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Just two and a half hours drive North of Sydney is the relaxed seaside village of Nelson Bay and one of the finest resorts on the Central Coast, Mantra Aqua. Mantra Aqua's stylish accommodation includes a selection of spacious, open-plan designed two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, all featuring large living areas flowing out onto large external balconies. Each apartment and penthouse features beautiful stone bench tops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plasma or LCD TV, DVD player, Foxtel and sound system in the lounge area. The resort features leisure facilities including a 25 metre lagoon pool with cascading waterfall and heated spa, children's play wading area and BBQ areas. Clean, contemporary lines and an open plan layout provide the perfect balance between the surrounding natural environment and the luxuries of resort-style living. The resort is a short five minute stroll to the centre of town or the marina where you will find a vast array of shops.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Totally Recommend The Mantra..Great Pool..Staff...Units...Location.. I even Received a Happy Birthday note & a Box Of Chocolates.. Nice. Xx Often tell Family & Friends to Stay Mantra.. !!!!!! It's just PERFECT !!!!!!!!!!
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This is a great hotel. All the staff at the front destination were lovely, very helpful and very friendly. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, family of 2adults and 2kids. The bedrooms are spacious and the whole apartment is spacious. It’s got everything, from a TV to kitchen
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Response from Work E, General Manager at Mantra Aqua
Responded 1 week ago
How delightful! Thank you so very much. The entire team will take great pride in reading your review- happy guests is the ultimate goal after-all. We will hope to welcome you at another time soon. Best wishes, Leanne
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Friendly staff, clean spacious room, pool was pleasant though water could have been cooler for my taste. Good variety of shop and cafes within walking distance. Marina area is always lovely. Plenty to do or just relax by the pool.
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Response from Work E, General Manager at Mantra Aqua
Responded 4 weeks ago
It was our pleasure to be your host Jane. The entire team will take great pride in reading your review. Visit again soon won't you? Kind regards, Leanne
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We booked this hotel, as one night stopping point on our drive from Syndney to Brisbane. It did the trick. We were challenged with finding something at a decent cost for one night, so we paid more for this place, but in all fairness, it was three bedroom condo, so if split by 3
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Response from Work E, General Manager at Mantra Aqua
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing Mantra Aqua Resort for your night in Port Stephens Erin, and for your comprehensive review. We would love to welcome you back if you are ever back in our corner of paradise. Best wishes, Leanne
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Stayed 3 nights with friends. The apartment was beautifully set out with lots of room. Our beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms spacious. Lovely view of the pool from the balcony and pool area was nice. The spa could use more seating in it but was lovely and warm
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Response from Work E, General Manager at Mantra Aqua
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Karen! It was our pleasure to be your host and we greatly appreciate the lovely feedback. We will hope to welcome you and your friends again in the near future. Kind regards, Leanne
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Not a very nice relaxing couch to sit on
Beds, two pushed together for queen.
1 of 3 bedrooms
Cocktail on the Balcony
Dolphins all year round. Whales march to sept is the best.
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Hello Teash, Thank you for your enquiry and I am happy to advise there are 2 allocated car spaces for the 3 Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse so the third car will be able to go into one of the many visitors spaces and will not be a problem. I hope this helps and feel free to contact us again any time.
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"be sure to get a discount rate....not worth the value in peak season"
"If you don't want the noise, ask for an out-looking room. Not sure what you will be looking at but the noise will be less."
"Stay away from rooms overlooking pool , best rooms in middle of resort and on 3rd floor."
"Away from the noisy pool area unless you have kids which you want to just send off to the pool as many parents seem to do."
"Ask for a room away from the pool, a lot quieter."
USD 158 - USD 444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
mantra aqua hotel nelson baymantra aqua nelson bay
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastlePort StephensNelson Bay
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