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“Wedding here, don't risk it”

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Diamond Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Diamond Beach
Winmalee
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“Wedding here, don't risk it”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

First Wedding at the property, would not recommend these hosts, Sharyn & Gabriel, to anyone, especially not such an important event. We stayed 4 nights to prep our wedding. 10 days b/4 our wedding, we received an abusive phonecall from male owner , taking liberties because we read our contract as having use of the kitchen fridge to store food for the wedding. Abused our guests in many ways accusing them of damaging concrete broken by owners father, let guest who drove 4 hours to get there wait 20 mins to check in while owner was present but said he wanted his lunch on the beach FIRST. . Used our wedding photos on website despite being asked not to. Kept our deposit regarding rubbish in rooms despite having stopped us visiting the tip. VERY BAD and upsetting hospitality skills when a wedding is concerned, Petrol smells sent throughout our reception room by amused owner and concreting done on our wedding day outside brides room and kitchen. Manure added to reception room on day of wedding for a garden inside which made such a stench in the venue and we also heard the owner let the dogs out to annoy our guests at reception. No help from owners to make this venue a success, do it yourself as I did and ignore the arrogant and unhelpful owners and you might pull it off!! ALL items at my wedding on that website were purchased and set up by us and our business with NO THANKS or payment from the owners who have got a real hide using my belongings to advertise their venue as a wedding venue which I would NEVER recommend. The only thing owned by the owners was the floor walls and ceiling, the rest is ours. The owner berated us for leaving a kitchen light on one evening that had been left on every night of our stay by the other owner. Was not nice to deal with these people in any way.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I stayed here on the weekend for 3 nights in Unit 8, with friends staying in the room next to us with a 3 week old baby, and other friends in the 4 bedroom apartment (with 3 kids). The temps on the weekend went well into the high 30's.

The hotel has new owners and under new management, and has been renovated after standing still for 5 years. The renovations to our rooms included new kitchen, new beds, lounge/dining furniture, TV, and general maintenance throughout. The bathroom whilst not renovated, are huge - you could fit your whole family in the shower!!!

The living/dining room looks out onto the pool and gardens - which the peacocks currently prance around in, so expect an early morning prance past your door! The resort is setup to unwind and relax, if you don't do this within the first few days you need to stay a little longer.

There is plenty of room within the dining/living room with super comfortable lounge - which I doubled as my daybed for a nanna nap in the afternoon. The kitchen has the basics to cater for breakfast and simple dinners. We cooked steak and had salad and ate these outside our room overlooking the pool and garden - as each unit has outdoor furniture at your back door.

The resort is situated across the road from Diamond Beach, so a quick hop across hot sand and you're on the beach. There's a guests shower at the start/end of the path to wash off the sand after a swim.

Part of the resort renovation is an inclusion of a café called "Sea Salt" - run separately to the resort. We had great coffee and breakfast here in the morning. The cafe is open all day including for dinner.

As the weather was hot and humid - the rooms we stayed in remained quite cool - we didn't use the air conditioning, however had the fan in the dining & bedrooms on which was more than sufficient. There's lockable screen doors on both front and back doors so the breeze flowed nicely through the unit.

Overall, highly recommend.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Diamond Beach Resort
Address: 394 Diamond Beach Rd, Diamond Beach, New South Wales 2430, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Diamond Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Diamond Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Diamond Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens Diamond Beach Resort offers 1 and 2 bedroom self contained apartments as well as a huge 4 bedroom apartment. Boasting 155 metres of absolute pristine beachfront, there are no roads and no cars to dodge between you and the sand. Relax and watch the daily parade of dolphins or grab your board and hit the waves.You can prepare your meals in your own newly refurbished kitchen, make use of the pool side BBQ’s or enjoy the onsite café.All rooms have 32” LED TV/DVD combos, ceiling fans and new pillow topped mattresses for your ultimate comfort.Prefer not to spend your time with hundreds of other holiday goers, enjoy a relaxed setting pool side or playing tennis.Pets are welcomed by prior arrangement ONLY.Only 3 hours north of Sydney, Diamond Beach Resort really is a jewel on the Mid North Coast ... more   less 
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