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52 Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315 Australia
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#8 of 15 in Nelson Bay

Peninsula Nelson Bay is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Nelson Bay, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity to Gan Gan Lookout (1.9 mi), guests of Nelson Bay Peninsula can easily experience one of Nelson Bay's most popular landmarks.

Free internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Peninsula Nelson Bay offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a sun terrace, baggage storage, and newspaper. Guests of Nelson Bay Peninsula are also welcome to enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Travellers looking to enjoy some oyster can head to Little Beach Boathouse, Seabreeze Hotel, or Wharf Restaurant Cocktail Lounge & Bar. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Chinese restaurant such as Fusion at the Bay, Peninsular Restraunt, or Tin Tin Eatery.

If you are interested in exploring Nelson Bay, check out a lighthouse, such as Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve.

Enjoy your stay in Nelson Bay!

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Charles Hughes wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Peninsula Motel as part of an anniversary visit to Nelson Bay. The one-bedroom suite was much more spacious than I had expected and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location, while quiet at night, was wiithin walking distance of the local RSL Club for dinner. We'll be back next time we visit the area.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
imogenAustralia wrote a review Feb 2022
Sydney, Australia29 contributions53 helpful votes
To call itself a 4 star is a disgrace. Sign says breakfast - no breakfast, no room service, no housekeeping, no phones in rooms despite a notice of how to use phones. When we called reception from our mobiles 5 x , nobody answered. Room with a view was the main road outside. Streams of people walking through reception unmasked. Just awful and expensive. Never again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Running far wrote a review Jan 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Paid $539 for a single night for a 2bdrm apartment to sleep up to 6 adults. Apartment 306 which the front desk guy said is not usually rented out- first red flag. He also apologised that the couch was worn and said this hadn't been fixed yet as they'd just bought the hotel- 2nd red flag. We aren't sure where 2 of the 6 adults were supposed to sleep...only 4 beds total. The pleather lounges were shedding so much black pleather chunks, on us and on the floor, it was shedding worse than a Labrador in Spring. The downstairs AC made noises...but that's it. No air was getting conditioned on its watch, its days of cooling air passed by many, many years ago. The entertainment amenities were vintage, and by that I mean included a grey plastic unit which had a tape deck, wait I mean a double tape deck - wow that's maybe why it's 4 stars?! - note; remember to bring your favourite 80's mix tape. There was a charming golden urn, we worried that asomeone had mistakedly left a loved one behind, and amped up our respect level but on closer inspection found a $34.95 price tag still on the base. Way too much - they were fully ripped off with this decor purchase. Many cracks in the walls, floors, tiles, but surprisingly not the windows. The windows were very grimy and either missing screens or had broken ones. The curtains have options, the options are you can adjust them to block the sun on either the left or the right- because they don't cover full width of glass. The carpet needs painting, yep that's all I can think of doing to hide the extensive mould and icky stains. Id recommend a black paint to cover the larger mouldy stains. My 9yo could not operate the TV remote and found it had no batteries, so resourceful as he tends to be, he checked all the other remotes in the room and found they were mostly also lacking. The restaurant is closed. Phew. I think that's for the best. My friends, there are healthier options out there, please protect your sanity and your wallet and take those.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Anne M wrote a review Nov 2021
Dubbo, Australia4 contributions
We booked a 6 night stay at Port Stephens and were really looking forward to some respite near the water. We found this hotel that looked pretty good, and checked we'd booked a wheelchair accessible room. We received a message confirming it was.... IT WAS NOT! The bedrooms AND bathroom were ALL upstairs. We could have made do, but without even a bathroom downstairs, we had to cancel our 6 night stay. Both TripAdvisor and booking.com were wrong. The staff were very gracious and allowed us a full refund but it left us without accommodation at 8pm on a Friday night. I would, however, give 5 stars for their Chinese Restaurant. The food was piping hot and beautiful. Some of the nicest Chinese food I've had.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: The rooms at the front of the hotel are 2 story and lots of stairs.
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maurzzie wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions11 helpful votes
Well we were staying there for a week, work this out we got given the worst room , looking out to brick wall , remember we payed for a week , would you think you get the best room , it was tining its very old and dated . Any way we stayed in for a few days then , went and spoke to the respetion lady , she was so nice & said come with me pick a room she was so sorry , guess what its not her FAULT MANGEMENT FAULT .So we go a nice room over looking the pool . Thanks to that lovely lady . Well the pool looks good , l almost fall in as it has got no bar to hold on to , also it was frezzing , there should have solo heating to get it homer than that . My feet went blue no joke . Qlus very unsafe pool . The staff every where , were amazing . The hotel mangement need to look after peole who stay long , as there the ones who have spent the most . The chinise was great , also great staff. Sad about the room & pool is safty promblem as well .
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Ask for a nice room near the pool , be safe around the pool . Dont let them give you room 102
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Chelsea B wrote a review Apr 2021
Terrigal, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Loved staying here on our trip to Nelson bay. A great room and extremely clean which is super important! We also had a great experience with Suzanne from reception who looked after us. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Peter G wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed there twice. The rooms are fine -- good value for money. Location is good also. The staff have been particularly helpful to me, and I appreciate this a lot. It makes a big difference. I would certainly stay there again, given how helpful they were. Thanks all round. The restaurant is also very good. The only reason I take it to 4 stars rather than 5 is the ominous sign warning that the showers can set off the smoke detectors, causing all sorts of problems, if the bathroom door is not closed. I very much hope this might be fixed (please?).. With new smoke detectors that can handle steam? But I'd stay there again, braving the smoke detectors if I have to.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Maurice wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Rooms are well set out and clean, staff are very friendly and helpful. Situated in a good location, 5 minute walk to Little beach and about a 15 minute walk to to either Shoal bay or Nelson Bay. Second time we've stayed here. Highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2021
1 Helpful vote
RAMANJIT K DHANOA wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Will not recommend anyone to stay at this dodgy apartments. They will try to rip you off for everything without even notifying you, so be very careful. Staff doesn't want to provide any service at all but they make sure they rip you off once you checked out. Photos on their website are deceiving as you dont get anything similar when you enter the room. I would not recommend this place for your accommodation at all. We stayed in room number 308 from 28th Nov to 01/12/2020 and paid $1500. It was annoying to find out when they charged us extra for leaving used towels in bathroom, like seriously?? Total Rip off
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Boof1 wrote a review Dec 2020
83 contributions77 helpful votes
I booked a room with this motel and had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. The motel has a policy that they will take your accomodation costs out 72 hours before you arrive and in turn you must give the same amount of notice when cancelling. BE AWARE OF THIS. This motel took my accomodation costs out well before this time and even though I rang well within their stated cancellation policy time to cancel I am still fighting to get a refund on my accomodation costs 3 days later. When I rang the motel to enquire about the problem I spoke to the very abusive, rude receptionist who stated that she was the manager and was well within her rights to do what she had done and would not let me talk or try to ask questions at all and then she hung up on me!!! There are much better places to stay in Nelson Bay .
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
3 Helpful votes
USD 83 - USD 138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Peninsula Nelson Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve (0.8 km), Fly Point (0.6 km), and Splash Waterpark (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Beach Boathouse, Inner Light Tearooms, and Authentic Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Peninsula Nelson Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tanilba House (15.6 km) and Johnny's Well (8.2 km).
Is Peninsula Nelson Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.