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Peninsula Nelson Bay
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
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“Very dirty rooms”
Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in the budget rooms and budget is exactly what they are. The rooms smell that they have not been opened for months. The layer of dust around the floor and timber bed head would be at least 6 months. The beds are very old and not comfortable. It is worth paying extra to stay some where else.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Forster, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Had an amazing time with my daughter recently swimming with Dolphins with dolphinswimaustralia.com. The only downside was the accommodation we chose the night before..... Do not ever stay at the Peninsular at Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. Advertised air conditioning - not working and you cannot even have the windows/door open as there are no flyscreens. Bed had broken spring and every time I rolled over, I fell into a 'ditch', The television worked. except, every 5 minutes we had to 'bang' the remote to re-start the program. I did contact reception only to find there was a message bank only and no feedback ever given from my message Nelson Bay,. Port Stephens, beautiful place, just avoid 'The Peninsula'

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We went there for a weekend away. We arrived late but the keys where left in an external safe for us to pickup with a code. The rooms where nice and clean and beds were comfortable with foxtel.
The management were absolutely incredible. I left my pillow there and after not being able to post it as it was too big he had a friend who lived near me who was driving back. They also recommended some great places to visit in shoal bay. Incredible staff and great stay will go back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We have stayed at this property a number of times over the years and this recent visit was part of a deal, which made it very good value for money. The property consists of town houses and motel style rooms. The townhouses are roomy and nice but the motel whilst clean and comfortable, is getting a bit tired and could use a facelift. The room smelt of the strong disinfectant used, every time we entered and the young owner didnt impress standing on the roof shouting in quite a derogatory manner to the hired help below in the car park.

Although the Peninsula is centrally located, just a block up from the Nelson Bay RSL Club, recently refurbished and renamed Wests Diggers, and in close proximity to the towncentre and beaches, this was probably our last stay as there are many more newer and modern offerings with regular deals available.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Peninsula Motor Inn at the end of February 2012. Extremely polite, friendly and helpful staff and our room was spacious and very clean. Great location, just a short drive to the beach and main shopping area. Breakfast buffet selection however was very limited and there was bacon and baked beans but no eggs!! Would definitely go again but would not stay for breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2012

When we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome and found the staff to be informative and helpful. We stayed in a lovely deluxe room that was clean, pleasant and comfortable. The facilities are fair but you get what you pay for. Breakfast was fabulous.
Overall we had a great time.
Thank you, we'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Chose this hotel primarily on price and short notice availability for a two day visit to the Port Stephen's area. We arrived by bus from Sydney and were dropped off a short distance from the hotel which was very convenient. The room and facilities were fairly average but reasonable for the price. The location was great for Shoal Bay but quite far from other areas without a car.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Peninsula Nelson Bay

Property: Peninsula Nelson Bay
Address: 52 Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia (Formerly Peninsula Motor Inn)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Peninsula Nelson Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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