff were friendly, room was beautifully clean, comfortable king size bed, tea & coffee making facilities, fantastic view,downstairs eateries walking distance to a large bowls club &,town... More 

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Thank robyner189
Tracey B, General Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Robyn and thank you for your positive feedback. Hopefully we can welcome you back with us in the near future. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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87 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reception was friendly and efficient. Our hotel room on 2nd floor was modern, clean and comfortable with a great sheltered balcony which looked out to beautiful ocean views. It was a hotel room so there was no kitchen space but there were two plates and cutlery for takeaway and a nice touch was crystal glasses to enjoy a drink on... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and for your recommendation. We look forward to looking after you again in the hopefully not too distant future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a mix-up over the date of our arrival. While certainly not the hotel's fault, it was swifly and courteously dealt with. We were just staying the night, but could easily envisage a longer stay. Modern, stylish, well presented, with a large balcony overlooking the beach, and easy undercover parking, we relaxed after a long drive. There was a... More 

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

Thank you Greg for your review. I'm glad we were able to sort on your booking problem on arrival. Thank you as well for supporting our 'green' initiatives. Hopefully we will see you back with us in Port in the near future. More 

Port Stephens, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just finished a 3 night stay at The Observatory as part of Luxury Escapes package. Really enjoyed our stay, lovely room, easy check in and good service while we were there.We have stayed at The Observatory before and also in a few other motels in the town. In our opinion the Observatory is the best accomodation in Port... More 

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Thank trmurr22
Tracey B, General Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your kind words. I'm pleased you enjoyed your Luxury Escapes package. We look forward to spoiling you again on your next visit. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4,339 reviews
332 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large complex well located a little distance from the CBD but very handy for the beach and the best restaurant, Stunned Mullet is only metres away. It probably looks better than it really is - loved the beach view but found the rooms on the small side and wouldn't want to stay for too many days. An excellent swimming... More 

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

Thank you Ron for your review. I'm sorry you found some aspects of your stay disappointing. You may find our one two or three bedroom apartments better meet your needs and more suitable to longer stays. Hopefully we will be able to look after you on a future visit to Port. More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to stay .Amazing view of the ocean and walking distance to great cafes and resturants .The accomadation is stylish and spacious very modern and clean ..Thanks Observatory we had a great stay.

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

Thank you Cindy for your review and thank YOU for your wonderful comments. Hopefully we will be able to look after you very soon on your next visit to Port. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a deal came up in the paper from luxury escapes for port macquarie, the deal was 3 nights in an ocean view apartment with strawberry picking a winery tour and a river cruise, all for about $380. I signed up and had 3 other couples sign up and we went there first week of September. The apartments were as suggested... More 

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

Thank you for your review Wayne. I'm glad you and your friends enjoyed our Luxury Escapes package. They are a great opportunity to explore Port Macquarie. We look forward to your return visit. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Observatory

Address: 40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Price Range: $143 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Observatory 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
The Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie
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