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Reviewed February 28, 2007

I stayed here for 2 nights with my husband. The hotel is in a lovely location and overlooks a beautiful bay and marina. Our room was on the ground floor with doors leading onto a small terrace. The whole room could have done with being updated as some of the furnishings looked a little worse for wear for this standard of hotel.

We ate in the restaurant one night. The service was really slow although it was not that busy. Food was just OK. Other than driving or getting a taxi to Nelson Bay there wasn't anywhere else to eat.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CumbrianGlobetrotter
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Reviewed August 26, 2006

We spent the weekend in Port Stephens and decided to have dinner on Saturday 19th August 2006.At Peppers Anchorage.We booked for 7.30pm.The restaurant was not overly busy the service was very poor and it took until 8.05pm to get a drink.The starter we had cost $18 and was basically green salad leaves with one small piece of sundried tomatoe and one small piece of artichoke.This place is overated the food is ordinary and very expensive.We wont be back.

Stayed: July 2006
5  Thank ratchel
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Reviewed June 16, 2006

Peppers Anchorage – Port Stephens.

The hotel is tucked away within a serene tranquil bay, positioned overlooking the water and the marina, with a petite bay beach within easy walking distance. All the rooms have private balconies and most look out to sea. The building is low rise two storey, built in timber and resembles American Cape Cod architecture . There seems to be plenty of parking available, although we did come in low season. A car is a must here, as the hotel is approx 5 – 10 minutes drive into Nelson Bay. This hotel has a No Smoking Policy, but if you are a smoker you can have a cigarette on the unit balconies.

Our room 217 is a loft style unit, with a lounge room downstairs with small dining table, couch, coffee table, mini bar, coffee and tea facilities, TV, CD and two French doors leading onto a small balcony. Upstairs is very spacious with a king size bed, which is very comfortable, desk, wardrobe and two small bedside tables. There is a large en-suite with shower, toilet and spa bath. Bathrobes and beach towels are also provided. The bathroom could do with an update, as it is looking a little tired for a 5 star hotel.

Overall, the room is very homely, spacious and elegantly furnished, with super views of Port Stephens and the marina. The facilities include a small swimming pool with deck chairs, spa, sauna and gym. There is a relaxing guest lounge on every floor of the hotel, the main lounge room near the reception oozes with charm and atmosphere, especially in winter, with its cosy log fire.

Pros: Tasteful intimate romantic get-away, and for those who just want to do nothing but relax, then this hotel you would love. Low rise building in a gorgeous setting. The rooms are very comfy offering excellent views. Staff seem to be welcoming and affable. If you just want peace, seclusion , retreat or a romantic time then Peppers would suit you perfectly.Restaurant food is modern Australian cuisine and scrumptious.

Cons: Too far from town and major restaurants and nightlife. Certain areas of the hotel need to be updated to keep it up to a 5 star hotel. Expensive in peak season. If you want to be close to the main surfing beaches, restaurants, cafes, or be social, then I would suggest staying at Shoal Bay Resort and Spa in Shoal Bay.(---) Mini bar has a very limited selection and there is no sink downstairs, so hence…every time you want a cuppa/toilet or water…its upstairs we go. Noise can easily be heard in the corridors. Poor lighting with just lamps.

Recommendation : Yes, for the romantics.

Tips: located 2.5hrs from Sydney on the waterfront in the suburb of Corlette. Finding the hotel at night can be difficult, with limited sign posting. The best tip I can give is after turning off from the Pacific Highway, follow the signs to Nelson Bay, turn left to Corlette and Soldiers Point first roundabout, follow to next roundabout turn left again, continue along till third roundabout, go straight through for approx 3mins. There is a sign post on a sheltered bus stop, its the next street on your right.
Buy your wine at Nelson Bay or Shoal Bay Hotel, cheapest bottle in hotel is $40.00AUD. Tours can be booked at the Marina Office. Offers great winter deals (half price).

Things to Do: see http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g529017-s4/Port-Stephens:Australia:Things.to.Do.html

  • Stayed: June 2006
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16  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed May 3, 2006

Spent almost a week here in February 2005 with family and found it to be a comfortable and relaxing hotel. It’s built overlooking a small marina or ‘anchorage’ at one edge of the settlement of Port Stephens, far enough from the busy centre to be restful and quiet. The attractive wooden architecture consists of roomy individual units with balconies or terraces mostly overlooking the bay. Alongside is a lovely beach, almost deserted while were there, with very safe swimming. The outdoor pool was a bit small but mostly empty enough for serious swimming. We had a great day sailing a chartered boat around the huge Nelson’s Bay.
The food was terrific, up with the best of modern Australian, with small but varied lunch and dinner menus that changed every day. The service throughout the hotel was efficient and really friendly.
Verdict: pricey but worth it if you value quality.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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3  Thank Ozdoc
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Reviewed April 30, 2006

"We enjoyed our stay so much and really wish we could have stayed a little longer. It's a peaceful place - our room was just right and sitting outside looking at the boats and the sea, listening to the birds was very good for the soul."

Guest Comments - James and Fiona, UK

Stayed: January 2006
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