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Pacific Palms Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Blueys Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Strange to say the least”
Reviewed January 17, 2011

the resort is a little dated but the surrounds are great. Would be so much better if the management realised that they are in hospitality and not some control camp, the manager is quite rude and the least thing seems to be a problem with her.We decided to leave a day early and loaded our vehicle, we left some items in the fridge and went t to the villa that our friends were in and told them about the food we had left for them. Within 10 minutes the manager had taken the food items for himself.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

My husband, myself and our son stayed at Pacific Palms Resort and had a wonderful experience. Nick and Susan were very friendly and willing to help us find any attraction that we wanted to visit. Nick told us where to go find kanagaroos in the wild. Coomba has kangaroos laying in the front yards of family homes as if they were little pets.

Our cottage was well stocked with utensils, linens, etc. As we sat on our balcony, we could hear the ocean just over the hill. There is a beach in walking distance. There are a lot of trees around the cottage. It is a beautiful, well taken care of area.

There are small towns close by for shopping and a lot of restaurants. I think we tried a new restaurant each night we were there.

Nick made a real Australian breakfast for us one morning and it was fantastic and a lot of it. There is also an open air market just down the hill from the resort on Sundays.

There are laundry facilities available also. This was a real plus for me.

Thank you Nick and Susan for making our stay with Pacific Palms Resort so enjoyable.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Thank CJS1963
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2010

Had a great time, good pool, fitness room and great position. Found the management friendly and helpful and very accomadating.

Great spot to tour from and only 20 mins from good little seaside town Forster Tuncurry or twin towns in reality.

Used laundry room and pool during our stay, Villa little dated but quite comfortable and good shower. Like the area very much , four great beaches nearby

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank nigel b
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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed November 26, 2010

This is our 3rd stay at this resort and we travel from QLD every year to do so. After reading some of the previous comments it is so clear that these guests obviously had a problem before arriving. Nick & Susan and the whole staff are just wonderful and go out of thier way to provide a tranquill relaxing atmosphere for all holiday makers. I can only say that out of everyone who visits this resort to only have a few negative comments from bitter people are not worth reading. My advice is go and stay yourself and make your own decision you won't be dissapointed - I guarantee it., it is very sadly human nature to only comment on the negative, I would expect these negative guests haven't travelled much as this resort is one of the best.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

Took my daughter and 3 of her friends for her 16th birthday had a great stay the girls loved it. Was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews however we had no problem management were great ,units were very comfy and resort facilities were great. Tip dont believe everything you read we cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Thank liana64
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Bowral, Australia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

The resort has been recently refurbished and our two bedroom cottage was immaculate and much nicer than we had expected. Full kitchen with microwave and all the tools and utensils you need but no oven. The cottage is equiped for six people.

It is a time share (we went courtesy of a friend) so, for most people, it's like going to the holiday home. This is a little different to a 'normal' resort. It's completely self catering but there are heaps of restaurants within 5-15 minutes drive. The salt water pool was immaculate and heated, year round, to about 28oC. The local beaches are beautiful.

The grounds are beautiful and so natural that a family of Frog Mouth Owls are raising two owlets right opposite a villa in full view of passing people.

Nick and Sue, the resident managers, are helpful and Nick does several bus trips to local areas in the resort bus. Nice people.

I cannot understand why some people had so much trouble. Maybe they did not understand the time-share issue.

Fijimad

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Anderson Island, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Nick and Susan made our trip to Australia a wonderful event for us. Our villa had everything that would need, dishes, towels,etc. The location was great with so many things near by to see. The staff were friendly and helpful. We did some traveling on our own and some with Nick, which turned out to be very fun. I would return again in a heart beat. Thank you for the great time Nick and Susan.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank snuggles012345
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Property: Pacific Palms Resort
Address: 2 Lakeside Cres, Blueys Beach, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blueys Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Blueys Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Palms Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Get away from it all" Pacific Palms Resort offers a getaway holiday on the mid north coast of NSW situated between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean, approximately 20km south of Forster/Tuncurry. The resort offers an extensive activities program along with facilities including a swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium, barbecue and playground. With award winning newly refurbished self contained villas and facilities and a friendliness that allows you to relax and enjoy this idyllic location, come and spoil yourself in the resort’s perfect holidays environment.Some units may not be suitable for wheelchair or walking difficulties. A vehicle is a must for this resort as there is no public transport. Contact Classic Holidays for Thrifty Car Hire rates. ... more   less 
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