We stayed for just the one night before a whale trip. We booked direct online and went for the ground floor special rate and the room was fine. The decor had seen better days and really does need an update but for an overnight stay in winter it was good for us. We liked the way the different floors are different prices as the upper floors do have good views of the water, but if you arrive after dark and leave first thing, why bother worrying about the view. We had dinner in the town despite the dinner special they had in house, but had breakfast at the hotel. The breakfast was a good and generous buffet and pretty good value for money at $15. But the restuarant (which is on the top floor), and the property in general, really does needs a makeover to remain competetive with all of the newer properties that are springing up around the area. While we were there it seemed like they were in the process of ownership change, so perhaps the writing is on the wall. It has such a commanding view of Nelson Bay and the water it really would be a shame if were not.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Port Stephens Marina Hotel Nelson Bay
- Port Stephens Marina Resort Nelson Bay