I understand that the development has different categories of rooms. We stayed in a hotel style room on the road side. There we no views.
Everything about the accommodation is at best adequate. The room was small, a bit like walking into an Ikea demonstration suit. Clean, neat, simple, white, and cheap. Probably OK provided they plan to replace every 4 or 5 years. (It is due for an upgrade). The bed was a disgrace. They sell a King Size double bed which turns out to be two king size "single" beds out together. I hate “zipper beds” but this did not even have a zipper. So as we all expect, you find yourself waking during the night as you slide between the beds.
Bench space is limited, bathroom mirror is the smallest we have ever seen, TV is an older style (ie not flat screen), only one down light in the main part of the room. Bathroom exhaust fan sounded like a roadside jack hammer. The room included a refrigerator, microwave oven, tea making facilities, radio and DVD player and tissues, yippee. No blinds, only shear curtains and external "fins" or "blades" that can be closed or opened by hand after opening and leaning through a window. The room was air-conditioned. There are an insufficient number of power points. You have to crawl under the cheap Ikea style desk to put plugs in and out if you want tea and toast and you can't do that and have the radio/DVD player on. Bed end power points are hidden behind the bed, and it is a struggle to get to them. Power points are Important today with the number of electronic equipment we all carry around with us and which need to be charged. Congratulations though for having power points in the bathroom.
The swimming pool and surrounds are very nice and the water was a pleasant temperature. The pool faces north. As is common there are not nearly enough pool lounges or chairs for the number of rooms. Sad that they don’t provide pool towels. I am not sure I have come across this before. We were told to use our room towels, which were at this point wet and as the room aren't serviced daily, no chance of a dry towel. So, you need to pack your own pool towel!
It is within an easy walk to the main town and about a 10 minutes walk to nice breakfast cafes.
Service was friendly and OK. One of the light globes in the room had blown and it was quickly replaced.
As noted Oaks Lure is at best adequate and only while/if the rates are at the lower end of the range, say below $125 per night for a non view room, would I consider it again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks Lure Apartments, in beautiful Nelson Bay, is just a short walk to the marina, restaurants and boutiques, golf courses and sporting clubs. Nelson Bay is a delightful town blessed with un-spoilt waterways, natural wonders and a captivating history. Oaks Lure Apartments is the ultimate base to explore the region.Guests can relax in style and comfort at Oaks Lure with hotels rooms, one and two bedroom apartments with generous living spaces that boast full kitchen facilities with microwave and dishwasher. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oaks Lure Hotel Nelson Bay
- Oaks Lure Nelson Bay, Port Stephens