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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great central place for a week's activities around the area. The 2 bedroom apartment was well equipped.The facilities were good.the lakeshore sunset and walks rewarding. We did our own meals so didn't try the restaurants.

Thank marshfish
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in house 81; which is a 3 brm loft house. The place needs a lot of work, is very run down. The tv was very low quality, the dishwasher very old and the cd player looks like it was made in 1994! Also the shower screen was missing half a panel from 2nd floor bathroom. For the money... More 

5 Thank nikaus21

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at Raffertys Resort. I had no idea this resort existed prior to being invited here for a mum's weekend away. I was surprised with the amount of accommodation and the lovely location - right on the lake. Our accommodation was a very spacious 2 storey townhouse, both rooms with ensuites and a large lounge/dining area. The... More 

1 Thank Justine W
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Rafferty's as a family over the school holidays in one of the cottages with loft. It is a stand alone building but has 2 entrances, i.e. designed for 2 occupants. First, the positives - the location is very picturesque, right on the shore, plenty of opportunities for cycling, swimming and water sports. A heated pool was a hit... More 

1 Thank RooMck
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Rafferty's Resort has it all. Fabulous restaurants and gorgeous accommodation, plus boating, fishing, swimming, skiing snd is just down the road from the best surf beaches on the coast. Perfect for romantic weekends or family holidays, it caters for everyone.

Thank Gaye C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to a pleasant and relaxing 3 night stay. Very disappointing. From the moment i opened the front door i could smell the odour of dirty/old carpet. Had a shower and noticed someone elses hair on the tiles and on sides of bed. 2nd night we had visitors of a four legged kind. Droppings were all over kitchen... More 

5 Thank Gay P
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We held a conference here for two days for our team of 40 odd and not one person complained about this location. The accomodation was clean modern and welcoming with space to spare. The surroundings were well maintained with great facilities. The food at the restaurant was of a very high calibre and the staff catered to my food allergies... More 

1 Thank Sean A
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Ventured to Rafferty's resort 27th May 2016 for the weekend with friends. I arrived to this amazing facility with views to die for. Checked in with reception and the customer service was great and very informative. Arrived at my loft villa which was spacious but really needed painting and upgrading with more modern quilt covers instead of sheets as the... More 

Thank Sharon R
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights for a wedding. The location was stunning and at first sight the apartment was beautiful. Unfortunately we had a long string if problems. My single bed sheets were dirty and there were Someone else's sock in the bed. We woke up and what we assumed was a mouse had eaten part of some fruit and left... More 

1 Thank nerida82
Hawks Nest, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

My wife and our young daughter actually left one night early from a Scoopon 3 night getaway for a number of reasons. We stayed at Raffertys from Sunday in May and realised that once Monday arrived everything came to a grinding halt. Firstly, as part of the Scoopon deal you were entitled to credit for the Tapas restaurant which is... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Raffertys Resort is located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney and only minutes from patrolled beaches. The resort is set amongst 35 acres of natural bushland setting and features 103 self contained cottages, two restaurants, two bars, four swimming pools, four tennis courts, water recreational activities, massage centre and a holiday kids club. There are also 6 meeting rooms available for conferences and corporate retreats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Raffertys Resort

Address: 1 Wild Duck Dr | Lake Macquarie, Cams Wharf, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia (Formerly Mercure Lake Macquarie Rafferty's Resort)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Cams Wharf
Price Range: $228 - $580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Raffertys Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Mercure Lake Macquarie Rafferty`s Hotel Cams Wharf
Mercure Cams Wharf
Accor Cams Wharf
Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie/Cams Wharf
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“Our townhouse accessible from car park but third bedroom is on mezzanine via stairs. May be tricky to access restaurant in wheelchair.”
  • Sunset over jetty, boat hire and jet boat rides available.
 of 5 bubbles 923cheryld, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid cottage 81 and older cottages/townhouses that are older and not re-furbished.”
 of 5 bubbles TaraR687, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are individually owned, so one has to search not just the resort site, but other sites for suitable cabins for one's group needs.”
 of 5 bubbles Lisa_Sydney1608, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Boycott cottage 15 until they do something about the air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles jvfrew, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Check if your villa is on a hill or on the flat. We were in a quiet spot on one of the side roads.”
 of 5 bubbles KaffyB, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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