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Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tea Gardens
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

My partner and I stayed at this property in November last year and then January and will book again for Feb.We stayed in unit 311 because a friend had stayed there once before and said it was the best unit there.
The views from the unit are fantastic,overlooking the river.you can hear the sea when your in bed at night and the unit is really clean and comfortable,there was beautiful new carpet las time we went.
This unit was protected on the balcony if there was a southerly blowing.Also an amazing amount of bird life you can watch from the balcony,especially in the evenings when they seem to all sleep over on the land across the river
The property itself has a fantastic pool and is very clean with lots of other facilities.
You can stroll down the road to lots of amazing eating places .Its only a 5 minute drive to the beach which is superb.There is amazing Sandhills and beautiful walks and it's only 2 hours from Sydney .LOVE the place!!

Room Tip: Unit 311 The Best!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Excellent place to stay! Friendly staff, fantastic rooms (ours overlooked the water) both pool and sauna were great! Top location close to restaurants and activities. Not in a loud area, would be a good choice for families. Highly recommend and use again!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Just had a two night stay on our way back to Queensland. Loved the apartment and the town. Everything at resort was so lay back and relaxing with great facilities. Would be a great place for a family to stay. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Abermain, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Perfect location on the river, beautiful apartment and pool. The manager could not have been more helpful. Easy walk along river bank to cafes and few shops, great fresh prawns from co-op. Great for the kayak and bikes.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We booked at the last moment on a whim. Stuart was excellent and gave the online price by phone. He also gave us a lovely room to celebrate our anniversary. Booking in was fine, even though we got there at midnight! It was very quiet, which we liked. Only about 8 of the 36 or so rooms were used, so we mostly had the place to ourselves. It would be a lot rowdier if there were kids and full rooms, but I suspect it would still be ok. The pool was lovely: clean and freshening with a nice light show at night. It may be a little small when full of kids splashing since it's mostly a wide lap pool. Very nice though. The room itself was clean and mostly good. The bed was two singles put together though and was a bit lumpy when snuggling up. Also, the ensuite fan came on automatically about 3 minutes after the shower started and then stayed on for 24 hours - there was no switch we found that turned it off. But really these were minor points in a lovely place.
The location is stunning - straight across from the Myall river with houseboats and canoes going up and down. It's also a short stroll to the 5-6 cafes that Tea Gardens has on the river bank. We had breakfast both mornings and watched a local artists painting beautiful naturescapes as we ate. Very relaxing.
And lastly we sampled the large sauna after a day out paddling and it was very nice to relax down there before returning to the room and hitting the largish spa in the ensuite.

For the price we had - $165/night - it was 5 stars. If paying higher rates, as a suggestion for additional things to take this from a 4.5 star to a five-star experience, perhaps something could be found in the room on checkin - a voucher for local cafe, chocs, or a bottle of something.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dural, Australia
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97 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We were there for the October long weekend. We are 2 mature couples. However, this is a great property for all ages. The pool is magic for the kids - with its own little beach. The apartments are a good size, well equipped, clean and tidy and those above the ground floor have a view of the river from the large balconies. If you are a family, the queen bed and 2 singles would be good. If you are 2 couples like us, then ask for the 2 queen bed option as we did. This property is quite a surprise for a bit of a backwater like Tea Gardens. It's in a great location (only 2.5 hours from Sydney), close to good restaurants, very well presented (the pool and the gardens), clean and spacious, a lift to all floors and plenty of undercover locked up parking. The beaches are a couple of kms away. We would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: There are different bedding configurations in each apartment. Be sure to ask for what you need.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Kenthurstian
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

Stayed at the boathouse resort for 4 nights in September school holidays. Fantastic 2 b/room apt. on the top floor, great kitchen if you need to cook for yourself, 2 bathrooms & laundry in the 2nd bathroom. The security parking is great as is the security for the whole place. Terrific waterfront walk to the local shops hotel & restaurants. Good views from all the rooms, staff were very nice & efficient. Also 2 large flat screen TV's, beds were very comfortable and a huge balcony with table & chairs (great place to eat). Would not hesitate to recommend to anybody. Stewart the manager was very helpful .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens

Property: Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens
Address: 21 - 23 Marine Dr, Tea Gardens, New South Wales 2324, Australia (Formerly Oaks Boathouse Tea Gardens)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Tea Gardens
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tea Gardens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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