We came away to Rafferty's with our 4 teenagers and the boat. We've been 3 times before and it's a great holiday environment- right on the lake, lovely native gardens, picturesque run/walk tracks, tennis, pools. Must say though that there are a few negatives...our loft cottage was in need of maintenance, particularly the bathrooms (taps/fittings old and falling apart), paint peeling, cleaning job not very thorough. Only 3 star accom at best, although have heard lakemacresorts are the way to go over mercure resorts, both manage accom here.
Little kids everywhere...pool goes a decidedly greenish tinge by end of day (don't see many little feet visiting the loo), screamers in restaurants.
Also seem to have the joy of really inconsiderate bogan types next door, who make heaps of noise well into the wee hours ev night. No security to call to solve the problem.
On the upside, everything you need for a reasonably priced family getaway is here. The restaurants are quite nice too. Miss the shop that used to be here though, none anymore, but Swansea down the road.
If you're not too picky and focus on the beautiful environment, it's a nice place. We may be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raffertys Resort is located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney and only minutes from patrolled beaches. The resort is set amongst 35 acres of natural bushland setting and features 103 self contained cottages, two restaurants, two bars, four swimming pools, four tennis courts, water recreational activities, massage centre and a holiday kids club. There are also 6 meeting rooms available for conferences and corporate retreats. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Lake Macquarie Rafferty`s Hotel Cams Wharf
- Mercure Cams Wharf
- Accor Cams Wharf
- Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie/Cams Wharf