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Peninsula Nelson Bay

52 Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315 Australia
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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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Nyaradzai G wrote a review Jan 2024
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The place is in a good location and quite spacious rooms. the traffic noise at night was overwhelming. Used to be a 4 star maybe 10years ago but not anymore. Definitely in need of a good cleaning and touch up mostly in the bathroom area. The TV was switching on and off by it self and it's the oldest I have seen in a long time. The front desk staff not so friendly/welcoming.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't stay in the rooms facing the main road if you are not used to traffic noise.
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Peter wrote a review Nov 2023
Castle Hill, Australia6 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent budget hotel. Very clean roomy and well maintained. Good position close to beach and RSL club. Very impressed with our stay. Only one night and will definitely come back. Would recommend this hotel for a short stay. Only issue is the top floor is only accessed by stairs.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Ambassador502436 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very very ordinary. Mould in the bathrooms, carpets obviously not vacuumed, blow flies in the sliding window and door sills, poorly maintained,even the paint job was slapped up...it simply doesnt live up to its price bracket.. but Putting the poor value for money issue aside i felt slightly embarrassed for the management who either didn't care or were oblivious to the idea of a positive customer experience. A business model or just squeezing the last $$ out of a building that is sadly at the end of its life and waiting to be redeveloped? The last little bit of salt in the wound was the laminated sign in the kitchen( a kitchen that didnt seem to have hot water or dish washing liquid provided by the way). The friendly note threatens another hundred if you dont (more like cant) washup your dishes....Sick joke?
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leonie E wrote a review Sept 2023
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Advertised with restaurant, breakfast and coffee. Huge draw card for me as carer of a husband with dementia and on walking stick. Not advised restaurant closed when I’d rung to confirm 2 weeks prior. Upsetting and very disappointed on arrival. Refused to contemplate refund and very rude receptionist. Still advertising open functioning restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Graham F wrote a review Aug 2023
Hoppers crossing48 contributions58 helpful votes
Had to call owner at 2.30 am to quieten 2 drunken drug effected men because of noise and bad language keeping me awake.As soon as the owner left it was back on again.Something I didn’t need after a long drive .I think they live there,give this place a miss
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie K wrote a review Mar 2023
Aviemore, United Kingdom137 contributions102 helpful votes
Just had a lovely holiday here. The rooms,all though dated,were immaculate. The manager/host was very friendly and chatty chap ,just what you want.It was very quiet and in a perfect position for a return holiday from scotland to see family and friends.Unfortunetly,the resturant wasnt open,due to no staff,as im in the hospitality industry,im well aware of the staffing problems,such a shame,but wasnt a problem,nelson bay has some extremely fine resturants around EVERYWHERE anyway.The only advice i would give,is having a room safe put into rooms,would of been perfect.Can i also add,having a small milk (instead of those tiny tubs)was a brilliant move,and plenty of coffee also,made my stay even better.So 9/10 is my svore Peninsula,WELL DONE
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 28 Apr 2023
Thank you for your lovey feed back . pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. JULIE.
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misstiatokyo wrote a review Dec 2022
Runaway Bay, Australia127 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit which was nice but lots of stairs inside and out. It was fairly clean but not excellent. Good for a big family to stay in the 2 bedroom apartments as there is plenty of space. No view of the water, set back from the main area.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KevinMatt wrote a review Oct 2022
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom289 contributions79 helpful votes
If I had to rate the staff it would be a straight 5/5. Excellent service and so helpful. Room large with a very comfortable king sized bed. Sofa (sofabed) was difficult to sit comfortably on as the cushions seem to have lost all their support. Could have made better use of the space in the room and it would benefit from a lick of paint and some of the furniture repaired or replaced. To be honest when I booked this, I expected roughly what I got, but being on a long trip we have stayed at far better places for less. In both Australia and New Zealand. Final comment, the guest services book, I appreciate you need to advise customers of additional charges for bad behaviour, damage etc but this book just goes over the top about them, in not very friendly language. There's even a bit about EVICTION and a final stern warning, on your way out, about fines if you forget to leave the TV remote!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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francesca082 wrote a review July 2022
'Sydney, Australia368 contributions80 helpful votes
A huge plus was they offered a full cancellation up to the day before arrival if the trip had to be cancelled or postponed. Goodo. The room was clean and the bed was fine. The general air was of a cinderella in limbo: a godmotherly wand might appear to refix bathroom floor tiles, to re-attach powerpoints to the wall, to dim the rattle of the bathroom fan, to replace the wobbly bedlamp...did somebody say Prince Handyman? I'm not quite sure why the room closest to the office was allocated to us...the place was almost unoccupied on our first night. Anyway, cleanliness was enough to cheer us through the stay. And the aircon did work, hooray. Whilst the telly remote was a bit temperamental...and the absence of toaster or microwave seemed a tad stingy. But well done to Peninsula for being in Nelson Bay during a fab weather week.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Room 111 was okay but bare of usual handy things: toaster, microwave, working bedlamp...and...
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Nick M wrote a review June 2022
Frenchs Forest, Australia890 contributions292 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night, that’s enough time to spend here. To its credit it was the cheapest place in Nelson Bay when we stayed. The second good point is it’s close to the Diggers, just a five minute walk away. It’s nothing special, but you can sleep and have a shower.
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AU$156 - AU$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
peninsula nelson bay, nelson bay peninsula
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Peninsula Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastlePort StephensNelson Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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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.