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“Family retreat”
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Vacation Village
Ranked #21 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Family retreat”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Its an oldie but a goodie. Rooms very neat & tidy. Every thing that you need for cooking. Good size fridge & freezer. Barbeques outside as well. Great playground for kids right next to the tennis court, so we actually got to have a game. Squash & tennis rackets available but we took our own, just made it a little easier. There is a kids room & teens room & an adults room. Free pool table, ping pong, lawn bowls, giant chess, shuffle board, putt putt golf, swimming pool, spa. The downstairs rooms opened onto the grassed yard which the kids couldnt get out off, what a great idea. If you have kids try to get a downstairs room towards the number 1 rooms as this is closest to the playground but dont worry if you are at the other end as that is the putt putt golf end. This is a very family friendly place to stay. You can walk out to the river & throw a line in. We caught enough for tea one night. So take your fishing gear with you. They even had a resident Koala in the tree outside our window, very cool

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Classic H, Manager at Vacation Village, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Hi mtm_10,

It certainly sounds like you had an enjoyable stay with us! We’re glad you and your family were able to make the most of our facilities. We pride ourselves on operating a very family-friendly resort, we hope you’re able to return for another visit soon!
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We had the best time - with 5 kids under 8 - believe it or not Vacation village provided the opportunity for Mum and Dad to relax. So many activities to keep the kids busy swings, pool, spa, games room, mini golf etc - every day was an adventure. The kids loved being at the village in the morning and late afternoon while during the day there was so much to do in Port Macquarie. Accommodation was so clean and everythhing you could need especially appreciated the beatutiful crisp white sheet and laundry facilities so no big bags of dirty clothes at the end of the holiday- we loved it and will be coming back

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Classic H, Manager at Vacation Village, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
FlissD40
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you were able to relax while the kids played. We look forward to seeing you next year when you come to stay again. Please let us know if we can help you with your next booking.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

stayed at vacation village in feb 2013. weather not to bad but the apartment was excellant.the staff were helpful.
the maneger phil was excellant. would reconmend this resort to anyone to stay there.
we will be returning to that resort at a later date.
thanks to the staff .
ben and rita from england.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Classic H, Manager at Vacation Village, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Hi Bentaylorbt,

We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent visit with us at Vacation Village. Thankyou so much for your recommendation and we look foward to see you again very soon.
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

This was a last minute booking and it was made during October school holiday season. We managed to score a 2 bedroom villa for a very cheap price so of course we had quite minimal expectations.

Well we were very surprised. The room was one of the cleanest and most comfortable I have stayed in for a long time. The kitchen and bathrooms had been tastefully modernised. The two bedrooms were spacious and each had an ensuite! The Kitchen had everything one needed for for a self catering holiday and all was well maintained.

We had a ground floor Villa which stepped out into the large fenced resort grounds. The grounds were well kept, and adults and children alike could be entertained for weeks. Heated pool, spa, two tennis courts, bowling green, mini golf, play ground, indoor squash court, games room for kids with pool table and table tennis, adults billiards room, enclosed BBQ area for group gatherings, small childrens playroom adjacent to tennis court and so the list goes on. All activites and equipment were free and easily accessed. Our two children had a great time (despite wet weather for the entire stay).

There was one down side and it could be a big one for some. Due to its riverside location and possibly the fact that this region has recently had a lot of wet weather - biting midgies were quite evident during our stay. The resort acknowledges this to be a seasonal issue and the units and balconies are well screened and repellent is provided by the resort at various locations.

Despite this we are planning another get together at this resort (but maybe during the cooler months when midgies are not such an issue).

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Vacation Village
Address: 50 Settlement Point Rd, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vacation Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Macquarie's balmy weather, sheltered beaches and historic past are a holiday makers dream. Nestled amongst nearly two hectares of beautiful gardens near the shores of the Hastings River, this is the ideal getaway for a family holiday or a relaxing escape. Vacation Village - explore nature's playground.Access to some units may not be suitable for the mobility impaired ... more   less 
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