We stayed 4 nights in a whitesands 2 bedroom waterfront apartment. The room was perfect for us as we had two children with us.
The facilities within the resort were great, lovely heated pool, delicious buffet breakfast and several options for other meals.
We had several small requests at reception during our stay and every time the staff were willing to help immediately and were polite and friendly. I am sure had we asked for better weather ( it rained the entire 4 days) I am sure they would have done their best to provide that too. No request was too big!
If I had to choose a negative ( which was hard) I would say that I wouldn't allow small children on balcony unsupervised. The balcony chairs can be easily climbed onto and then it is a sloped tiled roof slide to the road below.
The resort was fantastic! I had stupidly read some negative reviews and was concerned prior to arriving and thankfully I believe the reviews to be very untrue. Highly
Recommended to all!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shoal Bay Resort & Spa is the ultimate beachfront Resort perfect for romantic escapes, family holidays, pamper weekends, beach getaways, weddings, special events and meetings and business. Shoal Bay lays by the entrance to Port Stephens, overlooking the white sands and the magnificent volcanic Tomaree headlands. Boasting crystal clear waterways and extensive National Park with unspoiled bushland, Shoal Bay is certainly one of New South Wales most stunning destinations. Just 2.5 hr drive north of Sydney and 30mins from Newcastle, this award winning Resort offers a diverse range of accommodation styles and options to suit a variety of budgets and can accommodate up to 700 guests. Accommodation ranges from Standard Studios through to Waterview, Beachfront and Bayview rooms with a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located across 7 accommodation buildings. The Resort features 4 restaurants including the award winning Catch at Shoal Bay, 5 bars, the iconic Country Club Hotel, Occie’s Kids Club (operating throughout NSW School Holidays periods), Shoal Bay Resort Store, Whitesands Conference Centre, an outdoor heated Resort pool with children’s wading area and complimentary secure undercover parking. Relax at the Aqua Spa wellbeing sanctuary for adults (min 16 yrs+) offering a true Thalassotherapy experience for guests through the 3 mineral spa pools and 25m heated lap pool. Take yourself on a journey to revive your mind, body and soul, indulge in a range of menu treatments that enhance the total well being and surrender to the experience of products that will relax, de-stress and energise you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shoal Bay Hotel Shoal Bay