Star of the Sea Terrigal
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Star of the Sea Terrigal

8 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260 Australia
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Views from suite 12
Room & Suite (39)
Outdoor Heated Pool & Slide
Pool & Beach (19)

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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beach
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Tennis court
Billiards
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

8 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Norman B wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bob and Anne are always very accommodating and always looking to surpass your expectations and making you stay very relaxing and comfortable.
I have stayed in every building and in almost every outlook location, every unit has its own unique aspect. From the time you drive-in you know you your staying at a 5 five star location. Star of the Sea has been our go to destination for a luxury getaway! The Pools and Spa are always relaxing. The Pool Cafe has always delivered the most delicious meals and NOW has Cocktails on the menu too!!
Best Location, Best Service, Best Luxury Apartments.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from managementTerrigal, General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Hey Guys Thanks for the Ämazing" comments.....pleased you also enjoyed the food at the Poolside Cafe PS Anne & I are married 49 years in June.....look out 2021!!!! We are very proud of our 5 Star Status and Reputation but thank you so much for mentioning us as the best good title for a song ... Star of the Sea ..........."simply the best Cheers and Thanks bob the boss
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Phillip8789 wrote a review Oct 2022
Terrigal, Australia796 contributions490 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Locally renowned as the best resort in Terrigal, our personnel experience in staying here would fully endorse this.

We stayed here for one month in June and could not speak more highly of the resort.

Firstly, the staff were friendly, helpful and very professional in their interactions with guests.

Secondly, the units we stayed in, and there were two, in different sections of the resort, were immaculate in their cleanliness, self-contained facilities and comfort.

Additionally the amenities are excellent - tennis court, outdoor pool, indoor pool, gymnasium, BBQ area and squash court.

Whilst there is not a restaurant, there is a weekend cafe located at the outdoor pool site that offers appealing breakfast and lunch menus.

The resort is located within easy walking distance of the Terrigal CBD which abounds with food outlets.

Whilst this is a considerably expensive place to stay, the advantages of staying here more than balances the expense of doing so.

Access to the property is easy and there is adequate underground parking, free of charge.

Friends of guests are very welcome to enjoy the facilities - minimal visitor parking area available.

Certainly a 5 rating from us.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: School holidays create a rush into the Terrigal area. If booking this resort, it would be...
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 20 Oct 2022
Hey Phillip Thanks for taking the time to write such an in depth and caring comment . It means a lot to us and the staff. We are always aiming to be happy and helpful but the state and size of our units and our world class facilities make it a pleasure to host so many people....after 19 years we are over 400,000 guests. Terrigal is certainly very trendy and for us to be perched on top of the hill overlooking the beach is a great advantage hope to see you again cheers bob the boss
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Kat F wrote a review Dec 2020
26 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a pleasant stay at Star of the Sea. All staff have been friendly, trying their best for the guests.

Room 24 has fantastic views of the ocean, apartment has a good lay out and is quite comfortable.

Due to Covid, we opted to stay in and do some cooking but found the kitchen too small for the size of the apartment. The showers in the bathrooms aren’t great and require attention. The shower doors aren’t sealed properly, causing bathroom floors to puddle.

The washing machine and clothes dryer are good features but the outdoor furniture needs replacing.

The indoor swimming pool is good and the water temperature is spot on, however the outdoor pool is too small for the size of the apartment complex.

The apartments are up on a hill and only a short walk to the flagged area of the beach and main strip.

