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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights on a package which included a river cruise and winery tour. Because it was a package we had hotel room with no kitchen amenities, however the hotel does have apartments of all types which include kitchen amenities. Our room did not have clear viewing to the ocean over the road as it had louvers on the... More 

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

Thank you for your review Paul and for choosing our 3 night Luxury Escapes package. You may wish to consider one of our apartments on a future visit and it is worth keeping an eye out for any future packages with the apartments. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a 3 night break here on a Groupon deal, nice comfortable and spacious room on the second floor, comfy bed and nice balcony overlooking the ocean, through the giant spruce trees. Found staff friendly and the hotel was clean and well taken care of, would stay again! Café downstairs for breakfast, but closes approx. 2.00 or 3.00 pm however... More 

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

Thank you for your review Ray. I'm pleased you enjoyed your Groupon deal. Thank you as well for supporting our environmental initiatives. Hopefully we can welcome you back with us in the near future. More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved my stay at The Observatory, rooms are very modern, a nice departure from the typical hotel decor. The location, just across from the beach, is superb and makes for a beautiful way to wake up in the morning. I didn't get a chance to take a dip in the indoor pool, but it looked good through the window.... More 

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

Thank you Alissa for your kind words. Thank you as well for supporting our 'green' initiatives. We look forward to welcoming you back to Port and The Observatory. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only stayed for the weekend but will definitely be going back. A leisurely half hour stroll to the CBD along the breakwall, across the road from Town Beach and the skate park. Swimming pool/spa, and a very short walk to the bowling club for a good value meal. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfy. Lovely just... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit. More 

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

My husband and I had an apartment on the third floor of the hotel, facing the ocean and found it very comfortable with all the amenities you could wish for. It was wonderful to wake up to the ocean views and enjoy the outlook during the day whilst inside or on the terrace. The restaurant Scampi on the ground floor... More 

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

Thank you Joan for your review and for your favourable comments and for support of our 'green' initiatives. We look forward to looking after you again on your next visit. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took up an offer for a weekend stay and have stayed at the Observatory before and found it to be very close to town and the main beach, so you don't have to get the car out all the time. Service was efficient and friendly.

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

Thank you Cathie for your review and for choosing to stay at the Observatory again. Thank you as well for supporting our environmental initiatives. We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully on your next visit. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I bought this luxury escape 3 nights deal and i can tell its worth it! Its in a very good location. To me, Port Macquarie is one of the best places to visit in NSW. the room was nice and clean, even though i would have loved a room on the east side which has better view.

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Thank Tomal62
Tracey B, General Manager at The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review. It is great you enjoyed your Luxury Escapes package. It's a great way for us to show of Port Macquarie. I hope you will be back with us in the near future. More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, fabulous views of the ocean, watched whales from our balcony, good location walking distance to shops restaurants, waterfront, beaches. Excellent walking tracks around all the nearby beaches" Very clean, nice bedding, friendly helpful staff, modern, very comfortable rooms. Overall really enjoyed our stay.

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

Thank you Lynn for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We feel blessed with our location overlooking Town Beach. I hope it won't be too long before we can welcome you back. More 

Umina Beach, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 night stay at The Observatory, Port Macquarie. What a joy! We took up a special offer that they had running-2 nights for the price of 1 which normally I would say, "it's too good to be true" so we'll have 'the dud' room. Nope, we didn't! Off the huge balcony we looked... More 

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

Wow, that is very much a feel good review. Thank you so much. I will share it with all of our staff. We look forward to looking after you again on your next visit. More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Observatory as we obtained a discount package for three nights. It is located overlooking the bay, with a stunning view. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and private balcony. Staff were very friendly. Fabulous walk along the bay to reach the township of Port Macquarie. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your review and your recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed your 3 night package with us. We look forward to your next visit to Port and The Observatory. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill
Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: $142 - $210 (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 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
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