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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

My husband and I have been to the Donga twice! We love it. Lyn and Neil are wonderful and they not only make you feel welcome but your dog too! I kept telling my dog to get out of their house when she was wandering in, but Lyn would just say that she is fine and can do what she... More 

Thank Raijeli
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

The donga is in Anna bay port Stephens, it is a beautiful, self contained wooden cottage with spa and a wonderful outside entertaining area that is surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens. The hosts lyn and Neil make you feel at home and are full of wonderful idea's to fill in your time while in the area. We had a... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. In a good location within 10 - 15mins to everything. Hosts Lynn and Neil are very accommodating and friendly. Unlike a typical hotel they both go out of their way to make sure your stay is very comfortable. Stayed in the donga a private wooden cabin which reminds one of staying in a tree hut. With an open... More 

Thank Jevon B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

We absolutely loved the Batch. A beautiful retreat in fabulous rainforest gardens. The rooms were spotless, the bed was comfortable & the pool provided a welcome escape from the 40 degree heat! Lynn and Neil made us feel like part of the family even though we were only there for one night. It was lovely to relax on the verandah... More 

2 Thank amyonline
Launceston, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

over priced, well below what one would expect for this price. grounds were very nice, and it was quiet, but nothing else was worth the hefty price tag. 220 per night. NO cooked breakfast. and i dont eat weet bix and corn flakes. no nice muesli even. I felt like we were using someone else's room and bathroom . the... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

We had booked one night in the main house (the Grevillea Room) which looked great but upon arrival Lyn mentioned that the Donga was available for a very small upgrade and when we saw it we jumped at the chance. It was a wood cabin in its own part of the grounds with open air shower and spa, kitchen facilities... More 

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Salisbury, Dorset, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

As soon as we were met by Lyn and Neil we knew it was going to be fantastic. The house is lovely, spotlessly clean, the bed really comfy and every comfort catered for. The house is home to lots of pets, which we loved, and there are peacocks and ducks outside which are all part of the family. It is... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2007

We stayed at The Batch bed and breakfast initially because it was so centrally located between surf, sand dunes and fishing in one direction and groovy Nelson bay with its whale watching in the other. The place is surrounded by trees and gardens, and we weren't expecting the full on hospitality of Lyn our host, who seems to love guests... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, and nestled on the south-east edge of Tomaree National Park, ‘The Batch’ homestay bed and breakfast is perfectly located to enjoy the beaches and water activities of Port Stephens and surrounds.At ‘The Batch’ we are serious about our guests enjoying themselves. All guests are welcome to use the in ground salt water pool, BBQ facilities and our gardens.We have ample parking for cars, small buses and boats.‘The Donga’, Upstairs Wing and Grevillea Room all have private bathrooms.A silver service continental breakfast is included for all guests - except for the ‘Donga’ whom we don’t like to disturb! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Batch

Address: 5 Robert Connell CL | One Mile Beach, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Price Range: $160 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Batch South Pacific/Port Stephens, Australia
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