Overall, there are areas for improvement but I would still recommend the apartments for a getaway!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Hey Folks Thanks for your comments. Pleased that overall you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the ocean views. You will be please to know that from February we are replacing all showers doors in all the units unit 24 actually does have a smaller kitchen than most but i believe the new owner is going to install an Island kitchen which will make a big difference. The outdoor furniture has already been replaced. We do have 4 pools and this is normally heaps of area for our guests. There is no doubt that our location on the headland overlooking Terrigal is a great feature with an easy walk into town....look forward to your next getaway cheers Bob the Boss
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sharon b wrote a review July 2020
Sydney, Australia3 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were part of a group of 16 booked for three nights (Fri - Sun) in late July. We have recently been advised that they have cancelled our booking with less than 3 weeks notice. This was done via email not even the courtesy of a phone call. Auckland Warriors rugby league team are staying there but we were assured more than once that our booking was safe and secure as they were checking out 20/7. The latest confirmation was when we attended the premises only 5 days before the cancellation advice. Management's attitude was we are sorry but nothing we can do the Warriors want to stay on. Our booking has been in place early December 2019. Just not good enough. Would not stay there on principal. Management obviously can't be trusted
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Date of stay: July 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't rely on a confirmed booking
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 8 July 2020
There is absolutely no doubt that we understand the disappointment. When we were offered the Warriors booking to commence late May no one had any idea how long the lock down for travel would be in Australia. We also weren't sure how long the team would need to stay at Star of the Sea. We certainly were led to believe that the entire booking would be finished by the 20th July, The moment we were told by the NRL in early July that their stay was to be extended due to the fear of a 2nd wave of the virus we contacted all bookings with an extensive explanatory E Mail. It was very gratifying that the vast majority congratulated us on getting the booking and wished us well and that they would re book when things settled down. However the above comments refer to your long standing booking for 3 units so we do understand your complaints. We were able to get 3 x 3 bedroom units in Terrigal at the Amalfi Building but as is your right you did not want this alternate accommodation. We also offered everyone who had to be cancelled an upgrade and significant discount if they booked at another time.. We are very proud of our reputation and having taken over the last 17 years approximately 45,000 bookings and cancelling no more than 50 due to a variety of genuine reasons we are very hurt to be publicly classified as that Management cannot be trusted....however it has been a rare opportunity to host so many people many of whom have become genuine and long term friends and will continue to be so. Regards bob the boss
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Hello1324 wrote a review May 2022
Newcastle, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another amazing stay in our home-away from-home, we have been back to these beautiful units many times and look forward to it every year.

First class facilities, in an awesome location with exceptional staff, Bob the Boss, Anne and Kirsty always make us feel so welcome and look after our every need/want.

Traveled with a group of 11 ladies, we had two separate units 48 & 49, with plenty of room to spread out.

Recommend for trips of groups of friends or love also staying as a group of three generations of my family. Something to do for everyone.

Three swimming pools, one indoor heated. Two outside one heated with slippery dip going down to an outdoor spa and if you want more peace & quiet away from the groups of children there is also a tropical pool hidden away.

The Poolside cafe is very convenient for Breakfast, lunch, cocktails,coffees, with room service or purchase their beautiful platters if you do not want to cook.

Tennis court, squash court and Gym for those of us that like to keep active. Pool table, library and table tennis for some fun. As I said something for everyone.

Plenty of walks to do, whether you want an intensive workout or gentle stroll down to the beach and a shop at the lovely boutiques in Terrigal, restaurants, pub or Rugby Club straight across the road which had fabulous service & food.

Our group of girls had amazing in room massages by the wonderful Mari & Louise. Just what we needed to relax into our stay.

We had 2 hours of fun doing paintings with Rose and Renoir in our beautiful unit on a rainy Sunday afternoon, a couple of champagnes, cheese and bickies, finding our inner artist, with loads of laughs.

Can't wait for my next stay in October as a mini school reunion and November with my beautiful family, who don't like being left behind as they know how amazing Star of the Sea is.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms have wonderful ocean, part ocean or garden views.
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 18 June 2022
Well what can I say? We could not hope for a better comment from very special return time & time again guests. The summation of our service and facilities is very much appreciated. Great to see a mention of our new Poolside Cafe and also the In House Massages and more recently the Rose & Renoir Art Classes which are a lot of fun . It is interesting that one of our biggest markets is Ladies Escapes and don't our women deserve a break for all the work they do over the years bringing up the kids. Looking forward to seeing you all again in the near future...again many thanks for your continued support cheers bob the boss
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Sarah wrote a review Apr 2021
Newcastle, Australia48 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights for my sisters 30th Birthday. It was so nice catching the morning sun by the pool and having a swim (and slide) before lunch. The shops, cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance.
We were given an upgrade to apartment #36, it has a gorgeous room that catches the sun through the glass roof - we named the the champagne room!
The apartment was spacious, with the main bedrooms away from the living area so it was quiet when in bed if there were some of us still up.
Thanks Bob the boss, for the welcome tour of our apartment and for your tips when it came to eating out.

Wishing I could move in permanently!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Hey Girls It was a pleasure to have you stay here. I really enjoyed having fun on the check in. The up grade came about because the Warriors needed your original 3 bedroom unit so a little bit of good luck A number of very special people have had functions in unit 36 for all the reasons you have mentioned. You are right about Terrigal ...it has become very funky & popular hope to see you all again soon cheers bob the boss
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Gary R wrote a review Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing place to stay! Each of the rooms our teams had were of the highest quality and made our skaters feel relaxed and welcome. Our athletes feedback was so great to hear.

The pools were beautifully presented as was the landscaping. The apartments were of such a high standard the teams weren’t expecting we’d get them into such a high level venue.

