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Nelson Towers Motel
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Noosa, Australia
1 review
“Good value”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Looked for a good place to stay on Nelson Bay and was referred to this place central to the town shopping area. Nice staff who were very helpful and polite. Our family enjoyed our stay there. Good easy location, allowing us a good time with the family. Loved the shops and eateries, marina and nearby beach.
Will be back again.

Stayed December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Nelson Towers Motel and really enjoyed our stay. We have stayed at the Bay a few times before but wish we had found this place sooner. Everything was so convenient. We left the car in the underground security car-park all weekend as we could walk to everything we needed, Marina, beach, shops, restaurants. The unit was quite large and very clean. Loved the big sunny balcony with the outlook to the Marina and Bay. We enjoyed relaxing at the end of the day watching the brilliant sunset from the deck chairs. Thank you to management and staff for being so friendly and helpful and making us feel so welcome. Would definitely recommend staying at the Nelson Towers Motel and look forward to our next holiday here.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Marina have big balconies.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

What a great place to stay! The location was just perfect, right in the middle of town. Never had a reason to wander too far as the Marina was viewed from our balcony. The cinema was 100m away for the kids. The beach just next to the marina. Friends gathered for evening drinks on the balcony, heaps of fun.

For dinner we went to Sandpipers restaurant close by.

The staff at the motel were friendly, and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

Early morning swim in the rooftop pool was great with the kids. We left feeling refreshed.

Thanks.

Stayed November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

What a great place to stay! The location was just perfect, right in the middle of town. Never had a reason to wander too far as the Marina was viewed from or room balcony. Speaking of the balcony, it was large enough for us to gather for drinks, a couple bottle of wine together with friends was a real pleasure.
For dinner we went to Sandpipers restaurant just 50m away.
The staff were very friendly, and rooms were clean and comfortable.

Breakfast by the roof top pool, the kids really loved it.

Looking forward to having any holiday there.

Room Tip: Spend extra for the Marina view room, and the local whale watching ships that leave from the marina...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The first time I visited this place, it was peak season in Nelson Bay (Dec/Jan) and finding accommodation for a reasonable price is difficult. I googled Nelson Bay accommodation and came up with Nelson Towers Motel. I called up and was fortunate that there was a room available for the couple of nights I needed. The staff were very accommodating and I thought the price was reasonable given the location. Coming from Darwin where a nights stay can be up to $200-300 per night, just over $100 I thought was great, considering it is the best located accommodation in town as it is a stones throw away from the Marina and the city centre. They had free wifi, and free parking. Nelson Bay has metered parking everywhere so having a place for the car and having everything so close was brilliant.
Reading some of the other comments, I think people have high expectations but keep in mind the accommodation is a MOTEL not a HOTEL so if you are expecting the Hilton or some chain hotel, this accommodation does not fit that criteria.
Since my first visit a couple of years ago, I've now revisited and stayed several times and also referred friends and family to stay there who have enjoyed their stay also.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed one night at this establishment. If we had checked the room before we paid our money we would have moved to another hotel. Are they joking. The place needs some serious refurbishment - Folks, it is 2013 not 1923! The decor is what I would envision you would find in a asylum seeker hostel on a remote island.

The lifts seem to work but doubt, based on the ride, they have been checked and certified for a long time. The "lounge is seriously uncomfortable and needed replacement.

In summary, if I were paying $50 per night I would have been disappointed. At $199 per night I was peeved.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The rooms are very dirty, uncomfortable and outdated + very expensive not worth the money. The management was so rude we refused to stay there and went up the road to the nelson resort where we were treated with respect and the rooms were very, clean and inexpensive and the management made you feel very welcome.

Room Tip: Dont judge the rooms by the look of the building it looks great from the outside the inside is compl...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nelson Towers Motel
Address: 71a Victoria Pde, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nelson Towers Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nelson Towers Motel is a 16 unit Motel with in the Nelson Towers Building. We have [6] Bay view rooms with King bed, lounge room, kitchenette, bar fridge, air con, bathroom some with own laundry, large balcony with cane lounge facing the marina,[4] Deluxe rooms Queen bed, bathroom, kitchenette, bar fridge, air con, court yard facing the rear,[6] Queen Standard rooms with Queen bed, bath room, air con, bar fridge, court yard facing the rear. We have an Arcade in the building, lift, under cover secure parking, pool on the roof, opposite the marina and walking distance to everything. all linen supplied . ... more   less 
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