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“Right in the Heart of Nelson Bay”
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The Nelson Resort
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Right in the Heart of Nelson Bay”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Stayed here recently for a work trip, and was impressed. Clean, well-presented hotel, close to the main shopping strip and Marina restaurants in Nelson Bay. Loved the fact that each room had a balcony, and that the standard room came with microwave, electric frying pan and a cupboard full of crockery, as well as generous portions of tea / coffee / sugar. Certainly would make life easier if you were holidaying with young children. Breakfast menu at reception was excellent - the natural museli and the big healthy breakfast come highly recommended.

The main road is quite noisy and the rooms don't have double glazing, so if you're a light sleeper, ask for a room at the back of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Our night at The Nelson Resort was lovely.
The check in was quick with nice friendly staff.
The room was great with gorgeous views to the marina.
The bed and pillow were perfect for a great nights rest.
Will stay here again next at beautiful Nelson Bay

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Stopped in just for an over night on the way to Sydney. Quite new, super comfy king size bed and clean and tidy. Decent size TV no squinting needed...and a good shower head. New Coffee bar down stairs looked nice but didn't try the coffee. Service from the lady at front counter was warm and friendly.

$150 a bargain

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Was here for one night for special anniversary and was spoiled with wine and chocolate!! There was a nice suprise on the bed upon entering with a big love heart on it! The room was very clean,everything worked perfectly(book a room with a spa!).Amenities were great,my partner loved the soap. Parking is free but becareful parking on lower level has steep ramp(I scratched my bumper).Free wifi for two devices worked flawlessly(24 hr session). The pool and tennis courts were good fun.Most Importantly the staff were so friendly and helpful. Thankyou!!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The friendly service at The Nelson Resort is something special and rather unusual these days offering more than is expected. Their Little Nell restaurant is a delight too. They have an imaginative menu using fresh local produce in a comfortable and attractive setting. The rooms are very pleasant. They seem to have thought of everything to make guests comfortable. The larger than usual swimming pool has a great setting and there are lots of activities to choose from including a tennis court, Gym and bikes for hire and the marina, restaurants and shops a couple of minutes walk away. Some comments has said it is noisy but they must have been unlucky as we had no trouble.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We booked an apartment - it was clean, modern, well equipped, great view, quiet, plenty of parking, amazing breakfast choice, a pool and wonderful staff - we couldn't have been more pleased with our choice.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

I was expecting a resort style place, modern look. NOPE! The place felt like a motor inn or motel. The key to the room is still metal key. The decor is dated and has an old smell to it.
The only good thing is the place is super close to the mariner, you can find food and people within a close proximity. The staff are very nice which made the stay bearable.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Nelson Resort
Address: 3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia (Formerly Nelson Lodge Motel)
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nelson Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nelson is a small boutique resort in the centre of all the action that make Port Stephens great. Walk to the marina, beach, shops, cafes and cinema! Plus we have a heated pool, super cool cafe with Suspension coffee, plus free tennis and sauna! ... more   less 
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