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Marina Resort

33 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315 Australia
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#10 of 14 hotels in Nelson Bay
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Marina Resort is a great place to stay to experience Port Stephens. Centrally located in the heart of beautiful Nelson Bay, this traditional, family friendly hotel has magnificent views over the local harbour. Marina Resort is conveniently located near all of Port Stephens' major tourist attractions. Dolphin/Whale Watch Cruises, Restaurants, Cafes and the scenic waterfront are all just a 5 minute stroll down the road. This recently refurbished 44 room hotel offers spacious comfort with great views of the bay, excellent evening dining in the 4th floor restaurant and a great hot/cold all-you-can eat buffet breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Fishing
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Steam room
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Marina View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, German
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Theresa V wrote a review Jan 2024
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The building does not look appealing but the room we stayed in was pretty large and clean. My family of 4, including 2 teenagers, was very satisfied with the facilities and the warm welcome of all staff: we had fresh linens and towels almost daily, the staff was always cheerful and very helpful, the facilities were clean and functioning. We had a balcony looking to the beach and the city, which was the view we needed to chill. The room we stayed looked exactly the photos on the website. The location is a walking distance to all the beach / restaurants / Woolies.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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TRossiter wrote a review Apr 2023
Morisset, Australia124 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a lovely room on the second floor with a large balcony and views of the bay. Whilst the building is older our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff were accommodating, professional and efficient. It was great value for money. We will stay again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sheryl S wrote a review Mar 2023
Innisfail, Canada117 contributions70 helpful votes
OVERPRICED! This is a very old hotel that needs to be renovated. The carpet is old, dirty, stained and thread bare in places. Toilet has broken knobs and is wobbly on base. Shower head needs to be cleaned or replaced as water only comes on some of the holes. Couch is old, worn out and stained. The upside is the bed was comfortable, but probably needs to be replaced soon In general this is an old tired hotel
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you do decide to stay at this property make sure to stay on 3rd floor or above for views. And...
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Rebecca P wrote a review Mar 2023
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Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! We had booked for 6 nights based on photos posted by so called resort. These photos are fake and do not represent the dungeon that we entered. The place was filthy from used soap and hair in bathroom to massive stains on the Lounge and bedding, food caked on teaspoons and the revolting smell of dampness. To top it off the staff were rude and defensive when approached. We canceled our stay and would NOT RECOMMEND!!!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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pho0pkins wrote a review Oct 2022
Blackheath, Australia160 contributions70 helpful votes
Highly disappointed in this hotel advertised as a 4star which it certainly isn't check in was very slow and our room we had booked was given to someone else luckily the room next door was vacant so we had that also advertised is safe and hair dryer in the room which weren't there had to go out and buy a hairdryer the room is spacious and clean bed is comfy breakfast there was plenty to choose from but not the best we really didn't enjoy it l'm sure if you look you will find better places in Nelson Bay for the same money
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Date of stay: October 2022
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nekitel01 wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia27 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was on an elevated floor and had great views of the water. The manager and staff were exceptional and more that helpful. They stored our excess baggage when asked and I would recommend this stay to anyone. There is ample parking and it is short 5 minute walk to all shops and amenities.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Very quiet and spacious. Great views from balcony. Short walk to shops.
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Lex wrote a review Feb 2022
Main Beach, Australia37 contributions29 helpful votes
Clean but needs a major renovation. It was nice having a balcony overlooking the water and the marina in the distance. Easy parking in several areas. However it is expensive for what is offered. Will not return.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BPinOz wrote a review Apr 2021
Port Macquarie, Australia363 contributions91 helpful votes
The building has been around for a while, and it shows. That said, age can be a good characteristic - our room had plenty of space, the bed was comfortable, and the supplies (shower gel etc) were in perfectly good condition. The staff were uniformly pleasant and helpful with advice on where we might eat in the evening. The restaurant was not operating for dinner (the chef was out of action), but provided a reasonable breakfast at a reasonable price over the weekend. All in all, a worthwhile visit for a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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travelhappy15 wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia123 contributions100 helpful votes
Our group was lucky to get five rooms over a weekend. The rooms are basic, but very large and clean with lovely views over the marina. We were able to have one breakfast at the hotel, but the facilities are quite limited. Everyone on the desk during our stay was helpful and we were able to easily access the marina and the main shopping area without using the cars.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the marina.
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694evan wrote a review Dec 2020
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions18 helpful votes
Absolutely overpriced for this accommodation. Shower gel had gone off, smelt terrible. Reception staff members do not bother to ever acknowledge you or say hello. Dusty under glass on table tops. Dirty fridge shelves, not clean. Good location.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$189 - AU$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
port stephens marina hotel nelson bay
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastlePort StephensNelson Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Marina Resort?
Nearby attractions include D'Albora Marinas (0.3 km), Splash Waterpark (0.2 km), and Artisan Collective Port Stephens (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marina Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Marina Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marina Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Marina Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marina Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Little Nel Cafe, Sandpipers Restaurant, and Nice Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marina Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marina Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Marina Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marina Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Chinese.