We have been in Oz for 4 months (here working on a 6 month project) and have now stayed in a great many hotels from the most expensive to some real budget minders.
The Eco Point Angourie was a real treat. The resort it's self is made up of 33 separate 2 bm “Villas” and 4 two story apartment building with only 8 1 bm units in each. All accommodations are self contained and have recently been upgraded with new appliances and furniture. Ours was a 2 bm, full kitchen, dining room, living room and very nice with a huge covered veranda, all furnished tastefuly and overlooked a small pond. Comparatively it was good value at $200 AUS a night.
I would say it was very family oriented with a separate large children's pool with water slide and fountains and a children's craft centre. We had our 20 year old son with us, so we are not into the kiddie thing, but it was still ok.
We didn't eat at the hotel as there are lots of funky spots to eat in Yamba, but Shelley the events co-ordinator went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were taken care of. There are bikes for rent $20 per day and there are lots of nice places to ride. It's only 5 min to town.
Yamba is little discovered and the surfing is awesome, there is a nice Sunday market, some good restaurants and the Pacific Hotel has a bar that rocks on Fri & Sat nights and serves one of the best breakfasts we've had yet with one of the most stunning views ever. Overall this weekend breakaway (3 hours south of Surfer's Paradise) was a lovely change from the highrises and bad restaurants that surround the Gold Coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Angourie Rainforest Resort located in Yamba, New South Wales is a coastal oasis adjacent to the sand dunes of pristine Flat Rock Beach, between the famous Angourie surf beach and the village of Yamba - voted the #1 Town in Australia. Multi-award winning 4.5 star Angourie Rainforest Resort nestled beside 600 hectares of open forest containing remnant littoral rainforest, is an exclusive eco-friendly retreat. The resort offers a uniquely Australian holiday experience for the professional family, couples and the independent traveller. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Angourie Hotel Yamba
- Angourie Resort Yamba