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“Great holiday destination”
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Cote D'Azur
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cessnock, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Great holiday destination”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment (unit 10) during the NSW October school holidays. We were very impressed with the accommodation, the unit was very clean and well appointed. The two bedrooms were a good size, although we were a little puzzled that the built-in wardrobe in the second bedroom didn't have any shelf space at all - seemed like a strange oversight. Bathroom and kitchen were very modern and of a high standard.

The layout of the apartment complex is a little strange, there are multiple lifts that only service particular apartments, so you need to make sure you access the correct lift (it is marked on the keyring provided by the complex, which does make it easier). Some of the carparks in the underground carpark are small or difficult to get into, and there is an allocated carpark for each apartment. If you happen to get a difficult carpark (like the one for unit 10, which is a sharp right turn immediately after the ramp to the second level) and a large car, you'll need to take some time parking your car safely. Additionally, finding your way in and out of the apartment complex can be confusing, all apartments face inwards to a central courtyard, and there are only a couple of exits from the complex. We had a number of guests ask us during our stay how to exit the complex. Once you know where the exits are, it's quite convenient getting in and out of the complex. There are no fire escape maps on the inside door of unit 10, which would make things difficult if you weren't already familiar with the complex layout.

We used the heated pool, and it was an excellent setup, with a shallow wading pool seperate from the main pool. We also visited the gym, which had very modern and well kept equipment, and saw the sauna which also appeared to be well kept and clean.

The location is excellent, a very short walk to the local supermarket, and walking distance to the marina.

Be aware that these apartments are unserviced for short stays, and you are expected to leave the apartment clean, especially the kitchen (everything washed and put away) and the carpets/tiles (no excess sand), otherwise an additional cleaning charge is threatened. There was a vacuum cleaner in the unit to help with this, but it had a frayed electrical lead, which meant it was too dangerous to use - fortunately we didn't bring any sand into the apartment.

Overall, we would highly recommend these apartments, and will be back for another stay in the future.

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London, UK
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed in Apartment 48 - a 3 bed, with views of the sea. There are plenty of other options on their website. It really was very good - modern, clean, well-designed and well furnished. Very conveniently located too - just 5 minutes walk to the harbour (for whale-watching boats and restaurants etc), and around the corner from Coles if you prefer to cater for yourself. Would stay again. If you have kids, we would recommend sandboarding, and a trip to the Toboggan Park about 10 mins drive.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

The apartments are conveniently just behind the Coles carpark and opposite a pizza take-away shop. The apartments look like they are individually owned, so I guess the interior will depend on which apartment you choose. We were in 41 and were quite pleased with the furnishings and the apartment layout. We didn't have much choice in terms of apartment numbers because we booked late. The only downside to the apartment was a missing piece in the vertical blind in one of the bedrooms and no hairdryer. It was a 3br apartment that overlooked the pool. It was relatively set-back from the road so was nice and quiet (just how I like it). I imagine the apartments closer to the roadside would get a bit of traffic noise. There is an underground carpark with separate lifts that go up to each of the apartment blocks. The carpark did smell a bit like sewerage so I think they have some drainage issues there but overall, it didn't really affect my stay. The price is very reasonable ($200/n) and I think this is excellent value for a 3 bedder. I will most likely stay here again next time I visit Nelson Bay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Cote D'Azur
Address: 61 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cote D'Azur 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cote D'Azur is located in the heart of Nelson Bay. This modern resort being 9 yrs young with all the modern facilities one would expect. All apartments are fully self contained, most with wonderful views of the Bay. Our location means it is only a short walk to all the restaurants, shops, new state of the art Woolworths and the world class d'Albora Marina. Cote D'Azur really is the place to "stay in the bay" especially now that the Resort has been refreshed with new bbqs, pool deck and umbrellas for our guests comfort. Heated pool, Gym, Sauna... The list goes on and on! ... more   less 
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