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Port Stephens Marina Resort
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

My husband and I along with our 3 week old daughter stayed for a weekend at the Marina Resort. Although the location is excellent the whole resort does need an urgent upgrade. Because it was a last minute booking we stayed on the ground level the first night then moved to the 3rd level into a bigger room, the problem we found with both rooms was that the air conditioner was really loud and irritating and we needed to use it as it was the middle of summer. The bathrooms are very outdated and the furniature needs an upgrade as well. The price they charge per night is a little expensive for what you get, you really are paying for the view and location.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2012

We booked this to attend our friends' wedding. Arangements had been made to get a 10% discount if at least ten of us stayed there. The Lobby was old and dingy looking and the front desk area looked cluttered and unkept. Not the neat, efficient desk you normally see. We waited about 5 minutes for someone to come to serve us. One employee walked by and looked into a back office to see if someone was there and then said not to worry someone will come by and walked off. Finally a man came out of a side room carrying his dirty dishes and stepped behind the desk. We were told there were not enough rooms taken for the discount. Fair enough. We signed in and stepped into the elevator. It also was dingy and looked like it hadn't been painted in many years. We got out on our floor and headed down the hall. As we passed the open door to the room next to ours I was struck by a flying floor-sweep brush, thrown by the maid. She was in the room and tossed it out the door to land on her cart. But it hit me in the chest instead. The room was large and had a good view but the furnishings looked old and scratched and like something from the 80's. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. We slept well. On checking out I again brought up the discount because we had beent told by the folks who set this up that we did, in fact, have 10 rooms. I was again told that wasn't so. Long story short, we got the refund when one of the arrangers went back and sorted the guy out. He was rude and obviously didn't care about us or his job. We were one of only a few of our group who hadn't left town and could go back for the discount they deserved. The hotel looks like it is being left to fall down and the rumour (unsubstantiated) in town is they are just waiting for planning approval to tear it down for condos. Whatever the reason, there is no excuse for what occurred. Not just to us but all the folks in our group felt poorly treated. And the staff were, at best, unprofessional.

Room Tip: There are other good hotels in Nelson Bay. Pick any other one.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Clean and relativley comfy, far from 5 star but plesant enough for couple of nights stay. Clean enough, air con VERY loud but worked quite well. Pool neat, place could have done with a bit of a tidy up, eg, lawns mowed etc. We were in a garden view room which had minimal views of the marina. Staff were plesant enough. Would reccommend only for a weekend away.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2012

No air con no clean bath room no tv remote no do not stay here no fire plan no shower was vey old and not clean no safety lock on door

  • Stayed January 2012
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4 Thank Donkdo
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Caves Beach, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2012

My partner & i stayed here. The price was ok and the room was pleasantly clean and easy to get to the town /marina.
We made use of the sauna and enjoyed the fact we could use it when ever we liked.
The room had all the mod cons that we needed.
There is bad reviews on here but our room seemed ok and for a weekend away where we are not there to stay in the room even though it was raining we found it all good :-)
Staff pleasant on reception

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank AussieMuldoons
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Great location but the building needs to be leveled and start again.
Terribly outdated furniture, old TV, extremely noisy plumbing and no plates or cutlery.

The restaurant had lovely views but that was the only good thing about it. Food presented was below acceptable standards.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank DonL2310
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2011

The whole place has this weird smell , quite uncomfortable........
Nice view n was clean though

  • Stayed September 2011
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Thank Thekings11
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Property: Port Stephens Marina Resort
Address: 33 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Stephens Marina Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina Resort is a great place to stay while you explore Port Stephens. Marina Resort is well located in the heart of beautiful Port Stephens overlooking Nelson Bay Marina. A short 5m walk to the Dolphin & Whale Watch Cruises in the Marina, Cafes & Beach. Marina Resort is conveniently located near all of Port Stephens major tourist attractions. Our recently refurbished 44 room hotel offer spacious comfort with great views of the bay. ... more   less 
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