I believe our stay here helped keep the teams be as relaxed as possible in their downtime when they weren’t training for their events at the Australian Figure Skating Championships held in Erina. (They won two gold medals 🥇🥇and 3 silver medals 🥈🥈🥈)

Bob, I thank you and your team for maintaining this beautiful property at such a high level.

We would love to book again when we return to the area!

Gary Ramsey
QSIC
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 8 Dec 2023
Hey Gary Your comments are incredibly special to the entire management Team here at Star of the Sea. As we approach 20 years of operation to have such a caring group appreciate our Resort so much is fantstic. Your Gold Medals were a tribute to a group of people both young and old who were just so appreciative in every way I sincerely hope our paths cross again Cheers and thanks bobtheboss
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Miriam F wrote a review Aug 2020
Yagoona, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in unit 35 with a group of 6
adults and 4 children. We noticed that kids room and elderly room windows have very bad seal, both rooms were very cold especially at night with 4 degrees in a winter night.when we asked for help, they came and taped some towels on the window saying that’s the best we can do!!
Next morning no one even tried to check on us or get a feedback regarding our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Anytime a guest has a problem we are disappointed and aim to rectify the situation. In this case there was no issue on the first night of stay and we even had some harmonious interaction at the front reception. Late on the 2nd day the wind started to increase and we were informed at approximately 6pm that a breeze was getting int through a small gap in the bottom of the windows of bedrooms 3 and 4. Out caretaker went to the unit and suggested that they put the blinds down and she even went to the trouble of taping towels to the window to prevent any airflow. This issue has been reported and repaired by maintenance.. Being a penthouse unit on the top of the building the severe storm on that night created this problem. As previous excellent guests we would of expected to have discussed this with you on checkout but you left without dropping the keys off at reception. From our your previous stays you would know that we aim to do our best at all times.
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Nicole K wrote a review Nov 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spend a relaxing fun filled weekend away with 4 other families at Star of the Sea. The apartments are spacious, modern and very clean. There are plenty of activities for the kids including several pools, tennis court, games room and a basketball hoop. The property is peaceful and secure so the kids can roam around and find activities to entertain themselves. Bob and the management team are lovely and accomodating and provide fantastic customer service. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 22 Nov 2021
Hey Folks ........thanks for such a caring comment. Your description of the property is sensational and your appreciation of what we do is special Hope to see you again real soon Cheers bobtheboss
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dmhoges2601 wrote a review Mar 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a restorative weekend at Star of the Sea. From the friendly and super efficient check in with Bob, assisted by Ollie, we knew we were in for a special weekend. The accommodation was first rate, spacious, very comfortable and well equipped. It Waldo super quite at night once you closed the doors. It is an easy walk to all that Terrigal has to offer but we were more than happy to use many of the facilities on site including heated pool, pool side cafe and a very well equipped gym. We will definitely return and look forward to doing so.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had a garden room which did have quite good sea views
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Response from , General Manager at Star of the Sea Terrigal
Responded 22 Mar 2022
Thanks for such a great comment good to see young Ollie get a mention What a privilege to host such nice people who appreciate everything we do. Look forward to your next visit
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Frankie K asked a question Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Does the property accept small dogs?
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Greater Sydney, Australia
I'm going to say yes to this, as we were on the ground floor in the Haven building in unit 1.
Answer from ValueLover
Hobart, Australia29 contributions8 helpful votes
Yes there are lifts in all blocks. We stayed in a three bedroom apartment on the same level as reception and didn't need the lift.
Chadwikki wrote a tip July 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Indoor pool is fantastic "
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Phillip8789 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Terrigal, Australia796 contributions490 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"School holidays create a rush into the Terrigal area. If booking this resort, it would be advisable to book well before those holiday period"
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Hello1324 wrote a tip May 2022
Newcastle, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have wonderful ocean, part ocean or garden views."
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LoveToTravel1910 wrote a tip Mar 2022
Sydney, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The building reception is in has lovely views down the beach. Apartment 49 is lovely."
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Rose L wrote a tip Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ocean views the best."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star of the Sea Terrigal
Which popular attractions are close to Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Nearby attractions include Terrigal Beach (0.3 km), The Skillion (0.4 km), and Terrigal Boardwalk (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rhonda's, TeTa Gourmet Kitchen, and Freestate cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Star of the Sea Terrigal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Terrigal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Star of the Sea Terrigal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gosford Glyphs (13.4 km) and Bulgandry Aboriginal Engraving Site (15.1 km).
Does Star of the Sea Terrigal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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