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The Nelson Resort
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Impressed”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed one night for our anniversary and loved it. I was very impressed by the room, very modern decor, clean and functional. Really comfy bed and pillows. We ordered a cheese board and that was presented very nicely with a bottle of wine. Great location, easy walk to everything. Cafe does great coffee and I can recommend the Eggs Benedict, yummy. I would most definitely say there again and stay more than one night next time.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alencon, France
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Situated in the heart of Nelson bay, a 5 minute stroll to the harbour for the whale watching tour and to the restaurants for eating in the evening. The pool was outside but very warm so we could use it in July. Staff very friendly. Room very comfortable, great bed, very quiet WIFI, Foxtel , super place to stay and good value for money.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Great place

Asked for and received an early check in

Rooms impeccably clean

Foxtel, wifi, room service, awesome, friendly, helpful staff

Not so great re water views on room we were in - I think the 2 bedroom unit has the balcony over looking the water - we looked over the pub and street, had partial water views - but to be fair that was stated in the description

Hot water in shower was awesome - great, wide shower heads

They have a cafe attached to the resort which we did not try, but every time we walked past it was full and the coffee smelt Amazing

Heated pool that you can swim in in winter

Will be returning

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Penshurst, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Our family enjoyed our stay at this resort, the kids thought the pool was really good. We had a three bedroom apartment for our family of five which was spacious & comfy ofcourse this was at a cost which I guess is to be expected. Guess we stayed one less night to afford this luxury

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous winter weekend. All the staff were very friendly. The room was very modern & clean ( which is very important to us). Great comfy bed. Good size shower. Great location. We would definitely stay again. Little Nel Cafe was outstanding. (Thats a different review)

Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed a few nights in an apartment at this resort. All the staff were welcoming and pleasant to deal with, the room was spacious and clean with a fresh modern decor. It had a well appointed kitchenette, the king size bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of extra blankets. There was some road noise as the apartment faced onto a main road, however the resort is conveniently located to the main shopping area and the marina so there was no need to drive once we had arrived. The Little Nel cafe on site is excellent and the pool area looked great though we didn't use it. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed here overnight in an apartment. Welcoming reception staff handed us a dining suggestion booklet and a book of things to do in the area (most helpful). Our room had been recently renovated in clean fresh colours and, of course, was spotlessly clean. The bed was SO comfortable. The bathroom toiletries were top notch and smelled very nice. The only down side was the cars in the early morning on the road passing by. We had a nice meal at the Seabreeze Hotel next door.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Nelson Resort

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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