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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This resort never disappoints. Whether i’m circumnavigating this beautiful resort whilst wading around in the amazing pool or just relaxing on the balcony, I feel like I could be in tropical North QLD. A great cost effective alternative for us Sydney-ites. Spacious neatly appointed apartments with comfortable bedding & convenient parking, this resort is central to everything beautiful Port Stephens has to offer.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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OaksPacificBlue, Manager at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We arriving at 12.20 pm room was not ready was told by sally at reception she will ring when rooms becomes available for check in.. which never happen.
At 2pm we walk back to reception collect our keys and walk towards our room.
Room size was good specious and near pool but all excitement turn off when we found hair in bathtub and shower. Inform reception and leave room for them to clean when we return after 2 hours still found hair in bathtub and shower which i clean by myself. When inform reception zoe about this situation they replied you could have informed us again.. sorry im here for holidays not to followup with housekeeping..
Secondly rooms was very dirty and dusty i have allergies with dust which turned into worst after few hours spending in rooms i found built up every where in room..
Most uncomfortable bed no mattress protector on bed i can feel zip beneath my bedsheets which keeps king bed together.
Have to see doctor early in morning not happy with service and room cleaning.
Only positive is lagoon pool. Poor staff and service

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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OaksPacificBlue, Manager at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

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We are sorry to hear of your experience at the hotel and the cleanliness of the room. This feedback will be shared with the front office and housekeeping teams.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We Stayed here for 3 nights during easter break. Two nights on and our complaint list is building to a point we feel it warranted a tripadvisor write up (we only do this when a hotel is either really good or really bad)
1. No service - the rate we paid said fully serviced accommodation. Unfortunately this cannot be more misleading. On the first night, we had no service, just a change of towels. When queried they said it's the standard service to just replace the towels, no make up of bed, cleaning of bathrooms or vacuuming. Second night, not even a change of towels. When queried they said " oh most people choose to be left alone on Easter Sunday so we offer very light (non-existent) service". When I complained about the rate we paid include fully service, they replied not a problem, I'll order a full service for you this afternoon. Why I have to ask for the standard inclusion is beyond me.
2. The key cards didn't work. On our third day, while carrying sleeping children we found our key cards did not work. We had to go back to reception to get it fixed. When I queried why it had happened and lamented at how inconvenience it is to have to come back carrying sleeping children, the front desk lady did not apologise. Instead she said the cards are temperamental and card is temperamental but she has fixed it. A sympathetic apology would have gone a long way.
3. Breakfast - crowded as, no staff to help with seating. we had to wait for more than 10 minutes circling around to find a table. Did I mention that it is exactly the same menu everyday?
4. Rooms - leaking toilet, really tiny TV
I regretted choosing this place. I read many reviews and was strongly attracted by the lagoon pool for our young kids. If you are like us, attracted by the pool, please go somewhere else. For the rate that we paid, we could have 3 bedrooms beach front holiday rental and cafe breakfast. Wrong choice for us to opt for the novelty of lagoon pool. Don't make the same mistake we made.
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Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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OaksPacificBlue, Manager at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Salamanca Bay is just a stone throw away from the Central Coast it has lots to do and see I have recommended it to all my friends and family and can't wait to return. Unfortunately there just was not enoug time to visit all there was to do and see.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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OaksPacificBlue, Manager at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the review.

We appreciate your comments, please stay longer next time so you could see the surrounds.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Everything was great. Rooms were nice and tidy, pool and atmostphere was relaxing but the bed was really uncomfortable. Two single beds put together made the sleep horrible. Woke up with a sore back!!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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OaksPacificBlue, Manager at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the review.

We appreciate the feedback and apologise that the bedding was not to your liking.

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