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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean apartment and could not have wished for a more relaxing view and lovely apartment. Across the road from town beach it is a park the car and spend the best of your holiday walking to almost everything you need. A 10-15 minute walk into Port Macquarie town center where you can dine and...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Port does have a lot to offer our visitor. We look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We were returning to Port Macquarie after many years away after spending a week or two there every year for many years. The Observatory is the ideal place to stay to take every advantage of Port. It is perfectly positioned with beautiful views of the beach and ocean. The rooms are delightful, well appointed and comfortable. Every effort is made...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Allan. I suspect you noticed a great deal of positive change in Port since you were last here, particularly with the range and quality of restaurants and activities. We very much appreciate your comments and look forward to your return visit P.S. Thank you as well for your comment on our 'green' initiatives.

Sydney
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We enjoyed the very comfortable king bed and the lovely ocean view with a private balcony to have a light breakfast or a nice takeaway in the evening. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Top class place to stay in Port Macquarie!

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lyn. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location right across the road from the beach, with a great view of the park and a very nice pool area. Would have been great if there was another lift, but this is a minor thing. The town centre is a little walk away, but not too far (approx 1km) and we found it...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Richard. We feel very privileged to be located where we are overlooking Town Beach. I've noticed also that Fusion 7 is now the second restaurant in Port to be awarded a coveted Hat along with Stunned Mullet. Port has very much come of age over recent years. We look forward to welcome you back in...

horsham
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We stopped at this hotel whilst travelling between Sydney and Brisbane. We were allocated a ocean facing room which was modern and well equipped. Whilst it was a 20 minute walk to the shops and restaurants the hotel is well situated on the edge of the beach area with pleasant scenery and good walking routes. The staff were friendly and...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is our 3rd visit and from the moment we arrived we feel like part of home is with us. From the units to the hotel room there is ample space. The view from every room is beyond spectacular! Truly peaceful eco environment that we just want to keep coming back to!

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Annette. It is highly satisfying for all of us when people feel like they are coming home to The Observatory. Hopefully we can keep welcoming you back 'home' for many years to come.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We loved our stay! The beautiful ocean views from our bedroom and balcony were just spectacular. We loved the indoor pool, sauna and spa and a 2 minute walk to the patrolled beach was really handy. With a beautiful seafood restaurant downstairs, day spa, cafe/milk bar we felt we had everything we needed. Clean, modern, quality comfortable furniture made the...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you Ruby for your review and your very kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You can never tire of watching the every changing moods of the ocean. We look forward to welcoming you back on a return visit.

Reviewed 11 January 2016

We love coming back to The Observatory. It is in a great location across from the beach and the staff are always friendly. The rooms are clean, well-appointed and comfortable. We always have a great stay!

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you Doug for choosing to stay with us at The Observatory when you are visiting Port and thank you so much for providing your review. I hope we continue to deliver to your expectations.

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We liked this hotel. It was quaint, clean & well equipped. If you are not active then it's a bit of a walk to town - 15 mins slow walk. Everything worked well. Would stay again. There's a coffee mChine in the room for coffee addicts. Downstairs does great food & there's also a great clothing shop just outside. A...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Wendy. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Observatory. We look forward to welcoming you back on a return visit.

Sheffield
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Complex travel arrangements meant that I was only able to stay for 12 hours, but from the moment of arrival I knew this was a place of high standard of presentation.1. The reception staff were SO positive and welcoming and were not phased by my difficult travel arrangements. They did everything they could to help and they succeeded! 2. The...

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Tracey B, General Manager at Mantra The Observatory, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful review and very kind words. Our staff will be very appreciative. It's a pity your travel arrangements did hamper your visit to Port but I'm please we could at least lessen the impact somewhat. Hopefully your next visit will allow you to enjoy more of what Port has to offer her visitor.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill
Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
The Observatory
The Observatory
Cuisines: Australian
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mantra The Observatory offers seaside accommodation in the heart of Port Macquarie. Located directly across from the beach, this contemporary hotel boasts spectacular views over the ocean, river and hinterland, and provides close proximity to many of the areas natural attractions. Secure onsite car parking with an electric car charging station is complimentary for all guests along with free in-room wireless Internet access. Accommodation is modern and spacious with the choice of the Hotel Room, One, Two or Three Bedroom Apartment, and the Three Bedroom Penthouse. Apartments boast private balconies, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, and large TVs with Foxtel channels. At Mantra The Observatory you’ll enjoy an excellent range of facilities including a heated lap pool, spa, sauna, BBQ area, and onsite dining options. Sample the region’s freshest seafood at Scampi’s Seafood Bar and Grill, or visit The Observatory Milkbar for a refreshing holiday beverage. A day spa is situated onsite for your convenience if you’d like to treat yourself to massage or facial during your stay. If you’re planning to soak in the sun there are countless beaches and picnic spots to explore, or for a little retail therapy the town centre is just a short walk away with a collection of boutique stores and retail chains at your fingertips. There is an abundance of activities on offer from the more adventurous including kayaking, fishing, horse riding and camel safaris, to family friendly activities such as wildlife and nature parks, local markets, golf, and ten pin bowling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mantra The Observatory

Address: 40 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia (Formerly The Observatory)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Price Range: $142 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra The Observatory 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
The Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Hotel Port Macquarie
Observatory Resort Port Macquarie
Mantra The Observatory Port Macquarie
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Port Macquarie
#2 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
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